James was a wheelwright in the Hawkesbury District, as recorded at the baptism of his son, Herbert. It has been said that he worked for Cobb and Co in that capacity.
By 1865, James and his family had moved to Orange, and later to Meranburn.
An obituary in Molong Express dated 8th May, 1915 reads:
"Death of Jas. Gosper
There died at his home in Meranburn, on Friday of last week, Mr. Jas. Gosper at the ripe old age of 77. Up to about four years ago he always enjoyed the best of health, but was then stricken with paralysis, and though he recovered, had not been the same since.
He was a native of Colo, and married Miss Greentree, of Wilberforce. They went to Orange in the year 1865 and took up land at Spring Creek. He sold out his Spring Creek farm to Mr. T. Dwyer, and moved to Meranburn, following mixed farming, but through continued drought met with reverses.
He was scrupulously honest, and though reserved, was always thoughtful, good natured and hospitable. He leaves a loving wife and three children, Herbert and Archibald James of Meranburn, and Mrs. F.G. Hawke, Glen Luna, near Orange."
He was buried in Church of England portion of Meranburn Cemetery.
NSW BDM Birth Registration 759/1836
NSW BDM Marriage Registration 3193/1862
NSW BDM Death Registration 5182/1915
Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 01 October 2018), memorial page for James Gosper (1836–30 Apr 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 158922004, citing Meranburn Cemetery, Meranburn, Cabonne Shire, New South Wales, Australia ; Maintained by Stombell (contributor 48335209)
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with James by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
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