John Holston was born on 1 December 1800, in North Carolina, United States. He had at least 3 sons and 3 daughters with Mary. He lived in Wythe, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Monroe, Tennessee, United States in 1850. He died on 27 January 1853, in Loudon, Loudon, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Steekee Cemetery, Loudon, Loudon, Tennessee, United States.
English (Middlesex and Sussex): possibly a variant of Halston, which is partly a habitational name from Halston (Shropshire), perhaps named with an Old English personal name Ealh + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’, and partly derived from the Middle English personal name Halstein. Alternatively, Holston may be a habitational name from Holstone in Durham (from Old English hol ‘hole, hollow’ + stān ‘stone’) or from a lost or unidentified place so called.
Probably an Americanized form of German Holsten .