Simeon "Sim" Johnson and Delila Merritt were married in Franklin Co IN 24 Oct 1833. She appears to have been the daughter of Luther Merritt of Franklin & Decatur Cos IN and the sister of Robert Merritt of Decatur Co and of Obion Co TN.
Simeon's household is found in the census in Decatur Co IN 1850, Ripley Co IN 1860, Johnson Co IN 1870, and Decatur Co IN 1880. Delila, widow, is found in Obion Co TN 1900.
Children of Simeon and Delila JOHNSON, found in census records: (In 1900 Delila was listed as the mother of 9 children, 4 of whom were then living.)
1. Emily A. Johnson, b ca 1835
2. Milton C. Johnson. (1838-1929) Died Danville, Vermilion Co IL. [Had cousin named Milton Crawford Merritt; named son Phillip Crawford Johnson.] Appears to have been married three times, twice in Decatur Co IN: Margaret Winn 28 Oct 1857, Elizabeth Drake 26 May 1859. Married Martha J. White. One Milton Johnson applied for Civil War pension from Indiana, based on service in Co E, 39th Ind Inf, and as Quartermaster Sgt in Co E, 8th Ind Cav. Widow's name Martha J.. Milton and Martha are listed in the census in Newton Co MO 1880, Warren Co IN 1900, Fountain Co IN 1910, Vermilion Co IL 1920.
Milton's children [2a-2g]: (Birth info from 1900 census, SSDI, or WWI draft cards.)
2a. Simeon Johnson, b Dec 1873 IL, m Bessie ---- 28 Oct 1899 in Fountain Co IN
2b. John Johnson, b May 1879 MO
2c. Frank Johnson. According to the 1900 census, Frank was born in Nov 1882 in Indiana. One Frank Johnson of Covington, Fountain Co IN, and Danville IL interestingly had a son named Milton Crawford Johnson (see #2 Milton C. Johnson, above). That Frank is shown as having been born in Arkansas in 1884.
2d. Emily D. "Emma" Johnson, b Oct 1884 IN, m Thomas U. Miller.
2e. Commodore Johnson, b Oct 1886 IN
2f. Phillip Crawford Johnson, b 15 May 1892 or 1893 IN, d Mar 1980
2g. Hanley b 15 May 1895 IN, d 20 Nov 1931 Danville, Vermilion Co IL.
3. James W. Johnson, b ca 1841
4. Mary E. Johnson, b ca 1843
5. Caroline M. Johnson, b ca 1846
6. Nancy J. "Jennie" Johnson, b ca Jun 1850
7. Susan H. Johnson, b ca 1851
8. Simeon "Robert" Johnson, b 3 Jan 1856, d 20 Dec 1934 Little Prairie Twp, Pemiscot Co MO; bur Fremont Cem, Union City, Obion Co TN; m Decatur Co IN 1 Nov 1877 Emmerene "Emma" Parker. Emmerene's date and place of death not known. Census listings: Decatur Co IN 1880, Obion Co TN 1900, Pemiscot Co MO 1920 and 1930.
On the 1900 census Emmerene was shown as the mother of 7 children, 5 living. She was listed as born in Indiana, her father in Maine and her mother in Ohio.
Robert's children [8a-8f], from census records:
8a. Carmel H. Johnson, b 19 Dec 1879 IN, d 5 May 1941, bur Maple Cem (Caruthersville?); m Nora Lee Huspeth.
8b. James J. Johnson, b Aug 1882
(8c. Dollie Johnson, b Oct 1890. Census unclear re relationship.)
8d. Minnie Johnson, b Feb 1893
8e. David Simeon Johnson, b 31 May 1895, d Dec 1985 Caruthersville MO.
8f. Robert? Johnson, b ca 1903 ("Robby", age 17 in 1920.)
9. Reison I.?, male, 4 months (b ca Apr 1860). Not found in Simeon's household in 1870.
10. Samuel Johnson, b ca 1866