James was born to James and Mary Parker Whitcomb in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Province on 19 August 1697.
....James Whitcomb, son of James, was b. at Scituate, 21 Aug., 1697, and d. at Western (now Warren), in 1763. His twin brother, Nathaniel Whitcomb, was b. two days earlier, 19 Aug., 1697, and d. at Hardwick, 18 March, 1772. Both resided several years in Rochester. Before he was thirty-four years old, James Whitcomb had four wives, three of whom were cousins to each other, as mentioned in the text:.
Mercy, daughter of Deacon Samuel Winslow, 15 Aug., 1721;
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with James by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with James: