Peter Stout Benton born 1809 in Wilson County, TN (I think) married to Martha Wilhite (born 1808 also in Tennessee). I don't know where they married, but found the family listed in the 1840 census in Buchanan Co. MO. They next showed up in the 1850 census in Van Zandt Co. Texas. Their son, James D. Benton (my great grandfather) was 2 at the time. The census shows James was born in MO. Our verbal family history says James ran away from home at 16 and joined the Confederate Army. He is recorded to have served with Bourland's Regiment. He and his mother, Martha are buried in the Antioch Cemetery in Johnson County Texas.
I am looking for more information about James, His parents wherebouts during their life, and his grandparents. I have no information about either Peter's or Martha's parents. Any help will be appreciated.