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    WILLIS H. JOHNSON, carpenter and farmer, Conover; was born in Brown Township, Miami Co., Sept 12, 1828, and is a son of Giles and Airy (Parson) Johnson, whose history will be seen under the sketch of H. P. Johnson, in some part of this work. The early days of our subject were spent in farm labor, and his education secured in common schools; since his majority he has been engaged in self duties, and has, by industry, accumulated a small farm of 25 acres in Sec. 5, Brown Township, Miami Co., where he is now situated; he has, since 1849, done considerable carpentering, which occupation he is now engaged in. Dec. 25, 1855, he married Mary A., daughter of Isaac and Margaret Merritt. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson have lived together almost a quarter of a century.

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