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John Marshall Johnson
Written by Grt grt grt Grandaughter Jaimee Hedlund


ABOVE: John Johnson and wife Lucy and their children from left to right are: Bertha, David, Delmar, Sylvia, Sayles, Simeon, Nellie,  John and Lucy (seated)  - 1918 Yakima, Washington.  Son John was in Alaska at the time.

BELOW: Silas Johnson and family.
Silas Johnson was
a census taker in Sherman twp in 1900.

John Marshall Johnson was born May 12, 1833 in Canada to Jonithan M. Johnson and Maribah Marshall. His family originated from Scotland. He married first to Jane S. Porter November 27, 1853 in Kilbourn, Columbia Co., Wisconsin. She was born in 1837 in Elk Creek, Erie, Pennsylvania to William Porter and Isabelle Shields. Jane died Nov.1866 in Red Cedar, Menomonie, Dunn Co, Wisconsin. He married second to Lucy Ann Green, daughter of Lucious and Sarah Green, on Feb.9, 1870 in Sherman, Dunn Co., Wisconsin.

John and Jane had 4 children.
George Henry born Feb.2, 1856 in Kilbourn, Columbia, Wis,-Married 1st to Frances Conner, they had two children: Charles William born 1880, and Zerpha born 1886 Sherman, Dunn. 2nd marriage was to Christine Einertson.

Silas Marion born Oct. 28,1859 in Kilbourn, Columbia, Wis.-Married Katherine Webster-with 11 children: Erwin born 1879, Merle born 1881, Dora born 1883, Laura born 1885, John born 1887, Guy born 1890, Romaine born 1893, Floy born 1896, Roy born 1896, Glenn born 1899, George born 1899.(all born in Sherman Dunn)

Mary Jane born Oct.3,1862 in New Port, Columbia, Wis.-Married Benjamin Brown.

Rose Jane born 1866 in Menomonie, Dunn Co. [NOTE: Saw 1865 but it isn't possible with his war records. Census must be wrong.]

This family then moved to Red Cedar, Menomonie, Dunn Co., by the early 1860's. By Feb.29,1964 from Red Cedar, Dunn Co. John enlisted in the Civil War. He enlisted as a Sergt. in Company K, 36th, Union Infantry. He was reported missing at Reams Station in Virginia on Aug. 24th,1864. He had been captured and sent to the
Salisbury Prison on Oct.9, 1864 in North Carolina. On March 9, 1865 he was paroled at E. Ferry, North Carolina, and then sent to Camp Parole in Missouri on March 9. He was furloughed on March 16, 1865 for 30 days, by then having contacted Typhoid, his furlough was extended. He mustered out May 13,1865, and was finally discharged May 30,1865. Then his wife accidentally trips down the cellar and died.

John opened the first Post Office in Boyceville, from a room on his little farm house, serving as its first Postmaster from May 1873, until May 1874 when M. M. Brown took over. He also raised bees. Obviously by 1870 John had remarried, and had 8 children with Lucy. Their children are..
Bertha Mariah born Nov. 4,1870- Sherman, Dunn, Married George Perry

Sylvia May born April 26, 1872-Sherman,Dunn

John Murray born March 20,1874-Sherman,Dunn

David Milton born Feb.11,1876-Sherman, Dunn - Married Jessie May Allen
Children: Carlos born 1904
Elmer born 1907 Lived in Washington
Albert born 1910
Ruby H. born 1914

Sayles Morris born Nov.8, 1877 in Sherman, Dunn,-Married 2nd to Hattie Bogle. Children:
Rosy E. born 1901 Lived in Washington
Roy born 1903
Arthur born 1906

Dellmar Marshal born Feb.20, 1877-Sherman,Dunn In Washington

Simeon Mansfield born June 8,1881-New Haven, Dunn-Married Edith Showalter, Children:
Adelia born 1908
Neva born 1915 Lived in Washington
Martha born 1918

Nellie Jane born July 7,1883 New Haven, Dunn, Wis.-Married Squire Burrows
Mable born 1907
Helen born 1908
Sylvia born 1912 Lived in Oregon
Dorothy born 1915
Chester born 1917
Isis J. born 1921

John was in the Salisbury Prison along with William Downing, who was married to Johns cousin Mary Shields. They lived in Wood Co. Wisconsin. William came a month after John. The prison had an uproar going on, because they were starting to get the Andersonville prisoners and there wasn't any room for them, let alone food or clean water. Many died. We figure John named his son Sayles after the Salisbury Prison. John died September 2, 1926 in Milwaukee, Clackamas, Oregon, where daughter Nellie was living. He is buried in the Milwaukee Cemetery. Wife Lucy died November 20,1929 in Clackamas, Oregon, and buried same place.


Written by Grt grt grt Grandaughter Jaimee Hedlund

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