Name: Martha Rebecca FISHER
Birth: DEC 23 1833 in W Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co NJ
Death: JUL 29 1908
Burial: Amwell Ridge Cem, Ringoes, Hunterdon NJ
Reference Number: B-4-2-4-4-5-3
In 1860 Charles Johnson (listed as Chas) 28 and his wife Martha 26 are living in the household of James J. Fisher, 75, with their children Sarah 4 and Fisher 3, everyone b NJ. There were also 2 laborers and 1 servant (JOHNSON CHAS 28 M W NJ NJ
HUNTERDON DELAWARE TWP 1860; Series: M653 Roll: 695 Page: 343). Next door was a family named Fisher: Cornelius T 61, Gertrude 57, Mariah 29, Harriet 21, and James 19 .
In 1870 Charles 38 and Martha R 36 are in Sergeantsville with all the children are listed: Sarah F 15, Fisher 13, Rebecca F 10, Mary F 7, George 5, and Ulysis [sic] 2, everone b NJ. They are living in the home of Johnson Fisher age 86, who is probably
the James J. Fisher noted in 1860, relatonship not stated (JOHNSON CHARLES 38 M W NJ NJ HUNTERDON DELAWARE TWP 1870; Series: M593 Roll: 869 Page: 161).
Disease struck the family in 1877 as noted in the Hunterdon Democrat (Nov. 20, 1877, Vol. XL - No. 13, Whole No. 2036 ) "In West Amwell township, at 2:30 P.M., Nov. 14, of diphtheria, Rebecca F. Johnson, in the 18th year of her age; at 9:30 P.M., same
Note: Martha and Charles are found in 1880 with sons Fisher and George at home, and grandson Holcombe Johnson and uncle Peter Phillips (JOHNSON CHARLES 48 W NJ NJ HUNTERDON WEST AMWELL TWP 1880; Series: T9 Roll: 787 Page: 192).
Note: In the 1885 census of NJ is the Johnson household of Charles, Martha, George, and Holcombe (1885 NJ West Amwell, Hunterdon, New Jersey; New Jersey, State Census, 1885," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/6TLS-LT2).
Note: In the 1895 NJ State Census is a family headed by George W? Holcombe with Sarah C Holcombe, Marren? L Holcombe, Holcombe M Johnson, and Martha Johnson (1895 Ancestry.com. New Jersey, State Census, Hunterdon Lambertville Ward 2 page 19).
day, of same disease, Mary Lizzie Johnson, in the 15th year of her age; daughters of Charles and Martha R. Johnson," and again (December 4, 1877, Vol. XL - No. 15, Whole No. 2038) " A week or two since we mentioned the death, from diphtheria, of two
daughters of Charles and Martha Johnson, of West Amwell township, both deaths occurring on the same day. On Wednesday last, these sorely afflicted parents lost a ten year old son from the same disease. ."
In 1900 Martha is widowed (JOHNSON MARTHA R 67 F W NJ NJ HUNTERDON 2-WD LAMBERTVILLE 1900; Series: T623 Roll: 981 Page: 180). She is then living with her widowed daughter, Sarah F. Holcombe and Holcombe G. Johnson, b Jan 1877, listed as
son, but who should be her grandson as noted in 1880; but that is somewhat uncertain and he could be an out of wedlock child born to one of the daughters who died in late 1877, or a very unlikely late child of her own not otherwise listed and not in
McPherson. How he is related is to be developed.
Of further note on Holcombe G Johnson is the fact that on Sep 12 1918 Holcombe Graham Johnson b 9 Jan 1877 of Washington DC registered for the WW I draft and noted his nearest relative as Lillian C Johnson (World War I Draft Registration Cards,
1917-1918 Holcombe Graham Johnson Registration Location: Washington County, District of Columbia; Roll: 1556844; Draft Board: 9).
In the 1910 census Holcombe G Johnson 35 and wife of 7 years Lillian are living in Washington, DC (1910 Precinct 10, Washington, District of Columbia; Roll: T624_155; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0216; Image: 534; FHL microfilm: 1374168).
In 1920 Holcombe Johnson 43 b NJ and his wife Lillian 44 b VA are in Washington, DC where he is an insurance manager (1920 Washington, Washington, District of Columbia; Roll: T625_212; Page: 14B; Enumeration District: 284; Image: 426).
In 1930 Holcombe Johnson and his wife Lillian C, both 53, are listed with their son Richard C 10 b District of Columbia (1930 Washington, Washington, District of Columbia; Roll: 305; Page: 28A; Enumeration District: 394; Image: 364.0; FHL
At www.findagrave.com is the burial of Holcombe Graham Johnson Jan. 9, 1877 - Mar. 26, 1931 Find A Grave Memorial# 39830997; Spouse: Lillian Claughton Johnson (1853 - 1952)* daughter of Hierome O Claughton (1828 - 1897) and Jane C M B Claughton
(1835 - 1896). *the birth date of 1853 on Lillian's headstone must be in error.
In the 1880 census of Washington, DC is the family of Hirome O. Claughton 52 b VA, his wife Jennie 45 b West Indies, and daughters Jennie H 17 and Lily J 8 both b VA, and other family members (1880 Washington, Washington, District of Columbia,
District of Columbia; Roll: 123; Family History Film: 1254123; Page: 288C; Enumeration District: 057; Image: 0579).
In 1940 Lillian Johnson 65 wid is the head of household with her sister Jennie Clayton 73, both b VA (1940 Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia; Roll: T627_567; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 1-435). Elsewhere in DC is a Richard
Johnson age 20.
Father: Caleb Farley FISHER b: MAY 6 1809 in W Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co NJ
Mother: Rebecca Ann HOLCOMBE b: SEP 7 1810 in New Jersey
Charles JOHNSON b: ABT 1832 in New Jersey
- Sarah Fisher JOHNSON b: AUG 4 1855 in New Jersey
- Fisher C. JOHNSON b: APR 30 1857 in New Jersey
- Rebecca F. JOHNSON b: JUN 18 1860 in New Jersey
- Mary Elizabeth JOHNSON b: MAY 16 1863 in New Jersey
- George JOHNSON b: AUG 16 1865 in New Jersey
- Ulysses G. JOHNSON b: NOV 16 1867 in Delaware Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ