Johnson, Margaret

Birth Name Johnson, Margaret
Nick Name Peggy
Gender female
Age at Death between 52 years, 1 day and 70 years, 11 months, 30 days


Various trees say "Ellen Johnson"; alternate from Nick Armstrong's public tree pixelcat42 on is "Margaret Johnson". Iva's mother called "Peggy Johnson", so is probably Margaret.

Record of John Decker and Ellen Johnson marriage is 18 Nov 1815 Knox County, IN, indicates probably marriage of sisters or at least related Johnson's. Note that marriage is 5 years after birth of Ellen Decker, so that cannot be her mother.

Indiana State Census has these Johnson's in Knox County 1807: Collins, James, John, Nelson. Of these, James Johnson fought in Rev. War.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth between 1780 and 1787 Virginia, USA    
Death between 1840 and 1850 Pike Co., IN    


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Johnson, William1742
Mother (Johnson), unknown17451787
    Brother     Johnson, Payton 1762-01-20
    Brother     Johnson, Thomas 1775-05-28 1863-01-19
         Johnson, Margaret between 1780 and 1787 between 1840 and 1850
    Brother     Johnson, William 1786


Family of Decker, Jacob and Johnson, Margaret

Married Husband Decker, Jacob ( * 1768 + before 1841-06-16 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage about 1805 Knox, IN    
Event Note

not listed in Indiana marriage records! date from daughters listed in hh census.


home in 1810: Knox County, IN (Gibson created in 1813)
home in 1820: Gibson County, IN ( man 26-45, girl < 10, 2 girls 10-16, woman 26-45)
-> 1 daughter (not Ellen) marries before 1830. ( Iva 1823)
home in 1830: Gibson Co, IN (man 50-59, girl 5-9, girl 10-14, woman 20-29, woman 40-49)
-> 3 remaining daughters. (Ellen 1832, Lucy 1837)
home in 1840: Pike County, IN (man 60-70, woman 50-60) next to Daniel Frederick and John Knight
note: did not move: a portion of Gibson County became Clay Township in Pike County

note - by 1850 Jacob Decker is gone from Pike County, and only a Hester Decker b. 1784 IN (living in a large household of Decker's and Thomas's) remains.

So from Indiana Marriage records in Pike County, IN, which Decker women married 1830-1840 and not in anyone else's family:
Lucy Decker John Knight 11 May 1837 Pike (Note oldest daughter is Margaret, and Iva named a daughter Lucy, and John Knight hh lives next to Jacob Decker in 1840, note John Knight's mother was Susannah Frederick)

No marriage record, but neighbor to Jacob Decker and John Knight is Michael Knight with wife 15-19 yrs.old. No other record can be found. NormanCV tree on says wife was "Sally"

Name Birth Date Death Date
Decker, Iva Elizabeth Mary Joy1805-12-031890-09-20
Decker, Ellen1810-04-111888-02-07
Decker, Lucy1817-07-171885-12-03
Decker, Sally?between 1820 and 1825