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Looking for my Johnson ancestors...

Looking for my Johnson ancestors...

Posted: 1349383315000
Classification: Query
I am looking for any information John P Johnson born 1792 in Maryland and died in 1882 in Iowa. I think his wife's name was Susanna Johnson born in 1795 in Pennsylvania and died in 1868 in Iowa. Her maiden name is unknown. Any information anyone might have on them..their parents..just anything. They were parents to Jacob W Johnson born in 1829 in Indiana who was married to Barbara Baltimore Johnson born in 1831 in Indiana. Their son was my great great grandfather John P Johnson married to Philena Taylor Johnson..they came down here to Missouri in 1892. I have been trying to trace our family back..after I found John P and Susanna I have hit a block. After the death of Susanna, John P married Matilda Griffin...maybe that would help. John P is buried in Graceland cemetery. I think he was in the War of 1812. Susanna is buried in an old cemetery in Homer...where Jacob and Barbara are buried. I am so sorry to go on and on. Please feel free to share anything anyone knows.
Thank you so very much!!
Genia Johnson Daniels

Re: Looking for my Johnson ancestors...

Posted: 1349496073000
Classification: Query

I am a Johnson researcher as that is my maiden name. I am not related to John P Johnson. is my favorite FREE website.

1830 Henry Co Indiana
John P Johnston . . .one of several John Johnson's/Johnston's in Indiana in 1830. one male age 30 - 39 b. 1791 - 1800, 1 female 1821-1825, 3 females 10 - 14 1816 - 1820, 1 female 30-39. This is not your John P Johnson.

So if you calculate that John P Johnson was 21 to 23 years old when he married using birthyear of 1793 and year of marriage 1815-1816 and "Susan" was either born in PA or OH abt 1795 and Jacob W Johnson, oldest known child, was born in Indiana about 1827. They married OH, PA or IN.

They were already in Berrien Co MI in 1840 but should be in Indiana in 1830 census. I find one Ohio marriage record for a John Johnston to Susan Asher 15 Aug 1816 Harrison Co OH. "Ohio, County Marriage Index 1813-1828," index and images, FamilySearch (

Anthony Asher b. PA 1794 married Emilia "Milly" Barks/Parks (sic) b. OH 1796 on same ledger page married same day 15 Aug 1816 lived in Nottingham, Harrison Co OH 1820 and Washington, Tuscarawas Co OH 1830 - 1850. There were 30 Johnson families listed in Harrison Co OH in 1820 census and fewer Johnston's.

Pedigree for Anthony Asher b. 1793 Bedford Co PA death Ohio 1856 father reported to be Luke Asher mother Nancy Scott; siblings Rachel b. 1800 PA spouse Nathan Huff; Abraham Asher 1 Oct 1808 - 1882 Henderson Co IL married 1832 Guernsey Co OH Sarah Scott and 1857 Porter IN Harriet Gonyou; Susan Asher 1795 Bedford Co PA married John Johnston.

Abraham Asher b. PA 1807 - 1810 resident of Harrison, Kosciusko, IN 1850 resident of Porter Co IN 1860. Also show marriage for Abraham to Nancy Spraul 1842 Harrison Co Ohio.

■BIRTH: Calculated based on age 21y at time of marriage in 1816.
NOTE: Link to Luke ASHER not yet proven! Circumstantial evidence only.
1.Temple Card for Couple/Las Vegas, Nevada Temple
2.Ordinance Index (TM) - Version 1.00 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints FamilySearch CD-ROM
submitter: cmerrill1097035 05 Feb 2008

James Johnson to Jamima Griffin on same ledger page 12 Sept 1816.

There may be something to this as John and Susan had a son named Luke and a son Abner/Abraham who was in Webster, Hamilton Co IA in 1880 living next to widower Jacob Johnson and his children.

1820 Stock, Harrison, OH page 118 dated 07 Aug 1820
John P Johnson
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 2 1776 - 1794
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 3 1817 - 1820
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1 1795 - 1804
All Other Persons Except Indians not Taxed: 6
Free White Persons - Under 16: 3
Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
Total Free White Persons: 6
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 12
listed next to Christopher Johnston who was age 45+

1830 need John Johnson age 30 to 39 living in Indiana or investigate the Johnson's in Harrison Co OH in 1820.

1840 Weesaw, Berrien Co MI
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1 b. 1835 - 1840 (Henry A Johnson)
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 2 b. 1831-1835 ( Luke & Abner Johnson)
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 2 b. 1826 - 1830 (one was Jacob W Johnson)
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1 b. 1821 - 1825 Ohio or Indiana
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1 b. 1791 - 1800 (John P Johnson)
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1 b. 1826 - 1830 Ohio or Indiana
Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1 b. 1791 - 1800 (Susannah)
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 4
Free White Persons - Under 20: 7
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 9
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 9

1850 Berrien Co MI
John P Johnson M 58 Maryland 1792
Susanna Johnson F 55 Pennsylvania or Ohio 1795
Luke Johnson M 18 Indiana 1832
Abner Johnson M 17 Indiana or Michigan 1833
Henry Johnson M 15 Michigan 1835

Jacob Johnson M 22 Indiana 1828
Barborey Johnson F 19 Indiana 1831
Nancy Ellen Johnson ALEXANDER F 1 Michigan 1849 lived in Webster City, Hamilton Co IA 1868 -1925 widow of Martin L Alexander born Ohio whom she married in Webster City 14 June 1868 living with son Elzie E Alexander. They lived in Union, Floyd Co IA in 1856; Jacob W, Barbry, Nancy E, Ashbury born MI, Louisa born IA and Susannah born IA living next to the Baltimore family.

groom's name: Jacob W. Johnson
groom's birth date: 1828
groom's birthplace:
groom's age: 20
bride's name: Barbry Baltimore
bride's birth date: 1831
bride's birthplace:
bride's age: 17
marriage date: 04 Jun 1848
marriage place: Galien Tp., Berrien, Michigan at the house of Ashbury Baltimore in the presence of Francis Baltimore? and John P Johnson all residents of said county and state. Unable to read name of Justice of Peace who performed marriage.
"Michigan, Marriage certificates, 1846 -1853," index, FamilySearch

1850 Berrien Co MI finds males:
Edward Johnson born OH 1822,
Emelia Johnson IN 1828
Elizabeth Kinsey MI 1838
Andrew W Johnson 1851 IN
"Larance" F Johnson 1862 IN. . . this family lived in Huntington Co IN 1870

one Edward Johnson married Emmaline Reynes 27 Oct 1849 Rush Co INDIANA

Ditha Johnson born Ohio 1823 father was Benjamin Johnson born Maryland 1803, blacksmith 1860 census says born Ohio;
wife Margaret b. OH 1803
Abenem Johnson M 19 Ohio 1831
Julia A Johnson F 16 Ohio 1834
Lucy A Johnson F 14 Michigan 1836
Benjaman Johnson M 12 Michigan 1838
Druzellia Johnson F 8 Michigan 1842

James Johnson born PA 1820
Mary Johnson PA 1827
Smith D Johnson IN 1848
Hannah A Johnson MI 1850

Maria Burke Johnson b. abt 1827 PA married 20 Sept 1845 Niles, Berrien Co Henry Foster Orr b. 1820 OH in the presence of Edward and Eliza Ann Vanderslip. This couple lived in Centre, LaPorte Co IN 1850 with dtr Mary Orr b. IN 1847.

Charlotte J Johnson b. abt 1827-1831 married 18 May 1846 Watervliet, Berrien Co John Nichols b. 1825 witnesses were George Johnson and Sarah Merrifield.

Charlott E Johnson b. 1829 resident of St Joseph Co IN married 09 Sept 1847 James L Webster b. 1824 resident of Lagrange Cty, IN in presence of Wm A Ogden and Theron Chilson residents of Berrien Co.

Mary Johnson b. 1827of St Joseph married 09 Dec 1849 Henry Stewart b. 1826 of Pipe Stone in presence of Wm Patee, Aaron Munroe & Henry Wheelock.

Laura A "Johnston" b. 1830 of Elk..? born Indiana married 25 Feb 1850 Martin G Sage b. 1818 NY of Cass Cty 1850 in presence of H. Eastmon and S. Wheaton of Niles. They lived in Adamsville, Cass Co MI in 1850

1860; Census Place: Nicollet, Nicollet, Minnesota; Roll: M653_572; Page: 594; Image: 181; Family History Library Film: 803572
John P Johnston 68 1792 Maryland farmer $1500 real estate, $460 personal wealth
Susan Johnston 65 1795 Ohio
Henry A Johnston 25 1835 Michigan

1860 Bourbon, Kansas Territory
Abraham Johnson 26 said born Michigan
Cynthia A Johnson 22 Indiana
Caroline Johnson 5 1855 Iowa
Susannah Johnson 4 1856 Iowa
Orlinda Manser 15 female born Maine ?

1870 Webster, Hamilton Iowa "Abram" Johnson age 36 shows born MI, Cynthia Johnson 32 born IN, "Carrie" Johnson born IA age 15, Susan Johnson age 14 born IA. Caroline Johnson married 13 Sept 1874 Webster City John Francis Church b. OH 1851. "Susa" Johnson married 03 Jan 1878 Webster City Charles Baker found in King Co WA in 1920.

1870 Webster Township, Hamilton Co Iowa
Henry Johnson M 35y Michigan 1835 farmer $4800 real estate $2000 personal wealth
Emerline Johnson F 25y Illinois 1845
George Johnson M 6y Minnesota 1864
Emma Johnson F 4y Minnesota 1966
John P Johnson M 77y Maryland 1793 retired farmer $300 personal wealth

Henry Johnson married Emeline E "Prestager/Prestage" 24 Mar 1861 Nicollet Co MN she lived in Amboy, Hillsdale Co MI in 1850 b. IL 1845 father Henry Prestage b. NY 1815 mother Emily b. CT 1828, Caroline Prestage 1844 MI, Emily Prestage 1847 MI and Byron Prestage 1850 MI. They lived in Nicollet Co MN in 1860.

groom's name: John P. Johnson
groom's birth date:
groom's birthplace:
groom's age:
bride's name: Matilda Snow
bride's birth date:
bride's birthplace:
bride's age:
marriage date: 02 Sep 1874
marriage place: Hamilton,Iowa
groom's father's name:
groom's mother's name:
bride's father's name:
bride's mother's name:
groom's race:
groom's marital status:
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race:
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bride's previous husband's name:
indexing project (batch) number: M53784-1
system origin: Iowa-ODM
source film number: 1404699
"Iowa, Marriages, 1809-1992," index, FamilySearch

1880 event place: Webster, Hamilton, Iowa, United
self John P. Johnson M 85 Maryland, parents place of birth not noted
wife Matilda Johnson F 66 Wales 1814 appears in Webster in 1885 Iowa census age 72 born Canada living with Samuel Campbell b. OH 1825, Ida A Campbell b. IL 1868 and Emma Campbell b. OH 1847.

self Frances/Francis Elizabeth RANDALL Johnson F 30 Ohio 1850, VA OH married Henry Johnson 09 Sept 1873 Webster City, Hamilton Co IA and is still married to Henry but not counted in the household.
son Ellsworth Johnson M 4 Iowa, 1876 father born Michigan
step son George H. Johnson M 15 Minnesota, father born Michigan
step daughter Emma G. Johnson F 13 Minnesota, father born Michigan
brother William J. Randall M 27 Ohio,
brother Martin E. Randall M 22 Iowa,
brother George W. Randall M 21 Iowa,

Henry Johnson reappears in 1885 census listed as H Johnson b. MI, wife F L, son George 22 b. MN and son E E Johnson age 8 born Hamilton Co.

1880 Hamilton Co IA
self Abraham Johnson 46 born IN 1834 said father b. OH mother IN
wife Cynthia Johnson 41 born IN 1839
adopted son Clel Johnson 14 born IA 1866
married dtr Susannah Baker 21 born IA 1859

Abraham and Cinthia Johnson living in Hamilton Co IA 1885

Jacob Johnson remarried 25 Dec 1881 Hamilton Co IA to Amanda Page born NY who had a son named Benjamin Page and were living in Hamilton Co in 1885.

So it appears that Emeline Prestage Johnson died in Webster 1870 - 1873. Henry and Frances Elizabeth Johnson reappear in Galesburg, Kingman Co KS in 1900. Ellsworth Johnson was their only child. "Francis L" Johnson claimed she was born in Ohio June 1859 their son Elsworth born Mar 1878 married 7 mos is living next to them wife Cecilia A b. IA Nov 1881. Henry and Francis still in Galesburg in 1910 census showing both parents born PA.

name: Henry Johnson
titles & terms:
event: Census
event date: 1900
event place: ED 106 Galesburg Township, Kingman, Kansas, United States
birth date: May 1835
birthplace: Michigan
relationship to head of household: Head
father's birthplace: Maryland
mother's birthplace: Ohio
race or color (standardized): White
gender: Male
marital status: Married
years married: 23
estimated marriage year: 1877

groom's name: George H. Johnson found in Comanche Co KS in 1920
groom's birth date: 1864
groom's birthplace: Minn.
groom's age: 22
bride's name: Viola T. Fisher
bride's birth date: 1867
bride's birthplace: Iowa
bride's age: 19
marriage date: 06 Mar 1886
marriage place: Webster City, Hamilton, Iowa
groom's father's name: Henry Johnson
groom's mother's name: Prestage
bride's father's name: Benjamin Fisher
bride's mother's name: Roice
groom's race: White
groom's marital status:
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race:
bride's marital status:
bride's previous husband's name:
indexing project (batch) number: M02592-2
system origin: Iowa-EASy
source film number: 1404699
reference number: pg 51

groom's name: J.P. Lewis
groom's birth date: 1864
groom's birthplace: Iowa
groom's age: 20
bride's name: Emma J. Johnson
bride's birth date: 1866
bride's birthplace: Minn.
bride's age: 18
marriage date: 24 Dec 1884
marriage place: Webster City, Hamilton, Iowa
groom's father's name: John J. Lewis
groom's mother's name: Bell
bride's father's name: Henry Johnson
bride's mother's name: Prestage

name: Delmar Francis Church
event: Marriage
event date: 16 Jul 1904
event place: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
age: 26
estimated birth year: 1878
birthplace: Iowa, United States
marital status: Bachelor
father: John F Church
mother: Carrie Johnston
spouse: Emma Ada Fenn
spouse's age: 27
spouse's estimated birth year: 1877
spouse's birthplace: , United States
spouse's marital status: Widowed
spouse's residence:
spouse's father: John Fenn
spouse's mother: Adelia Abel
film number: 1983525
digital folder number: 004401574
image number: 02318
bc archives film number: B11368
reference number: 04-09-012736
banns or license: License
Citing this Record
"British Columbia, Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932," index and images, FamilySearch (

name : Caroline Church
event: Census
event date: 1880
event place: East Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States
gender: Female
age: 24
marital status : Married
occupation : Keeps House
race or color (original) :
ethnicity (standardized) : American
relationship to head : Wife
birthplace : Iowa, United States
birthdate : 1856
spouse's name : John S. Church
spouse's birthplace : Ohio, United States
father's name :
father's birthplace : Michigan, United States
mother's name :
mother's birthplace : Indiana, United States
page : 358
page character : B
entry number : 2781
nara film number : T9-1083
gs film number : 1255083
digital folder number: 004243849
image number: 00300
self John S. Church M 29 Ohio, United States
wife Caroline Church F 24 Iowa, United States
daughter Lillie B. Church F 5 Iowa, United States
son Fredrick Church M 3 Iowa, United States lived in Canada in 1901
son Delmer Church M 2 Iowa, United States
son Church M 0 Iowa, United States

name: Susan Baker
death date: 30 Nov 1928
death place: Seattle, King, Washington
gender: Female
race (displayed on form):
age at death: 72 years 1 month 10 days
estimated birth year: 1856
birth date:
birth place:
marital status: Married
spouse's name: Chas. W. Baker
father's name: A. Johnson
father's birth place:
mother's name: Cynthia Beeler
mother's birth place:
street address:
burial place:
burial date:
additional relatives:
film number: 2022480
digital gs number: 4222814
image number: 2288
volume/page/certificate number: 3483
Citing this Record
"Washington, Death Certificates, 1907-1960," index, FamilySearch (

Find this Jacob Johnson born MD abt 1792 found in Randolph Co IN 1850 -1880
Jacob Johnson M 58 Maryland father MD ? mother Germany ?
Mary M Johnson F 54 Maryland
Hiram Johnson M 21 Ohio 1829
Mary Johnson F 19 Ohio 1831
William Johnson M 17 Ohio 1833
Wesley Johnson M 16 Indiana 1834
Thomas Johnson M 16 Indiana 1834
Ann Johnson F 13 Indiana 1837
George M Johnson M 1 Indiana 1849

Re: Looking for my Johnson ancestors...

Posted: 1349651685000
Classification: Query
Thank you, thank you so much!! I am so excited to go through all the information you have given me. Some that I have read has been a big big help. Also you gave me so many tips on how to research.
Thank you,
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