I have found no documentary evidence to tell us who James’s mother and father were, but DNA evidence exists to suggest that he was the grandson of my four times great grandparents, William Warner (1789 – ?) and Hannah Benson.
That would make him, hypothetically, the nephew of my three times great grandfather, William Warner (1808 -1845). My hypothesis is that the James’s father was William’s brother, probably his older brother.
To be continued ...