I am descendant of the St.Johns that lived in/passed through in Tennessee in the 1800s. My great-grandfather was James St.John, b. 1893 in Kentucky; married to Laura Holcomb OR Tincher OR Tinsher (Holcomb was the name she used throughout the mid 1900s, it was her birth mothers maiden name).
His father was George W. St.John, b. 1853 in Owsley, Kentucky; married to Elizabeth Tyre (Tirie, Tyree, Tyrie).
His father was William St.John, b. 1825 in Tennessee; married to Sarah (Serah) Smith, b. 1825 in Tennessee, in 1847 in Tennessee.
I am unsure who Williams parents were and Sarah's also.
In the 1850 Hawkins County, Tennessee census, there are two St.Johns listed in different houses as the heads. One is Thomas St.John, age 50, married to Mary with John, age 20 and Ann, age 17. Under them is William St.John, age 24 married to Sarah, age 23 with Jane, age 3 and James age 3 months. This leads me to think that Thomas is Williams father but I cannot be certain.
Here is what I have so far:
James Oliver St.John b. 1893 in Kentucky; m. 15 Jan 1914 to Laura Tincher OR Tinsher OR Holcomb (her birth mothers maiden name) (b. 1895 in Kentucky) in Kentucky.
James Oliver is my Grandfather, so I have all his brothers and sisters infomation as well.
Father of James Oliver St.John:
George W. St.John b. 1852 in Hawkins, TN; m. 30 March 1876 to Elizabeth Tyre (b. 1858 in Owsley, Kentucky) in Kentucky.
George's other children:
William Thomas St.John b. 1878 - Kentucky
Daniel M. St.John b. 1880 - Owsley, Kentucky
Lilley M. St.John b. 1882 - Owsley, Kentucky
Nicklas St.John b. 1885 - Owsley, Kentucky
Marth B. St.John b. 1887 - Owsley, Kentucky
Leonard St.John b. 1890 - Owsley, Kentucky
Ezra St.John b. 1895 - Owsley, Kentucky
Australia St.John b. 1898 - Kentucky
Charley St.John b. 1900 - Kentucky
Father of George W. St.John:
--William St.John b. June 1825 in Tennessee; m. 18 Sep 1847 to Sarah Smith (b. 7 Oct 1825, d. 9 Aug 1890) in Hawkins, Tennessee.
William's other children:
--Anna Jane St.John b. 29 Oct 1848 in Hawkins, TN, d. 10June 1931 in Home, Illinois. Possible Married name is Wilder.
--James M. St.John b. 1850 - Hawkins, TN
--Thomas Lloyd St.John b. 15 Mar 1855 in Owsley, KY, d. 5 Apr 1916 in Clay, KY. Married Feb 1878 to Lucina Tyre (b. 1861).
--Mary E. St.John b. 8 Jan 1857 in Owsley, KY.
--Margarett M. St.John b. 25 Mar 1859 In Owsley, KY; d. 18 Oct 1935 in Clay, KY. Burial - Sextons Creek, Clay, KY. Possible married name Margaret McKinney.
--Robert B. St.John b. 1861 in Owsley, KY; d. 1942 in Owsley, KY. Burial - Sturgeon, Owsley, KY.
--Squire St.John b. 1863 in Kentucky.
--Sylvestus St.John b. 1865 in Kentucky.
--Sarah Catherina St.John b. Feb 1869 in Kentucky; d. 1942 in Kentucky. Burial - Jackson, KY. Married to Oliver Tyre on 23 Nov 1892 in Clay, KY.
The only tie to Tennessee that I have so far is William, Anna Jane, James, and George. One thing I have noticed is that there have been three marriages between the St.John's and the Tyre's. All within the same group of children (Williams).
I have been trying to find more on this Tyre family since there are a few ties with the St.Johns. But the spelling of the Tyres changes often - Tirey, Tyrie, Tyre, Tyer, Tyree - Just a few I have seen.
I hope this infomation is helpful. If you have any additional information on the St.Johns I would be grateful.