ROBERT JOHNSON was born in old England, in 1883, and emigrated in 1848 to Canada, where he was married to Jane M. Story, and came to Alcona County in 1866. He has a family of eight children; four boys and four girls, all of whom are living. Mr. Johnson took up the north half of the northeast quarter of Section 17, Town 27, Range 9 east, from the State, where he built and cleared sixty acres, which entitles him to be recognized as clearing more land than any other man in Alcona Township. He has a bearing
orchard, and cuts about fifteen tons of hay yearly. Mr. Johnson and wife and family have been members of the Methodist Church for many years, and Mr. J. has been class leader of the society since its organization.
(Bibliography: “History of the Lake Huron Shore and Its People with Illustrations & Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Pioneers”, 1883, Chicago, Page 279)