James was born about 1792, the son of unknown parents. The place is not known.
His wife was Elizabeth Hotchkiss, who he married on 6 AUG 1822 in Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland. Their four known children were John (1823-?), James (1825-?), David (1830-<1831) and David (c1831-?).
!Source: Old Parish Register Births/Christenings, General Register Office for Scotland, http://subscribers.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/.