Demetrius Johnson1

#1942, (11 March 1808 - 7 April 1886)
RelationshipGreat-grandfather of William David Lewis
Father*Rufus Johnson2 (1779 - 1842)
Mother*Ruth Phillips3 (1779 - 1842)

Family

Martha Peale Duckworth b. 1810, d. 1886
Children 1.Maria Johnson23 (1829 - 1848)
 2.Marinda L Johnson1 (1833 - 1908)
 3.Matilda Caroline Johnson+1 (1835 - 1863)
 4.Marcus L Johnson+1 (c 1838 - 1863)
 5. Jane Ann Johnson+1 (1841 - 1923)
 6.Ruth E. Johnson+1 (1850 - )
Poss. dau. Martha, m. Duckworth, nei. in 1850 census. 
Birth*11 March 1808He was born on 11 March 1808 at Sempronius, Cayuga Co., New YorkB.1 
1810He appeared on the census of 1810 in the household of Rufus Johnson and Ruth Phillips at Sempronius, Cayuga Co., New YorkB; neis. Vespasion Phillips and Samuel Phillips, David Johnson.4
7 August 1820He appeared on the census of 7 August 1820 in the household of Rufus Johnson and Ruth Phillips at Sempronius, Cayuga Co., New YorkB; nei. Samuel Phillips.5
circa 1822He removed with Rufus Johnson and Ruth Phillips to Farmersville, Posey Co., IndianaB, circa 1822, where Ruth's brother Elisha, his wife and many of his wife's family had settled in 1818–1819.6,7,8,9 
Marriage*19 June 1827He married Martha Peale Duckworth, daughter of John Duckworth and Jenette T McClure, on 19 June 1827 at Black Twp., Posey Co., IndianaB.10,11 
1830He and Martha Peale Duckworth appeared on the census of 1830 at Black Twp., Posey Co., IndianaB; neis. Burlison, Alldredge, Nester, Nisley, Phillips, Welborn.12 
20 March 1837Demetrius Johnson acquired real estate at Posey Co., IndianaB, on 20 March 1837 (approx. 80 acres.)13
1840He and Martha Peale Duckworth appeared on the census of 1840 at Robinson Twp., Posey Co., IndianaB.14 
23 August 1850He and Martha Peale Duckworth appeared on the census of 23 August 1850 at Black Twp., Posey Co., IndianaB; nei. John M and Martha D Duckwroth, fam. 572.1
say 1855He and Martha Peale Duckworth removed to IllinoisB say 1855.15 
25 July 1860He and Martha Peale Duckworth owned a farm of 190 acres, 70 acres improved. They had 3 horses, 2 cows and 8 sheep among their livestock. Their crops were wheat and Indian corn. In Twp. 6 S Range 4 E, Franklin Co., IllinoisB, on 25 July 1860.16 
25 July 1860He and Martha Peale Duckworth appeared on the census of 25 July 1860 at Twp. 6 S Range 4 E, Franklin Co., IllinoisB; neis. Marcus and Sarah Johnson, Waller's; Hondorus and Hannah Johnson, fam 298.17
between 15 June 1860 and 17 December 1867He was appointed Post Master for the Akin post office and served between 15 June 1860 and 17 December 1867 at Franklin Co., IllinoisB.18,19 
6 June 1870He and Martha Peale Duckworth appeared on the census of 6 June 1870 at Franklin Co., IllinoisB; neis. John and Jane Reed fam 91; also Zem, age 2, poss. ch. of Ruth.20
30 June 1880He and Martha Peale Duckworth appeared on the census of 30 June 1880 at Eastern Twp., Franklin Co., IllinoisB; neis. Marinda L Brady, Henry Winemiller.21 
Death*7 April 1886He died on 7 April 1886 at Akin, Eastern Twp., Franklin Co., IllinoisB, at age 78.22
Burial*10 April 1886He was buried on 10 April 1886 at Brady Cemetery, Akin, Eastern Twp., Franklin Co., IllinoisB.22 
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis

Citations

  1. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. Demetrius (42), farmer, b. NY; Martha P (39), b. KY.
  2. [S261] Rev. William W. Johnson, compiler, Records of the Descendants of David Johnson of Leominster (Milwaukee: Godfrey & Crandall, 1876), p 9; Franklin Cty was formed in June 11 from part of Hampshire Cty. Hereinafter cited as David Johnson of Leominster.
  3. [S263] Ruth Phillips Genealogy, online boards.ancestry.com.
  4. [S238] 1810 U.S. Federal Census. M (26-45) [Rufus], F (26-45) [Ruth]; 3m (<10) [Doctor, Leander, Demetrius].
  5. [S115] 1820 U.S. Federal Census. Enumeration date August 7, 1820. Rufus Johnson (26-44); F (26-44) [Ruth]; m (16-18 [Doctor Franklin, 2 m (10-15) [Demetrius, Leander] 2 m (<10) [Elhanan, Hondorus]; Number of Persons Engaged in Agriculture: 4.
  6. [S599] Rev. William W. Johnson, compiler, Johnson Genealogy: Records of the Descendants of John Johnson of Ipswich and Andover, Mass. 1695 - 1892 (North Greenfield, Wisconsin: self-published, 1892), 29, "From Olean Point they sailed down the Alleghany and Ohio rivers on a flat boat to Posey Co., Ind., where they settled in Black township..."
  7. [S737] History of Posey County (Goodspeed) (Chicago: The Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1886), p. 410-11. The Johnsons settled on 250 acres at "the Corners" with neighbors Samuel Black, Elisha Ellis, Anson Andrews and Samuel Phillips (prob. bro. of Ruth).
  8. [S46] John C. Leffel, History of Posey County (Leffel) (Chicago IL: Standard Publishing Company, 1913), p. 385, entry for Pitts Johnson. "The founder of the [Johnson] family in Posey county was Rufus Johnson...who brought his family here in 1822." and p. 116 "Farmersville marks one of the oldest settlements on Posey County. The first settlers were Samuel Black, Anson Andrews, Rufus Johnson, Elisha Ellis and Samuel Phillips."
  9. [S261] Rev. William W. Johnson, David Johnson of Leominster, p 9.
  10. [S463] [Unknown author], Posey County Indiana Marriage Records I, 1815 1831, handwritten pages (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date)., p. 92, no. 587 (img 374). "Demetus Johnson & Patsy Duckworth; May 30th 1827 [license]; William Moffets Esq; June 19th 1827."
  11. [S198] Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 [database], Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research and Works Progress Administration, compilers, online Ancestry.com, Patsey Duckworth and Demetus Johnson; m.19 Jun 1827, PoseyCo.
  12. [S116] 1830 U.S. Federal Census. Demetrius (20-29), F (15-19) [Martha]; f (<5) [Maria].
  13. [S658] U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records, online http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx, State Volume patents, cert. no. 8869, vol. 18, p. 303. Twp. 6 S Rng. 13 W. Section 18, NE ¼ of SW ¼ and SE ¼ of NW ¼; altogether 80 acres (filed as 87.85 acres) (copy dated 30 Mar 1877).
  14. [S54] 1840 U.S. Federal Census. Demetrius (30-39); F (20-29) [Martha]; m (<5) [Marcus]; f (10-14) [Maria], f (5-9) [Marinda], f (<5) [Matilda].
  15. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census. in Franklin Co. IL.
  16. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census. Sch. 4, p. 15, Production of Agriculture; D. Johnson, 70 impr. acres, 120 unimpr. ascres, cash value of farm $1,240; 3 horse, 2 milch cows, 8 sheep; crop wheat and Indian corn.
  17. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census. Demetrius (52), farmer, real estate value $4200, b. NY; Martha P (49), b. KY.
  18. [S994] Record of Appointment of Postmasters 1832 - September 30, 1971, online Ancestry.com, Illinois, Dupage to Johnson, Franklin Co., p. 128, Akin; Demetrius appointed 15 Jun 1860, served to 17 Dec 1867; img 163/597.
  19. [S995] J. Disturnell, editor, Post-Office Directory for 1866 (New York: The American News Company, 1866), p. 2, Akin, Faranklin Co., IL, Postmaster D. Johnson (current as of 1 Oct 1865).
  20. [S18] 1870 U.S. Federal Census. Demetrius (63), farmer, b. NY; Martha P (59), b. KY.
  21. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census. Demetrius (72), farming, b. NY, parents b. MA; Martha P (69), keeping house, b. KY, parents b. NC.
  22. [S1373] Ancestry.com St John/Jones/Duckworth Family Tree, lhstjohn1, owner, online http://connect.ancestry.com/Profile/…, with note: "Interred in the Brady Cemetery; no FindAGrave memorial has yet been created (Source: public member family trees)." There are many family trees on Ancestry.com with images of the very large memoial.
  23. [S261] Rev. William W. Johnson, David Johnson of Leominster, p 24.