James Rounds was born in 1814 in England to parents Cornelius and Elizabeth Rounds.
He married Sarah Chambers on March 14, 1848 in Norwich in the Brock District, Canada West (Ontario), Canada. They both lived in Norwich.
At some point after 1866 (when son Robert was born), his family moved to Michigan in the United States.
The 1880 United States census recorded James at age 66. He was a laborer in Moore Township, Sanilac County in Michigan and lived with wife Sarah (age 55) and son Robert (age 14).
James Rounds died on March 9, 1882 in Moore Township, Sanilac County, Michigan, United States. James was a farmer and had aged 67 years, 9 months, and 16 days. Cause of death was congestion of lungs. He was buried in Moore Township Cemetery in Snover, Sanilac County, Michigan, United States. Headstone inscription: 67y 9m 22d. His wife Sarah is buried next to him. 
"Ontario, District Marriage Registers, 1801-1858," database with images, FamilySearch (Click here for  : 30 November 2016), Brock > image 51 of 136; citing The Archives of Ontario, Toronto.
"Ontario Marriages, 1800-1910," database, FamilySearch (Click here for  : 5 December 2014), James Rounds and Sarah Chambers, 14 Mar 1848; citing , Brock District, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,030,051.
"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (Click here for  : 24 December 2015), Michigan > Sanilac > Moore > image 8 of 8; citing NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Find-a-Grave memorial #131646674 from James Rounds created on June 21, 2014. Click here for .
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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.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage (beta) of DNA with James: