Know from his death certificate George Washington Johnson was born 20 Sep. 1844 and from the 1880 census that he was probably born in Indiana.I found that he married 6 Nov 1862 in Hancock Co. Indiana. Harriet Murnan daughter of Jacob Murnan and Sarah Sally Weston.
George and Harriet Johnson are found in the 1880 census living in Jamesport Twp Daviess County Missouri (next door to her twin sister Susan that married Michael Moritarty) he is listed as Farm worker which I take to mean he is working on his brother in laws farm.In the dwelling is listed Harriet and their oldest son Albert S. and Riley Edwin (my grandfather) and the youngest son Kosciusko/ Kosciusko (went by Koz)Johnson.
The 1900 census has them back in Center Twp Hancock Co. Indiana along with a grandson Lerral/Leooral which I believe to be the son of Kocinzke/Kosciusko.Have found no marriage on him.
The 1910 census shows them living in Montgomery Twp Jennings Co. Indiana.I know that Harriet Murnan Johnson died in 1913 during the big flood and is buried there.
George Washington Johnson goes to live with his son Riley Edwin Johnson in Center Twp Hancock Co. Indiana and dies in Nov 1916 and is taken by train back down to Jennings County to be buried next to Harriet.
I also know that he enlisted 22 Apr 1962 the same year he was married and served 3 months.Then in June 1865 he was drafted for the remainder of the Civil War.
I can find no other listing for them or Him one census says his father was born in North Carolina and another says Ohio.I have his death certificate and on the back says his father is Silas Johnson born in Indiana and his mother is Esther Henis born in Indiana.I can find no proof of these people.
He is my brick wall...Can someone suggest other places that I may look for him?I think I have searched all places.I need to also mention that there is another George in Indiana around the same time frame that is married to a Harriet but they are different people... I'm not sure that a Smith would not be easier to search!
I thank you for reading this and at least thinking about my problem.