Biography of John Johnson
Howard County, IN Biographies





JOHN JOHNSON was born in Henry County, Ind., May 25, 1844, and is the eldest of ten children born to David and Belinda (Davis) Johnson, of English and German descent; his parents were married in Henry County in 1842, and lived there until 1848, when they located in Howard County; his father entered forty acres of unimproved land in Liberty Township, erected a cabin, and began to clear away the forest. David Johnson was a poor man, but through hard labor and economy soon had plenty around him. He experienced many of the privations of pioneer life, but acquired a home of 120 acres, with good buildings and improvements; he was a member of the Republican party, and a supporter of all benevolent purposes; he died March 5, 1877; his wife still survives him, and lives on the home farm. John Johnson remained at home on the farm, acquiring a common school education, until October, 1864, when he enlisted in Company I, One Hundred and Forty second Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry; he was soon marched to Nashville, where he was on post duty, remaining until the close of the war; he was discharged July 14, 1865, after which he returned home. March 1. 1866, he was married to Miss Elizabeth H. Covalt, of Brown County, Ohio. She was born in 1844, and is the daughter of Jonathan Covalt. They have had nine children, five of whom are living; Mary M., William A., John F., Pearl and Benjamin. Mr. Johnson is an active member of the Republican party. He has owned three different farms, and in the spring of 1883 located on his present place of forty acres.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


Privacy Policy for OnlineBiographies

NAVIGATION
Howard County, IN
Biographies


Names A to F
Names G to L
Names M to Z

Indiana
Biographies

Online
Biographies

New York
Histories

New York
Biographies

Maine
Histories

Pennsylvania
Histories

Pennsylvania
Biographies

For all your genealogy needs visit Linkpendium

Family Tree Maker 2012