Born: ~ 1854 in Franklin County, a son of John Whitcher (~1814 - February 22, 1890) and Jennett ( ~1818 - December 23, 1864); His father died at John Jr.'s home in Brighton (The Adirondack News). The parents are buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Malone.

Died: after 1890

Married: Sarah Labounty

Children: Lydia Whitcher and Jennet Whitcher

Chiefly known for:

The 1875 N. Y. Census shows John (21), Sarah (18), Lydia 92) and Jennet (2/12) farming in Brighton.

John Whicher was one of the guides photographed by A. W. Durkee at Paul Smith's boathouse on August 8, 1884.

In 1885 John was a guide out of St. Regis Lake or Bloomingdale.