12/30/1850 Moultrie Co, IL, where his name was recorded on a deed.
1/13/1851 He was again involved in a land transfer by warranty deed.
1857 Chariton Co, MO. John and his two brothers, James and Thomas, moved west.
8/4/1862 To aid in the Civil War efforts, he enlisted in Co A 2nd MO Cav.
8/1864 Bentonville, Ark. While on a scouting mission he was wounded in an encounter with the Confederate cavalry by buckshot fired "at pretty close quarters," as he said later in a pension application.
8/3/1865 He received a discharge and returned home to farm.
1880 - 1885 Caddo, Stephens Co, Tx. He shifted his residence several times between Caddo and MO.