Your James could be the son of my great grandfather James who was married in Lee County Illionois to Angeline Grover in 1861. I think he was probably in the Civil War because his first child wasn't born until 1865. I lost track of him in White Rock, Kansas in 1870. I have a census record. The Republic County, Kansas recorder sent me a copy of a deed for that county under the name of Alexander Maxwell and Angeline Maxwell. Since I know he was there but did not know his middle name for sure, it may be your James Alexander. If any of this makes sense to you let me know.