John Vockins was born around 1810 in England. He was married twice, but nothing is known of his first marriage. His second wife was Maryanne Crane nee Sawyer, born in 1819 in Suffolk England. The family lived at Gould creek, One Tree Hill where John worked as a sawyer and farmer.
Josiah’s was born in 1849 and married Sarah McConnell. Their children were;
James who was born in 1849 and died in 1920Josiah who was born in 1854 and died in 1927.
Thomas who was born in 1851 and died in 1937.
Amos who was born in 1856 and died in 1935.
Charles who was born in 1864 and died in 1927.
Josiah married again aged 41 years old to Sarah McConnell 20 years old on the 30 May 1895 at the Wesleyan Parsonage, Gawler. They had the following children;
John Thomas was born on the 17 August 1896 at One Tree Hill.Josiah was born on the 27 January 1899 at One Tree Hill.
Charles Reginald was born on the 12 August 1903 at One Tree Hill.Leonard Raymond was born on the 15 September 1905 at One Tree Hill.
His obituary in the paper states that he was never very robust and suffered from many attacks of pleurisy. He passed away on the 23rd May 1927 at the age of 72. Sarah He died at the age of 79 at One Tree Hill on the 4 June 1954.