In 1870 the family is in Vassor, Tuscola County, Michigan without the father John.Charlotte is living with a man named Ebenizer Howard and another small family.She still has Nancy C, John H, and James (born abt 1862, Lydia is working as a domestic servant in Vassor, Michigan in the home of John Akins.
So that puts Johns death (?) about 1862-1870.I have been unable to find that also.
I am looking for anything to add to this line.Johns siblings, parents, and first wife.I know his second wife is Charlotte Brown born 1821 and died 1888 in Vassor MI. Her parents are William and Eliza Brown, according to her death record, and her parents reside in New York and are divorced.
There is a man listed in the 1830 census Cicero, Onondaga County, New York, named John Pttingah but I do not know if this is the right one.