Isaac Johnson1

#2075, (17 July 1724 - circa 1790)
Relationship4th great-granduncle of William David Lewis
Father*Josiah Johnson1 (1683 - 1727)
Mother*Annis Chandler1 (1689 - 1792)


Lydia Pierce b. s 1725
Children 1.Isaac Johnson Jr5 (1746 - )
 2.Sarah Johnson5 (1749 - )
 3.Lydia Johnson5 (1751 - )
 4.Susanna Johnson5 (1754 - )
Birth*17 July 1724He was born on 17 July 1724 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; d. intestate.3 
circa 1738Isaac Johnson was placed in guardianship of Joshua Church circa 1738 at Worcester Co., MassachusettsG; "in his fourteenth year of age."4 
Marriage*2 July 1746He married Lydia Pierce on 2 July 1746 at Leominster, Massachusetts.5 
Death*circa 1790He died circa 1790 at Essex Co., MassachusettsG.6 


  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. 227.
  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 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.
  4. [S1252] Middlesex County Massachusetts Probate File Papers, 1648-1871, online, Case 12710, document 3: Joshua Church, guardian to Isaac Johnson, in his 14th year of age, son of Josiah Johnson.
  5. [S599] Rev. William W. Johnson, Johnson Genealogy, p. 22, showing JG record nos.:
    (42) Isaac Johnson, (of Josiah, Thomas, John), b. 17 Jul 1724; marr. 2 Jul 1746 Lydia Pierce, of Leominster MA. Both were admitted to the church in Leominster in 1746. Children born in Leominster: 1. Isaac, b. 9 Nov 1746 (85); 2. Sarah, b. 18 Apr 1749 (86); 3. Lydia, b. 22 Oct 1751 (87); 4. Susanna, b. May 1754 (88)
    "Isaac Johnson and his brother Josiah probably removed from Leominster about 1754, as no mention is made of them in the records after that date."
  6. [S277] Mallett Family Tree, ckohls_1, owner, online \\. Hereinafter cited as Mallett FT.