The children of James & Martha Taylor West were living in a household in Van Buren co. Ar. in 1880, near their aunts & uncles who also made the move. I'd always thought James & wife died on the way or shortly after their arrival because I never found his name on any of the VanBuren county tax records. Just recently I found James in the 1880 Cherokee co. Cencus listed as a widower, so his children (who ranged in age 30 to 8)obviously made the move without him. I have read in a family account were he joined his family in Arkansas at an old age & died their. I'm trying to figure out what years he lived in Ar. & not having much luck. Any help or advice would be appreciated.