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George JOHNSON

George JOHNSON

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  • Name George JOHNSON 
    Born [1800] 
    • Petition
    Gender Male 
    Birth [1790-1800]  [1
    Birth [1799]  NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Birth [1801]  St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1800  Balltown, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1800 United States Federal Census
      Name: Samuel Johnston Jr
      Balltown, Lincoln, Maine
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 1 [George 1790-1800]
      Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1 [Samuel 1756-1774]
      Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1 [Mary 1756-1774]
      Number of Household Members Under 16: 1
      Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
      Number of Household Members: 3
      Year: 1800; Census Place: Balltown, Lincoln, Maine; Series: M32; Roll: 6; Page: 347; Image: 333; Family History Library Film: 218676
    Birth Bef 1801  [4
    • The earliest record of George Johnson is the tax rolls of 1822 in the parish of St Andrews. Since he was assessed, he would have been at least 21 years of age, putting his birth before 1801. His age was first mentioned explicitly in the 1851 census. That year he claimed to be 52 years old, making his birth about 1799. These facts suggest he was the son born to Samuel Johnson and Mary Glidden after their marriage in 1798 and before the census 1800. The only inconsistency is that George Johnson gives New Brunswick as his birthplace both in the 1851 census and the 1861 census.
    Assessed 15 Apr 1822  St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Assessment of the Parish of Saint Andrews in the County of Charlotte in pursuance of the General Sessions of the peace for the said County to levy the sums of Three hundred and twenty pounds for Poor rates
      Dated the 15th day of April 1822

      Names of persons ratable: George Johnston
      Poll Tax: 6/-
      Amount at which each person is assessed: 50
      Real Estate of Non-residents:
      Rate thereon per cent: 0 3 6
      Total Assessment: 0 7 9
    Petition 14 Aug 1824  Aroostook River Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/78954?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Land petitions, 1783-1857
      Authors: New Brunswick. Crown Land Office
      1823 Shearerd, Matthew - 1824 Cummings, Michael
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1288492
      8191276
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008191276?cat=78954
      [506/882]
      To His Honor John M Bliss Esquire Presidence and Commander in Chief of the Province of New Brunswick etc etc etc
      The Memorial of Leonard Bartlett, George Hitchings, Robert Salter, George Johnson, John Simpson, ad John Johnson
      Humbly sheweth
      That Your Memorialists are all British Subjects and anxious to become Farmers in the Interior of the Province
      Leonard Bartlett was born in Massachusetts State while under the British Government, and removed to the County of Charlotte seventeen years age [1795] when He took the Oath of Allegiance and has remained there ever since, performing the Duties of a Militia man during the late War with America, also before and since
      He has explored the River Restook [Aroostook River at Grand Falls], where it is his Determination to settle and to erect a Grist Mill for the Accommodation of himself and those who intend accompanying him. He is forty six years of Age [1778], married and has six Children
      Robert Salter was born in Nova Scotia and has always resided there, and in New Brunswick. He has been for the last sighteen Months a licensed Teacher of a School in Saint Andrews parish; accompanied your first named Memorialist in exploring the Restook, and intends removing there immediately should his Application be complied with. He is forty eight [1776] years old, married and has six Sons and two Daughters
      George Johnson is twenty four years old [1800] and has always resided in the Parish of Saint Andrews, unmarried
      George Hitchings was born in the parish of Saint Andrews, at its first Settlement, is forty [1784] years old, married and has seven Children
      John Johnson was also born in Saint Andrews, is twenty one years old [1803], and unmarried
      John Simpson is a Native of London, and has resided for the last thirty years in the Parish of Saint Andrews [1794]; He is sixty years old [1764] and married
      That none of your Memorialists have ever received any Land from Government, but they are all able and it is their Intention should their Memorial be complied with to cultivate and improve the Land asked for forthwith, according to the Tenor of the Royal Instructions, and they have not directly or indirectly agreed for the Sale or transfer thereof, to any person or persons whatsoever.
      They therefore humbly request that your Honor will be pleased to grant to Leonard Bartlett Five hundred Acres of Land situate on the North Side of the Mouth of the three Mile Creek at its Confluence with the Restook River, and on the Eastern Side thereof, where He thinks there is a eligible Situation for a Grist Mill, of which privilege he wishes to obtain a Grant or such other Quantity as to your Honor may seem meet
      To Robert Salter, three Hundred Acres commencing at the Mouth of the two Mile Creek also on the Eastern Side of the Restook River, and thence extending down Stream toward the portage across the carrying place by the lower Falls near the Confluence of the Restook with the River Saint John, the said Creeks being three and two miles above the lower Restook Falls
      To John Simpson Three hundred Acres on the same Side of the Restook River, commencing about half a Mile above the upper Line of Leonard Bartletts Lots now applied for, and extending thence up stream
      To George Hitchings Three Hundred Acres joining the upper Line of the last Applicant John Sympson
      And to George Johnson and John Johnson each Two Hundred Acres adjoining the last Applicant, George Hitchings up Stream with such front on the River as to your Honor may seem fit
      And your Memorialists pray that Your Honor will be pleased to grant them the several Quantities asked for by them though they may be larger than usually given in Consequence of the very remote Situation of the Land applied for

      And Your Memorialists as in Duty bound, will ever pray
      Saint Andrews 13th July 1824
      Leonard Bartlett
      Robt Salter
      George Johnson
      George Hitchings [His mark]
      John Johnson [His mark]
      John Simpson

      On this thirteenth Day of July in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight hundred and twenty four, personally appeared before Me Colin Campbell Esquire, One of His Majestys Justices of the Peace for the County of Charlotte those before named Leonard Bartlett, Robert Salter, George Johnson, John Johnson, George Hitchings, and John Simpson and made Oath to the Truth of the Facts stated in their Memorial
      Colin Campbell JP

      14th August 1824
      The land on the E side of the River Restook before the line marked out by the Commissioners is applied for

      There are but two applicants above that line viz Wm Anderson Junr & Stephen McNeal & I cannot say whether these Petitioners may not interfere with them the land is all???? granted?
      Geo Shore ???/
    Assessed 22 Apr 1831  Country, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Assessment of the Parish of Saint Andrews in the County of Charlotte in pursuance of Warrants of the General Sessions of the Peace in said County to levy the sum of one hundred and ninety three pounds fifteen shillings for the purpose of building a new Gaol and also the sum of one hundred pounds for the support of the Poor in said Parish dated the 22nd day of April 1831.
      Country
      Names: George Johnson
      Poll Tax: - 1 3
      Real Estate: 50
      Personal Estate:
      Annual Income: 30
      Amount of Property at 20 per cent: 10
      Rate to be Assessed:
      Total Assessment: - 4 7

      St Andrews Assessment 1831 Country: Thomas Johnson, Samuel Johnson, George Johnson, John Johnson, David Johnson, Nicholas Johnson, Thomas Johnson, James Johnson
    Religion 15 Nov 1831 
    Presbyterian 
    Residence 15 Nov 1831  St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Assessed 10 Aug 1841  Waweig District, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Assessment of the Parish of Saint Andrews in the County of Charlotte in pursuance of a warrant of the General Sessions of the Peace for the said County of Charlotte to levy the sum of fifty four pounds five shillings and six pence for County rates,
      Dated the 10th day of August 1841

      Name of Persons: George Johnson
      Poll tax: 4d
      Real Estate of Inhabitants:
      Personal Estate of Inhabitants:
      Real Estate of non Residents:
      Annual income: 50
      20 per cent value of property:
      Amount to be Taxed: 50
      Total Assessment: - 1 -
    Living 1 Aug 1843 
    • William Rodgers
      New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950
      Name William Rodgers
      Event Type Marriage
      Event Date 31 Aug 1843
      Event Place , Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada
      Gender Male
      Spouse's Name Lydia Smith
      Spouse's Gender Female
      Page 90
      Citing this Record
      "New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVBF-N7WX : 13 March 2018), William Rodgers and Lydia Smith, 31 Aug 1843; citing , Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada, p. 90, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton; FHL microfilm 845,794.
      New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950
      GS Film Number 000845794
      Digital Folder Number 005418857
      Image Number 00430
      Marriages Solemnized in the parish of Saint Andrews in the County of Charlotte in the year 1843
      William Rodgers of the parish of St Stephen in this County and Lydia Swett of Calais in the State of Maine were married in this parish by License this 31st day of August in the year 1843 by me Jerome Alley D D Rector
      This Marriage was solemnized between us
      Wm Rodgers
      Lydia Smith [sic]
      In presence of
      George Johnson
      Henry McLeavey
      Recd & Regd 1 Jany 1844
    Assessed 18 Jul 1845  Waweig District, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • To Hugh Morrison one of the Collectors of Rates in the Parish of Saint Andrews or to any other Collectors in said Parish,

      You are hereby required forthwith to collect from the several persons named in the annexed assessment the sums set against their names respectively under the list? ? thereof entitled "Total Assessment" amounting to the sum of Two hundre and Six pounds ten shillings and one penny, and to pay when collected the sum of One hundred and eighty pounds five shillings into the hands of the Overseer of the Poor for the said Parish of Saint Andrews and the residue into the hands of the County Treasurer.
      S Frye
      Geo W Street
      Edw Wilson
      Assessors of Rates

      Assessment of the Parish of Saint Andrews in the County of Charlotte in pursuance of Warrants of the General Sessions of the Peace for the said County of Charlotte to levy the sum of One hundred and Eighty pounds five shillings and six pence for Poor Rates and Eleven pounds Eleven shillings for a Pound at Chamcook
      Dated the Eighteenth day of July 1845

      Waweig District
      Names of Persons: George Johnson Paid - 2 8
      Poll Tax: 8d
      Real Estate of Inhabitants:
      Personal Estate:
      Real Estate of Non Residents:
      Annual Income: 30
      20 per cent of Value of Property:
      Amount to be Taxed: 30
      Total Assessment: - 2 8
    Assessed 6 Sep 1847  From Connicks to the Commons, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Assessed 14 Apr 1849  From Connicks to the Commons, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Assessed 17 Jun 1850  From Connicks to the Commons, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation 1851  [2
    Farmer 
    Residence 1851  St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • George Johnston
      in the 1851 Census of Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia
      Name: George Johnston
      Gender: Male
      Age: 52
      Estimated birth year: abt 1800
      Relation to Head of House: Head of Family (Head)
      Spouse's Name: Lydia Johnston
      Race: native (Native American)
      Province: New Brunswick
      District: Charlotte County
      Sub-district: St Andrews
      Sub-District Number: 16
      George Johnston 52 Native Farmer
      Lydia Johnston 43
      Freeman Johnston 19 Native Farmer
      Lydia Bullock 12 Adopted
      Year: 1851; Census Place: St Andrews, Charlotte County, New Brunswick; Schedule: I; Roll: C_994; Page: 92; Line: 11
      Frame 1 story
    Assessed 20 Jun 1851  From Connicks to the Commons, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Assessed 25 Jun 1852  From Connicks to the Commons, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Assessed 25 Jun 1853  From Connicks to the Commons, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Assessed 12 Jul 1854  From Connicks to the Commons, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Assessed 26 Jul 1855  From Connicks to the Commons, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Assessed 30 Jul 1857  From Connicks to the Commons, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Death Between 1861 and 1871 
    Occupation 1861  [3
    General Laborer 
    Religion 1861  [3
    Presbyterian 
    Residence 1861  St Andrews (Rural), Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • George Johnson
      in the 1861 Census of Canada
      Name: George Johnson
      Gender: Male
      Age: 60
      Birth Year: 1801
      Spouse's Name: Lydia Johnson
      Home in 1861: St. Andrew's, Charlotte, New Brunswick
      Race: Native
      Religion: Presbyterian
      Film Number: C-1000
      Page Number: 5
      George Johnson 60 Native St Andrews General Laborer Presbyterian
      Lydia Johnson 52 Native St Andews Baptist
      Emeline Johnson 7 Daughter Native St Andrews Baptist
      Irene Dodds 51 Lodger Native St Andrews Baptist
      Library and Archives Canada; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Census Returns For 1861; Roll: C-1000
    Died 1861 to 19 Apr 1862 
    Person ID I7186  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 8 Nov 2018 

    Father Samuel JOHNSON,   b. *[1774],   d. [1860-1861] 
    Mother Mary GLIDDEN,   b. [1756-1774],   d. Bef C 1804 
    Married 17 Jun 1798  Balltown, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Whitefield Town Records
      493/615
      Samuel Johnson & Mrs Mary Glidden ware married June 17 1798
      SS & entered with me as the law Directs [Joseph Bailey, Pastor of the Baptist Church in Ballstown]

      "Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,"
      groom's name: Samuel Johnson
      bride's name: Mary Glidden
      marriage date: 17 Jun 1798
      marriage place: Civil, Whitefield, Lincoln, Maine
      indexing project (batch) number: M52119-1
      system origin: Maine-EASy
      source film number: 12312

      Town and vital records, 1791-1924
      Authors: Whitefield (Maine). Town Clerk
      https://familysearch.org/search/film/007596939?cat=60966
      Town and vital records, 1791-1924
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      12312
      [516/645]
    Family ID F11227  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lydia Ann BRISLEY,   b. [1808], NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. From 19 Apr 1862 to 1871 
    Married 15 Nov 1831  Greenoch Presbyterian, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Married 15 Nov 1831  Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • George Johnson
      New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950
      Name George Johnson
      Event Type Marriage
      Event Date 15 Nov 1831
      Event Place Saint Andrews, Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada
      Gender Male
      Spouse's Name Lydia Ann Bresley
      Spouse's Gender Female
      Page 308
      Citing this Record
      "New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVBF-FKDH : 13 March 2018), George Johnson and Lydia Ann Bresley, 15 Nov 1831; citing Saint Andrews, Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada, p. 308, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton; FHL microfilm 845,794.
      New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950
      GS Film Number 000845794
      Digital Folder Number 005418857
      Image Number 00195
      p 308
      George Johnson of Saint Andrews County of Charlotte and Lydia Ann Bresley of St David County aforesaid Presbyterians were married this fifteenth day of November in the years One thousand eight hundred and thrity one
      By me Alexr MacLean Minr of the Church of Scotland
      This marriage was solemnized between us the above designated
      George Johnson
      Lydia Ann Bresley [Her mark]
      In the presence of
      Hugh Irving [r St David b Tyrone, Ireland m Mary McNichol]
      William Simpsons
      Recd & Regd 31 Decr 1831
    Children 
     1. Freeman JOHNSON,   b. [1832], NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 4 February 1860, [Remarriage of wife] Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Lydia BULLOCK,   b. [1839], NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1851 CENSUS
     3. Emeline JOHNSON,   b. [1854], St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1861 CENSUS
    Family ID F2225  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Samuel Johnson Farm in Waweig
    Samuel Johnson Farm in Waweig
    Irene Bullock Dodds
    Irene Bullock Dodds

  • Notes 
    • Assessment 1822: George Johnston
      Marriage Register: Johnson. Signed
      Kirk McColl: Nil
      Kirk McColl to 1810: Nil
      NB Cemeteries: Nil
      Census 1851: Frame 1 story. Johnston
      Lydia Bulloch adopted 12 Native [Census 1861: Nil]
      Census 1861: Johnson, 2 sick and infirm [George? Lydia?]. Also in household: Irene Dodds 51 Lodger St Andrews Baptist
      Dir 1865: Nil
      Dir 1867: Nil
      Census 1871: Nil
      Dir 1871: Nil
      Census 1871 Sched Deaths: Nil
      All Saints St Andrews: Nil
      Eastport Sentinel: Nil
      Charlotte County Probate: Nil
      St Stephen Assessment 1822: Nil

      No Dodds in 1851 or 1871
      No Irene in Vital Stats in NB Newspapers Index, Calais Vitals, Eastport Sentinel, St Stephen Rural
      Irene called spinster in deed from Leonard, Widow in deed to McClure

      No Baptisms in St Patrick's Presbyterian, 1823-1863

      It is conceivable that Freeman Johnson is George Johnson's son. I think it is less likely that Emeline Johnson, who was born about 1854, was his daughter though. I think it is more probable that she is the daughter of Freeman Johnson and perhaps Elizabeth Johnson.
    • http://www.davidsullivan.ca/oldstandrews/scrapbook/poorhouse/poorhouse.panb.html
      The Poor House - PANB
      RS 148 E.5.H
      Provincial Archives of New Brunswick
      1858 Paid cole hauling Thomas and Children from Poor House
      Sundries for Johnson family, Waweig, Hatch family Chamcook
    • NBGS First Families
      JOHNSTON: George Johnston b. 1799, m. Lydia - b. 1808: settled in St.
      Andrews, Charlotte County:
      Only children mentioned:
      1) Freeman Johnston born 1832:
      2) Lydia Bullock Johnston (adopted) b. 1839.
      Source: MC80/2354 Saint John Branch, NBGS: Arrivals 99: our first families in New
      Brunswick, pages 141-142
    • Schedule III Agricultural Census

      Line 33 after William McClure. There is no name entered. I guess it might be George Johnson

      Number of hands employed:
      Acres of land owned or occupied: 14 improved 40 unimproved
      Cash Value of Farm: 1000
      Cash Value of Implements and Machinery: 20
      Horses: 1
      Milch cows: 3
      Other neat cattle: 3
      Sheep: 7
      Swine: 1
      Pork slaughtered: 150
      Butter: 100
      Wool: 12
      Hay: 5 tons from 8 acres
      Oats: 12 bushels
      Buckwheat: 10 bushels
    • William Rodgers
      New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950
      Name William Rodgers
      Event Type Marriage
      Event Date 31 Aug 1843
      Event Place , Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada
      Gender Male
      Spouse's Name Lydia Smith
      Spouse's Gender Female
      Page 90
      Citing this Record
      "New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVBF-N7WX : 13 March 2018), William Rodgers and Lydia Smith, 31 Aug 1843; citing , Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada, p. 90, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton; FHL microfilm 845,794.
      New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950
      GS Film Number 000845794
      Digital Folder Number 005418857
      Image Number 00430
      Marriages Solemnized in the parish of Saint Andrews in the County of Charlotte in the year 1843
      William Rodgers of the parish of St Stephen in this County and Lydia Swett of Calais in the State of Maine were married in this parish by License this 31st day of August in the year 1843 by me Jerome Alley D D Rector
      This Marriage was solemnized between us
      Wm Rodgers
      Lydia Smith [sic]
      In presence of
      George Johnson
      Henry McLeavey
      Recd & Regd 1 Jany 1844
    • d? Moses Johnson
      d? George Johnson m Lydia Brisley
      d? Phillip Johnson m Bridget Morriss
      d? S M Johnson

      All Saints Anglican

      Baptisms
      30/05/1834 Johnston Hannah St Andrews 6m JA

  • Sources 
    1. [S2920] Census, US Federal, 1800, Department of Commerce, (1800).

    2. [S5] Census of New Brunswick 1851, Library and Archives of Canada, (http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/1851/index-e.html).

    3. [S101] Census of Charlotte County, NB 1861, Province of New Brunswick, (New Brunswick Genealogical Society, Charlotte Branch, 1999).

    4. [S836] Charlotte County, NB Tax Assessment Books, Charlotte County, NB.

    5. [S170] Charlotte County Marriage Register, Charlotte County, NB.

    6. [S528] Greenoch Presbyterian Church, St Andrews, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB, As transcribed by Shirley O'Neill & Nancy Burnham.

    7. [S3820] Original Records of Maine Towns and Cities; Town of Whitefield, Town of Whitefield, Maine, (Picton Press 2005).