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THE GENEALOGY 



OF 



John and Ruth Johnson 



WHO LIVED IN 



CHESTER, VERMONT 



In the year 1800 



BEFORE AND AFTER 



Gathered, Arranged and Published by 
GEORGE \I. T. JOHNSON 

Binghamton, N. \ . 






BiNGHAMTON, N. Y.: 

Barnes, Smith & Co., Printers 
1909 

GlfS 
A-- 



MAY ^1911 



TO AM, l\"l'I<:i!EST]{;U— GliKETlXG: 

111 offeriiii;- this little work as a genealogy of tlie 
family" of Joliii and IJiith Johuson, I do so with a few 
words of explanation and apology. I am well aware 
of its imperfections. Xn complete genealogy was ever 
written. It is a point to which we aim, but never 
reach. There are many hindrances : Erroneons rec- 
ords ; conflicting records, or no records: forgetfulness 
on the part of those who would give information if 
they conld; and indifference on the jiart of those who 
could if they would; time required and expense. .\ll 
come in as hindrances to a complete genealogy. I lunc 
nu't all of these. But the nearer we get to complete- 
ness, the lietter. and only patience and work and iinie 
will accomplish a fail- result. 

I have at odd times, during the past seven years, 
been getting together what material I could. T should 
have commenced this fifty years ago. when there were 
several of tlie third generatiim li\ing. who eould have 
given valuable intorniation, which we cannot now get. 
I am under great oliligations to those who have hel]ied 
me. It is to ho lio])ed the lacking features may be 
supplied, and one of a later generation get out a more 
complete edition. I think this will create an interest. 
It has cost nnuh work and patience. Ijy way of corre- 



ppondenoe, etc.; luit \vithnl I am uiad I am able to pre- 
sent it. 

When I first undertook this work it was my purpose 
to give simply names and dates of births, marriages 
and deaths in tlie ordinary way of geneahigies. As I 
jirogressed, I felt the coldness of the W'ork. In the his- 
tory of i>ac]i person whose birth and death record is 
given, there is a wonderfully interesting life, which it 
is impossible to mention. Each one had his soid full 
of andution, hope, love, faith and expectation, also dis- 
appointment and sorrow, of which there will never be 
a. record. These were the valuable parts of their lives. 
Tile dry shucks are the names, dates and places wdiiel) 
gi) ti) make u]i a genealogical record. I have felt this 
most keenly, and its loss has seemed to me immeas- 
urable. The beautiful little families which we men- 
tion as we go along — father, mother, brothers and sis- 
ters — we know were happy little kingdoms of them- 
selves, and their histories winild lie interesting. I 
have wished just to open the^■e tightly closed liooks and 
read them and give some record of them, hut have not 
been able to do much in that line. 

T L'i\c tlii^ a- an ex|)lanation of the character of the 
\\iirk. \vliich is part genealogy and a little of life his- 
tory. ' G. ^r. T. .T. 



THE PLATES 

It lias been impossilik' to oMiiin pliotogniphs of any 
of the first or .«econd <;cnenitioii, aud I have taken a 
son of the third generation to represent his father's 
branch, not as anv better than others, but tlie most 
available, and a good representative. I think they will 
add a pleasaJit feature to the work. 



EOLL OF HOXOR 

Under this head I have classed those who served as 
soldiers of our country in any war, and if able to ob- 
tain, have given short accounts of arniv life. I am 
well aware that I have only a small fragment of that 
v\'hich could be written: for the reason that many have 
passed away, and no one could give any account, also 
there are some from whom I have not been able to get 
a report. Over this list I place the picture of William 
Edward Johnson*, IS years old, son of Leonard Jolm- 
son^, taken while at the front, serving in Co. D. ?Tth 
N". Y. Infantry, in front of Richmond, under George 
P). ]\lc('lellan, as a tyjiical soldier. 



•lOIIX .TOIIXSOX' AXD LTTH 

"^I'lie gettini;' together of the correct names and dates 
incident in the lives of those who have passed away, 
leaving no written record, is one of tlie most ditfieult 
of taslvs. This will lie seen from the very nature of 
the conditions, and the fact that so little attention is 
given to a person and his life after his death. The 
generation following will regard his life as an incident, 
and often cannot tell where his hody is laid to rest. 
All interest centered on the present and fntnre. 

r have imdertaken to make a genealogy of my 
father's family. By the aid of his early memoirs, and 
information handed down bv town records and in- 
scriptions on tombstones, I am enabled to arrange a 
fairly correct one, from John Johnson and Ruth, who 
lived in Chester, Vermont, about 1(90 to 1810. I will 
therefore designate John and Ruth as the first genera- 
tion, and give the families in tlieir lines as well as F 
have been able. 

The most that can be said of them is that these were 
their names: that Ihey lived in Chester, Vermont, be- 
fore and after the year 1<S00, and died, John Johnson 
Dec. 20, 1810, in the 78th year of his age, and Ruth 
Dec. 98, 1810, in the 77th year of her age. 

The headstones in the old cemetery of Chester, Ver- 
mont, bear these records. And this is the most that we 
know of a family which lived in Vermont at one time, 
\\ lirii the lountry was new. AVe know nothing of their 
sti'ugu'les to raise a family of four bovs and one girl : 

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Uieir liDfies, ainbitioiis, loves and s[)ii'it oi" a raiiiily, 
now long gone, witli the simple blue stone as the prin- 
cipal record that John Johnson and Ruth over livoil. 
Further than this we would not know, diil not the town 
records of Chester, \'ermont, record that to thciii weri' 
born Uriah, John, Asa, Luther and L'uth, which give 
them fixed places as heads of their respective t'aunlies. 
That thcv were worthy people we may conclude I'niui 
the fact that their children have been heads of pros- 
perous families, active in the interests of their day. 
It is so with all peo])le. Charai-ter is the nu.)st that 
lives after them, and that in the lives of their chil- 
dren's children, and that will live for good or ill, any- 
way. And results, as we see tliem in the descendants 
of John and Ruth, are such as not to make us ashamed. 

I have tried to find out something more of John 
Johnson and Ruth; tlicir respective families; where 
tliey lived before coming to Chester, Vermont; of wluit 
nationality; of Ruth's maiden name; but it is like grop- 
ing in a dark cave. I can hardly get fui'ther hack than 
the tomlistones, and a few corroborating items in thi' 
town and church records of Chester and Plymouth, 
Vermont. For the present I content myself with this 
meager knowledge, and take this as my starting point. 

As to Ruth's maiden name, my father, I^eonard 
Johnson, sou of .Tohn Johnson-, in his memoirs of his 
early life, speaks several times of lis "' Orand father 
jrudge," from which fact I am quite inclined to be- 
lieve that her maiden name was Ruth ^Fudge. One of 
her fauiilv writes me: "There is a tiMdiiion in the 



family that llutli Johnson's mother was lialf or quar- 
ter Indian. sliows Indian l)lood quite plainl)-, 

il' one is thinkina- id' it. Soiiie nf the Johnson de- 
scendants also show it."" 

In the summer of ISiOl 1 was in Vermont, around 
the home towns of my parents and grandparents. I 
founil many wlio called them.selves cousins to each 
other, hut could not tidl tlie tie by which they were so 
related. They couhl only jjo hack to their grand- 
parents, Uriah, John, Asa, Luther and Iiuth. I un- 
dertook to go l)ack and find out how these were related. 
i\[y grandparents were Jolm Johnson and Sallv Da- 
mon. I found those wliose grandparents were Lutliei' 
Johnson and Nancy Damon, and otliers whose grand- 
l)arcnts were Asa Johnson and Nellie Lyon, others 
whose grandparents were Uriali and Anna Johnson, 
and others whose grand])arents wore Euth Johnson and 
Xathan Lyon. 'While all of these recognized relation- 
sliip. they could not it'll where the sevci'al hrauches 
came together. I liecame interested and undertook to 
hnatc it. I find it is very tedious work and meets with 
little encouragement geiu^i'ally with a husy people. I 
«as fiiifunate. however, to lind a I'ew, perhaps one or 
twii oi each hranch, who took au interest, and with 
tlieii- help, and hy the town and church records and 
inscriptions on tond)stones, I have been able to gather 
a fairly full genealogy, but leaving ont the many in- 
tci-esting stories of lives of work and struggles, suc- 
ces.ses and failures in the history of those gone befoi-e. 
Their life experiences are bnri(>d with them. T knew 



I must gather sciitlri'i'd ex iilciucs. and ulicn I liad any 

wliich was positive^ I licid il. and loiinected others till 

1 ha\(' a fairly eoiiiplclr whulc. I will give mv lind- 
ings. 

'Sly father, in brief memoirs of his early life, tells of 
his father. John Johnson, of his luiele, Tjuther dolm- 
son, and his cousin, Esther, in Chester, Vermont, and 
(d' pro|ierties winch liis father owned ahout Plymoulli. 
la looking over the old town records of Chester and 
Plymouth, I found that my grandfather was designated 
as John Johnson. Jr.. and I immediately reasoned that 
his father must have heen John Johnson, Sr. 1 found 
the town records of the births of my father and uncles, 
as children of John Johnson, Jr. The old town rec- 
ords of Springfield, Vermont, have the entry of the 
marriage of John Johnson, Jr., and Sally Damon, Nov. 

i:>. not. 

From the early memoirs of my father. Leonard John- 
son, son of John Johnson. Jr.. I know his niolher's 
name was Sally Damon, and tliat he had an uncle Iji- 
ther. He says : " Jly brother younger, John, went to 
live with my uncle Luther, on my father's side, where 
he lived till he was twenty-one." I found among the 
births recorded in Chester that of Luther Johnson, son 
of John Johnson and Euth. I found a deed of land, 
dated July 4, 179S. from John ]\[udge to John John- 
son, Jr. i\[y father, in his memoirs of his early life, 
which I have, says: ''When I was not far from six 
years old, my father bought a farm in Plraiouth, Vt., 
and we moved on to it. ITe liouubt it of one ^fr. 



.Afiulue. It is the s^ame farm which is now occupied 
(185?) bv ;\Ir. Isaac Pollard. The two-storv red house, 
now occupied liv 3Ir. Polhird, was liuilt bv iii\- father, 
and ill which he lived until his death."' 

I called at the house in the summer of IDUl, still 
owned h\' a ilr. Pollard. 

ily cousins in Vermont recognized that their fathers, 
Uriah, John, Asa and Luther, were brothers, and Kuth, 
who married K"athan Lyon, was a sister. All of those 
scattered evidences go to prove that John and Puth 
were grandparents of Friali. John. Asa. Lutlier and 
Puth. 

In looking through tlie okl cenicterv of Chester, I 
found graves with neat, blue headstones, on which 
were inscribed — on one: "In memory of John John- 
son, who died Dec. aO, 1810. in 78th year of his age. 

■' Virtue live.s beyond the grave." 

And at its side another with the inscription: "• In 
memory of JMrs. Puth Johnson, wife of John Johnson, 
who died Dec. 28, 1810, in the ?7th year of her age."' 

I did not find anyone who knew anything about the 
graves, which must have been those of our great-grand- 
parnits. 

1 sliall designate the generation of John. Sr.. and 
Puth as first, and their children secoml. and so down. 
The figures after each name tells of what generation. 

It has been my desire to give brief history of dif- 
ferent ones of the first, second or third generation, hut 
have been very unsuccessful. In absence of that. I am 
glad to p-]'ve little incidents in their lives, even thougli 

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seeming iriviiil. They have n Iciiilciicy to bring tlieir 
lives, so long gone, down lo a syiii|iiilliy with (iiirs. and 
lend a cheer to tlie work. 

I believe tliero is only one written record of anv in- 
cident in Ibe life of John Johnson. Sr.. and this a very 
sinijjle one, but as it is the only one of liim and his 
granddaughter, Esther, 1 give il as my father, Leonard 
Johnson, lias written it, in the memoirs of his earlv 
life: ■■ Tlierc was aiiollier lilth' nceurrence, that I 
distinctly i-cmcniiici-. and whicli must liavc taken place 
wlien I was quite small. .\t the time referred to. we 
lived in the licmse with grandfather and graiidniotber 
Johnson. Like most grandpai'ents, they were-very ten- 
der of their grandchihli-cn, especially grandfather. One 
night, when father and mother w(>re -away from home, 
it seemed to be my lot to sleep with a much older 
cousin, in a back bedroom. If was winter, and the 
weather was cold, (irandt'ather says to my cousin: 
■' Get a blanket and warm it, wrap it about Leonaril 
when you take him off to beil." She objected : saiii 
there was no use of it, etc. But grandfatlier prevailed 
ill the argument, to my joy, and so cousin Esther got 
a lilanket and \\arnied il. and tonk me u]i in bei- arms 
and carried me of]' to bed.'" 

And is this all!' This is all the record we have of 
even an incident in the life id' seventy-seven years of 
active work. ]'>ut the motto on his tombstone, in the 
old churchyaril of ('hester, Vermont, tells nmi-e : 
"Virtue lives beyond the gra\(';"" and we know Ike 
worthy characters of .To'lm and T'uth are living and in- 

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fluencing in the world for good, for progress, and for 
uprightness in the world to-day, and will live — who 
knows liow lung?* 
Their cliihli-en were: 
Uriah. 

Jolin. 

Asa. 

Liithcr. 

Ruth. 



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A.\iii:i. .fdii NsoN', Sox OF UitrATi-. 

ri.'IAII .lollXSOX-' (.l,,liii'). 

Fniiii records in an nlil family I'liliic we obtain about 
all that we know nF Triab. His wilVs nanio was Anna. 
From my fathci'V memoirs of liis early life 1 learn 
that they lived in Cbe-ter. Vermont, about ISOtl. How 
long before or after 1 cannot tell. Mrs. I'uth Olive 
Johnson Culbertson*, daughter of Amiel .lobnson-', has 
furnished the family i-ecord of T'riab- IVom an old fa)ri- 
ily Bible. 

We know iiotliiiiLi- of his life. sa\e that the cbildi-eii 



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and children's cliildren liear record in tlieir lives that 
they had a good jiarentage, which is the hest heritage. 

Tlieir children were: 
Esther. 
Xancv. 

Closes. 

Ahigail X. 

Elijah. 

Cyrenus. 

Zelotiis. 

Aniicl. 

ESTHER JOIIXSOX-^ (Uriah-', Joliii'). 

Born (supposed in Chester. Vt.). Aug. .'lO, ITSO. 

Died Aug. 21, 1856. 

Married Asa Wheeler, born 1T8G. 

Died :\ray. IS."):. 

Their children : 

Isaiali. ('e|ilia-. .Vnson. Ahigail ^I. Betsey D. 
Tsahel j\r. Anna. Edwin. Sardin. 



TSATAH WHEELEE^ (Esther^. Frialr. JolmM. 

E(n-n Plymouth, Vt., Oct. Sn. ISIC. 

Died Jan. 2;, 189(1. 

Jfarried Julia Foster, Feb. 7. 184:). 

Their children'' : 

Eleanor I. Sarah Eovina. Charles G. Wai'ron F. 
Xnrris P. Alden P.. Anna :\r. 

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ELEAXOI} 1. \Vlli:i':i.KI!-' (rsiiiah'. Ksllier. TriMh-, 
John' ) . 
Born Dee. l-t, ISl:). 

Married A(laln^s of Worcester. Yt. 

Tlieir chiklren" : 'I'wo sons. 

SAIJAH LOVIX.X WIIKEEEIJ'' ( Isaiah^ Estlier% 
I'riali". .lolm' ). 

Born Eel). M. IS-io. 

^Married Jlonroe Farley. .Tune 5, 1871. 

Charles G. Wlieeler''. Born June .5, 1848. 

Warren E. Wheiler"'. Born Xov. .3, 1850. 

Xorris P. Wlieeler'. Born .'^eiit. ."). IS.il. Died :\Ia,v 
13, 1874. 

Alden B. Wlieeler'. Born :\Iay S, 18.33. 

Anna ^1. Wlieeler"'. Born Xov. 4. IS.").'). Died Dee. 

1(5, 18.i6. 

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CEPHAS WHEELERS (E.^^ther^. Urialr'. John'). 
Born Plyniontb. Vt. Died 189:?. 
]\rarried Julia Dimniiek. Bridiiewater. Vt.. Ajiril 2, 

IS JO. 

Tlieir child= : 

LAVOXIA r. WITEELEB"' (Ceplias\ Esther', 
Eriali". John' ) . 

Born Bridgewater. Vl. 

]\rarried Andrew M'. Brown. Plymouth. Vt.. Oct. 7. 
1 S7?. 

Their child''': 

Eva Julia Brown. Plvinontli. \'t.. 1873. 

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ANSOX WHEELEE* (Esther^ rriah'-, JohnV). 

Born I'lyinoutli. ^'t., 1S20. Pied 185!\ :\Iarri(Ml 
Man- Fay. 

Their cliildren'' : 

Eugene. Stanton. Belle. 

ABKJAIL :\I. WHEELER* (Esther^ Urialr'. Jolm'). 
Born Plymontli. Yt.. :\ra.v is. is-.^-). 
Died Sept. ]-3, IS!:-^ 

BETSEY n. WHEELEB* (Esther\ Friali-'. .lolui'). 

Born :\rai-c-li -.^i), 1828. Died Dee. 1, ]8(;:. 

Mai'ried. I'lviiioiitli. \'t.. 18.58. Hosia .lulmson'' (d' 
the TiUther hrnnih. 

ISABKLL M. WIIEELElf* (Esther^. Uriahs .lohn'). 
]*.(irn Plyiii.mlh. Yt.. 18:;-2. Di.'d Marcli. is.",;. 

SAK'DIX WHEELEi;^ (Esth<T\ Eriali-. .T,,hiiM. 

B(iru l^lynionth. Yt.. 1837. Died Feb. 7, 190.5. 

What I have of the g'enealooT of Esther .Tolmpon'' 
was furnislied me bv Jlrs. Floreiieo Greene Havens' of 
Luther hraneh, ri-oetorsville. A't.. and ^[r-. f>a\(iuia 
P. Wheeler"' of the T^riah l)i'aneli, IMyiuouth. ^'t., and 
others. H will lie seen tliere is a gnod deal of ■work yet 
to eoinplete this family of the Uriah liraneh. 



NAXCY .TOIIXSOX^ (Frialr'. JohnM- 
Bdin June i:;. ITHL Died :\rareh. 1858. 

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Married Willard liddgnian. 
Their children* : 

Willard if. Arvilla. Sarah Ann. Lyman 11. ifaii- 
dalia. 

WILLAKD M. llOlXiMAX* (Xancy-, I'riah-, .lohn'). 

Born 1811. Died Feb. 18, ls:2. 

:\rarried ilary Hall. 

Their children'' : 

Ferdinand, horn 1838; died ilay 10, 1876. 

Lydia Ann, horn 1839: died AwiX. 2. 18r>2; married 
Elbridge Spaulding. 

Mary, born April 21, 1842 : died March (1. 1872. 

ARVILLA H0DG:\LAN* (Xancy^, Uriah- John'). 

Married Joseph Button. 

They had no children, but took into their family 
six children of other people. 

LYMAX H. HODCnrAN* (Nancy^ Friah-, John'). 
Married Jlr.s. Eliza Gleason. 
Their children'' : 
Saraph. Varaines. Agnes. 

SARAPH HODGMAX^ (Lyman H.*, Xancy% Uriah^ 
John') 

Jlarried Julius ^fcCullum. 

VARAINES HODGMAN= (Lyman H.*, Xancy', 
Uriah-, John')- 

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Married iliniiie Joliiis. 
Their children'' : 
Bernadette. Hattie. 

AGXI']S HOlxniAN''^ (Lvnmn H.-*, XaiK'y\ Uriali= 
John' ) . 

iTari'ied .Mark Daniels. 

Their child'-': 

Glad is Daniels" (Aijness% Lvniau\ Xancv-^ Uriah", 
John' ) . 

Married Feh. 7, 190.5, Fred Johnson. 



SAKAU AXX HODGilAX* (Xancy", Uriahs JnJmM. 
Married Joseph Evans. 
Their child: 
Alonzo Evans. Died in Civil War. 

RAXDALIA HODGMAX* (Xancy'. Uriah-, JohnM. 
Married Joseph Evans, after death of Sarah Ann. 
Their children'' : 
Melissa. Ann. Eoselthia. Joseph. 

MELLSSA EVAXS^ (Randalia*. Xancy^ Urialr. 
John'). 
Married Orniand Spring. 
Their child": 
Lillian Spring. 
EOSELTHIA EVAXS^ (EandaliaS Xancyl. Friah^ 
John' ) . 
Married Willard Eohinson. 

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The gencalogv nf Xaiu-v .lolinsnn wa^^ fiiniislnMl me 
by Mrs. Florence Greene Havens\ Proctorsville. Vt., 
of the Luther hnineli. and iliss IVrmilhi A. Jolinson*, 
Sherburne, Vt.. nl' the .\sa liranch. 



MOSES JOHXSOX^ (Friah^. Jolm'). 
Born July 8. 1793. Died May 1, 1876. 
Married Polly Sarjient. Born K'.iT. i)i<'i] Sept. 30, 

issr. 

Their ( liihlren^ : 
Parks. ^lo.=es. 

ABIGAIL X. .KillXSOX-' (Uriahs John'). 

Born 1795. Died Sept. 11. 188G. 

ilarried Daniel Lyon. Burn Xov. •?•?. 1784. 

Their children* : 

Albert Lyon. B(irn 1830. Died 1831. 

Gilbert Lyon, l^orn Feti. 13. 1832. Died Feb., — 
1873. 

Abby E. Lyon. Born Feb. 13, 1835. 

ELIJAH JOHXSOX'' (Lriab-, Jolin'). 
Born July K;, 1799. 

CYRENFS JOHXSOX^ (Friah-, JohnM. 
Born .Vu.iT. 31. 1803. 

ZELOTFS JOHXSOX=^ (Friah^ John'). 
Born July 33. 1800. 

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AlIIEL JOHXSOX^ 

Aiiiiel Johnson, youngest son of Uriah and Anna 
Johnson, whose mother died when he was about three 
or four years old, was bound out to a fanner named 
Coolidge, until he was twenty-one. He had a very 
poor chance for education, as he was often kept from 
school to work, and when not too tired to study at 
night, had only firelight to study Ijy. 

At the age of twenty-nine he married Mary Wood, 
youngest daughter of Josiah Wood, of Sherburne, Vt. 
They lived for a short time in Bridgewater, Yt., then 
went to Sherljurne, Vt., where they lived until the first 
of the year 18.58. when they moved to Illinois, near the 
town of Washington. In 1860 they moved to Living- 
ston County, 111., and in ISGi) to Carroll, Iowa, where 
they spent the remainder of their lives, and where both 
are buried. 

Of their four daughters and four sons, one sou, Ed- 
mund Stanley, died in 186G, at the age of seventeen. 
The other seven are living (March 1, 1908), in seven 
different States — Caliornia, Oregon, Washington, Wy- 
oming, Colorado, Illinois and Iowa. 

In the early fifties (exact date not known to this 
writer), llr. Johnson served one term as a member of 
the Vermont LegLslature. 

In 1872 he and his wife visited friends in Vermont, 
and he went to Schroon, N. Y., to see his brother Ze- 
lotes. This was the only time they went back, after 
moving west. 

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Xovember 30, IST.'). ho difd of piuHinioiiln. after a 
brief illness. 

AMIEL JOHXSOX^ (Urialr. JohnM. 

Born Ecading, Yt., Sept. 29, 1809. 

Died Nov. 20, 187:?. 

Married Jan. IT, 1839, :\rary Wood. Burn Sher- 
burne, Vt., Feb. 10, 1817. Died Xov. 19, 1879. 

Their cliildren'' : 

Ellen Francis. :\rary ifarcella. Judith Wondhurv. 
Clarence Amiel. Edmond Stanley. Orvilla Ceplias. 
Ruth Olive. Everett Alanson. 

ELLEX FRAXCIS JOHXSOX* (Aniiel\ Uriahs 
John'). 

Born Bridgewater. Vt.. Dec. 1.3, 1839. 

Married, Waldo, 111., Dec. 30, 1860. Lvnian W. Pres- 
cott. 

Their children" : 

Bertha Inez. Agnes. Winifred. Guy J. 

BERTHA IXEZ PRESCOTT= (Ellen Frances*, 
AmieP, Uriah-, John'). 

Born April 13, 1863. 

Married, Carroll, Iowa, June 1, 1887, Herbert A. 
Jimod. Born Sept. 17, 185-1. 

Their children^ : 

Frederick Lewis Junod. Born Aug. 29, 1888. 

William Prescott Junod. Born June 15, 1890. 

Dwight Culbertson Junod. Born Oct. 10. 1891. 

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AGNES PEESCOTT^ (Ellen FraneesS AmieP, 
Uriah-, John')- 
Born Carroll, Iowa, April 17. 1868. 
Married Edward L. Key, April 17, 18GS. 
Their children" : 

Clara Prescott Key. Born Eel). 35, 189-1:. 
Mark Key. Born May 21, ISilG. 
Bertha Key. Born Aug. 57. 18i)0. 
Anna ilay Key. Born Oct. 10, I'.KiG. 
Henrietta Key. Bom June -29, 1908. 

WIXIFKED PRESCOTT'^ (Ellen FrancesS AmieP, 
rrialr, John^). 

Born Sept. 3, 1873. 

Married David E. Patrick, Boone, Iowa, June 26, 
1895. 

Their children'' : 

Dorothy Patrick. Born Jan. 21, 1898. 

Eodney L. Patrick. Born Jan. 23, 1900. 

Katherine Patrick. Born July 2-t, 1901. Died May 
5, 1902. 

Gladys lone Patrick. Born June 21. 1908. 

GUY J. PRESCOTT'^ (Ellen Frances;^. AmieP, Uriah-, 
John' ) . 
Born 1875. 
Blarried Edna Jones. 
Their child". 
Ruth Prescott. Born June 29, 1903. 

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MAKY .MAltcKI.I.A ,l(»TTXsr)X< (Aniifl\ T'rialr, 
John' ). 

Born BridgewattT, Vt., Jan. 31, 1S4-2. Died June 
2, 1909. 

ilarried James 11. liarner, Livingstou, HI., lire. 31, 
1863. 

Their cliiidrcn"' : 

Arthur Jlilton. Lillian. Fred L. K'ollo \V. Frank 
J. Jennie E. Xellie Mabel. Orvilla Carl. 



ARTHUR ^kl. CiARXER' (Marv Mariella\ AmicP, 
Uriahs JohnM- 

Born Jan. 2, 1865. 

Married Jan. 2.5, 189(1, Emma Cunlitt'e. Born Dec. 
2, 1865. 

Their children". 

Hazel Garner. Born Aug. 8, 1892. 

Leon jr. Garner. Born Jan. 19, 1895. 

Roy C. Garner. Born ilareli 22, 1898. 

LILLL\N" GARNERS (Mary Marcella*, AmieP, 
Uriah-, John' ). 

Born Dec. 10. 1866. Died July 21, 1895. 

Married John IT. Darnall. Fairhury, HI., Oct. 5, 
1887. 

Their children" : 

Bertha :\rabel Darnall. Barn ^May 23, 1889. 

Mary Ethel Darnall. Born Feb. 22, 1891. 

Jennie Estella Darnall. Born Mny 9, 1893. 

fharles W. Darnall. Bom Julv 13. 1894. 

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FRED L. GAEXKl!-' (Mary :\[ai-tell;i\ Aniiel', Uriah-, 

JolmM- 
Born Aug. 7. 18(Ui. 
Died :\rarch 20. 1889. 

ROLLO W. GARNER^ (Marv :\Iarc•ella^ AmieP, 
I'riali". John^). 
Married Eva Jordan, Fairburv. 111.. :\Iay -2. 190(i. 

FRANK J. GARXER-' {^lavy :Mareella*, Aniiel-', 
Uriah-, John^). 

JENNIE E. GARNERS (Mary ilareellaS Amiel'', 
Uriah", John^). 

Born Jan. 22, 1875. 

Married Amos Lee Brown, Fairbury, 111., Jan. 19, 
1893. 

Their children" : 

Clarence Lee Brown. Born Dec. 28, 1893. 

John Everett Brown. Born Aug. 12, 1900. 

NELLIE il. GARNER-' (Mary :\Iarcella^, AmieP, 
Uriah", John^). 
Born Feb. 15, 1877. 

Married Gibson Harris, Fairbury. 111., Sept. 26, 189(5. 
Their children" : 

Fred Harris. Born Aug. 26, 1902. 
iVIalicl Harris. Born Dec. 19, 1903. 

ORVILL CARL GARNERS (Mary ilarcclla*, AmieP, 
Urialr, John^). 
Born Se])t. 10. 1883. 

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irnrried Helena Enuolheelit. Fairlmrv. 111.. April '29, 
I'JOo. 



JUDITH WOODBli;V JoiiXSOX^ (Aiiuel\ Fnalr, 

JohnM. 

Born Sherburne. Yt.. Dec. !•. 1844. 

Married Dr. John B. Culver. Carroll. Iowa. Oct. 28, 
18G!). 

Their ehildren-"^ : 

Florence Estella Culver. Born Gliildeii. lnwa. Aug. 
24, 1871. 

jraude ilariah Culver. Born iloingona, Iowa. July 
29. 1873. Died Oct. 8, 1874. 

Marv Dale Culver. Born ^loingona. Iowa, ilarch 5, 
1875. 

Clarence Cecil Culver. Born Towanda. Kan.. Dee. 

19. 1878. 

Eaymond L. Culver. Born Wichita. Kan.. Aug. 20, 
1881. 

LLAKEXCK AMIEL JnHXSUX^ (Annel-\. Erialr, 
Johni.) 
jrarried Lucy E. Corbin. Carrolton. Towa. ^lareh 

20. 1873. 

Their children^: 

Mary Johnson. Born Carroll, Towa. iMay 3. 1874. 
Died Carroll, Iowa, July. 1875. 

Cora Johnson. Born Carroll. Iowa. July 27, 1876. 
Died Auburn. Cal.. Aug. 11. 1894. 

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Cora. John.son was drowiKMl in the American Eiver, 
near Auburn, Cal., in the vain effort to save the lives 
of two friends of her own age, who had been swept by 
the rapid current into deep water. Eegardless of her 
own safety, she made a heroic attempt to save them, 
and lost her own life. 

Ada Johnson. Born Auburn, Cal., Dec. 12, 1881. 



EDMOXD STANLEY .TOHXSOX^ (AmieP, Urialr, 
John' ) . 
Born Sherliurne, Tt.. Oct. 3, 1848. 
Died April 16,, 18(i(i. 

(»H\'1LLE C. JOHXSOX* (AmieP, Uriah- John'). 

Born Sherburne, Yt.. Jan. 16. 1851. 

Married Elizabeth M. Mi'vi-ill. Buck Grove, Iowa, 
Nov. ,5, 1874. 

Their children^ : 

Fred M. Edmond S. Bavmond C. Bolland G. 
Halsey :\r. 

FRED :\f. JOHNSON' (Orville C\ AmieP, Uriahs 
John'). 
Born Oct. 19, 187.5. 
Married Lulu Jett, Oct. 14, 1903. 

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EDMOXD S. .lollXSOX'' (()i\illc ('.♦. Amier', 
Uriah-, John'). 
Bom April 9. 1877. 
:\rarriwl :\rvrtlc K. Tracy, .Tun.' Id, 1!)0T. 

I!AVM()X1> ('. .lOIlXSON' (Orvillc C.\ Amid', 
Uriah-, John'). 
Born May 7, 1880. 

Married Mabel Whittaker, Feb. 11, 11)02. 
Their chiM". 
Orvill W. JnbnRm. Born Jan. :!, 1903. 

ROLAND G. .lOHXSOX'^ (Orville C.*, AniieP. 
Uriah-, Jolm'). 
Born June 1.% 1881. Died Oct. 24, 1900. 

HALSEY il. JOHXSOX" (Orville C.\ AmieP. 
Uriah-, John'). 
Born Xov. 12, 18Si4. 



I.'ITII OLl\'K .lOlIXSOX^ (Amiel", Uriah-, John'). 

Born Sherburne, \t.. Jan. 13, 1853. 

Jfarried William Linn Culbertson, Carroll, Iowa, 
June o, 1873. Died October 19, 1908. 

Their cliildren^ : 

'^^ary WixmI. Ralph William. TJojjer Goodwin. 
W'liliaiii Linn. Jr. 

Mary Wood Cul]>ertson^. Born Garroll. Towa. ^lay 
4. 1S74. 

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Ealph William Culbertson^. Born Carroll, Iowa, 
Feb. 25, 1878. Died Carroll. Iowa. May 2R, 188G. 

Eoger Goodwill Culln'rtson. Born Carroll, Iowa. 
June 14, 1881. 

* WILLI A.Af LIXX CFLBEETSOX, JR.= (Kmh 
Olive*, AmieP, Urialr, John^). 

Born Auburn, Cal.. Feb. 20, 1881. 

Married Sept. 12. 1906, Fairfield, Conn.. Lisa Win- 
chester Heighe. Born Baltimore. Md., Feb. 3, 1885. 

Their son'*. 

William Linn Culbertson. Third. Born New York, 
N. Y., July 1, 1908. 



EVEKETT ALANSON JOHXSON* (Amiel». lTriah=, 
John\). 

Born Sherburne, Vt., Dec. 18, 1854. 

Married Emma Frees, Concordia. Kan.. July 38, 
1880. 

Their children^ : 

Chester Garfield. Susie. ^lona. Ward. 

CHESTER GARFIELD JOHNSON= (Everett Alan- 
son'', AmieP, Uriah-, John^). 

Born July 4, 1881. 

Married and lives in Walla Walla, Wash. They have 
three daughters. 

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srsAXXA CllAlirrV .1011 XSOX^' (Aliinsoii\ 
Amiel'' rrialr, John'). 

Korn Cortland, Kan.. Feb. 11. lSS;i. 

Marriril, (iraiul .liuiiiinn. Ceil"., .lime 15, l'.)0:!, 
'I'liniiia- IIciii-v (iariK'i-. llni]! April ."i. 1S7M, Augusta, 
III. 

'riiciv cliildi-i'ii : 

(tprl Marrrlla. Li.ini lirady, X<'l).. .liilv S. 1004. Died 
Kiady, Xeb., duly 1, 1U0(J. 

Irnia Lucilla. Born Brady, Xeb., June 20, 1906. 

^I(»XA JOHXSOX^ (Kverett Alan^^on^ Aniiel'', 
rrialr', John' ). 

l)(ini Siandia. Kan., dan. 1, 1885. 

Married July 15. l!i(i;5, Charles D. Barnett. Born 
Brown's Valley, :\linn., Sept. IS. 1S80. 

Their ehild" : 

Dorothy 'SI. Born Ualston. Okla.. dune lit, 1908. 

1 am indebted, in the main, to ilrs. Buth Olive John- 
son Culbertson'', daughter of Aniiel Johnson^, for so 
eomplete a record of descendants of Aniiel Johnson. 

It will be st'eii the (imissions of reefu'ds of the family 
of Uriali would probaldy fill several pa<res, if I could 
get them. I will hope this edition of the genealogy will 
excite the interest of the family to complete the record 
to date, and that all will take pride in a new and 
nearer complete edition by some younger and stronger 
son or daughter of John and Euth. 

See what is said after the family of Buth. 

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Old ilu.ME.STEAD 

Tlie almvp cut sllll\^s the limise. with ?oiiir adilitimi,-. 
which was Iniilt hy Jolui Jiiliison. Ji-.. almut iso.j, in 
the town of Plymouth. \{. It is iirohalily the same 
house in whieli .loliii .lolinson, Sr.. and Kuth lived 
during the latter pai't of llieii' lives, as they lived to 
tlie year ISK). 

1'lii' eut is from a photoui-aph whieh 1 tonk in the 
summer of 1!»()1. 

After the death of John Johnson the house passed 
into the hands of Cajit. Moses Pollard, whose son, 
James Addison Pollard, married Josejihine flail, a 
granddaughter of Ruth Johnson=, and has hecn the 



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liDiiie of some of the Tdllard rmiiily Id (lie present 

lilLC. 

.TOTTX JOnXSOX= (.l,,lin'). 

Of the five eliilili-cn nl' Jdhii Isi ainl li'ulli. 1 kimw 
more of John 2d tluiii any df the nihers. I'dr tlie reason 
ihnt when I was a yniiiii:- man. at my request, my 
father, Leonai'd .Idlinsdii. son of .lulm '.'il. wi'ote mem- 
oirs of his early life; not very riill. for 1 ilid not then 
know how to ajipreeiate them, luil iidw iliev are very 
Iiii;lily ]i|-ize(l. l-'ruiii lliein I Irarn lliat lie was a 
farmer in Cliester and Plymoutli. \'l.: not strong 
of l)ody. and died when the olde-;t df his ehildren was 
alioiit fourteen years of age. Xot strong of bodv and 
an humlile farmer, hni df ehar:ietei' lie was among the 
iidMot. It would 1h' Well if all nf his ehildren's chil- 
dren wmdd emulate him. He was quiet, unassiiming, 
d| strong. u].)riglit. honest eharaeter. I will quote 
from my father's memoirs some paragra|ihs whieli may 
lie of interest as well as histdry: 

■■ lie was a man of great integrity, hdiiest, truthful, 
and hated llie very appearance of e\il. One cireum- 
stance that took place when I was alimit ten years old 
made a very deep and abiding impression on my mind. 
;\ry fatlier had moved from Chester to Plymouth. \'t. 
It was a new country and fruit was scarce.' A few of 
the early settlers had taken care to plant orchards 
among the first imjirovements of their farms, and at 
this time began to yield them the long expected, pre- 
cious fruit. There were in the neighliorhood some 

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lawless young men and boys, who were in the habit of 
stealing apples, to the great annoyance and vexation of 
the owners. One evening, just before going to bed, 
these young men came into our liouse with quite a bag 
of apple?, to the joy of us boys, and began to hand 
them round l'(ir the family to eat. All took some, I 
thiiilc. liut father. He refused to take any. They 
knew that he was very fond of apples, and began to 
urge him to take some, but he still declined. They 
wanted to know his reasons for refusing to eat. He 
then put some cpiestions to them, as to where they got 
them and how they got them. Their answers were 
such as led him to believe that they had stolen them. 
He then said : '' This is the reason I cannot eat of 
them. You have obtained them in an unlawful way; 
stolen them, as I believe; and therefore I cannot eat 
of them, for the partaker is as bad as the thief.' This 
was said in a very solemn, serious manner, and ex- 
cited the attention of all present. H certainly excited 
my attention. It was a new thought to me. It was 
among the first practical lessons in morals that I ever 
received, and one that I never forgot. It went with 
me through all my wanderings and temptations in life, 
and formed at once a principle in my mind that more 
or less influenced my conduct.'' 

. . . " When I was not far from six years old, my 
father bought a farm in Plymoutli, Yt., and we moved 
onto it. He bought it of one Mr. ]\Iudge. It is the 
same farm which is now owned and occupied (1857) 
by Mr. Issac Pollard. The two-story, red house now 

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occupied by Mi-. I'ollard was Iniilt by my father, and 
ill wliicli he lived until hi« deatli. (See opening chap- 
ter. Old Homestead.) Tfowevcr. the tirst house that 
wo occupiel in our iii'w place oF residence was a log 
house. We lived in that for two or three years. .\s 
I have said, the country was new and wild animals 
were very plenty, siuh as l)ears, wolves, deer, foxes, 
etc. Often 1 have been to the door in ihr evening and 
heard the wolves in theii' tumultuous yell, in ihe woods 
about a mile from the house. And tbi'ii as the neigh- 
bors would come in, in the evening, what long ami 
startling stories we used to hear, and as one and an- 
other would relate his adventures in linnting, liis fight 
with bears or wolves, or what some ntlier (Uie had done 
or seen or heard, their nai'i-ow escape from death, etc. 
But grandfather ^fudge, as was conceded, I lielieve. on 
all sides, would excel tliem all in tlii^ line. When he 
came into the country it was an unbroken wilderness 
for a great many miles round him. This gave him 
the advantage of almost all others in story-telling. 
He was so mucli ahead of others in the settlement of 
the country, that if his stories were the fruit of only 
bis imagination, or mere dreams, no one could disinite 
him, to call in question tlieir reality. And as all en- 
joyed that kind of amusement so well, they were not 
very much disposed to disjnite him, though many sto- 
ries that he told were most absurd. And as T now re- 
member them, they were entirely beyond the possibil- 
ity of truth: and yet at the time now referred to he 
was a professor of religion, a zealous Methodist. He 

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had frequent mceting.s at \u^ lioiise. and was himself 
very fervent in prayer. You may ask. wliat t-onsist- 
ency in sneli story-telling and religion? I would an- 
swer, none at all. And the only a]>ol()gy that I ean 
make for him, and this will not helj) him very mueli. 
is this. He had told the stories so often, though first 
he told them for amusement, yet now, after repeating 
so many times, he comes to helieve them himself. But 
reniemliei', my son. that a lie, though often told, does 
not make it the truth. It is a lie still. Here is the 
danger of story-telling or jiovcl-reading — we may he 
led to helieve a lie. 

" Thei'e was one thing that todk place ahout this 
time that gave us hoys, as well as some others, rather 
a poor opinion of grandfather kludge's integrity. As 
mv brother Xoah and myself were loming home fi'oni 
school, one day in summer, we heard a great noise of 
bees in the top of a large hemlock tree, close by the 
road. There was a swarm of bees either coming (uit 
of the tree or just going into it. ^ly brother was 
older than mvself. and probaldy understood bees bet- 
tci' than I did. lie cried out tliat lie had fmmd a 
swarm of bees. On our way home we had to go by 
grandfather kludge's. He, by some means, found out 
our discovery, and went immediately anil marked the 
tree in his name. When we had got back to the tree 
with father, we found that ilr. kludge claimed it as 
his. My father, who was a num of peace, after a little 
talk, yielded it to him. In the fall, when they took it 
up, they had a washtub full of honey. But it was not 

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vc'i'v swi'l't til US liiiys. \Vc cM'i- Irll llial llial lioiicy 
lielonuTil in juslirc tn lis. In mir rstiiiiat imi, il wiis 
a stain mi the old iiuiirs c-liaractcr that never wore oil', 
l.rl us lie earet'iil ami treat lioys like men in all our 
transacliims willi Iheiii. for they «ill soon lie men, ami 
as nifii they will jmlue us." 

■■ My father's health lie^aii tn fail when I was ahout 
nine years old. lie had the eiinsniiii>t inn, 'I'he seeds 
of the disease wei'c sown, hnwexer. when he was a yountr 
man. He lamed his side liy ehoppiiig. as 1 have heard 
him say, just as he commeneed life for himself. He, 
ever after thai, had a wraluiess in his left side. In 
going on a new farm in I'lyimiuth, and in huilding a 
saw-mill, he worked licvdiid his strength, and in a few 
years l)egan to sink under it. Then commenced our 
days of trial. My brother Noah, who was ahout two 
years and a half older than myself, had the manage- 
ment of the farm, with the little assi.stanee that father 
and mother could give ns. We raised a little corn and 
potatoes, and by a little help got in our hay and wood. 
But those were dark days. Father had just built the 
mill and the new house, of which I have before spoken, 
and was iiiMilved in defit. Creditors began to call for 
their (lay. and father was exceedingly troubled be- 
cause he could not meet their demands. The farm was 
mortgaged, or another man, by some means, had a 
claim to it, and after father's death it went into his 
hands. . . . 

" After father's death, mother gave up all claim to 
it, even her third, and she and her six children were 

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left without am iiicaiis of support. 1 Irft home aljout 
a year liefore father's deatli." . . • 

" 'J'his winter my father died. (Jue iiiglit in Feh- 
I'uarv a messenger came for nie to go home, saying 
that they thought my father was dying. 1 went home, 
wdiich was about two miles from where I then lived. 
I found him yet alive. He was able to speak to me, but 
in the agonies of death. He called me to liis l)ed. He 
told me he was dying, but could say hut little. Look- 
ing me earnestly and most affectionately in the face, 
he said : ' Leonard, you must lie a good lioy.' Whether 
he said anything more than this I cannot say. I do 
not rememlier. But this one short sentence I do re- 
iiiemhi'r. 1 never forgot it. Through all my wander- 
ings in after life, I never forgot it. 1 did not at the 
time understand all that was implied in the term ' good 
boy.' But in after life I understood it more and more. 
I have often had occasion to Idess God. and hope I 
sliall in eternity, for that word of advite from the lip'S 
of my dying father. • Leonard, you must be a good 
boy,' has rung in my ears liy night and by day. and I 
have no doubt I'iejit me from vice in times of temp- 
tatiim. . . . 

" ^fother lived in the old homestead for a few 
months, and then left it to Cajitain I'oUard. She 
moved into a small Imuse aluuit hall' a mih' west from 
where she used to live. There is no house miw stand- 
ing on that spot. But liefore she ((uil Ium- old home, 
we nsed, occasionally, all get togetlier and talk over 
past scenes and our future prospects, wddch were dark 

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enour;li. 'I'licsr sliort visits tnudlicr were iinuli ni- 
Jo^'cd bv us all. tlioii.uii ntlciiilcil wiili iiian\- iiii|i1(ms- 
ant I'eflections."" 

Such is part of the story of .lnhn .lolinsmi, -itl. as 
liilil \iy a son, [\\o years hefore iiis death — a line tribute 
of a loving son to a noble fatlier, telling of the strug- 
gles of one of the many grand families in thiwe early 
days — families wliiih have given \'ermont eliai'aeter 
throughout the eountiy. 

.lOJIX .lonXSOX- (.lehni). 

])ied in Febi'uary. about LSOII. 

-Man-ieil. S|u'inglield. A't.. Xov. 13. 17il4. Sally 
I)anion. . 

'J'lieir children'' : 
Xoah. 

Leonard. 

.ImIiii. 

Xancy. 

.Tdsephus. 

Silas. 

.Vllen. 

XO.Vll ,I()]1.\S()X = 

Xoah .lohnson was born in ('better. \'t.. .hdv !), 
17i'-"i. Ilis father died when he was about fourteen 
years of agi'. lie \\as the oldt'st of a fannlv of si.\ 
cliildi'en. For two years before his father's death niucli 

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XilAll .JlllIXSON 



of tlie inanageiiK'iit of the farm was left to Xoah. He, 
witli his next younger brother, Leonard, liad most of 
Ihe work to do, as their father was in verv ])oor healtli. 
At the deatli of his father, the farm passed into the 
hands of Closes PoUard, and Xoah went to live with 
his nnele, Asa, till twenty-one, and learned the car- 
]ienter"s trade. He liel|ied his mother what he eonld. 
When working at Ids trade (he was an old-style car- 
penter) he did not regai'd hours, but worked from 
dawn til] dark, lie became a minister, lie liuilt a 
ohurch anil preai-lie(l in it si'veral years in Slierl)urne, 

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W !I> |.»> I HWV I . I J I* .. !■ " ' 



XoAii Johnson's HoiiE in Siiekbuuxic, \r. 
Built 1)V Xonli .Tohiisnii. 



\'t. From there he preueheil in lluthiiicl aiul Shrews- 
liurv, \'t. In IS."):! ^Ir. .lohiismi ami raiiiil\" innved to 
(ireeii (.ianlcii. ill., wliere lie lived anil [iicaelieil thir- 
teen years. ]n IStid he iiioved to laulloM-, \'t.. where 
he lived till hi;^ death, .lime 11, is:.-). 

Mr. Johnson was a man of very |)ositi\e eharaetcr, 
ahvavs oiits|iiiken. and ilid not hesitate to stand out 
against what lu' belieNed wa< wi-oni:'. no matter how 
many were against him. liurinLi the ('i\il War he was 

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preaching in Green Garden, 111. He was opiDOsed to 
the war. believiu"- the trnulile could be settled without 
bloodshed. He was very positive and did not hesitate 
to talk it. The pulilic mind, too. was very sensitive 
on that sul)ject. On one occasion, some over-zealous 
citizens carried a rope to church, with which " to hang 
the preacher."' This Union sentiuient iluriu"- the war 
was very jealous; all right enough, but unreasonably 
severe at times ; savors too much of mob rule. 1 was 
in the army, in tlie Great Kcnawa \'alley. West \iv- 
ginia, at the time of tbe assassination of President 
Lincoln. When the news reached camp the excitement 
was intense. Wc were told in camp that on the boat 
coming up the river that day, when tlie news was given 
out that the President had been assassinated, one man 
said he was " glad of it," wlu'reiiiHUi the men on the 
boat seized him and threw him under the paddle 
wheel. 

NOAH JOHNSON^ (John-, John'). 

Born Chester. \t. July 9, i:9.3. 

Died Ludlow, A't., June 11, IS:."). 

:\rarried. Eeading, \'t., March 26, LslT, Mariam 
Hul>bard. Born :\rarcli 7. lT9r. Died March (.!, ISTo. 

To ihem were liorn eight chiblivn: 

Lavina H. Jasper H. J. Hazen. Hannah H. 
Lestina D. I.ucinda. Camline A. D. Edwin. 

LAVINA H. JOHNSON* (Noah^ John-, JohnM. 
Born Plymouth, Vt.. May 15, 1818. 
Died Joliet. 111. 

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Married first, Joi^ciili Mnrlin. 

Their chilrlreir' : 

Hanna Ann. Mariaiii. T.nuisa. Stella. Walace. 

HANXAH AXX M.\irri\^' (LavinaH.^, Xoalr', 
Jolm", Jolm'). 
Married George t'luipnian. 
'I'hfir c.-hildren" : 
Cavos. Henrv. Gcoroe. ^lina. 

.M.\i;iAM .MAiri'l.X' (l,a\ina 11.% .\oalr, John-, 
John'). 
Married Wesley Kingsley. 
Tlieir children" : 
George. Charles. 

LOUISA M.\l,"ri\"' (Lnvina 11.% Xoah'. John-. 

John' ) . 

Married Eerket Jenning,-;. a veteran of the Civil 
War. 

Their ehildren": 

Eva. Xettie. Katherine. Charles. Joseph. 

STELLA MAirnX"' (Lavina H.%, X'oah% John-, 
John' ) . 
Married \Villiain Cleveland. 
Their children" : 
Emily. William. Clarence. Eva. Lillian, ^fahel. 

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LAVIXA H. JOHXSOX*. 

Married second, *B. F. Long, a veteran of tlie Civil 
War. 

Their child-': 
Carlos. 

JASPER H. JOHXSOX* (Xoalr. John-. John'). 
Horn Plynimith. Yt.. Sept. 5. lS->(). 
I )ii'il in infiUK V. 

*J. HAZEX JOIIXSOX^ (Xo;ilr\ .lohn-. JolniM- 
Born Plymouth, Vt.. May IT), is-li. 
Died Lexington, Ky.. 1SG8. 

Married, 1S.58, Bettie McMillan of Lexington. Ky. 
Their children'': 
Two daughters wlio died young. 

HANNAH H. JOHNSON* (Xoah\ John=, .John'). 
Born Plynionth, Yt., April 16, 18->4. 
Married William Pierce Lyon. 
Their children'^ : 
Mariam L. Emma Jane. EoUin W. 

MAEIAM L. LYOX' (Hannah H.*, Xoalr, Jolnr, 

John'). 

Married *Williani D. Johnson, a veteran of the Civil 
War. 

Their children" : 

Melvin F. Rollin W. Franklin L. Lillian :\r. 

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MELVIN F. JOHNSON" (Jrarianr"'. Hannah U\ 
Xoah^, Jolm-, John'). 
Married Lotta Sarali Avery. 
Their chihlren' : 
Ethel. Myrtle. Pearl fa son). 

LILLIAN :\r. JOHNSON'' (Mariam L."'. Hannah H.^ 
Noah^. Jolm-. JohnM- 
JTarried Alnion Bishop. 
Their chihl' : 
Hazel L. Bishop. 

ROLLTN W. JOHXSON'' (:\lariaiii L.^. Hannali H.\ 
Noah", John-, John'). 
Married ^fary Berney. 

E:\IMA JAXK JOHNSON--' (Hannah H.\ Noah^ 
Jolni^. .Tohn' ). 
^farrii'il William Diuker. 
Their ehiidren'' : 
Stella. William. Jessie. Elizabeth. 



LESTINA I). JOHNSON* (Noah^ John^ John" 
Born Plymonth, Yt., Aug. 4. 1837. 
Married Silas Johnson. 
Their children'^ : 
Emogene. Caroline. Eugene. 

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EMOGEXE .lOlTXSOX' (Lestinn D.*. Xonlr. John-, 
John' ) . 
Married Eoval Pcttigrew. 

CAKOLIXE JOHXSOX^ (Lestina D.^ Xoah^ John", 
John^). 
Married Marcns Hayes. 
Tlieir children" : 
Ethel. Lola. Eva. 



LITCIXDA JOHNSOX^ (Xoah''. John;, John'). 
Bora Sherhurne, Vt., July 30. IS.'iO. 
Died in infancy. 

€AEOLIXE D. JOHXSOX* (Xoah\ Jolm^ JohnV). 
Born Sherhurne, Yt., Aug. 12, 1832. 
Died Bellows Falls, Yt., March T. 1904. 
Married Allen Sanderson. 
Their children^ : 
Annetta. Lula. Frederick. 

AXXETTE SAXDERSOX'' (Caroline A.\ Noah^ 
John-, John'). 
Married George Bontelle. 
Their chihl''; 
Blanche. 

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BLAXCir BOUTELLE'^ ( Anndta''. Caroline A.^ 
Xoalr"'. .Idlur'. Jolui' ). 
jrarrii'd Artlnir II. EulkT. 

LTI.A SAXDEl?S;nX" (Caniliii,. A.\ Xoali^ .Tolin=, 
• iohii' I. 
!\lan'ie<l Charli's Knliinsdii. 
Thuii- chilli reii'' : 
Elsio. Willis. 

ELSIE EOBIXSOX'^ (Liiln\ fan.liiir A.^ Xoah^ 
.Tolin-. Jolin'). 
.Afarrieil Xi'lsoii Ohcv. 
Their chilil" : 
Lnla. 

FrtEDEETC'K A. SAXTtET^SOX^ (Caroline A.*, 
.Tol;n-. John' ). 
Afarried iland P>. Ecuis. 



1». I'lDWlX .lOllXSdX^ (Xoah". .lolnr. John'). 

I'orn I'lvniomh, \'t.. June :1. 1S40. 

Died Ludlow. \'t.. Sept. "M. lSS(i. 

Jiarried ilarv liussell. 

Their child' : 

I'^dwin. 

Edwin 1). Johnson was at one time editor of the 
IMiicl' Eivrr Trdiiscripl of T.iullow. ^'t. 

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LeOXAIJI) .Idiix.sox. 



T.EOXAT^D JOTIXSOX-' (,T,,lin-. John'). 



Leonard Johnson was Ixirn in Clu'^tcr. Vt., Xov. 9, 
1798. His parents were hanl-working farmers, of lit- 
tle means. The hardshijis of a new countrv, with a 
family of six small ehihlren. made their work very 
hard. They were carefnl to teach their children the 
better ways of life, and for all their liardships they 
were healthy and liajqiy. When he was al)out si.\- years 
old his father boii,uiit a hill farm in Plymoutli. but 
little cleared, on which was a log house, in which thev 
lived for two years, while Jlr. Johnson was building a 
new house. This house was still standing in the sum- 

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Mks. IIakriet Xaiuissa (Hatch) .Ioiixson 

HUT of 1901. wlien T visitcil the |)lape, and is showu at 
the head of the Jolin- hraiieh of tliis g(>nealoo:v. His 
fatht'v iIIimI whi'ii he was twelve years old. hut two 
j-ears previous to his (h^ath. his brother, older. Xoah 
and himself did most of the work on the farm. Ahout 
a year hefore his father's (h'atli. Lciniai-d went to live 
with a kind young fanner. Giles DeWolf. After Mr. 
Johnson's death, his mother was obliged to iind homes 
for the ehildren with different farmers. They were 
young and tender, and felt the loss of the love of home 
most keenly. For all their hardships in their humble 
home, they had enjoyed life Our happiness comes 
more from health and right conditions within than 



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from surroundings and conditions without. 1 cannot 
do better than to cjuote here and there from his mem- 
oirs, showing his early life: " I lune often thought 
that l)ut few children enjoy life better than we did, 
when we were all at home together, and before father's 
sickness and death. The little brook that ran near our 
house was full of front, and we could catch a mess at 
any time. Almost all kinds of berries were very abun- 
dant in the season of them. A little back of our house 
was what we called 'the Hat.' On the west border of 
this was a ledge of rocks, overlooking two ponds, each 
al)Out a mile in length, containing more or less ducks 
and loons, and an aljundauco of bulll'rogs; and 0, 
how many happy, heedless hours we did spend in catch- 
ing the little trout, that would even jump oiit of the 
water to catch the hook; in picking the luscious ber- 
ries, in anticipation of mingling them with our johnny- 
cake and milk for supper; in playing on that nice ifat 
back (if the house, and then in sitting upon that ledge 
of rocks and looking at the s|iiii-tivc ducks and loons, 
and hearing the Imid talk (d' the liull frogs, which often 
Wduld end in a general ' pow-WDW.' " . . . " Some- 
tinie< it would be (piite late in the fall, if not into win- 
ter, before we got shod up with boots and sh<ies. But 
tlien. the snow and frost did not frighten us much. I 
can remember going one morning on an errand to one 
of the neighbor's, about a mile off. when the grass was 
so thick with while frnst that 1 emild see every step I 
took, but I did not sutler much, if any. from the lold. 
I made tracks fast." 

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Another extract, showing conditions of his early life: 
" "My father liad a pretty good farm. l)nt now. and 
iniuh of it nnch'ared. We liad l)iit few of the liiwirii's 
of life. I think we never siitfereij nuieli, however, 
either from hunger or cold, or for any of the ,';nl)stan- 
tial.s of comfortable life. Johnnycake and milk, or 
pudding and milk, or potatoes and mill'; were (Uir ]irin- 
1 ipal food. Occasionally we shoidd get some \\'est 
India molasses i>n oiii- pudding, and that was a real 
luxurv. I can I'ememluT to this dav Imw well 1 rel- 
ished it. and thought that that was living at a high 
rate. 1 do not remember that 1 ever complained, or 
ever heard one of the family coni|.>lain a word, for the 
want of better living, ddiis was all that we boys knew 
anything about, and we were perfectly satisfied. When 
some of our neighboring women used to make us a visit, 
we had something quite extra, the very superlative of 
high living, namely, a wheat shortcake, baked in a 
spider before the tire. And I used to think, and can- 
not help thinking so still, that nobody lould make a 
johnnycake or a hasty pudding nr a shorteake rpiite so 
good as my mother."" ..." The first school that 
1 ever attended was wdien 1 was abcuit seven years old, 
and that was kept in Deacon Clark"s barn. TTis daugh- 
ter, Betsey, was my first teacher."' . . . "■ T had a 
good home at ilr. DeWolf"s. .My brother younger, 
John, went to live with my unele lAitber, on my 
father's side, Avhere he lived till he was twenty-one. 
l>nt to support those younger (hiblren in this way, 
mother soon found it im)iossilile. She finally put them 

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out at different places, while she went to work more 
steadily. She did not alwavs succeed in findina' good 
places for tlieni. They were neglected or ill-treated or 
did not ,aet enough to eat. Jly hrother, Josephus, suf- 
fered tlie most in this way. I mention these things 
that YOU may see what poor widows and fatherless chil- 
dren are left to suffer. Always have comjiassion to- 
wards these. Thougji I had a good home, as I have 
hefore said, at Mr. DeWolf's, yet wlicn I found I had 
11(1 father's home or mi)thcr"s home to go to, I often 
felt very sad and sorrowful. In view of these things, 
after I had gone to hed at night, I often wept and 
would inquire, ' Wliy is it so? There are stich and 
such boys who have a father's or motlier's house, to 
which tliev go when ihcv jilease. or wliere thev mav 
live, hut 1 have none. Why is it so ? " And hy such 
thoughts I may liave murmured against the God of 
Providence. But there was one passage of Scripture, 
in the midst of these troublesome thoughts, that gave 
me consolation. How I got hold of it I cannot say. 
I do not know that at that time I had ever read it in 
the Bible. It is very ]irobal)le that Elder Leeland may 
have rejieated it, in addressing us at my father's fu- 
neral. It is this. Psalms -iT-Kt: ' When my father and 
my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me 
u])." This used to be muili u|)on my mind, especially 
when T had the gloomy thoughts of which I have been 
speaking. From this passage I got the idea that God 
would take care of me, and do me good, though I had 
no eai'thly jinreiits to pro\ idi' for me. and as T have 

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saiil, it was at that time, aiul has lift'ii ever since, a 
source of great CDn.soiation to inr. ami here 1 wish to 
say, to tlie praise of fimrs o-race ami Faith fulness, that 
in all my e.\i)crien( c 1 have realized the truth of that 
declaration of David."" 

After ^Fr. De\\'iilf moved to Pennsylvania l^eonard 
lived two years with a Mr. \Veever. At the a.a'e of 
fourteen he eliose Mr. .laiiu's Smith of Caavendish t'oi- 
his guardian, wlio was very kind to him. ()f aliout this 
time (ISf-^) he writes: '■ In this year also comuu'need 
our last war with Kngiand. I'arty feeling and party 
p(ditics ran high. The women and lio\s and evrr\- 
hody had a shai'e in it. Secret societies were organ- 
ized to oppose the war and the governnu'nt. The so- 
cieties were called Washingtoniau Societies. Such was 
the state of feeling that neighhoi's lost confidence in 
each other. They made war with one another in oji- 
]iosing the war or in ad\ancing it:"" 

■" By tra])ping, which husiness, 1 am sorry to say, 
was mostly attended to on the Sahhath, I had collected 
together a little money. Also hy ratlling 1 won a tui'- 
key nni> Than.ksgiving. T sold this and got a little 
noncy. But I am happy to say this was the first and 
last species of gamhling that I e\cr practiced, and the 
money that I had collected together hy trapping and 
rahling, I found afterwards was of but little use to 
me."" ... 

I make the following extract from his memoirs more 
to show the customs of the times: " .\hout this time 
I ti'ied my first cNperimeiit of lieing a gentleman, or 

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a man. liy ilrinking at a store. I hail bought some- 
thing at the stove, and in making eliange, some two 
or three eents were coming to me. ' Well,' says the 
nu'rc-liant. 'What will you liave?' I saw others drink- 
ing and thought I must try and be a man among 
them. •' I'll take the change in something to drink,' I 
answered the merchant. So he mixed me a glass of 
sling. T drank it and started for liome. wliieh was 
two (If three miles oil'. 1 jiad not gone far before the 
idad and everything seeuicd to be in motion. I knew 
wliat the trouble w'as, and 0, what an effort I made to 
walk straight. I got on the edge of the broken road 
and the grass, and resolved to keep that line of march, 
let the road whirl rnuuil oi' not. Init witli wliat success 
those who saw me cnubl tell lietter than I. The road 
seemed resolved to hit me a blow in tlie face, but by 
stepping high I kept it down. After going al)out a 
mile and a half I got into a small piece of woods, and 
was not in any hurry to get out of it. Before I reached 
home the road and everything became steady and set- 
tled as us\inl. as I fancied I was also myself. But I 
was very mucli ashamed of myself, and it was a long 
time before I mentioned the thing to any one. This 
was the first time, and I l)less God it was the last time, 
that T was ever druid<. If I ever had before any relish 
fill- li(|nor. I never had it afterwards. That is, I never 
had any hankering fur it. I do not know when, if ever, 
after that, I bouglit any li(|uor to drink. I may have 
drank a little on training days, and at raisings, when 
mixed liipior used to be carried round in pails, and per- 

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hajis soiiietiiiius in companv; hut then it wa> \er\' spar- 
iugly and to act like other folks;." 

About the first of October, 1814, when Leonard was 
nearly sixteen years old, he set out to walk to Brain- 
tram, Pa., to live with ^fr. De\\'nir. witli whom lie had 
lived before in Vermont. ^Ir. Davidson iiad houuht 
the farm of ^Ir. DeWolf. and was going in a light. 
one-horse wagon, well loaded, to make a payment on 
the farm. He could not carry Leonard, but could carry 
his bundle. Leonard regarded it a fine opportunity, so 
accompanied him. He could travel as fast as the horse 
over the rough roads. They left Plymouth on Thurs- 
day, traveled every day, Sundays and all. Tliey passed 
through Troy, Schenectad_y, Cobleskill, and down the 
Susquehanna to Windsor; then over the hills through 
Montrose, arriving at Braintram, Pa., about three hun- 
dred miles, on the second Tuesday after leaving hovin'. 
Leonard, by taking a .short path over the hills, arrived 
just as they were through breakfast, and Mr. Davidson 
about noon. 

The influences surrounding Leonard in Ids home 
town had been much of a religious character, and he 
was cjuitc inclined tiiat way. }ilv. DcWolf was a con- 
scientious Cliristian man. lyconard lived with liim 
most of the time for about four years after reaching 
Pennsylvania, going to school winters. During this 
time he had severe struggles in liis own mind as to liis 
religious condition, but finally lielieved himself a con- 
verted man. In his memoirs he tells of his struggles 
with the religious (piestions of i)aptisni, election, and 

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kindred so-called religious subjects, but he finally be- 
comes a settled, old-style Calvinistic Presbyterian, and 
by the advice of Presbyterian ministers he puts himself 
under the care of the Geneva, X. Y. Presl^ytery to ob- 
tain help in getting an education, ]ireparatory to 
preaching the Gospel. He walks to Itliaca. X. Y. 
(sixty miles), and back for tliem to examine him, and 
tell him he is a good subject. He was helped by church 
people here and there, for short periods. I give an 
extract from his nieiiioirs: "I went liome with I'ev. 
Mr. Jones of Canandaigua, who kimlly offered to give 
me my Ijoard for two months if I would saw his wood 
and take care of his horse and cow, Mr. Jones was an 
Englishman of a good education and strong mind, Init 
a real John Bull. He maintained his English habits 
and cu.stoms in his family and dress, and in all his 
social life. He had his hair dres.sed and powdered 
every day with a white dust, like flour. He had his 
strong beer that he drank at dinner, and a cup after 
each meal, wbilc lie was smoking liis pipe. This he 
seemed to enjoy very much, especially after dinner. 
He would then fill his pipe and his tumbler and get 
some book, and smoke and drink ami read until tlie 
contents of both pipe and tumliler were exhausted, and 
then he would stretch liimself before the fire, in his 
study, flat on his lielly. and sleep for ball' an Imui-. He 
would then get u]i and go to bis studies in good 
earnest."' 

Leonard spent two years in an academy in Geneva, 
studving and trarliiug country schools. In Xovember, 

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181!>, \\v was twfiil v-iinc. lie walkccl hack to Xcv- 
iiioiit, about three hundred miles, to get sixty dollars 
due him when of age, which he had earned and was 
lirld liy his guardian, and returncil, weary ami I'ltnt- 
sore. in a season of had weather, in sunw and rain, dvci' 
muddy and frozen ground, in all aliout six hundred 
miles. I''cw young men woidd now walk six hundred 
miles over tlir snowy, mmlily and tVozcn roads, thi-ougli 
the iH'w eountry, for sixty dollais. 'I'he next nine 
months he boarded hiiuself. With the hcl|) (d' his 
frien<ls in Geneva, his living lost him hut six cents, 
and when he had butter on his bread, but seven cents 
per week. He entered Hamilton College in Clinton, 
X. Y., in September, 1820. lie taught scIkjoI during 
vacations. He entered Amlierst College on its or- 
ganization in the so|ih(im(ire class. Here is what he 
says of it : 

"The following are some of the ("acts in relation to 
my connection with Amherst College: 1 entered that 
institution at the commencement of its academic course 
in lS-21. I entered the sophomore class. My class was 
the first that recited a lesson in that institution, and 
I was the fir.st in my class called upon to recite. I 
continued a member of tlie college until my class grad- 
uated in 1824. . . . .Vt each of the commence- 
ments after I entered Amherst 1 had an appointment. 
At the close of the sophomore year, 1 was chosen as 
one of the prize speakers. I obtained the fir.st prize. 
At junior exhibition, which was at commencement, at 
the close of the junior year. 1 had a poi'in. I had an 

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appointment for commencement at tlie close of senior 
year, but a# I was teaching in Chesterfielil. X. H., and 
could not well leave school, I did not fulfill."" 

'Sir. Johnson commenced the study of theology Oct. 
9, 18-.'4. 

From this point I have no written record (if his life, 
as he died leaving no account, beyond his graduation 
from college. 

I insert these extracts from my father's memoirs for 
several reasons. They are interesting accounts of the 
struggles of a poor but brave boy against adverse con- 
ditions, with a high purpose. They are interesting ac- 
counts of life and conditions of his early years, and 
are part of the history of our family. They also 
should ]iersuade the yomigor generation that hard- 
shi|is in vouth arc imirc ciften helps to success in life 
than liindrances, if we meet them with a ]iur]iose to 
profit liy them. 

Leonard became a Presbyterian uunister. He 
preached in Vermont, ifanchester and Bennington, and 
eastern and southern parts of New York State, Bruns- 
wick, Hoosic Falls. Marlboro, Greenmch, Chenango 
Forks and Triangle. While living at the latter place 
his health l>roke down completely, and after two or 
three vears of decline, he died Aug. 21, 1S-3S. He car- 
rieil through life the prominent characteristic of his 
fatliei'"s family of holding fearlessly and stubbornly to 
what he lielievcd was right, and opposing what he be- 
lieved to be wrong, without compromise, even though 
he should suffer liy it, as he often did. 

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He was married ]\Iarch 18, 1827. to Harriot Nar- 
cissa Hatch, dautihter of Uriel Chittenden Hatch of 
Cavendish, Yt. She was liorn in Cavendish, Jlarch 
25, 1807. and died in Binsliamton, X. Y., Oct. 29, 
1881. 

(At this point come in tlie llatcii and Chittenden 
genealogies, which see elsewhere.) 

To them were born nine children: 

Harriet Narcissa. Leonard ;\lclan(th(in. T'riel 
Chittenden. Charles Hatch. George "Mnnn Tracy. 
.Toseph ilartin. William Edward. Herman Xortnn. 
John Humphrey. 

IIAREIET NARCISSA JOHXSOX^ (Lc""'"<l^ 
John-, JohnM. 

Born Manchester, Yt., Dec. :'>1, 1S2T. 

Died on boat on Lake Superior, Sept. l(i, ISTl. 

Her father, Leonard Johnson, was a Presbyterian 
minister, in the days of small salaries. She was the 
oldest of a family of nine children, and as will be 
readily seen, the means of support and educating such 
a family were very limited. Under the inspiration of 
a father and mother that the children shoidd be de- 
veloped to worthy and able citizens, her position ex- 
acted of her work early in life to that end. She was 
much in the position of a father and mother to the 
younger ones, and well did she accept and do the du- 
ties of a mental and moral director of the eight boys 
coming after her. If they have gained any position 
of honor or merit, they give great credit to their elder 

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illiS. KoGEliS. 

sister, j^arcissa. She was ever aetive in tlie struggles 
of her brothers, and took their Inirdens as lier own. 
They and her children cherish licr memorv as that of 
an active Christian woman, always ready to defend 
and advocate that which was right. She early learned 
instrumental music, and when quite young took schol- 
ars in piano music. She taught select school in Bing- 
hamton and Chenango Forks, X. Y.. and so aided the 
family at a period of failing health of her father. 

She was married Sept. 10, 1851, in Chenango Forks, 
N". Y., to Mr. Theodore S. Eogers, a worthy and suc- 
cessful merchant. The faniilv were active in the Con- 



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gregational Church. During the Civil War tlirir home 
was headquarters for collectiug and preparing articles 
for the wounded and sick soldiers in the hospitals and 
field, and in every enterprise of mercy. Three of her 
brothers served in the army. There were born to them 
five sons. It was most of her living and dying desire 
that her children should be worthy and active citizens. 
They have achieved success. 

Her health failed her in the iiiiildic of her days. 
She went to Minneapolis with her son, G. Tracy, a lad 
of seventeen years, but too late for recovery. Her hus- 
band went for her, and they were on tlieir return when 
she died on a Lake Superior steamer. Sept. 16, 1871. 

There W'ere five sons' : 

Charles S. G. Tracy. H. Frederick. Chittenden 
ir. Jolm B. 

Charles S. Eogers° (Harriet*, Leonnrd''. .Tohn-, 

JohnM- 

Born Chenango Forks, X. Y.. .lune •20, 1853. 

Died Aug. 29, 1853. 

GEORGE TEACV IJOGEES^ (Harriet Xarcissa^ 
Leonard\ Jolnr, John'). 

Born Chenango Forks, X. Y., .Tuly 0. 1854. 

Married, Buffalo, X. Y., April 14. 1881, Florence 
Adela Hastings. 

Their children" : 

Florence A. H. Tracy. 

G. Tracy Rogers was l)orn in Chenango Forks, X. Y., 
July 9, 1854. His family moved to Binghamton, 

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N". Y., in the spring of I860. After graduating from 
the Binghamton High School, Mr. Rogers was em- 
ployed in the First National Bank of Binghamton for 
eight years. He afterward hecame a successful busi- 
ness man as a manufacturer until 1889. During that 
time he had made some investments in the street rail- 
Toads of the City of Binghamton. He interested for- 
eign capital and bought the several roads of the city 
and consolidated them into the now prosperous Bing- 
hamton Eailwaj' System, of which he is now ( ^larcli. 
1909) the Tresident. 

In ls!»:i ilr. Itogei-s was elected President of the 
Street Eailway Association of Xew' York State, which 
position he held for nine years. He purchased various 
systems about Buffalo and consolidated them into the 
Buffalo Southern I'ailway C'omijauy. He also pur- 
chased the Waverly Electric Light Company holdings, 
and a large interest in the Corning and Painted Post 
system of railroads. These properties he sulisequently 
disposed of. 

He is now (.March, 1909) owner of the Waverly, 
Sayre and Athens Traction Company, and interested 
in and President of the Elniira, Corning and Waverly 
Eailway System. 

In 1905 Mr. Eogers, with Mr. Leo H. Wise of Xe\v 
York, purchased the Gas Company, Street Eailroad 
System, A\'ater Power Com]iany. and Electric Light 
Comjiany in and about I'utland, Vt. They have all 
been consol idateil into the Eutland Eailway, Light and 
Power Company, with Mr. Eogers President. He has 

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been a director o( tlic IhuUnii .■iihI Miiiiliattiui Itailwii)', 
known as the McAdoo System ol: Tunnels for the past 
eitrht years; also a director of the Tiono- Acre Electric 
Light Company of Xew York City, anil is connected 
with a niunlier of haiikinu' institutinns in KiiiLihaniton 
and Xew Yoi'k. 

FT.OIJEXCI'] A. 1^)(;ET]S« (G. Tnuy\ Xarcissa\. 
Leonard^. .Inliir'. .lnhn' ). 

Born l)ini;haHitnn. X. Y.. .hiWf K. ISSo. 

Jfarried Aug. <!■.'. liXV^. 

Lucius Edson Turner. 

Their child': 

Florence Hastings Turner. Fiorn Binghaniton. 
X. Y., 'Slay 5, llHi-t. 

ir. TTJACY' ROCTETtS" (G. Tracy''. Harriet Xarcissa% 
Leonard'. John-. .Tohn^). 
liorn Binglianifon. N". Y.. .Tulv 4. isst;. 



H. Frederick TJogers'' (Harriet Xavcissa^ Leonard-'. 
.Idhn-. John^). 

Born Chenango Forks. X. Y.. April 11. ls."iT. 
Died Chenango Forks. X. Y.. .Tan. -i'l . ISdd. 

CHITTEXDEX HATCH ROGERS' (Harriet Xar- 
cissa*, Leonard'', Jolm'-. John'). 
Born Chenango Forks. X. Y.. June ■.*■). IS-'jO. 
Died Binghauitcin. X. Y.. Fel.. 1. 1885. 

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JOHN RAKKER TiOftEKS"' (Harriet Xarcissa\ 
Leonard^, John-, John\). 

Born Chenango Forks, X. Y., April 1-t, 1SG5. 

Married, Binghamton, N. Y., ]\ray 31, 180-1-, Louisa 
•Griswold. Born Binghamton, N. Y.. Jan. 27. 1869. 

Tlieir children" : 

Theodore Chittenden Eogers. Born Binghamton, 
N". Y., Oct. 17, ISDC. 

Dorothy Louisa Eogers. Bovn Biiigliamtou, X. Y., 
Feb. .S. 1900. 



* LEOX A 1 ; II M ELAXCTHOX JOHXSOX^ ( Leon- 
ard". .Idhn'-'. Jdlm' ) . 

Born LeKaysvillc. Pa., Jan. 24. 1S.30. 

Jfarried. Union. X. V.. Jan. 10, IS.'iS, Adelaide A. 
Keeler. Bm-n I'nidn, X. Y.. Aug. ■*(). l,s;i(i. 

Their children' : 

Stella Tracy. Harriet Xarcissa. Tracy Keeler. 

STELLA TlfACY JOllXSOX'' (Lr,,iiard Mrlanc- 
thoii^. Leonard'', Jehu", Jdlm'). 
Born Hnion, X. Y., Aug. 2C<. ISCil. 

n.\i;i;iKT .\A1;C1SSA JoH.NSOX' (lA'..nard Me- 
lancthiin\ Leonard". John-. J(dinM. 

Born Greene, X. Y.. Oct. .3. isTI. 

Married, Greene. X. Y., Dec. IT. 1890. X'orris C. 
Packard. Born Coventry, X. Y., March 20, 18(;9. 

Tlieir child" : 

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Charles Leonard rackai-il''. Horn (li'eme. N". Y.. 
Sept. 23, 189-2. 

TRACY KEELER JOnXSON'' (Lcoiianl Mclaiu- 
thon"*. T.eoiianl-', .Tohir. Jolni'l- 
Born (ircrni'. X. ^'.. June lo. ls:;i. 



T'lMF.L CHITTEXDEX .1<»IIXS()X< ( Loonanl-', 
•lohu-. .lolin' ). 

Born Brunswick. X. Y.. .Iiinc 11. \>i'-Vi. 

Died Binolianiton. X. Y.. July IS, 18(i."i. 

His school education was ol)tained in Xorth (ii'aii- 
ville. Bingliauiton and Franklin. X. Y. ITc worked 
on farms and taupht scliool winicrs. lie studied law 
with Judge Jessop in ilontrose. I'a., and practiced 
law in DeKalli. ill., and Brownsville. Xeb., when it 
was a territory, wlicre he wa< elccteil District Attor- 
ney for seven counties. At lircaking out of the Civil 
War 111' went to Cliicauo ainl jiracticcMl his profession, 
when he was taken sick with ty])lioiil fever. After a 
lingering sickness he died at the lionie of his mother in 
Binghamton. on .Inly ■!'>. lS(;."i. 

Mr. Johnson's jiredominating characteristics were 
his love for his fauiily and regard for the rights of 
everyliody. It would re(|uire cpiite a hook to record 
hi.s acts of love and courage. An instance: When he 
was .seventeen years old. on a Sunday afternoon, a man 
was drowning in the Cheiumgo i;i\ei'. near his home 
in Binghamton. I'wo men went in to save him. hut 

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were themselves ilnnvuiBg, when yoiuig Cliittenden 
stripped and went in and brought one of them to shore. 
A reward was offered him, but refused. A little in- 
stance of his love for his family : Before going West, 
his brother George was living twenty miles away with 
a farmer. He walked the distance, twenty mile.* and 
back, to see him before he should go. 



CHAELES HATCH JOHXS()X^ (Leonard"-. John-, 
John! ) . 

Born ilarlboro, X. Y.. Xov. ■>:. l.S;U. 

ilarried, Sioux City. Iowa, May F. Hutchinson. 

Died Binghamton, X. Y., -Tuly 'i. 1807. 

Like his brothers, his was a life of work and cheer- 
fulness on farms and in his uncle's store in Xew York. 
He had a common school education, and at the Dela- 
ware Literary Institute at Franklin, X. Y. He was of 
slight con,stitution, but supplemented it with affection 
and courage. His love for his fatlicr's family was his 
predominating characteristic. He was always dividing 
what he had with his mother and brothers, over wliom 
he exercised a fatherly care after the death of his 
father. 

He studied medicine and graduated at Burlington, 
Yt., after which he practiced in Kalamazoo, Mich. He 
married May F. Hutchinson of Sioux City, Iowa. His 
health failed liini. and he returned to his mother's 
homo and died in Bingliamton. X. Y.. .Tulv "2. 1807. 

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*GIi:OEGE MINX 'I'K'ArV .KillXSOX^ (Leonard--, 
JoliU", Jolin' ). 

Bom Bennington. \'l.. Mnrdi -M. 1838. 

Married first, Binghaiiitoii. X. ^■.. .lulv ■>2, 18G9, 
Mary Emily Eastman. Hoi-n llnrlin.^idu. \'t.. April 2-1, 
1840. Died Greene. X. Y.. Sept. !l. is::i. 

Married .'^eeond. Binuliaiiitcin. X. ^■.. Mav 2!), 1877, 
Sarah Gale. Born Binghaniton, X. V.. Aug. 21, 1838. 

Their children-'' : 

A daughter. Born Binghaiiitdii. X. \.. ^[ar( li I."), 
1878. Died :\rareh l.i. isTs. 

TTennan Xorton. Kohnt ^limu 'Trai-v. 

HEEMAX XOl.'ToX .I()1LXS()X-"' (George M. T.^ 
Leonard'', .Tolui-'. .lolin^. 

Born Binghaniton. \. Y.. Sept. ]■>. 18:!). 

Graduated Binghaniton Central High School, June, 
1899. Graduated at Amherst, Mass., with commence- 
ment honors, with degree of Bachelor of .\rts, Jnne, 
1!U)3. Graduated Columbia School of ,'\iines, Xew 
York, with degree of Engineer of ^Lnes. .Tune, 1906. 
Received degree blaster of Arts from School of Pure 
Science, Columbia University, June, 1906. He is now 
employed as expert miner in the X^ational Forest Serv- 
ice. He has been working in ^Fontana, Arizona and 
Utah. He is now (^farch, 19(19) working in Xew 
Mexico. 

ROBERT MUXX TRACY .Joll\S( »\-' (George 
M. T.*, Leonard-\ Joliir, -JohnM- 
Born Binghaniton. X. Y.. ^farch 29. 1S82. 

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Married, Boston, ]\rass., Jan. 1, 1908, Clara Orvis 
Maddison. Born Wolnirn, Mass., August IS, 1882. 

Their child : 

Eobert iladdison Johnson", Robert ;\r. T.°, George 
M. T.*, Leonard^ John^ JohnM. 

Born I'.iiighanitcni, X. Y., Nov. 14. I'.IOS. 



♦JOSEPH MARTIX JOHXSOX* (Leonard', John-, 
JohnM- 

Born Hoosic Fall?^. X. Y.. .\pril 3, 1840. 

Married, Binghanitoii. X. "1'.. ;\[ay ■.'. 18T2, Anna 
Elizabetli A^ers. Born Bingliamton. X. Y.. Aug. 25, 
1851. 

Their cliildren^ : 

Frederick Avers. Jessie Bates, ilargaret Avers. 

FEEDERICK AYERS JOHXSOX' (Jocph Martini 
Leonard^, John", John' ) . 
i\rarried, Colorado Springs. Colo.. Aug. 10. r.MMj, 
Clara A'irginia Holiensack. 

FREDERIC AYERS JOHXSOX (Pen name "Fred- 
eric Ayres.'") 

Born ilarch 17, 1870, at Binghamton. X". Y. 

Educated — Binghamton Higli School and Cornell 

University. Also private mathematical tuition with 
Mr. Allan :\r. Xorth. 

Musical education — Private instruction in Xew York 

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and Boston under Jlessrs. Edgar Stillmaii Kclley and 
Arthur Foote (18!)Mi)0n. 

In 1899 inventrd and patented system ot eleetric 
motor speed eoutml now used in tlie so-called " Jlnlti- 
Speed '■' motors, made liy Ihe Stow ^[ft;-. ('».. lliii^iiam- 
ton. X. V. 

]\Ir. .lolinson is known in his lionie town, dilnrado 
Springs, as a nuisical critic, lecttirer and composer. 
He lias delivered in Colorado, during the past winter 
('"08 and "09). twenty-four lectures. He is engaged to 
deliver a lecture in the Colm-ado College lecture course 
on April "^^O. 

JESSIE BATES dOllXSOX-- (Joseph :\[artin\ Leon- 
ard'\ John-, John' ) . 

Born Binghamton. X. Y.. Dec. 15. ISTS. 

^Marrieil. Binghamton. X. Y.. April i;. 1S99. •■■Oscar 
King Davis. 

Their children": 

Margaret Avers Davis. Burn Xew York. X. Y.. ilay 
3, 1900. 

Oscar King Davis, Jr. Born Washington. D. C, 
iEtriT:31, 1908. 

MARGARET AYERS JOIIXSOX-'' (Joseph :\Iartin% 

Leonard", John-, John' ) . 

Born Binghamton, X. Y., Se]it. 10, 1S85. 

Married. Colorado Springs. Colo.. June 5. 190T, ^[or- 
ris Kna]>p. 

Their children" : 

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Herbert Wriji'lit ]\nap]i. Buni Dcjidsit. X. Y.. ^Farcli 
30. IIIOS. 

Anna Jolmson Knapp. Born Ivist Orange. X. J., 
.Tnlv 10. 1909. 



*\VllJ,IAil KDWAED JOHXSOX^ (Le.mariF, 
.John-, John^). 

Born North Granville, X". Y., June 4. 1844. 

Died Strong, Me., Oct. 10, 1893. 

^Farried, Castle Creek, X. Y.. .Iiily C. 18(;(i. Hi'lcn 
Blair. Born Castle Creek, X. Y., ilarcli in. is 14. 

Tlieir children'' : 

Harriet Xarcissa. May Gertrude. Han-old Xorton. 

Harriot Xarcissa'^. Born Castle Creek, X. Y., Dec. 
19. isns. Died Binghamton, X. Y., July 30, 1869. 

MAY GERTRUDE JOHXSOX'' (William Edwar.l', 
Leonard', John-. John' ) . 

Born Topeka, Kan.. ^lay 19. 1870. 

Harold Xorton''. Born Binghamton, X. Y., ilarch 
13, 1878. Died Binghamton, X^. Y., Aug. 10, 1878. 



HERMAX XOirroX J(HJXS()X' (Leonardo 4011,1^ 
John' ) . 

Born Binghamton. X. Y., :May 17, 1848. 
Died Binghamton. X. Y.. Sept. 3, 1868. 

So ])assed a noble soul away. Xolde by birth, made 

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perfect thi'nuiili siilTcriiiu'. Xorion \v;is hurl, when 
about six years of age, -while sliding down hill, hy hit- 
ting his heel against a block, frozen io the ground. 
Although, apioarently, not serious at first, his hurt de- 
veloped into " hip disease," and from that lime, during 
fourteen years, with short intervals of ease, he sulVered 
greatly. During the latter years of his life he was able 
to walk by aid of a crutch or cane. He became a good 
penman and worked with his brother Joseph in the 
Broome County Clerk's Office. He developed a noble 
character. His suffering made him a most patient, 
loving son and brother. It was generally spoken of him 
that he never said or did anything unkind to any one. 



JOHN HU.MrilEEY JUllA'.SOA'* (LeouariP, Jolm=, 
John^). 

Born in Binghamton, X. Y., Aug. T, 1850. 

Was educated in the common schools of Broome 
County. Was Deputy County Clerk of Broome County 
in the years 1870, "71 and '72. Graduated in medicine 
from New York University in 1879. In 1890 he moved 
with his family to Red Lodge, Mont., where he prac- 
ticed his profession. He was elected to the Sixth Leg- 
islative Assembly of ^fontana in 1898, for one term, 
on the Democratic ticket. His present residence 
(March, 1909), is Bridger, Mont. 

Married. Binghamton, X. Y'., Feb. 17. 1874, Cath- 
erine M. Brown. ]>orn Binghamton. X. Y. 

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Their children : 

Mary M. Anna A. Joseph H. 

MARY M. JOHXSON^ (John Humphrey-'. LeonarcP, 
John^ John^). 

Born Binghamton. X. Y., Jan. 17, 1877. 

Married, Bridger, ilont., Dee. S.S, 1900. Samuel H. 
Glidden. 

Their children": 

Catherine Holden. Born Bridger, ilont., Oct. 13, 
1901. Died March 25, 190.5. 

Jane Mary, Born Bridger, Mont., May -j. 1904. 

ANXA AYERS JOHXSOX^ (John Hulllpllrey^, Leon- 
ard^ John-, John' ) . 

Born Binghamton, X. Y., Jan. 24, 1880. 

ilarried, Red Lodge, :Mont., March 1, 190.5, *Fred B. 
Williams. Born South ililwaukee, Wis., July 14, 1875. 

Their children" : 

Frederick Byron. Born Bridger, Mont., Feb. 24, 
1906. Died March 24, 1906. 

Winifred Xarcissa. Born Red Lodge, [Mont., Feb. 
6. 1907. 

William Humphrey. Born Bridger, ]\Iont., Aug. 24, 
1908. 

JOSEPH HATCH JOHXSOX^ (John Humphrey*, 
Leonard^, John-, .John^). 
Born l!cd Lodge, Mont., Jan. 19, 1894. 



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.John Johnson. 
.lolIX .lOllXSOX'- (.loliir, .]..lin'). 

Bora riyiiioutli, \'t.. Dec. 0. KIjl). Died Plymoiitli, 
Vt., 1880. 

Jfarried, Plynioutli. ^'t.. Sybyl nubl)ard. Born 
Reading, Yt, 180(). Dird West Kiitland. Vt., Aug. 29, 
189-3. 

Their children* : 

Cordelia S. John E. Prudence Tj. Eliza A. Han- 
nah A. Nancy. ]\ralcoiii. Joseph H. 

COEDELIA 8. JUlLXSON^ (.lohir, .JoJnr, John'). 
Died Sutton Flats, East Canada. 

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Mrs. Sybvl (Hubbard) Johnson. 

Married Curtis CliailUuni. 

Their children" : 

Alonzo. Sfakaliin. 

John E. Jolinsoii"' (Jolm", .Tolui-. .Tohn'). 

Boru Plymouth, Vt., 1830. Died Dee. 38, 1S;8. 



PEFDEXCE L.^ (.T(.lin\ J.ihir. J,.]inM. 

B(irn riymnuth. Vt.. July l(i. ls;i:i. 

Married. July I, 1848, Josiah F. Sargent. Born 
Hidihardston. Vt., 182(;. Di.'d Itntland. Vt.. Jan. '28, 
18!i;i. 

Their children'' : 

Charles E. l.iiey Jane. 

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Charles E. Siirgent^ ( I'tihIi'iicc*. Jolm^, John-, 
John'). 

Bora 1851. Died .March 15, ISltl). 

LUCY JANE S ARC, EXT"' (rni.lcnco'. John", John-, 
John'). 

Born irendou, Tt., June 3, 1853. 

Married, Eiitland. Yt.. April 7, ISSO, Charles H. 
Greene. 

Their child": 

Eliza Ann Greene. Born Ttutland. Yt.. ^Farch 7, 
1894. 

ELIZA A. JOHNSON"* (John^ John=, John'). 

Born Plymouth, Vt., Aug. 5, 1834. Died Eutland, 
Yt., Nov. 13, 1903. 

First married, Soutli Iladley Falls, Mass., George E. 
White. 

Second marriage. Itutland, Vt., Dr. C. E. Lewis. 

HANNAH A. JOHNSON* (John% John=. John'). 

Born T'lymoutli, Yt., 1835. 

Married. Eutland, Yt., May 13, 1851, Joel Everett. 
Born Dedhani, Mass., Dec. 31, 1820. Died South Had- 
ley Falls, Mass., Nov. 29, 1875. 

Their children : 

William. Lillian. 

WTLLTAil EYEEETT' (Hanna A.\ John^. JoIm=. 
John'). 
Rdrn West Springfield. :\ra>-.. :\Fay 8, 1858. 

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Married, Santa Anna. Cal.. June 23, 1894, Rosetta 
A. Langston. Born Desiloines, Iowa, Nov. 5, 1866. 

Their children'' : 

Julian D. Everett. Born Fiillertou. Cal., Pel). 27, 
1896. 

Daniel W. Everett. Born Fullerton. Cal., ilay 31, 
189S. 

Jack Joel Everett. Born Fullerton, Cal., July 28, 
19(11. 

Lucille Emma Everett. Born ^Yhittier, Cal., April 
28, 1904. 

Francis V. Everett. Born Santa Fe Springs, Cal., 
Nov. 8, 1906. 

Mr. Everett says, Jan. 10, 1909: "I think this part 
of the United States is the paradise of this country, if 
not of the world." 

LILLIAN EVEIJETT"' (Hannah A.^, Jolin\, John^ 
John^). 

Born West Springfield. :\Iass., Nov. 8, 1861. 

Married, .Tan. (!. 1886, George H. Eay. Born Hoosie 
Falls, N. Y., Sept. 17, 18.57. 

Their child'' : 

Everett Eav. Born (iardner, :\Iass., :Mav ;il, 1891. 



MALCO:\r E. JOHNSON^ {John^ John-, John'). 

Born Plymouth, Yt., Nov. 24, 1841. 

:\rarried, Nov. 8, 1881, Mary Edith Packard. Born 
Hinsdale, N. H.. Feh. 1.3, 18.56. 

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Their childreu'' : 

Forest Malconi. Eenben ^Milnn. Ciii'i'ie ^faliel. T.iilit 
May. Ethel Myrtle. 

FOT^EST MALro:\l .lonXSOX-' CVralconi E.\ .T„hn% 
John-, John' ). 

Born South Stoekliriilge, Yt., Sept. 29. 1SS2. 

^rarried, June 2, 1'J().3,, Louisa Tj. Perron. Born 
Stockbridge, Vt., Nov. 19, 1888. 

REUBEX :\riLOX .TOnXSOX--^ (:\raleom E.*, Jolin% 
John-, .T(ihn'). 

Born Chittenden, Yt., Get. 28, 1887. 

Married, July 4, IDOo, Dora LaPoint. Born Fort 
Edward, X. Y.,'jan. 1, 1882. 

Their child": 

Tris Lucy .Tohnson. Born Pittslield. Yt., :\Iarch 25, 
liidii. 

CARRY MABEL JOHXSOX^ (MalcomE.^ John^ 
John-, John'). 

Born Chittenden, Yt., Sept. 2T, 1888. 

Married, April 25, 1904, Sidney Adshade. 

Their children" : 

Grace Hazel Adsliade. Born Pittstield, Yt., Oct. 25, 
1905. 

Lula Elizabeth Adshade. Born Pittstield, Yt., Aiig. 
3. 190G. Died Oct. 15, lltOG. 

Lula May Johnson'^ (ilalcom"', John=, John-, John^). 

Born Sherburne, Yt., June (i, 1893. Died Xov. 8, 
1893. 

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Ethel Myrtle Johnson" (^Jlalcoin*. John^ John= 
John'). 

Born Sherlnirne. Yt.. Sept. U, 1804. 



JOSEPH H. JOHNSON^ (Johu=, John=. John'). 

Born Ludlow, Vt., N"ov. 4, 1843. 

Married, Rutland, Vt., ]\^ov. 9, 1864, Frances D. 
Eggleston. Born Mendon, A't., N"ov. 9, 1846. 

Tlieir children^ : 

George E. Frank W. Stella E. Jennie X. Lillian 
L. Oscar M. Elmer J. Charles D. Nelson J. Fred 
A. Archie L. Alice M. 

OEOEGE E. JOHNSON" (Joseph ll.\ Jolnf; Jolur, 
John'). 

Born Mendon, Yt., March 18, 1SG8. 

Married, Vamsleek Hill, Canada, Oct. 4, 1899, Anna 
Frazier. 

Their children" : 

Euth M. Francis J. Ernest G. Kenneth G. 

Ruth M. Johnson. Born Jersey City, N. J., Aug. 11. 
19 GO. 

Francis J. Johnson. Born Yamsleek Hill. Canada, 
Oct. 31, 1901. 

Ernest G. Johnson. Born Jersey City, N. J., March 
26, 1905. 

Kenneth G. Johnson. Born Jersey City, N. J., Feb. 
13, 1907. 

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FRAXK W. JOHNSON^ (Jose]ili II.'. .lo\m\ John=, 

■ John^). 

Born Mendon, Yt., Jan. 25,, 1870. 

]\rarried, West Rutland, Yt., Nov. -28. 1806, Sadie 
1j. Cumniings. 

Their children" : 

Harric John?on. I'orn Shcrhiinio, Yt.. .'an. Ill, 
1808. 

Arthui' \\'. .Iiiliiisiiii. r>i)iii Shi'i'hiinic. \'t.. .Sept. 24, 
llHi->. 

Stelhi E. .Inhiison'' (Josepli ll.''. John", John", 
John'). 

Born Sherburne. Yt.. Pec. 5, 1873. Died Pittsfiehi, 
Yt., July 6, 1891. 

JEXNIE X. JOHN'SOX^ (Joseph Il.\ J..hn\ Jolur, 
John^). 

Born Bridgewater. Yt., Jidy 8, ls;4. 

Married, Sherburne. Yt.. July 8, 18!).""). TIarrold E. 
1 liteheook. 

Their children'' : 

Estella L. Hitchcock. Born South ILulley Falls, 
Mass.. Sept. 11, 189G. 

Howard A. Hitchcock. Born. South Hadley Falls, 
Mass., :\rarch 31, 1898. 

Ruth E. Hitchcock. Born Hartford. Conn.. Feb. •22> 

IIHI.";. 

LlLl.lAX L. JOHXSOX" (Jo.<ei)li ll.\ Jolnr, John% 
JohnM. 
Born Bridgewater. Yt.. :\rarcli 2. 1876. 

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First married. Sherhiirne. Vt.. July 6. 1897. Frank 
Doubleday. 

Tlieir child" : 

Kayraond F. Donl^leday. Born Slicrlnirnc. Vt., Nov. 
27. 1001. 

LILLIAN L. JOHNSON-'. 

Second married Eugene Boutwell. Bethel. Vt., Feb. 
16, 1904. 

Their children'' : 

Stella E. Boutwell. Born Sherburne, Vt.. Feb. 7, 
1905. 

Floyd E. Boutwell. Born Eoclicster. Vt., Feb. 12, 
1908. 

OSCAR M. JOHNSON^ (Joseph H.\ John\ John=, 
John^). 

Born Sherburne, Vt._, Feb. 2, 1878. 

Married, Sherlmrne, Vt.. Nov. 98. 1898. Bertha I. 
Bugbee. 

Their children : 

Raymond 0. Johnson. Born Sherburne, Vt., Aug. 
30, 1900. Died Nov. 2, 1900. 

Harrold O. Johnson. B(U'n Slierlnirne, Vt., Oct. 2, 
1901. 

Hazen R. Johnson. Born Sherburne, V^t., Jlay 23, 
1903. 

ELMER J. JOHNSON' (Joseph H.*, John% John=, 
JohnM. 
Born Plymouth, Vt., April 4, 1880. 

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jrarried. Ilolyoko. Afnss.. Feli. IS, liiO.S. :\larjorio 
Darhin. 

Tlu'ir i-liililren'' : 

Allen F. .Tolmsdii. r.diii ilolvdkc, Mass.. M:\\ 19, 
1!M)|. 

Dwi^iit .lohnsdii. linrn Ildlyoko. Mass.. Api'il Ui, 
1908. 



CriAKLHS A. .lOllXSoX ■ (.I<,sr]ili II.'. Aohir. .hAur, 
John'). 

Born Plyinoutli. \'t.. .Inly 4. issi. 

Marrieil. Slierluirni'. \'t.. .hinr 1 1. lIHil. Grace M. 
Eicketts. 

Tlieir children" : 

Violet Johnson. Born Shcrlnirne. \i.. Xov. 13. 1!)02. 

Ealph C. Johnson. Born Hdchestcr. ^■t.. Jan. 'iG, 
litor. 



KELSOX J. JOTTX^^OX^' (Joseph TT.'. John". Jolin=, 
John' ). 

Born Plymouth Union. Vt.. Aiil;-. 0. ]SS-J. 

:\rarried. Whitehall. X. Y.. Feh. 10. lllii:!. Flora B. 
Calkins. 

Their children'-' : 

ilalicl F. Johnson. Born Sherlinrne. Vi.. Xov. 8, 
1904. 

Edna ^lay Johnson. Born Bocliestcr. \'t.. Jan. "29, 
1907. 

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FEED A. JUHXSOX" (Joseph H.\ Jolm^, Johir, 
John^). 

Born Pittsfield, Vt, Aug. 7, 1885. 

irarrieil, Sherburne, Yt., Feb. G, lOO.iJ, Gladdis 
Daniels. 

Their children" : 

Wilbur A. Johnson. Born Sherburne, "\"t., Xov. 16, 
19(1.5. 

Cleo Johnson. Born Sherbiirne, Yt., April IT. 1907. 

Rodney Johnson. Born Sherburne, Yt.. Aug. 4, 
1908. 

Archie L. Johnson^ (Joseph H."*, John'', John-, 
Johni). 

Born Pittsfield. Yt., Fel). 7. 1887. 

Alace ]\I. Johnson^ (Joseph H.\ .Tolnr. John-. 
John^ ) . 

Born Pittsfield, Vt.. Dec. IC, 1890. 



XAXCY JOHXSOX" (Jolin-. John'). 

Xancy Jolmson was the only daughter of John John- 
son, "Jd. I have much desired to present a picture of 
her, as I do of all of her brothers, but have not been 
able to get a likeness of her of any sort. 

Born December 5, 1803. Died ^Iny o, 1850. 

^Married, by her brother, Leonard Johnson, Fell. 5, 
1827, Elnathan Hubbard. Born Xov. 23, 1804. Died 
Aug. 3, 1891. 

Their children'' : 

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Leonard. Xaiuv Miiicrvn. Iloxn M. S;irali A. 
Lenora ('. 



LEOXAED HUBBAED* (Xaiuy\ .lolm-', .luhiiM. 
Bora Oct. 22,, 1827. Died Oct. 13, 1865. 
Married Oct. 29, 1855, Salinda roniior. 
Their children": 
Fremont E. Willmr A. 

NAXry M1NEJ;\A iiriiJJAlM)* (.XaiiL-r, Jolnr, 
JohnM. 

Bom Jan. 1, 1829. 

Married, Dec. 8, 1853, hy Elder Saruent, Asa -M. 
Estey. Died Feb. 13. ISTT. 

Tlieir cliildron'' : 

Ella M. Wallace A. Oscar H. Bert E. Elvin J. 
May L. 

Ella :\r. Estey". 

Born Sept. 6, 1851. Died .Tuly -is. is.-.r. 

WALLACE A. ESTEY'^ (Xancy M.\ X,ii),\^ .Tohn=, 
John' ) . 
Born Eel). 20, 185T. 
Married, July 4, 1881. Flora J. Eav. 
Their children" : 
Clarence A. Artlmr W. Guv W. Walter. Lena F. 

OSCAE H. ESTEY"' (Xancy ^.L\ Xancy\ John- 
John^). 
Born Jan. :. 1850. 

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Married, .Tune G. 188.j. by Rev. Harry Lane, Maggie 
L. Sullivan. 

Their eliildren'' : 
Delia May. Born Jan. 8, 188G. 
Eoljert 0. Born IMarch 11,, 1890. 
Olive H. Born :\Iay 3, 1895. 
Alliert S. Born July 31, 1899. 



BERT E. ESTEY' (Xan«y M.*. Xaney", .Tnlnr 
John^ ) . 

Born Sept. 11, 1861. 

Married. Jrine 7. 1894. by Rev. Fi^k. Etta L. ITidi 
bard. 

Tbcir ehild'^: 

Ella B. Estey. Born Sept. 25. 189.-;. 



ELYIX .T. KSTEY'' (Xanev ^l.<. Xaney=, .Tobn=, 
.Idlm' ). 

Born :\ranli 19, 1800. 

Married, ilarcli 22, 1893, by Rev. Evan Thomas, 
Lena R. Wilder. 



JfAY T:. ESTKY^' ( Xaney :\[.*, Xaney^. John% John'). 

B(.rn :\lanb 11. 1870. 

ilarried, Feb. 13, 1893. by Rev. Evan Thomas, Eu- 
gene L. ^lartin. 

Their eliild": 

Raymond E. Born Aug. 22. 1898. 

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ROXA .M. lll'l!l'..\i;i)' ( .\aiuv\ .lulm-, JoliiiM. 
Born April 11, ISo".'. Dicil Dn-. l.'). T.iiil. 
Their children'' : 
Wallace. Clarcinc-. Lnrcn/.o E. Estclla. 

LOREXZO E. r.l.MxiKS' ( K'oxa \\.\ S-dnvy\ Johu^ 
.lohni ) . 
Ifarricd l-jiiily A. Fergusim. 

SARAH A. TirBRARD^ ( Xancv\ Jolur. JohnM. 

^rarried. Dec. S. 185:!. liy Kldcr Saraent. Alhort 
Bi'ooks. 

Born Ano-. (;. 183:. Died \u<:. 30, 1892. 

ilarried, Nov. 5. IS.")."). William W. lilanchnrd. 

Their child': 

Rolicrt Blaiiehai-iL 

LEONORA C. IirBBARD^ (Nanc.v^ Jolm^ Johni). 
Married, Sept. 19, 1868. Edroy Well.;. 
Their child'' : 
Edua T. Welk. 



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JOSEPIIUS JOTIXSOX. 

JOSEPJirs .TOIIXSO.X^- (J.iliir. .Tolm'-. 

Bom Plyiiioutli. \t.. Jan. 8. ISOii. Died Aug. 8, 
1885. 

iravriuil. Xiiv. '.'S. IS-^S, Ijy Xoali .lolinsdii, Dolly 

Huliljanl. Bom Dec. -28. 1808. Died Sept. 18, 1881. 

Their cliildren"' : 

ilartha J. IMariam d. Liuiisa X. Harriet X. Car- 
oline A. 



ilAirniA d. dollXSoX* (doseiiliiis^ dolnr. Jolm'). 
Born SejDt. 2, 1830. Died Dee. 21. 188.V 
Married Horace Tenney. 
Their children^ : 
Edwin J. Calvin H. Carry M. Xellie. 

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MARIAM .1. .lollXSOX* (.li,sc|iluis', Jdhn-. Joliii"). 
Born Dee. 13, !«;«. Died 'l\.<on. Deeeiiiher, lltOl. 
Married, Oct. 7. 1855. Edwin B. ( olhurn. 
Their eiiilclren' : 
Louisa II. Fred E. 

LOUISA :\r. COLBURX"' (Maiinin .) .\ Josephus^ 
John-'. .John' ). 
Born July IT, 1,S5(;. Died Aug. -il. 1896. 
Married,, Oct. 2(!, 18TG, E. E. "^Parker. 
Their children" : 

Walter A. Parker. Born Nov. 14, 1877. 
Louisa C. Parker. Born Jlarch 8, 1880. 

FEED E. COLBFRX^^ (:\rarinm J.\ Joscphus^, Jolin^ 
John^). 
Born Jan. 31, 1856. 

Married, July 22. ISOO, Belle Houghton. 
Their child'"' : 
Tnul H. Coll, urn, 

LOUISA K. JOHNSOX^ (Josephus% John^ JohnM- 
jMarried, Feh. 2i, 18G9, Alonzo Hubliard. 

HARRIET K JOHXSOX* (Josephus\ Jolnr, John')- 

Born June, 1836. 

Married, Ludlow. Yt.. Oct. 13, 1860. :\Iilton G. 
Moore. 

Their children'' : 

George ~Sl. Bertha F. Herbert L. 

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GEORGE :\r. :\r()ORE^ (Harriet X.*. Josephus^ John=, 
John^). 
Born Plymouth. Vt.. Aug. 3. 18G1. 
Married, Ayer, Mass., Jan. 1, 1S90, Lena M. Phelps. 
Their children": 

Lewis P. Moore. Born Ayer. ;Mass., Feb. 1. 1891. 
:\Iilton G. :Moore. Born Ludlow, Vt., Aug. 19. 1901. 

BERTHA F. JIOORE"' ( Harriet X.\ .Joseplius% John=, 
,Tohn^ ) . 

Born Plymouth, Vt._, Xov. 12, 18(5(5. 

Alarried, Plymoutli, ^'t.. Jan. l-x 1890, Edwin J. 
Ben.?on. 

HERBERT L. :\IOORE^ (Harriet X.*, Josephus^ 
John^, John^). 

Born Plymouth, Yt., Sept. 18, 1869. 

Married, Jan. 19, 18.33, Elizabeth Stickney. 

Their child" : 

Bertha P. :\roore. Born Plymouth. Yt., Jan. 2G, 
1895. 

CAROLIXE A. JOHXSOX* (Josephus', JohnS 
John' ) . 
Born Oct. 9, 1840. 
Married Charles Carpenter. 
Their children^ : 
Addie. Ernest, ilay. 



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Silas Johx.sox. 

SILAS JOllXSOX'' (.lolur. John'). 

Born Plymouth, Vt.. ^^[niili -21, 1808. Died Troy, 
N. Y., Oct. 23, 1877. 

First married ilariali Ivcwis. Born Georgia, Vt., 
May 13, 1812. Died Aug. i). l,S,-,.5. 

Their children : 

Svlvestn.s L. :\rar-!iiill. ^iavv E. 



*SYLVESTrS L. JOHXSOX* (Silas=. Jolnr, Joinii). 
Born Xorthfield, Vt.. Mardi 21. 1S44. 
:\rarried Dec. 24, 18(19, Flora :\r. Wilcox of Fairfax, 

Vt. 

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MARSHALL JOHNSON* (Silas^ John=, Johni). 

Bom Georgia, Vt., July 8, 1847. Died Cambridge, 
N. Y., July 21, 1883. 

Married, Sept. 20, ISTl, Lucy E. Duncan. Born 
Troy, N. Y., Oct. 3, 1851. Died June 20, LSTT. 

Their chikP : 

Charles D. Johnson. Born Troy, N. Y.. Nov. 12, 
1875. Died Watervliet, N. Y., April 23. 1!»0T. 



MARY E. JOHNSON* (Silas=, John-, JohnM 
Born ]\Iay, 1854. Died Feb., 1863. 



SILAS JOHA'SON^ 

Second married Stella Lucrecia Perry. Born Shrews- 
berry, Yt.. Feb. 25, 1820. Still living, 19()!). 

She sends me the following verses, written by her- 
self, in Ludlow, Yt., on her eightieth birthday, Feb. 25, 
1900: 

Written Ijy ]\[rs. S. Tj. .Tobnson. Ludlow. \t.. widow of 
Silas Johnson-'*, on lier eightieth birthday, Feb. 25, 
1900. 

1 am eighty years old to-day. 

And all those years have passed aw'ay. 

And now I take my life review 

Those many changes I've passed through, 

The days Iiave iiassed — the years have fled 

And friends are uuinl)ered with the dead. 

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Has )ii\ life here lieeii wlial il slinulil? 
Have 1 done all tlic good I enuM!' 
And have I strove some soul to win 
To C'lirist and from tlie ]iaths of sin? 
I know r have Mini ol't forgot. 
But His loving kindness cliangeth not. 

And in His promises I rest. 

I know that He my soul has blest. 

And in His love I am secure, 

For all His promises are sure. 

He'll guide nie with his powerful hand. 

And bring me to the promised land. 

For us His precious blood was spilt. 
He bore our sin and took our guilt. 
And now in Heaven He intercedes 
And with the Father ever pleads. 
And must He plead and plead in \ain. 
The Lamb that was for sinners slain r 

If 1 am spared another vcar, 
I hope to feel his presence near. 
And trust in His almighty power 
To keep me in temptation's hour; 
To keep nu- in my latest breath, 
When I pass through the vale of death. 

And then T hope dear friends to meet, 
And all the loved oit's there to greet. 



Upon that hapi^y, happy sJiore, 
AVhere loved ones meet to part no more. 
When God lias wiped all tears away, 
We'll reign with Him in endless day. 

Clirist in His word to us revealed. 
And in His blood the compact sealed : 
He'll guide ns safely all the way. 
If we will hear Him and oltev. 
Until we reach our home above, 
As He has promised — God is Love. 

But if we do His call refuse. 
And all His precepts we abuse. 
He'll leave us in our sin and woe. 
There is no sin in Heaven, we know. 
He'll leave us in our sad estate. 
When that sad crv will be, " Ton late." 



ALLEX .TOHNSOIv" (Jolnr, Johni). 

Born Ijudlow, Yt. Died C'hicopee, Mass., Oct. 20, 

i.srr. 

Married, Temple, X. H., Dec. .5, IS-^O, Athelia Felt. 
Born Temple, I^. H., Sept. 18, 1814. Died Berming- 
ton, N. H., April 9, 18S8. 

Their children-*: 

Franklin Allen. David Felt. Lucius H. Adelaide 
Athelia. 

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Al.LEX JOHXSOX. 

*FRAXK1.IX AI.IJ';X .lolIXSoN"' (Allen". .Toliir, 
John' ) . 
Born Temple. X. II.. (ht. II. IMo. Died Falmouth. 
Va.. Dec. U, 1SG2. 



DAVID FELT .lollXSOX* (.\llen\ John-, John'). 

Born I'lyinciulli. \'l.. Nov. in. \SV>. Died Chicopee, 
Mass., Oct. -28, l.s::i. 

Married, Manchester, X. II.. -Ian. 10, 1867, Ada Felt. 
Born ^Fay 2. 184G. 

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Died Springfield, Jlass.. Mn\ 9. 187?. 

Tlieir child^ : 

Anna Johnson. Born Springfield, ilass., Oct. 18, 
1868. Died Manchester, N. H.. i\rarch ■>(). 1888. 

Lucius H. Johnson^ (Allen-', John-. JohnM. 

Born Plymouth, Vt.. May 1, 184-1. Du'd Plymouth, 
Vt., May 17, 1845. 

ADELAIDE ATHELIA JOHXSOX* (Allen', John=, 
John^). 

Born Chicopee, ilass., Dec. 31, 184G. Died C'hicopee, 
Mass., March 7, 1874. 

Married, Chicopee, Jrass., March 26, 1873, Austin 
Lucius Bisho]). Born Eussell, Mass., Sept. 28. 1846. 

Their chihp : 

LUCIUS ALLEN" BISHOP'^ (Adelaide Athelia\ Al- 
len^, John-, John^). 
Born Chicopee, Mass., Jan. 24, 1874. 
Married, Westfield, Mass., Oct. 3, 18!ii), ilary Louise 

Dickinson. Born Rutland, Vt., June 14, 1876. 
Their child" : 
Ruth Prances Bishop. Born Springfield, Mass., 

March 19, 1901. 

The genealogy of Allen Johnson was furnished me 

by Mrs. Lucius Allen Bishop, Springfield, Mass. 



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.loiiN' .Johnson''. 

ASA .TOllXSOX- (.Inlin'). 

That which 1 have nl' the m'licalo.uv of A^^a .Tohiisoii 
was, in thL- main, furnished nic hy Mi?# Parniilhi A. 
Johnson* of Sherhiirne. Yt.. (hiu.uhtcr of Jolm'', son of 
Asa-. Her father, Jolui, had quite a complete record 
of Asa's family, but it was destroyed in a fire. 

The descendants of Asa are mostly settled in their 
native State, substantial, thrifty fai'ming- i^eople. a 
credit to Vermont. 



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A.SA JOHXSOX- (Jdlin'). 

Born 177J:. Died Aug. liii. 184,s. 
Married Nellie Hall. Bora 1773. Died March 16. 
1843. 

Their cliildreii'' : 
Hannah. 
Asa. 

P]leanof. 

;\rarion. 

:\Iatilda. 

Alfred. 

Zenophon. 

John. 

Hannah Johnson" (Asa", John^). 
Born Cliester, Vt., July 18, 1798. Died June 5. 1829. 
Asa Johnson' (Asa-, John'). 

Born Chester, \'t.. dune -.^7, ISdO. Died Xov. 24, 
1839. 

ELEANOE JOHXSOX^^ (Asa-', JohnM. 

Born Feb. 14. 1802. Died Feb. 17. 1865. 

]\rarrie<l John I'arker. Born June 11, 1798. Died 
Eeb. 6, 1874. 

Their children^: 

James. Susan J. 

JAMES PAEKEB^ (Eleanor\ Asa=. John'). 

Born Chester, Yt, Dec. 14, 182.-). 

First marriage, Sept. 2. 1850. Sophia Ho|ikins. Born 
Sept. 26. 1835. Died June 30. 1863. 

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Their children^ : 

Emma S. Gcorirc. AMiv. Xellio. Xettip. 

EMMA S. PAEKER-' (.lnincs\ Elcnnor. Asa-. .lolin>). 

Married Henrv Pliilli]is. Sept. 1. 180G. 

Their eliild'^ : 

E. Belle Parker, lidni Oil, :iii. 1S7T. 

George Parker'' (.Ianies\ Eleanor-', Asa-, JohnM- 

Born vSpringfield. \t.. JMarch '^5, lSo5. Died June, 
1855. 

Abbv Parker^ (.lame,'^-'. p:ieanor", Asa=, JohnM- 

Born Springfield. Vt.. Sept: 11. 1857. Died Eeb. 1:3, 
187T. 

Xellie Parkci-^ (.lames", Eleanor^, Asa", John^). 

Born Springlicld. \'t.. :\rarcli :U. 1800. Died Dec. 
1, 1873. 

NETTIE PAPKEP' (.Tamest Eleanor^ Asa=. .loluiM- 

Born Springtield. \'t.. :\rarch ;>1. 1860. 

Jlarried Tyler Piiliinin. 

Their children" : 

Adin Tyler. Solon James. .Vrthur Fred. John 
Parker. 

ADIX TYLEi; IT'I'.XA.M'' (Xctlie\ James% Eleanor', 
Asa-, John^). 

Born June 28, 1875. 

Married Anna L. Woodard. Mai'ch 1. 1899. 

Solon James Pntnam" (Xeltie". James*. Eleanor', 
Asa-. JohnM. 

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Born May 8, 1877. 

Arthur Fred Putnam" (jSTettie', James*, Eleanor^, 
Asa-, John'). 

Born July 11, 1879. 

John Parker Putnam'^ (Nettie", James*, Eleanor', 
Asa'-, John* ) . 

Born Feb. 10, 188.5. 

JAMES PAEKER* (Eleanor^, Asa=,, John*). 

Second Marriage, Mrs. Susan Nutting. Born Jan. 
20, 1839. Died Sept. .5, 1891. 

Their children^ : 

Fred C. Lizzie A. .Tulin. 

Fred C. Parker^ (James*. I'^leanor', Asa', Jolm*). 

Born Dec. 14, 1864. Died Nov. ;J, 188.5. 

LIZZIE A. PAEKER-' (James*. Eleanor^ Asa- John*). 
Married Gilford Ellison. Dec. 17. 1884. 
TJicir child : 
Bertha A. Ellison. Born Jan. 8, 1887. 

JLLIA PAEKEli"' (.lames*, Eleanor^, Asa=, John'). 

Born Aug. 20. 1871. 

^Married Allen Pliim]iton. 

Their children" ; 

Fred James Plumpton. Born July ;31. 1894. 

Homer Allen Plumpton. Born Dec. 9, 1808. 

Susan J. Parker* (Eleanor^, Asa-, John*). 

Born Cliestcr. Vt., June 14, 1831. Died :\larcli 14, 
187?. 

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MATILDA JOHXSON^ (Asa-, John'). 

Born Nov. 23, 1804. Died ^rnrc-li 14, ISTS. 

Marriecl, June 4, 1851, B. Baldwin. Boni Dec. 31, 
180,1 Died Mareli 4, 1S90. 

ALFEED JOHNSON^ (Asa=, Jolin^). 
Born IsOiL Die, I 1S62. 

ZENOPHON ,)OJL\'S()X^^ (A^-.r. .lohnM- 

Born 1810. Died Jan. 13. 1810. 

Married Sophia . 

Their .«on*: 

Frank Johnson. Died when about twenty-five years 
of ajie. 

JOHX JOHNSON-^ (Asa-\ Jolin'). 

(See head of Asa branch.) 

Born July 13, 1813. Died July 3, 189.5. 

Married, September. 1843, ^lariani Straw Iaou. 
Born :\rarch 8. ISIS. Died Fel). 11, 1884. 

Their children'' : 

ParmillaA. William D. Ab])ie M. t'laraK Her- 
bert E. Irvino- C. 

I'AltMlJ.LA A. .MillXSOX' (.Ioiin\ Asa-, John'). 

Born Sherburne, Yt., Jan. 29, 184.5. Resides in Sher- 
burne, Vt. 

Miss Johnson has taken great interest in this gene- 
alogy, and assisted much in getting correct names and 
dates. 

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WIJ.LJAM J). JOHNSON* (John^ Asa^ JohiiM. 
Born Sherburne, Vt., Nov. 13, 1847. 
Married Marcia Estabrook, Dec. 4, 1872. 

Their daughter' : 

Christine Elvira Jollnson^ PSorn -Jan. 8, 1883. 

ABBIE U. .JOHNSON* (John'\ Asa=. John*). 

Born Sherburne, Vt., July 31, 1851. 

Married, Sept. 27, 1876, Albert Pratt. Born .March 
22, 1851. Died Nov. 11. 1907. 

Their children^ : 

Harrold 1'. ^lariain CI. 

HAEROLl) i;. l'i;.\TT'' (Alibie M.*, John", A.'^a^, 
Joiia'). 
B(irn June 2(5, 1881. 
Married Hattie Huo-hes, ilarch 24, l!tO(l. 

MAIMAM O. PEATT-" (Abhic M.\ .Tohn". Asa=, 
Jolin')- 

Born Oct. 18, 1883. 

Married William (!. T'ounds. 

Their children" : 

Helena Grace. William Marion. Geneva Flora. 
Helen Grace Rounds". Born June 14, 1901. 
William Marion Rounds". Born March 25, 1904. Died 

April 25, 1904. 
Geneva Flora Rcninds". Born Dee. 17, 1905. 

CLARA X. .lOllXSOX* (John-'. Asa", John'). 
Born March 4, 1854. 

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Married, Jlay 19, is:!), .lulm K. Davi^. Born Sept. 
14, 1854. 

HERBEET E. JOHXSOX^ (Jolm^ Asa-', John'). 
Born July 29, 18.57. Pied October, 1S9G. 
Married Clara Spaulding. 
Their children'' : 

Hazel Lina. Born July :31, 189-2. 
Herbert Irving. Born Jidy i:!, 1S9G. 

IRTIXG f. JOHN"SOX* (.lolm-, Asa=. John'). 

Born Dec. 18, 18(54. Died June 1, 1895. 

Mr. Johnson had been in the employ of Dodd, ^Mcad 
& Co., New York, doing v:ork in Massachusetts. Penn- 
S3dvania and Georgia. 



MARIAM JOHNSOX=' (Asa=, JolmM. 

Born 1815. Died :May 18. ISTG. 

Married Joseph Segar. 

Their children* : 

George Segar. Born 1850. Died Jan. 29, 1867. 

Martha E. Segar. Born October, 1855. Died Feb. 
29, 1876. 



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Cykus Johnson, son of Luther. 

LI'THER JOHNSOX>' 

The genealogy of Luther Johnson was furnislied me 
hy Mrs. Florence E. Havens* (Xancy ^1.*, Luther^), of 
Proctorsville, Xt.: Alden E. Johnson'' (Cyrus-'', Lu- 
ther=), of Plymouth, Vt. ; and Mrs. Isadore ]\rartin= 
(Sarah*, Luther^ Luther"), of Ludlow, \t. 

My father, Leonard Jolinson\ mentions him in liis 
early memoirs. Speaking of his father's death he says: 
'■ !My brother, younger, John, went to live with my 
uncle Luther, on my fatlier's siih'. where he lived till 
he was twentv-one." 



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LUTHER .lOlIXSON'- (.Tohu'). 

Born Clu'stcr. \l.. An,--. S. l",-,. Dird :\rnr(li 7, 
18.37. 

Jrarrit'd. .Iiini^ 1(!. ISO.j, Xmiu-v Daiiiuii. Horn Aug. 
6, i;S3. Died Dee. S.5, 18.54. 

(Kaney Diiinnn \vn< n sifter of S,-illy llamoii. wife of 
John JoliTij^on- ) . 

Tlieiv iliilihvn-': 

Luther. 

ITosea. 

C.\ru>. 

Diini.'l. 

Eandalia. 
Asa. 

1>. Sanford. 
jSTancy M. 

LUTHEIJ JOIIX.SOX^^ (Lnther. .lohn'). 

Born Marcli 2-2. 180(i. Died Oet. -n. 1881. 

Married Nal:)l)y Pieree. 

Their child I'en'' : 

Sarali. I>iither. Daniel. Susan (died a young 
lady). Caroline (died a child). 

SAEAH .TOIIXSOX^ (Luther\ Luther^. .lohnM. 
Born 183(). Died Aug. 31,, 18;.'>. 
First married * Zenal C. Lanih. Jjui'u June 14, 1834. 
Their children'' : 
William Edward. Isadore Sarah. Elmer Zenal. 

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WILLIAM EDWAED LAilB"' (Sarah*. Liithei-% Lu- 
ther-, John^). 

Bom Oct. 21, 18.59. Died May 14, 1891. 

Married Ida Bennett of ^Nfendon. Yt. 

Their children" : 

HazeL Died in infancy. 

Zilpha. Born October. 1881). :\rarried Charles Saw- 
yer, Woodstock. \t. 

LSADOKE SARAH LAMB' (Sarah*, L^lther^ Lu- 
ther-, John' ) . 

Born Plynioiitli. ^'t.. June 1.'), ISiil. 

Married Frank W. :\[artin of :\rt. Holly, Yt. 

Their children''' : 

Lula Belle. William Frank. Ruth Bose. Mabel 
Sarah. Kenneth Tianib. 

LULA BELLE MAETIN" (Tsadore Sarah^ Sarah*, 
Luther', Luther-, John'). 

Born Nov. 18, 1880. 

Married Charles H. Pollard. Ludlow, Yt. 

Their children" : 

Henry M. Pollard. Born Ludlow, Vt., Dec. 14, 1899. 

Jennie I. Pollard. Born Proctorsville, Vt., Dec. 31, 
1900. 

Helen D. Pollard. Born Ludlow, Yt.. April 12, 
1902. 

Mildren E. Pollard. Born T>udlow, Yt., Dec. 28, 
1903. 

Julia E. Pollard. Born Ludlow, Yt., Aug. 1, 1907. 

Pachcl E. Pollard. Born Ludlow. Yt.. Julv 17. 1908. 

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WILLIAM FRANK MARTIN" (Tsadore Sarahs, Sa- 
rah"', Luther^ Luther-, Joliii'). 
Born April 19, 1882. 
Married Evelyn Flint. Everett, ilass. 
Their chilil : ' 
Wilbur. Died in inl'ancv. 

RUTH ROSE MARTIN" (Isa.lore Saralr\ Sarahs Lu- 
ther'*, Lnther-, John^). 
Born July 19. 188-1. 

Married AVilliani II. Hnwo. Lmlldw. Yt. 
^label Sarah Martin". 
Born Nov. 18. 1885. 
Kenneth Lanil) ^Martin". 
Born March 18, 190-2. 



SARAH JOHNSON^ (Lnther\ Luther^ John'). 

Second married Josiah C. Taylor, whose first wife 
was Nancy Pierce* (Randalia^, Luther-, John'). Mr. 
Taylor served in the 1-lth Yerninnt Rooiment, and was 
in the battle of Gettysburg. 

To them were born : 

Rosetta. Died three years of age. 

Lillian. Died thirteen years of age. 

*LUTHER JOHNSON* (Luther^ Luther=, John'). 

Born Plymouth, Vt., 1838. Died Newark, N. J., 
-Aug. 11. 1906. 

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First married, .Tainiarv, isGii. Hattie Eice. Died 
September, 18G3. 

Second marriage, Louisa Eov. 

Tliere were no children l)v oil her iiiarriiiue. 



HOSEA JOHXSOX-' (Lutlier% John^). 

Bora March 2-2, 1808. Died Feb. 4, 1895. 

First married Betsey Staples. Died Noveml:>er, 185C. 

Second married Betsey D. Wheeler-* (Esther", 
ITriah-, John^). Born ilarch 2'.), 1828. Died Dec. 1. 

iscr. 

There were no cliildren. 

CYin:s JOHNSON^ (Luther-, John^). 

(See head of Luther branch.) 

Born March 28, 1811. Died Jan. 26, 188G. 

First married, May 8, 1838, Rebecca Earl. Died 
Feb. 1. isjd. 

Second Uiarriage, June 3, 1840, Eurydice Boynton. 
Born April 21, 1819. Died Oct. 2, 1905. 

"J'lu'ir children"' : 

Ellen. Walter. Alden E. Carlos. Edward. Flora. 

Born April 21, 1,S47. 

Ellen Johnson*. Born 1841. Died Sept. 13, 1848. 

Walter Johnson^ Born 1843. Died Sept. 10. 1848. 

ALDEN JOHNSON* (Cyrus=, Luther-. John'). 
Born April 21. 1847. 

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CARLOS ,/()IIXS()\* (Cvni.-^ Luther, Jolin'i. 
Bom Oct. L- LSH). 
Married Lucv Clay, Now -.'(i. I8TC. 
Echvard Joluisoii"'. Horn Dof. 4. LSIM. 
Flora .lohnsou''. J^orii Di'e. 4. 18()4. 



RAXDALIA JOHNSOX^' (Luther. .lolmM. 

Born Nov. 'SO, 181,j. Died Auy. L llKiL 

Married, Oct. 23, 1838, Epliraiin Pierce. I'xu-u Jan. 
1, 1806. Died Au--. ".'T. 1880. 

Their children' : 

Xancv A. i.'nth I'.. Franklin L. 

XAM Y A. l'll-:i;CL^ (i;an<laliu\ J>utlier% John' ). 
Born Dec. 23, 1839. Died July," 1864. 
^larricd Josiah C. Tayloi-. Oct. in. isnii. 

J{UTH B. PIERCE^ (Randalia\ Luther-. John'). 

Born Jan. 4. 1841. Died Jan. 3, I'JUS. 
Married, Oct. 10, ISGO, Enoch E. White. Born Dec. 
21, 1840. Died April 2. 18(i3. 

Their child'' : 

EDITH M. WIllTK'' (Ruth B.-*. Kandalur'-. Luther", 
John^). 
Born Aug. lo. l.siil. 
Married Fred H. Olney, Feh. 10. 1,S8(). 
Their children": 

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Anna M. Clarence E. Elrov F. Alace E. Glen E. 
Lois E. 

Anna M. Olney". Born April i, 1881, 

Clarence E. OIney". Born :\Iareh -.'!), 1884. Died 
Sept. 17, 1885. 

Elroy F. Olney". Born May 13, 1888. 

Alace E. Olney". Born Jan. 8, 1890. Died Aug-. IG. 
1894. 

ftlen E. Olney". Born April 11, lS9.j. 

Lewis P:. Olney". Boi-n Sept. 14. 1899. Died Feb. 
25, 1900. 

FRAXKLIN" L. PIEBCE^ (Eandalia^. Luther-, 
John^ ) . 
Born June 8, 1847. Died Ano-. 13, 1900. 



ASA JOHNSON'' (Luther-, JohiiV). 

Born Aug. 3, 1819. Died Aug. 13, 1871. 
First married May Weston. 
Their child*: 

ALBERT A. JOHNSON* (Asa-\ Luther-, John'). 
Born Oct. 11, 1843. 
^Married Mary E. Lyon, July 4, 1874. 
Their children"': 

Asa J. Johnson". Born April 19, 1877. 
Hattie A. Johnson". Born Nov. :iO, 1879. 
Addison Jnlmson''. Born ^VFarcli 18. 1882. 

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ASA JOHNSONS Second Marna-v. April 1. ISKJ, 
Cynthia Barr. 
Born Dec. !», LS35. Died Mny 2t\, 1887. 
Their child ivn^: 
Mary E. J.odell. 

MABY E. JOHXSOX^ (Asa''. Luther-. .John'). 

Born April To. 1847. 

ifarried Darwin Sargent, iiinii Ludlow, Vt., May 
34, 1845. 

ilr. Sargent was in Civil "War and hattle of Gettys- 
burg. 

Their children'' : 

Hattie. Lena. Albert A. Winfield. 

Kittie Sargent'^. jNfarried George Kendall. 

Lena Sargent^, ilarried Henry (ioddard. 

Lodell Jolmson*. Bm-n Dec. ■^8, L8.").5. Died Jan. 
23. 18.5{;. 

D. SAXFOBD .TOHXSOX^ (Luther-. John'). 

Born Marcli -1, 1824. Died :\ray 26, 18.54. 

Was never niarrieih He startt'd to the gold uiiiu's in 
California and died on the plains in ^fissouri. 

NANCY M. JOHXSON^ (Luther-, John'). 

Born Jan. 7, 1827. Died April 27, 1878. 

First marrierl, Jan. 22, 1848. James S. Greene. Born 
March 21, 1820. Died May 2i). 18.53. 

Their children-* : 

Daniel S. Greene-*. Born April 21. 18.51. Died Dec. 
14, 1863. 

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FLOEEXCE E. GREEXE^ ( Xancy M.=, Lnther=, 
John^). 

Born Oft. 36. 1848. 

Married, July 1. l.SSo. Frank Haven. Born June 29. 
1846. Served in the 2d Vermont Battery. Light Ar- 
tillery. 

Mrs. Haven has helped materially in uetting facts 
for this work. 

XAXC'V M. JOIIXSOX^ 

Second ^Marriage Jan. 26. 1856. Joshua P. Greene. 
Born Aug. 30, 1822. 

Their children'' : 

James P. Waldo A. X'nrris. Xora. Walton A. 

JAMES P. GBEEXE^ (Xancy M.\ Luther- John^. 

Born X'ov. 8, 18.57. 

First married, Feh. 15, 18^ i), Emma S. Lawrence. 
Born September, 1857. Died Oct. 24, 1884. 

Second marriage. May 30, 1885. Jfary J. Lawrence. 
Born March 20, 1852. 

Their child' : 

Balph W. Greene. ]:iorn Dec. 28, 1888. 

Wahid A. Greene^ (Xancy M.-', Luther'-, John^). 

Born Jan. 27, 1863. Died July 28, 1863. 

Norris Greene* (Nancy M.", Luther-, John'). 

Born May 10, 1866. Died ifay 16, 1866. 

Nora Greene-* (Xancy M.'', Luther-, John^). 

Born May 10, 1866. Died:\ray 19, 1866. 

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WALTOX A. (JKEEXE* (Naiuy if/', Luther-, Joliii>). 

Born Sept. 21, 18GS. 

ilarriod, Dec. 12, 1894, Eiiiin:i M. llolcomi). J'.cirn 
May 29, 1ST2. 

Their eliildreir' : 

rioreiice E. Greene. Burn .Vu.u'. 12. ISDij. 

]\rnrion X. Greene. I!(irn Oct. lo. 1899. 

Mary A. Greene. Born ]\rareh 22, 1!)04. 

Luther Johnson Greene. Born June 25, 190.'j. 

It will be seen the genealogy of Luther is very in- 
complete. I could not obtain ('(nnplete records by cor- 
respondence. It will furnisii a good field for work for 
some one of this family to finisli the laclving parts. 



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Moses Hall, .son of Ruth. 

EUTH JOHNSON^ (Joliii>). 

Eutli was the only daughter of John and Euth. and 
from what I can gather was the yonngest of the chil- 
dren. We know nothing of her life, save that on Dec. 
5, 1797, thirteen years before the deaths of her father 
.and mother, she was married to i^athan Hall. 
To them were horn seven eliildren : 
Jonathan. IMoses. 

Delia. Sybil. 

Xathan. Ihuiiel. 

Geori'-o 



110 



JOXATHAN IIALI/' (IJutlr, JolmV). 

Born Plynioiitli. Yi.. July ■>7. 1798. Died June 30, 
1846. 

Married, Plymoiitli. \t.. Dee. -^(i. 1825, Eunice B. 
Sprague. 

Born riynimith. \'t.. M:i\ 11. ISO;;. Died ('iie.^tcr, 
Yt., March IT. 187.5. 

Their eliildren^ 

Josephine. T,i>\ell;i. Jiilina. IsUen. 

JOSEPIllXK IIALL^ (Jonathan". Kuth=, John'). 

Born Plymonth, Yt.. March IG. lS->4. Died Dec. 'iC, 
1900. 

Married. Plymouth. Yt.. Oct. 1?. 1841, James Adili- 
son Pollard. 

Their c Iiilili-cn'' : 

Clarence Morton. Lorelia Josephine. Malcolm 
Hall. Powena Athelia. John Yance. Julian Addi- 
son. William Stewart, llorris De.xter. Ida Eugenia. 
James Edgar. Lillian Eunice. Clara Ginevra. 

Clarence ]\rorton Pollard''. Born Plymouth, Yt., 
Oct. ■?4, 184?. Died .Vug. 10. 184;l. 

LOEELLA JOSHPIIIXK I'Old.AIM)-' (Josephine*, 
Jonathan", Ruth'-. John'). 

Born Plymouth. Vt., June l."), 1844. 

^larried Fred P. Mather, of Windsor, Yt.. June .'5, 
1865. Died Chester. Yt., Sept. 7. 1881. Xo children. 

* ]\rALCOL:\l ll.\r,h I'01.|,A1;1)'' (Josepliine\ Jona- 
than\ Puth-. J..liuM. 

Ill 



Born Plymouth, Vt., Dec. 7, 1845. 

Married, Sherburne, Vt., Oct. 18, 1880, Euth Ellon 
Bates. Born Sherburne, Yt., Sept. 28, 1860. 

Their children" : 

Josephine L. Born iSTeliawka, Neb., Aug. 31, 1886. 

Orin M. Born Nehawka, Neb., Feb. S, 1888. 

^Morris H. Born Nehawka, Neb., Dec. 16, 1889. 
Died Nehawka, Neb., Nov. 30, 1890. 

Rowena A. Born Nehawka, Neb., March 8, 1892. 

Hall A. Born Nehawka, Nel)., Jan. 13, 189-1. 

Merritt F. Born Nehawka, Neb., March 3, 1896. 

EOWENA ATHELIA POLLARD' (,Tosephine^ Jon- 
athan^, Euth-, John^). 

Born Plymouth, Vt., Dec. 31, 1847. Died April 10, 
1901. Was a teacher, head of Female Department, 
Georgetown University, Kentucky, unmarried. 

John Yancc Pollard'' (Josephine'', •Jonathan'*, Euth-, 
John' ) . 

Born Plvmoutli. Vt.. :\rareh .5, 1S.50. Died jMarcli 
l."i. Is.M. 

JI^LTAN ADDISON POLLAE'D"' (Josephine% Jona- 
than''', Euth=, John^). 

Born Plymouth. Vt., :\rarch 23, 1852. 

Married Lizzie M. Goodrich, of Cavendish, Vt., Dec. 
31, 1882. Miss Goodrich was born July 1, 1856. 

Their children" : 

Julian Addison. Born Nortli S]irins:iield. Vt., Feb. 
12. 1884. 

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Malicl I'lli/.altrili. Hiiiii Xchauka. Xrlj.. .Ian 1-^, 
18;K). 

WILLIAM STLWAK'T I'OI.LA IM)'' (.l..se|)liiiie% 
.lonatliair, L'litli-, Jnlin')- 
Tiorii Plymouth. \'t.. Api'll Id. IS.tI. 
M;irritMl Ellen Siiiilh liiiianl. .if I'hester, \'(., IS!I."). 

MOl.'lilS DEXTKll I'OLLAIM)' (,Toseplii)ic'. .I.-na- 
than^ Riitlr. Jolmi). 
])Oi'n Plyinoiitli. \t.. S('|iL 1(1. ],S."i(;. 

IDA KLCKXIA I'oLI.AL'h' ( .lo<..|,liinr'. .loiiatliair\ 
Ihith-. -Inlm' ). 

Born Plyniontli, \'t.. Sv]>l. l.s. IS.Vs. Marrinl. Sc|it. 
18, 1883. Merritt D. Fuller. DmmI An,-. I. I'.ins. 

Their chilli'': 

.Tames Aililifiin I'lilhii'il FiiJIei-. Lurii Oct. 13, 1884. 
Died nVuistiin. Texas, Oct. Id. ISIl'.i. 

.JA.MKS Fl»{iAi; I'OFLAi;])' (.lose|,hine'. .Iiiiinthaiv\ 
Eiith=, John^). 

Rin-n Plymouth. Vt.. April 23, 1802. 

^Married, first, Cora Bell Weston rar]3euter. Sept. 26, 
1883. 

Their children": 

Charles Weston. IJorn Aii.n.. LSSL Florenee. 

James Eduar Pollard" married, seeond, ^Fary Cor- 
delia Dnnsmoro. .Tan. IL 1S91. 

Their ehild": 

.Tames l?aymond Pollard. 

11.3 



LILLIAN- EUXICE POLLAl!!)"' (.T.isriiliine*, Jona- 
thall^ Ruth% Jnhn^ ) . 
Born Windsor, \t.. July 21, 18(i5. 
Married George Marshall Harlow. Oct. 8, ISiH). 
Their children". Born in Chester, Vt. : 
Ginevra. IJowena. 

CLAHA GIXE\ 1;A I'OLLAKO"' (.Tosephine\ .Tona- 
than\ Euth=. JohnM. 
Burn Windsor. Vt., .Tulv 4. 1808. 



LOI.'ILLA HALI/ (.loiiathan^ Rutlr. .I..hn'). 

Born Plynioiitli, \t., Aug, 2, 182.-). Died Sept. .'lO, 
18?0. 

Married Xornian Fisk Shedd. Dec. 'A. 1844. 

Their children-^ : 

Josephine Julina. Byron Hall. Gertrude J. 

JOSEPHIXE JULTXA SHEDD'' ( Lorilla\ .Tona- 
than-', Eutlr, John'). 

:\rarried George Hall, of Burlington, Vt., Dec. 30. 
1868. 

Byron Hall Slic.lil' ( L(irilla\ .Tdiiathan"', Butlr, 
.TolinM. 

Born March 12, 18.50. Died Jan. 20. 18T1. 

Gertrude J. Shedd''' (Lorilla\ Jonathan^ Puth-', 
J(ihn'). 

Born Feb. 28, 1850. Died Sept.. 1873. 

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.111. I\A IIAI.I/ (.r,,nailian^ Ifiith-. .lohn'). 

Bom Plymoutli. Vt.. Aug. ;, 1827. Died at liome 
of her daughter, (ieoi-oia A. Codledae Ciahlc. in I'lnltoii. 
Ga., May i;3. 1!)0;. 

Married, Sept. 28, 1852, Xoniian F. ConK^duv. I'.orn 
Plymouth. Vt., Dee. n. !.«!•.>:;. Died :\iav 'J. IS!)i;. 

Their ehililri'u" : 

Alircliail F. Fredei-ick .Tcrome. (n'oruia .Vch'laide. 
.Tulina I'lllen. 

AUEEI.IAX V. ('(»(»I,I';|m;1v' (.luliua'. .lonalha^^ 
Ruth-, John'). 

Born Cotton Hill, Ga., April !). 18,J4. 

Married Mary Peoples, April 24, 1884. Died At- 
lanta, Ga., Aug. 2.5, 189(1. 

Their children" : 

Sallie Fannie. Born Atlanta. Ga., Dee. 1(5. 188.5. 
Died Atlanta, Ga., .July 2G, 188G. 

Mary. Born Atlanta, Ga.. .Tuly 24. 1887. Died At- 
lanta. Ga., Get. 22, 1895. 

.\urelian F.. .Tr. Born Atlanta, Ga., .Tan. 21. 1889. 
Died Atlanta. Ga.. :\rar. 19. 1890. 

Xorman Peoples. Born .Vtlanta. Ga.. July 28, 1891. 

FEEDEltTCK JEROME COOLEDGE'^ (.Tulina*, 
Jonathan", Ruth=, .Tolin'). 

Born Cotton Hill. Ga., July 9, 1855. 

Married, first, .Tan. .31. 1882. Lillian Tldlnie.;. Died 
Atlanta. Ga., May 9. 1891. 

Their children" : 

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Julian Lucila. Frederick Jerome, Jr. Aurelian 
Holmes. Harold Norman. Sarah Eveline. 

JFLIAN LUCILLA COOLKDCK" (Frederick Je- 
rome^, Jidina^, Jonathan', liuth-, .John')- 
Born Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 2, 18S3. 
Married Powers Pace, Atlanta, Ga., Ort. IS. lOo.l 
Their child" : 
Powers Pace, Jr. Born Atlanta, Ga., April 10, 1907. 

FEEDEEU'K JEKO^ME CGOLEDGK. JK.'' (Freder- 
ick Jerome, Sr.^, Jnlina'', Jonathan', Ituth-, 
John^). 

Born Atlanta, Ga., June IT. 1SS4. 

Married, Charleston, S. C., Williemena ("]a|i(iiii. Xov. 
25, lUOS. 

Aurelian Holmes Cooledge". Born Atlanta. Ga., 
June 1, 18S6. 

Harrold Norman Cooledge". Born Atlanta, (in.. Fdi. 
1, 18S!1. 

Sarah Eveline Cooledge". Born .\tlanta, (in.. April 
2T, 1S91. Died June 29, 1891. 

FEEDEEICK JEROME COOLEDGE/. 

Married, second, Fannie [Martin, of Covington, (ia., 
Oct. 20, 1892. 

Their children" : 

Edwin ilartiti Cooledge. Iiorn Atlanta. Ga.. Jan. 
10, 1894. 

'Sliirv Frances Cooledge. Born Dec. '■). 1902. 

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c;i';<)i;t;i A adi-ii.aiiH': cooLiax;!-:'' (.luiiuav Jona- 

thair'. Iviillr. Joliu' ). 

Born Cotton Jlill, Gn.. Alio-. ;), 1857. 

Married William (iooi-^e (lal)li\ Xorcror;.>;. (la.. Feb. 
11, ISTS. 

Their cliiKhvii'^: 

Norman Edward Gable. Born Nov. 5. 18Tii. Died 
Atlanta, Ga., May 21,, 1881. 

Edith Maud Gable. Born Alhinta. Ga.. Aiuil i:i. 
1882. Married, Xov. 33, 190-1. in Bolton. Ga., Joseph 
E. Cochrane. Their ehild' : Joseiih it. Cochrane, dr. 
Born April 10, lUOG, Bolton, Ga. 

Frederick Eudolph Gable. Born Atlanta, Ga.. Xov. 
24, 1885. 

Alline Gable. Born Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 12. ISST. 
Died Atlanta, Ga., Ang. 10, 1888. 

Jennie Ruth Gable. Born Xarcross, Ga., June 1!», 
1890. 



JULINA ELLEN COOLEDGE^ (Jnlina*, Jonathan% 
Buth=, Johni). ' 
Bom Cotton Hill, Ga., April 8. 1804. 
Married Charles A. McDonald, Dec. 24, 1885. Died 
Noreross, Ga., >Sept. 7, 1890. 
Their child": 

Lillian McDonald. Born Xarcross, Cia., Oct. 17, 
1880. 

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ELLEN HALL* (Jonathan^ Eutlr, Johu^). 

Born Jan. 16, 1834. Living in Chester, Vt. 

Married Loring Bemis, Plymouth, Vt., ilareh 3, 
1854. 

Their children^ : 

Lena Ellen. :\Iilton Herbert. Hii-li .\rthur. 

Lena Ellen Bemis^ (Ellen*, Jdnathim-', Ruth-, 
John' ) . 

Born :\Iar. U. ls:,(;. Died Jan. •.'■.'. lliOL 

MILTOX HEKBKirr IVKMIS' (Elleii\ Jonathan^ 
Eutli-. JohnM. 
Born .Ian. 14. lSli-2. 

Married Helen M. Cragen, Chester, Yt., Dec, 1866. 
Their child'' : Constance. 

TTT^OTI .\I;THUB BEillS' (Ellen*. Jonathan^ Rutlr, 
•IdliuM. 
Born April 10, 1869. Died March 8, 1901. 
:\rarried Lena J. Pevor, May 1, 1890. 
Their child'' : Arthur. 



MOSES H.VLL-'. See page 110 (Entlr. Jolnii). 

Born Aug- 30. 1800. Died :\rarch 10, 1882. 

Married Hannah Sawyer. 

Their children* : 

George. Pliilinda. Ellen. Daniel. "Mary Ann. 
Sallv. Ada. 

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(iKolJiiK IIALl/ (Moses-', l.'iiilr'. .lolm'). 
Alari-iod Sanih Hill. 
'I'lirii- cliililivir' : Cliark'S. A'cllie. 

I'lllLlXDA IIALI/ (.Moscs\ Itntli-, JoliiiM. 
]!ni-n Sept. -.'U, IS-?!). 
Married Levi J. Crceii. April .'), l.S."i.5. 
Their children'' : 
A'ic'tor. Died in inl'amw 1,'nth. 

HI'Tll CifKE.X-'' (I'hilinda*, Mo.-e.s^ iiutlr, Jolm'). 
Born June 8, 1862. 

Married William Boyd. :\lareh -.'H, 1880. 
Their ehildren": 

Meter. Born Se])!. -iO. 18<)(). T)ied May .•), 1S!)I. 
Fannie. ISdrn ( )i(. C, is:i I. 



DAXIHL IIAI.L^ (Mo.<es-, IJutlr'. John'). 
^Tarried Adeline Stephens, of Minnesota. 
Tlieii- children: l.iiia. Casper. Rose. Estella. 

MARY AXX HALI/ (:\Ioses\ i;ntli% John'). 
Died Fel). 11, l!lor. 
^Tarried Tjevi ilnore. Feb.. 18()-2. 

SAl.LV llALL^ (.Mn.srs-. Kutlr. John'). 
Died a younu; lady. 

ADA W.WA/ (Moses", Ruth-, John'). 
.Alarrird Jdhn Pici'i-e. 

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DAXIEL HALL^ (Riith=, JohuM. 

ilarried ilariah Brown. 

Their children'' : 

Sarah. J.'alpli. Hugh. Galen. Jonathan. Win- 
iieUl. Addison. 



NATHAJf HALI/ (Euth^ JohnM. 
]\Iarried Prudence Hnlihard. 
Their children'' : 
Stillnian. Christopher. Eleazor. William. 

CHEISTOPHEE, HAT.I/ (Xallian-'. Eutlr'. John'). 

^Married Lanra Aver. 

Their children' : 

Ida. Matt. Lnla. Pan-;ey. William. James. Wal- 
ter. Ehvin. 

KLK.VZOE IIALE^ (Xatluur. llutlr. JohnM- 

Married Miranda Sanderson. 

Their cliildren^ : 

C'i)i'a. Eugene. Nellie. Julian. Ada. Lindsey. 
A'erne. 

WIEL1A3I IIAIJ/ (Xathan\ Jfutir, John'). 
]\rarried. first. Carry Sawyer. 
Their child-'' : Claude. 

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MAUD 11A\A: (William^ Xath;iir\ Kullr, John'). 

Married Cluirles ,!, Sawver. 

Their children": 

Evan. Kavnidiul. Marjorie. l!a\niond died in in- 
i'aney. 

William Hall', married, t^eeond, Ann Benluim. 

Their eliild'' : I'arma. 

I'AK-AIA HALL' (WHliam'. Xatliau'. Kuih-'. John'). 
Married William Lauge. 
Their ehild": ])<irothv. 



It will he seen how lirokcn is the family oi liuth, 
for the main reason that 1 have not known the names 
or addresses of parties to whom to write for informa- 
tion. Some have very kindly helped me to what I have. 
I will ask evcryhody who can help complete this In-anch, 
or anv of the others, hy correcting, or giving dates and 
places of marriage, hirths and deaths, and full names 
of those, of whom part is given, to plea.se write me, 
with all information possihle. and give the names and 
addresses of those who can give more fully and extended 
records, for future use: also interesting incidents in 
the lives of any, especially war records. The same will 
a]i|)lv to nil lirnnches of this genealogy. (J. 'SI. T. J. 



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Wm. E. .Tohxsojj 



1!()LL OF IlOXOi; 



Under this heading- I have ])hiee(l together littK> rec- 
ords of the services of tliose who were in any of the 
wars of tlie Tnited States. 1 have not heen able to get 
reports of all who should have a place here — or full 
reports of those that I have — I have heen obliged to do 
all liv letter. Perhaps a later edition will be more 

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lojiijilctt'. I \\i\xi] at: the head ol' this roll a |ihiti' made 
ironi an aiiilicdtypo nf William Edward Johnson* 
(Leonan)-', dohn-'. dolm'). taken while in service in 
Virginia, as that of a typical soldier of the Civil War. 

Tn this 1 include those whose descentlants come into 
the family and are jjroaenitors of some l)ranch. 

William Ivlward saw \tT\ a(ti\e and hard sim'n ice. 

WILTJAAF CTTrrTHXllKX 

From the Cliittendcn genealiiL;\ 1 ( ondciise the i'ol- 
lowinu': Mi-. Chittenden sailed from Kniiland to 
America ahoiit May "^O, lti39. arriving in New lla\en 
al)Out Jidy 10. lie was the principal militaiy man of 
the plantation, hearing- the title of Lieutenant. Savage 
states, p. 381, that " He had hcen a soldier in tlie Eng- 
lish army in the Xetherlamls in the Thirty Years" War 
and that he reached the rank of .Major."'" He was a 
magistrate of the plantation and deputy to the General 
Court till liis death, at ahout the age of sixty-seven. 

TIMOTHY HATCH 

Grandfather of Harriet Narcissa Hatch, wife of 
Leonard Johnson, was a Eevohitionary soldier. 1 take 
from the Hatch genealogy the following: 

■' He entered the army at the commencement of the 
I'evohition, and at the age of nineteen was in the bat- 
tle of White Plains. In this eonfli(-t he was taken 
prisoner bv the British and siill'erc(l in the Xcw York 

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~ Briclwell " prison. The treatment of the prisoners, 
Avhifh, though not so atrocious as that of the rebels in 
the hite war, was very cruel. Ho was finally exchanged, 
Ijut \ie do not find that he was in further active serv- 
ice \rter the close of the Iievohition lie was 

a major in the militia, and at the time of the Shay's 
Eel)ellion. he was called out I'oi' its su[)pre>siiin."" 

XOAH DAMOX 

Xiiah liaiiKiii was father of Sally Damon, who mar- 
ried John Johnson- and nf Xaney Damon, wiio married 
Luther Johnson-, and so was one of the progenitors 
of these two liranches. Further tiian this I have 
been able to learn nothing of his life, excepting his 
Revolutionary war record, which I oljfain from the 
pension department at Washington, which condensed, 
is as follo^^s: 

He was born at ililton, Mass., Aug. 2n. 1760. Xo 
record given as to Avhen he enlisted, or in what regi- 
ment or company, Init that he served under different 
•captains; first under Captain Ebenezer Tucker, in 
April. 1775. During latter part of 177G he served 
three months under Cajjlain Stark and sustained a 
bayonet A\'ound of right thigh on Long Island. His 
services are mentioned under different captains and 
colonels during the years of 1775. 1776, 1777, 1778, 
1779 and 17S0. He was pensioned January 9, 1850 
at $80.00 per annum, from "Slavch 4, 1831, at the New 
Hampshire Agency. 

After the war he removed to Woodstock. Vermont. 

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thence to Eaton. riii\iii(i' dl' l^mvci- Caiiaila. whi'i-c liis 
first wife died. 

He married at l-ii'id,<ro water. \'l.. Srpt. (!, lS;io, 
Esther Sinniici-. Mr dii'd at I'li-nlon. X. 11.. July 2, 
IcSoo. His widow. I'^sther S. l)aiiion applied for pen- 
sion Oct. 25, 18o,^. Her elaini was allowed, and in- 
creased bv special act of ('oni;rcss, Fel). 2S. lilO.'). Slu> 
died at I'lynioutli Union. \'ennont. Xm-. 11. I'.iiHl. SIi(> 
was the last ]iensioncr ol' the Itevolution. 'J'he pension 
reeords in Washington will \ei-ir\ tliis. 

i-:i)\VAi;i) Lvox 

Edward T^yon was fathei' of Daniel Lynn, anil srcat- 
jj'randfatlier of iiariani Straw T^yon. wife of John 
Johnson'* (Asa-. .lolud). Tie was horn in .\ndierst, 
N". H.. in the year 1755, enlisted in Charlestown, Mass., 
Dec, 17T5, consequently was twenty years old. He 
served one year under Captain Mai'tin and Colonel 
Stark. He was seventy-five years old when he applied 
for pension, Sept. 13. 1830, Windsor County, ^'ern1ont, 
which was allowed. These facts T .ffet from the Revo- 
lutionary pension records at Washington. The records 
do not state what battles he was in. 

J. HAZEX* JOHXSOX'* (Xoah-\ John-, John')- 

Hazen was born in Tlyniouth. Vermont. May IS, 
1832. He studied law in Hutlaml, Vermont, in the 
office of Senator Foot. In 1851 he went to Kentucky, 
wdiere he practiced law till 1S55. at which time he gave 

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up law practice and entered into newspaper work. He 
was connected with the '" Frankfort Yeoman " and 
■' Lexington Statesman." In 1856 he was a delegate 
to the Democratic National Convention which nomi- 
nated James Buclianan for President. He was clerk 
of tlie Kentucky Senate in 1858. 

At the lireaking out of the war. Hazen was commis- 
sioned Second Lieutenant in tlie l"2th Kentucky 
(Union) regiment, ami was proiiidted for galhintrv in 
March, 1863, and serxcil during tlie war witli rank of 
•captain, 

WrLLlA:\l DE WITT .TOHXSOX 

Born Lowell, llass,, June 22, 184.'i. Enlisted in Rut- 
land, Vt., private Co. G, 5th Vermont Infantry, was 
mustered into servii'c Sept. 16. ISfiL He was in serv- 
ice all through the Shenandoah Valley campaign under 
Generals Sheridan and Custer. His official records 
sliow that he was in twenty-eight hattles : Mechanics- 
Yille, Malvern Hill, Charlestown, Cedar Creek, Appo- 
mattox, Lees ill lis and others. He was taken prisoner 
June 29. 1862, at the hattle of Savage Station; taken 
to Belle Isle, where he was ill with diphtheria. He 
had a ten-dollar gold jiiece and so ]irociirod salt. pe]i- 
]iri- and vinegar, and digging a Imie in the sand, wliirh 
lilleil with water, he was ahle to kee]i liis throat l)an- 
daged until it discharged, leaving him so weak that he 
was obliged to crawl on the ground. He was found l\v 
a fellow prisoner, who liad him taken to Tjilihy Prison, 
where he remined eiglity-two days, until hi-; father 

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caiiii'. ami lir was iiarnlnl, Iji'miuiit liomc on a slrclclu'r, 
only weigliiiifi ciglity-l'iinr |ii)iiiiils. While lyinji' in 
prison lie was ])aral\zc(l sd that he was (HiKtciI (.'arripil 
to the (li'ad hdiisi'. hut rallicil so thai hr rmihl iihim' his 
pyclids wlu'ii they caiiR' lor liini. Ilr was ilisi-hai\i;vil 
for disaliilitv Oct. ;)0. M^ii'i. In a year ln' rr-ciilislpil 
in Co. 1'". ."ilh NCniionl ('a\ali'y, was in many hattles 
until lie Mas wouiah'd, .\|ii-il 1. isii.'i, at llic hattle of 
Five Forks. \'a., a uiinslml woniid tliat injiii-i'd his left 
arm and wrist, so that he hail the u>e of only one hand 
for the remainder of his life. Mr. .lolinson was pro- 
moted to sergeant Xov. 1'.). ISdl (seeond enlistment). 
He was discharged .Inne S. lS(i."). at the close of the 
wa iv 

ilr. .lohiison ilieil at his home in Kulland, \'ernioiit. 
Sept. 14. i;)li-l. 



LEOXATH) MKL.VXCTHOX .lOllXSoX^ ( Leonard^ 
.John-. John' ) 

TA'onanl Melancthon was hoin in F.e Haysville, Pa., 
Jan. 24, 1830. He prepared for college at Delaware 
Literary Institute. Franklin. \. Y. : attended Hamilton 
College, luit did not gi-ailiiate. Id' taught in a private 
familv in Orange County. \'ii-ginia. also taught in com- 
mon schools in Triangle anil I'nion. X. Y. lie grail- 
uated from Alhaiiy ^ledical College in 1855, and prac- 
ticed medicine till tlii' heginning of the war in IStil. 
On August IS. ist;-.'. he was appointed Assistant Sur- 
geon in 3d Xew ^"oi'k reginu'iit of Infantry. lie was 

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promoted to surgeon November 25, 1863. He served 
at PL'tersbiirg, Fort Wayne, Bermuda, Hundred, Fort 
(iibson. C'hapins Farm and Foi't Fislier. He was after- 
ward stationed at Confederate prison, Elmira, X. Y., 
in eliarge of Medical Department of prisoners camp 
in September, 1864, td .Tanuarv. ISd."). when he re- 
signed ou account of ill liealtli. Sim-c which time he 
has jii'acticed medicine in (ircene. X. Y. 



GEORGE :\r. T. JOHXSOX* (Leonard^. .T.)hn-. 
.TolmM 

Was 1)(,ni in I'.ennington, Yt.. :\[arch 24, 1838. He 
prepared for college at Delaware Literary Institute, 
Franklin, X. Y. ; entered Amherst College in 1861. He 
left college at the close of Freshman year, 1862, with 
impaired health. There was a great call for men for 
the army and Mr. Johnson felt it his duty to go. On 
September 28, 1862, he enlisted in the 27tli Xew Yoi-k 
Infantrv, where his younger lu'other. William, was serv- 
ing. He was rejected liy the examining hoard, as not 
physically strong enough. He returned home and 
worked another year, and again August 27. 1864. en- 
listed in Company M, First Xew York Yeteran Cavalry, 
then with Sheridan in the Shenandoah Yalley. He 
served in the Great TCenawa Yalley, West Yirginia. till 
close of the war. and was discharged, with tJie regi- 
luent at Wliccliiig, West A'irginia. June S, 1S6."). 

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.loslM'll MAiri'lX .lollNsoN' ( LunnanP. Joliii-, 

.Inlm' ) 

]\lr. Johnson, born in lloosic Fulls. \. ^'., April 
3, 1840, was ediicatod in tlic public siIkidIs dI' Jiroonie 
County, N. Y., and jiiiidird law wiib .lud^c Horace 
Griswold in Binghandon. lie was admitted to the bar 
of Now York in Novcinlirr. ls(;."i. and to practice in 
United States District ('(unt, Mav !.">. isM. 

Mr. Johnson was an active I\e])ui)lican s]ieaker in war 
times and did good work toi- the Union cause. In 
Septeniher, ISUl, he enlisted torty-figbt men, whieh 
formed part of Company K, <S9th New York Infantry, 
but he was forced to resign in DeremliiT on account of 
illness from overwork, lie is ]u-o|ierly a veteran of the 
Civil War. and few more patriotic than he. He was 
elected Clerk of Broome County in Novcndjer, 1867; 
was re-elected in 1870; was Clerk six years. He was 
elected ^layor of Binghamton, X. Y.. in February, 
ISSC. and served one term. With his family, he is now, 
^lai'tli. liHiH. living in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 

WILLIAM P:DW.\l?n JOIIXSOX^ 
See page 'i'i'l 

\\ illiam Kdward*, son of i.ennard ', son of John-, son 
of John' and L'utli, was born in Xi>rtli (Iraiiville, X. Y., 
June 4, 1844. When the call for volunteers was first 
made in April, ISfil. William was working on a farm 
in 'i'riangle, X. Y. lie was very impatient to enlist, 
but was under age. After the first battle of Bull Run 

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he liceaiiie more restless and determined to enlist, and 
his widowed mother reluctantly gave her consent ratlier 
than let liim go without it. He was hut little over 
seventeen years of age. hut lie passed himself as eigh- 
teen years old. He was mustered into service August 
30, ISdl, in Company D, 27th regiment New York In- 
fantry, and was sent to the regiment whicli was with 
McClt'lhin ill IVoiit "I' Iv'iclmiiiiiil. lie was in very 
hard seiviee from first to last; in the seven days hat- 
ties on the retreat down the James River. He was in 
tw'elve engagements, among which were Fredericks- 
hurg. South iVIountain and Antietam. He made an ex- 
cellent soldier, always with his regiment, and was mus- 
tered out at expiration nf term ol' service of his regi- 
ment, May 31, 18l!3. 

Later in life he studied medicine, and graduated 
from New York Medical College, March 14, 1889. He 
practiced medicine in New York State and State of 
Jlnine. where he died in Strong. ()etol)er 10, 1893. 

DANIEL JOiiXSOX^ (i,iitl:er\ Luther-'. .I(ihii') 

Enlisted Octnlier, ISO-.', in Cii, ('. Kith \'ermoiit 
Regiment in tlie ('i\il \\':\v. Ilr was in the battle of 
Gettysburg, and made charge on Pickett's Hank; was 
discliarged August 10, 18(Ki. 

I.T'I'IIEK' .iOlIXSOX^ (Liitlier'\ Eutliei-'. -loliiiM 

Enlisted in fall of 18(;i fnr three years in Co. C, 
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Fourth A'criiKint Kciiiiin'iii in llic ('i\il W.ir. Ilr >;i\\ 
verv severe liglitini;- with MelMellan in the rrtre.-il I'lnm 
Richmojul. He was Uiter transl'erred to the \eteran 
Reserve Corps. 

ZKNOl, C. l.AMU 

Enlisteil August 111. ISi;-.'. for nine munlli-: iniw- 

tered into Tnileil Slates ser\iee (leloher ■.':!. ISi;-.'. (' - 

[lany ( '. Iiilli \'erninnt li'oLiiinenl. "M Hriiiaile. He was 
in tlie hattle of (lell\ slmi'i:. and tlie third ihi\ in tlie 
cliarge of Pickett's llanN. where tliey did ureat e\eeu- 
tion and took nian\' prisoners. .Iul\ :!. ISii;!. Mi-, Land) 
was woiindeil towards niiiht. and died next day. He 
was buried in tlie Xational Cemetery. 

Jlr. Tianili conies into tlie i;('nealoii'\- as the I'ather ol' 
the chihlren of Isadnra Sarah .lolinsou' (Sarah', 
Luther*. T.nther'-). 

il.VI.COM II. r()Ll..\i;n"' (.Io.~ei,hine\ .Tonathan-'. 
Ruth-'. -lolin' I 

Enlisted .Vuuust -24. ISC.-I. al Wimlsor. Vt.. in Third 
Vermont Lijiht Battery, in the .\riny of the Potomac; 
was discliarsed at Burlinutoii. \i.. dune lo. 18().5. 

tSYI.VKSTrS l>. .lOH.VSOX' (Sila>\ doling .T(,lin' ) 

Sylvestiis was horn in XortI lield. \"crmonl. Maicli 
21, 1844. He enlisted in Troy. .\. V., March (1, lS(i-i. 
in Co. K. lirlih Xew York Resiiment. He partici])ated 
in battles of Ci-dar Mountain. Kappahannoch Station. 

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isec-oucl battle of Bull lliui. South ^rountain and Antie- 
tani in 18(i2, and Gettysburg in 1863; was captured 
•Tilly 1, 18()3, confined in Belle Isle prison until August 
22, 1863, when exchanged at City Point. Va. lie was 
transferred to Compaif\' D, First Veteran Reserve Eegi- 
nient in October, 1863 ; did duty in Washington, D. C. 
All)any, X. Y. and Elmira, X. Y. He was at the bat- 
tle of Fort Stevens, July 12, 1864. :\rr. Johnson was 
discliarged at Elmira. X. Y.. Xovember lo. 186."). He 
is now. .Tanunry. I'JO'J. in Wisconsin Veterans Home. 

FRAXKTJX A. JOHXSOX^ (Allen\ .Tolnr. John>) 

^li-. .lolmsdn was l)orn in Temjde, X. 11.. October 
14. 1840. Later he moved with his parents to C'hico- 
pee, ilass. He enlisted in Xew Haven, Conn.. Septem- 
ber 8, 1862, in Company A, 27th Connecticut Regi- 
ment. He died in a hospital at Falmoutli. \'a.. Decem- 
ber 14. 1862. 

WILLIAM LIXX CFLBERTSOX' (Ruth Olive*, 
AmieP. Frialr. .TohnM 

He is the youngest son of ilrs. Ruth Olive Johnson 
Culbertson*. He entered the Xaval Academy at the 
age of seventeen: graduated in January. 190.5. and was 
assigned to service on the battleship Missouri as 
]iassed Midshipman. In 1906 he was promoted to En- 
sign, and is now — August 1.3, 1908 — on the South 
Dal-ota in the Pacific Ocean. He was with Admiral 
Evans' fleet in the trip from the Atlantic to the Pacifie 
Ocean in the summer of 1908. 

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OSCAl! KIXC li.WIS 

^li'. Davis was groat-LirniulsDn ol' ])a\iil |)a\is. of 
New'fane, Vcn-mont. wIki was a soldier in Stari<'s ariiiv 
at Bennington. Also great-grandson of William King, 
of Vermont, who was a soldier in tlie JJcvohition. 
Grandson of JInnn Davis: son cd' .loshua B. Davis, of 
Baldwinsville, New York. Mi'. Oscar King |)a\i> \va< 
born there Januar}- 13, 18(iil. lie graduated from Col- 
gate in 1888. D. K. E. Xew York Siiii, IS'.IO to l:iii-.'. 
Represented it in the Spanish war in the Philippines, 
also in the Philippino insurrection, and in Boxer war 
in China, and in Jlexico at Second I'^in-Aincricaii Cnii- 
ference. New York Herald in Kusso-Japanese wai-. ami 
with New York Times since IDOti. New Yoi-k TIhk^ 
correspondent at Washington since I'M)',. Aiithoi' ol' 
"Our Conquests in the Pacilic "" and " At the iMiipress" 
Wish." 



FRED B. \\ll.ld.\MS 

Was born in South Milwaukee, Wis.. July II, lsT."i. 
He enlisted for the Spanish war .lunc ISDS, in the 
navy, and served on the Buffalo and Haiifunl as First 
Electrician. He was discharged iu Julv, It'.OO. Mr. 
Williams comes into the genealogy as father of the chil- 
dren of Anna Ayers Johnson^, daughter of John Hum- 
phrey Johnson*. They have two living children. See 
Anna Ayers Johnson^, John Hnniphrey*, Leonard-', 
John-, Jolm'. 

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CHITTENDEN—HATCH— JOHNSON— 
GENEALOGY 

The Chittenden family was one of the jDrogenitors 
of the Leonard Johnson branch, uniting with tlie Hatch 
family October 3L 174-J, when Joanna Cluttenden, 
whose ancestry is recorded in the genealogv of William 
Chittenden, of Guilfdi-d, Conn., was married to Zeplii- 
niali Hatch. 

From the Chittenden gt'iicalogy a copy i)f which I 
obtained from Dr. Joseph H. Chittenden, of Bingham- 
ton, N. -Y., records that William Chittenden was one 
of a company of twenty-five gathered chiefly from the 
counties of Kent. Surrey and Sussex, England, sailed 
from England to America al)ont ^lay 20, 1039. Arriv- 
ing in New Haven aliont July 10. They made ar- 
rangements for settling in Guilford in the auti'.mn of 
the same year. The deed of land for the colony from 
Shaumpishuh, the sachem squaw of Minunkatuck is 
dated September 29, 1(139. William Chittenden came 
from the parish Cranbrook, in Kent, sonic thirty-five 
miles southeast of London. 

There is quite an account of the life and public 
character of William Chittenden recorded in the Chit- 
tenden gencalogv, to which, for furtlier information I 
would refei'. 1 will ((iiidcuse some portions. 

Mr. Chittenden was the jirinciple military man of 
the plantation, bearing tlie title of Lieutenant. Savage 
states, p. 3S1, that: " He bad been a soldier in the 
English ai'iiiy in the Nctlici-lands in the Thirty Years' 

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War and that lie i-cadicil the rank of Majoi-." He was 
a magistrate of tlie plantatimi and drpuiv to llir (im- 
eral (.'ourt until liis death. 

William ( 'hittciidfii was inari'icd whdc in JMii^hind 
to Joanna Hheatt'e, daughter nf Dr. Kdnicind ami Juanna 
SheafTe, of Cranbrook, Kent. (Dorothy ShraliV, sister 
of Joanna, was the wife of Eev. ilenrv Wliitlicld. first 
minister and leading ini'iidicr of the Cuillonl ( olonv.) 
It is ]irohalile that two or moi'e of liis chihlicn were 
born in England. The birth of his sixth child. Hannah, 
is on the (hiill'ord ivcoi'ds. at the date ot' \o\einher l.-|, 
KUif. 

Mr. Chittenden died at about the age of si.xtv-seven. 

Thomas Chittenden, son of William, probably born in 
England, married Joanna .lonhm, (hiiighter of John 
and Anna Jordan, of Guilford. He died Oetober. 1G8;5. 
They had seven children, the youngest of whieb was 
Josiah, born 1(177. He married, .Ianuar\- S, 17(1?, 
Hannah Sherman, of Woodbury, Conn., daughter of 
John and Elizal)eth Sherman. She died, aged sixtv- 
four, July 30. 1T44. J<isiah dit>d in Ciiilloi'd. .Vugiist 
28. 1759, aged eighty-two. 

They had six ehildren. 

'I'lu> third ehild. Joanna Chittenden, was born dan- 
uary 2, ITHi, iiroliably in Cuilford. She married 
Ze])haniah Hatch, October Ml. 17t">. Ilei'i' we leave 
the Chittenden genealogy (a book of 2()2 jiages, liring- 
ing down to 1880, giving the record of liKU names), 
and I condense from the genealogv of ^fajor Tiuuithv 
Hati-h. of Hai-tl'ord. Ccuin.. and his descendants. 

135 




c/t/ni^/i^u i/iQa-Cou^rZ) 



136 



Tin' llntcli noiU'aloa'v \v;is compiled liv ]'](l\\aiil II. 
Fletcher, residing in 1905, in Nyaek, X. Y., son of 
Adeline E. Hatch. dana:htev of T'viel Chittenden Hatch, 
\yho was a son of Timothy Hatch, in the year 1879. 
I shall copy from his work in tracing to the Ijirth of 
Harriet Karcissa Hatch, who married Leonard .lolm- 
son, son of .lolm-. son of ,lohn'. From that [idinl 1 
shall take frcshei- records. 

G. ii. T. JuiixsoN. 

M.v.Mti; 'rnidTiiY hatch 

The lirst settlement of our family in this country 
was as early as 1635. The riyiuouth colony received 
rapid accession at that time from the mother country. 
They penetrated the surrounding wilderness, planted 
their homes, and founded new towns. 

Ahout thirty miles southeasterly from Plymouth, our 
immigrant ancestors settled where is now the town of 
Falmouth. An old house which has stood more than 
a century and remained in possession of the family un- 
til a recent period of the family is pointed out as the 
old Hatch place, and undoubtedly stands upon the 
ground of the original settlement. None of the de- 
scendants, liowever, remain in that town. 

Thence we trace our line downward to the State of 
Connecticut, whither several of that family removed 
at an early date, and settled in Tolland, Guilford, 
Windsor and other towns near Hartford. 

Ca]itain Zeplianiah Hatch, whose exact succession has 
not vet lieen fixed, hut is uniuistakahly clear as being 

137 



from the Falmouth family, was a sea captain and 
traded with the West Indies. He lived in Guilford, 
where he married, 1745, Johannah, daughter of Josiah 
and Hannah Chittenden. Josiah was uncle of Thomas 
Chittenden, the first Governor of the State of Ver- 
mont. Of their fifteen children five were born in Guil- 
ford, and they then removed to Oxford in the same 
State. This was his residence the remainder of his 
life. Here he died at upwards of eighty years of age. 
Here their son Timotliy. who is the head of our branch, 
was born in 1757. 

Of the boyhood and early life of Timothy no account 
has been preserved. He entered the army at the com- 
mencement of the Eevolution, and at the age of nine- 
teen was in the battle of White Plains. In this con- 
flict he was taken prisoner by the British and suffered 
in the New York '' Bridewell " jirison. The treatment 
of prisoners which, though not so atrocious as that of 
the rebels in the late war, was very cruel. He was 
finally exchanged, but we do not find that he was in 
further active service. In 17T8 he married Lucretia 
Rockwell, and .settled in East Hartford, Conn., where 
he lived several years, and where tiicir first two children 
were born. About 17.S4 he removt'd td Klaufurd, Mass., 
where he purchased a small farm and lived aliout twenty 
vears. Six children were born in Blanford. He re- 
moved to Hartford, Conn., where in connection with 
his son, Frederick W., he Iniilt a house on Pearl Street, 
opposite the old jail, wliich still remains in good con- 
dition. His wife Lucretia. died February 4. 1811. 

138 



He iiiarrieHl, soi-diul. Liuv Ilassrtt, who clicd Fcliruarv 
11. 1817. Tlu> tliinl wife was Mrs. l>iu-iiula (Martyii) 
Danforth, widow of Daniel 1 )aiil'()rtii, of Hartford. 
She was horn in Hadley, Ma.ss., .lune (i. 1TT7. and 
died July 3, iS'yA. By this marriage were three chil- 
dren born in Hartford. After his removal to Hartford 
he was oiciipied in aetixc business jinrsnits. |nililie 
business, niereantile and exehange brokerage. 

.\fter the close of the Kevolution he was a major in 
the militia and at the time of the "■ Shay's Heljellion" 
was called out for its suppression. 

The character of Major Timothy Hatch would seem 
to partake largely of the elements ascribed to our Puri- 
tan ancestors, firm integrity, unbending adherence to 
principle, a strong will, persevering energy. These 
united with good judgment, a mind of some cultiva- 
tion and stored by reading, woiibl naturally give him 
success in his undertakings and a pi-oininent place in 
community. 

In pidilic affairs he took a lively interest and his 
name fre(iuently occurs in the newspapers of that time 
in connection with public meetings of various sorts. • 

In religion be was an Episcopalian, a memlier of 
Christ Church, Hartford. He lived to the ripe age 
of eighty-one. and died June 10, 1S:!S. He could count 
his progeny at the time of his death, eleven children, 
tiftv-five grarulchildren, and twenty-three great-grand- 
children, a total of eighty-nine. 

In the old burying groun<l in Hartford are the fol- 
lowing inscriptions : 

1.39 



On a plain marble slab. 

TiJiOTHY Hatch 

Died June 10. 1838. 

Aged 81. 

f)n a mai-l:)le slab liaving a scnlptured \\-ee])ing willow. 

JlliS. LCCKETIA IIatc.'ii 

Died Feby. 1, 1811. 
Aged 52. 

Children of Tiniotliy and Liu-retia llateli: 
Timothy Linu.<. Frederick \\'insl(iw. Uriel Chitten- 
den. Sherman. Liieius. Azor. Lucretia. Sarah. 
C'hildreu of Timothy and Lncinda Hatch: 
Harry A. Lncinda Ann. Frances Maria. 
I shall omit the genealogy of tliese cliildren. except- 
ing that of Uriel Chittenden. — G. il. '1'. .1. 



Uriel Chittendrn. born in East Hai'tfdrd, Conn., 
October 21, 1780: married Xarci.ssa, daughter of Dr. 
Elnathan Beach, a distinguished physician in Cheshire. 
Conn. He studied law with General Stephen E. Brad- 
ley, of Westminster, Vt., and after acquiring his pro- 
fession, went to the town of Cavendisli, Yt., where he 
was one of the early settlers. There he attained dis- 
tinction at the bar and upon the beni-li. He represented 
his town in the State legislature: held for uumy years 

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I 'i;ii:i. ( 'iiri"n;Ni)i;\ I i ak ii 

the office of Gnvei'iinrV ('(Hiii-cl and al>o that of Judge- 
of Probate. 

He removed fi-mn that town almni is;!!! ami. after a 
short residence in Troy, and anolhrr in (Juilford, he 
settled in 1834, in the village of Fiii hville, in the town 
of Reading, all in Vermont. At lh<' last named place 
he practiced his profession ahout ten years, until fail- 
ing health obliged him to relimniish it. The death o( 
his wife occurred August .5. ISl."), at the home of their 
daughter, Mrs. Johnson, in Granville, X. Y. 

She was a woman of great excellence of character,, 
displaying under all circumstances, the loveliest Chris- 
tian virtues. Ilrr death weighe;! heavily upon liim. and 



141 




1 lAijiiiiri' X.viicissA (lii:\(ii) ll.\Tcii 

his health gradiuilly declined until his (k-ath. June 19, 
1848. A o-ranite shaft marks his resting plaee iu Green- 
wood Ceineterv. Xcw ^■(l^]<. 

Children, all horn in Cavendish: 

Adeline FAv/.n. Uriel Chittenden. Harriet Xnr- 
cissa. Charles I>eaeh. Stella Lueretia. William P.rad- 
ley. 

I will now di'(j|) the llateli geiienlogv with the ex- 
ception of that of Harriet Xareissn. wliicli here merges 
into that of the Johnson genealogy. 

Harriet Xareissa was born in Cavendish. Vt., .March 
"25, 18(17. was iiiarrieil. ^lardi IS. 1857. to Leonard 
Johnson, a vounu' Preslivterian minister. 



142 



The Hatcli genealogy oaii In- round uitli I'jluai'i 
H. Fletcher, in Xvnrk. Rockhm.l Co.. \. Y. 



A CLOSING SUGGESTION 

It will be seen thi.s genealogy is very incomplete. 
Some of the branches are broken in the third or fourth 
generations, and much should be added in fifth, sixth 
and seventh, which has been impossible for me to get. 
Thei'e will naturally be many additions every year, be- 
sides those which should have had entrance in this edi- 
tion. I would suggest that some one or two of the five 
branches collect further records of their respective 
families for a convenient season for putting together; 
when a second edition will need be put out. It would 
be well for these persons to request all interested to 
send corrections and additions on every occasion. 

G. M. T. J. 



14.3 



INDEX 

PAGE 

John Johnson and Ruth 3 

Uriah Johnson * 13 

John Johnson- and Sally Damon 31 

Asa Johnson and NelHe Hall 93 

Luther Johnson and Nancy Damon 100 

Ruth Johnson and Nathan Hall 110 

Roll of Honor 122 

Chittenden-Hatch Genealogy 134 

PLATES 

Amiel Johnson 13 

Old Homestead 30 

Noah Johnson 38 

Noah Johnson's Home 39 

Leonard Johnson 46 

Mrs. Harriet Narcissa Johnson 47 

Mrs. Harriet Narcissa Rogers .58 

John Johnson-' son of John- 71 

Mrs. Sybyl Hubbard Johnson 72 

Josephus Johnson 84 

Allen Johnson 91 

John Johnson-' son of Asa- 93 

Cyrus Johnson 100 

Moses Hall 110 

William E. Johnson 122 

Timothy Hatch 136 

Uriel Chittenden Hatch 141 

Harriet Narcissa Hatch 142 



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