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Johnson, Edward, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, February 0, 1827, a son of John Johnson, born January 1, 1800, and came to the town of Antwerp in 1834. He and his wife had four children: Ann, Edward, William T. and John. John and Mrs. Johnson died in Scotland and Mr. Johnson came to America with his three children. Mr. Johnson married second, Jennette Tair and they had one daughter, Mary E. Mr. Johnson died September 6, 1884. Edward Johnson was reared on the farm and educated in the common schools. He is a farmer and owns 400 acres of land and has a dairy of forty-five cows. March 13, 1851, he married Betsey Johnson, horn in Scotland, November 15, 1830, and came to Antwerp when a babe with her parents, James and Jennette (Tair) Johnson, who lived and died in Antwerp. To Mr. and Mrs. Johnson were born these children: Nettie B., Joanna L., Nellie, John John, and Edward B. (all deceased), James W., Julia A., Charles C., and Clark E.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898