James Rhea (fl. 1791–1812) was a native of New Jersey, and was lieutenant and adjutant of "Rhea’s levies" in 1791. He was ensign and second lieutenant of infantry in 1799, and was promoted to first lieutenant in 1800. He was commissioned a captain in July, 1807, and resigned at Fort Wayne as a result of his actions during the Siege of Fort Wayne.
Gardner, Charles K. Dictionary of the Army of the United States. New York: 1853. Page 377.