I have documentation, South Carolina Birth certificate, 1828, for James MacFarlane Pratchard. The paper trail doesn't exist until census, Tenn. 1950,
1960, 1970, the year he died in Chatanooga Tennessee, buried in Brainerd Cemetery, Hamilton County, Tennessee. His brother John died in Civil war.
His wife was Nancy Maysey or Mace.,born in Walker ,GA. His mother Elizabeth was widowed and lived in Walker , GA.