Need to find parents of James, who was born -per 1870 1880 census, abt 1852 or 1858 in NC. First located him (1870) and a sister? -Mary, living in Polk Co, Tn with a Calaway York family. Don't know relations? In 1880, he is living with his wife and a couple of children in Whitfield Co, Ga. He is killed or died abt 1886 in Ark, while visiting his in-laws(only speculation). His wife goes back to Texas and lives with a John and Mary Waller - brother and sister - was told they were not related. Have turned 1860 census upside down and can not locate a James and Mary (possibly his sister), in his age range with parents. A son, b. 1880, in Ga was named James Pinckney Waller -my grandfather. Wonder if the Pinckney is a family name?
thanks for any help