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"

Sale of Real Estate by the heirs of William Johnson

Sale of Real Estate by the heirs of William Johnson to Jerome Goffinel Junior in Perry, IN, 16 Nov 1864.
Listed heirs:
Phoebe Johnson
Susannah Harrison
Ruben Harrison
Mary Wheatly
John Wheatly
Elizabeth Harrison
Dorathea Allen
James Johnson
Joseph Johnson
Sarah Johnson
Peter Fealy
Margaret Fealy

No Will for William Johnson in Perry

Perry County Clerk's Office does not have a will for William Johnson.

Theresa A. Johnson Logsdon

Information and family history about Theresa A. [Johnson] Logsdon from her son.
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Testimonial of Baptism, children of James & Susan [Lime] Johnson

Testimonial of Baptism from Rev. Simon Barbes of St. Paul's Church, Tell City, Perry, Indiana.
"This is to certify that I have onthis day - the 14th of September 1892 baptized the following four children of James A. Johnson & Susanna Leim: Laura Jeane Johnson, born 30 Jun 1880; Phoebe Philmena , born 15 Apr 1882; William Joseph, born 12 Jun 1884, Mary Josephina, born 26 Apr 1888."
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Death Records for children of William & Pheobe Rhodes

Death information about Sarah Ellen Johnson Brice (or Price), daughter of William & Pheobe [Rhodes] Johnson. This was out of the records of "Little Sisters of the Poor St. Ann's Home for the Aged, 2700 East First Street, Los Angeles, California 90033. When this home first opened all their records were in French.

Death certificate of Theresa A. [Johnson] Logsdon of Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana

Marriage Licenses of William Johnson

Marriage license of William Johnson and Susannah Jenkins, 12th Oct 1824 (marriage date) in Hardin Co., KY. Indicates Matthew Johnson as William's father. Also signed by James Johnson. Recorded in Marriage Book A, p. 157, Hardin, KY

Marriage License of William Johnson & Phebe Rhoads w/ marriage date of 23 May 1841, Cannelton, Perry, Indiana

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Map of Leopold, Perry, Indiana

The town of Leopold, Perry, Indiana around 1860. Shows where many of the residents lived.
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Monday, April 13, 2009

Early Hardin County, Kentucky Census and Tax Lists

I spent most of the afternoon at the family history center. I was hoping to find some new information about the parents of Dorthea Johnson - perhaps in a will. Unfortunately, I didn't have much luck. One book I grabbed didn't necessarily have much information that I needed, but I decided to write down all the information it did have on the Johnsons in Hardin County - just to see how difficult/confusing this Johnson Family History might get . . . It looks like the Johnston and Johnson name is switched back and forth year to year. For instance, in 1799 you have Benjamin and John Johnson and then in 1800 and 1797 it's Benjamin and John Johnston.

The book I recorded these names from is: Early Hardin Co., KY Census and Tax Lists, 1793-1836

1794 Tax List:
Johnston, Benjamin
Johnston, John

Johnston, Benjamin
Johnson, Benjamin,
Johnston, John

Johnston, John
Johnston, Benjamin

Johnston, John
Johnston, Benjamin
Johnston, Henry

Johnson, Benjamin
Johnson, John

Johnston, John
Johnston, John
Johnston, Benjamin

1805 Book #1
Johnson, Andrew
Johnson, David
Johnson, John

1805 #2
Johnson, Thomas
Johnson, Mathew
Johnson, Robert
Johnson, John


1810 Hardin County Kentucky Census:
p 282 Mathew Johnson 22001 21110 00

p283 David Johnson 10010 20100 00
p283 Andrew Johnson 10010 32100 00
p283 Isaac Johnson 10100 00100 00

p248 Daniel Johnson 10110 10010 00
p248 William Johnson 00001 01101 00
p248 Joshua Johnson 20010 10010 00

p285 Jesse Johnson 20100 01110 00

p289 Martha Johnson 21000 00010 00

p297 Thomas Johnson 12101 01001 00

p303 Thomas Johnson 12001 01001 00

1815 Tax List
Johnston, Thomas
Johnston, William
Johnston, Robert
Johnston, Daniel
Johnston, Martha
Johnston, Mathew
Johnston, John
Johnston, Thomas
Johnston, Elisha

1820 Census (didn't finish recording all the Johnsons)
p 8-9 Johnston, John 200010 00100 0 200
p12-13 Johnston, John 020111 10010 0 200 0002 0001
p14-15 Johnson, John 101010 23000 0 300 0000 2000
------- Johnson, Thomas 000001 00000 0 100
------- Rhodes, John 110101 11200 0 400
p26-27 Johnson, Jos 000010 20100 0 000

Hardin County, Kentucky Wills

Wills & Estates of Johnsons in Hardin County, Kentucky:

Here is a list of my findings:

Hardin County, Kentucky WILLS 1793-1866 Abstracts of Wills Will Books A-E:

E-368-Johnson, John - Will 28 Oct 1862
Wife: Sarah Johnson
Children: Absolom, John F., William L., Nancy M. Brown, Josephine Showers, Adaline Stark, Keziah C. Johnson, Jane L. Johnson, Malvina Medcalf, Margaret English (deceased).
Executor son-in-law William Showers.
Witness James W. Hays, A. Kinkade.
Proven: 17 Aug 1862

E-294 Johnson, David W. - Will 22 Dec 1857
Wife Penelope Johnson
Son George M. Johnson
Witness I.O. Rourk, Charles S. French.
Proven 19 Jan 1857

E-291 Johnson, Flora: mentioned as a daughter of Jacob Goodman - Will 16 Jul 1850. A Rebecca Rhodes is also mentioned as a daughter.

E-276 Johnson, Lucius: witness of Robert Huff's will, 18 Mar 1855 and proved 16 July & 17 Sep 1855

Johnson, Ephrim: listed in a settlement of John Carr's estate dated 19 Jul 1806 & recorded 26 Jan 1807, (Will Book A p262-263)

Johnson, Henry: mentioned in will of Thomas Dorsey of Ann Arundel Co, MD, dated 14 Mar 1790 & no recorded date given, (Will Book A p13-16)

Johnston, John: mentioned in a sale of Adam Young's estate dated 12 Sep 1806 and recorded 23 Feb 1807, (Will Book A p269-271)

Johnson, Hugh B18: mentioned in a will of of Isaac Linder (relationship not given) dated 23 Jun 1814 & recorded 8 Aug 1814 (Will Book B p149a-150a)

Johnson, Joseph B23: mentioned in a Sale of John Melton's estate dated 14 Jan 1815 and recorded 13 Feb 1815, (Will Book B p214-215) also mentions a "Benjamin Lacewell"

Johnston, Joseph B23: mentioned in a Sale of John Melton's estate dated 14 Jan 1815 and recorded 13 Feb 1815, (Will Book B p214-215) also mentions a "Benjamin Lacewell"

Johnston, Mathew B23: mentioned in a Sale of John Melton's estate dated 14 Jan 1815 and recorded 13 Feb 1815, (Will Book B p214-215) also mentions a "Benjamin Lacewell"

Johnson, William B18: mentioned in a sale of Richard Price's estate, dated 29 May 1813 and recorded 11 Jul 1814 (will book B p155a)

Johnston Sally B9: mentioned as a daughter in Christopher Bush's will dated 24 Feb 1812 and recorded 8 Feb 1813 (will book B p75-77)

Benjamin Johnson: mentioned as a brother-in-law in Richard Barbour's will (of Orange Co., VA) dated 18 Aug 1794 and recorded in VA 27 Oct 1794 & in KY 15 Apr 1818. Also an executor of this will.

Car(?) Johnson: found in above will. Richard Barbour bequests to him. No relationship given.

Daniel Johnson: mentioned in the estate settlement and vouchers of Horatio Waide in Hardin County, Kentucky. The document was recorded on 9 Feb 1818. (Hardin, KY Will Book C p149-165). Sam'l Lewellen is also mentioned in the same record.

Johnson, Anastatia, no residence given, will, dated 29 Mar 1832, Recorded 17 Feb 1834 Husband: Thomas Johnson, dec; bequests to Thomas Foster, Harriet Dugan, Nancy Jenkins, James Booth; Mentions property at Lewis Jenkins and claims against Stephen French, John Johnson, Thomas H. Wise; Executor: Joseph Ryan; Witnesses Joseph Ryan; Lewis Jenkins (Will Book D p222-224)

Will Book D p238-239
Recorded 20 Oct 1834

Elisha Johnson of Hardin Co, KY will
Dated 12 Nov 1832

Wife Sally Johnson
Daughter Charlotte (Johnson)
Children: Others, NN
Slaves: NN
Executrix Sally Johnson
Witnesses: Wm Quinn; Anthony Vernon; James Crawford; John B. Crawford
Note: Charlotte to receive one dollar "my reasons fore giving her no more is in consequence of her Matrimonial conduct toward me"


Will Book D p56-57
Recorded 1 Nov 1824
Carson, John, Sen'r of Hardin Co., KY will
Dated 21 Apr 1823

Wife Elizabeth Carson
Son John Carson Jun'r
Daughter Jane Carson
Grandsons John Johnson; John Carson, s/o John Carson; John Downey s/o James Downey; Jackson Vermeter, s-o Washington Vermeter
Slave: Pompy
Executor: None given
Witnesses: Joseph Beatty; Alexd'r Carson

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Some Johnson Marriage Records from Perry County, Indiana

Nov 1856 Daniel Johnson s/o Ignatius Johnson & Anna McGlothlin and
Elizabeth Stephens d/o Benedik Stephens & Maria Riddle

Nov 1861 Reuben Thomas Harrison & Suzanna Johnson d/o William Johnson [and Mary Mitchell]

1870 In matrimonium conjurgunt Ruben T. Harrisson (A catholican) at Elizabeth Johnson (Catholican) (Dispensatione Osstenta) Die April 27 B. Doyle"
[There are two R.T. Harrisons, a father and a son. In the 1870 Census Reuben Jr. is married to Elizabeth (she is 5 years older than he is), and Reuben Sr. is married to Susan A. (she is 8 years younger than him)]

Some Cemetery Records of Johnsons in Perry County

Cemetery Records:
Mary Consort of William M. Johnson Dec 31, 1840 age 34 yrs

"St. John's" (now St. Isadore Cemetery)
Elizabeth w/o D.W. Johnson 19 May 1837-Apr 18, 1876
James W. Johnson 2 Sep 1857-9 Dec 1880

"Stephenson East of Dexter"
Thomas R. Johnson 1853-1931
Ellen Johnson 1857-1943

James F. Johnson 1877-1945

"St. Johns"
William M. Johnson d Jan 31, 1861 57 years 3 months

"St Joseph"
Mary E d/o B.S. and Mary [or Nancy] B. Johnson, June 6 1884-Oct 1, 1898

Nancy Ann Johnson Mar 2 [or 21], 1811-Aug 13, 1892

There were no Johnsons at "St. Augustine Cemetery"

From Eva:
"St. Augustine's Cemetery"
Peter Fealy 1837-1910
Margaret [Johnson, daughter of William & Phoebe] __-1907 (It's
Barney Fealy 1869-1895
Thomas Fealy 1864-1907

Baptism Records of Johnsons from Perry Co, Indiana

Baptism Record from St. Augustine's Church, Leopold, Indiana of James Matthew Edmond Johnson, child of William Johnson & Phoebe Rhodes.

More Baptism Records of the Johnson Family from Derby & Leopold (baptism date is the first date on the record, records with * are records that I'm unclear how they fit in our Johnson family):

29 Oct 1837 James Andrew s/o Ignatius Johnson & Ann Johnson b16th Oct 1837. Godfather William Johnson, Godmother Rebecca McGlothlin.

29 May 1839 Joseph Ignatius Foster s/o Thomas & Mary Foster b 28 Mar 1839.
Godfather Ignatius Johnson, Godmother Ann Johnson

29 May 1839 Sara Rebecca d/o Ignatius Johnson and Ann Johnson b 23? Feb 1839.
Godfather Thomas Foster, Godmother Mary Ann Foster.

1 Nov 1840 Promiliana d/o Samuel James Elder and Dorthea Ann [Johnson] Elder b 24 Sep 1840.
Godfather Thomas Foster, Godmother Mary Foster.

18 Nov 1840 Mary Helen d/o of Ignatius & Anne Johnson, b 2 Nov 1840
God father Thomas & Mary Ann Foster

22 Apr 1842 William Thomas Johnson s/o William and Pheobe Johnson b __ Mar 1842.
Godfather James Samuel Elder & Godmother Dorthea Elder.

12 Jan 1843 William Ignatius s/o Ignatius & Nancy Johnson b Jan 1843
Godfather Thomas . Godmother Ann Foster

23 Apr 1843 Susanna Amy d/o Thomas and Moka Rhoads b22 Jan 1843.
Godmother Phobe Johnson.

22 May 1843 Geo Arnold s/o James Samuel and Dorthea Ann [Johnson] Elder b 12 May 1843.
Godfather William Elder, Godmother Sara Elder

28 Aug 1843 Elizabeth d/o William and Phobia Johnson b 27 Aug 1843
Godfather Thomas Foster, Godmother Mary Foster

16 Nov 1845 Dorthea d/o William nand Phoebe Johnson b 6 Apr 1845
Godfather Richard Jarboe, Godmother Mathilda Jarboe

29 Nov 1846 Sara Elizabeth d/o James S Elder and Dorthea Ann [Johnson] Elder b 4 Oct 1846
Godfather William Elder, Godmother Sara Elder

*21 Feb 1847 Thomas s/o William and Holda Basinger, b 12 Dec 1846
Godfather William Johnson, Godmother Dorthea Ann Foster

17 Oct 1847 Sylvester s/o William & Phebe Johnson, b 2 ___ 1847
Godfather William Cassidy, Godmother Sara Wheatley

27 May 1847 Mary Adeline d/o J. Samuel & Dorthea [Johnson] Elder, b 26 May 1847
Godfather Thomas Foster and Maria Foster

*1857 James Wm Johnson s/o Daniel Johnson & Elizabeth Stephens ???

*15 May 1858 James Franklin Johnson s/o Joseph & Marie Phillips b __ Dec 1857.
Godmother Anna Mattingly

*1859 Joseph Johnson s/o Edmund Johnson & Marie Phillips, b Dec 1859

*19 Jan 1855 Joseph Edmund s/o Edmond Johnson & Mary Clauder, b 8 Dec 1854
Sponsor Narcis Meumise Ant Jacob

*1860 Edward Johnson s/o ___ Johnson & Marie Phillip, b __ Oct
Sponsor Thomas Foster & Marie Stevens

Jan 1852 Margaret R. d/o William & Phebia Johnson, b 3 Nov 1851
Sponsors: James Cassidy & Anna Yates

1854 James Matthew Johnson s/o William Johnson & Phoebe Rhodes
Godfather Archibald Little, Godmother Anna Yates

*1860 Mary Anna Johnson d/o Daniel Johnson & Elizabeth Stephens
Godmother Delphina Little

* 1863 Joseph Johnson s/o Daniel Johnson & Elizabeth Stevens
Sponsor: Margarita Stevens, Sr.

* 1865 Victoria Marie Johnson d/o William Johnson & Mary Ann Stephens
Sponsor: Maria Faye & Victor Pierrard

3 Nov 1849 Theresa Ann d/o William & Phebe Johnson b 29 Aug 1849
Sponsors: Joseph Cassidy & Rebecca Mitchell

*27 Jan 1850 Francis Marian Rhoades /o Edmund Rhoades & Mary Johnson b 30 Sept 1849
Sponsors: David & Laticia Cassidy

4 Apr 1856 Joseph Ignatius Johnson s/o Will Johnson & Phoebe Rhodes, b 2 Dec 1855 Sponsor: Ann Mattingly

24 Apr 1859 Sara Ellen Johnson d/o Will Johnson & Phebia Rhodes, b 6 Jun 1858
Sp: ____ Claudel & Wife Madge

1872 James Thomas Wheatley s/o John Wheatley & Mary Johnson, b Sept 1870
Godparents: Elizabeth Harrison & Jacobus Thomas Wheatly

1873 Saram Theresa Wheatly d/o John Wheatly & Marie Johnson b 8 Apr 1873
Godmother Elizabeth Johnson

1875 Susan Rebecca Harrison d/o Thomas Harrison & Susannae Johnson
Sp: Solomon Mitchell, Sr. & Susanna Harper

?? Margarita Elizabeth Johnson d/o William Johnson & Maria Stevens b 29 Nov 1866
Sp: Mary Lou Jarboe

Dorthea Ann Johnson, b 1812

Dorthea Ann Johnson b abt 1812 in Washington, KY has always intrigued me (my gggg grandmother). She married a James Samuel Elder, but we have never been able to figure out her parents. This Dorthea is found on my gg grandmother's line. However, we have another Dorthea Johnson found on my gg grandfather's line (sister of my gg grandfather). I've always thought they must somehow be related since Dorthea isn't too common of a name, even at that time. Today I found a clue!!

Thanks to some information I was given by Jerry Clark I filled in a little more of the Johnson Pedigree. Matthew Johnson had two brothers, John and Thomas. Thomas had a daughter named Mary who married a Thomas Foster.

Today as I was continuing to sort through my grandmother's information I came across a letter with cemetery and baptism records of several Elders and Johnsons. I came across this information, researched by Loretta in 1979:

"These are baptisms from Derby & Leopold:
Nov 1 1840 - Promiliana d/o Samuel James Elder & Dorthea Ann Elder b. 24 Sept 1840. Godfather Thomas Foster and Godmother Mary Ann Foster"

I think it would be very probable that Dorthea would have named her "sister", Mary Johnson Foster, daughter of Thomas Johnson and neice to Matthew Johnson, godmother. This is only a hunch but now I can look to see if there's any proof of this.

Since we think Dorthea was born around 1812, Thomas Johnson would have only been 38 at the time of her birth. I will have to look into this more. If anyone has information to prove this please comment or e-mail me.