Noted events in his life were:
• Census: age 27, farmer, 1850, Jackson, Sevier, Arkansas.
• Census: age 38, farmer, 1860, Clear Creek, Sevier, Arkansas.
• Census: age 48, farmer, born Indian Territory, 1870, Little River, Little River, Arkansas.
• Census: age 58, farmer, 1880, Red Colony, Sevier, Arkansas.
John married Nancy A. Dollarhide, daughter of Asahel Dollarhide and Hannah Bunham, on 19 Feb 1843 in DeQueen, Sevier, Arkansas. (Nancy A. Dollarhide was born about 1827 in , , Arkansas and died in 1861-1865 in , , Arkansas.)
John next married Martha (Cooper) after 1870 in , , Arkansas. (Martha (Cooper) was born about 1848 in , , Arkansas.)