M, #15912, b. 28 May 1813, d. February 1893
Asahel Johnson|b. 28 May 1813\nd. Feb 1893|p15912.htm|Thomas Johnson|b. b 1775\nd. 2 Nov 1826|p10042.htm|Hannah (__________)|b. 26 Jul 1768\nd. 29 Sep 1858|p10043.htm|(__________) Johnson||p10084.htm|(__________) (__________)||p10085.htm|||||||
|Father*||Thomas Johnson1 b. b 1775, d. 2 Nov 1826|
|Mother*||Hannah (__________)1 b. 26 Jul 1768, d. 29 Sep 1858|
|Birth*||28 May 1813||Asahel Johnson was born on 28 May 1813 at Rhea Co., Tennessee, obit spells the county as Ray.2,3|
|(Witness) Census1820||1820||He is assumed to be one of the household of Thomas Johnson in the 1820 census, Nicholas Co., Kentucky, who has 2m0-10 (1810-1820, Asahel & Thomas)|
1m16-26 (1794-1804, Joseph)
1m45+ (before 1775, Thomas)
1f0-10 (1810-1820, Betsy)
2f10-16 (1804-1810, Susan, Ruth & Polly but which is missing?)
3f16-26 (1794-1804, Hannah, Rachel, Nancy)
1f45+ (before 1775, Hannah)
2 in agriculture (Joseph & Thomas).
|(Witness) Census1830||1830||Asahel Johnson is assumed to be one of the household of Joseph G Johnson in the 1830 census, pg 204, Putnam Co., Indiana, who has Joseph Johnson: 1m10-15 (probably Nancy's son Allen), 1m15-20 (Asahel), 1m20-30 (Thomas), 1m30-40 (Joseph), 1f20-30 (Rachel), 1f30-40 (Nancy), 1f60-70 (Hannah).|
|Deed*||3 November 1830||On 3 November 1830 at Warren Co. (later Henderson Co.), Illinois: Asahel bought quite a bit of land but I think his first land grant was #10227 Warren County (then became Henderson) 3 Nov 1830. I have read that the date on the land grant is the date it was recorded not the date it was bought. I will send for his land file as soon as I get the forms from NARA.1|
|(MentionedIn) Probate||13 November 1833||Was mentioned in a probate of Walter Wright on 13 November 1833 at Putnam Co., Indiana, he was one of the buyers at the estate sale; Mary Wright, Hosea Wright and Mitchell Lee are named as "heirs, executors, and administrators" for Walter Wright's estate|
16 Nov 1833 the inventory of the esate was done.
13 Dec 1833 there was a sale of estate items
28 Dec 1833 the list of buys at the sale were entered into the probate records. Buyers included Hannah Johnson, Asahel Johnson, and Hosea Johnson.
11 Feb 1834, the inventory is filed by appraisers John Hulot and Stacy Reeves.
13 May 1835 bills due for the estate are filed and one is for a note owed to J.W. Cunningham.
23 Sept 1837 Mary Wright of Warren County, IL sells the property to Mitchell Lee. This property was originally bought from Nathan Robinson 23 July 1831.
While this was going on there was also many entries about guardianship over the two "infants". I have found that that term actually meant minor children under 21. So who knows how old they were but the kids were listed as Olivia W Wright and Ann Elizabeth Wright. Mitchell Lee was first appointed guardian then eventually Mary was appointed on her own (12 May 1835).
I can't find any trace of Olivia or Ann Elizabeth (the kids in the probate record) after the 1840. I do believe those two kids are part of Asahel's large enumeration in the IL 1840 census. I really do think they were infants in 1833 so they probably would have been married by the 1850 census. Still I don't find a record of either getting married in IL and those records are all on-line. Well, except those that were never recorded. :) Same with Mary Wright. After the 1840 (I think she is in that enumeration as well) I find nothing more about her. Of course Mary could have died too. If she did and if she is in the same plot with Hannah, Joseph and the gang, then there is no head stone..1
|(Grantor) Deed||24 August 1837||Asahel Johnson sold land to Stacy Reeves on 24 August 1837 at Deed Book F (SLC 1315555) Page 191-192, Putnam Co., Indiana: This indenture made this 24th day of August one thousand eight hundred and thirty seven between Joseph Johnson, Asahel Johnson, Mary Wright and Ruth Ann Knight, heirs of Thomas Johnson dec’d of the one part and Stacey Reeves of Putnam County Sate of Indiana of the other part witnesseth [sic] that the said party of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of four hundred dollars current money of the United States to them in hand have paid the receipt where of is hereby acknowledged have granted bargained and sold and by these presents do grant bargain and sell unto the said Stacey Reeves his heirs and assigns forever their undivided interest in a certain tract or parcel of land situated lying and being in the County of Putnam and the State of Indiana being the southeast quarter of section twenty seven in township fifteen north and range four west|
to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with all the appurtenances unto the said Stacey Reeve his heirs and assigns to hi only proper use and benefit and behalf forever and the said party of party the first part do covenant and agree with the said Stacey Reeves and his heirs and assigns that the promises hereby bargained and sold are now and forever here after shall be and remain free and clear of and from all right and title of dower or other encumbrances whatsoever and that they the said party of the first part will and their heirs executors and administrators shall warrant and for ever defend there interest in said tract of or parcel of land with all the appurtenances unto he said Stacey Reeves and his heirs and assigns against all and every person or persons whatever lawfully claiming or claim the same
In testimony where of the said party of the first part have here unto set their hands and seals the day and year above written.
Signed sealed and delivered
Joseph Johnson seal
Asahel Johnson seal
Mary Wright seal
Ruth Ann Knight seal
In presence of
State of Illinois McDonough County October 3 1837
I Harrison Hungate an acting Justice of the Peace of said county do hereby certify that Joseph Johnson, Asahel Johnson, Mary Wright and Ruth Ann Knight the grantors in the foregoing deed and who are personally known to me to be the person subscribing and who executed the same deed severely acknowledge that they have executed the said conveyance for the use and purposes there in mentioned.
Given under my hand and sea this 26th day of August 1837
Harrison Hungate JP seal
State of Illinois McDonough County
I James A. Campbell, Clerk of the County Commissioners Court in and for the County of McDonough and State of Illinois do hereby certify that Harrison Hungate Ezqr whose name is subscribed to the foregoing certificate of acknowledgement was at the time the same was made an acting Justice of the Peace in and for the county and state aforesaid duly commissioned and qualified and that as such, full faith and credit are and ought of right to be given to all his official acts.
In testimony where of I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the County Commissioners Court of seal said county at my office in Macomb this thirtieth day of August A.D. 1837 and of the Independence of the United States the
James M. Campbell seal.
|Marriage*||20 November 1838||Asahel Johnson married Mary Lorretta Mudd on 20 November 1838 at Fountain, Green Co., Illinois.1|
|Census1840*||1840||Asahel Johnson was the head of the household in the 1840 census, Ward 4, Warren Co. (later Henderson Co.), Illinois with 1m20-30 1m40-50 1f0-5 3f5-10 1f10-15 2f20-30 1f30-40 1f40-50 1f70-80 Angela said: "I am pretty sure that none of the folks with Asahel are Mary Loretta Mudd's family as they were all in Missouri by then. Warren county became Henderson County right after the census so Asahel had a county line change occur rather than a move." Later she said "I have just about figured out who is in the Asahel Johnson household in the 1840 Warren County census. The men would be Asahel and Joseph. There was 12 females. So far I figure they are: Hannah, Nancy, Mary, Ruth Ann, Mary Loretta (Asahel's wife), Virginia (Asahel's daughter) plus six more. I am still working on the six more part!!".1|
|Census1850*||1850||He appeared on the 1850 census as the head of household, pg 78 #591-601, Twnshp 8N 5W, Henderson Co., Illinois along with Mary Lorretta Mudd, Virginia Johnson, Thomas Walter Johnson, Jerusha Johnson, Zerelda Johnson, Hannah Johnson and Benjamin Johnson . His info on the census included Johnson, Asahel 37 b.TN farmer $3000.|
|Census1860*||1860||Asahel Johnson appeared on the 1860 census as the head of household, pg 224 #1520-1520, Township 8N Range 5W (Post Office Terre Haute), Henderson Co., Illinois along with Mary Lorretta Mudd, Virginia Johnson, Thomas Walter Johnson, Jerusha Johnson, Zerelda Johnson, Hannah Johnson, Benjamin Johnson, Robert Johnson and Asahel Johnson . His info on the census included Johnson, Ashael (sic) 47 b.KY farmer $6000-$1000.|
|Census1870*||1870||Asahel Johnson appeared on the 1870 census as the head of household, pg 153 #140-130, Twn 8N Range 5W (PO Terre Haute), Henderson Co., Illinois along with Mary Lorretta Mudd, Zerelda Johnson, Benjamin Johnson, Robert Johnson, Olivia Johnson, Asahel Johnson, May Johnson and Mattie Johnson . His info on the census included Johnson, Asahel 57 b.TN farmer $26,400-$5,200.|
|(Witness) Event-Misc||29 December 1871||On 29 December 1871 at Henderson Co., Illinois, had the following misc event: David Epler of Morgan Co IL and Asahel Johnson of Henderson Co IL made a $30,000 bond 29 Dec 1871 as conservators of Joseph Johnson because of lunacy.4|
|(MentionedIn) Probate||11 January 1872||Was mentioned in a probate of Joseph G Johnson on 11 January 1872 at Henderson Co., Illinois; The $30,000 bond says that his personal estate will probably amount to $16,000, that he left at his decease no widow, and Asahel Johnson, Thomas Johnson, Elizabeth Cunningham, Susan Wright, Ruth A Severs, Olivia Dickenson, and Anna Temple, daughters of Mary Wright, Allen J Hill, son of Nancy Hill, Rachel R Epler and Hannah Spangler, his brothers, sisters, nieces & nephew.5|
|Census1880*||1880||Asahel Johnson appeared on the 1880 census as the head of household, ED 92 pg 58a #38-38, Terre Haute, Henderson Co., Illinois along with Mary Lorretta Mudd, Zerelda Johnson, May Johnson, Asahel Johnson, Mattie Johnson, Benjamin Johnson, Hattie M (__________) and Mina L Johnson. His info on the census included Johnson, Asahel 67 b.TN farmer - also in home is nephew Robert Mudd 22 b.MO.|
|MovedTo||1881||Asahel Johnson moved to Macedonia, Pottawattamie Co., Iowa, in 1881.|
|MovedTo*||1889||He moved to Bertrand, Phelps Co., Nebraska, in 1889 per obit.|
|Death*||February 1893||He died in February 1893 at Bertrand, Phelps Co., Nebraska, at age 79.1|
|Burial*||He was buried at LaHarpe Cemetery, LaHarpe, Hancock Co., Illinois.|
|Obituary||10 March 1893||His obituary: on 10 March 1893 at LaHarper, LaHarpe, Hancock Co., Illinois.|
|Obituary||17 March 1893||His obituary: on 17 March 1893 at LaHarper, LaHarpe, Hancock Co., Illinois.|
|(MentionedIn) Obituary||He is mentioned in the obituary of Anna Louise Knight when it says "The husband died in 1857. She then went to Henderson county, Ill, to live with her mother's brother, Ace Johnson, and remained there until 1868"; Ann Louisa Knight was born in New Castle, Ind., Jan. 30, 1831. At the age of 10 years, she and an elder sister, with the widowed mother, came to Oskaloosa, Iowa, where the mother united in marriage with Isaac Newton Seevers. She lived with her mother until 1850 when she was united in marriage to Thomas Seevers, nephew of her step-father, and son of James Seevers. They located on a farm southeast of Oskaloosa. Three children were born to this union, all of whom are deceased. The husband died in 1857. She then went to Henderson county, Ill, to live with her mother's brother, Ace Johnson, and remained there until 1868 when she was married to Benjamin F. Brown. . . . the husband preceded the wife in death by only a few months. She leaves to mourn her loss, one sister, Mrs. Weary of Colorado, brother Thomas Seevers of Oskaloosa, a niece Mrs. Francis E. Noe of Oskaloosa. . ."1|
|Mary Lorretta Mudd b. 6 Aug 1819, d. 14 Dec 1895|
|Marriage*||20 November 1838||Asahel Johnson married Mary Lorretta Mudd on 20 November 1838 at Fountain, Green Co., Illinois.1|
|Last Edited||25 Apr 2009|
- [S1647] "email from Angela to Kathryn," e-mail message from Angela McLaughlin, private email address to Kathryn Bassett, Apr 2007+.
- [S1649] Obit for Asahel Johnson http://www.bassett.net/genealogy/spangler/RN15912AsahelobitLaHarper18930310.jpg.
- [S1650] Obit for Asahel Johnson http://www.bassett.net/genealogy/spangler/RN15912AsahelobitLaHarper18930317.jpg.
- [S1779] Illinois Probate Records, 1819-1970 on Family Search, Administrators bond 1859-1880 vol A pg 162.
- [S1779] Illinois Probate Records, 1819-1970 on Family Search, Administrators bond 1859-1880 vol A pg 163.