84. Peter Johnson9 Godown (John8, Evans7, Jacob6, Jacob5 Goedowne, Abraham4, Jacob3 Godon, Abraham2, Main Family Line1 Godown)(1354) was born in Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey November 11, 1799. Johnson died April 7, 1886 in Marion Co, Indiana, at 86 years of age.
He married Hannah McPherson in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, November 17, 1827. Hannah was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey August 19, 1800. Hannah(1355) was the daughter of unknown McPherson and unknown Hart. Hannah died May 24, 1861 Easton, Northampton Co, PA, at 60 years of age. In the 1830 census Greenwitch Twp, Warren Co NJ page 417, Johnston Godown is listed with 1 male 15-20, 1 male 20-30 (Johnson), 1 male 30-40, 1 female under 5 (Jane), 1 female 20-30 (Hannah). The other two males were probably brothers.
Johnston (as it is spelled in the Register) and his wife are listed in as members in 1834 and 1841, in the MEMBERS OF THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF EASTON, PENNSYLVANIA, 1812-1911 as found at the Rootsweb web site: ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/northampton /church/presbya-j.txt
In the 1850 Census for the City of Easton, Northampton Co, Pa, Johnson Godown is listed on Page 166. He is listed (age 51) with Hannah (age 50) John (age 18) and Maniarn (age 15). Johnson occupation in Easton is a Coachmaker with a $3,000 property value.
In the 1870 census 3rd Ward, Fort Wayne, Allen Co, Indiana page 297, Johnson (age 70) is living with his son John and family.
In the 1880 census 6th Ward, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana page 184C, Johnson (age 80) is living with his son John and family.
Based on a letter written by Mrs John M dated June 4, 1911, Johnson's mothers relatives could have possibibly been from the Hart family. John Hart of Amwell signed the Declaration of Independence. Also the Hunterton County marriage records list his name as P. Johnson.
Peter Johnson Godown and Hannah McPherson had the following children:
132 i. Jane10 Godown(1356) was born Easton, Northampton Co, PA 1830. In the 1850 census Lower Del Ward Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co page 62, Jane (age 20) is living with the Henry Miller family. Jane is listed as being born in Penn. and the only family at that time living in Penn in Johnson Godown. The age fits so I have recorded Jane as Johnson daughter. More research is needed.
+ 133 ii. John McPherson Godown was born March 25, 1832.
134 iii. Marian Godown(1357) was born Easton, Northampton Co, PA 1835. The 1850 census records for Easton, Northampton Co, PA records her with parents of Johnson and Hannah. The first name may be spelled wrong since the writing is hard to read. The first name begins with an M and sort of looks like Manian so I spelled it as Marian. She is also flagged as having attended school within the year.
In the 1870 census 3rd Ward, Fort Wayne, Allen Co, Indiana page 297, Marian (age 25) is living with her father Johnson and brother John.
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