Some genealogies say John parents came to PA when he was a teenager and later moved to Rowan Co, NC.
He was blind for the last 21 years of his life.
His will was written 7/9/1819 in Rutherford Co, NC and probated in 1825. In it he mentioned children, John, Archibald, nancy Agnes Felming, Martha Guffy, Mary Givens, Elizabeth Guffey, Lettesse Cochran, Fanny Hood and Jane Reid. No mention of a wife at that time.