I am trying to put together the family of Elkanah Johnson, who settled in Deerfield before 1800. He came from Rhode Island and was the husband of Abigail Reynolds, whom he married in 1758. Both seem to have died before 1810. Elkanah had a daughter Abigail who married a Sherman and was a widow living in Deerfield in 1814. He also had sons John (1768-1842; m. Ruth), Samuel (1775-1829, m. Margaret), Reynolds (d. before 1850, m. Jemima), and Stephen, all of whom were living in Lee in 1827. Elkanah probably also had a son Jonathan, living in Utica in 1827. John had sons Sylvester (b. 1803), Allen (b. 1808), and John (b. 1811). Reynolds had children Henry, Rhoda, Lovina, Reynolds, Charles, Clarissa, and Sabra, born between 1824 and 1840. Samuel had a daughter Amelia (1814-1839), who married Manford Washburn.
I have come across others who appear to belong to this family, but I don't know how they fit in. There was William Johnson (1813-1889) who married Charlotte Ferguson (1819-1915), both buried in Lee Valley Cem. Was William another son of John? He had children Margaret, Giles, Albert, Squire, and Martha, according to a paper in the Oneida Co. Hist. Soc. Another mystery is "Parmer" (Palmer?) Johnson, who sold land in Lee with John and Reynolds Johnson in 1843. Finally, there is a Samuel Johnson with wife Rebecca who sold land in Lee in 1836. Was he a son of the first Samuel or another son of John?
If anyone is researching this family, I would love to hear from you. I have quite a bit of info on Elkanah and his ancestors, which I will be happy to share.