There an Ancestral File for John and Ruhama (Davis) Deering. Both were born in NC and died in Lawrence Co., OH. They were the parents of James Madison Deering. He married Lydia Owen as you showed. James and Lydia Deering, according to the Ancestral File, had Mary Frances Deering 18 Dec 1836 who died 26 Mar 1915. They also had John L. born 4 Jan 1838. Elizabeth A. born 16 Mar 1841, Martha A. b. 21 Mar 1845, James H. b. 7 Dec 1847 and Richard C. b. 25 Feb 1849.