Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Here's a post about James Johnson and Susan Lime as I followed them through the federal censuses.

32 Things I learned about my great-great grandparents through the federal censuses

Monday, May 30, 2011

Land Deed between Benjamin L. Johnson/Eli Melton & Zachariah Jarboe

Deed Record B - pages 288-289 Perry County, Indiana

This Indenture made this first day of March one thousand eight hundred and forty two between Banjamin L. Johnson & Eli Milton both of Perry, IN of the first part and Zachariah Jarboe of the said county and state aforesaid of the other part witnesseth that the said party of the first part for and in consideration of one hundred and fifty five dollars to ___ in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have granted bargained, and sold and by these presents, do grant bargain and sell unto the said party of the other part, their heirs and assigns foresee a certain tract or parcel of land situated in the said county of Perry, Indiana being thus North West quarter N.W. qt of the south west guarter (S.W. qr) of ___ seven (7) in twonship no. five south of Range No. one (1) west containing forty acres be the same more or less to have and to hold the above described premises with appertenances unto the said ___ the second part their heirs and assigns forever. And the said __ the second part their heirs and assigns forever. And the said __ of the first part covenant and agree with the second party the ___ of a good true and perfect estate in ___ simplet that he has ___ and ___ willingly to sell and ____ the ssame to said party of the second part and to his heirs and assigns forever that she and his heirs will warrant and forever defend the said tract or parcel of land with the said app___ unto the second party and hirs and assigns forever - against all and every pserson or persons whom __. In testimony whereof the said party of the first part have hereunto set their hands and seals signed and sealed and delivered in the presence of
Arnold Elder J.P. Benjamin L. Johnson
Test Richard Milton Eli Milton
Test Jefferson Rice Lealy Milton
Rebecky Johnson

Sunday, April 19, 2009

More Johnson Marriages

More marriages from Perry, IN. This is from a letter. The author recorded this information "out of my marriages book". I don't know what marriage book it came from, but most of these Johnson's I don't know if they fit into my family line or not . . .

Eliza J. Johnson & James Bolin, 5 Nov 1851
Daniel Blain & Polly Johnson, 7 Feb 1825
Isaac Johnson & Nancy T. Jones, 2 Nov 1835
John Marshall & Elizabeth Johnson, 24 Mar 1839
William B. Wilson & Ellen Johnson, 31 Mar 1842
John L. Johnson & Abigail Cutler, 30 Jul 1846

Interesting note: I really haven't studied this Johnson line much . . . but in this letter Ms. Browning states "I have several little booklets of Marriages from Virginia. In one of these is "Matthew Johnson and Mary Mantle, married 24 Oct 1787 in Goochland County, Virginia (Marriage Bond) . . " Now, I'm sure there are millions of Matthew Johnsons around, and I haven't studied enough of them to know where they were before Hardin Co., Kentucky. But it's worth noting and possibly looking into in the future.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Before Hardin Co, KY?

From Loretta regarding a letter written to her by Walter Melton, a descendant of Mary Ann Lasswell Melton Johnson McLaughlin, of Knoxville, Tenn:

"He thinks that Matthew may have been in Madison Co., before he came to Hardin since the Meltons and Laswells were there about 1800. He stated at settlement of estate of John Melton in addition to Matthew Johnston there was also a Joseph Johnston, setted 15 Jan 1815. He also feels JohnsTon is the original name. He said Laswells were loyalists who came from Maryland to North Carolina than to Kentucky through Virginia. "

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Pension Papers of Phoebe [Rhodes] Johnson

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Obituary of Pheobe [Rhodes] Johnson

"On Tuesday Feb 28, at the residence of her son, J.E. Johnson, 2 miles north of the city "Grandma" Johnson, died at an advanced age. Several weeks ago the old lady sustained severe injuries from a fall on the ice from which she never recovered. The remains were laid to rest in the city cemetery on Wednesday."

Land Records of William Johnson

From Perry County Recorder in Cannelton, Indiana:

"We have a deed in November 19, 1831 where William and Susanna Johnson sold real estate. The next deed we found is where William and Phebe Johnson sold real estate in May, 1853. There is no mention of any wife on any other deed until 1866 and it is listed as William B. and Sara A. Johnson which I assume is another William Johnson"