I am trying to put together my family history for both sides, mother and father. I can get as far back as Michael Yankee m.Sidney Graves in 1827. Mandeville Elliott and Marinda Young who died 1889 in WA.Co.KY
The James side is Henry Francis "Frank" James married Susan Gabbard who had Jesse B James, my grandpa. Edward "Ned" Gabbard and Mary Elizabeth Jones had Sarah Ann Gabbard who became my grandma.
All were born in KY. James families moved in all directions. Most Yankey and Elliott families stayed in KY living in various counties.