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William L. Johnson
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Birth: Sep. 19, 1822
Robinson
Crawford County
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 30, 1895
Crawford County
Illinois, USA

WILLIAM JOHNSON, Deputy Sheriff, Robinson, was born in this county September
19, 1822, and was brought up on a farm, receiving but a limited education. At
the age of twenty-eight years, he commenced trading in stock, which he continued
until 1862, when he was elected Sheriff of the county. He did an extensive
business in stock; buying and driving cattle and horses to Chicago, also bought
and shipped cattle to New Orleans. He is a stanch Democrat, and in 1862 was
elected Sheriff; in 1864, Circuit Clerk, and in 1876 was again elected Sheriff
He has also served as Justice of the Peace. He was appointed Deputy Sheriff in
1882, which position he now holds. In 1848, he was married to Miss Martha J.
Ford, of this county. They have nine children living, viz.: Price, Lauretta,
Frank P., Amelia, Carroll, Luduskey, Martha, William D. and Maud. Subject's
father was born in Kentucky in 1775, and was married in 1803 to Miss Nancy
McCarty, born in 1784, on the banks of the Ohio, where Louisville now stands.
They came to Crawford County, Ill., April 9, 1818, shortly before Illinois was
admitted into the Union. He entered 234 acres of land in what is now Montgomery
Township. A part of this (123 acres) is still owned by his descendants.

 
 
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 Spouse:
  Martha Jane Ford Johnson (1829 - 1905)*
 
 Children:
  George Price Johnson (1848 - 1919)*
  Lauretta Johnson Funk (1851 - 1893)*
  Franklin Pierce Johnson (1853 - 1922)*
  Amelia Johnson Cannon (1856 - 1903)*
  Louduska Johnson Yoh (1861 - 1939)*
  Martha J Johnson Edgington (1863 - 1964)*
  William Ditto Johnson (1866 - 1945)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Jones Cemetery
Flat Rock
Crawford County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: cawatkins
Record added: Sep 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59158204
 


- Gloria Franks
 Added: Mar. 13, 2012
 
 
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