West Virginia Counties did not record births until the 1850s. "Birth Certifictes" were not issued until the 20th century.
I do not know of any church baptismal records surviving from the 1820s, but you could be very lucky and discover something surviving in, say, a circuit-rider's personal records. You would need to start by determining where exactly your person's parents lived at this time, then try to learn what congregations existed then.
Two possibilities are that there might be military pension records that give the date. If John served in the Civil War, did he apply for a pension, and did he leave a widow who applied for a widow's pension based on his service? Such pension files often contain either the mother's or the father's list of children and when born, as part of the Pension Office's verification procedures.
Second, did John's father serve in the War of 1812? He also might have applied for a pension, and there could be helpful items in the pension application file.
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