Biography of Mrs. Josephine Johnson (w/o James)
Erie County, NY Biographies


Johnson, Mrs. Josephine, East Hamburg, p. o. Orchard Park. - James Johnson was born in County Antrim, Ireland, April 1, 1841, and came to the United States with his parents when a boy; they located near Orchard Park, where he was educated in the common schools. His early life was spent on the farm, and he was a hotel keeper in Buffalo and East Hamburg for many years. April 19, 1870, he married Josephine Cook of the town of Concord, Brie county, N. Y. Mrs. Johnson's father, Peter Cook, was born in Vermont in the year 1803; he came to Buffalo when nineteen years old. In 1827 he married Lydia White, formerly of Rutland, Vt., and they had nine children: Melinda, Norman, Adeline Jerome, Susan, Wallace, Darius, John and Josephine. Mr. Cook died in 1872 and his wife in her fiftyninth year. The White family have been identified with the early settlement of the county and first settled in the county in the town of Collins. Mrs. Johnsons mother taught the first school in the village of Gowanda (then Lodi).

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Trumen C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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