Arnold Burges Johnson

Arnold Burges Johnson

Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 2 Feb 1915 (aged 80)
Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Plot Sec C. Lot 54
Memorial ID 82886481 · View Source
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Arnold Burges Johnson.

Arnold Burges Johnson, eldest son of Lorenzo Dow and Mary (Burges,) Johnson, was born in Rochester, Mass., June 17, 1834. He was married May 12, 1857, at Brooklyn, N. Y., to Harriet M. Barrows, daughter of Ebenezer and Mary Freeman Barrows, both originally of Plymouth Co., Mass., both of Pilgrim stock, and both direct descendants of Revolutionary stock. Ebenezer Barrows served in the war of 1812, and the basis of his fortune came from prize money earned on privateers. He had commanded a regiment of Massachusetts militia, and was usually known as Colonel Barrows.

Mr. Johnson was educated at the Rochester Academy, "the Methodist Prostestant" office at Putnam, Ohio, where he learned the trade of printer, at Madison College in Pennsylvania, and the Columbian College Law School, from which last he was graduated LL. B., in 1886. He served as Chief Clerk of the Light-House Board from 1869 to this date, except for a year, '73-74, when he was editing the Republican at Hackensack, N. J., and practising law. He returned to the Light-House Board in March, '74, at the request of the Department, being allowed to finish up afterwards the cases he had pending in the U. S. Supreme Court. He is a member of several scientific societies and the Cosmos Club. He has written somewhat on scientific subjects, much of which has been published in England, France, and Spain. He is the author of The Modern Light-House Service, and many Magazine articles.

There were born to them six children.

Mary Arnold, born Feb. 28, 1858, at 97 Willoughby Street, N. Y.
Willard Drake, born May 3, 1859, same place.
Blanchard Freeman, born at No. 1405 L St., Washington, D. C.
Dec. 27, 1864; died in Chicago, Ill., Oct. 5, 1884.

Alice Burges, born Oct. 14, 1868, at Chestnut Hill, D. C.
Stuart Phelps, born Aug. 12, 1870, at Chestnut Hill, D. C.
Gertrude Sumner, born May 20, 1872, at Chestnut Hill, D. C.


The Johnson memorial: Jeremiah Johnson and Thomazin Blanchard Johnson, his wife. An account of their lineage from John Alden, Thomas Blanchard, Samuel Bass, Thomas Thayer, Isaac Johnson, and James Gibson

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