James D. Silman family history
James Dean Silman was born in May about 1837 in Tennessee. He was the son of Benjamin F and Nancy Silman. Benjamin was born about 1805 in South Carolina. Nancy was born in Tennessee about 1814. B. F. and Nancy were married circa 1832. At the time of the 1850 census, they were living in Giles Co, Tennessee and had 5 children.