WILLIAM JOHNSON, farmer, P. O. Centralia, was born in Clark County, Ind., December 4, 1822. He is a son of John and Millie (Bower) Johnson; he was a native of New Jersey, she of North Carolina. They came to Indiana about 1808, where they died, he in 1836, she in May, 1839. They had nine children, eight sons and one daughter, seven of whom are still living. Our subject was reared in Clark County, Ind., and in the fall of 1850 came to this county. In 1847, he enlisted in the Mexican war, Company B, Fifth Indiana Regiment, under Col. James Lane, and served nine months, when the war closed. September 28, 1854, he was married in Indiana to Sarah B. Rogers, a native of North Carolina. Mrs. Johnson died April 22, 1858; she was the mother of two children, one of whom is still living, viz., John A., of Nebraska. Mr. Johnson was again married, in 1859, to Susan A. Beadles. There is one son--William R.--by this marriage. In the fall of 1854, Mr. Johnson moved to his present farm of 200 acres. He has a splendid rock quarry on his farm, and funishes stone for different localities. He and his wife are both members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In politics, he is a Republican. 

Source: "History of Jefferson County," Perrin, William Henry, Evansville, Ind., Unigraphic, Inc., 1970, c1883 

Submitted by: MARK STROHBECK

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