Tracy, What I have is a book on the descendants of Milton Simmons, who was married to Elizabeth James. It appears that your Hiram and my Mary Elizabeth James were brother and sisters.
Jesse Ballard James son of Joseph James and Elizabeth Ballard, b. ca. 1803 in Va. d. March 1861 in Ozark co. killed by bushwackers. There are 2 marriage records returned by John Barnes in Monroe Co.,Ind. for Jesse James. 4 May 1820 to Rebecca Givens and 10 Jan. to Rebeccan Gibson. We are assuming this is a mistake the minister made in his returns and Jesse married Rebecca Gibson on one of those dates. Second marriage was to Elizabeth Campbell on 2 June 1856 in Springfield, Mo. Her first husband was a Benge, 2nd to a Bridges and 4th Harry Clark. The following have been proven as children of Jesse Ballard James. Some have named Susan, Garrett, and Rebecca (Betty), who was also known as Mary Elizabeth, but in documents I have she only signed Elizabeth James Pierce.
Children 1st wife:
Lucinda James b. ca. 1826 Ind. m. Ira Brisco ca. 1844 Mo.
Joseph T. H. James b. ca. 1827 Ind. d. in Civil War.
William M. James b. 11-16-1830. d. 6-15-1915 in Mo.
Rachel Jane James b. ca. 1832 Ind. m Jackson Freeman ca. 1848.
John Ballard James b. ca. 1835 Ark, m Catherine Driskell 6-10-1858 Ozark County, Mo. d. during Civil War
Hiram Lewis James, b. 2-24-1844 Mo. m Julia Ann Freeman 9-22-1867 Douglas County, Mo.
2nd wife ?
James P. James b. 4-9-1857 Ozark County, Mo. d. 1873 age 16
Nancy Ann P. James b. 12-21-1859 Ozark Co. Mo. m. Jesse Ballard James, son of William and Phoebe Perkins James. #49 above.
I also have some census records for some of the various James as well. I remember you saying something about one of the cousins killing another one. Joseph T. James'daughter was Nancy James apparently married a Blackburn and was charged with murder. Jesse B. and Elizabeth James, Mina James, John Williams, and John Blackburn and Thomas Wesbgano posted her bail but I can't find anything further. Hope this helps, I don't know who Julia Freeman's parents were. Do you? Let me know. Susan firstname.lastname@example.org