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Nova Johnson, Logan.

"From the first political organization in Livingston county, Missouri, up to 1860 the county was largely democratic. Nova Zembla Johnson, a whig, was elected to the legislature in 1844 through personal popularity.
In 1870 Sullivan County, Missouri, Albert C. Johnson, a cabinet-maker, 41, with Catharine 35, Orlando C. 14, Addie A. 12, Novazembla 11, Major 6, Delia 4, and Ola seven months. The History of Sullivan County says Albertine Johnson and Pocahontas had eight children, seven of whom were living at the time of the history; Edward C. of Jefferson City, Adamantine a physician at Watson Missouri, Robert Fisher a physician at Medicine Lodge Kansas, Emma Maud, Novazembla now conducting the farm, Pocahontas and Susan A. Mattie was deceased.

On Nov 3, 1880 Adamantine's wife died.
In 1880 Chariton County, Missouri, A. Johnson is 56, P.R. 49, with Emma 25, Nova 21, Hunta 18, Susan A. 16, Anna M. 8, and Cabbel 6.
Missouri Historical Review "This interesting letter (dated December 4, 1922) was received from Mr. Douglass Stewart, of Chillicothe, Missouri.
I noticed in the last issue of the Historical Review an interview you had with Mr. R. B. Price of Columbia, and my attention was particularly called to the Johnson family spoken of by Mr. Price on page 24. I have never had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Price, although each of my children has spoken many times about him to me. I do not know whether they did banking business with him while attending University or not, but through them his name has become very familiar to me.
You may show him this letter. It may be of interest to him to know what became of the Johnson family. Adamantine Johnson was an old man when he was appointed cashier (First National) of the bank here at its organization. He died some years ago, leaving the following children: Dr. Adamantine Johnson, who lives at Watson, Missouri; Dr. Robert Fisher Johnson, who lives at Enid, Oklahoma; a daughter, Emma Maud Morrison, living in New York City; another daughter, Pocahontas Dulaney, Kansas City, Missouri; another daughter. Miss Sue A. Johnson, living at Kansas City, Missouri; a son, Novazembla Johnson, who lives here and has a daughter, the wife of Mr. M. E. Ferryman, who is employed in the postoffice at Columbia, Missouri.
I knew all of the older Johnsons except Novazembla. Mr. Novazembla Johnson, who resides here, tells me that his mother through her mother, Hariette Monroe, a niece of President James Monroe, claimed relationship to Pocahontas. Now, that's how the name Pocahontas came into the family. You may say to Mr. Price that this is one of the best families of people we have ever had in this part of the state. "
1925 Chillicothe, Missouri " Mrs. Johnson's mother Elizabeth Elrod Jones then nearly 85 years old. She died April 15th 1843. She was buried in a private graveyard then a part of rhe farm of Major Johnson less than about a mile from Fayette. In 1867 Major Johnson sold the farm but reserved to himself and his descendants for ever this onefourth acre graveyard and the right of way to it Some of the descendants of Eliza beth Jones felt it a duty to remove the monument and her remains to Chillicothe and place them in Edge wood beside the grave of her daughter, Mrs Adamantine Johnson whose son Novazembla Johnson lives in this city "
Nova B. Johnson and Emma E. Tucker married March 14, 1883 in Chariton County, Missouri.

Novazembla Johnson timber-claimed a quarter in 35, and Nova Johnson 4S 43W in 1895. 

Novazembla cash-claimed two quarters in 30 in 1891.

In 1900 Livingston County, Missouri, "Moa" Z born March 1859 in Missouri, with Emma T, August 1859 Indiana, have Emma M. Jan 1888 and Harry L. Dec 1891 - both Colorado, with Nova R. April 1897 and Lucile April 1900, both Missouri.
In 1910 Chillicothe, Nova Z. Johnson is 51, married 27 years to Emma T, 50, born in Indiana. She's had six kids, four living. Emma M. is 22, a music teacher, Harry L. 18 no occupation - both born in Colorado - Nova R. is 13 and Lucile 9, both born in Missouri.
Mrs. N.Z. Johnson born August 31 1859 to John M. Tucker and Hannah Vanscoyor Tucker in Greensburg, Indiana, died in Chillicothe August 5, 1916, to be buried in Edgewood. Informant was N. Z..

In 1920 Chillicothe, Nova Z. is 60, widowed, a retired farmer. Nova R. is 22, Lucille 19 at the state university, Emma M. 31 a school teacher, and Lula G - daughter-in-law 20, born in Iowa. She must be Nova R's wife.
1920 Keytesville

1930 "N. Z. Johnson returned Saturday evening from Hannibal, where he has been the guest of his son, Russell Johnson and family. Mr. Johnson while gone this winter also visited his son, Harry Johnson and family in Cedar Rapids, Iowa"

In 1940 Chillicothe, N.Z. Johnson 81, is widowed, with daughter Marie, a teacher, 51, born in Colorado.
The K7.Ycttr4Mtl ChilUeoUi«Mi Was a Pioneer Colorado Rancher.
Miss Mary daughter of Mr. Johnson, Nova Zembla Johnson, of Chillicothe, one of the early pioneers in Colorado ranching, died this morning in St. tmkc's Hospital at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday from the Gordon Home for Funerals. The hour will be known, tomorrow, and now is pending word from a son in St. Louis. Mr. Johnson was born at Ruthville wiuth of Brookfield. As a young man he went to Colorado and ranched near Idalia. He often recalled many bitter winters and hardships there. His reminiscences included the rescue of a small girl wandering alone just ahead of a blizzard. He returned to Missouri ?5 years ago.
For 13 years he lived on a farm a mile north of Sampsel. This 200- acre land was known as the Johnson farm and before that, as the Mansur farm. He retired and moved to Chillicothe a number of years ago. About 18 months ago he sold the family home at 1090 Monroe street and since had lived at 309 Doehner with his daughter. Miss Marie Johnson, a teacher at Central. He had been in falling health for years. He was taken to the hospital three weeks ago. The wife, Mrs. Emma (Tucker) Johnson, died in 1918.
Besides Miss Johnson, he is survived by two sons, H. L. Johnson, a contractor at Cedar Rapids, and N. Z. Johnson, who is with the Railway Express Company in St. Louis, and by three grandsons."
1918 Chillicothe "Lucile Johnson has been seriously ill at her home on Bryan street, but is reported better."
1919 "Miss Lucile Johnson of Columbia is visiting her father, N.Z. Johnson, Miss Marie Johnson, another daughter, who is teaching school at Lancaster, Mo., is also here for a week end visit with her father."
1919 Columbia "Miss Lucille Johnson of Chillicothe, came to Columbia Sunday to work in the registrar's office at the University. "

In 1930 Columbia, Missouri, Malcolm E. Perryman, 41 is a post office clerk, Lucille I? is 29, both born in Missouri. They were married about ten years ago. Lucille is a secretary at a Baptist church. Lucille J. Perryman, born April 17, 1900 at "Sainpsell" , Missouri to Nova Z. Johnson and Emma Tucker, wife of Malcolm E. Perryman of St. Louis, died February 16, 1932 at Trinity Lutheran Hospital in Kansas City. To be buried in St. Louis.
In 1940 Columbia, Malcolm is the superintendent of mail, and Hazel, 43, born in Missouri, is a school teacher. They have nine lodgers.
One tree said Hazel was a daughter of Benjamin Franklin Hoffman and Ida Wallingford, and died in 1983.
1918 Columbia "Dr. B.F. Hoffman has just recovered from an attack of influenze. His daughters, Misses Hazel Hoffman and Dorothy Hoffman, have both been victims of the disease."
Ida Wallingford Hoffman, wife of B.F. Hoffman, died November 5, 1933, to be buried in Columbia.
Benjamin died October 10, 1940, to be buried in Columbia cemetery.
Hazel died in 1983 and is buried in Columbia.
Columbia Missouri theater "The 1941-42 season opened with Mrs. Malcolm Perryman as the new president and the goal of producing a trio of three-act plays" In 1952 Malcolm, age 63, and Hazel, 55, both of Columbia, arrived at New York from Le Havre.
Harry registered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, born Dec 5, 1891 at Idalia, Colorado, a painter, married with a child.
In 1920 Cedar Rapids he's 27, Ada 26, born in Missouri, with Richard 4, born in Iowa.
1922 Chillicothe "Mr. and Mrs. George Ferryman received a letter today stating their daughter, Mrs. Harry Johnson, was ill with the flu at her home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Mrs. Ferryman will go to her daughter's bedside Friday."

Harry and Ada are alone in 1940 Cedar Rapids, still a painting contractor.
1967 Chillicothe " Mr. and Mrs. Harry Johnson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, were in Chillicothe to visit relatives and Thursday afternoon it was decided to assemble all members of the class living in the area and who could attend. "We had a nice visit," said one. There were 61 in the Chillicothe High School graduating class of 1912, Many live away from here and many are deceased. Pictured, left to right: Standing, Mrs. Ross (Delia Christison) Diehl, R. S. Casebeer of Chula (a guest), Mr. Johnson, Miss Ida Seidel, Mrs. B. C. (Lucy Wanamaker) LeBaron, and Julius Melnershagen. Seated, Mrs. Harry (Ada Ferryman) Johnson, Miss Anne Stewart, and Mrs. R. S. (Hattie Hooker) Casebeer."

Nova registered in Chillicothe, born April 9, 1897 at Lampsel, Missouri, father born at Rothville, Missouri. He's working for Wells Fargo, and nearest relative Nova Z. of 1020 Monroe, Chillicothe.
May 1952 "N. R. (Russell) Johnson, a native of this vicinity and a former resident of Chillicothe, has been appointed general manager of the Mississippi Valley Department, Railway Express Agency, with headquarters at St. Louis, W. J. MacGreevey, vice-president at Atlanta, Ga., announced today. Johnson, born on a farm about nine miles northwest of Chillicothe, received most of his grade school training in Chillicothe and was graduated from the high school here. He started his express career as a driver in Chillicothe in 1914. From here, he went to Iowa for some time, returning here as agent until after 1920. Since that time, he has held various positions including locations at Newark, N. J.; East Orange, N. J., and St. Louis. Miss Marie Johnson, a fifth grade teacher at Central school, is a sister of the new general manager. Johnson is the son of Mr. and Mrs. N. Z. Johnson. In 1942, he was appointed district manager of public relations at St. Louis. The following year he was made chief clerk to the vice-president and general manager at St. Louis and in 1949, was promoted to chief clerk in the president's office in New York City. From New York, Johnson was appointed superintendent at Newark, N. J., which position he held until his present promotion."

1957 Oakland California "Police Chief W. W. Vernon (right) present cards to Roy McLean and Frank Lewis (2nd from Railway Express Agency drivers with 15-year accident-free records. N. R. Johnson (left) and E. J. Eggert look on."

In 1970 Nova Russell Johnson received a forty-year pin from the Missouri Masons.

N. Russell JOHNSON , age 88, of Oklahoma City, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 1985. Born April 9, 1897 in Sampsel MO. Member of Village Christian Church, was a Master Mason, retired as Vice President of Railway Express Agency. Survived by wife, Lala Grace Johnson of the home; sons, Jean R. Johnson of OKC, Roy W. Johnson of Bella Vista Arkansas; 6 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Friday, Dec. 6, 2 pm at the Village Christian Church, with interment at Resurrection Cemetery. Under the direction of Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper.
N. Russell Johnson 1897-1985 # 9675500 and Lala G. 1899-1994 # 96675594 are buried in Resurrection Memorial Cemetery, Oklahoma City.

Roy Walter Johnson, 85, of Bella Vista, Arkansas died Friday June 8, 2007 at the Concordia Care Center in Bella Vista, Arkansas. He was born December 2, 1921 in Chillicothe, Missouri to Nova Russell Johnson and Lala Grace Carroll Johnson.
He graduated from High School in St. Louis MO. and attended the Rolla School of Mines before joining the Naval Air Corp in 1942. He served in the North Atlantic and European theater on anti-sub patrol until 1945. He was in the Naval Reserve until 1968 when he retired as a Captain.
On March 28, 1943 he married Margaret “Peg” Johnson. In 1946 he began his career with the Federal Aviation Agency as an Aircraft Controller and later as a Flight Inspector in the High Altitude Branch. He retired from the FAA in 1975 after 30 years and he and his wife Peg moved to Bella Vista in 1983. He was a member of the Bella Vista Community Church, Eighteen-Hole MGA, Burri Bashers, and several other golf groups. Roy enjoyed working in the yard and playing bridge.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret “Peg” Johnson of Bella Vista, Arkansas; one son, Michael Johnson of Tulsa, OK; one daughter Dianne “Dee” Morley of Overland Park, KS; one brother Jean R. Johnson of Tyler, TX; and three grandchildren, James Johnson, Christa Simmons and Jason Studna; four great- grandchildren, Brianna Studna, Abigail Johnson, Katelyn & Andrew Simmons.
A memorial service will be at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2007 at the Bella Vista Community Church , 75 E. Lancashire Blvd in Bella Vista, Arkansas with pastor Richard Lindman officiating. Arrangements are by the Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory, 2258 Forest Hills Blvd., Bella Vista, Arkansas.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bella Vista Community Church or donor's choice.
Memorial Mass for Jean R. Johnson is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, March 9, 2009, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler, with Monsignor Joe Strickland officiating.
He will be sorely missed. Jean was born on June 10, 1920, in Chillicothe, Mo., to N. Russell and Lala Grace Johnson. He died on March 6, 2009, in Tyler.
Shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the Navy and served honorably throughout the war. On Sept. 14, 1946, he married D. Patricia Reynolds in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Jean graduated from the University of Oklahoma School Of Law and was a member of the State Bar of Oklahoma. He enjoyed a career as a trust officer with banks in St. Paul, Minn., Dallas and Oklahoma City, Okla. After he retired, he and Patty moved to Lake Palestine in Bullard.
Jean was preceded in death by his brother, Roy W. Johnson; Roy's wife, Margaret, lives in Bella Vista, Ark.
Jean is survived by his four children, Michael, Kevin, Kathleen and Stephen. Additional survivors include Michael's wife Barbara and their children and in-laws, Lauren and Tommy Brown, Kevin and Amy Johnson, and Alex Johnson; Kevin's children, in-laws and grandchildren, Matt, his wife Laura and their sons, Luke and Ben, Stacie, her husband Buddy and daughter, Katie, and son Kevin's two other children, Kyle and Karlie; and Stephen's sons, Derek and Geoffrey.
An avid golfer, Jean got the mulligan of his life when he met Dolores (Dee) Johnson on Valentine's Day 1991. They wed in Tyler on May 22 that year. In addition to Dee, Jean is also survived by Dee's daughters, Mary, Joan, Fran and Lisa and their families, all of whom embraced him and loved him dearly. Jean took intense pride in his kids. To all he was caring, funny, forgiving, intelligent and most importantly, honorable.
His family and friends rejoice in his life, confident that he is in a better place.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of East Texas. .
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Mar. 7, 2009

In 1910 Kansas City, Marie Johnson, 24, born in Colorado, is a servant, a housemaid in the Jannel C. Gates family.
In 1919 a teaching graduate of State Teachers College, Kirksville, Missouri was Emma Marie Johnson.
In 1930 Livingston County, Missouri, Marie is 42, born in Colorado, a teacher, boarding with the Samuel Avery family.
In 1947 N.Z. Johnson transferred twenty acres in Jackson Township (northwest of Pinkley school) to E. Marie Johnson.
In 1949 "E. Marie Johnson" appears on a newspaper list of teachers in Chillicothe.
1961 Chillicothe - maybe brother Harry visited ? "Cedar Rapids, Iowa, were guests Friday of the Charles B. Jones family at Dawn. They visited Miss E. Marie Johnson, 505 Locust ..."
1967 Chillicothe "Mr. and Mrs. N. R. Johnson of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Johnson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, are in Chillicothe visiting their sister and sister-in-law, Miss Marie Johnson, a patient at a local nursing home."
Ms Marie Johnson Was a Teacher - Taught at Chillicothe From 1930 Until Her Retirement in 1958.
Miss E Marie Johnson 83 died this morning at 7 o'clock in a local nursing home where she had resided for the last seven years. A retired school teacher, she had spent 41 years in this community. Born Jan 21 1888 at Wray Colo, she was a daughter of N.Z. and Emma (Tucker) Johnson. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and of the Business and Professional Women's Association. Miss Johnson came to Livingston County with her parents from Kirksville. She also taught in the Wayne (Neb ) Teachers College where she was dean of women. She returned to Chillicothe in about 1930 and taught at the State Training School for Girls in the Chillicothe public schools, retiring in 1958. She was active in the First M E Church and taught in the Sunday school. Survivors include two brothers Harry L. Johnson Cedar Rapids Iowa, and N. Russell Johnson, Oklahoma City Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, and two brothers. Memorial services will b Friday morning at 10 at th Gordon Home for Funerals, Dr Earl Griffith officiating. Burial will be in Edgewood cemetery. The family will receive friends at the chapel of the funeral home Thursday evening from 7:30 to 8:30."

April 27, 1905 Chillicothe, Missouri " Adamantine Johnson, a highly respected citizen of this city, died at his home on north Cherry street at 7:45 Monday morning of general oobllity. He was olehty-four years old. The end came peacefully, Mr. Johnson was conscious until a short time before his death. A littlo more than an hour before his death Mr, Johnson walked from one room to another. He complained of felling unwell and lay down on the bed. He sank gradually from that time until death ensued. Mr. Johnson waa taken ill with stomach trouble two weeks ago but did not take to his bed until a week ago Thursday.
There were no symptoms of locomotor ataxla, a disease of which he had been subjected to two attacks in the course of tho past few years. Systematical, methodical,a businessman from choice, Mr. Johnson did not lay aside the cares of active commercial life until eight years ago. For sixty years he had wrestled with the problems of a business career, Born near Sanford, Lincoln county, Ky., May 17, 1824, he came to Missouri with his parents at the age of 11 years, settling in Fayolto. While yet a boy he came to Chillicothe to clerk in the dry goods store of his brother, Nova Johnson. He was appointed deputy postmaster in 18fJ5. Two years later he moved to Brunswick, where he engaged in the mercantile business. He also was connected with the Merchants bank and was known as an extensive dealer in tobacco. He lived in Brunswick until ;I80'I, when he went to St. Louis. He was at the head of tho big dry goods firm, known as A. Johnson trading company, which was located at the corner of Main and Vine streets. He was president of the Merchants' bank, St. Louis,for a number of years. Leaving the metropolis in 1870 he moved to his large farm in Oregon county, where he lived twelve years, going to Cunningham, Mo., where he established a bank. Two years later he organized a bank at Halo. In May of 1887 he returned to Chillicothe and organized the First National bank, of which he was the first cashier. He served in that capacity until Jan. 21, 1890, when he was elected president. He resigned that position in iStt'l, selling his stock in the institution two years afterward. He had been retired from business eight years. Mr. Johnson was married first in June, 18'18 to Pocahontas R. Cabell of near KoytoRvillo. They were the parents of eight c hildren, seven of whom survive. They are: Dr. 13. 0. and Dr. R. F. Johnson, DeQueen Ark.; Dr. A. Johnson, Watson, Mo. (# 59836421) ;Mrs. J. B. Morrison, Kansas City (James B. Morrison "one of the most prominent dentists in the United States, inventor of the Morrison Chair"); Nova Johnson, Sampsel: Mrs. B. C. Dulanoy, KoiiufiB City and Miss Sue Johnson of Chillicothe. Mrs. Johnson died Nov. 3, 1880 and Mr. Johnson was married the second time in September, to Mrs. M. L. Seaman, of Lincoln. The couple had no children. Since early boyhood Mr. Johnson had been a member of tho Christian church. His support was of the practical kind. His religion he defended at all times and the calls for help from struggling churches or church members were never disregarded. He had a rigid regard for morality and in all his business dealings he observed the principle of justice to all men. His long life attested the temperance of his habits and his service to religious circles was a pillar to all churches with which he was identified."

Brothers Charles and Henry Ingalls had seen advertisements, and had agreed to pay Adamantine for plots of land. In May 1868 each signed promissory notes of $900 for eighty acres. But they didn't ever see it, living in southeastern Kansas. In 1870 Charles returned title to the land to Adamantine. The Ingalls lived in Kansas for a while,m then in 1873 moved to South Dakota, where their daughter Laura grew up, marrying, and you know her as LAURA INGALLS WILDER of "Little House on the Prairie."
James M. Johnson proved up a quarter in 28, 4S 43W in 1893.
1899 "Uriah Morton bought the James Johnson place in Arapahoe County."
1902 "James Johnson lost a cow and has now only one left. He is needy, and it would be a charitable deed to donate a small sum towards purchasing him another cow. If you wish to give anything, you can leave your donation at this office or at the Vernon post office."

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