John was born in 1740 in Augusta County, VA, the son of unknown parents.
He died in 1823. The place is not known.
His wife was Anne Dooley, who he married on 25 JAN 1762 in Bedford Co, VA. Their ten known children were Solomon (1765-1845), Sampson (1767-1851), Frances (1768-1848), Noah (1772-1851), Hulda (c1780-1850), Beresheba (1780-1823), John (1782-1850), Lot (1785-?), William (?-?) and Job (1792-?).