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1850 Fayette County Ohio
Staunton Federal Population Schedule Page 144 Image 2 13 Sept 1850
1112 1112 Peyton Johnson 33 M Blacksmith 400 Ohio
Jane 24 F Ohio
Elizabeth 4 F Ohio
Peter A 2 M Ohio
Mary E 1 F Ohio

1860 Stark County Illinois Census
Township: Goshen Township Page: 798 11 June 1860 Toulon PO
205 205 Peyton P Johnson 44 M Farmer 4800 300 Ohio
Jane 34 F Ohio
Elizabeth 14 F Ohio
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Peter A 12 M Ohio
Mary E 10 F Ohio
Annter B 6 F Ohio
Lyman T 1 M Ill
Alexander Weir 28 M Labor Ireland
James E Johnson 23 M Labor Ohio

1870 Stark County Illinois Census
Township: Goshen Page 374 23 June 1870 PO La Fayette
166 166 Johnson Peyton P 53 M W Farmer VA
Jane 44 F W Keeping House Ohio
Austa B 16 F W At home Ohio in school
Lyman 11 M W Illinois in school
Roswell M 8 M W Illinois in school
Lincoln 5 M W Illinois
Pleasey 1 F W Illinois
Linden Andrew 23 M W Farm Hand Sweden

1880 Stark County Illinois Census
Township: Goshen Page ---16 SD 3 ED 277 16-17 June 1880
146 152 Johnson P P W M 62 Married Farmer Ohio F-Virginia M-Ohio
Jane W F 54 wife married keeping house Ohio F-Maryland M-Virginia
Roswell M W M 18 Son Single At home in school Ill Oh Oh
Lincoln A M W 15 Son Single At home in school Ill Oh Oh
Emma W F 11 Daughter Single in school Ill Oh Oh
Lyman W M 21 Son Married this year works at home Ill Oh Oh
Elvira W F 21 Wife Married this year helps mother in law Ill Eng ?

Documents and Biography Pertaining to the Settlement and Progress of Stark County, Illinois by MA Leeson, 1887, pg. 363-64

Peyton Pate Johnson, son of James A and Mildred Pate Johnson, was born in Fairfield township, Highland County, Ohio, September 17, 1816. The family settled in Bedford County, Virginia at the close of the War of 1812, moved ultimately to Highland County, Ohio, where the father died April 19, 1845, and mother in October 1860, both being interred in the family cemetery in Highland County, Ohio, where also rests the remains of grandparents on fathers side of the family. Of his father's family - eight sons and two daughters - himself and one sister survive.
Peyton may be said to have resided in Ohio until 1854, although in 1852 he purchased a half section of land in Goshen township, Stark County, Illinois. In Ohio he learned the trade of blacksmith, under his brother, John H Johnson, of Highland County, Ohio, and subsequently opened a shop for himself in Fayette County, whence he came to Illinois in 1854 with his wife, one son and three daughters. In that year he engaged in farming, and for over 28 years has been a prominent agriculturalist of Stark County. On August 7, 1845, he married Miss Jane, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth Brown. This family moved to Ross County, Ohio after the War of 1812, in which Peter Brown served.
The children of this marriage numbered 9, of whom four sons and four daughters survived, namely Mrs Elizabeth Dexter, of galva, who is the mother of four sons and two daughters: Peter A, a farmer of Pawnee County, Nebraska: Mary Ellen, wife of Joseph Walther, of Toulon; Agita Belle, wife of Wm. J Sellon, of Knox County, who are the parents of one son and two daughters; Lyman T, a farmer of Pawnee County, Nebraska, who married and is the parent of two daughters; Roswell M, of Skidmore Mo; Lincoln, a student of literature, who was a school teacher in 1886, prior to entering Knox College; and Plessie C. The one child numbered among the dead was named Elva Louisa.
The Johnsons were of a Quaker family, but since 1845 this branch have belonged to the Methodist church. For years he has been a model temperance worker by example and association, a member of the Old Settlers' Association, and prior to 1882, an official of the M.E. church. He served as Justice of Peace six years, county coroner six years, and as school director or trustee for a number of years. From 1861 to 1865 he was an active worker in the Union cause, and throughout his whole life here an exemplary citizen. His residence stands on a ten acre lot, just north of fair grounds. In itself it bears out the reputation liberally accorded to him and to his family.