Prior to his marriage to Ophelia Wright, James had an "alliance" with Jane McIntyre that produced a son, James Airth born September 18, 1865.
Sgt Henry Airth was still alive then and the family took in James to live with them while David Airth born 1821 was running the farm.
Prior to the birth of his son on September 6th, James married Ophelia Angelina Wright on March 27, 1865 and they had a daughter and son before James died only 2 months after their youngest' birth.
Last Will & Testament
"This is the last will and Testament of me James Airth Shoemaker the village of Renfrew in the County of Renfrew, Province of Ontario made this Sixth day of December 1867.
I give and bequeath unto David Airth, farmer of the village of Renfrew and Alexander Jamieson, tailor of the village of Renfrew in trust first to pay all my just debts and testimonies and funeral expenses and in trust to give to my wife Ophelia Wright the whole of my real and personal property together with any expectency I may have her after come to me for her sole use and benefit.
And I hereby constitute David Airth and Alexander Jamieson my executors under this my last will and testament.
I hereby revoke any all my former wills and testaments in witnes thereof. I the said James Airth the testator have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal to this the only sheet thereto the day and the year first herein written.
(signature) James Airth
Signed, sealed, published and delivered by me the said James Airth the testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us and in the presence of each other and at his request have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses there of.
Thomas Freer and Abraham Fraser""
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