John Ditto was born in Alabama in November of 1844. He was the son of James Ditto (1819-1870) and the grandson of Josiah Ditto (1780-1823). John was a first cousin to the Josiah Ditto who married Elvira E. Henderson.

John Ditto married Mary L. Tate in Marshall County, Alabama on August 11, 1865. Mary was born in Alabama about 1845. John and Mary had four children: (1) Martha Elizabeth Ditto (b. abt 1868); (2) Thomas Harvey Ditto (b. about 1870; (3) Kittie Ida Ditto (b. abt 1874--md William Spinks Kornegay); and, (4) Dora Alice Ditto.

By 1880 John Ditto was married to Lucy P. Ditto (maiden name not known--b. TX 1850). John and Lucy had at least five children: (1) Keziah Ditto (b. abt 1880); (2) Richard Hubbard Ditto (b. abt 1882); (3) John Henry Ditto; (4) Fannie E. Ditto (b. abt 1889); and, (5) Lucy C. Ditto (b. abt 1891).

Much of the Ditto family information was furnished by Robert Hood Ditto.

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