- Father: Unknown
- Mother: Unknown
- Buried: Unknown (John’s name is on the headstone of Dorothy T. F. Ward, “Beloved Wife of John P. Sylvia, Jr.”)
Married: Date & place unknown
- To: Dorothy Thatcher Freeman Ward; (1900 – 2001) (Elias Grimes Freeman & Grace Isabel Handy); Dorothy married (1) Frederick Ellis Ward (1875 – 1951) Charles Wilson Ward, Jr. & Mary Nye Ellis) in int. June 5, 1919.