Leonard & Mary Howard Johnson, was
born in 1780. He married Mary Ann Drury on September 22, 1812.
She was the daughter of Michael Drury and was born in 1783/84. Joseph Johnson
owned 10 slaves in 1820. In 1822, he lived on, and managed Michael
Drury's farms. At the caveat hearing he was the best friend of the
children of his wife, Mary Ann Drury, and the children of his sister
Catherine, the wife of Michael Drury, Jr. Ignatius Joy, another
son-in-law was managing the farms at the times of Michael Drury's death.
According to some sources this Joseph
married a second time to a Mary
Johnson. Ms. Cryer in her book
"Some Johnsons of Southern Maryland" however has the Joseph
Johnson who married Mary Yates as descended
not from Leonard Johnson but from John
Johnson, son of David & Belinda Johnson.
children, listed in the caveat to Michael Drury's will, and indicated in
the 1820 census are: