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Jemima Johnson, w/o Stephen, Collinsville, Ill., 1902
Posted by: Elizabeth (ID *****5332) Date: April 17, 2012 at 05:21:54
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St. Charles (Kane County, Illinois) Chronicle, May 16, 1902, Illinois Items. At Collinsville Mrs. Jemima A. Johnson celebrated her ninetieth birthday anniversary in the house where she has lived for seventy-four years. She was born in Tennessee in 1812. Her parents came to Collinsville when she was a child. Ar the age of sixteen she was married to Stephen Johnson, who had come west from Worcester, Mass, in 1813 (or 1818? - hard to read). Mr. Johnson served as a drummer in the war of 1812 and his widow is one of the few surviving pensioners of that war. Five children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Johnson, all of whom are living and were present at the celebration. They are: Sumner, aged seventh-two years; Edward, aged seventy; Frederick, aged sixty-seven; Matilda (Mrs. A.F. Johnson of Walshville), aged sixty-four; and Walter, aged sixty-one.(Posted as a courtesy, not related.)

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