Martha Taylor Johnson1,2

#1994, (4 March 1830 - 16 October 1905)
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of William David Lewis
Father*Doctor Franklin Johnson1 (1804 - 1885)
Mother*Dorcas Duckworth1 (1810 - 1879)


John McFaddin Duckworth b. c 1829, d. 1887
Children 1.Miles Duckworth14 (1850 - 1851)
 2.Catherine Duckworth14 (1852 - )
 3.Dorcas Duckworth14 (1854 - )
 4.Mark Duckworth14 (1856 - 1870)
 5.Isabella Duckworth14 (c 1860 - )
 6.Nathan Duckworth+14 (1861 - )
 7.Herbert Duckworth14 (1866 - 1868)
 8.Grace Duckworth14 (1866 - )
Martha Taylor Johnson Duckworth
Birth: Mar. 4, 1830, Farmersville, Posey County, Indiana, USA
Death: Oct. 16, 1905, Springerton, White County, Illinois, USA

Martha Taylor Johnson was the daughter of D.F. and Dorcus (Duckworth) Johnson of Black Township, Posey County, Indiana. Martha was born on March 4, 1830 on the family farm. She had eleven brothers and sisters: Abilena, Mary "Polly" R., Hannah H., Isabel, Flora Ann, Nathan H., Marcia, Laura, Seth, Pitts, Frederick Pleman. Just under twenty years of age, Martha married John McFaddin Duckworth on January 24, 1850. John was born in Posey County, Indiana about 1829. The U S Census of 1850 reveals that John had established a farm in Black Township and was twenty-one years of age. Martha D. (it should have been a "T" for Taylor, her middle name) was twenty. By 1860 they were still farming in Black Township. John was head of the household and the farm had real estate valued at $600 and personal estate of $300. Living at home were Martha T. (30), Catherine (8), Dorcus (6), Mark (3) and Isabelle (1). Farming next door were my great grandparents David and Margaret (Duckworth) Jones. Margaret was Martha's aunt. By 1870 the family was still farming in Black Township. John was forty-two, Martha was forty-one and five children were living at home: Dorcus (16), Mark (13), Isabelle (10) Nathan (9) and Grace (3). Their eldest child Catherine had married and no longer living on the farm. By 1880 John and Martha with two of their children (Nathan and Grace) were living in the Enfield Township, White County, Illinois where John had established a farm. It is interesting to note that three more sons have been mentioned as children of Martha and John: Miles (b 1850, d 1851); Arthur (b 1862, d ?) and Herbert (b 1866, d 1868). However, these three children have been difficult to verify as they have not been included in any U S census reports. The 1900 census records that Martha, now a widow, was living in Springerton, Mill Shoals Township, White County, Illinois. Her daughter Grace (who had married a man named Ward and now a widow) and Martha's grandaughter Ora Duckworth were living with her. Martha passed away on October 16, 1905 in Springerton. Her interment site is most likely in or near Springerton, but has not been identified.

Family links:
Frank Johnson (1804 - 1885)
Dorcas Johnson (1810 - 1879)

John McFaddin Duckworth (1829 - 1887)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial: Unknown

Created by: Holland St John
Record added: Aug 17, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57255311.3 
Named for her paternal Great Grandmother.4 
Her married name was Duckworth.5 
Birth*4 March 1830She was born on 4 March 1830 at Posey Co., IndianaG.1 
Marriage*24 January 1850She married John McFaddin Duckworth, son of Thomas Duckworth and Catherine McFaddin, on 24 January 1850 at Posey Co., IndianaG.6,7 
23 August 1850She and John McFaddin Duckworth appeared on the census of 23 August 1850 at Black Twp., Posey Co., IndianaG; nei. Demetrius and Martha P Johnson, fam. 573.8 
21 June 1860She and John McFaddin Duckworth appeared on the census of 21 June 1860 at Black Twp., Posey Co., IndianaG.9 
12 August 1870She and John McFaddin Duckworth appeared on the census of 12 August 1870 at Black Twp., Posey Co., IndianaG.10 
16 June 1880She and John McFaddin Duckworth appeared on the census of 16 June 1880 at Enfield Twp., White Co., IllinoisG.11 
2 June 1900She appeared on the census of 2 June 1900 at Springerton Village, Mill Shoals Twp., White Co., IllinoisG.12 
Death*16 October 1905She died on 16 October 1905 at Springerton, White Co., IllinoisG, at age 75.13 


  1. [S261] Rev. William W. Johnson, compiler, Records of the Descendants of David Johnson of Leominster (Milwaukee: Godfrey & Crandall, 1876), p 24. Hereinafter cited as David Johnson of Leominster.
  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), 87, for middle name.
  3. [S420] Holland St. John, online<.
    on 29 Sep 2012.
  4. [S520] VWH.
  5. [S420] Holland St. John, online
    on 29 Sep 2012.
  6. [S30] Indiana Marriages 1780-1992 [index], online, John M. Duckworth and Martha Taylor Johnson, marr. Posey Co. 24 Jan 1850; citing reference v 3 p 194; FHL microfilm 549,431.
  7. [S420] Holland St. John, online FindAGrave Memeorial 57283002. "John McFaddin Duckworth married Martha Taylor Johnson on January 24, 1850 in Posey County. Martha was the daughter of D.F. and Dorcas (Duckworth) Johnson."
  8. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. John M (21), b. IN, farmer; Martha D (20), b. IN.
  9. [S18] 1870 U.S. Federal Census. John (31), farmer, b. IN; Martha T C (30), b. IN.
  10. [S18] 1870 U.S. Federal Census. John M (41), b. IN, farmer; Martha J T (41), b. IN, keeping house.
  11. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census. J M (51), farmer, b. IN, father b. NC, mother b. KY; Martha T (50), keeping house, b. IN, father b. NY, mother b. IN.
  12. [S5] 1900 U.S. Federal Census. Martha (70), wid., b.IN Mar 1830, father b. NY, mother b. KY, 1 child, living. [sic]
  13. [S1108] Illinois State Archives, Illinois Statewide Death Index Pre 1916, 1916-1950, online, Martha Duckworth, d. Springerton, White Co., 16 Oct 1905, age 75; citing Vol. 2, p. 202, Cert. No. 108.
  14. [S599] Rev. William W. Johnson, Johnson Genealogy, 87, no locations given.