Lieut. David Johnson1

#2058, (20 August 1715 - 10 November 1799)
Relationship4th great-grandfather of William David Lewis
Father*Josiah Johnson1 (1683 - 1727)
Mother*Annis Chandler1 (1689 - 1792)
Systematic History Fund, Vital Records of Leominster, Massachusetts

Family 1

Mary Warner b. 1716, d. a 1758
Children 1.Lucy Johnson+26 (1739 - 1833)
 2.David1 Johnson26 (1741 - 1743)
 3.Elizabeth Johnson+26 (1743/44 - a 1800)
 4. Lieut. Josiah Johnson+26 (1746 - 1827)
 5.Mary Johnson26 (1748 - 1790)
 6.Annis Johnson+26 (1750 - 1777)
 7.Capt. Luke Johnson+26 (1755 - 1828)
 8.David Johnson Jr+26 (1758 - 1840)

Family 2

Lucy _____ b. c 1719, d. 1795
Birth*20 August 1715He was born on 20 August 1715 at Andover, Essex Co., MassachusettsG.1 
May 1725He removed with Josiah Johnson and Annis Chandler to Lancaster, Worcester Co., MassachusettsG, in May 1725.2 
Probate24 October 1728He was listed as a beneficiary in Josiah Johnson's will on 24 October 1728 at Worcester Co., MassachusettsG, "the real estate aforesaid (save what is therein set off to Annes Robbins for her Dower) so order'd and assigned unto deceased's eldest son, David Johnson his heirs and assigns forever."; d. intestate.3 
Marriage*22 February 1738/39He married Mary Warner, daughter of John Warner Jr. and Rebecca _____, on 22 February 1738/39 at Worcester Co., MassachusettsG.4,5 
24 March 1747He was chosen as one of two fence viewers on 24 March 1747 at Leominster, Massachusetts.6 
6 March 1749He was chosen constable for "ye south side the river" and Sealer of Leather on 6 March 1749 at Massachusetts.7 
5 March 1750He was chosen as Sealer of Leather on 5 March 1750 at Massachusetts.8 
4 March 1751He was chosen tythingman on 4 March 1751 at Massachusetts.9 
2 March 1752He was chosen as one of five selectmen on 2 March 1752 at Massachusetts.10 
4 March 1753He was chosen tythingman on 4 March 1753 at Massachusetts.11 
3 March 1755He was chosen as Sealer of Leather, and allowed "18s old tenor for taking care of the meeting house part of the last year" on 3 March 1755 at Massachusetts.12 
1 March 1756He was chosen tythingman and as Sealer of Leather on 1 March 1756 at Massachusetts.13 
Marriage*after 8 April 1758He married Lucy _____ after 8 April 1758.14 
23 May 1758He was, at a Town Meeting, chosen, with two others, "a comitte to provide preaching till others were chose in there name." on 23 May 1758 at Massachusetts.15 
5 March 1759He was chosen Surveyor of Highways on 5 March 1759 at Massachusetts.16 
1 March 1762He was chosen as Sealer of Leather on 1 March 1762 at Massachusetts.17 
5 March 1764He was chosen as Town Treasurer "sworn as the law directs." on 5 March 1764 at Massachusetts.18 
4 March 1765He was chosen as Sealer of Leather on 4 March 1765 at Massachusetts.19 
22 May 1765He was accounted £7-14s-0d for keeping Dorrothy Boal on 22 May 1765 at Massachusetts.20 
3 March 1766He participated in the Town Meeing vote "to oppose the Stamp Act and record the address to Boston.", Massachusetts on 3 March 1766; the Town Meeing vote "to oppose the Stamp Act and record the address to Boston." This was the 21st motion voted on. The 20th concerned a road from "from Caleb Sawyer's to Fitchburg." The 22nd and final motion passed, "to let the swine run at large this year."21 
3 March 1766He was chosen tythingman and as Sealer of Leather on 3 March 1766 at Massachusetts.22 
Marriage*5 November 1796He married Prudence Divoll on 5 November 1796 at Leominster, Worcester Co., MassachusettsG.23
30 July 1798He left a will on 30 July 1798 at Worcester Co., MassachusettsG.24 
Death*10 November 1799He died on 10 November 1799 at Massachusetts at age 84.25 
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis

Citations

  1. [S719] Topsfield Historical Society, compiler, Vital Records of Andover Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849: Volume I Births (Topsfield, Mass.: Topsfield Historical Society, 1912), p. 226.
  2. [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), "In May 1725, they removed to Lancaster and settled in that part of the town which afterwards became Harvard, where he died Oct. 15, 1727." p. 17.
  3. [S599] Rev. William W. Johnson, Johnson Genealogy, pp. 17-18:
    The following is a copy, verbatim et literatim, from the Probate Records of Middlesex Co., Mass., of the inventory of Josiah Johnson's estate.
    "The inventory of the estate of Josiah Johnson, late of Lancaster deceased intestate, taken by us the subscribers, January 12, 1728.
    THE REAL ESTATE.
    The Homestead containing about one hundred and forty acres with the Buildings, 578£ 0s
    To Twenty acres of out land on the west side of ye River, 10£
    To Twenty-four acres lying at the Brook Medow, 12£ 0
    PERSONAL ESTATE.
    To one White Hors, 6£ 0s
    To one Brown Hors, 8£ 0s
    To one Dun Hors, 10£ 0s
    To two paier of oxen, one paier at 12£, ye other 10£, 22£ 0s
    To one paier of steers, 9£ 0s
    To 3 cowes, on at 3£ 10s, ye other 4£ each, 11£ 10s
    To three yong heffers at 3£ 0s
    To eight sheep, 2£ 8s
    To four swine, 2£ 0s
    To wareing apparril, 8£ 12s
    To the best Bed and furniture, 13£ 5s
    To the second Bed, 8£ 0s
    To the third Bed, 3£ 0s
    To Chars and Lumber, 3£ 6s
    To Hors Furniture, 2£ 0s
    To fire arm and Sword, 4£ 0s
    To Puter, Iron and Brass, 5£ 8s
    To Cart and Chans and Utensels for Husbandry, 12£ 10s
    To meet Corn an Cyder, 11£ 10s
    Flax and Wool, 1£ 0s
    The Sum total, 746£ 9s"
    John Willard, Hezekiah Willard, John Wright, Apprizers.
    Sworn before Jas. Houghton.Midi.ss. Cambridge, Oct. 24, 1728.
    Anness Johnson Administratrix on ye estate of ye dec'd within named exhibited ye within written Inventory on Oath.
    Jona. Remington, Jd. Prob.

    In the following July the same appraisers made a division of his Real Estate and gave a description of it by lots and bounds and the following entry was made in the Probate Records in relation thereto.
    "At a Court of Probate holden at Camb'e in the County of Middlesex by the Hon'ble Jonathan Remington, Esq., Judge, on the 31st day of July A.D. 1738, the foregoing apprizement and distribution of the real estate of Josiah Johnson, late of Harvard in the County of Worcester, Deceased Intestate, is accepted and the real estate aforesaid (save what is therein set off to Annes Robbins for her Dower) so order'd and assigned unto deceased's eldest son, David Johnson his heirs and assigns forever: He the said David or his assignee Joseph Temple paying as is hereinafter mentioned.
    Accordingly the said David is ordered to pay the charges of this settlement amounting, (in one way and another) to £21-8-0 and to pay to the other children of the said Intestate, viz. Annes, Mary, Isaac, and Josiah, each the sum of twenty-nine pounds and eight pence (with lawful interest from the first day of May last) the said Annes and Mary's shares to be paid them in one year from the date of these presents, and the said Isaac and Josiah's shares to be paid them on or before the 31st day of July in the year 1740."
    S. Danfobth, Reg'r.
  4. [S1050] Henry S. Nourse, editor, Birth, Marriage and Death Register, Church Records and Epitaphs of Lancaster, Massachusetts 1643–1850 (Clinton, Mass.: W. J. Coulter, 1890), Lancaster I:27 "David Johnson and Mary Warner February ye 22 1738-9."
  5. [S599] Rev. William W. Johnson, Johnson Genealogy, p. 19, "he married Feb. 22, 1738, Mary, dau. of John Warner," but in the earlier (1876) edition "married about the year 1738 Mary Peters."
  6. [S956] A Copy of the First Volume of the Records of the Town of Leominster; (Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute, 1992), img 19/283. Hereinafter cited as Records of Leominster 1740–1779 (copy of 1854).
  7. [S956] Records of Leominster 1740–1779 (copy of 1854);, img 21/283, p. 37.
  8. [S956] Records of Leominster 1740–1779 (copy of 1854);, img 23/283, p. 40.
  9. [S956] Records of Leominster 1740–1779 (copy of 1854);, img 24/283, p. 43.
  10. [S956] Records of Leominster 1740–1779 (copy of 1854);, img 25/283, p. 44.
  11. [S956] Records of Leominster 1740–1779 (copy of 1854);, img 26/283, p. 47.
  12. [S956] Records of Leominster 1740–1779 (copy of 1854);, img 32/283, p. 58.
  13. [S956] Records of Leominster 1740–1779 (copy of 1854);, img 35/283, p. 65.
  14. [S599] Rev. William W. Johnson, Johnson Genealogy, p. 19–20; after b. of David's youngest son, David, Jr. The 1876 edition has a note for Lucy, "prob. Peters."
  15. [S956] Records of Leominster 1740–1779 (copy of 1854);, img 41/283, p.77, "at a Town Meeting, chosen, with two others, "a comitte to provide preaching till others were chose in there name." The former preacher, Mr. John Rogers, was by vote "dismist...from his pastoral office" in January, 1758. The daughter of Rev. Rogers, Sarah Bowers. married Luke, son of David Johnson, in 1789.
  16. [S956] Records of Leominster 1740–1779 (copy of 1854);, img 42/283, p.79.
  17. [S956] Records of Leominster 1740–1779 (copy of 1854);, img 56/283, p. 103.
  18. [S956] Records of Leominster 1740–1779 (copy of 1854);, img 59/283, p. 113.
  19. [S956] Records of Leominster 1740–1779 (copy of 1854);, img 64/283, p. 122.
  20. [S956] Records of Leominster 1740–1779 (copy of 1854);, img 65/283, p. 125.
  21. [S956] Records of Leominster 1740–1779 (copy of 1854);, img 69/283, p. 132.
  22. [S956] Records of Leominster 1740–1779 (copy of 1854);, img 68/283, p. 130.
  23. [S955] Systematic History Fund, compiler, Vital Records of Leominster, Massachusetts, To the end of the year 1849 (Worcester, Massachusetts: Franklin P. Rice, 1911), 220, "Lt. David and Prudence Divol, int. Nov.5, 1796."
  24. [S599] Rev. William W. Johnson, Johnson Genealogy, 20-21: "David Johnson's will, copied from the probate records of Worcester Co., Mass., is as follows:"
    Know all men, by these presents, that I, David Johnson, of Leominster, in the County of Worcester and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Gentlemen, being of sound mind, but far advanced in life,do make and establish this to be my last will and testament.
    Firstly— I will order and bequeath that at my decease, all my just debts, and the expense of a Christian burial for me, and the expense of settling my estate, be paid out of my estate by my executor hereinafter named and appointed by me.
    Secondly— To my wife, Prudence, that she receive out of my estate whatever may be due to her agreeable to the marriage contract made by me with her bearing date the eighth day of February, in the year of our Lord seventeen hundred and ninety-seven, and also a smal ironpot, a bread trough, a sieve, a pint beaker, a tin skimmer, a salt cellar, an iron skillet, a wooden bowl, a chopping knife, two large earthen pots, three milk pans, a foot wheel, a loom and tackling, a maple table leaf, a pair of bellows, and a sugar box, and all my provision, meaning grain, meal, meat, cyder same, etc., of which I shall die possessed.
    Thirdly—To my son Josiah Johnson, two suits of my best wearing apparel, including two of my best hats, three pair of my best stockings, of which I may die possessed, and a gun, and one-third part of my augurs, chisels, gouges, shoemaker's tools, and hand saws; and one-fifth part of the remainder of my estate of which I have not herein otherways disposed.
    Fourthly—To my son Luke, three chairs, three iron pitchforks, one dung fork, two iron hay hooks, two hutt rings, and two wedges, one horse collar and tram, a grain fan, one iron bar, and one-third part of my augurs, chisels, gouges, shoemaker's tools, and hand saws.
    Fifthly—To my son David Johnson, one of my best feather beds, one blue bed quilt, one woolen sheet, one pillow, one tow sheet, my ivory headed cane, one-third part of my augers, chisels, gouges, shoemakers' tools and hand saws, and one-fifth part, of the remainder of my estate of which I have not herein otherways disposed.
    Sixthly—To my daughter Lucy, now the wife of Henry Sweetser, one pewter platter, three pewter plates, one toasting iron, one third part of my beds and bedding of which I have not herein otherways disposed; and one-fifth part of the remainder of my estate of which I have not herein otherways disposed.
    Seventhly—To my Daughter Elizabeth—now the wife of Samuel Evans, one pewter platter,three pewter plates, one-third part of my beds and bedding of which I have not herein otherways disposed; and one-fifth part of the remainder of my estate of which I have not herein otherways disposed.
    Eighthly—To my grand-daughter Annice, now the wife of Nathaniel Low, Jr., one pewter platter, three pewter plates, one third part of my beds and bedding of which I have not herein otherways disposed, and one-fifth part of the remainder of my estate of which Ihave not herein otherways disposed.
    Ninthly—To my daughter Lucy and Elizabeth aforesaid, and my said grand-daughter Annice, one brass kettle, one iron pot, two dish kettles, one small spider, one fire shovel, one pair of tongs, one pair of large Andirons, one iron crane and hooks belonging to the same, and three chests, to be equally divided among them.
    And Tenthly—I hereby appoint as the Executor of this my last Will and Testament, Asa Jonson of said Leominster, Gentleman, to execute this Instrument in the most prudent and discreet manner he is able, an to receive a reasonable compensation out of my estate for the same.
    Hereby ratifying this to be my last Will and Testament, and no other Will orWills whatever. In witness of which I have hereunto set my hand and seal this thirtieth day of July in the year of our Lord seventeen hundred and ninety-eight. Signed, Sealed, Published and Pronounced in the presence of
    Rebecca Johnson. DAVIDJOHNSON. [Seal.]
    Thomas Lincoln.
    Oliver Vose.
  25. [S955] Systematic History Fund, Vital Records of Leominster, 326, age 84, of consumption, citing Congregational Church record.
  26. [S599] Rev. William W. Johnson, Johnson Genealogy, p. 20.