John was born in February 1848 at Shrewsbury, Shropshire, to parents Richard, a railway labourer (1861), and Ann.
The 1861 census describes him as a cotton factory worker.
John married Elizabeth Birch (1844-1926) in the summer of 1873 at Froghall, Staffordshire. Census returns identify two children.
- John Thomas (1875-1947)
- William Enoch (abt1879-1969)
The family emigrated to USA circa 1882, where John became a Congregational minister.
John died in June 1911 in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, USA.
- 1869 Ramsor
- 1871 Leintwardine
- 1873 Nantwich & Crewe
- 1876 Tunstall
- 1878 Bradley Green
- 1880 Hanley
- 1882 disappears
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
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