Johnson, Bennet C.

As early as 1831, Johnson operated a grocery and liquor store in Springfield, Illinois. He married Eliza J. Thompson in 1834. Politically, Johnson was a Whig. In 1842, he retained Logan & Lincoln to sue for a debt in Sangamon County.

Johnson v. Grubb & Dormody, Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, 2d edition (Springfield: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2009), http://www.lawpracticeofabrahamlincoln.org/Details.aspx?case=139414; Bond of Thomas Mather and Others for the State of Illinois; History of Sangamon County, Illinois (Chicago: Inter-State, 1881), 214; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 12 February 1834, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 13 September 1839, 2:1, 15 February 1844, 2:1.