|Birth: ||May 16, 1842|
Van Wert County
|Death: ||Nov. 30, 1914|
JOHNSON, Benjamin T. ~~ CIVIL WAR VETERAN ~~
Franklin Polk 72y
Civil War Co. B. 39th Ia. Inf.
Benjamin Thompson Johnson was the son of Margaret Gillepie and Abel Johnson. He was born in Van Wert, Ohio. He married Eliza McNabb Pring.
Benjamin Thompson Johnson
Birth: 16 May 1842 in , Van Wert, Ohio 1
Death: 30 Nov 1914 in ,Polk, Iowa
Burial: Franklin Cemetery, Franklin Twp, Polk, Iowa
Note: BIRTH-DEATH: Iowa Cemetery Inscriptions on line at Ancestry.com. Civil War, Co. B, 39th, IA Inf.
Father: Abel Johnson b: 8 Feb 1812 in , Harrison, Ohio
Mother: Margaret A Gillespie b: 17 Jun 1814 in , , Pennsylvania
Marriage 1 Eliza McNabb Pring b: 9 Apr 1844 in ,Van Wert, Ohio
Married: 3 Jun 1865 in ,Warren, Iowa
Note: NOTE: A marriage record for Eliza M. Pring, dated 1 Aug 1864, to John Johnson was located in Warren County, Iowa -,
Ora Agnes Johnson b: 9 Apr 1870 in , Polk, Iowa
Frank L Johnson
Benjamin T. Johnson, who has lived retired at Bondurant since 1904, was for many years successfully identified with general agricultural pursuits in Polk county and is still the owner of a farm of one hundred and twenty acres in Franklin township. His birth occurred in Van Wert county, Ohio, in 1842, his parents being Abel and Margaret Johnson, who came to Iowa in 1862. Following the mother's demise, which occurred in Decatur county, Iowa, the father returned to Van Wert county, Ohio.
Their children were as follows: Benjamin T., of this review; Joseph H., who wedded Miss Mary Goodwin, a native of Van Wert county, Ohio; John W., who wedded Miss Martha Foster, a native of Polk county, Iowa; Evan D., who married Miss Susan Parker, a native of Iowa; and Elias F., now a supreme court judge in the Phillippine Islands, who married Miss Anice Smith, of Van Wert county, Ohio.
Benjamin T. Johnson spent the first nineteen years of his life in his native county and in August, 1861, started for Iowa with four hundred and sixty-four head of sheep, arriving in Polk county in the following October. He took up his abode in Franklin township and there followed farming throughout the remainder of his active business career, cultivating one hundred and twenty acres of land. In 1904 he put aside the active work of the field and removed to Bondurant, where he is now spending the evening of life in well earned ease. The farm is still in his possession and he also owns town property in Bondurant.
In 1866 Mr Johnson was united in marriage to Miss Eliza Pring, a daughter of Richard and Mary Pring, who were natives of Ohio. Her father was one of the first settlers in Van Wert county, that state, and also one of the first judges of election, serving on the board when there was only one voting precinct in the county. He came to Iowa in the year 1857, settling in Franklin township, Polk county. Unto Mr. and Mrs. Johnson were born two children, one of whom, Ora Agnes, passe
Abel Johnson (1812 - 1887)
Margaret Johnson (1789 - 1865)
Eliza McNabb Pring Johnson (1844 - 1919)
Benjamin Thompson Johnson (1842 - 1914)
James Harvey Johnson (1847 - 1914)**
Elias Finley Johnson (1860 - 1933)**
Created by: Conley Wolterman
Record added: Nov 29, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62309723
Benjamin Thompson Johnson was the son of Margaret Gillepie and Abel Johnson. He was born in Van Wert, Ohio. He married Eliza McNabb Pring.|
Added: Jan. 19, 2012
Added: Nov. 29, 2010