|Birth: ||Sep., 1738|
|Death: ||Aug. 16, 1812|
Capt David Johnson is so far of unknown parentage. He was born in Colchester, Connecticut, and baptized there on September 24, 1738. He married Susanna (Smith) Russell in Ellington, Connecticut. They moved from Connecticut to the new mountain town of Wardsborough, later known as Dover, Windham, Vermont. When Wardsborough separated into two districts, South and North, in 1789, David Johnson was named selectman and town moderator for Dover. He served as town clerk of Dover from 1789-1796. His brother, Abner Johnson, was town clerk of Chesterfield, NH.
He and his wife Susanna (Smith) (Russell) Johnson had three daughters, two of whom married brothers, the sons of Eliphaz and Hannah Stearns (also buried in Dover Center Cemetery):
Cynthia, who first married Asaph Stearns,who died in 1795, then David Rice in 1800, then Paul Clark in 1813.
Lucretia, who married Elijah Stearns. Both Elijah and Lucretia are buried in Dover Center Cemetery. Lucretia is buried beside their twin sons who died in infancy. Elijah is buried beside his 2nd wife, Catherine Clisbee.
Susannah, married Samuel Clark
from "Vermont Families in 1791", ed. Scott Andrew Bartley, p. 129-130
Susanna Russell Smith Johnson (1736 - 1817)
Erected in memory of Capt. David Johnson who died Aug 16 1812 in the 75 year of his age
Dover Center Cemetery
Created by: Barbara Hanno
Record added: Feb 26, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 105831563