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WILLIAM JOHNSON (abt 1607 - 1677)
William Johnson was born about 1607 in England. He died on 9 Dec 1677, age 70. [Ref] He married Elizabeth Unknown.
He was an early settler of Charlestown in 1634. [Ref] He and Elizabeth joined the Charlestown church on 13 Feb 1634/5. [Ref] He was a freeman on 4 Mar 1634/5. [Ref] He was a farmer and a brick maker. [Ref]
By a deed dated 27 Oct 1672, William Johnson of Charlestown sold William Locke and Samuel Blodgett, both of Woburn, 37 acres that were given to William by the town of Charlestown; Elizabeth Johnson also signed the deed, releasing her dower. [Ref, p. 46]
On 29 Dec 1671, John Knight, maltster, sold William Johnson of Woburn, carpenter, his messuage and extended a £400 mortgage to him, secured by the property. [Ref, p. 14]
William signed his will on 7 Dec 1677. [Ref]
Children of William Johnson and Elizabeth Unknown.
RUHAMAH JOHNSON (bp. 1635 - 1659/63)
Parents: William Johnson [Ref. p. 222] and Elizabeth Unknown
Ruhamah Johnson was baptised on 21 Feb 1634/5 in Charlestown. [Ref] She died between 16 Feb 1658/9, when her last child was born and 1663, when her husband had a second wife. She married John Knight on 25 Apr 1654. [Ref]
Ruhamah, the wife of John Knight, was admitted to the church in Charlestown on 29 (2) 1660. [Ref]
Her father mentions his grandchild, Elizabeth Bacon, daughter of Ruhamah, in his will. [Ref]
Her brother John and her sister Elizabeth each named a daughter Ruhamah. [Ref]
Editors, "Record Book of the First Church in Charlestown", New England Historical and Genealogical Register 25, 1871, 279-284, 339-344; 26, 1872, 49-54, 249-253.
Johnson, Edward F., Abstracts of Early Woburn Deeds, recorded at Middlesex county registry, 1649-1700, Woburn, The News Print, 1895.
Johnson, G. W., "William Johnson and his Descendants," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 33, 1879, 81.
Kilpatrick, Marian Douglas Jones, The Kilpatrick Family: Ancestors and descendants of Marian Douglas Jones and Robert Jackson Kilpatrick: with related families, Beatrice, Neb.?, R.J. Kilpatrick, 1930.