He was the son of James BRASHEARS (1760-1810) and Nancy BOLLING (1770-1853).
He was married to Drucilla R. Wilson in about 1828 in Lee Co., VA.
John & Drucilla had nine children together:
James Morgan Alexander Jane Brashears (1832) Martin Alexander Brashears (1834-1863) John Wesley "Jack", Jr. William Colonel Runnels Joseph W. Brashears (1838-1931) George W. "Mac" Brashears (1839) Elizabeth Brashears (1843) George Alfred
John and Drucilla moved to Russell Co., KY and then to Parker Co., TX about 1853. John was a farmer.