John was the husband of Hannah Ross Ticknor of Green Co., Wisconsin. They married in 1871 in Marion Co., Oregon. Their first two children, William & Eliza, were born in Oregon, the remaining 5 were born in Colfax, Whitman Co., WA. Ana May, John Henry, Ida Iona, Robert Roy & Dottie R. McTier. John served the Confederacy in the Civil War and was a farmer.