John was a participant in Lord Dunmore's War in 1774. He moved to Bedford Co, VA prior to the Rev War.
John is DAR:
Ancestor #: A210945
Service: VIRGINIA Rank(s): PATRIOTIC SERVICE
Birth: CIRCA 1732
Death: ANTE 1-16-1802 WASHINGTON CO VIRGINIA
Service Source: LIB OF VA, WASHINGTON CO PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX, 1782-1805, REEL 340; HENING'S STATUTES, VOL XI, PP 112-129
Service Description: 1) PAID SUPPLY TAX, 1783
Source: Early Settlers of Lee County, VA and Adjacent Counties, Vol 1 - Anne Wynn Laninghan; Leaving a Trail (Crabtree, Bales, Jackson, Presley) - Norma Jean Crabtree; The Crabtrees of Southwest VA - Arah Miller Fritz."
Original data: Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp.. Maryland Marriages, 1655-1850. Most of the records in this index may be found at the Maryland Historical Society or the Family History Library. More specific source information is listed with each entry. Original marriage licenses should be located at the county clerk's office.
Source: S100 Edmund West, comp. Family Data Collection - Individual Records Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2000; Repository: #R1
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with John by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree: