John Johnson. Yes, my 3rd-great grandfather’s name was John Johnson.
A few facts about John:
- Born circa 1794 in Upper Canada
- Arrived in Buffalo, New York in 1817
- Declared his declaration to be naturalized in Morgan County, Ohio in June 1837
- Naturalized in Morgan County, Ohio in October 1840
- Lived in Bloom Township, Morgan County, Ohio in 1850
- Died 16 February 1851 and is buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Bristol Township, Morgan County
I wonder if John appreciated how common his name was. His children were Juliett, Uthama, Enoch, Elizabeth, Ezra, Eber, Eliza, John, Margaret, Jeremiah, and Sarah Ann. (Frankly, I’m thankful that I descend from Eber. It’s easier to research Eber Johnson than John or Sarah!)
- Genealogical Extracts from Naturalization Records of Morgan County, Ohio, (n.p.: Morgan County Genealogical Society, 1981), p. 23.
- John Johnson household, 1850 federal census (population), Bloom Township, Morgan County, Ohio, page 102B.
- John Johnson tombstone, Mt. Zion Cemetery, Bristol Township, Morgan County, Ohio.
John Johnson? Really? You think we’ll fall for that? I’ll trade you two John Johnsons for one Mary Smith.
I’m not taking that trade!
My 5th and 7th Great Grandfathers – John Johnson. You have my sympathy,
Thank you. And you have mine.
John Johnson, meet my James Johnson ….. both this weeks #14 for 52 !!
Did he live in Johnstown?
Thankfully, no. 😉
My John Johnson had an Ezra also. I have not been able to go back before he moved to Parma, Ohio (and help settle it) in 1832. Supposedly he came from Dutchess County, NY but I have not been able to find him or his wife Margaret before 1832.
Ouch – a John Johnson *and* research in New York?! That’s painful!