In the 1830 census for Limestone Alabama, he is listed with this household.
|Name:||James Willy (Witty)|
|Home in 1830 (City, County, State):||Limestone, Alabama|
|Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14:||1|
|Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19:||1|
|Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29:||1|
|Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39:||1|
|Free White Persons - Males - 60 thru 69:||1|
|Free White Persons - Females - Under 5:||1|
|Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19:||1|
|Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29:||2|
|Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59:||1|
|Free White Persons - Under 20:||4|
|Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:||4|
|Total Free White Persons:||10|
|Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored):||10|
I have looked at the Quaker Meeting Records which are intact from monthly Men's Meeting called The New Garden Monthly meeting of Guilford, NC. James Witty is noted as a birth (date unclear by the page I've saved). He also is noted to leave the meeting with his family to move to a meeting called Miami Meeting. There are two notes to this effect, the first sort of a notice that it's happening, and sending a couple of the members to see if it's true in May, 1806. The second is their report saying yes, it's true in June, 1806.
|Introduction comments for Guildford, NC monthly meeting of Quakers|
Ancestry says his wife is named Elizabeth Wells. There's a Lucrettia Witty mentioned in a will for James Wells, in Surry County, NC 25 Jan 1810. Nothing to indicate she's the same person. Just a couple of the same surnames.
The first 2 of the 5 Witty children are listed as having been born in Tennessee according to Ancestry, and the later ones born in Limestone, AL, starting with my ancestor Carrol Witty.
I have no idea how they were also living in Tennessee. More to research...