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Disberry JohnsonAge: 102 years17661869

Name
Disberry Johnson
Given names
Disberry
Surname
Johnson

Disbury Johnson

Name
Disbury Johnson
Given names
Disbury
Surname
Johnson
Birth October 15, 1766 26 23
Shared note: Obituary give birthdate in 1766 but other sources of siblings give the about 1773 date.
Birth of a sisterRachel Johnson
about 1769 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterDeborah Johnson
about 1771 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherJames Johnson
about 1773 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a brotherJohn Johnson
September 1775 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a brotherAndrew William Johnson
May 26, 1776 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a brotherHenry Johnson
February 4, 1777 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a brotherGriffith Johnson
August 11, 1778 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a sisterSarah Ann Johnson
1780 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a sisterMary Johnson
about 1782 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a sisterNancy Johnson
about 1784 (Age 17 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherWilliam Johnson
1785 (Age 18 years)
MarriageJinsy McGeeView this family
1796 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#1
Henry Isaac Johnson
December 31, 1804 (Age 38 years)

Birth of a daughter
#2
Mary Johnson
October 8, 1808 (Age 41 years)
Death of a wifeJinsy McGee
about 1812 (Age 45 years)
Death of a motherCatherine Demoss
1815 (Age 48 years)
Marriage of a parentJames JohnsonJemina GriffinView this family
August 22, 1816 (Age 49 years)
Land Tax
County Land
1816 (Age 49 years)
Note: Entry
MarriageMary WoodView this family
June 29, 1817 (Age 50 years)
Land Tax
County Land
1817 (Age 50 years)
Note: Entry
Birth of a daughter
#3
Eliza Jane Johnson
about 1818 (Age 51 years)

Birth of a daughter
#4
Almeda Johnson
March 19, 1818 (Age 51 years)
Land Tax
County Land
1819 (Age 52 years)
Note: 59 Acres
Marriage of a parentJames JohnsonEleanor MowderView this family
March 29, 1820 (Age 53 years)
Residence
Moved from Harrison Co, Ohio to Crawford Co, Ohio
October 1821 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a son
#5
Vincent B. Johnson
about 1825 (Age 58 years)

Marriage of a childHenry Isaac JohnsonOlive StawView this family
June 15, 1826 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a son
#6
Alexander M. Johnson
September 17, 1826 (Age 59 years)

Birth of a daughter
#7
Hannah Johnson
March 18, 1828 (Age 61 years)
Marriage of a childNelson McCallisterMary JohnsonView this family
May 6, 1829 (Age 62 years)
Court
Justice of the Peace
1833 (Age 66 years)
Note: From History of Crawford Co, OH 1912
Marriage of a childAlexander M. JohnsonMary BeeboutView this family
November 24, 1836 (Age 70 years)
Marriage of a childBenjamin WardenAlmeda JohnsonView this family
October 19, 1837 (Age 71 years)
Marriage of a childAndrew ReedEliza Jane JohnsonView this family
June 30, 1842 (Age 75 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam Roe Van VoorhisAlmeda JohnsonView this family
June 30, 1842 (Age 75 years)
Death of a daughterEliza Jane Johnson
June 30, 1842 (Age 75 years)

Marriage of a childSamuel L. McCoySarah JohnsonView this family
February 4, 1844 (Age 77 years)
Death of a fatherJames Johnson
1849 (Age 82 years)
Marriage of a childGeorge SmithHannah JohnsonView this family
March 30, 1850 (Age 83 years)
Census
Farmer with $1800 Real Estate Value
August 23, 1850 (Age 83 years)
Note: Household #840
Death of a brotherJohn Johnson
before 1851 (Age 84 years)
Death of a brotherHenry Johnson
after 1852 (Age 85 years)
Death of a brotherAndrew William Johnson
January 17, 1855 (Age 88 years)
Death of a sisterSarah Ann Johnson
1856 (Age 89 years)
Death of a brotherGriffith Johnson
July 19, 1861 (Age 94 years)
Court
Justice of Peace

Note: married persons
Death July 28, 1869 (Age 102 years)
Burial
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about 1764Virginia
3 years
himself
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
John Johnson
Birth: September 1775 35 32Westmoreland Co, PA
Death: before 1851Monroe Co, OH
9 months
younger brother
Andrew William Johnson
Birth: May 26, 1776 36 32Westmoreland Co, PA
Death: January 17, 1855Short Creek Twp, Harrison Co, OH
8 months
younger brother
Henry Johnson
Birth: February 4, 1777 37 33Westmoreland Co, PA
Death: after 1852Antioch, Monroe Co, OH
18 months
younger brother
2 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
Father’s family with Ann McMillian - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: about 1758
half-brother
half-brother
half-brother
Father’s family with Eleanor Mowder - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: March 29, 1820Harrison Co, Ohio
Father’s family with Jemina Griffin - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: August 22, 1816Harrison Co, Ohio
Family with Mary Wood - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: June 29, 1817Harrison Co, Ohio
18 months
daughter
3 months
daughter
8 years
son
21 months
son
18 months
daughter
Family with Jinsy McGee - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: 1796Wellsburg, Brooke Co, VA (now WV)
9 years
son
4 years
daughter
daughter
George Cooper + Mary Wood - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: September 1, 1803Jefferson Co. OH
16 months
step-daughter
3 years
step-son

Birth

Obituary give birthdate in 1766 but other sources of siblings give the about 1773 date.

Land Tax

Entry 59 Range 5 Township 9 Section 4 $1.32-3/4 Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J9ST-5PK : accessed 18 September 2015), Disberry Johnson, 1816; citing Cadiz Township, Harrison, Ohio, p. , Historical Society Library, Columbus; FHL microfilm 506,599. familysearch.org Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850 Digital Folder Number «tab»4021630 Image Number «tab»00015 GS Film number «tab»506599

Marriage

re: www.straw.ws/joa/pub/16317.htm Historic collections of Harrison county, Ohio p 270 Early Marriages Married by William Stemmons, J.P.

Land Tax

Entry 59 - 5 9 4 - - 1 32 15 59 (area?) Range 5 Town 9 Section 4 $1.32

Land Tax

59 Acres Range 5 Township 9 Section 4 $1.03-1/4

Court

From History of Crawford Co, OH 1912

Census

Household #840 Disberry Johnson age 76 Mary Johnson age 65 Maria Reed age 8 Vincent B Johnson age 25

Living next to William VanVoorhis (household #841) according to the census visitation In the William Van Voorhis household are two Wood children - Nathan and Benjamin, 12 and 10 years old respectively (Disberry's wife's maiden name is Wood before marrying George Cooper Note: household #842 is the home of son Alex Johnson age 43 Farmer and household $844 is that of Henry and Olive Johnson

Court

married persons Adams and Brock Jan 1820 by Desberry Johnson, esq Bostiok and C?? Oct 1827 by Desberry Johnson J.P. Bradiburgh and Turner May 1818 by Desberry Johnson J.P. .. and more

Shared note

From Biography of Nathan Cooper " Edward Coopers father (George) died. leaving a widow (Mary Wood Cooper) and six small children: she married one Disbury Johnson, who was himself a widower with all equal number of children, as his second wife: by this union six other children were born in all, eighteen children in one family. Thus came the above-mentioned family to this vicinity. The said Johnson, with the six Cooper and eleven of his own children (his eldest daughter having married. did not come), set out for Crawford Co. with a four-horse team, driving some cattle and hogs; and, of all the herd, an old sow was complimented as being the best leader through the woods, consequently, she was assigned the duty of carrying the bell. They arrived where Galion is now located on Oct. 15, 1821. Johnson died at Galion, some time ago, in his 104th year."

The only Disberry Johnston or Johnson in PA or OH in 1820 is as below Series M33 Roll 93 Page 20 Ohio - Harrison County - Cadiz Twp - 1820

Desberry Johnston 2 3 - - - 1 3 3 - 1 - // 2 - - - 13 Meaning: Eleven Children 2 Males <10 years old 2 Unknown males 3 males 10-16 Edward Cooper 10 years, Henry Isacc 16 years, 1 unknown male 1 male >45 Disberry ~ 50 years 3 females < 10 Amelda 2 years, Eliza Jane 2 years 3 female 10-16 Mary 12 years, Elizabeth 16 years - 1 unknown female 1 female 26-45 Mary (Wood) ~ 35 years

"Death of one of the oldest pioneers of Crawford County"

"Desbery Johnson was born Oct. 15 1766, and died in Galion, Crawford County, Ohio, Wednesday July 28, 1869, aged one hundred and two years, nine months and thirteen days. Of his birth place little is known. His father, James Johnson, moved from Virginia to Pennsylvania about the year 1762. Here, Desbery and his twin brother Griffith were born. Soon the Indians began to ravage the country, and James, with his wife and three children were compelled to retrace their steps over the hills of Pennsylvania to Virginia for safety, carrying the three children on their back. After serving an apprenticeship in Charleston, Va, Desbery, at the age of twenty two, left his native home for Kentucky's wilds, remained in Kentucky four years, then came to Charleston, on the Ohio River. He was married at the age of thirty to Jinsy McGee. From Charleston he moved to Harrison Co., Ohio. Here his wife died. He was married again in 1817 to Mary Cooper, his present widow, whose age is eighty-three years. In 1821 he moved to this county one year after the County was organized. Following an Indian trail from Mansfield to Galion, which then numbered two houses, he entered one hundred and sixty acres of land in Polk Township, where he remained forty-five years, was elected Justice of the Peace, which office he filled for several years and was highly honored for his impartial judgment and decisions. His family consisted of fourteen children, eight girls and six boys, and his grandchildren number ninety-two. the number of great grandchildren cannot be ascertained correctly at this date, but the probable number exceeds on hundred and fifty, three great great grand-children are living in this County, one of whom attended his funeral, representing the fourth generation.

"Among the incidents of his early life of which he loved to rehearse was that of seeing tropps mustered for Washington's army, and of his two brothers Henry and John, escaping from the Indians after being prisoners, the circumstances of which are these. The two boys being some distance from home one evening, observed two men approaching whom they supposed were their friends but proved to be Indians. They were captured and conveyed through the woods about fourteen miles. The youngest of the boys, John, was greatly alarmed, being only eleven years old, but was encouraged by his brother telling him of the fine times they would have with the Indians, hunting and fishing; in the meantime he was breaking down small saplings which was amusement for the Indians, to serve as a guide to their home if released. They camped on the bank of a small stream. John was closely secured, but Henry was such a good Indian, they thought it useless to secure him. After all was quiet, and the Indians asleep, Henry arose, released John, and placed a gun in his hands and bade him fire at one, as he raised a tomahawk to dispatch the other. This done, they shouldered the gun and started home, guided by the broken saplings.

"His father (James Johnson) was a prisoner with the Indians three years and was released after the treaty of Virginia. After his release he was met by the son at Cincinatti O., after an absence of twenty years. At the age of twenty-six he became of member of the Presbyterian Church, with which he stood identified until his death, a period of seventy-six years"

From "History of Northwest Ohio, 1917" p388 "Disberry Johnson was one of the noted pioneers of the county: His arrival greatly swelled the population. His wife had died, leaving him a widower with six children, and he prudently married a widow with six children, in order to avoid family controversy. By this marriage there were an even half-dozen more little Johnsons. When Johnson decided to move to Crawford County, one of his daughters had already married, and there were nineteen in the cavalcade which reached here in 1819. He served as justice of the peace for many years, and died in 1868, at the advanced age of 104, leaving many descendants all over the country. "