Martin D. JOHNSON
Comfort GARRISON


Husband:  Martin D. JOHNSON
Birth:  31 Mar 1807, Kentucky    
Death:  15 Jan 1858, White Co., Illinois 
Burial:  Jan 1858, Johnson Cemetery, Enfield, White Co., Illinois
Father:  John Harmon JOHNSON
Mother:  Mary REAVIS

Marriage:  8 Mar 1828, White Co., Illinois 

Wife:  Comfort GARRISON
Birth:  27 Jan 1810, Buncombe Co., North Carolina
Death:  13 Feb 1866, White Co., Illinois  
Burial:  Feb 1866, Johnson Cemetery, Enfield, White Co., Illinois 
Father:  Absalom GARRISON 
Mother:   Lucy HUFF 

Children:
1. Sarah Jane JOHNSON (Baker), b: 24 Mar 1829, White Co., Illinois
                                                      d: Sep 1899, White Co., Illinois
                                                   bur: Enfield Cemetery, Enfield, White Co., Illinois
2. George Newton JOHNSON, b: 28 Dec 1831, White Co., Illinois
                                                  d: 3 Feb 1866, White Co., Illinois
                                               bur: Enfield Cemetery, Enfield, White Co., Illinois
3. Francis Marion JOHNSON, b: 3 Mar 1834, White Co., Illinois
                                                d: 8 Mar 1834, White Co., Illinois
4. Armilda Caroline JOHNSON (Fields), b: 7 Mar 1837, White Co., Illinois
                                                               d: 1894, White Co., Illinois
5. William Harrison JOHNSON, b: 3 Mar 1840, White Co., Illinois
                                                  d: 26 Nov 1924, Wabash Co., Illinois
                                               bur: Enfield Cemetery, Enfield, White Co., Illinois      (pic)
6. Emma Priscilla JOHNSON (McClain), b: 6 Jul 1842, White Co., Illinois
                                                                d: 1904, White Co., Illinois
                                                             bur: Enfield Cemetery, Enfield, White Co., Illinois
7. Charles Barton JOHNSON, b: 14 Jun 1847, White Co., Illinois
                                                d: 18 Aug 1871, White Co., Illinois
                                              bur: Enfield Cemetery, Enfield, White Co., Illinois
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Notes:
History of White County, page 705, states that the Village of Enfield, IL was originally laid out in 1853 by Dr. Martin Johnson as follows:
     The original site of Enfield was in the northeast corner of the 40 acres bought by Doctor Martin Johnson from Thomas Crabtree [note: Thomas & Martin were brother-in-laws - they married sisters Comfort & Minerva Garrison]. The northern and eastern boundaries of the original site coincided with the northern and eastern boundaries of the 40 acres as described, but the site of the first village extended south only far enough to include one row of lots south of Main Street and west to Third Street--the street that is east of the Southern Illinois Lumber Company.

1830 Federal Census Data (M19_0025, Page 15), Unknown Twps., White Co., Illinois

 NAME

 

< 5

5-9

10-14

15-19

20-29

30-39

40-49

50-59

60-69

70-79

80-89

90-99

 JOHNSON, Martin

Males

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Females

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Indicates:

 

 

 

 

Number/ Sex

Age

Therefore Born

Inferred

 

 1 Male

20 29

1801 1810

  =  Martin             (b: 1807)

 

 1 Female

< 5

1826 1830

  =  Sarah             (b: 1829)

 

 1 Female

20 29

1801 1810

  =  Comfort          (b: 1810)

 

1840 Federal Census Data (M704_0073, Page 305), Unknown Twps., White Co., Illinois

 NAME

 

< 5

5-9

10-14

15-19

20-29

30-39

40-49

50-59

60-69

70-79

80-89

90-99

 JOHNSON, Martin

Males

1

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Females

1

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Indicates:

 

 

 

 

Number/ Sex

Age

Therefore Born

Inferred

 

 1 Male

< 5

1836 1840

  =  William             (b: 1840)

 

 1 Male

5 9

1831 1835

  =  George            (b: 1831)

 

 1 Male

30 39

1801 1810

  =  Martin              (b: 1807)

 

 1 Female

< 5

1836 1840

  =  Armilda            (b: 1837)

 

 1 Female

10 14

1826 1830

  =  Sarah              (b: 1829)

 

 1 Female

20 29

1811 1820

  =  Comfort           (b: 1810)

 

1850 Federal Census Data (M432_0132, Page 349), District #13, White Co., Illinois,
                                                                                                        Enumeration Date: 5-Nov-1850, Family #1179

 NAME

Age

Sex

Col.

 Occupation
or Trade

Real Estate

POB

Attend School

Cannot  R/W

D, D, B, I,  I, P, or C

 JOHNSON, Martin

42

M

W

 Physician

$600

KY

 

 

 

                    Comfort

39

F

W

 

 

NC

 

 

 

                    George N

18

M

W

 Farmer

 

IL

X

 

 

                    Armilda C

13

F

W

 

 

IL

X

 

 

                    William H

9

M

W

 

 

IL

X

 

 

                    Emma P

6

F

W

 

 

IL

X

 

 

                    Charles B

3

M

W

 

 

IL

 

 

 

On the 1860 Census, the census taker didn't include the Surname on the census and 'dittoed' the name from the previous household in error. 

1860 Federal Census Data (M653_0236, Page 194), Twp 5S / R 8E (Enfield), White Co., Illinois,
                                                                                                             Enumeration Date:
20-Aug-1860, Family #1377

NAME

Age

Sex

Col.

Occupation
Or Trade

Real Estate

Pers. Estate

POB

In Sch.

Cannot  R/W

D, D, B, I,   I, P, or C

 JOHNSON, Comfort

50

F

W

 

----

$200

NC

 

 

 

                    Emma

17

F

W

 School Teacher

 

 

IL

 

 

 

                    Charles

13

M

W

 

 

 

IL

X

 

 

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Sources:
1) Marriage:  White County Illinois Vital Statistics - Marriages, Book 1 , Box 1
2) Biography:  History of White County,
published 1883 by Inter-State Publishing company of Chicago.