|Birth: ||Apr. 11, 1835|
|Death: ||Jun. 6, 1899|
June 15, 1899
Edward E. Johnson
It is with great regret that we are compelled by circumstances to print the obituary of Edward E. Johnson of Beverly, who for 33 years has been one of the most highly respected citizens of this county. And the respect entertained for him by all discriminating people was founded upon his sterling honesty, his generosity, his industry and every quality of a useful citizen. With D.C. Skinner, W.E. Thompson, J.M. Adams, Isaac DeGraff and R.B. Clark, all ex-members of the 1st Col. Vol. Int., he was first attracted to the Saline Valley sometime during the Indian wars of the latter period of the rebellion. These six men at that time declared their purpose to make their homes where was afterward the township of Colorado, Lincoln county. They carried out their purpose when in 1866 they homesteaded claims in the immediate vicinity of each other. This settlement was the first legal occupation of land for private uses in Lincoln county. Of the six men named Isaac DeGraff and R.B. Clark are the only ones yet living the earth life. One important incident in Mr. Johnson's life his biographer has forgotten to mention, and that was the accidental breaking of his leg in 1884. The impairment of his general health from that accident was immediate. The fracture was several years in healing, and he never recovered his health, which remained poor the remainder of his life. In fact he had been in a decline for nearly 15 years. The decline in his fortunes began with the period of inaction following the accident and continued until his death, until only a remnant of a comfortable fortune is left. Eleven days before his death his aged mother died in Massachusetts, and we are told that he practically gave up the struggle when he received the news of her demise.
He was one of the second group of Forsyth Scouts, he was with Peate in the relief of Beechers Island.
His parents were, Nathan C. and Elizabeth Johnson.
Mary A. Monroe Johnson (1851 - 1926)*
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