You say you have his death certificate, but you didn't say what it showed. I couldn't seem to find the information on the 1920 census found by Alice. She didn't show birth location of parents for Jack. Jack is sometimes a nickname for John and I could not find on the 1880 census a "Jack" fitting the one from the 1920 census, but here is a close match for a "John" with same middle initial you give. And, Hugh seems to have found your man with name shown as "John."
1880 census Battelle, Monogalia Co, WV:
Category: Name; Relationship to head of household; Marital Status; Gender; Race; Age; Birthplace; Occupation; Father's Birthplace; Mother's Birthplace.
Adam EFAW Self M Male W 40 W VA Farming VA W VA
Verana K EFAW Wife M Female W 43 W VA Housekeeping VA W VA
William H EFAW Son S Male W 15 W VA Farming W VA W VA
Mary A EFAW Dau S Female W 13 W VA At Home W VA W VA
Elizabeth P EFAW Dau S Female W 7 W VA W VA W VA
John E EFAW Son S Male W 5 W VA W VA W VA
Samtha Hester L EFAW Dau S Female W 2 W VA W VA W VA
David F EFAW Son S Male W 2M W VA W VA W VA
Now, if this should be your John/Jack, then Adam and his family are on the 1870 census Monogalia Co, WV, with several Efaw families. Looks like he had a different wife, so the one above is probably not the mother of those older children, note gap in age between Mary and Elizabeth. Then in 1860 Adam appears to be living with what may be his mother, who is head of the household, and some siblings in neighboring Marion Co, "VA." WV did not become a state until 1863. I didn't include all the information I found as I don't know how much you may already have.
From birth patterns, I would guess the Efaws came from PA down into VA / WV. And, most of them seem to own land, so they probably left a good paper trail.
Happy Hunting (^_^)
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