Biography of Daniel Johnson
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





The late Daniel Johnson was born in Orange county, October 28, 1801, and came when a young man to Taghannic Falls, where he built the first house. He married, August 29, 1847, Sarah M. Lee, of Ulysses, and they had six children; Elsie, Fred­erick, Mary, Diantha, Edwin S. and Sarah. Mary died aged five years; Elsie mar­ried Henry Blanchard and lives in Ithaca; Frederick married Maria Follett, of Ulysses, and they reside in Ithaca; Diantha lives at home with her mother; Edwin S. married Anna Smith, of this town, and Sarah married Dr. John Kirkendall, of Ithaca. Mr. Johnson died November 1, 1885. Mrs. Johnson's grandfather, Jep­tha Lee, was born in Dutchess county, March 1, 1764, and was a soldier in the Revolution, and the farm now occupied by Mrs. Johnson is part of the grant which he received for his services. He married Esther Franklin, born February 8, 1764, and they had twelve children, two of whom died young, the others being as follows: John, Delilah, Daniel, Amos, Lucy, Polly A., Sally A., Hannah, Franklin and William.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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