Annis Johnson1

#2072, (29 August 1712 - 31 July 1792)
Relationship4th great-grandaunt of William David Lewis
Father*Josiah Johnson2 (1683 - 1727)
Mother*Annis Chandler2 (1689 - 1792)


Joshua Church b. 1708/9, d. 1766
Children 1.Joseph Church9 (1729 - )
 2.Annis Church9 (1730 - )
 3.Caleb Church9 (1731 - )
 4.Mary Church9 (1733/34 - )
 5.Vashti Church9 (1736 - )
 6.Prudence Church9 (1739 - )
 7.Joshua Church Jr.9 (1743 - )
 8.Silas Church9 (1745 - )
Her married name was Church.1 
Birth*29 August 1712She was born on 29 August 1712 at Andover, Essex Co., MassachusettsG.2 
May 1725She removed with Josiah Johnson and Annis Chandler to Lancaster, Worcester Co., MassachusettsG, in May 1725.3 
Probate24 October 1728She was listed as a beneficiary in Josiah Johnson's will on 24 October 1728 at Worcester Co., MassachusettsG; d. intestate.4 
Marriage*19 November 1728She married Joshua Church on 19 November 1728 at Worcester Co., MassachusettsG.5 
Death*31 July 1792She died on 31 July 1792 at Templeton, Worcester Co., MassachusettsG, at age 79.6,7 
Burial*circa 2 August 1792She was buried circa 2 August 1792 at Center Burial Ground, Templeton, Worcester Co., MassachusettsG.8 


  1. [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.
  2. [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. 233, as dau., without her given name.
  3. [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.
  4. [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 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
    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. 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.
  5. [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. 24. Jonathan Church and Annis Johnson, marr. 19 Nov 1728, by Rev. Mr. John Prentice.
  6. [S1504] Systematic History Fund, compiler, Vital Records of Templeton, Massachusetts to the end of the Year 1849 (Worcester, Mass.: Franklin P. Rice, 1907), p. 179. Wid. Anes, d. 31 Jul 1792; also citing gravestone record, Center Burial Ground, "Annis, wid. Joshua, in 80th year."
  7. [S1503] John A. Church, editor, Descendants of Richard Church of Plymouth, Mass. (Rutland, Vermont: The Tuttle Company, 1913), p. 75.
  8. [S1628], online, standing marker. Joshua Church, d.31 Jul 1792, wife of Joshua Church, in her 80th yr. Templeton Common Burial Ground, Templeton, Worcester Co. MA. Memorial 55806968, created and photo added by Ryan-O.
  9. [S599] Rev. William W. Johnson, Johnson Genealogy, p. 19.