Robert and Emma "Mariah" (HOSKINSON) JOHNSON were married in December of 1850, and lived in Caledonia, Ringgold County, Iowa. They
were the parents of five children. At the age of 42 years, Robert enlisted as a Private on February 29, 1864, and
was mustered into service with Company M of the 3rd Iowa Cavalry. He died of disease November 3, 1864, Memphis, Tennessee
and was interred there.
Mariah starved her self to death in her attempts to support her five small children. She died
in 1864 and was interred in Cuba Cemetery, Cuba, Monroe County, Iowa.
American Civil War Soldiers, ancestry.com
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, February of 2009
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