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Wash Johnson/Molly Birdwell

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Wash Johnson/Molly Birdwell

Posted: 17 Dec 2007 2:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Johnson, Birdwell, Brashear
My great grandfather, Richard Washington ‘Wash’ Johnson (b: 1866, Monroe or Blount County, TN – d: 1943, Henderson County, NC), married Mary ‘Molly’ A Birdwell (b: 1870, Giles County, TN – d: 1935, Henderson County, NC) on 15 Sep 1900 in Collin County. Mary A. Birdwell was the daughter of John Frelin Birdwell (b: 1836, Giles County, TN – d: 1923, Fannin County, TN). On the 1900 Collin County Census, Mary is living at home with her father and mother, but her last name is Brashear, and she has a daughter, Edna Brashear, born about 1897. Wash and Molly Johnson had three children in Collin County between 1901 and 1906, one being my grandmother, Rosa Pearl Johnson (b: 27 Jun 1905 – Collin County, TX – d: 29 Feb 1960, Guilford County, NC). My grandmother use to tell a story about a sister named Edna that stayed behind when the family left Texas, and on the 1910 Collin County Census, there is an Edna (age 11) living with JF Birdwell, but she is identified as his daughter. My grandmother named her first daughter Edna after this sister, but it wasn’t until I started researching that I realized that it was a half-sister. I would like to know who Edna Brashear’s father (Molly’s first husband) was. Also, Wash Johnson’s had a son, Frank M. Johnson, that was born in Texas about 1895 (possibly Collin County), but this would have had to been from a different marriage. I cannot find Wash Johnson on the 1900 Census, but guess that he would have probably been living in or around Collin County. Any assistance in identifying Frank Johnson’s mother (Wash’s first wife) would be greatly appreciated. On the 1910 Census, Wash and Molly Johnson, along with their three children, plus Frank, are living in Blount County, TN. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
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willardwillia... 17 Dec 2007 9:39PM GMT 
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