1850 Dist 18, Marion Co, IA. At census time John was 43 year old farmer with real estate worth $360. His household included wife Susannah, 35, and children: William, 18; Ruben, 16; Cyrus, 15; Mary, 12; Lafayette, 10; Christiana, 8; Angeline, 6; Malinda, 3; and Francis, (unreadable months).
1860 Des Moines, Jasper Co, IA. John's family lived in the same area as his brother Cornelius. John was 54 years old, a farmer with property valued at $500/850. Having lost wife Susannah, his family consisted of Ruben J, 24; Sirvus, 23; Christiana, 18; Lafayette, 20; Angelina, 15; Melinda, 13; Francis, 12; Barbara E, 8; Susan E, 2; as well as the family of daughter Mary Mimmicks, 22, her husband Aaron, 27; and children John, 2; and Hannah, 2 months. Mary probably moved back home to run the household of her newly widowed father.
The death date of 1913 as recorded by the OH Gen Soc is probably incorrect, unless he lived to 106!