W. H. Johnson was born in February, 1812, in New Hampshire. When about four years of age he accompanied his
parents to Vermont, where he acquired an education. He made his home in Boston from 1834 until 1846, then came
to what is now Washington county, Minnesota. His wife was one of the two white women who came at that time. Locating
within two miles of what is now Afton, Mr. Johnson cut timber and built a log shanty; here he remained until 1850,
then located on afarmof one hundred and eighty nine acres, where Newport now stands; but sold, and in 1857, came
to Castle Rock and purchased his present property. His residence was erected the same year, known as the "white
house," being the largest and only painted house in the township at that day. He has been chairman of supervisors
and assessor twice. Married to Miss Mary J. Aubin in 1843. Josephine, Nellie and Emma are their children.
The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Dakota County, MN
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