Looked around... finding family names lining up later on in life in STOKES NC
;yes, I know he said he was born in TN, but I have seen census where the state of birth is listed as the same state the census was taken.
found the 1910 wash tn census
with james and victoria and onward.
i iknow james says he was bornin 1860 tn.. but you may want to check the 1880 sullivan tn census
there is james m. at age 17 showing sob as NC
along with his sister julia m... both living with sister and brother in law samuel p. nelson and his wife, their older sister, susan age 34
finding a Bulion family in Stokes NC in 1880,,, william and mary....
possible connection, since james keeps saying he is born in nc....
getting myself all discombulated here... taking a time out.