William M Johnson was born abt 1805 in ? TN.
He married Lucinda "Cinda" Edwards about 1831 in TN.
Lucinda Edwards was born in Tellico Plains, Monroe, TN abt 1812 and died in 1835 Union County, GA and buried in Suches.
They had one daughter born to them by the name of Mary Sarah Johnson in 1832 in TN. Some say Ducktown but I can not prove.
The Edwards migration came from Monroe County TN down to Ducktown TN and then over to Suches, Union County, GA then after a special census in 1834 showing William Johnson w/2 females and the Thomas Edwards family, they went to Dahlonega, Lumpkin County, GA for the 1840 census. I can not locate William Johnson in any census with certainty.
I believe Willam M Johnson served in the Confederate, 27 GA Inf Co K regiment in 1862 but I am not 100% sure this is my William Johnson.
Grandparents Thomas and Agnes Edwards takes Mary Johnson down with them to Lumpkin County, GA and she shows up in the 1850 census.
NOW for the second problem.
Mary Sarah Johnson b 16 Feb 1832 in Tennessee....we think Ducktown but not sure.
In 1850 census she is with her grandparents.
In 1851 ? she is married. She marries a Johnson.
In 1860 census she is not in Ducktown TN or Dahlonega GA.
In 1867 she gives birth to the last child Thomas in Ducktown, TN.
In 1870 census she is in Lumpkin County GA as a widow and the following children:
1. M. Lafayette Johnson 1852 GA (d 1927 GA m Maggie Sullivan)
2. Henry Posey Johnson 1856 GA (d 1938 GA m Amanda Satterfield)
3. Mary Jane 1860 GA (d1920 GA m George Duncan)
4. Beverly Wilson Johnson b 1864 GA (d 1940 m Sarah Cain)
5. Thomas Albert Johnson b 1867 Ducktown TN! (d 1920 GA m Martha Whitmire) His daughter Cordie gave me this information.
Why did she go back to Ducktown to give birth to only the last child?
My thoughts are her husband, Mr. ? Johnson died sometime between August 1866 to the census he is missing in 1870 when she and the children show up again.
Thomas Johnson told his daugther Cordie that they (the family) lived in a cave to hide for a while ??? And that his father was a Native American Indian ??? along with his being a blacksmith.
Your thoughts, suggestions or feedback would be greatly appreciated.