Name: Justus B. JOHNSON
Given Name: Justus B.
Birth: 28 Feb 1802 in Schoharie Co., NY
Death: 11 Jan 1883 in Marathon, Cortland Co., NY
Burial: 14 Jan 1883 Marathon Cemetery, Marathon, Cortland Co., NY
NOTE: The link to parents is uncertain. Justice reported both parents born in CT. His propse d father John Jr. lived in Schoharie Co., NY in 1800 and 1810, where the NY State Cenus place s Justice's birth. John Jr. moved to Lisle, Broome Co., NY by 1820, and at that time he ha d a son 16-18. (Abner Johnson has been suggested as his father, but he was still in CT in 180 0 and 1810 and unlikely to have had a son born in NY.)
Change Date: 18 Feb 2016 at 09:23:07
In 1830 Justus lived in Lisle, Broome Co., NY (page 119) with a wife and two sons, one unde r 5 and the other 5-10. There appears to have been a son born before Charles.
Justus bought his 63 acre farm From Ann and Washington G. Johnson on 4 March 1836 (Cortland C ounty Deed 7-528) for $1200; this was Military Lot no. 21. Washington lived in Marathon an d Justus lived in Lisle. The witness was G. E Peck and the deed was recorded 22 January 184 4.
In 1840 J. B. lived in Marathon, Cortland Co. NY (page 55) (211010000000-0100010000000). In 1 850 Justice lived in Marathon (page 239). In 1855 Justice farmed in Cortland Co. (M-1:7) wit h wife Persilla, sons Alfred and Rufus, and Lucinda Payne, age 16 from Cortland Co. In 1860 J ustus farmed in Marathon (page 502) with his wife Priscilla and son Alfred (farm laborer); th e value of his land was $4,000.00 and personal assets of $1,000.00. In 1869 he farmed on lo t 71 in Marathon. In 1880 he was a retired farmer residing in Marathon (page 179) with his wi fe Priscilla.
Cortland County Probate File x 7354s. Will dated 17 November 1882, was made when Justice wa s 80 years old. Heirs listed as Alfred Johnson of Marathon, New York; Charles Johnson of Tria ngle, Broome County, New York; Hannah Glover of Cincinnatus; Harry C. Johnson, LaCygne, Lin n County, Kansas; Rufus Johnson, Drywood, Chippewa County, Wisconsin. Left $200 for a cemeter y lot and monument and removal of family members to that lot. $50 each to sons Charles and Ru fus or their heirs after 5 years; real estate to son Alfred with whom Justice was living, Alf red to be executor. Witnessed by George A. Hubert (An Attorney), George H. Chaplin, Eugene Jo hnson, all of Marathon.
Father: John JOHNSON Jr. b: 30 Mar 1771 in Chatham, Middlesex Co., CT
Mother: Betsey ELDREDGE b: 1773/1776 in MA
Malinda A. b: 26 Jul 1805 in NY
- Charles JOHNSON b: 1829/1830 in NY
- Hannah Louise JOHNSON b: 9 Mar 1832 in Broome Co., NY
- Seth A. JOHNSON b: 2 Jan 1834 in Marathon, Cortland Co., NY
- Harry Clifford JOHNSON b: 14 Sep 1834 in Cortland Co., NY
- Alfred Eugene JOHNSON b: Oct 1839 in Cortland Co., NY
- Rufus J. JOHNSON b: Jun 1842 in Cortland Co., NY
Priscilla (Priscillia) SMITH b: 1807/1809 in Cortland Co., NY