James was baptised on 13 Mar 1743 at Straiton, Ayrshire. His father was a John Walker and mother was Jannat Ferguson. James married Margaret Carruthers on 3 Mar 1774 in Coylton, Ayrshire. She was baptised 6 Apr 1746 at Canonbie, Dumfries-shire. Her parents were William Carruthers and Helen Armstrang and they lived at Torcoon. James and Margaret had five children that I have discovered: Jean, Janet, Agnes, James and Margaret who were born/baptised between 1772 and 1788 all at Coylton. My problem is James Walker's death. Lots and lots of trees have him dying on 5 Jul 1799; some in Ayrshire, some in Aberdeen and some in Mecklenburg, North Carolina. I suspect that the James who died on 5 Jul 1799 was the North Carolina plantation owner and (it looks like he was baptised in Aug 1744 at Peterculter, Aberdeenshire). I have seen a transcript of a will dated 1794 for him. The two men have been intertwined in so many trees, it's almost impossible to untangle them. But I can't find a death for my James Walker, at least not without spending money on Scotland'sPeople. Before I do that I thought I'd seek some help from my Top Dog friends, can anyone help?