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Diantha (Wright) Johnson (abt. 1812 - abt. 1854)

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Diantha Johnson formerly Wright aka Crafts
Born about in New York, United States of Americamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 26 Jun 1834 (to about 1838) in Auburn Township, Geauga, Ohio, United States of Americamap
Wife of — married 5 Feb 1840 in Shiawassee Township, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States of Americamap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Michigan, United States of Americamap
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Profile last modified 19 Jan 2020 | Created 10 Jan 2019 | Last significant change: 12 Jan 2020
15:17: Jill Perry added George W Johnson (1840-1927) as child for Diantha (Wright) Johnson (abt.1812-abt.1854). [Thank Jill for this]
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Diantha Wright was born about 1812 in New York state the daughter of Ephraim Wright and Lydia LeMunyon.[1][2][3]

Diantha and Daniel M. Crafts were married 3 July 1834 in Ohio.[4][5] They later divorced.

Diantha and William Johnson were married in Shiawassee County, Michigan 5 February 1840 with her brother Alonzo and his wife Calista as witnesses.[6]

Diantha and William had five children, George W., Lydia Ann, Henry C., Huldah Maria and Riley C., between 1840 and 1850 all of whom are listed in their household on the 1850 Census.[3][2] [7]

The family appears on the 1850 United States Census residing in Shiawassee Township, Shiawassee County, Michigan.[3]

She died by about 1854.[2]

Research Notes has multiple entries linked to the same two Ohio marriage records: one the actual marriage which was 3 July 1834 and the second for a form that states their intention to marry which is dated 26 June 1834.

The Wright and Crafts family Crafts families were also linked by Diantha's brother Lester marrying the widow of William Crafts the father of Daniel.

No record of Diantha or William Johnson's burial location has been found. Newburg Cemetery in Shiawassee Township or Greeenwood Cemetery at Vernon would be the nearest to their residence.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Pioneer and General History of Geauga County Ohio (N.p.: The Historical Society of Geauga Co., 1880), p. 174-175.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Portrait & Biographical Album Clinton and Shiawassee Counties, Chapman, 1891., "William Johnson" p. 437-438. (;rgn=subject;size=100;view=image;q1=Shiawassee+County++Mich.++--+History)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), Dianthe Johnson in household of William Johnson, Shiawassee, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States; citing family 10, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), Daniel M. Crafts and Diantha Wright, 26 Jun 1834; citing Marriage, Geauga, Ohio, United States, P 596 ML, Franklin County Genealogical & Historical Society, Columbus; FHL microfilm. [Note: This record is an intention to marry.]
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 10 December 2017), Dan'L M. Crafts and Diantha Wright, 03 Jul 1834; citing Marriage, Geauga, Ohio, United States, BKC p55, Franklin County Genealogical & Historical Society, Columbus; FHL microfilm.
  6. 6.0 6.1 George L. Hammell, Compiler, Marriage Records Shiawassee County Michigan (East Lansing, MI 1950), p. 29. #45 William Johnson, 28, Shiawassee and Diantha Wright, 27, same place 5 Feb. 1840 by Robert Crawford, J.P., Alonzo Wright and Celista Lemunyon, witnesses.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952," database, FamilySearch ( : 13 March 2018), Diancy Wright in entry for George W Johnson, 16 Jul 1927; citing Saint Johns, Clinton, Michigan, United States, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics, Lansing; FHL microfilm 1,973,221.

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