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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


JACOB JOHNS, a retired farmer of Ruff’s Creek, Penn., is one one [sic] of the pioneers of Washington Township, Greene County.  He was born on the farm where he and family reside, December 3, 1806, and is a son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Smith) Johns, the former a native of Delaware and the latter of Washington County, Penn., who settled in Greene County after marriage March 27, 1834, with Elizabeth Ross, born in Morgan Township, Greene County, May 29, 1816.  Her parents, John and Phoebe (Eaton) Ross, were natives of Greene County and residents therein until their death.  Mr. and Mrs. Johns are the parents of eight children, four of whom are living and married, as follows: J. R., to Mary J. Huffman; D. W., to Rachael Meek; Abner, to Elizabeth Meek; and Jacob, Jr., first to Lourinza R. McClelland, then to Josephine V. Hickman.  The deceased are—Phoebe, Timothy, Thomas, and Elizabeth, who was the wife of Jacob Hoge.  Mr. Johns has been engaged in farming all his life and owns about 500 acres of land in Greene County.  He held the office of justice of the peace of Washington Township for ten years, and filled the positions of assessor, auditor, inspector and tax collector of his township.


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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 –
Date of Transcription: 12 December 2007
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