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Malcolm Johnson[1, 2, 3]

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  • Name Malcolm Johnson  [2
    Gender Male 
    FamilySearch ID LTVM-Q8N 
    FamilySearch URL 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I659  Main
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2017 

    Father Johnson,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F1962  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Flory Wear,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    +1. Flora Johnson,   b. 1818, Utica (Oneida County), NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1853, Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F275  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The letter below from Ted Lollis' web site contains a reference to Malcolm Johnson and his wife Flory Wear:

      Letter dated 29 Dec 1849 from Alexander BLUE (age 61 [so b. cir. 1780]) in North Gage, Town of Deerfield, Oneida County, New York, US, to his uncle Daniel BLUE (age 79 [so b. cir. 1770] ) in Carthage, Moore County, North Carolina, US:

      Dear Uncle.

      I received your letter dated November the 26th which gives us great satisfaction to hear from you and your family and your children's families that they were all well and comfortable. I received a letter from Kenneth Black some time ago he sent by Mr. Be_ell. I went to see him but he was not at home. The letter dated March 2nd, 1847.

      Now I will begin and give you a history of my father's family.
      John moved west about 160 miles from here. Direct John Blue, Riga, Monroe County, state New York. He had thirteen children, ten living and three died. Eight girls and two boys. Five girls married, three girls and two boys unmarried. All of them well off.

      Catherine and her children are well. Their land joins ours and they are very comfortable.

      Daniel moved to the state of Michigan about 600 miles from here. He departed this life August 10, 1849. He had six children, four living and two died. Five boys and one girl. One boy and the girl are married.

      Now, you know more about sister Mary and family than I do.
      Sally moved to Michigan and died about eight years ago. She had eight children, six living and two dead. Five boys and three girls. Two girls died. One boy married.
      Isabel lives near brother John. She had eight children, six living and two died. Five sons and three daughters. Two sons died. One girl married.

      Brother Gilbert had three children, two girls living and one boy dead. The oldest girl is married as far as I know. I believe they are all well off .

      I had three children, two boys and one girl. Their names are Archibald, Mary and Malcom. Mary and Malcom are married. Mary lives west near brother John. She has two children, one boy and one girl. Malcom lives with sister Catherine. She brought him up. He takes care of his uncle's farm. He has one son named Archibald. Archibald is the oldest of them. He lives with me, unmarried, he manages the farm to home.

      Now about uncle John's family.

      Allen lives about two miles from me. He has no children. He hired out his farm and lives very comfortable. His sister Sally lives by him. She has four children living, two sons and two daughters. One son and one daughter married.
      Duncan lives on his father's farm. He has three children living and two died. Two sons and one daughter, one son married.

      Catherine lives about 120 miles from here near Canada. She has no children.
      Archibald works around, unmarried.

      You want to know how far I live from Uncle Dugald. It is about seven miles. I carried the letter to him the other day. He said that he would write to you soon and let you know all about his own family. He and his wife are failing . He is very dull of hearing.

      Daniel McVicker died last January in Canada. Your old neighbor Niel Beaton is alive and smart for him. His wife is quite smart. They have five children living, four boys and one girl, all unmarried. They are very rich.
      Malcom Johnston had a fall last New Year's Day so that he did not walk one step yet. He has three children living by his first wife, Flory Wear, one son and two daughters. One daughter married and moved to Canada. The other two lives to home unmarried. Malcom Johnston was married three times. His first was Flory Wear. The other two were Welsh womens. All dead. Malcom Johnston's sister Mary Niel Haggart's widowdied a few years ago.

      Flory Johnston , Archibald Wear's wife, died year ago last fall. Wear sold his farm and stock and all that he had. He went to Canada last fall to see his friends there. John McNiel and his sister Elizabeth. Catherine Smith, Duncan Smith's widow, died about three years ago.

      About the market. Improved land and good building on it is worth from 40 to 50 dollars per acre. A good horse is worth $150. A good cow about $30 to $60 in the Spring. Common cows sell from $25 to $30 per head. Wheat is a dollar per bushel, corn fifty cents, oats thirty seven. Potatoes fifty, cheese six to seven dollars per cwt. Butter fifteen cents per pound. Hay seven to eight dollars per ton.
      We live about 11 miles from Utica, where we carry all our produce to market, although we generally sell cheese and butter at home. The city of Utica is growing very fast. The Erie Canal runs through it. The railroad runs through it. Another canal enters in from the south, and a great many plank roads. There is a plank road within a half a mile from us that goes to Utica.

      We have a meeting House here that the Presbyterians and the Close Baptists built together. The Presbyterians preach every other Sabbath and the Baptists the other Sabbath. Congregations are small owing to so many denominations here and each one tries to keep up their own society.

      Now, if you heard from Richmond County let me know. In your next letter let me know how sister Mary's family do. If you see Duncan, Catty, Nancy, Daniel or Niel Livingston give them my compliments. I remember them well. Tell them that my sister Catherine looks just like Grandmother that was in Drynoch in shape.

      When you write to me and I hope that will be soon, direct Alexander Blue, Deerfield, Oneida County, state New York, North Gage post office. No more at present. Mary joins with me in sending our compliments to you, dear Uncle, and to all our cousins there and their families. Fair ye well.

      Mary and Alexander Blue

      The original of this letter is owned by Allan Grant BLUE ( ) of Bendersville, PA. He transcribed it (adding paragraphs, capitalization, and some punctuation) 25 Nov 1997 and e-mailed a copy to Ted LOLLIS ( ) 03 Dec 1998. Ted up-dated a small portion 03 Sep 2000 based on a partial scan e-mailed by Al BLUE in August 2000.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] JSH Feb 13 2003 gedcom, John S. Howell, Jr.

    2. [S656] Ted Lollis, Edward Wesley (Ted) Lollis II, (9218 George Williams Road, Knoxville, TN 37922, USA Voice-mail: 865-690-8742 E-mail:

    3. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (