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Susan __?__
Husband:  Abraham JOHNSON / JOHNSTON
Birth:  1813/4, PA
Occupation:  farmer
Parents:  born in PA
Marriage-1:  13 Oct 1836, Richland Co., OH
Wife-1:  Eliza ROUSE / ROUSH
Birth:  1810, PA
Death:  1870/1, presumably in Defiance Co., OH
Occupation:  homemaker
Parents:  born in PA
Marriage-2:  10 Oct 1871, Richland Co., OH
Wife-2:  Susan __?__
Birth:  1829/30, OH
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouse:  m1. Mr. STRAUB
Children with Eliza ROUSH:
born in Richland Co., OH:
1.  Lovina Jane JOHNSON, b. 1836/7
2.  Catharine JOHNSON, b. 1838/9

born in OH, either in Richland Co., OH, or Defiance Co., OH:
3.  Elizabeth JOHNSON, b. 1841/2
4.  John JOHNSON, b. 1845/6

Adopted child of Mrs. Susan STRAUB:
5.  John JOHNSON, b. 1855/6, OH possibly in Richland Co., OH
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1a.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Spouse: Eliza ROUSE
Marriage: 13 Oct 1836, Richland, Ohio
Source: Marriage Records, 1813-1930. Ohio. Probate Court (Richland County)
Spouse: Susan STRAUB
Marriage: 10 Oct 1871, Richland, Ohio
Source: Marriage Records, 1813-1930. Ohio. Probate Court (Richland County)

1b.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1998.  Marriage Index: Ohio, 1851-1900.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-236):
Johnston, Abraham Straub, Susan 10 Oct 1871 Richland Co.

2.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1-2 of 14; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 OH Richland Co. Bloomingrove Twp. Roll 423 pp. 113B-114A Ln. 7 Abraham Johnson 000 010 - 200 010 0100000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 20-29 1810-1820 = Abraham (b. 1813/4)
2 females 4 or under 1835-1840 = Catharine (b. 1838/9)
= Lovina (b. 1836/7)
1 female 20-29 1810-1820 = Eliza (b. 1810)
1 person employed in agriculture

3.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #11 of 12):  Delaware Twp., Defiance Co., OH, Roll M432_674, p. 59B, 801/801, enumerated 14 Aug 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Abram Johnson 36 M   Farmer 250 Pennsylvania
Eliza      " 40 F       "
Lavena J   " 13 F       Ohio
Catharine  " 11 F       "
Elizabeth  "  8 F       "
John       "  4 M       "
Listed two households from George ROUSH (æ 27, b. PA, wife Christina).

4.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #9 of 21):  Brunersburg P.O., Delaware Twp., Defiance Co., OH, Roll M653_947, p. 350A/703, PN 9, 62/62, enumerated 12 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Abraham Johnson 45 M   Farmer 1000 200 Pa
Eliza 49 F         "
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Elizabeth 18 F        16 Ohio
John 14 M         "
Lovina J. Snyder 23 F        16 "
Rosetta  3 F         "
George  2 M         "
Eliza 7/12 F         "
Listed three households from George ROUSH (æ 36, b. PA, wife Christiana).

5.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 29):  Evansport P.O., Delaware Twp., Defiance Co., OH, Roll, p. 63A, PN 1, 1/1, enumerated 5 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Johnston Abr 56 M W Farmer 1500 250 Penn
   "     Eliza 59 F W Keeping House     "

6.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #25 of 52):  Delaware Twp., Defiance Co., OH, Roll T9_1011, p. 150A, PN 5, SD 1, ED 236, enumerated 4 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 15 22 23 24 25 26
41 41 Abraham Johnson W M 66 Father   / Farmer
unable for labor
Dropsy     Pa Pa Pa
    Susan Johnson W F 45 Mother   / housework   \ \ Ohio " "
    John     " W M 15 Son /   farm laborer       Ohio " "
John is Susan's son from her prior marriage, so should have been listed as Abraham's step-son.  Susan's parents may have been born in PA, and John's father may have been born in PA, but John's mother was obviously born in OH.  Listed next to Abraham's biological son, John JOHNSON (æ 33, b. OH, wife Lucinda).

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