Married Sophia Catron on February 17, 1836 in Wythe County, Virginia. John Cline and family appear in the Smyth County, VA censuses from 1840 through 1880. John Cline may be a grandson of Nicholas Cline, Sr. of Wythe County but there is no proof of this. John Cline would have been between 17 and 22 years old at about the time of William's birth. However, we have no evidence that links this John Cline to William Cline Johnson.