Biography of Christopher Johnson
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Johnson, Christopher, a native of Germany, came to Pennsylvania and removed thence to Ithaca, N. Y. He served in the Devolutionary war and died at an advanced age. His children were Jacob, Mary, Catherine, Barbara, and John A. The latter was born in Pennsylvania and came to Ithaca, where he lived several years, but finally removed to Odessa, where he died at the age of seventy two, on August 30, 1860. He was a carder and cloth dresser by trade. He married Sarah, daughter of Leander Stephens, who died in 1874, at the age of seventy seven. Their children were Susan, Franklin, Priscilla, Sarah, Ann, Ursula, Mary Jane; Christopher, Lester, Jerome, Amos, John, Jacob, and George W. The latter, born August 22, 1836, in Schuyler County, N. Y., married, in 1868, Melvina Eames, of Elmira, daughter of Edwin and Ruth (S4annard) Eames, and their children are John E., born January 22, 1870; Albert E., born June 5, 1874; Beatrice V., born Julys 27, 1880; and George M., born February 14, 1891. He is a farmer by occupation and resides at Big Flats, N. Y. George W. served in Company E, One Hundred and Sixty first New York Volunteers, was honorably discharged in 1865, and is now drawing a pension. Chrome B. served in the Foiirteenth Heady Artillery; Lester and John P. served and died in the service in 1862, aged respectively twenty eight and thirty two.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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