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William  Johnson 

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Henry Johnson
1780 - 1855

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1785 - 1875
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William Johnson
11/8/1809 - 7/16/1885
(Shown at age 51)
William Johnson was born on November 8, 1809 in Youngstown, Ohio and died on July 16, 1885 in Columbiana County, Ohio. He lived to be 75 years old.

His parents were Henry and Sarah Johnson

IN 1832 he married Matilda Whetzler (1812 MO -1857)
Their children:
Mary Elizabeth (1832)
Robert Crawford (1835)
Orlando Scott (1836)
William Henry (1847)
Lydia L. (1855)

After the death of Matilda, William married Sarah A. unknown(1828- ?). William was a farmer and a tanner
Census1/1/1810 Nottingham Township OH (Tuscarawas County) 54 days old 
Name: Henry Johnson, State: OH, County: Tuscarawas County, Township: Nottingham Township, Year: 1810, Record Type: Tax list, Page: 003, Database: OH 1810 Washington Co. Census Index 
Census8/7/1820 Amesville OH (Athens County) 10 yrs old 
pg.101, line 13 -Henry Johnson: one male - 26 thru 44, one female - Under 10, one female - 16 thru 25, Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1.  
Marriage10/12/1832 OH (Trumbull County) 22 yrs old 
Page 137 - William Johnson ~to~ Matilda Whetsler ---Know there fore that William Johnson and Matilda Whitsalear both of Youngstown were join together in the bands of matrimony on Sept. fifth AD one thousand eight hundred and thirty two done by virtue of publishment according to the statute of the state of Ohio made and provided by Cornelius Jones Minster of the Gospel
Received on Oct. 12th 1832 and recorded by me
George Parsons - Clerk  
Census9/11/1850 Perry OH (Jackson County) 40 yrs old 
59 - William Johnson (age 42), Matilda Johnson ( 35), David Johnson (16), James A. Johnson (14), Sarah A. Johnson (12), William S. Johnson (8), Elisabeth M. Johnson (5) & James Johnson ( 2). All were born in Ohio. William is a farmer.  
Census7/19/1860 West Township OH ( Columbiana County) 50 yrs old 
# 1344 - Wm Johnson (age 51), Sarah A. Johnson (31), Orlando Johnson (21), Wm H. Johnson (13), Kate C. Johnson (12) and Lydia Johnson (7). William, Orlando,Willam Jr. & Lydia were born in OH,Sarah was born in MO and Kate in PA.In the box check for black or mulatto there is a check for William and Orlando. William is a farmer, his estate is values at $275 and personal at $400. 
Census8/16/1870 Weathersfield OH (Trumbull County) 60 yrs old 
# 644 - William Johnson (age 60), Sarah A. Johnson (42), Orlando Johnson (34),Sauna S.(hard to read?) (17)Chaunce Kate Johnson (19). William, Orlando,Sauna were born in OH,Sarah was born in MO and Kate in TN. William and Orlando are Tanners, Chaunce Kate is a domestic servent. William estate is values personal at $1000.  
Census6/18/1880 District 210, Weathersfield OH (Tumbull County) 70 yrs old 
#356, 361 - William (age 70) & Sarah (age 52). William was born in Ohio, his father in Maryland and mother in Pennsylvania. Sarah was born in Missouri. William is a tanner and Sarah keeps house.  
Graveyard/Tombstone11/7/1885 Grove Hill Cemetery OH (Columbiana County) 76 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our William Johnson.  William Johnson 1809 - March /1885 

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5 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
21 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
30 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
35 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
44 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
47 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
50 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
56 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
60 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
68 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
70 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
2 1811 NEWS HEADLINES: Tecumseh's emerging Indian Confederacy is defeated at the Battle of Tippecanoe in Ohio. Afterwards, Tecumseh and his brother travel from their Shawnee homes in the north to recruit and unify the southern Indians.
3 1812 NEWS HEADLINES: War of 1812 begins and will continue for until 1814. Some call it the Second War of Independence because the US fights Great Britain to a stalemate, Americas independence was assured.
19 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
25 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
52 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
53 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
73 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
76 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
2 1811 By 1811 the new "Federal Road" (which started as a horse path) is filled with a steady flow of white settlers into Creek Indian Territories. The Spanish begin to fan hostile sentiments among the Indians.
11 1820 The Act of April 24, 1820 abolished the land purchase credit system, fixed the price of public lands at $1.25 per acre, and set the minimum purchase at 80 acres. After a person purchased land, a final certificate was issued by the land office and sent to Washington DC to be verified and signed by the President -- a time consuming process. Public lands were most typically available through US treaties with Indians who agreed to be removed from their homelands.
21 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
26 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
28 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
31 1840 Oregon Trail is established
33 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
46 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
51 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
53 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
54 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
56 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
59 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
66 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
67 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
24 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico
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William & Sarah
William & Sarah
William Johnson's head stone
William Johnson's head stone

Matilda Whetzler
Born about 1812 and died about 1857
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Sarah Unknown (Johnson)
Born about 1828 and died about 1900.
They were married 1/1/1860.

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The Children of William Johnson

57 years old
Lydia L. Johnson
Born somewhere in Ohio on May 6, 1856 and died in Akron, Ohio on March 11, 1918. She was 61 years old.

She married William and they had seven children:
John Edward (8/4/1876-12/13/1937)
Louis W. (4/5/1878 - 1935)
Kate E. (1880-1956)
Marshall (12/15/1882 - 10/13/1962)
Lydia Lorraine (7...
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