Fayette County Genealogy Project
DAVID JOHNSON was born in Rockingham county, Virginia, March 5, 1786, and died near Masontown, May 24, 1860. He received an elementary education, came with his father, Peter Johnson, to Fayette county where he married Magdalena Bixler and reared a family of six sons and two daughters. Mr. Johnson was a weaver by trade, but devoted his time to farming in which he was most successful. He owned sixteen hundred acres of land and one of his sons acquired an estate of one thousand acres. Mr. Johnson and his wife were consistent members of the Mennonite church, and politically he was a Whig and a Republican.