Carson Johnson

Company G, 54th Illinois Volunteer Infantry

Submitted by: John and Cindy McCachern


Carson Johnson, an old resident of this county died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harry Newman in Martinsville. He had been in poor health for a long time. Mr. Johnson was born in Muskingum County, Ohio, November 1, 1838 and came to this county in 1860. In the spring of 1862 he enlisted in Company G. Fifty-fourth Illinois Volunteers. He served his time of enlistment, being mustered out at Springfield, Illinois, in the fall of 1865. He lost his right hand at Paducah, Kentucky. After returning home he pursued his farm work, at which he was very successful and accumulated a good fortune.

He married Miss Mary E. Cook, daughter of Eli and Martha Cook, on February 11, 1872. To this union were born four children, Asa of Cleveland, Ohio, Homer and Mrs. Nora Newman of Martinsville and Alice Logue who died ten years ago. Mrs. Johnson died seven years ago at their farm residence Northeast of Martinsville.

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