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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

 

D. W. JOHNS, farmer, P.O. Ruff's Creek, is a descendant of one of the Pioneer families of Greene County, Penn.  He was born in Washington Township, May 21, 1838, a son of Jacob and Elizabeth Johns (nee Ross), who are natives of Greene County, the former of Washington Township and the later of Morgan.  They have resided in Washington Township ever since they were married.  The subject of this sketch was united in marriage, February 24, 1870, with Rachael Meek, who was born in Washington Township, November 17, 1842, a daughter of John and Elizabeth Meek (nee Boyd), who were natives of Greene County, where they remained until their death,  Mr. and Mrs. Johns have two children—Thomas S., born June 5. 1871; and John F., born February 8, 1873.  Mr. Johns was raised on a farm and has been engaged in farming and dealing in stock all his life.  He owns 345 acres of land where he and family live.  He and wife are members of the Bethlehem Baptist Church.

 

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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania
Samuel P. Bates
Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888

Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles
The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project – http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~arkbios/Greene/index.html.
Date of Transcription: 12 December 2007
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