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Male John William DeSpain Click to view John William DeSpain in the family tree

John William was born on October 14th, 1865 in Allendale, Green Co., Kentucky.1   John William's father was William Perry DeSpain and his mother was Mary Elizabeth Warren.  His paternal grandfather was Peter DeSpain and his paternal grandmother is Unknown Possible Granddaughter; his maternal grandparents were Hezekiah Warren and Mary Polly Skaggs. He had five brothers and four sisters, named Lindsey Hezekiah, Elzy Franklin, Alfred Thomas, Alonzo, Ezekiel Z., Mary Susan, Nancy Ann, Malinda J. and Movenia.  He was the fourth oldest of the ten children.  He died at the age of 88 on September 14th, 1954 in Mt. Sherman, LaRue Co., Kentucky.  He was buried in Jones Cemetery, Green Co., Kentucky.1 1 

John William's family with Melissa J. Morgan

‌John William and Melissa J. were married in a religious ceremony on December 12th, 1888 in Green Co., Kentucky.1   They had eight sons and two daughters, named Ernest Franklin, John William Thomas, Alfred Harrison, Alvin, Samuel, Lee, Henry George, Luther Herman, Mattie L. and Elizabeth Ellen.

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