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.

Nelson's biographical dictionary and historical reference book of Fayette County, Pennsylvania : containing a condensed history of Pennsylvania, of Fayette County, and the boroughs and townships of the county : also, portraits and biographies of the governors since 1790, and genealogies, family histories and biographies of representative men of the county : illustrated.
Author(s): Shepherd, Henry E.; 1844-1929. ; (Henry Elliot),
Publication: Uniontown, Pa. : S.B. Nelson,
Year: 1900

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