George W. Johnson
Source:  History of Steuben County, IN  (1885) p. 614

George W. Johnson and his wife are among the few of the old pioneers who
brought their families to the township prior to 1840.  He was born in
Franklin County, Vt., Aug. 15, 1809.  When he was eight years of age his
parents, Timothy and Betsey (Cochrin) Johnson, moved to Orleans County,
N.Y., where his father died about 1824.  There he grew to manhood and
married Edexey Woolcott, who was born in Erie County, N.Y., November, 1809.
In 1838 they came to Steuben County, bringing with them four children --
Mrs. Sophia Foster; Joanna, died at the age of twenty-one years; Mrs.
Harriet Burke and Andrew, deceased.  Two children were born in this
township -- Riley, who lives on a part of his father's homestead, and
George, who died after the close of the war, having been a soldier in the
defense of his country.  Mr. Johnson located on section  9, which was at
that time an unbroken forest, and now, through his industry, is one of the
finest farms in the township.  His 155 acres are all under a state of
cultivation, and his rude log-cabin has given place to a fine residence,
pleasantly located.