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Henry Johns

Male
b. circa 1773, d. circa 1864


Family Elizabeth Firestone b. June 1784, d. 1 October 1862
Marriage* 10 April 1824  Knox Co., TN, Principal=Elizabeth Firestone 
Children  1. Ezra Johns b. c 1816, d. 18 Aug 1894
  2. Mathias "Mathew" Johns b. 16 Apr 1817, d. 4 Mar 1899

Note*   Henry was first married to Catharine Kauffman (b 4 Jul 1774, York Co., PA) 29 Jul 1803 in Botetourt Co., VA. They had the following children:

1) Daughter Hontz, b. ca. 1804
2) Mary Magdalene Hontz, b. 1806 in Botetourt Co., VA
3) Jacob Hontz\Johns, b. 1808 in Botetourt Co., VA
4) Elizabeth Hontz, b. 1809 in Botetourt Co., VA
5) Daniel Hontz\Honts, b. 1811 in Botetourt Co., VA
6) Henry Hontz, b. 1 JAN 1814 in Botetourt Co., VA
7) Peter Hontz, b. 24 SEP 1815 in Botetourt Co., VA

Some of the boys settled in Indiana. Jacob also lived in Hancock Co., IN, near his father and brother's mathew and Ezra.

Johns family history has it that Catherine and Henry could not decide where to live which led to the couple breaking up. Up until that time, his name was written as Hon/Honce/Hontz. When he moves to Virginia in 1815 before the birth of Peter, his name is listed as Henry Johns. Four of the children moved to Virginia with their father.

Ezra and Mathew are born before their parents were married. Am not sure of the situation of thir relationship as that was not an accepted practice back then.

This information was originally contributed by Martha Ann Fech, rmtfech@indy.net.

 
Birth* circa 1773   
Marriage* 10 April 1824  Knox Co., TN, Principal=Elizabeth Firestone 
Census 1830  1830 Federal Census, Tennessee, Grainger County, No Township, Series: M19, Roll: 180, Page: 383
Johns, Henry (Line 4) 0020000100000-0001001000000-000000-000000-000000-000000-5-00000-00001 
Census* 1840  1840 Federal Census, Indiana, Hancock County, Brown Township, Series: M704, Roll: 82, Page: 199
Johns, Henry (line 18) 0000100010000-0000000100000-000000-000000-000000-000100-3-0100000-0-0-000-000-00-00-00000002 
Census 1850  1850 Federal Census, Indiana, Hancock County, Brown Township, Series: M432, Roll: 149, Page: 181A, September 17
37, 250, 253, Johns, Henry, 77, M, , Farmer, , Pennsylvania, , , , ,
38, 250, 253, Johns, Elizabeth, 66, F, , , , Maryland, , , , ,3 
Census 1860  1860 Federal Census, Indiana, Hancock County, Brown Township, Series: M653, Roll: 263, Page: 488, June 26
33, 392, 387, Johns, Henry, 88, W, M, , Formerly Black Smith, , 159, Pennsylvania, , , ,
34, 392, 387, Johns, Elizabeth, 78, F, , , , , Maryland, , , ,4 
Death* circa 1864  Hancock Co., IN 

Citations
  1. [S121] 1830 U.S. Federal Census , 1830 Federal Census.
  2. [S3] 1840 U.S. Federal Census , 1840 U.S. Federal Census.
  3. [S4] 1850 U.S. Federal Census , 1850 U.S. Federal Census.
  4. [S46] 1860 U.S. Federal Census , 1860 U.S. Federal Census.


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