Biography of William G. Johnson
Barton, Tioga County, NY Biographies





WILLIAM G. JOHNSON, son of George, was an early settler in Plainfield, Genesee county, coming there about 1818, and for a number of years he made that place his home. He then moved to Yates county, near Penn Yan, where he resided until about 1868, when he moved to Watkins, and died there in 1887. He was married with Elizabeth Estle. They had eight children, John, Dr. George W., of Illinois, Capt. David R, (killed in the civil war), Edmon 3., Mary, Amy (Mrs. Ed. Thompson), of Watkins, Elizabeth and Sarah (Mrs. David Robinson), (deceased.) Edmon J. Johnson, born September 30, 1842, in Genesee county, was educated in the common schools of Yates county, and worked on a farm for a number of years. Tiring of this life he engaged in different kinds of business, but for several years was a traveling salesman for cigar firms. November 1, 1876, he came to Barton and opened a hotel, and has been a hotel keeper from that time. He was married with Sarah E., daughter of Miles and Hannah C. (Broadhead) Forman, in 1867, and has three children. Minnie M., Emma T., and Fred. H. Johnson, born March 17, 1875, who is the day telegraph operator in B. T. tower of the Erie railroad at Barton. After acquiring a common school education in the Barton schools, Mr. Johnson practiced telegraphy for six years and has since been an operator. His duties are responsible, but he discharges them with ability and success.

From:
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?


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