John was born about 1830, the son of James Cranston and Jennie Moffit. The place is not known.
!Source: IGI & Dan Huffman's website, http://www.westol.com/~huffman/Huffman2/TheHuffmanFamily.html, which took it from: The Huffman Family taken from page 667 of some Beaver County, PA book. This source is quoted below:
!Quote: John, enlisted in the Union army at the time of the Civil War from Peoria, Illinois, and was never heard from thereafter, nor has any trace of him been found.