The following data is extracted from Biographical Sketches, Coles County, Illinois - North Okaw Township.
William Johnson, farmer and stock-raiser; P. O. Cook's Mills; one of the early settlers; was born March 22, 1822; came to this State in 1850, and to this county and settled in North Okaw Tp. in 1857. He was married to Miss Mary J. Miller, who was born July 22, 1834; they have four children, viz., Robert M., Anna A., Sarah J. and Franklin. The farm of Mr. Johnson consists of 240 acres, valued at $7,000. Since his residence in the township he has held the office of School Trustee and Director several years.
Source: Biographical Sketches, Coles County, Illinois - North Okaw Township