James obituary can be found on DAR Index Data, it is the obituary that was printed in the Danville Reporter newspaper a few days after he died.
James name also appears on the Valley Forge Muster Roll. Serving in Weedon's Brigade, Company; Thewallt's, Regiment 14th VA, Stirling's Division. The monthly muster roll for December 1777 - "on Roll without Comment"
I would value any new information that anyone has found on James and his son Pleasant Soyars and his wife Mary Polly Coleman.
I would love, as I am sure any one would, a print or drawing of any of the Soyars.
Still hunting and looking!