From: Laurie Huffman [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 1:15 AM
To: Jan and Don Dwyer
Cc: Kenneth Huffman
Subject: RE: Genealogy Johnston/Johnson family
You have a puzzle indeed. I have checked the cemetery listings you requested, and also the 1860 and 1870 censuses. I have found a burial for a son of Thomas and Mariah, but not one for either of the parents. I also found Francis & Emaline's marriage, which you probably already have. I will list below what I have found. Don't be concerned about the age differences between the 1860 & 1870 censuses, and the wrong place of birth in 1870. The 1870 census was notoriously miscalculated and miscopied.
I checked probates and didn't find either Thomas or Mariah.
There are Johnson marriages in
I hope what I have found will be of some use to you. Let me know if I can be of any further help. I also have the cemetery book for Bates Co, MO. My husband had family there, and we bought a copy.
Thomas, son of T. & M. Johnson (died 29 Dec 1866 aged 16y 1m 12d) PAF Calculation gives birth date as: 17 Nov 1850.
Thomas Johnson, son of ?? & C. Johnson (1852-1867) This child's years are similar to the one above. Their religion will make a difference in
judging between the two.
1860 Federal Census,
Thomas Johnson 54, farmer,
Mariah Johnson, 50,
Thomas Johnson 8,
1870 Federal Census,
Thomas Johnson 65, no
Mariah Johnson 55,
From: Jan and Don Dwyer [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2005 7:52 PM
Subject: Genea l ogy Johnston/Johnson family
I am researching the Johnston/Johnson family from Brown Co, IL. In you 1850 census there is a Thomas Johnson age 45 wife Mariah 43, children Mariah Ann 18 born in
Ohio, Francesborn in Ohio16, Elizabeth13 born in . Ohio
Now I am trying to find the death location for Thomas Johnston/Johnson. Your cemetery records list 2 T Johnson's
Johnson, T.________ ________353
Johnson, Thomas________ 169,353
Could you check these for me to see if any thing matches.
Thomas' son Frances married Emaline/Eveline Sides daughter of John Sides and Rebecca Briggs. They moved from Brown Co, Il around 1870 and in 1880 are living in Bates Co, MO.
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