Dr. Robert Maxwell Johnson was born in Jackson County, Mississippi around 1826.
Dr. Maxwell married Mary Atkinson on the 27th of May, 1863 in Sheffield, England. She was the daughter of William Atkinson and the former Elizabeth Pritchard. She had 9 siblings. She had 3 older brothers John, William and Richard. Her younger siblings were Alfred, Elizabeth, Eustace, Harriett, Emily and Maria.
Dr. and Mrs. Johnson had a son Robert William Stephenson Johnson who was born in 1864. Daughters, Olive H. was born in 1866 and Sarah Agnes was born in 1868. They were all born in Sheffield, England. Between 1868 and 1871, the family immigrated to Ontario, Canada. Another daughter Mary Caroline Constantine was born in Ontario and according to the 1871 Census, the family was living in the Town of Chatham. Dr. Johnson’s occupation was listed as Physician/Surgeon.
By 1881 the family was still living in Chatham, but Mrs. Johnson was now a widow. It is known that Dr. Johnson died in Detroit, Michigan. Mrs. Johnson married John Lennox Brown on the 5th of November, 1885 in Chatham, Ontario.
Dr. Johnson’s daughter Olive was married in Chatham in 1881, his son Robert was married in Chatham in 1887, his daughter Mary was married in Chatham in 1891 and his daughter Sarah was also married in Chatham in 1893.