I have hit a complete roadblock in my research. My 3rd great grandfather is James A. Farmer. He was born around 1818. He married his wife Amanda Susan Brown in 1845 and they had a child together: Rosser Bonaparte Farmer in 1848. There is no mention of him in the 1850 census so I am guessing he may have died. There is a James A. Farmer that died in November 1850 in Chesterfield but the source isn't a death certificate so it does not list any additional information for me. I cannot find a marriage license that would contain more information on his parents either.
I've been able to trace the rest of my family tree easily much farther back on all sides. Just this side that seems to have very little information available. Any help would be amazing!