Biography of J. B. Johnson
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Johnson, J. B., Gouverneur, was born in Gouverueur, Octoher 14, 1850, and after a few years spent in mercantile business, he worked for the Gouverncur Iron Ore Company. Next he entered the employ of the St. Lawrence Manufacturing Company. In 1885 he purchased an interest in the Gouverneur Machine Company. In 1886 it was organized as a stock company and Mr. Johnson has been its manager and secretary ever since. In 1870 he married Libby, daughter of Hugh Bowtelle. His father, one of the early settlers of Gouverneur, was John Johnson, born in Johnstown, Fulton county, N. Y., the son of Caleb Johnson, wounded at battle of Saratoga, in the Revolutionary war.

Our County and it's people
A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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