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ca 1800 Ga. to Ky.

I am part of the Johnson clan but have had no success for many years in finding my Johnsons back very far. My ancestor was WILLIAM C. JOHNSON, b in Ga. abt 1800. He said his parents were b. in Pensacola, Fl. He mar ELIZABETH JOHNSON (mnuk) abt 1835. She was from Tn. Their ch: JAMES V. JOHNSON (1836, Tn.), GEORGE W. JOHNSON (1840, Tn.), son (ca 1843-1845, Ky.), ALBERT DUNCAN JOHNSON (18 Mar 1847, Ky.) (my ancestor), NANCY A. JOHNSON (1848-50, Christian Co., Ky.), FOLEY ANN JOHNSON (1853-55, Ky.), MONTGOMERY B. JOHNSON (1855-6, Ky.) and SARAH E. JOHNSON (1857-8, Ky.). In 1860, William C. lived in McCracken Co., Ky.; in 1870 and 1880, in Muhlenberg Co., Ky., where he probably died.
Albert Duncan mar CORNELIA MORRIS 12 Jul 1873 in Muhlenberg Co. Their ch: WILLIAM BENJAMIN JOHNSON (23 Dec 1875, Central City, Ky.-d 26 Apr 1934, Marquand, Bollinger Co., Mo.), MYRE ELIZABETH ("Betsy") JOHNSON (1877), DULA JOHNSON (1880) and JOSEPH JOHNSON (Apr 1883). Albert D. mar (2) ANNIE BELL WEATHERFORD and had 10 ch. they lived on the Bluffs near Columbia and in Arlington and Hickman Counties, Ky.
William Benjamin mar ROXIE ELIZABETH ELDER (b. Dec 1897, Tn.) (my grandparents). Their ch: ALBERT WILLIAM JOHNSON (1901 on the Bluffs in Ky. -- my father), LELA MAE JOHNSON(28 Oct 1903, Hickman Co.) and RAYMOND E. JOHNSON (2 Jul 1907 Hickman Co.). I would like to find anyone who has a Georgia/Florida connection.
Shirley H. Hale
3495 Strathmore Pl.
Eugene, Or. 97405

ca 1870 NY, to Ok.

Looking for info on JOHN JOHNSON b. New York abt 1870, mar KATE RODY 1902 in Ok. Not living with family on 1910 census, two children and Kate living with her father in Kiowa, Ok. Any help greatly appreciated!
Gayle Hilchey
PO Box 2833
Paso Robles, Ca. 93446

Al. to Ms.

Looking for info on PHILLIP JOHNSON, his ancestors and descendants. I believe he came from AL to MS. His son ANDREW LINSON JOHNSON (11 Mar 1833--31 Mar 1909), mar AMANDA RAWLS b. SC. Their ch, b Smith Co., MS: JAMES ALBERT SIDNEY JOHNSON (24 Nov 1867 -- 1 Feb 1925), LEE ANDREW LINSON JOHNSON (1 Jun 1870 -- 31 Mar 1909), GEORGE MADISON JOHNSON (10 May 1872 -- 14 Feb 1952), MARY JOHNSON (20 Aug 1874), LINEY DORA JOHNSON (22 Nov 1876--23 Nov 1933). James A. S. Johnson mar MATILDA FRANCES STENNETT; they had 2 ch: VIRGLE JOHNSON and ALBERT HERSCHEL JOHNSON, my grandfather. I am looking for any possible clues or info on any of these Johnson's. Thank you,
Melanie Helm
1436 Ithaca Rd.
Fairbanks, AK 99709

Sweden to Va.

Looking for info on CHARLES AUGUSTUS JOHNSON (Johannson), moved here from Sweden early 1900's, lived and bur in Big Stone Gap, Va. He was a builder/construction. His son is GERALD WAYNE JOHNSON, b 1944; grandsons WAYNE JOHNSON and JAMES JOHNSON. There is a coat of arms for the family from Sweden. Thanks!!
2337 5th Ave
Big Stone Gap, Va. 24219


Searching for info of my grandmother's twin sister, JOSEPHINE BELLE JONES mar E. L. JOHNSON, possibly in Bowie Co. TX, had five ch: E. L. JOHNSON Jr, HORACE LUTHER JOHNSON, CALVIN JOHNSON, LOIS JOHNSON and LILLIAN JOHNSON. E. L. died in 1951, they lived in the Bowie Co. TX. area. Any info would be appreciated. Please e-mail me.
Susan Keener
2622 Navajo Road
Pampa, Texas 79065

1826 SC to Ga.

I am searching for parents of ELIHUE L. JOHNSON, b. 1826 in South Carolina. He mar ELIZABETH ???, b. 1835. They had the following ch, who I believe were all born in Worth Co., GA.: WILLIAM JOHNSON, (1855), GEORGE FRANKLIN JOHNSON (2 Nov. 1856--20 Jan 1921), ELIZABETH JOHNSON (1858), EMMA JOHNSON (1859) and JOANNAH JOHNSON (1860). George Franklin mar on 16 Dec 1880 SUSAN ARMINDA POTTS (15 Jan 1860--3 July 1907). Any info on this family would be appreciated.
Geraldine Johnson
3981 Stage Coach Rd.
Meigs, GA 31765

EDITOR's NOTE: Is the following a son of the above Elihu? Or the same person?

1857 Worth Co., Ga.

I am researching my g grandfather's history. He was ELIHUE JOHNSON, b in Worth Co., GA around 1857. He mar MARY ELIZABETH BROOKS and had 4 ch: WILLIAM R. JOHNSON, HERMAN L. JOHNSON, ELLA JOHNSON and EDDIE B. JOHNSON My grandfather, Eddie B. mar Elsie Marie Bunch and had my mother. I am most interested in joining the Johnson Family Club and wish to know how to go about obtaining more info. Thanks for this site, I love reading about all the "JOHNSONs"
Ann M. Hunt

SC to Henry Co., Tn.

I am looking for parents of CATHERINE JOHNSON who I think was from SC, mar GEORGE W. HART, also from SC? They both died in Henry Co., Tn.; Catherine in 1881 and George in the 1860's. Believe they are bur in Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Buchanan, Tn. of which they were charter members. There are several graves with no tombstones beside those of my gg grandparents AMANDA HART (their dau) and her husband THOMAS C. DAVIDSON. Thank you for any help.
Greg Davidson
1106 Ellis St.
Paducah, Ky. 42001


Looking for relatives and ancestors of my grandparents, GEORGE ELLIS JOHNSON, and his wife BERTIE SHEFFIELD. George and Bertie lived in and around Johnson City, Tn.; Roanoke, VA.; Standish, NY; and Richland, Pa. George was an employee of an iron company that had plants in NY and PA. His brothers and sisters: RETTA JOHNSON, NITA JOHNSON, HASSIE JOHNSON, LENA JOHNSON, RUTH JOHNSON, JAMES JOHNSON, CHARLES JOHNSON and JOHN JOHNSON. George and Bertie had 4 ch: JOHN W., VIRGINIA, CLYDE and FREDERICK. Virginia worked for Western Electric in Elizabeth NJ for most of her adult life; she died in Daytona Beach FL. Clyde mar FERN from Richland Pa., and worked in Lancaster, Pa. for Lancaster Intelligencer newspaper most of his adult life. Frederick lived his entire life around Roanoke. John (1909 Tn.--1992 Daytona Beach, Fl.; bur Salem, Va. with his father and mother), was a graduate of Virginia Polytechnical Institute (VA Tech.), who last worked as a mechanical engineer in Schuylkill Haven, Pa. John had three boys with Kathleen Davies of Standish, NY: JOHN, Jr., ROBERT and KENNETH.
431 Sand Ridge Drive
Valrico, FL 33594

1908 Newberry, SC

I am attempting to find info on ISAAC YANCEY JOHNSON b. ?, d.1908 Newberry, SC, m. LAURA CORNELIA (1846--1911, Newberry SC), ch: WILLIAM YANCEY JOHNSON (5 July 1875--3 Apr 1951 Newberry SC), mar LULA ELIZABETH MEADORS (7 Jul 1877-- 25 Apr 1932).
PO Box 1223
Newberry, SC

Greenville, Tn. 1850's

I am looking for info on N. J. JOHNSON and MARTHA ELL JOHNSON who lived in Greenville, Tn. around the 1850's and had 3 ch: JACK JOHNSON, MARGARET JOHNSON and CAROLINE JOHNSON. Caroline died and was bur in Greensville, Tn. They later moved to AR. and then to northeast TX. area before returning to AR. If you can give me any info please write
Barbara Davis
P O Box 655
Mena, Ark, 71953

1890 -- 1946, Tx.

I am looking for the parents and beyond of FLORENIA CATHERINE JOHNSON (29 Jan 1890, Hoffman Co., TX--17 Apr 1946, Odessa, Tx.). I believe her father was W. J. JOHNSON b 6 Apr 1948 in AL., mar MINERVA CATHERINE HAMILTON. Florenia was my husbands grandmother.
Jan Chesser
5200 Arbor Ct
Odessa Tx 79762

Dyer Co., Tn. -- d ca 1906, Memphis

Looking for info/relatives of CICERO M. (Murrow or Moro) JOHNSON moved from Dyer Co., TN to Memphis, Shelby Co., TN abt 1900. Believed to have died 1 Oct. 1906; worked as carpenter in Memphis we think. Mar 1st, AMANDA TAYLOR, dau of EDMOND FRANKLIN TAYLOR and JANE ADELINE FLOWERS. Amanda's siblings were SPENCER MICHEL, MARY E. and ALEXANDER TAYLOR. Cicero and Amanda's children were HUGH FRANKLIN JOHNSON (Sept. 1887 - Nov. 1941 in Harrisonburg, LA), CLIFTON CICERO JOHNSON("Buddy") (Mar 1890 - May 1966, Dyersburg, TN) and STONEWALL JACKSON JOHNSON (died as a child). Hugh Franklin and Clifton Cicero were both left with the SLATERS in Dyer Co., TN when he went to Memphis. The 1900 census of Dyer Co. show them living with LUCY SLATER. Hugh Franklin had 3 children that I know of. A son HUGH HICKS, and 2 daus, CLARA and another unknown (Mrs. H. M. Krause) but believed to live in TX. Maybe they know some info about their grandfather. Clifton Cicero m AMANDA McGLAUGHLIN (Jul 1894, Lauderdale Co., Tn. - Nov 1958 in Dyersburg, TN). They mar in Lauderdale Co. Sep. 1912 according to her bible. Both were listed in obituaries as Methodists. They had 8 ch, most of whom are living but do not know much about their grandfather, Cicero M. He mar 2nd EVALENA DIXIE GILES (Feb. 1869, Waverly, TN - May 1961 Sikeston, MO.) and had ch LENA HILLIS JOHNSON, believed to have died Aug. 1906 at the age 4 in Memphis. Evalena's mar 1st SPENCER MICHEL TAYLOR, brother of Amanda Taylor, Cicero's 1st wife.
Darlene Johnson
911 Tater Hill Rd.
Newbern, TN 38059


My great grand mother was MARY ELIZABETH JOHNSON she mar JAMES JOSEPH SLAWSON. They had dau (my grandmother), VIDA ARDELIA SLAWSON (2 Jul 1889, Franklin, Robertson Co., Tx.). She mar WILLIAM A. MASSEY of Roane, TX. All info will be appreciated.
Ray H. Massey
5411 Two Jacks Ct.
Arlington, Texas 76017

1870 NC -- 1958 Tx.

Hi, Looking for help with the following Johnson line. LEWIS NAPOLEON JOHNSON, b. 1870 Cherokee, NC, d. 1958 Childress, Tx. He had a son, OSCAR JOHNSON (1897 Crowel, Tx.) who mar in 1919, GEORGIA RUTH CROWSON (1894 China Spring, McLennan Co., Tx). their ch: LOUIS NEVELYN ("Sonny") JOHNSON, JEWELL GWENDOLYN JOHNSON and GERALDINE JOHNSON. Sonny mar COLLY (sp) and had 4 ch: CARLTON JOHNSON, SHARI JOHNSON and twins DENEEN JOHNSON and DENISE JOHNSON. Really need help and would appreciate any.
Nancy Burgardt

1778 Va. -- Greene Co., Oh.

Seeking info on Rev. WILLIAM M. JOHNSON (1778 VA-1850 Greene Co., OH) who mar 1804, REBECCA BRANCH, dau of FRANCIS and MARY BRANCH. Rev. William was a Methodist circuit-rider prior to his marriage. Family settled in Prince Edward Co. VA, where they lived until their move to Greene Co. OH in 1835. Their ch: MARY AGNES JOHNSON (mar JOSEPH GOODE JOHNSON), ELIZA JOHNSON (mar HENRY CURD), SARAH REBECCA JOHNSON (mar NATHANIEL WALTON), CATHERINE CAROLINE JOHNSON (W. OLDAKER), JOHN FRANCIS JOHNSON, ROBERT M. JOHNSON, JAMES BRANCH JOHNSON (2nd mar, BARBARA COFFMAN), WILLIAM McKENDRY JOHNSON (NANCY BEALL). Several children eventually settled in Warren Co., IA. A page from an old family bible lists the following names in a single entry: William, Isaac, Drury, Smith, Richard, Phillip and Reuben. No dates or specific relationships are indicated. Perhaps these were 7 brothers, or perhaps a father and sons. Research also suggests earlier ancestors may have lived in Southampton Co., VA and/or Northampton Co. NC.
Judith Mathre
15821 Bancroft Court, Apt. 1237
Omaha NE 68130


I am looking for any info concerning my JOHNSON relatives. My g grandmother's name was OTTAWA MONTESE JOHNSON, born 17 Dec 1870 in Big Island VA. She died 10/30/1948 in Lynchburg Virginia. Her parents were JOHN J. JOHNSON and SALLY CHAFFIN. I have no info on them. Ottawa had siblings: Kemper, Jesse and Duey that we know. Ottawa mar James Henry Rush on 5 Jan 1888. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Woody Rush
Elkridge, Md.

Gibson Co., Tn.

P. G. JOHNSON of Gibson Co. Tn. was my g grandfather, A Primitive Baptist Minister, mar MARY ANN WILLIAMSON in 1862. His father was PLEASANT JOHNSON, and his father was BENJAMIN JOHNSON but I have no wive's names or siblings; will appreciate any help you can give me. P. G. was born 1840, died in 1905 in Gibson Co. Tn. After Mary Ann died he mar SARAH SWINDELL, a widow; and then (3rd) MARTHA (Mattie) GRAVETT.
Ruby Beaver
Rt. 2, Box 420
Tishomingo, Ok 73460

1806 (Roane Co., Tn.)

Looking for info on this family: FRANCIS JOHNSTON, (b. 1806) mar POLLY (unknown), b. 1811. According to the 1850 census for Roane Co., TN, they had these children: JOANNA, b. 1831; MARCUS M. L., b. 1834; MARY, b. 1837; NANCY, b. 1839; JAMES H. H., and SARAH ELIZABETH (twins), b. Dec 7 1842; and ANDREW M., b. 1845. Just thought I'd throw these names out to the list and see if anyone recognizes them.
Peggy Puckett
437 McCullough Rd.
Stockbridge, GA 30281

ca 1852 Cobb Co., Ga.

My gg grandfather was FRANCIS SAMUEL ("Bud") JOHNSON, likely b Cobb Co., Ga. in 1852. His brother was RICHARD BENJAMIN ("Boat") JOHNSON, born 1854. Sometime after their mother died (prior to 1860 census of Floyd Co. GA) they went to live with their Aunt Minerva Rollin's family. Minerva was 18 and living with what we believe are her parents. It is told that Minerva "kidnapped" the boys because of an abusive step-mother. We suspect the mother of the boys to be Minerva's sister - name unknown. They are listed on the 1860 Floyd Co. census but not as JOHNSONs. The Rollins family moved to Arkansas and raised the boys there. The father of the boys, given name unknown, had another son named CASS JOHNSON. Richard Benjamin was said to have a wooden leg.

1801 NC--1867, to Ga., Al., Ms.

I am searching for info on DAVID JOHNSON (b NC July 6, 1801--1867, Rankin Co., MS); to GA (we believe) by 1830, wife uk, (possibly Catha Ann --) by 1828 and had 3 ch: JOSEPH JOHNSON (b 1828), CHARLOTTE JOHNSON (1830) and FRANCIS JANE JOHNSON (1833). Mar 2nd, 1838 in Stewart Co., GA, SARAH ANN LANCASTER,(2 Sep 1819, Ga.--1863, Rankin Co., MS.) dau of THOMAS LANCASTER and SARAH COOPER. After the mar of David and Sarah, they moved to Russell Co., AL by 1839. All their ch were born in Russell Co.: THOMAS JOHNSON (1839 mar LOIS ANTOINETTE BEALL and moved to GA); WILLIAM E. JOHNSON (1843, mar SARAH HOLDEN); LAURA EMMA JOHNSON (1846, mar JOHN HOLMES, moved to Rankin MS); GEORGE ANTHONY JOHNSON (1849), SARAH C. JOHNSON (perhaps Cooper) (1851); LAMIRA JOHNSON (1855). Some time before 1863 David and Sarah moved to Rankin Co., MS (as did at least some of their ch). I have not been able to find where either is buried. I do not know anything about David's parents or siblings and am especially eager to learn about them; would welcome info. Thanks,
Dorothy (JOHNSON) Callaway

Newberry Co., SC to Todd Co., Ky.

Looking for ancestors of JOHN JOHNSON and wife ELIZABETH ??? who lived in Newberry, SC in the early 1800's before moving to Elkton, Todd Co. KY. John died in KY in 1848 but there is uncertainty whether he was born in Ireland or SC. I believe his wife Eizabeth was born in SC. John listed six ch in his will: JOHN W. JOHNSON, WILLIAM B. JOHNSON, JOHN P. JOHNSON, SARAH JOHNSON (mar GUTHRIE), MARGARET JOHNSON (mar -- WITTY), and FRANCES JOHNSON (mar -- REEDER). I believe the family was Presbyterian.
Fran Lauer

1823, Tn.

Looking for ancestors and info on JORDAN JOHNSON b. 1823 TN s/o JOURDAN JOHNSON & -- WALKER m. PRISCILLA YAUN (b. 1830 MS.); ch: NICKOLAS P. JOHNSON (1848), MARY E. JOHNSON (1850 mar Luke GREEN), BENJAMIN F. JOHNSON (1853), JOHN P. JOHNSON (1855), PRISCILLA JOHNSON (1856), MARTHA R. JOHNSON (1858), JAMES DAVID JOHNSON (1860), JOHN W. JOHNSON (1863), FRANCIS JOHNSON (1865 ??? SIMMS), ALICE JOHNSON (1867), BETTE JOHNSON (1874), all born in MS. Family resided in Marion Co MS from ca 1840 until ca 1875 when they moved to Lavaca Co TX. Jordan was a school teacher, engineer, and farmer. He died after 1900.
Carol Chilton
2900 Woodside Drive
Midwest City OK 73110

ship captain 1976

I am trying to find information about the man I believe is my sister's father. I was 16 when she was born in 1977 but I don't recall ever actually meeting him. I am not positive about the last name, it is either Johnston or Johnson, but I am fairly sure his first name is AUBREY and his middle name is Bartlett. This gentleman was the captain of the MV Achilles, and was on the west coast of the US in about May 1976. I am trying to find him because my sister has a medical condition (subclavian steal syndrome) for which she may need surgery. I thought that if she should need a blood, etc. donor and none of her siblings was able to help, that being able to contact her biological father would be a good thing. This is not, at this point, a life threatening condition. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Susan Kenyon
3201 Tremont
North Bend, Oregon 97459

1846 Oh. or Mo.

Looking for info on my great grandfather MARION JOHNSON (8 Sep 1846 in either Ohio or MO--13 Feb 1930 Sherwood, Tn.). Do not know his parents; his mother supposedly from Ohio and father from NY. He had a brother, AUGUSTUS JOHNSON; no info on him. Marion came from Charleston to Franklin Co. TN. abt. 1900 and mar my grandmother MINNIE MYRTLE BARNES, She was born in 1878 in TN. Marion was a farmer, coal miner and part-time preacher. He died in Sherwood and is buried there. He is said to have been in the War for Southern Independence and though there are a few Marion Johnsons listed in the rosters and muster rolls of that time, I don't know if he served in the northern army or Confederate States Army. Rumor is that his father was a doctor and was educated in England. Don't know if this is true or not. Any help would be appreciated.
Sheila Rogers

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