Jesse Johnson

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ChartsAncestors of Jennie Luene Logan
Jesse Johnson, son of David Johnson and Mary McMahan, was born at North Carolina, about 1793.1,2 He died at Montgomery Co., Ohio, before 7 May 1836.3

Jesse married Frances Swallow, daughter of John Swallow Sr. and Fanny (…), at Montgomery 1 May 1817.4,5

He died intestate, and the administration papers include various documents that name the five younger children and indicate:
Fanny is their guardian,
she was in Jay Co., Indiana by August, 1840,
Levi & Henderson were of legal age and heirs of Jesse,
and Henderson Johnson of Montgomery County was appointed "lawful attorney" to act for Frances in handling the estate.6


Frances Swallow b. 6 Nov 1795, d. bef. Nov 1844
  • Levi Johnson+6,7 b. 28 Feb 1818, d. 17 Feb 1900
  • Henderson Johnson6 b. say 1820
  • John Johnson6 b. say 1822
  • Isaac Johnson6 b. say 1824
  • William Johnson6 b. say 1826
  • Mary Johnson6 b. say 1828
  • Wiley Johnson6 b. say 1830
This person was last edited on28 Apr 2016


  1. [S1677] Larry L. Sayrs, Re: JOHNSON-D Digest V98 #164 in "Johnson Family Line", listserve message to, 13 Jun 1998. Accessed 29 May 2011. Hereinafter cited as Johnson Family.
  2. [S460], 1880 United States Census [on-line database and images] (, Jackson Township, Jay Co., Indiana, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 151, sheet #366/1, dwelling #1, family #1, Levi Johnson household, Levi's father's place of birth is given as North Carolina; original data: NARA micropublication T9, Tenth Census of the United States, 1454 rolls, roll #287.
  3. [S1157] Rose Shilt and Audrey Gilbert, Montgomery County, Ohio: Administration and Wills 1805-1850, Guardians 1805-1860 (Utica, Kentucky: McDowell Publications, 1985), 90, further cited as Shilt and Gilbert, Montgomery Co. Probate.
  4. [S1159] Shirley Keller Mikesell, Early Settlers of Montgomery County, Ohio, Volume III, Genealogical Abstracts from Marriage and Divorce Records 1803-1827, Early Deeds Recorded Late, Election Abstracts, Obituary of an Early Settler (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1993), 30, further cited as Mikesell, Early Settlers of Montgomery Co., Ohio.
  5. [S23] M. W. Montgomery, History of Jay County (Chicago, Illinois: Church, Goodman & Cushing, 1864), 406, further cited as Montgomery, Jay County.
  6. [S1165] Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, Montgomery County, Ohio, Estate Files, ca. 1810-1887, File #1381, FHL microfilm 2314562, further cited as Montgomery Co. Estate Files.
  7. [S1025] Levi Johnson, Death Certificates, File No. 182 (1900), Indiana State Department of Health, Indianapolis, Indiana.