Here is his marriage recordhttps://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N3DC-9L3
In the 1900 census, if I have the right James in Kalkaska County (wife Lillie) he is listed as a nephew.
I would suggest you try and find James with his birth family and see what happened to his siblings.
This may be the marriage for James, which lists his parents names.https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NQ37-8CM
I also found an earlier marriage to an Eliza Carlisle. https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N3DL-BXW
I believe James place of birth in that record should be Whitby, Canada.
However, I see Lily referred to as Carlisle in some of their kids marriage records, makes it confusing!
Here is the family in 1880. Josiah, the son of Josiah, had the same parents listed on his marriage record as did Jameshttps://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWSJ-9X7