Josiah Johnson1

#2070, (29 October 1683 - 15 October 1727)
Relationship5th great-grandfather of William David Lewis
Father*Thomas Johnson (c 1634 - 1719)
Mother*Mary Holt2 (1638 - 1700)

Family

Annis Chandler b. 1689, d. 1792
Children 1.Annis Johnson+11 (1712 - 1792)
 2. Lieut. David Johnson+12 (1715 - 1799)
 3.Mary Johnson+3 (1719 - 1793)
 4.Josiah1 Johnson3 (1722 - 1724)
 5.Isaac Johnson+13 (1724 - c 1790)
 6.Josiah Johnson Jr+14 (1726 - )
Birth*29 October 1683He was born on 29 October 1683 at Andover, Essex Co., MassachusettsG.3,1 
Marriage*19 June 1711He married Annis Chandler, daughter of Thomas Chandler Jr and Mary Peters, on 19 June 1711 at Essex Co., MassachusettsG.4 
between 1712 and 1727He was a carpenter and farmer between 1712 and 1727.5 
May 1725He and Annis Chandler removed to Lancaster, Worcester Co., MassachusettsG, in May 1725.6 
before July 1726He and Annis Chandler were members of the Church of Christ in First Church of Christ, Lancaster, Worcester Co., MassachusettsG.7 
Death*15 October 1727He died on 15 October 1727 at Lancaster (now Harvard), Worcester Co., MassachusettsG, at age 43.8,5 
Inventory12 January 1728His estate was inventoried by Josiah Johnson on 12 January 1728 at Worcester Co., MassachusettsG.9
Probate24 October 1728His estate was placed in administration on 24 October 1728 in Worcester Co., MassachusettsG; d. intestate.10 
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis

Citations

  1. [S277] Ancestry.com Mallett Family Tree, ckohls_1, owner, online \Ancestry.com\. Hereinafter cited as Mallett FT.
  2. [S267] Massachusetts Town Birth Records, 1620–1850, online Ancestry.com, Josiah Johnson; Birth Date: 29 Oct 1683; Birth Place: Andover; Father's First Name: Thomas; Mother's First Name: Mary; Source: Vital Records of Andover.
  3. [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. 229.
  4. [S718] Topsfield Historical Society, compiler, Vital Records of Andover Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849: Volume II Marriages and Deaths (Topsfield, Mass.: Topsfield Historical Society, 1912), p. 200, Josiah Johnson and Annoss Chandler, marr. June 19, 1711, intentions alsp recorded.
  5. [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), p. 17.
  6. [S599] Rev. William W. Johnson, Johnson Genealogy, "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.
  7. [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), p. 278. "July, 3d. [Baptized] Josiah Son of Josiah Johnson he having owned the Covenant & his Wife being a member of Mr Barnard's Church in Andover."
  8. [S1050] Henry S. Nourse, Birth, Marriage and Death Register of Lancaster, Mass., p. 157.
  9. [S599] Rev. William W. Johnson, Johnson Genealogy, pp. 17-18.
  10. [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 inrelation 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.
  11. [S719] Topsfield Historical Society, Vital Records of Andover I, p. 233, as dau., without her given name.
  12. [S719] Topsfield Historical Society, Vital Records of Andover I, p. 226.
  13. [S719] Topsfield Historical Society, Vital Records of Andover I, p. 227.
  14. [S1050] Henry S. Nourse, Birth, Marriage and Death Register of Lancaster, Mass., p. 52.