John was one of three men found on a bill of sale dated July 21, 1820. Philippe “Flagy” Duparc, acting as an agent for his mother, Nanette Prudhomme Duparc, purchased John, Adams and Denis for $2,400 from John Alford.
This is the only document found with John’s name. His age was given as 24 on the bill of sale and since no occupation is mentioned, it is assumed he was a field hand.
Note: There are several other men named John and Jean in the plantation archives. Separate profiles can be found for them.