Johnson Family


Dr. Enos Johnson came to Manatee County in 1883. He was a druggist from Bedford, Indiana, buying George Casper’s drugstore. He built the first sidewalk in the Village of Manatee.

Enos Johnson and his son E. B. are probably most well known for their meticulous journal writing. Enos Johnson wrote about his life until his untimely death during the Yellow Fever outbreak in 1887. His son, E. B., took up his pen and continued writing. The journal has been scanned and transcribed. CLICK HERE to view it. 

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Johnson, James - #67 Taken 03-2022 (2)
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Johnson, Enos - #66 Taken 03-2022
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Wood, Mary - #65 Taken 03-2022
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Left to Right: 

James Albert Johnson - Grave #65 (1973, Courtesy of Manatee County Public Library Historical Digital Collections)

James Albert Johnson - Grave #65

Dr. Enos E Johnson - Grave #66

Mary A Wood - Grave #67

All images taken by MVHP staff in 2022 unless otherwise noted.