Mar. 20, 1840 Sutton (Macclesfield) Cheshire, England
Apr. 26, 1877 Philadelphia Philadelphia County Pennsylvania, USA
Born the eldest, and the only one born in England, of nine children of Thomas Harrop and Martha Evans, of Gawsworth, Cheshire, England. John was a liquor store owner and inn keeper in 1870's West Philadelphia. He was the father of two daughters, Sarah and Martha. His widow Elizabeth married Robert Denham Wilson on January 23, 1880, in Philadelphia.