d. 20 April 1873, Bourbonnais, Kankakee County, Illinois
d. 1858, Kankakee County, Illinois
Children with Mary Woods:
- John (b. 1825) married Mary Jane Ritchie (b. 1830)
- Margaret (d. 1876) married John McElroy
- Mary I. married John Hood
James was a weaver and a farmer. James and Mary came to America around 1824, first settling in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. They came to Jefferson County, Indiana, in 1835 and cleared their land. About 1853, they moved to LaPorte County, Indiana, where they rented land. In 1855, they moved to Kankakee County, Illinois, and settled near the town of Bourbonnais.