Leander Johnson1

#1989, (8 May 1806 - September 1859)
RelationshipGreat-granduncle of William David Lewis
Father*Rufus Johnson1 (1779 - 1842)
Mother*Ruth Phillips1 (1779 - 1842)


Susan Hart b. c 1804
Birth*8 May 1806He was born on 8 May 1806 at Sempronius, Cayuga Co., New YorkG.1 
1810He appeared on the census of 1810 in the household of Rufus Johnson and Ruth Phillips at Sempronius, Cayuga Co., New YorkG; (neis. Vespasion Phillips and Samuel Phillips, David Johnson.)2
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 YorkG; (nei. Samuel Phillips.)3
circa 1822He removed with Rufus Johnson and Ruth Phillips to Farmersville, Posey Co., IndianaG, circa 1822, where Ruth's brother Elisha, his wife and many of his wife's family had settled in 1818–1819.4,5,6,1 
Marriage*19 October 1828He married Susan Hart on 19 October 1828 at Posey Co., IndianaG.7,8 
21 August 1850He and Susan Hart appeared on the census of 21 August 1850 at Black Twp., Posey Co., IndianaG; (nei. Wm. Hart (44), wood chopper, b. VA.)9 
Death*September 1859He died in September 1859 at Bowling Green, Kentucky, at age 53.8,10,11 


  1. [S261] Rev. William W. Johnson, compiler, Records of the Descendants of David Johnson of Leominster (Milwaukee: Godfrey & Crandall, 1876), p 9. Hereinafter cited as David Johnson of Leominster.
  2. [S238] 1810 U.S. Federal Census. M (26-45) [Rufus], F (26-45) [Ruth]; 3m (<10) [Doctor, Leander, Demetrius].
  3. [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.
  4. [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..."
  5. [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).
  6. [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."
  7. [S463] [Unknown author], Posey County Indiana Marriage Records I, 1815 1831, handwritten pages (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date)., Leander Johnson & Susana Hart; October 13th 1828 [license]; Samuel Phillips Esq; October 19th 1828. p. 107, no. 680; img 434.
  8. [S261] Rev. William W. Johnson, David Johnson of Leominster, p 24.
  9. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. Leander (44), wood chopper, b. NY; Susan (46), b. VA.
  10. [S450] Ancestry.com, Kentucky Death Records 1852-1953/1965, original data Kentucky Birth, Marriage and Death Records 1852-1953, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky, Muhlenberg Co., 1859, img. 1/3, line 10; Leander Johnson, age 52, farmer, widow, d. of pneumonia 1 Dec 1582; no parents, place of birth or residence given.
  11. [S599] Rev. William W. Johnson, Johnson Genealogy, 29.