Edward Johnson was born April 1836 and died March 2, 1907. He was
the son of John & Sarah (Drury) Johnson. He is
buried in St. Joseph RCC Cemetery. He married Mary Eliza "Liza"
Raley (b. August 1842, d. 1927) on December 1, 1864. She is also buried
at St. Joseph RCC Cemetery.
Cryer has quite a bit of information on William. In 1870 he owned
property valued at $800.00 located four farms from his brother Hillery
at Oakville. By 1910 William rented Gilbert Hill, a farm in
Compton. Ms. Cryer's husband, Ted Cryer, spent time at the farm.
Ms. Johnson was known to the grandchildren as "Mere." She kept the
pantry key on a chain around her waist to keep the children out of the
The children of
this marriage were as follows: