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Walter Johnson
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Birth: May 8, 1805
Hawkins County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Dec. 13, 1876
Greenbush
Warren County
Illinois, USA

Walter Johnson came to Warren Co., Illinois about the year 1831.

Walter Johnson was a soldier in the Black Hawk war in 1832. Having gone to the state of Wisconsin, he enlisted there. Later, he returned to Greenbush, Illinois.

In 1852, he went to California in company with a party driving ox-teams. Shortly after his arrival in the golden state, he met a man to whom he became strongly attached. The man's name is not known as Walter always spoke of him as "Old Dad". They entered into a partnership and engaged in buying groceries and provisions in Sacramento and conveying them over the mountains with pack mules and burros. The sale of these goods to the miners proved a profitable business.

At one time, when their stock of provisions and groceries had grown low, Old Dad took the pack animals and cash on hand and started to Sacramento to replenish stock. Johnson waited long for his return and finally started to hunt him. After going a short distance, he found where Old Dad had sold part of the animals and afterwards he found that all the animals had been sold. Johnson had hopes of his return for several weeks but, as time went on, he gave it up. Old Dad had skipped the country.

Mr. Johnson returned home in 1853. He had a great love and strong attachment for good horses. He, in company with F. G. Snapp, owned the noted horse Humbolt in his last days.

Mr. Johnson took the world easy, had great faith in humanity and was a man who had many friends.

Source: "Early Days in Greenbush", William L. Snapp [1905]. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Susannah Crane Bond Johnson (1819 - 1902)*
 
 Children:
  Mary E. Johnson (____ - 1855)*
  Charlie Johnson (1856 - 1866)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bond Cemetery
Warren County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Phillip Karns
Record added: Nov 09, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44122584
Walter Johnson
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Walter Johnson
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Dear Great-Great-Great Grandpa, you will never be forgotten. Everything about your and Susannah Crane Bond Johnson will be passed on to the next generations and on! My Grandma Phoebe Ann Wickware was a very wonderful Grandmother, she was loved so dearly...(Read more)
- Charleen Schuster
 Added: Jul. 24, 2013

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