John was definitely born in New Jersey -- probably near Trenton or Allentown. He may have died in Indiana while visiting a child.
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Follow the link below to the memorial for John's son Charles C., to read the latter's bio sketch from a Clinton County history -- including clues about John and John's ancestors.
This memorial page has links to memorial pages for 7 of John and Sarah's 9 children. The two not listed are John (for whom no dates or places are known) and Sarah (born abt 1833 in NJ, but nothing more known).