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Johnson, John 1806-1879

Educator; born in Bristol, Me., Aug. 23, 1806; graduated at Bowdoin College in 1832; Professor of Natural Sciences at Wesleyan University in 1837-73, when he was made professor emeritus. He was the author of A history of the towns of Bristol and Bremen in the State of Maine, etc. He died in Clifton, S. I., Dec. 2, 1879.

Indian agent; born in Ballyshannon, Ireland, in March, 1775; came to the United States in 1786 and settled in Cumberland county, Pa. He participated in the campaign against the Indians in Ohio in 1792-93; was agent of Indian affairs for thirty-one years; served in the War of 1812, becoming quartermaster. In 1841-42 he was commissioner to arrange with the Indians of Ohio for their emigration from that district. He was the author of an Account of the Indian tribes of Ohio. He died in Washington, D. C., April 19, 1861.

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