Adalbert Walstian Johnson

b. 5 September 1838, d. 12 July 1863
  • Father: Frederick Johnson b. 17 Nov 1809, d. 3 May 1845
  • Mother: Mary Porter Beal b. 25 Aug 1817, d. 12 Jan 1897
  • Company: C
  • Adalbert Walstian Johnson was born on 5 Sep 1838 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Frederick Johnson and Mary Porter Beal, (Frederick7, Ephraim 6, Dorothy Whitcomb 5. )
  • On 3 May 1845 his father, Frederick Johnson, died at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 35.
  • In 1861 Adalbert was living at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Adalbert gave his occupation as carpenter.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Adalbert mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years, 10 months and 7 days old.
  • At least four Johnson men of the 15th were second cousins -- James N., Joseph P., Adelbert and Augustus -- all great-grandsons of Dorothy WHITCOMB, a 5th generation descendant of John White of Wenham.
  • On 13 Dec 1861 Adalbert ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts according to Ford's history; discharged on unknown date, according to the 1870 roster.

  • Starting 6 Nov 1862, Adalbert also served in the reenlisted in Co. C, 53rd Massachusetts Regiment.
  • On 11 Jul 1863 Adalbert was wounded while with the 53rd Massachusetts.
  • He died on 12 Jul 1863 at Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, of wounds received 11 July 1863, with the 53rd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 24 years, 10 months and 7 days old.
  • He was buried in Jul 1863 at Baton Rouge National Cemetery, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, Plot: 36, 2375.
  • On 27 Apr 1866 Mary Porter Beal received a pension to surviving family member based on Adalbert's service; mother received certificate number 161801; Pension file mentions only service in 53rd MVI; and Ford says after service with the 15th MVI, he reenlisted in Co. C of the 53rd MVI on 6 Nov 1862.
  • In 1879, Adalbert was mentioned in Marvin's history of Lancaster.
  • A photograph or image of Adalbert Walstian Johnson and Augustus C. Johnson are located on page 98 of Emerson's "Leominster Historical" of an "A. W. Johnson". Unknown exactly who it referrs to as neither of these men seem to be otherwise mentioned in Emerson's book.
  • Mary Porter Beal survived Adalbert Walstian Johnson and died on 12 Jan 1897 at age 79.
  • Last Edited: 9 Sep 2016

Alonzo Johnson

b. between 1838 and 1839
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Alonzo Johnson was born between 1838 - 1839.
  • In 1861 Alonzo was living at Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.

  • On 2 Sep 1861 Alonzo Johnson mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters according to the 1870 AG report with no further information.
  • Last Edited: 9 Sep 2012

Augustus C. Johnson

b. 31 October 1842, d. 20 April 1864
  • Father: Josiah Johnson b. 19 May 1803, d. 20 Mar 1887
  • Mother: Lucy Farnsworth b. 29 Jan 1809, d. 17 Sep 1885
  • Company: A
  • Augustus C. Johnson was born on 31 Oct 1842 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Josiah Johnson and Lucy Farnsworth, (Josiah 7, Stephen 6, Dorothy Whitcomb 5.)
  • Augustus C. Johnson was enumerated in the household of Josiah Johnson and Lucy Farnsworth in the 1850 US Federal Census on 7 Jul 1850 at Auburn, Cayuga County, New York, as:
    Josiah Johnson, 45, comb maker, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Lucy, 32
    **Augustus, 7
    Sarah, 4.
  • In 1861 Augustus was living at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Augustus gave his occupation as painter.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Augustus mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years, 8 months and 12 days old.
  • At least four Johnson men of the 15th were second cousins -- James N., Joseph P., Adelbert and Augustus -- all great-grandsons of Dorothy WHITCOMB, a 5th generation descendant of John White of Wenham.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Augustus was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Augustus C. Johnson was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Augustus Johnson was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 2 Jul 1862 Augustus's sister, Sarah E. Johnson, married George Messenger Tenney at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 5 Sep 1862, George Messenger Tenney, his newly wed brother-in-law, was enlisted in the 53rd Massachusetts Infantry, mustering out on 2 Sep 1863 at Camp Stevens, Groton, MA.
  • On 22 Nov 1863 Augustus ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 16 Apr 1864, and received certificate number 15794.
  • He died on 20 Apr 1864 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, unmarried, of consumption. He was 21 years, 5 months and 19 days old.
  • He was buried in Apr 1864 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Section 1, Lot 272.
  • A photograph or image of Augustus C. Johnson and Adalbert Walstian Johnson are located on page 98 of Emerson's "Leominster Historical" of an "A. W. Johnson". Unknown exactly who it referrs to as neither of these men seem to be otherwise mentioned in Emerson's book.
  • Last Edited: 10 Apr 2016

Charles Albert Johnson

b. 10 February 1828, d. 25 November 1870
  • Father: Samuel Johnson
  • Mother: Eliza [--?--]
  • Company: G
  • Charles Albert Johnson was born on 10 Feb 1828 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, son of Samuel Johnson and Eliza [--?--].
  • On 20 May 1857 Charles Albert Johnson, 29, married Margaret Jane Brown, 24, daughter of Samuel Brown and Margaret J. Mccartney, at Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Charles gave his occupation as sailor.
  • In 1861 Charles was living at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to Ford's history.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 33 years, 5 months and 2 days old.
  • On 1 Nov 1862 Charles was promoted to Sergeant.
  • On 12 Oct 1863 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by discharge due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 17 Oct 1863, and received certificate number 414495.
  • He died on 25 Nov 1870. He was 42 years, 9 months and 15 days old.
  • He was buried in Nov 1870 at Moshassuck Cemetery, Central Falls, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • On 23 Mar 1882 Margaret Jane Johnson received a pension to surviving family member based on Charles's service; his wife, received certificate number 249230.
  • Margaret Jane Brown was enumerated as the widow of Charles Albert Johnson, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Lincoln, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • On 12 Jun 1895 Charles and Margaret's daughter, Alice E. Johnson married Horace Jeffers at Central Falls, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • On 25 Oct 1899 Margaret Jane Brown, his wife, died at Central Falls, Providence County, Rhode Island, at age 67.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Family: Margaret Jane Brown b. 8 Jun 1832, d. 25 Oct 1899

  • Alice E. Johnson b. 1861, d. 7 Aug 1927

Charles H. Johnson

b. 5 November 1836, d. 2 May 1904
  • Father: Daniel Johnson b. between 1799 - 1800
  • Mother: Elizabeth Cook d. about 1844
  • Company: H
  • Charles H. Johnson was born on 5 Nov 1836 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Daniel Johnson and Elizabeth Cook.
  • About 1844 his mother, Elizabeth Cook, died.
  • On 17 Jan 1849 Charles's widowed father, Daniel Johnson, remarried to Nancy O. Sylvester at Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 13 Feb 1855 Charles's sister-in-law, Hannah Catherine Parsons, daughter of John Parsons and Lucy Hathaway,married Asa Francis Day, daughter of John Parsons and Lucy Hathaway, at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 31 Mar 1855 Charles H. Johnson, 18, married Sarah Jane Parsons, 16, daughter of John Parsons and Lucy Hathaway, at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Charles H. Johnson and Sarah Jane Parsons were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 4 Jun 1860 at Sutton P. O., Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Chas. Johnson, 25, miller, b. MA
    Sarah J., 22, b. MA
    John L., 3, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Charles gave his occupation as miller.
  • In 1861 Charles was living at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Charles H. Johnson and Asa Francis Day, brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 24 years, 8 months and 7 days old.
  • On 12 Jan 1864 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Signal Corps.

  • Before 1867 Sarah Jane Parsons, his wife, died.
  • On 19 Oct 1867 Charles H. Johnson, 30, married Annette J. Marcy, 32, daughter of William Larned Marcy and Lydia Chamberlain, at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • Charles H. Johnson made application for a veteran's pension on 27 Nov 1879, and received certificate numer 247457.
  • He and Annette J. Marcy were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 30 Jun 1880 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Johnson, Chas, 44, bootmaker, b. MA
    ---, Anna, 44. wife, b. MA
    ---, John L., 22, son, bootmaker, b. MA
    Marcy, Lydia, 74, mother(-in-law), b. MA.
  • Charles H. Johnson was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Paxton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company H, as a Sergeant. However, the service dates do not exactly match this man.
  • He was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1900 at Paxton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Johnson, Charles H., head, 64, farmer
    ---, Annette, wife, 64, her one child has died
    ---, John L., son, 42, single
    Damon, John, servant.
  • He died on 2 May 1904 at Paxton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of diabetis. He was 67 years, 5 months and 27 days old.
  • He was buried on 4 May 1904 at Corbin Cemetery, Corbin Rd., Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 14 May 1904 Annette J. Marcy received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Charles's service; his wife, received certificate number 584983.
  • On 19 Feb 1913 Annette J. Marcy, his wife, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 77.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Family 1: Sarah Jane Parsons b. 10 Apr 1838, d. before 1867

  • John Leroy Johnson b. 18 Dec 1857

Family 2: Annette J. Marcy b. 13 Oct 1835, d. 19 Feb 1913

Edward Stowell Johnson

b. 26 October 1844, d. 17 September 1862
  • Father: Elisha Johnson b. 21 Oct 1783, d. 4 May 1854
  • Mother: Mary Stowell b. 27 Sep 1804, d. 2 Oct 1878
  • Company: G
  • Edward Stowell Johnson was born on 26 Oct 1844 at Southborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Elisha Johnson and Mary Stowell.
  • Edward Stowell Johnson was enumerated in the household of Elisha Johnson and Mary Stowell in the 1850 US Federal Census on 2 Aug 1850 at Southborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Elisha Johnson, 66, farmer, b. MA (as were all in family)
    Mary S., 45
    Sarah P. Johnson, 39
    **Edward S., 5
    Walter A., 3
    Ellen A., 1
    Eunice C. Stockwell, 15, b. NY
    Mary A., Stockwell, 12, b. NY
    Samuel W. May, 36, laborer, b. MA.
  • On 4 May 1854 his father, Elisha Johnson, died at age 70.
  • Edward Stowell Johnson was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 20 Jul 1860 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Edward S. Johnson, 16, clerk, b. MA
    living as a boarder in the home of W. D. Wheeler, 27, shoe manufacturer.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Edward gave his occupation as clerk.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Edward mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 16 years, 8 months and 16 days old.
  • He died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, although early reports were apparently conflicting. He was 17 years, 10 months and 22 days old.
  • On 19 Jan 1873 Mary Stowell received a pension to surviving family member based on Edward's service; his mother, received certificate number 125069.
  • On 2 Oct 1878 his mother, Mary Stowell, died at age 74.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Edward S. Johnson was included on the Civil War memorial at Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland, with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, on the 35th anniversary of the battle. (Articles from the Fitchburg Sentinel about the planning for the memorial.)
  • Last Edited: 5 Sep 2016

Elisha F. Johnson

b. 30 May 1831, d. 17 September 1862
  • Father: Ralsa Fisk Johnson b. 19 Jun 1805, d. 12 Mar 1888
  • Mother: Lucy Temple b. about 1809
  • Company: F
  • Elisha F. Johnson was born on 30 May 1831 at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Ralsa Fisk Johnson and Lucy Temple.
  • His mother, Lucy Temple, died.
  • On 28 Dec 1842 Elisha's widowed father, Ralsa Fisk Johnson, remarried to Sarah J. Gilmore.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Elisha gave his occupation as carpenter.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Elisha mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 30 years, 1 month and 12 days old.
  • On 27 Aug 1862 Alvah Stearns Johnson, his brother, enlisted in Company I, Massachusetts 36th Infantry Regiment and mustered out on 05 Jun 1865.
  • Elisha F. Johnson died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, killed in action as a Sergeant. He was 31 years, 3 months and 18 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Elisha F. Johnson was included on the Civil War memorial at Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland, with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, on the 35th anniversary of the battle. (Articles from the Fitchburg Sentinel about the planning for the memorial.)
  • Last Edited: 19 Aug 2016

Ithiel Town Johnson

b. 24 July 1849, d. 4 July 1931

Ithiel T. Johnson
  • Father: Lewis Arnold Johnson b. 5 Jan 1816, d. 2 Feb 1894
  • Mother: Lucy Ann Larned b. 9 Feb 1817, d. 17 Oct 1892
  • Company: MASCOT
  • Ithiel Town Johnson was born on 24 Jul 1849 at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Lewis Arnold Johnson and Lucy Ann Larned.
  • Ithiel Town Johnson was enumerated in the household of Lewis Arnold Johnson and Lucy Ann Larned in the 1850 US Federal Census on on 25 Sep 1850 at at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In "The Story of My Life or Forty Busy Years," (Evangelist. Burlington, Vt.: Free Press Printing Company, 1912. 231 pages.), Ithiel T. Johnson recounting his experiences with the 15th Massachusetts at Ball's Bluff. (Click the document icon to read it here.)
  • Later in during the war, Johnson returned to Washington D. C. and was there at the time of Lincoln's assassination. Read his account here.
  • Many thanks to Ed A. Schofield who provided the source reference to these two stories. slh Dec 2003.
  • In 1880 Ithiel Town Johnson was clergyman.
  • He was enumerated in the household of Lewis Arnold Johnson and Lucy Ann Larned in the 1880 US Federal Census at at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 1 Jul 1881 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Rev. Ithiel T. Johnson was reported as attending the fourteenth annual meeting of Co. E. Association, 15th Regiment, Mass. Vols.--
    From The Webster Times, July 1, 1881(Volume XXIII # 20)
    The fourteenth annual meeting of Co. E. Association, 15th Regiment, Mass. Vols., was held on Tuesday in Memorial Hall. The visiting comrades and guests were received at the depot by Post 27, L. E. Thayer, commander. Lieut. B. B. Vassal presided over the meeting. The day was one of great enjoyment to all the members of the association. Short addresses were made by Rev. Mr. Emmons, Dr. S. O. Paine, A. L. Joslin, G. P. Daniels, Rev. I. T. Johnson, B. B. Vassal, A. J. Kirby, G. H. Stevens, L. E. Thayer, also by Gen. Picket and Mr. A. Borden of Post 10 G. A. R.
    P. F. Murray read an interesting paper on the doings of the company while in service. George Hodges gave an account of his California trip, showing quite clearly that the ways of some “Californians” not “heathen chinee” are “peculiar.”
    At the business meeting the death of Capt Albert Prince and Fred A. Hall were reported. The following officers were chosen for the ensuing year: president B. B. Vassal; Vice-President Charles A. Bacon; Secretary and Treasurer L. E. Thayer; Directors Otis Hoyle; Edward Cudworth; John W. Humphrey.
    A nice repast was furnished at the expense of George Hodges, who received the thanks of those present for his generosity. Caterer Mars, of Worcester, attended to the wants of the inner man. At the head table was a handsome bouquet presented by a Worcester lady. The meeting was adjourned until June 28, 1882.
  • On 9 Jul 1886 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Ithiel Town Johnson was reported as having attended the 19th reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 5 Jul 1889 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Ithiel Town Johnson attended a reunion of Company E; from The Webster Times, July 5, 1889 (Volume XXXI # 19),
    Reviving War Memories
    Twenty-eight years ago last Friday Company E, 15th regiment, left Oxford for the front, and , as is their usual custom, the surviving members of the company met at Oxford last Friday in reunion. The comrades met at the hall of Post No. 27 G. A. R. where these officers were selected:
    President--- Capt. B. B. Vassal
    Vice-President---Capt. Charles H. Watson
    Secretary and Treasurer---L. E. Thayer
    Directors, A. B. Yeomans, W. Y. Woodbury and Anthony Murphy.
    Comrades were present from Rhode Island and Maine and from various parts of Massachusetts, twenty-five in all being present. The roll was called and many letters from absent comrades were received.
    During the proceedings Rev. Albert Tyler created a sensation. He rose and said he had received a spiritual communication from Lieut. Nelson Bartholomew, who died in Philadelphia, in November 1861, on his way home. The message said that the spirit of Bartholomew was with them during the meeting, which was most enjoyable to him, and that he had the same love he had for his comrades as he had in 1861.
    The comrades adjourned to Memorial Hall for dinner, after which, Capt Vassal called the assemblage to order and gave an address of welcome. Capt. C. H. Watson, the first commander of the company, Comrades P. F. Murray, W. Y. Woodbury, A. B. Yeomans, L. E. Thayer, Rev. Albert Tyler, Rev. Ithiel Johnson and others were called on and spoke of personal experiences and memories which were brought up by the stories of others.
  • On 28 Jun 1890 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Ithiel Town Johnson attended the 23rd annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • On 24 Jun 1891 Ithiel Town Johnson, 41, married Mary H. Lawrence, 28, daughter of Harvey B. Lawrence and Georgianna Craig, at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 2 Sep 1892 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Ithiel was mentioned:
    "Rev. I. T. Johnson has returned from a trip to Yarmouth, N. S., to which place he carried the large tabernacle tent from the East Douglas camp grounds to be used there for religious meetings."
  • On 30 Sep 1892 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Ithiel was mentioned.
  • On 28 Jun 1894 at Grand Army Hall, Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Ithiel Town Johnson attended a reunion of Company E, as reported in the Worcester Daily Spy the following day.
  • In Apr 1896 at Fresno, Fresno County, California, Ithiel had some trouble. (click icon to read the report.)
  • Ithiel Town Johnson was Methodist Clergyman.
  • On 3 Jun 1914 Mary H. Lawrence, his wife, died at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, at age 51.
  • Ithiel Town Johnson was enumerated in the 1930 U. S. Federal Census on 10 Apr 1930 at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, where he is retired and lives with his daughter, son-in-law, and her two step-daughters.
  • He died on 4 Jul 1931 at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts. He was 81 years, 11 months and 10 days old.
  • He was buried in Jul 1931 at North Cemetery, Main Street, Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 10 Apr 2016

Family: Mary H. Lawrence b. Dec 1862, d. 3 Jun 1914

  • Evelyn M. Johnson b. Dec 1894
  • Ithiel Town Johnson Jr. b. 18 Jun 1897, d. 28 Aug 1966
  • Earl Craig Johnson b. 14 Feb 1901, d. 6 Dec 1930

James Nathaniel Johnson

b. 20 June 1828, d. 17 August 1875

James N. Johnson
  • Father: Capt. Nathaniel Johnson b. 6 Aug 1799, d. 8 May 1884
  • Mother: Almira Pierce b. 24 Jun 1804, d. 25 Dec 1905
  • Company: C
  • James Nathaniel Johnson was born on 20 Jun 1828 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Capt. Nathaniel Johnson and Almira Pierce, (Capt. Nathaniel 7, Joseph 6, Dorothy Whitcomb 5.)
  • On 4 Nov 1850 James Nathaniel Johnson, 22, married Amanda G. Low, 22, daughter of Edward Low and Content [--?--], at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 10 Sep 1852 Amanda G. Johnson, his wife, died at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 24 being thrown from a carriage.
  • On 14 Apr 1856 James Nathaniel Johnson, 27, married Esther A. Bickford, 18, daughter of George W. Bickford and Olive Parcher, at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • James Nathaniel Johnson and Esther A. Bickford were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 4 Jul 1860 at Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    James N. Johnson, 32, combmaker, b. MA
    Esther A., 22, b. NY
    Edward E., 2, b. MA
    (nextdoor to:)
    Joseph P. Johnson, 25, combmaker, b. MA (as were all)
    Kesiaih, 21
    Frank M., 1
    Nellie M., 1/12
    Eliza Montjoy, 50.
  • Before 1861 at Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James Nathaniel Johnson as a resident, was a member of "The Clinton Guards."
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, James gave his occupation as comb-maker.
  • James Nathaniel Johnson and Joseph Peirce Johnson, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Co. C.
  • At least four Johnson men of the 15th were second cousins -- James N., Joseph P., Adelbert and Augustus -- all great-grandsons of Dorothy WHITCOMB, a 5th generation descendant of John White of Wenham.

  • On 1 Aug 1861 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a 2nd Lieutenant, being credited to the quota of Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 33 years, 1 month and 12 days old.
  • On 14 Aug 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James Nathaniel Johnson was mentioned in an article about the departure of the Fifteenth Massachusetts from Worcester.
  • On 16 Jan 1862 James ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by resignation from officer rank.


  • On 31 Mar 1862 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry having reenlisted with the rank of Private, being credited to the quota of Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 33 years, 9 months and 11 days old.
  • On 4 Oct 1862 his brother, Joseph Peirce Johnson, died at Mount Pleasant Hospital, Washington, DC, at age 28 of wounds received at the Battle of Antietam.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 James ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 27 Jul 1864 James N. Johnson appeared on the muster rolls of the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as having officially transferred into the unit, but he was not assigned to a specific company.
  • He and Esther A. Bickford were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 22 Jun 1870 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Johnson, James N., 41, saloon keeper, b. MA
    ---, Esther A., 33, b. NY
    ---, Edward E., 12, b. MA
    ---, Dora A., 9, b. MA
    Bickford, Dora, 26, works in saloon, b. NY
    Flagg, Emma E., 27, milliner, b. MA
    Gise (?), Walter, 22, clerk in bank, b. MA.
  • On 17 Sep 1870 James Nathaniel Johnson was included on the Civil War memorial at Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He died on 17 Aug 1875 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of heart disease. He was 47 years, 1 month and 28 days old.
  • On 29 Nov 1882 James and Esther's daughter, Dora Augusta Johnson married William H. Elward at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • In Mar 1888 Esther A. Bickford received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on James's service; his wife, received certificate number 289429.
  • Esther, his wife, outlived James and died on 25 Aug 1898 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of carcinoma at age 60.
  • From Crane's History of Worcester -- he "served with honor throughout the Civil War, returning with badly broken health, and never recovered from his disabilities."
  • Last Edited: 16 Jan 2012

Family 1: Amanda G. Low b. 24 Jan 1828, d. 10 Sep 1852

Family 2: Esther A. Bickford b. 31 Dec 1837, d. 25 Aug 1898

  • Edward Everett Johnson b. 2 Mar 1858
  • Dora Augusta Johnson b. 25 Jul 1861

John Hawkins Johnson

b. 17 February 1842, d. between 1905 and 1906
  • Father: Waldo Johnson b. 16 Sep 1807, d. 25 Jul 1876
  • Mother: Hannah Palmer Holmes b. 22 Dec 1809, d. 29 Dec 1850
  • Company: F
  • John Hawkins Johnson was born on 17 Feb 1842 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Waldo Johnson and Hannah Palmer Holmes.
  • On 29 Dec 1850 his mother, Hannah Palmer Holmes, died at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 41.
  • On 22 Nov 1853 John's widowed father, Waldo Johnson, remarried to Alice Munroe at Ware, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, John gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1861 Emery Warner Johnson his brother, served in the 31st Massachusetts Regiment Infantry.
  • In 1861 Palmer Pellet Johnson his brother, served in the 25th Massachusetts Regiment Infantry.
  • In 1861 Henry Sanford Johnson his brother, served in the 25th Massachusetts Regiment Infantry.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a musician, being credited to the quota of Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years, 4 months and 25 days old.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service.

  • On 2 Jun 1869 John Hawkins Johnson, 27, married Alice C. Amidon, 20, daughter of Frederick S. Amidon and Dorothy Jane Kingsbury, at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • John Hawkins Johnson and Alice C. Amidon were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 8 Jul 1870 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Johnson, John H., 28, in shoe factory, b. MA, married in June
    ---, Alice A., 20, b. CT.
  • In 1886 John was living at West Natick, Massachusetts.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. F.
  • John Hawkins Johnson was described as 5' 8", with a light complexion, gray eyes and gray hair, and unmarried.
  • On 4 Nov 1890, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, John was admitted.
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 7 Aug 1891, and received certificate number 658836.
  • On 12 Jul 1892, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, John was discharged and dropped from the rolls.
  • He died between 1905 - 1906 noted that he had died between 39th and 40th Regimental Reunion.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 John Hawkins Johnson was noted as deceased during the previous year at the 40th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association. (Report, believed to be from the Worcester Spy.)
  • Last Edited: 17 Oct 2015

Family: Alice C. Amidon b. 2 Mar 1849, d. 4 Jul 1884

  • Willie Amidon Johnson b. 2 Jun 1870, d. 4 Jun 1880

Joseph Peirce Johnson

b. 25 August 1834, d. 4 October 1862

Joseph P. Johnson
  • Father: Capt. Nathaniel Johnson b. 6 Aug 1799, d. 8 May 1884
  • Mother: Almira Pierce b. 24 Jun 1804, d. 25 Dec 1905
  • Company: C
  • Joseph Peirce Johnson was born on 25 Aug 1834 at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Capt. Nathaniel Johnson and Almira Pierce, (Capt. Nathaniel 7, Joseph 6, Dorothy Whitcomb 5.)
  • On 3 May 1857 Joseph Peirce Johnson, 22, married Keziah Wood, 18, daughter of Myles Wood and Melinda Montjoy, at Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • James Nathaniel Johnson and Esther A. Bickford, his brother and sister-in-law, were enumerated near by in the 1860 US Federal Census on 4 Jul 1860 at Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    James N. Johnson, 32, combmaker, b. MA
    Esther A., 22, b. NY
    Edward E., 2, b. MA
    (nextdoor to:)
    Joseph P. Johnson, 25, combmaker, b. MA (as were all)
    Kesiaih, 21
    Frank M., 1
    Nellie M., 1/12
    Eliza Montjoy, 50.
  • Before 1861 at Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joseph Peirce Johnson as a resident, was a member of "The Clinton Guards."
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Joseph gave his occupation as comb-maker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Joseph mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 26 years, 10 months and 17 days old.
  • Joseph Peirce Johnson and James Nathaniel Johnson, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Co. C.
  • At least four Johnson men of the 15th were second cousins -- James N., Joseph P., Adelbert and Augustus -- all great-grandsons of Dorothy WHITCOMB, a 5th generation descendant of John White of Wenham.
  • From Crane's History --
    At the battle of Antietam, as orderly sergeant, he became the commanding officer of his company, on account of the deaths or disabilities of his superior officers. He made a gallant stand with his men. In his eagerness to hold their position, he kept reiterating the order: "Close up, boys; don't let them push us back," and in his delirium died with these words on his lips. He was wounded September 17, 1862, and died October 4, 1862, at Mt. Pleasant Hospital, Washington.
    His embalmed body was brought home by the town and buried with the highest military and civic honors in Howard Street cemetery, Northborough. Funeral services were held in the old Unitarian Church, October 9, 1862. Post Joe Johnson, Grand Army of the Republic, Northborough, Massachusetts, was named for him, also W. R. Corps of the same town. He was called "Little Joe," by his friends. "Small in stature he had a great heart, a noble, manly, fearless spirit.
  • Joseph Peirce Johnson died on 4 Oct 1862 at Mount Pleasant Hospital, Washington, DC, of wounds received at the Battle of Antietam. He was 28 years, 1 month and 9 days old.
  • He was buried on 9 Oct 1862 at Howard Street Cemetery, Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • From the Dunster Genealogy, quoting a letter from his father-in-law, Myles Wood --
    He was one of those boys who swam across the Potomac, near Balls' Bluff. He was mortally wounded at Antietam, Sept. 7, 1862, was carried to Washington, where the good soldier died in hospital, Oct. 4, same year. He was buried at Northboro, with great military honors. He was a good husband and loved his family much. I took his family to my house in those dark days, and their mother went to work in a shoe shop in Marlboro, about four miles away.
  • On 4 Feb 1863 Keziah Wood received a pension to surviving family member based on Joseph's service; his wife, received certificate number 5980.
  • From the Dunster Genealogy --
    "She, the widow, married a second time, June 1, 1870, to Charles H. Brigham, son of Hastings and Nancy Brigham, of Boston. He is an engineer. He had by his first wife three boys. Mr. B. is a good man, and very indulgent father. Owns a nice house, and has a salary of $1200 a year." (from Myles Wood's Letter.) "
    By her second husband, Keziah had:
    (3) Elbert Irving BRIGHAM, born July 12, 1871.
    (4) Ruth May BRIGHAM, born March 28, 1874.
  • On 1 Jun 1870 Joseph's widow, Keziah Wood remarried to Charles Hastings Brigham at Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • On 17 Sep 1870 Joseph Peirce Johnson was included on the Civil War memorial at Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 21 Nov 1870 Keziah Brigham, Joseph's his remarried widow, made application for a pension as guardian to Joseph's surviving dependants.
  • On 22 Jun 1879 Joseph and Keziah's daughter, Mabel Nellie Johnson married Newell Monroe Felton at Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Joseph Peirce Johnson's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Keziah Wood in the 1880 US Federal Census on 17 Jun 1880 at Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Brigham, Kezia, 42, widow, b. MA
    ---, Morrice F., 22, son-in-law (step-son), single, works in shoe shop, b. MA
    Johnson, Frank M., 21, son, single, works in shoe shop, b. MA
    Felton, Mable N., 20, daur, married, b. MA
    ---, Newell M., 23, son-in-law, married, works in shoe shop, b. MA
    Brigham, Elbert, 8, son, b. MA
    ---, Ruth M., 6, daur, b. MA
    Burris, William, 20, boarder, single, works in shoe shop, b. ME
    ---, Fred, 23, boarder, single, works in shoe shop, b. ME
    Fairbanks, Geo. F., 31, boarder, single, works in shoe shop, b. ME.
  • On 24 Jul 1891 Keziah Brigham, his remarried and re-widowed wife, applied for reinstatement of her widow's pension.
  • On 26 May 1893 a claim for reinstatement of the widow's pension was rejected as she had remarried prior to 27 June 1890.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Joseph P. Johnson was included on the Civil War memorial at Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland, as having died of his wounds received at the battle. (Read several articles from the Fitchburg Sentinel about the planning for the memorial.)
  • On 19 Apr 1901 Keziah Brigham 's pension was reinstated.
  • Keziah, his wife, outlived Joseph and died on 22 Sep 1922 at New Jersey at age 83.
  • Last Edited: 10 Apr 2016

Family: Keziah Wood b. 17 Oct 1838, d. 22 Sep 1922

  • Frank Myles Johnson b. 24 Oct 1858
  • Mabel Nellie Johnson b. 18 May 1860

Marcus R. Johnson

b. 21 November 1838, d. 4 July 1904
  • Father: Obediah P. Johnson b. between 1810 - 1811
  • Mother: Abigail M. Reed b. between 1811 - 1812
  • Company: B
  • Marcus R. Johnson was born on 21 Nov 1838 at Bedford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Obediah P. Johnson and Abigail M. Reed.
  • Marcus R. Johnson was enumerated in the household of Obediah P. Johnson and Abigail M. Reed in the 1860 US Federal Census on 27 Aug 1860 at Bedford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Obidiah Johnson, 49, shoe maker, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Abigail M., 48
    Edward A., 26, shoe maker
    Alfred P., 24, student
    **Marcus R., 20, shoe maker
    Abby Marie, 15
    Abigail L. Payer, 69, b. NH.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Marcus gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1861 Marcus was living at Bedford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Marcus mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Sergeant, being credited to the quota of Bedford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years, 7 months and 21 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Marcus was wounded at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, on the shoulder.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Marcus R. Johnson was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Marcus was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 28 Dec 1862 Marcus was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 16 Oct 1863 Marcus was promoted to Sergeant.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Marcus ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service.

  • On 29 May 1867 Marcus R. Johnson, 28, married Nellie L. Wilson, daughter of George W. Wilson and Sally Spalding, at Bedford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Marcus R. Johnson made application for a veteran's pension on 15 May 1879, received certificate number 166946.
  • He and Nellie L. Wilson were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 3 Jun 1880 at Elgin, Cook County, Illinois, as:
    Johnson, Marcus, 40, works watch factory (?), b. MA (as were his parents)
    ---, Ellen, 36, b. VT (as were her parents)
    ---, Mabel, 12, dau, b. MA
    ---, Arthur, 8, son, b. IL
    ---, Eliza, 5, dau, b. IL
    ---, George, 3, son, b. IL.
  • In Jun 1886 Marcus was living at Elgin, Cook County, Illinois.
  • In 1889 Marcus R. Johnson moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana.
  • Before 1900 Nellie L. Wilson, his wife, died.
  • On 11 May 1898 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Marcus R. Johnson was mentioned in an article as an original member of the Fitchburg Fusiliers.
  • He was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 9 Jun 1900 at Ft. Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, where he is a watch tester, and his unmarried daughter, Elsie, lives with him.
  • He died on 4 Jul 1904 at Ft. Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. He was 65 years, 7 months and 13 days old.
  • He was buried in Jul 1904 at Bluff City Cemetery, Elgin, Cook County, Illinois.
  • An obituary for Marcus R. Johnson was published on 28 Jul 1904 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    Fusilier Veteran Dead:
    M. R. Johnson, Formerly of This City, Who Sent Letter to June Reunion, Died July 4.

    Gen. J. W. Kimball this morning received from Comrade James H. Fenney (i.e. Tenney) of Massilon, Ohio, a clipping from a Fort Wayne, Ind., paper, noting the death on July 4, of Marcus R. Johnson in that city, of uraemic poisoning, aged 66 years.
    Comrade Johnson sent a very interesting letter to the general which was read at the annual reunion of the regiment (sic) at Whalom on June 23.
    The clipping (from the Ft. Wayne Sentinel, 4 July 1904) says in part:
    Marcus R. Johnson, a veteran of the War of the Rebellion, and for some years past an employe at the Electric Works in Fort Wayne, died, July 4, at his home, 827 West Jefferson street, aged nearly 66 years, of uraemic poisoning. Although not in the best of health for the past few weeks, suffering at times, as he did, from heart and kidney trouble, he had been at work. His death, while not entirely unexpected, came as a shock to his daughter and his wide circle of friends.
    Mr. Johnson was born at Bedford, Mass., on Nov. 21, 1838. During his youth he learned the machinist trade, working at it in Fitchburg, Mass., and other cities. During the War of the Rebellion he enlisted in the Fifteenth Massachusetts Volunteers, Co. B, and served for three years in the Army of the Potomac. After the close of the war he went to Elgin, Ill., where for 17 years he was employed in the Elgin watch factory. In 1899 he went to Fort Wayne and took a position at the Electric works. He held the position of foreman of the tool making department at the time of his death.
    Surviving him are four children. They are Arthur Johnson and Miss Mabel Johnson of Portland, Ore., George S. Johnson of Berkley, Cal., and Miss Elsie M. Johnson of Fort Wayne. The latter has resided with her father. Mrs. E. F. Gooding is a sister and E. A. Johnson a brother. Both reside at Elgin, Ill.
    Mr. Johnson had a wide circle of friends and among the employes at the Electric works was highly esteemed and generally loved. He was well known among the old soldiers, being a member of the Lawton Post, G. A. R.
    The burial was at Elgin, Ill.

  • On 28 Jun 1905 Marcus R. Johnson was noted as deceased at the reunion of Company B.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Family: Nellie L. Wilson b. between 1843 - 1844, d. before 1900

  • Mabel W. Johnson b. 19 Mar 1868
  • Arthur Johnson b. between 1871 - 1872
  • Eliza Johnson b. between 1874 - 1875
  • George Johnson b. between 1876 - 1877
  • Elsie M. Johnson b. Jun 1877

Peter Johnson

b. between 1841 and 1842
  • Company: E
  • Peter Johnson was born between 1841 - 1842 at Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Peter gave his occupation as sailor.

  • On 30 Jul 1863 Peter mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 23 Apr 1864 Peter ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Navy.

  • Last Edited: 9 Sep 2012

Peter Johnson

b. between 1825 and 1826
  • Company: I
  • Peter Johnson was born between 1825 - 1826 at Sweden.
  • He was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 10 Jul 1860 at Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts, possibly as:
    Peter Johnson, 33, fishrman, b. Sweden
    living in a boarding house owned by Hennt Hanson, also a Swede, along with many other fishermen from Sweden.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Peter gave his occupation as sailor.
  • In 1861 Peter was living at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He was married at the time of his enlistment according to Ford's history.

  • On 15 May 1861 Peter mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 Peter Johnson was mentioned, along with 95 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, in a report of 9 Nov 1861 to the Webster Times, by F. Q. Robinson, concerning the aftermath of Ball's Bluff and reporting his status.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Peter was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 23 Aug 1863 Peter ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 2d Battalion, 5th Infantry Veterans' Reserve Corps.

  • He ended his service on 6 Aug 1864.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 3 Nov 1864, and received certificate number 81763.
  • On 4 Jul 1907 Peter Johnson was included on the Civil War memorial at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to an article in the Webster Times. See the "Documents" section at the main website for an account of the festivities of dedication.
  • Last Edited: 18 Dec 2014

Richard Monroe Johnson

b. 25 December 1843, d. 15 October 1930
  • Father: Job G. Johnson b. between 1820 - 1821
  • Mother: Elmira N. Cooper b. 2 Sep 1819, d. 24 Nov 1852
  • Company: G
  • Richard Monroe Johnson was born on 25 Dec 1843 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Job G. Johnson and Elmira N. Cooper.
  • Richard Monroe Johnson was enumerated in the household of Job G. Johnson and Elmira N. Cooper in the 1850 US Federal Census on 15 Aug 1850 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 24 Nov 1852 his mother, Elmira N. Cooper, died at Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption at age 33.
  • On 12 Mar 1854 Richard's widowed father, Job G. Johnson, remarried to Cornelia A. Humphrey at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Richard Monroe Johnson was enumerated in the household of Job G. Johnson and Cornelia A. Humphrey in the 1860 US Federal Census on 24 Jul 1860 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Job Johnson, 89 (sic?; should be 35), shoemaker, b. RI
    Cornelia A., 35, b. RI
    **Richard M., 17, shoemaker, b. MA
    Elizabeth, 14, b. MA
    John, 11, b. MA
    Reuben, 5, b. MA
    George, 2, b. MA
    Reuben Johnson, 76, b. RI (his grandfather)
    Hannah (?), 75, b. RI (his grandmother.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Richard gave his occupation as bootmaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Richard mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 17 years, 6 months and 17 days old.
  • On 26 Dec 1863, Richard was reenlisted, having received a bounty of $325.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Richard ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as absent wounded.

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, Richard also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "G."
  • He ended his service by mustering out on 16 Jul 1865.
  • Richard Monroe Johnson married Emma Newdick, daughter of Charles Newdick and Mary Ann Wing.
  • Richard Monroe Johnson and Emma Newdick were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census in 1870 at Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois, as:
    Richard Johnson 26
    Emma 26
    Charles 1
    Laura Newdick 21****( sister of Emma)
    William Shaw 9 ( son from 1st marriage of William Shaw who marries Amelia.)
  • Richard Monroe Johnson made application for a veteran's pension on 25 Dec 1879, and received certificate number 436026.
  • He and Emma Newdick were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, as:
    R. M. Johnson, 36, bootmaker, b. MA (of MA parents9
    Emma, 36, wife, b. Eng (of Eng parents)
    Charles, 11, son, b. IL
    Florence E., 9, daur, b. IL.
  • Richard Monroe Johnson and Emma Newdick were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 8 Jun 1900 at Hammond, Tangipahoa County, Louisiana, as:
    Richard M Johnson, 56, b. Dec 1843, married 33 years, b. MA (of MA parents), shoe maker
    Emma, 56, wife, b. Dec 1843, two of three children living, b. England (of English parents)
    Richard M., 18, son, b. Dec 1881 in Illinois, grocery clerk.
  • On 11 Aug 1917 Emma Newdick, his wife, died at Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa County, Louisiana.
  • Richard Monroe Johnson was enumerated in the 1920 US Federal Census on 8 Jan 1920 at Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa County, Louisiana, as:
    Tucker, Edward, 52, b. LA
    ---, Betie, wife, 50, b. LA
    ---, Edwin S., son, 16, b. LA
    ---, Bert, son, 12, b. LA
    Smith, Mary, boarder, 25, single, b. Miss
    **Johnson, R. M., boarder, 77, widower, b. LA (sic) (fath b. OH, mor b. US.)
  • He died on 15 Oct 1930 at Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa County, Louisiana. He was 86 years, 9 months and 20 days old.
  • He was buried in Oct 1930 at Ponchatoula Cemetery, Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa County, Louisiana.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Family: Emma Newdick b. 1839, d. 11 Aug 1917

  • Charles Alfred Johnson b. 1869, d. 19 Mar 1952
  • Florence E. Johnson b. 1871, d. before 1900
  • Richard M. Johnson b. 24 Dec 1881