Seventh Generation (Continued)

Family of David Johnson (290) & Ede Bullard

633. John Johnson (David6, David5, Joseph4, Nathaniel3, Humphrey2, John1). Born Dublin, N.H., on 9 May 1773.

They resided at Chester, Vt., then at Messina, N.Y., and after 1836 were in Kalamazoo Co., Mich.

He married Elizabeth Leland, daughter of Thomas Leland & Lydia Sherman, on 16 Apr 1797. Born Grafton, Mass., on 10 Dec 1780.

They had the following children:

1185 i.  David (1798-)


ii.  Thomas Leland. Born Chester, Vt., in 1800. Died Massena, N.Y., on 23 Jul 1831.
They removed to Massena, N.Y.

He married Philena Johnson, daughter of Edward Johnson (514) & Jane Miller, on 4 Nov 1819.

1186 iii.  Foster (1801-)


iv.  Roxanna. Born Chester, Vt., in 1803.
She married William Riley Wilson, on 5 Apr 1821 in Chester, Vt.


v.  Lucia. Born Chester, Vt., in 1805.
She married Hezekiah Johnson.

(Prob. son of Hezekiah and Ruth (Bowker) Johnson; born May 15, 1794) Went to Massena, N.T. (N.Y.?)

1187 vi.  Elizabeth (1807-1876)

1188 vii.  Lydia B. S. (1809-1890)


viii.  John. Born Chester, Vt., in 1810.
Living in Alamo, Mich. in 1850 and/or 1860.

He married Joanna. Born Canada.


ix.  Timothy. Born Chester, Vt., in 1813.
Was living in Alamo, Mich. in 1860.

He married Edith C..


x.  Susanna. Born Chester, Vt., in 1815. Died Chester, Vt., in 1817.


xi.  Ede. Born Chester, Vt., in 1817.


xii.  Eunetia. Born Chester, Vt., in 1819.


xiii.  Fanny M.. Born Chester, Vt., in 1821.

634. Sarah Johnson (David6, David5, Joseph4, Nathaniel3, Humphrey2, John1). Born Chester, Vt.

She married Sewall Clark, son of John Clark & Kezia Hobbs, on 29 Nov 1821. Born on 19 Feb 1798. Died on 17 Nov 1844.

They had one child:


i.  Harriet Lovering. Born on 17 Nov 1824.

635. Ede Johnson (David6, David5, Joseph4, Nathaniel3, Humphrey2, John1). Born Chester, Vt.

SML Comment: Marriage date has (?).

She married Amos Richardson, son of Amos Richardson & Phebe Holbrook, on 13 Jan 1803. Born Wrentham, Mass., on 13 Mar 1778. Died on 19 Sep 1810.

They had the following children:


i.  Rhoda. Born on 5 Jun 1803. Died on 31 Aug 1860.
She married ---- Bullard.


ii.  Mira. Born on 2 Dec 1804.


iii.  Catharine. Born on 5 May 1806.


iv.  George Washington. Born on 12 Oct 1808.


v.  Amos. Born on 10 Nov 1810.

636. David Johnson (David6, David5, Joseph4, Nathaniel3, Humphrey2, John1). Born Chester, Vt., in 1777. Died Chester, Vt., on 19 Jul 1850.

Drowned.

He married Phebe Richardson, daughter of Amos Richardson & Phebe Holbrook, on 7 Mar 1802. Born on 10 Nov 1774. Died on 2 Mar 1855.

They had the following children:


i.  Phebe. Born on 20 Nov 1803. Died Medway, Mass., on 25 Dec 1816.


ii.  Ede. Born on 6 Dec 1804.
Sources: Montpelier, Vermont Records.

She married ---- Thompson.

Of Chester, Vt.

SML Comment: A descendant's research shows that Ede JOHNSON, daughter of David JOHNSON and Phebe RICHARDSON, married Lemuel JOHNSON, son of James JOHNSON and Rebecca BARBER, and possibly married, as her second husband, John THOMPSON on Feb, 10, 1851 at Chester, VT. See also Ede JOHNSON, daughter of Edward JOHNSON and Jane MILLER, and Ede Almira JOHNSON, daughter of Lemuel JOHNSON and Ede JOHNSON.


1189 iii.  David S. (1805-1894)

637. Joel Johnson (David6, David5, Joseph4, Nathaniel3, Humphrey2, John1). Born Chester, Vt., on 21 Aug 1782. Died Holliston, Mass., on 14 Nov 1869.

He married Hannah Warren, daughter of Benjamin Warren & Lucretia How, on 6 Jan 1836 in Westboro, Mass. Born on 30 Nov 1788. Died on 10 May 1863.

They had the following children:


i.  Hannah Maria. Born on 12 Dec 1836. Died on 17 Sep 1872.


ii.  Sarah Ede. Born on 26 May 1839.

638. Deborah Johnson (David6, David5, Joseph4, Nathaniel3, Humphrey2, John1). Born Chester, Vt.

She married Artemas Richardson, son of Amos Richardson & Phebe Holbrook, on 25 Jun 1805. Born on 21 May 1780.

They had the following children:


i.  William. Born on 26 Jul 1806.


ii.  Mary Susan. Born on 22 Nov 1807.


iii.  Emory. Born on 7 Aug 1817.
In Co. F, 11th Mass. Vol. in the Civil War.



iv.  Emeline. Died on 7 Aug 1842.
She married William H. Temple, on 14 Mar 1839.


v.  Eliza A..
She married William H. Temple, on 21 Apr 1847.

639. Achsah Johnson (David6, David5, Joseph4, Nathaniel3, Humphrey2, John1). Born Chester, Vt., on 14 May 1785. Died Chester, Vt., on 30 Jul 1869.

She married James Johnson (627) , son of James Johnson (288) (25 Dec 1757-6 Oct 1831) & Tabatha Partridge (30 Apr 1760-), on 2 Apr 1807. Born in 1782. Died Chester, Vt., on 18 Mar 1849.

They had the following children:


i.  James Elliott. Born on 26 May 1808.

1184 ii.  Achsah Emeline (1812-1880)

640. Catherine Johnson (David6, David5, Joseph4, Nathaniel3, Humphrey2, John1). Born Chester, Vt., on 30 Nov 1787. Died on 12 Jan 1869.

She married Laban Adams, son of Stephen Adams & Mary Littlefield, on 12 Jan 1809. Born West Medway, Mass., on 27 Feb 1785. Died Boston, Mass., on 9 Jan 1849.

Laban Adams belongs to the illustrious family of Henry Adams who came from Devonshire, England, about 1636 and settled in Quincy, Mass. His great great grandson, Samuel Adams, was the "Father of the Great American Revolution," governor of Mass. John Adams of Braintree was Samuel's second cousins and became 2nd President of the United States, and John's son, John Quincy Adams, was the 6th President. Laban built the Adams House, an hotel in Boston, in 1846.

They had the following children:


i.  Charles. Born in 1809. Died on 11 Sep 1820.


ii.  Elmira. Born on 30 Sep 1811.


iii.  Catharine Johnson. Born in 1813.


iv.  Esther. Born in 1816.


v.  Phebe. Born in 1818. Died on 15 Feb 1823.


vi.  Laban.


vii.  William Taylor 'Oliver Optic'. Born on 30 Jul 1822.
William Taylor Adams ("Oliver Optic") author was born at Medway, Mass., July 30, 1822. He is of English descent on this father's side; his hancestor, Henry Adams, having come from Great Britain to Qunicy, Mass. in 1630.
William Taylor Adams attended public school of Boston and private school of Abel Whitney in the same city. In 1838, family moved to W. Roxbury and here he attmpted his first literary composition -- 8 pages long. His first printed article appeared in "The Social Monitor".
In 1843 he was chosen principal of what is now Harris School of Baoston. This experience as a teacher in Boston was for 20 yrs. His career as a writer for the young, dates from about 1850. In 1849 "Hatchea, The Guardian Slave" appeared and had a large sale. This was followed by "In Doors and Out", a collection of stories. From 1858 to 1866, he edited the "Student and Schoolmate", a mnthly magazine for young people, and from 1867 onward, "Oliver Optic's Magazine for Boys & Girls". In 1867 he became a member of school board of Dorchester (now Boston) Mass. receiving every vote byt one in a ballot of 1150 and that one cast by himself. He made two European tours. He served a term in the legislature of Mass. He was best known by his juvenile stories, which were legion in number -- one suthority giving 1,000, exclusive of his volumes, which another authority gives as 62 in number. It may be doubted if his popularity as a writer of this sort of literature has been equaled, the aggregate sale of his writings having been estimated at over 1,000,000 volumes. His motto in writing for his young readers as once given in conversation was "First God, then country, then friends". He wrote "Army, Navy" series, "Young American Abroad" series, "Lake Shaore" series, etc.

Sources: National Cyclopedia of American Biography, Vol. 1, p. 103, James White 1898



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