JOHN JOHNSON came to Linder township, in 1821, and settled upon section 3, which he had entered at the land office, in Edwardsville, prior to his coming here. He was a native of North Carolina, born in March, 1792. He came to Illinois, locating at Edwardsville, in 1812, and entered the ranger service, during the war that began that year. He was married, in 1812, to Mary J. Maines, by whom he had nine children. he settled on the place he thus became the owner of, and commenced to make his improvements, and lived here the balance of his days.
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In 1823, A. J. Johnson made a settlement in this township, and for some years was identified with its interests, but in the course of time passed away.