John was born in 1834 at Winterton, Lincolnshire, to parents George, a gardener (1851), and Ann. He was baptised on 14 December 1834 at Winterton.
Before entering the ministry, John also worked as a gardener (1851). He left the ministry due to ill health.
He married Elizabeth Humble (1835-1866) in late 1860 in the Hemlsley Registration District, Yorkshire. Census returns identify one child.
- John Pool (1862-1896) – a medical student (1881); died in Australia
John died on 10 November 1868 at Kirbymoorside, Yorkshire.
- 1856 Wakefield
- 1857 Pickering
- 1859 Silsden
- 1861 Pickering (S)
- 1862 disappears
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers