1Although 15 October 1685 is sometimes cited, the November 21 date is the one used by most secondary sources. I have not yet located any primary sources concerning his birth date.
2Yeoman is another name for farmer.
3Quotation from Alfred Mudge's Memorials. Unless other noted, other references to John's land deals come from this source.
4Alfred Mudge cites 29 October 1763 as the date of death. However, November 26 seems to be the date more widely accepted. I have not yet located a primary source for this date.
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