Noted events in his life were:
• Emmigrated: Wentworth, Ontario, Canada, Abt 1851. Left Co. Down, Northern Ireland as the fishing was poor, and the potat o famine was devasting.
• Purchase: 100 acres Ontario, Canada, 1866. Purchased Farm from brother, Samuel. East Half, Lot 32, Con. 11. Ori ginal patent owned by William Hawkins of Toronto.
John married Ellen Kernighan, daughter of John Kernighan and Elizabeth Spiers, about 1818 in Down, Northern Ireland. (Ellen Kernighan was born about 1795 in Northern Ireland, died before 1851 in Northern Ireland and was buried in Northern Ireland.)