James Horton was the second child of Joseph Hale Horton & Hannah Baker born April 1st, 1872 & christened July 4th, 1872 at Greasbrough, Yorks.
In 1881 James was living with his parents & brothers & sister at 3 Holm Flat Row, Greasbrough.
James was still living at home in 1891 with his family at the same address. He was working as a general labourer.
James married Sarah Perry in Jan-March 1896 at St James, Lower Gornall, Sedgley, Staffs. Sarah was christened April 26th, 1865 at Lower Gornall, the daughter of Maria & Isaac Perry, a coal miner.
In 1901 James & Sarah were living at 22 Wannop St, Rawmarsh, Rotherham, Yorks & James was a pit labourer. Living with them was Sarah’s widowed mother, Maria, aged 73.
James & Sarah were at 76 Bear Tree Rd, Parkgate, Rotherham in 1911 & James was described as a surface worker at the colliery. It was noted that they had had 2 children but both had died. They had listed with them a 6 year old boarder, Ernest Wilson, who had been born in Rotherham Union. It appears they may have taken in a child from the workhouse.