JOHNSON, Henry C.- Bio – Clinton County, Indiana

JOHNSON, Henry C. is a prosperous farmer of Union township, Clinton county, Ind., of which county he is a native.  He was born August  12, 1853, and is the son of Joseph S. and Sarah A (PERRY) JOHNSON, natives of New Jersey and of Scotch-Irish descent.  Joseph JOHNSON was born November 17, 1806, and when a lad was brought west by his father, John JOHNSON, to Butler county, Ohio. John Johnson was a weaver and a farmer, settled in Butler county, Ohio, and died about the year 1850.  He was the father of six children, all of whom are now deceased, and were named John, Catherine, Ann, William, Joseph S. and Mary J.  The father of Henry C. JOHNSON learned the trade of weaving with his father, which trade he followed until 1838, when he came to Clinton county, Ind., and here entered 160 acres of land, which he had increased, before his death, October 24, 1890, to 440 acres. The marriage of Joseph JOHNSON took place in 1836; his wife was born July 25, 1813, and died in September, 1882. To Joseph Johnson and first wife were born the following children: Martha, Peter S., David, Garrett S., Francis M., Henry C., John F., all living, and John, William and James, deceased. Henry C. JOHNSON was well trained to his vocation of agriculture on his father’s farm, on which he resided until October 10, 1875, when he married Miss Martha McADAMS, who bore him five children, of whom two are living, viz:(sic?) Leroy B., born  September 6,  1879; and Earley 0., born February 25, 1882. Those deceased were named Ida, Daisy and Arett. Mr. Johnson took for his second helpmate, March 15, 1894, Anna CADLE, daughter of James and Francis (AVERY) CADLE.   James CADLE was born in Mercer county, Va. (now West Virginia), March 4, 1822, and was a son of Nathan and Sarah (NEDDONS) CADLE. He married Miss Francis AVERY October 10, 1865. This lady is a daughter of Andrew and Martha (WEST) AVERY, natives of North Carolina, and was born May 17, 1869.  Mr. JOHNSON is now well located on his farm of seventy acres, enjoys the esteem of all his neighbors, and with his present bright prospects before him has much to hope from the future.  In politics he is a stanch democrat. pp.738-739  Source I   
Transcribed by Chris Brown


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