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T. R. Johnson

JOHNSON, T. R., for many years a thriving farmer in Bushnell Township, McDonough County, Ill., was born in Fulton County, Ill., in 1839. His parents. Durley and Emily (Tomkins) Johnson, were natives of the State of New York. Mr. Johnson served throughout the Civil War as a non-commissioned officer in the First Regiment Missouri Engineers, and at the close of the struggle, bought eighty acres of land in Bushnell Township, on the east line of Fulton County. In 1891, he moved to his present farm of 120 acres in Section 23, in Bushnell Township, where he follows farming and stock-raising.

In 1866, Mr. Johnson married Mary Ryan, who was born in Knox County, Ill., and this union has resulted in the five children: William Durley: DeWitt D., who lives in Iowa; Viola (Mrs. Hicks): J. B., who dwells under the parental roof, and Bernice (Mrs. Haymaker). Politically, Mr. Johnson is a Republican, and has held the offices of School Director and Road Commissioner. Fraternally, he is affiliated with the A. F. & A. M. and the G. A. R.

Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, page 922, extracted 11 May 2019 by Norma Hass.

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