James was born about 1840, the son of unknown parents. The place is not known.
His wife was Julia Ann Lee. They were married, but the date and place have not been found. Their only known child was Jane Anne (1868-?).
!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.