Ernie is an excellent researcher and always willing to be helpful. James is the son of Levi. He is named in John's Will and sold all of the property about 1844 at which time they all left Hawkins Co.
Nancy left at the same time and we know that because of school records. She took her children out of school about 1844. We cannot find them again until 1860 where she and sons, Wesley and Clinton are found living in Carter Co KY.
I believe Levi died in Hawkins Co TN and James took his mother to Clay Co where they are found on census report.
Apparently, James and Thomas did have a problem. Thomas moved onto the property where Nancy and Wilson had lived in 1830. Wilson had owned the property and it looks like she sold it when Wilson died. She did have control of the assets from estate record. Wilson did not leave a Will which leads me to believe something happened to him suddenly. He was a young man, probably about 37 when he died leaving his wife and young children.