James was born on 2 DEC 1796 in Polmont, Stirlingshire, Scotland, the son of John Hotchkiss and Helen Henderson.
He died before 1851. The place is not known.
His wife was Elizabeth Gillon, who he married on 3 FEB 1822 in Larbert, Scotland. Their nine known children were John (c1822-?), Robert (c1824-?), James (c1826-1905), Alexander (c1828-1861), Emanuel (c1830-1864), Helen (c1832-<1839), Elizabeth (c1834-?), Helen (1839-?) and David (1842-1902).
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|Birth||2 DEC 1796||
|Christening||4 DEC 1796||
!Source: Old Parish Register Births/Christenings, General Register Office for Scotland, http://subscribers.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/.
!Source: James Ronald Morrison