12/27/2010 at 10:10 AM
I am using Gerald Garth Johnson's excellent book that has up-to-date historical research on this family -- The Biography and Genealogy of Captain John Johnson (Heritage Books, 2000).
John Johnson's children should not be a source of confusion. In the list of passengers arriving on the Arbella in 1630 were:
John Johnson, about age 40
Children of Mary Heath, 1st wife and John Johnson:
Mary, daughter 16 years of age
John Johnson and Mary Heath had four additional children who were baptized and died and were buried in England. The church records support this. They were:
John (1618 - 1627) THERE WAS NO SON OF CAPTAIN JOHN JOHNSON LIVING NAMED JOHN WHO CAME TO AMERICA. THE HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS DO NOT SUPPORT A SON, JOHN JOHNSON.
Joseph (born and died in 1622)