Collection Scope and Content Note
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The Johnson Family Papers consist of correspondence, wills, diplomas, marriage
certificates, obituaries, photographs, genealogical notes and family histories, land
grant certificates, military documents, a book of autographs, and other papers and
documents of the Johnson and related families, direct descendants of the Adams
The earliest correspondence concerns the relations between Abigail Adams and her
daughter-in-law Sarah Adams, and among other members of the family, including John Adams
and John Quincy Adams, Susan B. Adams, Charles Thomas Clark, and various members of the
Adams, Johnson, and Savage families. Other documents refer to George Washington, Aaron
Burr, Martin Van Buren, and James Monroe. The collection contains much material
concerning the genealogy and history of several related families, with reference to
their participation in numerous political and social events. The papers include
discussion of family relations and matrimony, genealogy, domestic arrangements and
social life, family properties and holdings, family political and military history, and
other matters. The family was located chiefly in Utica, New York.
Documents are signed by George Washington and James Monroe; genealogies pertain to
members of the Johnson, Adams, Smith, Bosch, Het, Quincy, Fowle, Boylston, Shepard,
Norton, and Bass families.
Includes letters of daughter-in-law Sarah Adams, John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Charles
Adams, Susan B. Adams, Charles Thomas Clark, Abigail Louisa Smith Johnson, Belinda
Clarkson, Alexander B. Johnson, Arthur B. Johnson, Aaron Burr, John Savage, Daniel B.
Tompkins, Martin Van Buren, Edward Savage, Mary Ann Smith, Louisa C. Smith, Eliza
Thompson, Samuel Nelson, Eliza A. Hunt, Mary Ann Savage Hunt, Ward Hunt, and other
members of the Johnson, Adams, and Savage families.