Title: Genealogical and personal history of western Pennsylvania Vol. 1 / editor-in-chief, John W. Jordan.
Author: Jordan, John W. (John Woolf), 1840-1921
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UNDER JOHNS FAMILY
...LEONARD SHRYOCK JOHNS, son of JOHN (2) and SUSANNA (SHRYOCK) JOHNS, was born at Chambersburg, Pa., in May, 1805, died in 1871.He was educated for entrance to the legal profession, and was admitted to the bar of Chambersburg.About 1826 he went father west and after his marriage abandoned the law, and re-organized a journal which he had purchased two years previously.This had been in a very disorganized condition, and MR. JOHNS built it up under the name of THE AMERICAN DEMOCRAT, and was the successful editor for a number of years.The present PITTSBURGH POST is the legitimate descendant of this early paper.He then drifted into political matters, and was appointed prothonotary of the supreme court of Pittsburgh.Later he engaged in the wholesale grocery business, and finally moved to Philadelphia, and in 1854-56 he was engaged in the wholesale dry goods business.From Philadelphia he again went to Pittsburgh, where he held the office of alderman in the fourth ward of the city until his death.During the Civil War he was mustering officer for the Union forces, and at its inception joined the ranks of the Republicans.He and his wife are members of the Presbyterian Church.MR. JOHNS married MYRA HULL ADAMS, born at old Adamsville, Beaver Co., Pa., Sept. 18, 1820.The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Anderson Beaton Quay, father of the later Senator Matthew Stanley Quay.MRS. JOHNS died June 17, 1907.Children: CLARENCE M., an artist, lives in Pittsburgh; LEONARD EDGAR; EUGENE WILLIS and ERNEST STANLEY, died in infancy,BLANCHE, born in 1852, died in 1874; CORA IDA, is now the widow of REV. DR. H. O. GIBBONS, former pastor of the Third Presbyterian Church, and lives in Philadelphia; IMOGENE, born in 1856, died in 1876; ESTELLA, unmarried, lives in Pittsburgh; HERBERT ADAMS.
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LEONARD EDGAR JOHNS, son of LEONARD SHRYOCK and MYRA HULL (ADAMS) JOHN, was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., Jan. 1, 1846...MR. JOHNS married, May 16, 1872, VALERIA WHITELY, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and reared in army posts until her marriage...Children of MR. and MRS. JOHNS: LEONARD SHRYOCK, cashier of U. S. National Bank; HESTER WHITELY; MYRA ADAMS; ROBERT KIRKWOOD, died in infancy; RICHARD LEE, ARTHUR WHITELY and HERBERT ADAMS, died in infancy; LOUIS EDGAR, a member of the faculty of music at the University of Stettin, Germany; HENRY KIRKWOOD, employed in the U. S. National Bank of Pittsburgh.
HERBERT ADAMS JOHNS, son of LEONARD SHRYOCK and MYRA HULL (ADAMS) JOHNS, was born in the 17th Ward, Pittsburgh, Feb. 5, 1864...MR. JOHNS married, in 1891, REBECCA L., born in Pittsburgh, a daughter of JAMES TORRENCE, an old employee of the Cook Tack factory.Children: HAROLD C., a student in the state college; HERBERT G.; STANLEY A.; RAYMOND T.