Biography of James Johnson
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Johnson, James, born in Saratoga county, March 28, 1819, settled in Ridgeway in 1850, moved thence to Yates in 1882, and died June 24, 1890. He held several minor town offices, and was prominent in local affairs. February 26, 1840, he married Lois Sarah Olmstead, born August 1, 1821, died in November, 1883. His second wife was Mrs. Mary Moore. His children were: Marian A., born December 2, 1840, deceased; Elizabeth, born August 10, 1842, deceased; Louisa D., born September 26, 1844 (Mrs. Henry J. Clark); William H., born March 4, 1846; Mary E. (Mrs. Art Ferris), born September 24, 1847; James Ernest, born May 17, 1849; and Lena A. (Mrs. John Ferris), born September 19, 1856. James E. Johnson is a farmer in the southeast part of the town. Rodney Clark, son of James, was born January 1, 1798, came to Yates with his father in 1818, and married, January 16, 1822, Sally Weld, who was born October 24, 1801, and died August 6, 1826. Their children were: Lurana (Mrs. Erastus King), Martha (Mrs. Chester Field), and Laura (Mrs. Russel Jackson, who married second, George Swan). His second wife, Sally Barrett, who died January 14, 1840, left no children. February 16, 1842, he married third, Mrs. Priscilla (Paxon) Doty, and had two children, of whom Henry J. is a farmer near Lyndonville. She died February 2, 1892, aged ninety three years.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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