James was born 9 sep 1854 in Tennessee and died 16 sep 1907 in Lewisville, Lafayette, Arkansas.
A search of 1860 and 1870 census shows nothing for such a person born in TN.
He appears on the 1880 Census in De Roane, Hempstead, Arkansas.
On 28 jul of the same year he married Elizabeth J Burns in Hempstead.
By the 1900 Census in La Grange, Lafayette, Arkansas they have three children:
Hattie E Painter
Carmen E Painter
Dewey Jennings Painter
The marriage record does not show parents of bride or groom.
Census records spell name different ways
Would appreciate any info on this family!!