The Fitch family immediately liked Jim and he decided to make Taylor County his home. He married Eva Barton in March 1896. His friendship with the Fitch family continued through the years and May Fitch O'Dell had this photo of him in her personal family photo album.
Jim and Eva's second son was Roy Templeton . Imogene, in the same article mentioned above, stated that her uncle, Roy Templeton, moved to Portland, Oregon in 1935.