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JOHN & SARAH (DRURY) JOHNSON

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John Johnson, son of Leonard and Mary Johnson was born in 1784.  His will was probated on February 17, 1860.  The marriage license for John and Sarah Marthalina "Martha" Drury was issued on January 9, 1819.  Sarah was born in 1799 and was buried June 30, 1872 at St. Johns Roman Catholic Church Cemetery.

According to Ms. Cryer he served as a private in the War of 1812 as a Leonardtown Volunteer under Capt. Floyd Millard Williams. He later served as Pvt. Richard Johnson's substitute in the 45th Regiment in Capt. J. F. Sotheron's Company.  Click here to read an interesting e-mail from Chris George regarding John Johnson and the War of 1812.  I highly recommend his book "Terror on the Chesapeake."

We see his name again on July 15, 1829 when he applied to have his name and that of his wife's children removed as caveators to the will of Michael Drury. See, Liber E.JM.1, p. 100. 

In his will John gave the 98 1/2 acre farm known as "Part Grange" to son Joseph Stephen Johnson, all the rest of his estate to be equally divided between his other children.  At the time of his death he owned one farm occupied by son-in-law Enoch R. Evans and his wife Mary Priscilla; one occupied by his son Joseph Stephen and one occupied by his sons Hillery and William.

John and Martha were both buried at St. John Francis Regis Catholic Cemetery near Hollywood, Maryland.

Children were as follows:

Mary Priscilla b. Dec. 27, 1819
Uriah b. Mar. 25, 1821
Joseph Stephen b. Dec. 26, 1825
Thomas died in infancy
Eleanor b. 1829/30
Hillery E. b. Apr. 22, 1832
William Edward b. Apr. 1836
Martha b. 1836/38
John T. b. 1839