John Linton was born about 1745. Where he was born is unknown, but the 1800 census has him living in Chesterfield County, SC. There is evidence that he lived in that county many years prior to 1800 as the old Alexander Linton Bible shows that Henry Linton, the father of Alexander, and the son of John was born there on July 4, 1776. The 1800 census indicates that John Linton had 7 sons and 5 daughters. Only 6 are known by name: John, Jr.(1774), Henry(1776), Britton(1780), Isham(1788), Jehue(1798), Elizabeth(1799). John's wife's name is unknown but census reports indicate that she died between 1820-1830. John Linton, Sr. died sometime in 1834. This is indicated by a document recorded in the Darlington County, SC courthouse; where Henry Linton and Isham Linton gave their sister Elizabeth Sparrow, for and in consideration of the natural love and affection they had for her, all that portion of the estate of John Linton deceased, which had been conveyed to them (Henry & Isham) by John R. Sparrow(Elizabeth's husband) by deed dated February 28, 1835. John Linton, Sr. and his wife's burial place is unknown. It is believed that one other of John's sons was William--the 1850 census of Pike Co., Ala. shows William Linton, 50 years old, born in SC and sons, Ben-26, John-22, both born in SC and sons William-19, and Darlinton-6. William was in the 1830 census for Henry County, Ala. which later became Pike Co. The 1840 and 1850 census shows both William and Britton(John's son) being in Pike Co. Britton moved from SC between 1830-1840. It has been established that John, Jr. moved from Darlington County, SC to Alabama between 1810-1814, and then moved to Orleans Parrish, LA sometime between 1814-1820. Henry and Jehue remained in Chesterfield Co., SC where Henry built a house in 1809 and accumulated 1,000 acres. This house still stands and is owned by his descendents. Henry died in 1873 and is buried at Welsh Neck Baptist Church Cemetery in Society Hill, SC. He left his home and farm to his son, Alexander(1815-1907).