Biography of Stephen Johnson
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Johnson, Stephen, was a soldier under General Putnam in the Revolutionary War. His son, Stephen B., served in the War of 1812. The latter was born in Washington county, N. Y., May 19, 1794, moved to Jefferson county, came thence to Yates in 1817, and died in Lyndonville, February 24, 1855. In 1819 he married Maria, daughter of Simeon Gilbert. She died December 27, 1874. Mr. tilbert came to Yates from Oneida county in 1817 and settled on the farm now occupied by Mrs. Swift, where he äied about 1834. Mr. Johnson's children were Stephen G., Cornelia (Mrs. Wilson Tuttle), Cynthia M. (Mrs. Hiram Deline), Dr. Nathan P., and Lydia S. Stephen G. Johnson was born October 16, 1820. In 1846 he married Harriet Blanchard, of Vermont, and had three children: Clarence A., Dr. Harvey B., and Charles B. Mrs. Johnson died in August, 1867. Dr. Nathan P. Johnson, born in 1827, long a practicing physician in Orleans and Niagara counties, died in January, 1888. Miss Lydia S. Johnson was an army nurse under Miss Dorothy L. Dix, going to Washington in September, 1862, and serving in the warehouse, the Dunbarton street and the Union Hotel hospitals in Georgetown, and in the Wold Street Hospital in Alexandria until March, 1863, when she was stricken with typhoid fever and came home. In the fall of 1864 she returned to Washington, and was soon assigned to hospitals at Fortress Monroe, where she served until July 28, 1865. Miss Johnson was the only nurse Orleans county sent to the Civil War. Since her discharge she has resided in Lyndonville. Clarence A. Johnson, born November 2, 1848, enlisted in Battery H. 1st N. Y. Light Artillery, September 5, 1864, and served until his discharge May 30, 1865. He joined the G. A. R. in Framingham, Mass., in 1871, and has been commander of the local post four 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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