JEFFERSON COUNTY IL
Thomas Casey JOHNSON, died at his home, two and a half miles
north of town, at 7:30 last night of a complication of disease after
an illness of two or three months duration.
Deceased ws born on the homestead where he died, June 14, 1827,
and was the next to the youngest of a large family of which the surviving
members are Lewis, William, and Abe Johnson, Mrs. Betsy Satterfield
and Mrs. Jane Armour. January 14, 1847 he was married to Miss Sarah
Frost from which union eight children were born, all of whom are living
except one son who died in infancy.
Mr. Johnson was one of the pioneers of the county and was widely known
and respected. The children of the deceased are Mrs. Emma Byard, Mrs.
Eliza Petit, Mrs. Laura Beal, Mrs. Alice Cherry, Mrs. Lucy Hershey, Mrs.
Ella Rine and John A. Johnson.
The funeral was held at the family residence at 3 o'clock this afternoon under
the direction of Rev. J. C. Kinnison and the pastor of the M. E. church at
Woodlawn. Interment was at Old Union cemetery.
September 19, 1898 Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera
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