The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 673, Monroe Township, Pulaski County, Indiana. "JAMES STOTTS is a native of Elkhart County, Indiana. He was reared in the vicinity of Goshen until twenty-five years old, when he married Miss CAROLINE STOTTS, and three years later came to this county, and purchased his present farm, in about 1857. He owns 190 acres, of which 150 are under fence, and hay and wheat claim his chief attention. He has had born to him five children - MARTHA, ALICE, OZIAS, BERTHA and GUY."