Minerva Colebank was born November 22, 1818 in Greene County, Pennsylvania
to parents Samuel Colebank and Elizabeth Everly Colebank. She married
Richard Johnson, son of Thomas Johnson, born August 21, 1816, and they
resided in Rosedale, Monongalia. In the 1860 federal census, Minerva and
Richard were living in Dunkard Township with a Davistown post office address.
Richard and his 21-year-old son Thornton were farmers and Minerva kept house.
In the 1879 census, the family was living in Section 19, Union Township,
Monongalia County. Richard lists himself and James Quinter as stone masons.
Sarah J., age 19, was "at home". William, age 16, Marshall, age 12, and Jesse,
age 11, worked on the farm. Jefferson was age 7. In the 1880 federal census,
Minerva was widowed and lived with her sons Jesse, age 19 and Jefferson, age
16, in Dunkard Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania. She was listed as
"keeping house" but was suffering from "throat disease." Richard died January
16, 1877 and Minerva died February 28, 1896 in Morgantown, West Virginia. Both
are buried in Everly Cemetery No.2, near Fort Martin, Monongalia Co, WV.
The children of Minerva Colebank and Richard Johnson were:
Thorton Johnson, b. 1839, West Virginia, d., Morgantown WV. He married Nancy
Huggins. She was born about 1837 in Pennsylvania. Thornton and Nancy
appeared on the 1850 federal census in District 70 of Dunkard Township, Greene
County, PA. Thornton was 41 and Nancy 43. Thornton described himself as a
stone mason and Nancy kept house. Thornton lists himself as being born in
West Virginia. Living with them were their children M. E., age 18, N. M., age 17, W.
B., age 15, M. A., age 13, R. J., age 11, George E., age 9, S.P., age 7, Milbert, age
6, Edward, age 4, and Bessie, age 2.
Corban Johnson, b. 1843, WV, d., Morgantown WV.
Mary Johnson, b. 1845, WV, d., Morgantown WV.
Richard Johnson, b. 1846, WV. He married Christia (Christy) A. Calvert or Calvart
(born May 1850) in 1870. Their children were: Joseph S. (born 1874), Clemer D.,
(born 1877), Ida M., (born 1880) and Luther (born May, 1882). Richard and Christy
lived in Union in Monongalia County where Richard was a farm laborer. Richard
died on 21 Jan 1877, Morgantown WV.
James Quinter Johnson, b. 1849 in Southwestern PA. James was a minister or
"circuit preacher" in the Church of the Brethren. Around 1870/1871, he married
Mary Ellen STAFFORD, b. 1847 in or near Stewartstown, W.V. He was probably
named after James Quinter (1816 - 1888, pioneer educator, publisher) (See
James Quinter Johnson page)
Sarah J. Johnson born 1851.
William Osborne Johnson, was born January 15, 1853 in Rosedale, Monongalia
Co., West Virginia and died June 21,1933 in Monongalia Co., WV. He married
Jemimah Ann Stewart in 1874, daughter of Daniel Stewart and Rebecca Blosser.
She was born about 1857 in Monongalia Co., VA, on the Old Stewart Farm, and
died 1911. (See William Osborne Johnson page)
Marshall (Buchanan) Johnson was born October, 1857 in Rosedale, Monongalia
Co, WV. or in Greene County, PA. Marshall and his wife Laverna F., born
December, 1859, were married in 1881 and farmed in Union Township,
Monongalia, West Virginia. In 1910 Marshall was working in a glue factory in
District 82 of Union Township. His son Erving, age 23, was working in a
restaurant. Son Fred, age 17, was a watchman for the railroad. The children of
Marshall and Laverna were: Lulu B., born in 1885, Erving, born 1887, Fred, born
in 1893, and Cora. Marshall died in Dilliner, Pennsylvania.
Jesse M. Johnson was born 1860 in Rosedale, Monongalia Co, WV, and died in
Mt. Pleasant, PA.
Jefferson Johnson, b. 1863, Western, PA, d., Morgantown WV.
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