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1.1. Michael Hugh COOLEY 1.2. Lonnie Rae COOLEY
2ND GENERATION
2. Allison Claude COOLEY 3. Billie Dell HOGUE
3RD GENERATION
4. McCabe COOLEY 5. Marie Henrietta HENNEQUIN 6. Hugh Wallace HOGUE 7. Birdie Nina MCDOWELL
4TH GENERATION
8. Joseph William COOLEY 9. Araminta D JOHNSON 10. Louis Francois HENNEQUIN 11. Marguerite STEWARD 12. Robert Irwin HOGUE 13. Nancy Joanna FOSTER 14. William Ellis MCDOWELL 15. Euphemia Ruth ASHENHURST
5TH GENERATION
16. Greenbury COOLEY 17. Amelia Mohler PETTIT 18. Wesley Phillip JOHNSON 19. Susan Isabel FISK 20. Louis HENNEQUIN 21. Maria Theresa DRAVIGNEY 22. John Joseph STEWARD 23. Fanny LAURENT 24. John HOGUE 25. Ann R SIMPSON 26. John A FOSTER 27. Martha Jane STRUTHERS 28. William Erwin MCDOWELL 29. Maria HART 30. Oliver Taylor ASHENHURST 31. Sara Eva SOUTHERN
6TH GENERATION
32. David COOLEY 33. Laurinda AIKEN 34. Joseph PETTET 35. Elizabeth MOHLER 36. Elijah JOHNSON 37. Anna Jane FOSTER 38. Edward Curtis FISK 39. Arminta D WOOD 40. Xavier HANNEQUIN 41. Marie Magdeleine BELOT 42. Pierre Joseph DRAVIGNEY 43. Marie Thérèse GILBERT 44. Joseph STEWARD 46. Jean Baptiste LAURENT 47. Jeaninne Henriette VANDERMEULEN 48. James HOGUE 49. Margaret IRWIN 50. Isaac SIMPSON 51. Elizabeth RICHARDSON 52. Samuel FOSTER 53. Nancy ____ 54. James STRUTHERS 55. Elizabeth SAVILLE 56. John MCDOWELL 57. Anna CURRY 58. Joseph HART Sr 59. Susan PICKENS 60. Oliver ASHENHURST 61. Euphemia BISHOP 62. Charles William SOUTHERN 63. Ruth Ruema HOOVER
7TH GENERATION
64. John COOLEY 65. Sela WRIGHT 66. William AKINS 67. Rebecca MCCLINTICK 73. Ruth ____ ? 76. John R FISK 77. Mahala KEMP 78. John WOOD 79. Charity CORSON 85. Jeanne Claude DRAVIGNEY 86. Josph GILBERT 87. Agathe LANGARD 102. Matthew RICHARDSON 103. Ann STOCKTON 104. James Couples FOSTER 105. Jane MORROW 108. William STRUTHERS 109. Janet LINDSAY 110. Robert SAVILLE 111. Deborah ____ 112. John MCDOWELL 113. Jane ERWIN 116. Edward HART 117. Nancy Ann STOUT 118. John PICKENS 120. William ASHENHURST 121. Nancy ASHENHURST 122. Peter BISHOP 123. Eleanor ____ 124. John SOUTHERN 125. Elizabeth DUNCAN 126. John HOOVER? 127. unknown
8TH GENERATION
128. Edward COOLEY 129. Martha RAPER 130. William WRIGHT 131. Martha MORGAN 132. William EAKIN 133. Mary WALLACE 134. John MCCLINTICK 135. Mary Jane MCDOWELL 152. Richard FISK 154. William KEMP 155. Sukey DAMANT 158. Eli CORSON 159. Christianna THOMPSON 206. Richard Witham STOCKTON 207. Mary Ann HATFIELD 210. Samuel ? MORROW ? 218. James LINDSAY 219. Margaret WATSON 220. Samuel SAVILLE 221. Ann BOOTH 224. John MCDOWELL 225. Esther HARRISON 226. William ERWIN 227. Mary ERWIN 232. John HART Signer 233. Deborah SCUDDER 234. St Leger Codd STOUT 235. Susannah SIMPSON 248. William SOUTHERN 249. Magdelaine FORD 250. Charles DUNCAN 251. Margaret KIRK 252->255. unknown
9TH GENERATION
256. John COOLEY 257. poss Sarah MATTHEWS 258. Thomas RAPER 259. Martha HAM 260. Richard WRIGHT Sr103 261. Ann 262. James MORGAN 263. Mary DAVIS 316. Jacob CORSON Jr 317. Charity STILLWELL 318. Benajah TOMSON 319. Prudence ELDREDGE 412. Samuel STOCKTON 413. Rachel STOUT 414. Joseph HATFIELD 415. Phoebe CLARK 442. Robert BOOTH 443. Ann GASTON 452. John ERWIN 453. Jane WILLIAMS 454. Francis ERWIN 455. Jane CURRY 464. Capt Edward HART 465. Martha FURMAN 466. Richard Betts SCUDDER Jr 467. Hannah STILLWELL 468. James STOUT 469. Mary Ann CODD 496. John SOUTHERN ? 497. Margaret KIDD ? 500. Charles DUNCAN 502. John KIRK Sr 503. Margaret BROOKS 504->517. unknown
10TH GENERATION
518->823. unknown 632. Jacob CORSON Sr 633. Naomi 634. Nicholas STILLWELL 635. Sara HAND 824. Richard STOCKTON 825. Susannah WITHAM 826. Col Joseph STOUT 827. Ruth BRYMSON 828. Abraham HATFIELD 829. Phoebe OGDEN 829. John CLARK 904. Edward ERWIN 905. Frances FRANCIS 908. see 904 909. see 905 910. William CURRY 911. Sally YOUNG 928. John HART 2nd 929. Mary HUNT 930. Josiah FURMAN 2nd 931. Sarah STRICKLAND 932. Richard Betts SCUDDER Sr 933. Hannah REEDER 936. see 826 937. see 827 938. Capt St Leger CODD 939. Mary HANSON 1000. John DUNCAN 1001. Dinah BRADFORD 940->1035. unknown
11TH GENERATION
1036->1263. unknown 1264. Jan CARSTENSEN 1265. Maria Elias DAAS 1268. John STILLWELL Jr 1270. George HAND 1648. Richard STOCKTON 1649. Abigail ____ 1650. Robert WITHAM 1651. Ann HOAG 1652. Jonathan STOUT 1653. Anne BOLLEN 1654. Daniel BRYMSON 1655. Frances GREENLAND 1856. John HART 1st 1857. Mary ____ 1858. Ralph HUNT 1859. Elizabeth JESSUP 1860. Josiah FURMAN 1st 1862. Edmund STRICKLAND 1863. Hannah ____ 1864. John SCUDDER Jr 1865. Joanna BETTS 1866. John REEDER 2nd 1867. Hannah BURROUGHS 1876. Col St Leger CODD 115 1877. Anna BENNETT 115 1878. Col Hans HANSON 1879. Martha Kelts WOODARD 2002. John BRADFORD 2003. Mary MARR 1880->2071. unknown
12TH GENERATION
2072->2079. unknown 2528. Carsten JANSEN 2529. Barbara 2530. Elias DAAS 2536. John STILLWELL 2537. Elizabeth PERRIN 2540. Thomas HAND 2541. Katherine STUBBS 3296. John STOCKTON 3296. Eleanor CLAYTON 3304. Richard STOUT 3305. Penelope VAN PRINCIS 3306. Capt James BOLLEN 3307. Anne VAUQUELLIN 3308. William BRINSDON 3309. Margaret ____ 3310. Dr Henry GREENLAND 3311. Mary BAREFOOT 3312. Thomas HATFIELD 3313. Anna 3314. Cornelius MELYN 3316. John OGDEN 3317. Jane BOND 3718. Edward JESSUP 3719. Elizabeth BRIDGES 3720. John FURMAN 3728. John SCUDDER Sr 3729. Mary KING 3730. Capt Richard BETTS 3731. Joanna CHAMBERLAYNE 3732. John REEDER 1st 3733. Hannah THORPE 3734. Jeremiah BURROUGHS 3735. Hannah WAY 3752. Col William CODD 115 3753. Lady Mary ST LEGER 115 3754. Gov Richard BENNETT 3755. Mary Ann LONGWORTH113 106 3756. Andrew HANSON 3757. Annika ____ 4006. John MARR Sr 3758->4143. unknown
13TH GENERATION
4144->4159. unknown 5072. William STILLWELL 5073. Hannah 5074. Daniel PERRIN 5075. Elizabeth 5080. John HAND 5081. Elizabeth GRANSDEN 6592. John STOCKTON 6593. Eleanor CLAYTON 6608. John STOUT 6609. Elizabeth BEE 6614. Robert VAUQUELLIN 6615. Jeanette 6622. Walter BAREFOOT 6632. Richard OGDEN 6633. Elizabeth HUNTINGTON 7456. Thomas SCUDDER 7457. Elizabeth LOWERS 7458. William KING 7459. Dorothy HAYNES 7460. John BETTES 7461. Mary BIGGS 7462. Rev Robert CHAMBERLAYNE 7463. Elizabeth STOUGHTON 7466. William THORPE 7467. Garthered BLITHE 7468. John BURROUGHS 7469. Johanna JESSUP 7470. James WAY 7504. William CODD 7505. Hester LAMPORD 7506. Sir Warham ST LEGER115 7507. Dame Mary HAYWARD115 7508. Thomas BENNETT 7509. Anstie Tomson SPICER 7512. John HANSON 8012. Daniel MARR 7511->8287. unknown
14TH GENERATION
8288->8319. unknown 10144. Nicholas STILLWELL 10145. Ann 10148. Pierre PERRIN 10149. Andrienne JUBRIL 10160. John HAND 10161. Joan SIMMONS 10162. Henry GRANSDEN 13624. Edward OGDEN 13624. Margaret WILSON 14912. Henry SCUDDER 14913. ____ LOWERS 14914. John LOWERS 14920. Alexander BETTES 14921. Joan LARKYN 14926. Rev Thomas STOUGHTON 14927. Katherine 14936. Jeremiah BURROUGHS 14938. John JESSUP 14939. Joanna KERRICH 15012. Sir Anthony ST LEGER 115 15013. Mary SCOTT 115 15014. Sir Rowland HAYWARD 115 15015. Katherine SMYTHE 15016. Robert BENNETT 15017. Elizabeth EDNEY 15024. Col. John HANSON 15025. Frances PRICHARD 15026->16575. unknown
15TH GENERATION
16576->20289. unknown 20298. Jean JUBRIL 20299. Juvine LOMBARD 20326. William GRANSDEN 20327. Ann 26528. William OGDEN 26529. Abigail GOODSALL 26530. Richard WILSON 26531. Margaret 29792. William de STIRKELAUNDE 29840. Robert BETTS 29876. Francis JESSOP 29877. Frances WHITE 30024. Sir Warham ST LEGER 115 30025. Lady Ursula NEVILLE 107 115 30026. Sir Thomas SCOTT 115 30027. Elizabeth BAKER 115 30028. George HAYWARD 30029. Margaret WITHBROKE 30030. Sir Thomas SMYTHE 30031. Alice JUDDE 30032. John BENNETT 30033. Margery 30034. John EDNYE 30048. Thomas HANSON 30049. Janet G GLEDHILL 30050. John PRICHARD 30051->33151. unknown
16TH GENERATION
33152->33279. unknown 53056. Richard OGDEN 53057. Mabel de HOOGAN 53058. Henry GOODSALL 59584. William de STIRKELAUNDE 59752. Richard JESSOP 59753. Ann SWIFT 59754. Alexander WHITE 59755. Eleanor SMITH 60048. Sir Anthony St LEGER 111 60049. Agnes WARHAM 112 60050. George NEVILLE 60051. Lady Mary STAFFORD 60052. Sir Reginald SCOTT 115 60053. Emiline KEMP 115 60054. Sir John BAKER 115 60055. Elizabeth DINLEY 115 60056. John HAYWARD 60060. John SMYTHE 60061. Joan BROUNCKER 60062. Andrew JUDDE 60057. Agnes GLOVER 60096. John HANSON 60097. Agnes SAVILE 60098. John GLEDHILL 60099->66303. unknown
17TH GENERATION
66304->66559. unknown 106112. Robert OGDEN 106113. Joan 106114. Johannes de HOOGAN 119504. William JESSOP 119505. Emotte CHARLESWORTH 119506. Robert SWIFT 119508. Thomas WHITE 119510. William SMITH 119511. Katherine PORTER 120096. Ralph St LEGER 120097. Anne HART 120098. Heughe WARHAM 112 120099. Mary Ann COLLES 120100. George NEVILLE 120101. Margaret FENNE 120102. Edward STAFFORD 120103. Eleanor PERCY 120104. Sir John SCOTT 115 120105. Anne (Amy) PYMPE 115 120106. Sir William KEMP 111 115 120107. Elynor BROWNE 111 115 120108. Richard BAKER 120109. Elizabeth DYNELEY 120110. Thomas DINLEY 115 120112. William HAYWARD 120113. Agnes BALLY 120122. Robert BROUNCKER 120192. John HANSON 120193. Catherine BROOKE 120194. John SAVILE Esq. 120195. Margery GLEDHILL 120196->132607. unknown
18TH GENERATION
132608->132608. unknown 239020. Thomas SMITH 239021. Margaret CLARKE 239022. Augustine PORTER 240192. Ralph ST LEGER 240193. Anne PROPHET 240194. Sir Edward HART 240196. Robert WARHAM 240197. Elizabeth ____ 240198. Geoffrey COLLES 240200->240207. Royal Lineage 107 240208. Sir William SCOTT 115 240209. Sybil LEWKNOR 115 240210. Reginald DE PYMPE 115 240211. Elizabeth PASHLEY 115 240212. Sir Thomas KEMP 111 115 240213. Emelyn CHICHE 111 115 240214. Robert BROWNE 111 240215. Mary MALLETT 115 240218. Thomas DYNELEY 240224. William HAYWARD 240225. Elizabeth BROCKTON 240226. William BALLY 240384. John HANSON 240385. Cicely RAVENSHAW 240386. John BROOKE 240390. John GLEDHILL 240391->265215. unknown
19TH GENERATION
265216->266241. unknown 480384. Ralph ST LEGER 480385. Margaret TYRREL 480400->480415. Royal Lineage 107 480416. Sir John SCOTT 480417. Agnes BEAUFITZ 480418. John LEWKNOR 115 480420. Sir William DE PYMPE 115 480421. Elizabeth WHETEHILL 480422. Sir John PASHELY 115 480423. Lowys GOWER 115 480424. Thomas KEMP 111 480425. Beathris LEUKENER 111 480426. Sir Valentine CHICHE 480427. Philippa CHICHELEY 480428. Sir Thomas BROWNE 111 115 480429. Alianor DE ARUNDEL 115 480430. William MALLETT 115 480448. William HAYWARD 480449. Jane WILCOCKES 480450. William BROCKTON 480768. John HANSON 480769. Cicely DE WINDEBANKE 480770. John RAVENSHAW 480826. Vincent CHICHELE 115 480827->530431. unknown
20TH GENERATION
530432->960767. unknown 960768. John ST LEGER 960769. Margery DONNETT 960824->960829. Royal Lineage 107 960830. Sir Walter D'EVEREAUX 107 960831. Elizabeth MERBURY 107 960832. William SCOTT 960833. Isabella HERBERT 960834. William DE BEAUFITZ 960842. Sir Richard WHETEHILL 960844. Sir John PASHLEY 115 960845. Elizabeth WYDVILLE 115 960846. Sir Thomas GOWER 115 960848. Sir John KEMP 111 960850. Sir Thomas LEUKENER 111 960851. ____ HOO 111 960854. Robert CHICHELEY 960858. Sir Thomas DE ARUNDEL 115 960859. Joan MOYNE 115 960896. John HAYWARD 960897. Margery WEVER 961536. John HANSON 961537. Alice WOODHOUSE 961538->1060863. unknown
21TH GENERATION
1060864->1921537. unknown 1921538. James DONNETT 1921648->1921661. Royal Lineage 107 1921662. John MERBURY 107 1921666. Vincent HERBERT 115 1921688. Sir Robert PASHELY 115 1921689. Philippa CERGEAUX 115 1921690. Sir Richard WYDVILLE 115 1921691. Elizabeth LYONS 1921696. Raulf KEMP 111 1921702. Sir Thomas HOO 111 1921716. John DE ARUNDEL 1921717. Elizabeth DESPENSER 115 107 1921792. James HAYWARD 1923072. Henry DE RASTRICK 1923074. Henry DE WOODHOUSE 1923075->2121727. unknown
22ND GENERATION
2121728->3843075. unknown 3843076->3843327. Royal Lineage 107 3843328->3843375. unknown 3813382. Sir Thomas TUNSTALL 3843376. Robert PASHLEY 115 3843377. Anne HOWARD 115 3843378. Sir Richard CERGEAUX 115 3843379. Philippa FITZALAN 115 3843382. Sir John LYONS 3843432. John FITZALAN 3843433. Alianor MALTRAVERS 107 115 3843436->3846143. unknown 3846144. John DE RASTRICK 3846148. Alexander DE WOODHOUSE 3846149. Beatrice TOOTHILL 3846150->4243455. unknown
23RD GENERATION
4243456->7686151. unknown 7686152->7686655. Royal Lineage 107 7637760. Sir William PARR 7637761. Elizabeth de ROS 7686754. John HOWARD 115 7686756. Richard CERGEAUX 115 7686757. Margaret SENESCHAL 115 7686758. Edmund FITZALAN 115 7686759. Sibyl DE MONTEGU 115 7686864->7686865. Royal Lineage 107 7686866. Sir John MALTAVERS 107 7386867->8486910. unknown
 
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   Name: Elijah Johnson
   Born: 22 Aug 181184 144 
  Place: Fayette Co., PA
   Died: 14 Apr 188984 144 
  Place: Caldwell Twp, Appanoose Co IA
 Buried: 
  Place: Zoar Cemetery, Exline, Appanoose County, Iowa
Married: 6 Nov 1832
  Place: Probably Fayette County, Pennsylvania84 144 

Elijah Johnson
"Genealogy & History of
The Johnson Family in America"2

Elijah and Anna's youngest son was named Phineas Porter Johnson. This is notable because a Phineas Porter is found in Fayette county PA (Elijah's birth place) as early as 1799 with his appearance on the tax list for Dunbar township. Like Elijah, three of Phineas's children (Phineas Jr, John and Mrs Sarah McFarland) moved to Belmont county Ohio and eventually to Appanoose county Iowa (c1855) where Elijah died in 1889. An article written by Bert Porter (1880-1957) published in 1946, refers to Elijah as "uncle." It's evident, however, that he was known as Uncle Elijah Johnson by the community. This, for instance, comes from The Centerville Journal, 2 June 1886: "Uncle Elijah Johnson, an old resident of Caldwell township, but who has been in Illinois during the winter, has moved his residence back to Exline." Nonetheless, it needs to be noted that the Porter and Johnson families were living near one another c1800-c1840 in Fayette county PA, c1840s-1855 in Belmont county OH, and then in Appanoose county IA during the remainder of the 19th century.

The following is from Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County Pennsylvania. The Maryland origin for the Porter family is noteworthy because, according to the 1880 census, Elijah's mother was born in Maryland.

Phineas Porter is recorded as being overseer of the poor of Dunbar township in 1803...[He] was born in Maryland. He was a tanner. He came to Fayette county about the year 1800 and established a tannery in Dunbar township.1

From the 1799 tax list of Dunbar township, Fayette County, PA:2

Horses Cattle Acres Mager Foster 1 2 - William Johnston 1 2 100 Isaac Johnston 1 1 - Elijah Johnston - - - Jacob Lowry - 1 - Benjamin Lowry - - - Phineas Porter, tanner 4 4 150 James Paull, 2 slaves 5 6 450 Joshua Porter, schoolmaster - 1 Jonathan Paul, blacksmith - - -

From Cincinnati Memories 1875-1875, undated:

The following is from Lewis Wood, a long resident of Cincinnati and vicinity, having been born in Pleasant township.

I was born in a log house, March 9, 1859, in Pleasant township, about six miles south of Centerville. My parents came to Centerville from Powhatan Point, Belmont County, Ohio, in 1854, by steam boat to Alexandria, near Keokuk, thence by wagons. The Porters, McFarlands, Johnsons, Monroes, Hendershots, and Marings came from Ohio about the same time and vicinity.

Obituaries

According to a 1978 certified copy of Elijah's death certificate, he died of diabetes. It gives the date of his death as 13 April 1889. However, that is clearly a typo as all three known obituaries, as well as his tombstone, state that he died on the 14th.

This obituary is as found in Descendants of Elijah H. Johnson by Stephanie Ernst.

Appanoose Iowegian - April 18, 1889
Volume 7, #4

Elijah Johnson of Caldwell Twp. died at the home of his daughter-in-law on Sunday morning. We have not the particulars but understand his death was the result of old age and a general breaking down of the system. Mr. Johnson was an old settler of this county and a man highly respected by all who knew him.

We have been acquainted with him for over 20 years and have never heard aught but good spoken of him in that length of time. He leaves a large family of children and grandchildren to mourn his loss.

Appanoose county researcher, Jo Porter, tells me that the following obituary was published on 8 May 1889 in either the Centerville Journal or the Centerville Citizen.

Died, near Exline, April 14th, 1889, Mr Elijah Johnson, aged 77 years, 7 months and 22 days. Mr Johnson was born in Fayette county, Pennsylvania, August 22d, 1811, and was married to Annie J Foster Nov. 6th, 1832. He removed to Belmont county, Ohio, soon after his marriage, where he remained until 1855, when he removed to Caldwell township, this county, where he has resided ever since. His wife died Feb 18th, 1879. There was born to them nine children, of whom six are living, and who were with him during his last illness, and rendered all the attention that was possible to give to a loving father. Mr Johnson was one of the best and most favorably known men in the community in which he lived. He was converted when he was 22 years old, and lived a consistent member of the M E Church, always contributing freely of his means, time and talent in support of the church of his choice. His home was always the home of the minister, and all who knew Uncle Elijah Johnson unite in saying that truly another patriarch is gone, but will not be forgotten by those who lived under his influence and christian example. He never hesitated in saying that he was ready and willing to go at the call of his Master. He will be missed by all who knew him.

This obituary, written by K P Morrison, appeared on 15 May 1889, the name of the newspaper not noted.

Elija Johnson was born in Fayette county, Pennsylvania, August 22nd, 1811, and was married to Anna J Foster, November 6th, 1832. Embraced religion in the twenty-second year of his age at a camp meeting near Connelsville, Pennsylvania. Moved from Pennsylvania to Ohio in 1842, settling in Belmont county, remained there until 1855, when he came to Iowa and settled in Caldwell township, Appanoose county. He died near Exline, in great peace, April 14th 1889. Father Johnson during his long life was an active worker in the M E church, the church of his choice. Father and Mother Johnson were loved and respected by all who knew them; there home was always a home for the itinerant preacher; they were devoted christians and he will be sadly missed by the church and the community, as was Mother Johnson who preceded him to the land of rest. "They rest from their labors and are followed by their works."

Father Johnson leaves four sons, two daughters, and relatives and a host of friends to mourn; but their loss is his eternal gain. Funeral services were conducted by the writer at Zaor Chapel. May the consolations of religion sustain the heavenward ones.

K P Morrison

Family

Elijah Johnson and Anna Jane Foster had the following children. See "Descendants of Elijah H Johnson" for additional information.

John Foster Johnson 1833-1835 John was born 24 Oct 1833, probably Pennsylvania.
William Paul Johnson 1836-1880 Born 27 Apr 1836 in Fayette county PA and m1 Minerva Maring m2 Louisa Maring. He died 2 Jun 1880 in Exline, Appanoose county, Iowa
Wesley Phillip Johnson 1839-1917 Married Susan Isabel Fisk. Find A Grave Memorial# 44840236.
Mary Elizabeth Johnson 1842-1906 She was born 13 May 1842, Belmont co Ohio and died in Exline 28 June 1906. Married William Armstrong Caster. They had nine children.
Alfred J Johnson 1844-1904 Born 4 Jan 1844, Belmont county, Ohio. Married Margaret Amelia Lowry. Alfred and his wife are living in Caldwell Twp, Appanoose co IA on the 1900 census.
Thomas Irvin Johnson 1847-1909 Born in Ohio. Married Rebecca C Eikleberry. Thomas and his family are living in Caldwell Twp, Appanoose co IA on the 1900 census.
George Washington Johnson 1850-1862 Born in Ohio.
Phineas Porter Johnson 1852-1927 Born 11 June 1852 in Belmont co Ohio. Married Della Rosetta Yarnell in Wayne co IA. He died 25 Apr 1927 in Sedgwick Co KS. He's found on the 1900 (Butler co), 1910 and 1920 KS census as Phinehas P Johnson. This was obviously his preferred spelling for his first name. According to the 1900 census they had 9 children, 6 living. See Find A Grave memorial #15934874.
Virtue Waters Johnson 1854-1935 Born in Belmont co OH. She m1 John William Benefiel, m2 William Beer. See Find A Grave Memorial #21662342.

Left: Mary Elizabeth, Back: Thomas Irvin,
Right: Wesley Phillip, Front: Virtue Waters.
Son Alfred died in 1904. I suspect that's why he isn't in this picture. Mary died in 1906. Considering those facts, I'm guessing it was taken in about 1905. The manner of dress would have been consistent with that era.

The gentleman on the right is identified elsewhere as Phineas Porter Johnson but he looks like Wesley Phillip Johnson. (Compare the hairline, the part in the hair, the beard and the top of the ear, which points slightly away from the head. It's obvious, too, that this man was one of the older children, not one of the younger, as was Phineas.)

The identity of Elijah's parents have not been forthcoming in the written but the genetic record may one day give some indication about to the family Elijah was born into. To that end, I'm tracking Elijah's patrilineal descendants.

Census Records

1800

Two Johnsons (although there were a lot of Johnstons) and one Foster are listed on the 1800 census for Fayette county, Pennsylvania.135

                                   |Free White Males   |Free White Females
                                   |    10  16  26     |    10  16  26    
        HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD          |to  to  to  to  45 |to  to  to  to  45
PG#  LN#  LAST NAME   FIRST NAME   |10  16  26  45  up |10  16  26  45  up
==========================================================================
561  14   JOHNSON     Humphrey       1   .   .   .   1   4   3   .   1   .
594  22   FOSTER      John           2   .   .   1   .   2   .   .   1   .
597  12   JOHNSON     William        .   .   1   .   .   1   .   1   .   .

John Foster and William Johnson were living in Springhill Township. Humphrey Johnson was living in Luzerne Township. (It's worth noting that Elijah's eldest known son was named John Foster Johnson and the next son was named William.)

Four Johnstons are found enumerated on the 1800 census for Dunbar township. Phineas Porter is found in page 517.

1800 > PENNSYLVANIA > FAYETTE > DUNBAR TWP Series: M32 Roll: 38 Page: 514 Jesse Johnston 00100 00100 Ephraim Johnston 10010 10100 William Johnston 01201 00201 Elija Johnston 12101 31001

1810

The 1810 census for Fayette county has 16 Johnsons and 15 Johnstons, including an Elijah Johnson in Dunbar township. Phineas Porter is found on page 217.

1810 > PENNSYLVANIA > FAYETTE > DUNBAR TWP Series: M252 Roll: 54 Page: 219 Elijah Johnson 00201 01001 Ruth Brown 11000 00010

1820

William Foster, Phineus Porter and Elijah Johnson Sr are found on the same page in 1820. William and Elijah were presumably 26-45. Elijah is shown with no male children. Phineus is shown with four, but he was known to have three sons (John 1800, Moses 1807, Phineas 1819).

1820 > PENNSYLVANIA > FAYETTE Series: M33 Roll: 103 Page: 135 p135 Henry Ferry 000100 10100 Dunbar twp William Foster 410010 22110 These four names are in order, one after the other... Elijah Johnson Sen 000010 10100 John Norris 010110 00111 James Paul 000111 10101 Phineus Porter 120101 10101 p159 John F Foster 100010 00200 Georges twp p189 Thomas Foster 200010 30010 German twp John Foster 010010 10010 James Cosgray 210010 00100 Charles Foster 200100 01100 p190 Elespay Foster 100000 11101

1830

There are 32 Johnson/Johnstons in 1830 Fayette county, including this man. He would have been between 20-29, of the right age to have been a older brother of Elijah's.

1830 > PENNSYLVANIA > FAYETTE > FRANKLIN Series: M19 Roll: 162 Page: 192 Westley Johnston 10001-10001

Depite the appearance of Elijah on the previous census records, he does not appear on the 1830. Might he have died?

The only Johnson left in Dunbar township is Tobias, about Westley's age:

1830 > PENNSYLVANIA > FAYETTE > DUNBAR Series: M19 Roll: 162 Page: 202 Tobias Johnston 10001-000001

1840

Johnson is, of course, a difficult name to research. It would probably be meaningless, for instance, to list all Johnsons from the 1840 Belmont County, Ohio census. I need to be very specific in the research. To that end, Elijah was living in Mead township in that year (series M704, roll 378):

                         Males         Females
   28 Christian Johnson  0002000000000 000120010010
   29 Margaret Johnson   0102100000000 020001000000
   31 Martin Johnson     1100010000000 110001000000
   33 Elijah Johnson     2000100000000 000010000000
   33 Thomas Johnson     2220001000000 100101000000

Thomas is the eldest male Johnson found in the township. It may be significant that he's listed only two entries below Elijah. Since Elijah's son Wesley was born Oct 19, 1839 in Pennsylvania, it's a pretty safe bet that Elijah had just recently emigrated. However, there was already a Thomas Johnston in Mead township by the 1820 census (page 290). But he may have been of a Scots-Irish family that later gained some prominence in Belmont county. (See Belmont County Ohio Biographies.)

1850

The 1850 census for York twp, Belmont county, OH (series M432, roll 661, page 50) lists the following household. Could the 85 year-old, Ruth Johnson, have been Elijah's mother?

      Elija Johnson 37 m Farmer Penn
      Ann     "     37 f        Penn
      Ruth    "     85 f        Virginia
      William "     14 m        Penn
      Westley "     10 m        Penn
      Mary    "      8 f        O
      Alfred  "      6 m        O
      Thomas  "      3 m        O
      George  "   5/12 m        O

We find the Phineous Porter [Jr] family on the previous page. There are McFarlands living on either side of Elijah. Following his family is Joseph McFarland and his wife Sarah, sister of Phineas Porter Jr.

"Elizah" Johnson appears on the 1860 census in Caldwell township, Appanoose county, IA, page 685 and on the 1870 census, same place, as "Elisha Johnson", page 373.

Elijah is found living with his son, Thomas, in Appanoose county, Iowa in 1880.134 His father is listed as being born in Pennsylvania and his mother listed as being born in Maryland. (Note, however, that there is a Ruth Johnson, born ca 1765 in Virginia, living with Elijah in 1850.)136

Virtue Waters Johnson

This quilt was made by Elijah and Anna Jane Johnson's daughter, Virtue Waters Johnson Benefiel Beer. The image is found at http://www.quiltindex.org/basicdisplay.php?kid=49-7E-8EF. Apparently, it was made by 1900.

Minnesota Quilt Project/Minnesota Quilters, Inc.

1. Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County Pennsylvania, Vol II. James Hadden. Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1912.
2. Phineas and his sister Jean Porter are named in the 1766 will of their grandfather James Irwin, Peters Twp, Cumberland co PA.
3. Genealogy & History of the Johnson Family, Bernice Whaley Kimball, Hemet, California, 1978.


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