James Jonathan Youngblood was married to Lear Jane Elam in Tennessee. He was born June 28, 1810 (there is two theories as to where he was born - some say Tennessee and others say England). After marrying Lear, the family migrated through Missouri and settled in Texas. Where James died September 12, 1889 in Wise County Texas. He is buried at the Hyde Cemetery with his wife - Lear, Son-in-Law Joseph Bennett Barnes and several other family members. I was fortunate in 1980 to purchase a book compiled by a descendant of James and Lears' - Mrs. Crocker that explained some of the families trials and tribulations during the settlement in Texas; this is done through a diary kept by a daughter-in-law of the Youngbloods.