Noted events in his life were:
• Immigration: to America from Coleraine, Ireland, 1740.
• Residence: Rowan Co, NC. 600 acres on the south side of Third Creek for £37, 10s., which land had been granted by Earl Granville to James Stuart.
John married Jean Gracy, daughter of Unknown and Jean Sinclair. (Jean Gracy was born in 1708 in Scotland and died on 18 Sep 1772.)