Note: [ralphroberts.ged] [919019.ged] !Birth: Chester Records, p. 58 Marriage: Chester Records p. 154. Chester was formerly called Murrayfield which is a plantation established Oct 31, 1765. On Feb 21, 1783, the name was changed to Chester. Oilskin cloth with notes written by Virginia Hostetter say the following: Many Johnsons were among the New England pioneers. Jan 1634 William Johnson was assigned a house lot of two acres, a ten acre tract in the great corn field and three rights in the common cow pasture of Charlestown, Mass. In 1635 John Johnson emigrated from Kent, England. Samuel Johnson, who was born at Guilford, Conn. at the end of the 17th century and whose dictionary is well-known was the first president of King's College, New York. Among the forth-eight original purchasers of land in the Western Reserve were James and Daniel Johnson of Salisbury township, Conn, who are thought to be cousins of the Ebenezer Johnson branch. James Johnson paid $30,000 for 15914 acres of land in what is now Johnson County, Ohio. James and Ephriam Johnson were at Bunker Hill. James and Ebenezer Johnson enlisted as 3 yr. men in 1777. Ebenezer Johnson was a blacksmith and because of his calling was one of the dignitaries of the town, being assigned a lot beside that of the minister. Ebenezer Johnson and his wife and four daughters lived in Greenfield, Mass. near Chester and Hatfield. Eunice Johnson, when a child, was awakened by the cannoning of Lexington. She was born in the year 1768. (Chester vital records say Jan 23, 1769). !Death: MENTOR CEMETERY LAKE COUNTY, OHIO, Inscriptions copied 1928 by New Connecticut Chapter DAR Year 1958-1959, Painesville, OH, p.24. This gives date of death as Nov, 1842, age 71 and identifies her as the wife of Nathan Mann. Frannie's book sais she died on 23 Nov 1842 at age 74, which does not agree totally with the DAR Cemetery inscription.s
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