From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 345, Princeton Township, White County, Indiana
"AMOS JOHNSON is a native of Cabell County, West Virginia, born August 16, 1834, son of EPPS and ANN (DERTON) JOHNSON; he is the oldest in a family of ten children, and his early life was spent in his native State in attending school, rafting logs in high water time, and learning the carpenter's trade. In March, 1855, he left the home of his childhood and came to Princeton Township, and for one year worked at carpentering with ISAAC VINSON. In 1857, MR. JOHNSON went to Illinois and remained a short time, and then returned to Princeton Township, and September 9, 1858, was united in marriage to MISS MARY S. HUTSON, daughter of SHELBY and ELIZABETH HUTSON, of Porter County, Indiana. To MR. JOHNSON and wife have been born five children - HERMAN S., IDA E., ANDREW, ARTHUR S., and GRANT. For a time after MR. JOHNSON was married, he was engaged in saw milling at Reynolds; he owns 120 acres of choice land where he now lives, and is one of the successful farmers in Princeton Township; he is a thorough Republican."