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John Winchester was Sam and Dean 's father, and son of Henry Winchester ; a member of the Men of Letters , making John a legacy. Born in Normal, Illinois, he was four when his father disappeared. John thought Henry had simply left, not knowing that his father had fled through time to escape the grasp of the Knight of Hell , Abaddon . Had Henry not left, John most likely would've been initiated into the Men of Letters.