Part 3 His 637 known descendants in 1966 were compiled in The Genealogy of the Joshua West Johnson Branch of the Lewis Family in America, by Maria (Johnson) Latimer. That whole book will not be included here. 500 copies of that book were distributed to Johnson descendants. I have placed copies in libraries where I have lived. I also gave a copy to the Richard Pratt Family Reunion as all of these Johnsons are Pratt descendants. 2311 Rev. Hannibal Latimer JOHNSON b. 25 Jan 1847 Bibb Co., d. 29 Jul 1927 Yalobusha Co., MS, m. 26 Sep 1867 Bibb Co., Amanda Jane LAGRONE. He was received by experience by the Schultz Creek Baptist Church. He preached in AL and MS. 12 children. 2312 Margaret Angeline JOHNSON b. 25 Jun 1848 Bibb Co., d. 20 Dec 1939 Waco, McLennon Co., TX, m. 9 Feb 1875 Banner, Wilson Green BRANTLEY. 7 children. 2313 Theodocia Frances JOHNSON b. 5 Sep 1850 Bibb Co., Sep is the tombstone date. She is not in the 1850 census), d. 26 Jun 1895 Brownwood, Brown Co., TX, m. 1871 Calhoun City, MS, Jacob R. SHARP. 23131 Beulah SHARP d. young possibly MS 23132 Ella SHARP b. 25 Aug 1874 Calhoun City, Calhoun Co., MS, d. 1 Jun 1892 Brownwood. All of the Sharps, except Beulah, were bur. in the Masonic Section of Greenleaf Cem., in Brownwood. 2314 Rebecca Rosella JOHNSON b. 6 May 1852 Bibb Co., d. 20 Jun 1925 Calhoun City, m. 14 Dec 1875 Calhoun Co., Henry Wilburn SEALE. 6 children. 2315 son died 3 days old [recorded only in the letter of JWJ to Wm. Terrell Lewis dated 17 Jul 1859, in the Wm. T. Lewis Papers, Boxes 121 and 122, AL State Archives] 2316 Lauretta Maria JOHNSON b. 26 Jun 1855 Bibb Co., d. 1 Jun 1933 Calhoun City, m. 23 Dec 1873 Calhoun City, James Gray COBB. 13 children. [Joshua West Johnson in his letter of 17 Jul 1859 to Wm. Terrell Lewis said she was b. 1855] 2317 Edward Austin JOHNSON b. 5 Dec 1856 Bibb Co., d. 2 Oct 1939 Memphis, TN, m. 15 Dec 1878 Banner, Lucy Lenore EDWARDS. 6 children. 2318 Doak VanBuren JOHNSON b. 7 Oct 1858 Bibb Co., d. 27 Mar 1942 Banner, m(1) 1880 Calhoun City, Ida Clifford LIGON. 3 children [JWJ said in his letter of 17 Jul 1859 said Doak and Dennis were born 1859 and Doak's name was VanBuren]. 2318 m(2) Dec 1892 Pittsboro, MS, Melcina Evaline NARON. 8 children 2319 Dennis Washington JOHNSON b. 7 Oct 1858 (twin of Doak), d. 16 Aug 1928 Biloxi, MS, m. 31 Jan 1893 Pittsboro, Calhoun Co., Minnie SMITH. 2 children. [See comment on date under Doak]. 231X Dr. Charles Albert JOHNSON M.D. b. 5 Mar 1861 Bibb Co., d. 30 Jun 1943 Calhoun Co., m. 27 Dec 1886 Calhoun Co., Evangeline HOWELL 5 children. 231A Carrie Duncan JOHNSON b. 25 Oct 1864 Bibb Co., d. 23 Feb 1923 Water Valley, Lafayette Co., MS, m. 20 Oct 1897 Calhoun Co., William Bryce PAGE. 5 children. 231B Walter Mack JOHNSON b. 28 Mar 1866 Bibb Co., d. 29 Dec 1935 at Fort Worth, TX of pneumonia contracted while in the hospital receiving treatment for an old leg injury, bur. Masonic section, Greenleaf Cemetery, Brownwood, m(1) 16 Jul 1893 Brownwood, Mary Myrtle BALLARD b. 10 Oct 1875 (tradition said she was b. in Hopkinsville, Christian Co., KY, but KY deed records show they were living on a farm in Caldwell Co., KY. Before 1860 they had lived in Christian Co.) dau. of Thomas Lee and Miranda Ellen (DUNNING) BALLARD. Walter Mack and Mary Myrtle are buried in the Masonic Section of the Greenleaf Cemetery in Brownwood beside her parents Thomas Lee and Miranda Ellen (DUNNING) BALLARD. He was a mem. of Brownwood Lodge #279 A.F.& A.M., a fireman and engineer on the Frisco Railroad in TX. He also farmed outside of Brownwood. He was a student at Banner College in 1888. He m(2) a Mrs. Dora (HORNBECK) SHARP. 231B1 Chester Rankin JOHNSON b. 2 Jul 1894 Brownwood, d. 6 Oct 1971 Albuquerque, bur. National Cem., Santa Fe, NM. He was a mem. of the TX National Guard until drafted into the Army in WWI, a Pvt., 313th Machine Gun Bn., 80th Blue Ridge Div. He was in the 2nd Battle of the Argonne Forest where he underwent chlorine gas attacks that scarred his lungs. Mem. D.A.V., V.F.W., Past Master of Knob Creek Lodge #401, A.F & A.M., Temple, TX, Past Patron of Eastern Star in Temple, mem. Scottish Rite and Shrine in NM, a plant superintendant for Coca Cola for most of his life, was a fireman on the Frisco in WWI and on the Santa Fe in WWII, also the Manager of PX #2 at Camp Hood, Kileen, TX, 1942-3; attended Howard Payne College in 1912 taking business courses. He played minor league baseball for several years before WWI, until he "threw his arm away". In the 1920 census he was an express clerk in Coleman, TX. He m. 18 Oct 1921 Tucumcari, Quay Co., NM, Leona Irene SMITH b. 17 Aug 1898 Mansfield, Sebastian Co., AR, d. 28 Sep 1977 Las Vegas, San Miguel Co., NM, bur. Masonic Cem., Las Vegas, dau. of Rev. Levi S(only) SMITH and his wife Stella Myrtle (STOCKTON) (a Southern Baptist Preacher in AR, OK, TX, and in NM, Hope, Carizozo, Tucumcari and Fort Sumner). They were Southern Baptists. He was the pastor of the Troy, Texas Baptist church when he died. Irene attended Howard Payne College in 1920 taking business courses. She was a mem. Eastern Star, D.A.R., D.A.C., Pen Women of America, a writer, painter and genealogist with more than 57 years experience in genealogy. In 1960, she wrote a column for THE NEWS CHIEFTAN in Albuquerque, "Genealogy and You" and for the next three years published a genealogy quarterly, THE FAMILY HISTORY MAGAZINE. These have been included in the PERIODICAL SOURCE INDEX, (PERSI) pub. by the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN. In 1972, she and her brother, Winfred Broadus SMITH published a genealogy, DAVIS STOCKTON OF VIRGINIA, (35 copies, black cover) which included many other families. A second printing (35 copies, red cover) was made in 1975 without the coats of arms. 231B2 William Lee JOHNSON b. 17 Jan 1896 Brownwood, d. 3 May 1983 Fort Worth, m(1) 18 May 1922 (div.) Thelma GOODWIN b. 3 Jul 1899, d. Jul 1980 Los Angeles. He served in the Army in WWI, a PFC in Co. F, 31st Inf., the 9th and 11th Coast Artillery, an MP in Vladivostok, Siberia in the Army of Occupation helping the White Russian Forces fighting the Bolshiviks. He also was in France and Belgium in the Army of Occupation. For 18 years he worked as a Steam Fitter at the Army Quartermaster Depot in Fort Worth and retired in 1960. He m(2) 23 Mar 1933 Minnie Zora WHEATLEY b. 6 Jan 1896, d. 26 Jan 1983. Both are bur. at Laurel Land Cemetery in Fort Worth. 231B3 Howard Vernon JOHNSON b. 17 Aug 1899 Brownwood, d. 23 Jul 1962 Albuquerque, bur. National Cem., Santa Fe, NM, m. 22 Jun 1927 Virginia LEE. Div. No children. He enlisted in the Army on 15 Apr 1917 at Ft. Sam Houston and served in Batry. E, 14th Field Arty until he was honorably discharged as a Cpl. at Camp Bowie on 14 Jun 1919. He was a large combine operator on large comercial farms in the Midwest. When he could no longer work and was on a pension, having no family of his own, he moved to Albuquerque to be near his oldest brother Chester. My mother and Uncle Howard used to talk about the coincidence of both of them being born on the same day. The 1900 Census of the Johnson family says he was born Aug 1899 not 1898 and that he was 9/12 (9 months) old. It is not likely that his parents would tell the census taker he was 9 months old when he was 21 months. I think he just forgot which year he was born in or maybe he said that to try to feel closer to the only family he had. Neither were living when I found out this information. I remember Uncle Howard as a friendly and extremely shy man. I have never met anyone who tried so hard to not offend anyone and so quick to appologize if he thought he might have. 231B4 Walter Mack JOHNSON Jr. b. 10 Aug 1902 Brownwood, d. 30 Jun 1953, in John Seeley Hospital, Galveston, TX, m. 7 Jun 1925 Brownwood Ruby BELL b. 29 Sep 1905, d. 1 Jun 1998 Jackson Square Nursing Home, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX, dau. of Luther T. BELL and his wife Ossie WHEATLEY, sister of Minnie Zora WHEATLEY, wife of 231B2. Both are buried in the Rose Hill Cem., Fort Worth. They both graduated from Brownwood High School and then both attended Howard Payne College and received teaching certificates. They taught school for 3 years near San Angelo and then returned to Brownwood. Through the depression until WWII he was a truck driver for Weekley - Waters - Miller Hardware Co., working long hours for 6 days a week. Although small in size, he was physically and mentally a strong person. His strength of character and religious faith were evident through these hard times. During WWII he was too old for military service but became a civilian employee of the Army and Army A.F. at San Antonio and Brownwood. After WWII he worked for R.R. Express Co. on the road and became agent at Lampassas in 1947. In 1948 they moved to Ft. Worth and he worked for Axtell Plumbing Supply until his death from histoplasmosis. 231B5 Bertha May JOHNSON b. 15 Dec 1904 Brownwood, d. Feb 1986 in Kingsland, Llano Co., TX, bur. Kingsland, m. 29 Dec 1925 Felix Holland ANDERSON b. 1 Apr 1902 Honey Grove, Fannin Co., TX. Div. 231C William Fletcher JOHNSON b. 21 Oct 1868 Lafayette Co., MS, d. 13 Oct 1955 Pittsboro. Never married. He was a student at Banner College in 1888. 231D Mattie Gabrella JOHNSON b. 1 Apr 1871 Banner, Calhoun Co.(?) as reported. Joshua West is in the 1870 Census of Lafayette Co., but transferred to the Masonic Lodge at Banner in 1872. I do not know when he moved to Banner.), d. 8 Dec 1927 Pittsboro, m. 28 Nov 1893 Pinkney BYERS. 2 children. 232 William Jones JOHNSON b. 1823 Bibb Co., d. 1863-1870 TX, m. 17 Jan 1843 Bibb Co., Jane WEST b. 1821 AL. In 1859, when Wm. Terrell LEWIS collected data on Duncan's family for his book, The Genealogy of the Lewis Family in America, 1893, they were living is Brush Valley, Bienville Parish, LA. Later Uncle Lattimer searched for them in TX but without success. Cousin Frank told me that Uncle Lattimer used to attend Texas Baptist Conventions and announce that he was trying to find them. Aunt Angie told my mother that they were Methodists before her father married her mother. If so, then he was searching with the wrong group of people. Also he died before Uncle Latimer started his search. The 1870 census of Walker Co., TX shows his wife as head of the household. 2321 Elbert Lafayette JOHNSON b. 12 Oct 1843 Bibb Co. 2322 William Alfonder JOHNSON b. 10 Jun 1845 Bibb Co. 2323 Hilliard Franklin JOHNSON b. 10 Apr 1848 Bibb Co. 2324 John Akins JOHNSON b. 5 Jul 1850 Bibb Co., d. 1852 Bibb Co. 2325 Mary Melvina JOHNSON b. 1 Sep 1852 Bibb Co. 2326 Martha Caroline JOHNSON b. 4 Oct 1855 Bibb Co. 2327 Isabella Catherine JOHNSON b. 7 Jun 1857 Bibb Co. 2328 Jefferson JOHNSON b. 1863 Walker Co. TX 233 Mary Freeman JOHNSON b. c. 1825 Bibb Co., d. May 1849 Bibb Co., m. 28 Feb 1846 Bibb Co., John RICE b. 1822 SC John Rice & Mary Johnson 28 Feb 1846 by David L. Brown, J.P., consent by William Johnson for his sister "for I know she is over 18". AL, Bibb Co., Marr. Book D, p. 337 2331 Mary Josephine RICE b. Mar 1847 Bibb Co. 2332 Pleasant Jackson RICE b. Apr 1849 Bibb Co., m. 9 Oct 1870 Bibb Co., Miss. C. A.(Azeline) McSpadden. Marr. Book G, p. 33, 1871-1881. I believe this family is that of Mary (JOHNSON) RICE. This is the only family in the 1880 census of AL or MS of a P. or Pleasant RICE (none in LA, AR, or TX). He is the right age, was b. in AL, and he m. girl named C. A. and this wife has the name Azaline and was b. AL. Also what could be more understandable than for a young man who lost his parents shortly after birth and who grew up with his mother's family, to move to another state to be near his mother's brother. The 1850 census shows that John RICE did not keep his children. Josephine was with Mary Frost who was her father's sister. 23321 Francisco RICE b. 1872 Bibb Co. 23322 Van RICE b. 1874 Bibb Co. 23323 Leander RICE b. 1879 Calhoun Co., MS 3 Charles JOHNSTON/JOHNSON b. 2 Sep 1757 Bladen Co., d. 21 Oct 1821 of dysentery in Bond Co., IL, m. 10 Jul 1794 Bladen Co., Mary HOUSTON d. 30 Aug 1840 Bond Co. I wonder if the death of his brother Samuel, in 1816, might have precipitated the move to IL? The C.F.R. says several times that it occurred in 1817. Charles had a son b. 6 Dec 1817 in Bond Co., IL. Charles was a Pvt. in the American Revolution in the NC Line. He was issued Vouchers #152 and 263. Other possible records for Charles are listed in the Revolutionary records. The D.A.R. records state that he was in the Battle of Cowpens and Guilford Court House and that he had two horses shot from under him. Although CFR states he left NC in 1801, I think that it had to be at least after June 1802. He purchased 140 acres in Dickson Co., TN from John Dickson of Cumberland Co., NC on 3 Feb 1798 but did not register it in Cumberland Co. until 7 Jun 1802. Later he is found associated in Dickson Co., records with a John Dickson. The same man who later returned to TN.? The above date makes it not very likely that Edward (Ned) was born on the trip. If Ned were born on the journey, then Charles would have had to settle his family in TN and return to NC to sell his land and register his TN land in Cumberland Co. on 7 Jun 1802. Charles seems to have been a prudent business man. There would be no need to register it in NC after he had moved. Inspite of the statement in C.F.R. that Charles went to Humphreys Co., TN from NC, the court records of Dickson Co., from 1804 to 1806 show that he was called several times as a juror. This could not happen unless he were a resident of Dickson Co. His deeds through 1808 give Dickson Co. as his residence. This is a list of his claimed activities and known dates: 1. He bought land in Dickson Co., TN in 1798. 2. He moved his family to TN in 1801, Edward being born on the journey. 3. In 1802 return to NC to sell farm and register the TN land in Cumberland Co., since he bought it from a Cumberland resident. 4. Return to TN. 5. He waited until 7 Jun 1808 to register the land in Dickson Co. I just don't think he left in 1801 but after June 1802. It would appear that he lived in Dickson Co. as late as 1808 when he registered his TN land on 7 Jun 1808. That he did go to Humphreys Co. is shown by another deed, Dickson Co., Book A, p. 58, 18 Mar 1810 which says Charles Johnson of Humphreys Co., to Hardy Volentine of Dickson Co. 31 Benjamin JOHNSON b. 24 Mar 1797 Bladen Co. 32 Hugh JOHNSON b. 26 Mar 1799 Bladen Co. 33 Edward (Ned) JOHNSON b. 2 Jan 1801 probably Bladen Co. not on journey as given in CFR 34 Duncan JOHNSON b. 6 Jan 1803 Dickson Co., not Humphreys 35 James JOHNSON b. 29 Jan 1805 " " " " 36 Samuel JOHNSON b. 7 Jun 1807 " " " " 37 Sidney JOHNSON b. 14 Feb 1809 " or Humphreys Co. 38 Charles JOHNSON b. 28 Jun 1811 Humphreys Co. 39 Miranda or Mary Ann JOHNSON b. 11 Dec 1813 Humphreys Co. 3X Thomas A. JOHNSON b. 10 Jun 1816 " " 3A John Powers JOHNSON b. 6 Dec 1817 Bond Co., IL 3B Marian JOHNSON b. 25 May 1820 Bond Co. 4 Benjamin JOHNSTON b. c. 1759. in Bladen Co. While quite young he entered the NC Line in the American Revolution. Voucher numbers #153 and #264 were issued for his services. CFR says he became ill and d. about 1779. His body was returned to Bladen Co. for burial. 5 Elizabeth JOHNSON (no details known) 6 Nancy JOHNSON b. d. m. Hardy VOLENTINE. They moved from NC with the Johnstons to TN. He is listed in the court records of Dickson Co., TN. During 1817, they moved with Charles and his family to Bond Co., IL. Benjamin VOLENTINE, brother of Hardy, m. Jane McMASTER, dau. of Rachel (PLUMMER) McMASTER JOHNSON, stayed in TN. It was there that their daughter, Elizabeth Jane VOLENTINE, m. in 1830 James JOHNSON, son of Charles, who came back from Bond Co., for that purpose. He then returned to Bond Co. with his bride.
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