Biography of Henry A. Johnson
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Johnson, Henry A., practicing lawyer at Eagle Bridge, originated in Shaftsbury, Vt., son of Freeborn Johnson, a physician of prominence and long standing in Shaftsbury. Henry was educated at the Union Seminary of Danville, Ill., and at Oberlin College, Ohio, and he followed teaching several years; he was principal of the union schools at Sandwich, Ill., and Newark, Ill. He married his present wife, Margaret Gooding, daughter of Mathew Gooding of White Creek in 1870. Two children were born to them: Wesley B. Johnson, aged twenty two, and Guy, aged fifteen. Mr. Johnson settled at Eagle Bridge in, 1872. He was assistant district attorney under Samuel Foster, term expiring 1880. He is an Odd Fellow; a member of Van Rensselaer Lodge No. 400, F. & A. M., of Hoosick Falls; of Sandwich Chapter No. 107, of Sandwich, Ills.; of Apollo Commandery No. 15, of Troy; and Albany Sovereign Consistory. He is a supporter of the M. E. church, of which his wife is a member. His first wife was Emily George, daughter of Judge Dennis George, of Shaftsbury, Vt. She died in 1866, leaving one daughter, Anna, now Mrs. Lynn Cornell, of Jamestown, N. Y.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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