Ron, did your James happen to have two sisters born around 1810 and 1813 named Mary Wilson and Sarah Jane "Sally" Porter who married Smith brothers in Jefferson County, Illinois.
Mary Wilson Porter married Miller E. Smith in 1829. Sarah Jane "Sally" married Franklin Smith also in 1829 both in Jefferson Co., Illinois. Both the Porter's and the Smith's came to Illinois from N.C..
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and they are my kin.