Levi Johnson

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ChartsAncestors of Jennie Luene Logan
Levi Johnson, son of Jesse Johnson and Frances Swallow, was born at Montgomery Co., Ohio, 28 February 1818.1,2,3,4 He died at Pennville, Jay Co., Indiana, 17 February 1900, aged 81 years, 11 months, 17 days,5,4 and was buried at Pennville, Jay Co., Indiana.4

Levi married (1) Harriet Rigby, daughter of Seth Rigby and Delilah Gilbert, at Jay Co., Indiana, 2 March 1845;6,7 he married (2), as her 3rd husband, Elvira Walton, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), at Jay Co., 8 January 1876.8,9,10,11

Levi was a farmer and stockraiser in Jackson Township. Reared a farmer in his native county, he was given the benefits of a common-school education. In the winters of 1837 and 1838, Levi taught the first school in Penn Township in a log school-house. Each student paying $1.50 a term, and the teacher boarding around. In 1839, he taught in Jackson's first school. He continued to improve his farm in Jackson, making it one of the best in the township. Levi was one of the prominent men of his township, and served in several positions of trust and responsibility. He first was township clerk under the old law two terms, and was a justice of the peace twelve years. He has been assessor of his township five years, and in 1880 took the census. He was a member of the Christian church, to which he was devoted, working earnestly to promote the interests of his church. In politics, he was a Republican. He married his second wife 16 and a half years after his first wife died. The following was written while they were still alive: "Mr. and Mrs. Johnson have one of the pleasantest homes in the township, and their hospitable and cordial manners has gained for them many friends who are always sure of a welcome. Their benevolence and kindness to the poor has endeared their names to many, who will ever remembered with gratitude the favors received at their fireside."9

Family 1

Harriet Rigby b. 1827, d. 26 Jun 1859
Children
  • Arthur C. Johnson12 b. 8 Nov 1846, d. 31 Aug 1848
  • Elma M. Johnson13 b. 14 Mar 1848, d. Jan 1934
  • Pluma A. Johnson14 b. 17 Nov 1849, d. Nov 1925
  • Mary A. Johnson15 b. 7 Mar 1853, d. 7 Oct 1909
  • Riley C. Johnson16 b. 25 Dec 1854, d. 7 Oct 1882
  • Amy Jane Johnson+17 b. 21 Sep 1856, d. 5 Jul 1940

Family 2

Elvira Walton b. Jun 1840

Citations

  1. [S457] United States Census for 1850 [Seventh Census of the United States], Jackson Township, Jay County, Indiana, population schedule, sheet 333, dwelling 49, family 49, Levi Johnson household, age 30, born in Ohio, a farmer with $500 in real estate, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication M432, 1009 rolls, roll #153.
  2. [S458] United States Census for 1860 [Eighth Census of the United States], Jackson Township, Jay County, Indiana, population schedule, sheet 253/112, dwelling 789, family 800, Levi Johnson household, age 42, born in Ohio, a farmer with $2000 in real estate, $400 personal estate, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication M653, 1438 rolls, roll #269.
  3. [S459] United States Census for 1870 [Ninth Census of the United States], Jackson Township, Jay County, Indiana, population schedule, sheet 43/25, dwelling 190, family 186, Levi Johnson household, age 52, born in Ohio, a farmer with $3300 in real estate, $700 in personal estate, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication M593, 1748 rolls, roll #327.
  4. [S1025] Levi Johnson, Death Certificates, File No. 182 (1900), Indiana State Department of Health, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  5. [S1153] Portland, Indiana, Index to death records of Jay County, Indiana, 1882-1920, (original data: Book H4:6), FHL microfilm 849925 #3, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, further cited as Jay Co. Deaths.
  6. [S1147] Jay County Courthouse, Portland, Indiana, Marriage records, 1837-1925, B:8, FHL microfilm 1749840, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, further cited as Jay Co. Marriage Records.
  7. [S23] M. W. Montgomery, History of Jay County (Chicago, Illinois: Church, Goodman & Cushing, 1864), further cited as Montgomery, Jay County.
  8. [S1147] Jay Co. Marriage Records, D:239; FHL #1750169.
  9. [S23] Montgomery, Jay County, 406.
  10. [S460] United States Census for 1880 [Tenth Census of the United States], Jackson Township, Jay County, Indiana, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 151, sheet 366/1, dwelling 1, family 1, Levi Johnson household, age 39, born in Indiana, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication T9, 1454 rolls, roll #287.
  11. [S1677] Larry L. Sayrs, Re: JOHNSON-D Digest V98 #164 in "Johnson Family Line", listserve message to http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/JOHNSON/1998-06/0897755726, 13 Jun 1998. Accessed 29 May 2011. Hereinafter cited as Johnson Family.
  12. [S1140] Jay County, online, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~injay/Records/CemeteryRecordsFthruL.htm, accessed April 2008. Hereinafter cited as Jay County.
  13. [S457] US Census for 1850, Jackson Township, Jay County, Indiana, pop. sch., sheet 49, dwelling 49, family age 3, born in Indiana, Levi Johnson hshld.
  14. [S457] US Census for 1850, Jackson Township, Jay County, Indiana, pop. sch., sheet 49, dwelling 49, family age 1, born in Indiana, Levi Johnson hshld.
  15. [S458] US Census for 1860, Jackson Township, Jay County, Indiana, pop. sch., sheet 253/112, dwelling 789, family 800, Levi Johnson hshld, age 7, born in Indiana.
  16. [S458] US Census for 1860, Jackson Township, Jay County, Indiana, pop. sch., sheet 253/112, dwelling 789, family 800, Levi Johnson hshld, age 5, born in Indiana.
  17. [S1018] Amy Jane Gardner, Death Certificates, File No. 10855 (1940), Colorado Department of Health, Denver, Colorado.