His father moved from Pennsylvania to South Carolina when he was 6 years old, 1767. He moved to Christian Co., Kentucky in 1808 and 2 years later moved to Illinois. He served in Colonial Army in the American Revolution. He enlisted in the summer of 1778, and served as a private in Capt. John Marshall's company under Colonel Joseph Kershaw. He was captured at the Battle of Hanging Rock and was a prisoner in the Camden jail for 2 months and 19 days before being paroled. He later volunteered in Capt. Wm. Imgram's Company and served until May 1781. James
was born at Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania
, on 24 July 1761. He was the son of Robert Gaston
and Margaret Logan
. He married Catherine Creighton
at Lancaster Co., South Carolina
, on 20 March 1783. James died on 7 March 1840 at Wayne Co., Illinois
, at age 78.