Sunday, May 10, 2009
The front of the stone has just the surname JOHNSON.
On one side is engraved:
James Johnson, Born Feb. 25, 1847, Died July 7, 1907
On other side:
Sarah, Wife of James Johnson, Born May 31, 1850, Died Nov. 5, 1916
[Note: Sarah's maiden name was Smith.]
JOHNSON is on top of stone.
Inscription on front reads:
Wm. H. Johnson
Aug. 18, 1869
Feb. 11, 1900
[Note: William was the son of Sarah and James above.]
This stone sits beside the above stone.
Edward L. JOHNSON
Sept. 15, 1878
Jan. 24, 1965
[Note: Edward was the son of Sarah and James.]
Edwin, Dec. 3, 1889, Dec. 29, 1980
Rose, June 27, 1891, Dec. 22, 1959
[Note: Rose's maiden name was Johnson.]
While this stone's markings have worn away, it is the stone for Thomas Smith, Jr. According to the Marissa Cemetery book and family sources, it originally was ingraved:
Thomas Smith, Emigrated from Antrim County,
Died Nov. 2, 1879, Aged 67