Noted events in his life were:
• Occupation: 1881 - Draper's Assistant.
• Census, 1861, 10 Wear Street, Sunderland, Durham.
• Census, 1881, 11 Toward Terrace, Bishopwearmouth, Durham.
John married Mary Ann RISEBOROUGH, daughter of John RISEBOROUGH and Mary Jane SKINNER, on 13 Oct 1875 in Monkwearmouth Parish Church, Sunderland, Durham. (Mary Ann RISEBOROUGH was born in Jun 1858 in Sunderland, Durham and died on 24 Sep 1881 in South Hendon Road,.)