James was born about 1790, the son of unknown parents. The place is not known.
His wife was Janet Hodgart. They were married, but the date and place have not been found. Their only known child was John (c1815-?).
!Source: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~wilahu/index.html Auston-McQuire Genealogy Site Cook, Stapples, Duffy, and MacKinnon Families, and email from Lesley A McQuire of that site.