- Born: 5 Jun 1850, Ohio, Kentucky
- Marriage (1): Annie Celestine (Agnes) Ashby
- Marriage (2): Tinney Ashely
- Died: 7 Oct 1891 at age 41
- Buried: Lizzie Rowe Cemetery, Ohio County, Kentucky
By the time of the 1880 census he was living with his brother Samuel Shull. Farm Laborer.
Possible alternate birthdate: Jul. 8, 1850
John married Annie Celestine (Agnes) Ashby, daughter of Thomas Jefferson Ashby and Sallie Ann Calvert. (Annie Celestine (Agnes) Ashby was born in 1863.)
John next married Tinney Ashely.