From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 334, Jackson Township, White County, Indiana
"JOHN G. TIMMONS was born in Greene County, Ohio, in 1837, and is one of the four children of SOTHEY K. and TURLLEY TIMMONS, natives of Delaware. The family came to this township in 1864, and here the elder TIMMONS served as County Commissioner and Swamp Land Commissioner, being elected by the Democrats. He died in the prime of life, aged forty-nine years. JOHN G. TIMMONS received a practical business education, as his father was a lumber merchant and stock shipper. He was married, March 10, 1860, to MISS RUTH PRICE, daughter of AARON and MARY (HANCOCK) PRICE, of White County. Eight children were born to this union, of whom seven are yet living - MIRANDA J., NANCE E., SOTHEY K., MARY W., HARVEY E., CORA B. and ROSA. MRS. TIMMONS died in 1876, and March 4, 1877, MR. TIMMONS married MRS. MATTIE S. (DROKE) McCULLY, widow of JOHN McCULLY, who was the father of her two children - FRANK E. and HAMILTON E. MR. TIMMONS has been largely engaged in mercantile affairs in Idaville, but in February, 1882, retired to his present farm of 1,380 acres, all under fence. In 1864, he was appointed to fill an unexpired term as Trustee, and then elected one term, and re-elected in 1880-82. His property is valued at $54,000, and during the war he gave freely for the relief of soldiers' widows. He is a member of the Masonic Lodge at Monticello."