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Johnson, David, Sr.

David Johnson, Sr....

Was a native of New Jersey, and with this family removed to Ohio in 1814; he there lived until the fall of 1821, then came to Marion county and settled on a piece of land three miles east of the original town plat.  Mr. Johnson had a large family of children, six sons, William, Isaac, Theodore, Lawrence, David and Samuel—all are dead except the eldest and younger, William and Samuel.  The daughters were Mary Ann, who is the wife of Charles Robinson; Sarah was the wife of Nicholas Robinson; Eliza was the wife of James Hanna; the latter two have been dead some years.

David Johnson died in 1832.  The homestead is now owned by his son Samuel, and is one of the finest farms in the county.  The rapid growth of Indianapolis has brought this farm within one mile of the corporation line.  Samuel Johnson was married in 1848 to Miss Elizabeth Jane Johnson, by whom he has two children, both sons, one of whom is a physician, the other a farmer.  Mr. Johnson was born on the farm on which he now lives, on the 15th of September, 1822, and has lived to see the land for which his father paid one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre worth over five hundred dollars per acre.

Nowland, John H. B., “Sketches of Prominent Citizens of 1876, With a Few of the Pioneers of the city and County Who have Passed Away,” 1877, p. 175.