Jennifer, I am not an authority on the LIFE family, but I do descend from Martin Life, Sr and his wife Anna Lantz Life.I have this John Life listed as one of the children of Martin and Anna Life.John married Barbary Wimer ca 1810.He was born ca 1770 and died 10 Aug 1856 with burial in Lifes Cemetery in Lewis County, W. VA.(Most of the collateral information comes from the book written by Carlos LIFE of Indiana.These are the children that I have listed for John and Barbara.Samuel Life (Mary Elizabeth Lough); Noah Life (1. Margaret Alkine, 2. Margaret C. Lough); Phoebe Life (Abraham Whetsel); Mary (John Hardman); Christianna Life (Isaac Butcher); Margaret Barbery Life (Elias Brown); Henry Life and Margaret Life (George P. Smith).
I descend from Martin Life, Sr, his son Martin Life, Jr (Elizabeth Fleischer); through their son Jonas Life (Mary Ann Cotteral) through their daughter Julia Ann Life.
Martin Life, Sr served in the Militia from PA and I have a supplemental in the National Society of Daughters of American Revolution (NSDAR) for approval.However, they will not accept Carlos Life's book as supporting documentation as it is not a well-documented book.It offers lots of clues if you have not seen it.I do not have any children listed for Christinna.Bernard Lantz was the father of Anna Lantz.