Esther Johnson: born Nov 1828 in Ohio; wed to Joseph F. Massey on 10 Oct 1847 in Porter county, Indiana; died 21 Jan 1888 in Porter county, Indiana; was buried in Maplewood cemetery, Valparaiso, Porter, Indiana, In the 1850 census of Jackson township, Porter County, Indiana Joseph Massey is 30 years old, Esther 23, Jair T. 3, a baby girl 1, Catharine Massey 67. Living next door are Elijah H. Johnson 41 born in NY or NH, Clorinda [Clarinda] 38 born in New York, Andrew J. 14, Lovina 11, Phebe 9, George M. 6 all born in Michigan, Melissa A. 2 born in Indiana. Next to this family is David Massey [Joseph's brother]. Very nearby lives John B. Johnson 42 born in New Hampshire, his wife Lucy 39 born in NY, their children Mary E. 16 and Armina 14 both born in New York, John 13, Hiram 10 and Russell 8 born in Michigan, Matilda 1 born in Indiana. The two Johnson families seem to be Esther Johnson's kin. They al appear in later censuses living next door to one another as well. However, I have not been able to find out, whether Elijah H. Johnson and John B. Johnson (who wer twin brothers), were Esther Johnson's brothers, cousins, or possibly one of htem was her father. Please HELP! I have been searching for the answer many years already.