12/9/1850 Franklin Twp, Franklin Co, OH. At census time he and Margaret lived with his parents. He was 25, she was 20. His occupation was guard O P (Ohio prison?). A Newton Ayres, 14, was as if part of James and Margaret's family. Who was he?
7/3/1860 Lincoln, Logan Co, IL. John, 35, was still at home with his parents at census time. He was a farmer but had no property. Margaret and the children were back in OH.
He served in the Civil War with an Illinois regiment.
He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and also belonged to IOOF.
He served as sheriff of Logan Co and held other offices there.