History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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ISAAC S. JOHNSON, of Buckingham, was born in New Britain township, on February 20, 1850, being a son of Jacob B. and Lydia (SWARTZ) JOHNSON. Jacob B. JOHNSON was a son of Jacob JOHNSON, a native of England, and was born in Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, and while still a young man removed to New Britain township, Bucks county, and later located in Plumstead township, where he still resides. He was a prominent farmer for many years, but is now living a retired life with his son Harry. When the turnpike was built from Doylestown to Dublin, Mr. JOHNSON was the builder under contract with the newly organized company. Jacob B. and Lydia SWARTZ JOHNSON were the parents of nine children, of whom seven survive, viz.: Henry S., of Plumstead; John S., of New Britain; Isaac S.; Abraham S., of Montgomery county, Pennsylvania; Sallie S., wife of John FUNK, of Fountainville; Mary Ann, wife of Reuben DETWEILER, of Hilltown; Susan, wife of Harry HIGH, of Plumstead.

Isaac S. JOHNSON, the subject of this sketch, was reared on the farm and acquired his education at the public schools of the neighborhood. In 1873 he married Mary A. MYERS, of Pipersville, Bedminster township, and settled on and conducted his father's farm in Plumstead for ten years. He then rented the Lead Mine farm in New Britain, which he conducted for four years. In 1887 he purchased his present farm in Buckingham, eighty-six acres, where he has since resided. He is a successful farmer and a man of high standing in the community. Mr. And Mrs. JOHNSON are the parents of four children, viz.: Laura, for several years a school teacher in Buckingham, now the wife of Clarence BUCKMAN; Monroe M., a graduate of the Hughesian Free School, West Chester Normal School and Pierce's Business College, now filling a clerical position in Philadelphia; Franklin M., living at home; Rosa, residing at home and teaching school in Buckingham, who acquired her education at the Hughesian School, Doylestown High School and at West Chester Normal School. Mr. JOHNSON is a member of the Mennonite meeting, as was his father. In politics he is a Republican, but has never sought or held office.

Text taken from page 102 of:

Davis, William W. H., A.M., History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III

Transcribed AUGUST 2000 by GRACE T. BURTON of PA as part of the Bucks Co., Early Family Project, www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/bucksindex.html

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