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Johnson families of Cleveland, Pleasant Grove and Smithfield townships.

Johnson families of Cleveland, Pleasant Grove and Smithfield townships.

Janet Schock-Maxfield (View posts)
Posted: 20 Sep 2001 5:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Johnson, Jordan
Would like to collaborate with others regarding the ancestors and/or descendants of:

William W. Johnson b. 1801 and wife Patsy b. 1802

John Jordan b. abt 1820 and wife Elizabeth of P.G.Twp.
the marriage of their children:

Ashley S. Johnson and Martitia Jordan b. 1853 resulted in the birth of Clossie M. Johnson b. Feb 1881. She married Charles H. Johnson 16 May 1898 in Johnston county.

Charles H. Johnson b. Jan 1871 to Bartly Johnson b.1844 and wife Amanda Johnson who married 14 Sep 1873 in Johnston county.

Re: Johnson families of Cleveland, Pleasant Grove and Smithfield townships.

Posted: 23 Sep 2001 11:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Aug 2005 1:06AM GMT
Surnames: Barbour, Johnson, Durham
Children of William W. Johnson and Martha "Patsy" Johnson:
Harriet b. 1829 (my ggg grandmother)
Martha b. 1832
Starling H. b. 1836
William L. b. 1841
Archibald "Baldy" b. 1844
Amanda E. b. 1846
Ashley b. 1849

Patsy was also born a Johnson in 1807. From info gathered at the Johnston County Heritage Center, I have Patsy's line as:
Drury Johnson(father) b. 1775
Henry b. abt 1745
Sylvanus "Sill" b. abt 1696 in VA

I don't have anything on William W. however.

Re: William W. & Patsy Johnson family of ,Johnston, North Carolina.

Janet Schock-Maxfield (View posts)
Posted: 24 Sep 2001 8:12AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Johnson, Jordan, Barber
CENSUS INFO
The 27 Jul 1850 and 23 Jun 1860 census provided the same family info with following exceptions:
Calulated birthdate for Patsy 1802.
Additional Johnson household members and calculated birthdates:
Penelope 1850 April
Marion 1853
Salina 1857
Sarah 1859


MARRIAGE INFO
Johnston County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds (book)#975.641v25h page 117:

(groom) Johnston, William (bride) Patsy Johnson
(date of bond) 24 Jan 1823
(bondsman) Reuben Johnson
(witness) Rm. Sanders

JoCo marriage records (book 975.641 V2r) lists 01/24/1823 as marriage date.
Names of parents not listed in above two references.

Above listed Johnson County(JoCo) marriage record book includes following info for son, Ashley:

(groom) Johnson, Ashley S. (parents) W. W. & Patsey Johnson
(bride) Martitia A. Jordan (parents) John & Elizabeth Jordan
(date) 14 Nov 1869
(place) Eliz. Jordan's
(Official) Stinceon Ivey

CEMETERY INFO:
(book 975.641 v3j) Johnston Co. Genealogical Society, Cemetery Records of Johnston County, vol. 3 pg 94:

Harriet Johnson b. 24 Oct 1829 d. 22 Nov 1903
Shiloh Church, Cleveland township, Johnston, North Carolina

Re: Johnson families of Cleveland, Pleasant Grove and Smithfield townships.

Mark Valsame (View posts)
Posted: 25 Sep 2001 6:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
William W. Johnson was the son of Moses Johnson and wife Rebecca (probably Whittington) who lived on Mountain Branch on the North side of Middle Creek in what is today Cleveland Township, Johnston County, NC. In my 1991 genealogy entitled "Nimrod and Amanda Johnson Stephenson of Pleasant Grove Township, Johnston County, North Carolina: Their Ancestors and Descendants," I identified Patsy Johnson, wife of William W. Johnson, as a daughter of Drury Johnson and his wife Frances Jones. However, my research since publication of that book has revealed that this is in error. Martha "Patsy" Johnson, daughter of Drury Johnson, married Drury King, which is proven by the Wake County, NC estate papers of one of her brothers Charles Johnson.

It appears LIKELY that Patsy Johnson, wife of William W. Johnson, was probably a daughter of Starling and Esther Johnson, who also lived on the north side of Middle Creek. Starling Johnson was the brother of Moses Johnson, thus making William W. Johnson and Patsy Johnson first cousins. Starling and Moses Johnson were sons of John Johnson (d. 1780) and his second wife Elizabeth, who migrated to Johnston County, NC from Southampton County, VA in the 1750s settling on the north side of Middle Creek.

Esther Johnson, w/o Starling, was the daughter of Henry Johnson (d. 1807) and ____ West, daughter of Robert West (d. 1790). She was the granddaughter of Sill Johnson (d. 1763) of Swift Creek and White Oak Branch. Sill Johnson migrated to Johnston County, NC from Amelia/Prince Edward Co., VA prior to 1755.

Re: Johnson families of Cleveland, Pleasant Grove and Smithfield townships.

Norman Johnson (View posts)
Posted: 25 Sep 2001 11:02PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Johnson and Jones
Mark, I'mm looking for information on a Martha (Patsy) Johnson who married Thomas B. Jones on 1/19/1842 in Johnston County, NC. Thomas was the son of William W. Jones and Amy Barbour. I'm looking for Patsy's mother and father, can you help? Norman

Re:Reuben Johnson bondsman in marriage of William W. and Patsy Johnson of ,Johnston, NC

Janet Schock-Maxfield (View posts)
Posted: 26 Sep 2001 7:13AM GMT
Classification: Query
From book #975.641v25h "Johnston County Marriage Bonds"

(groom) Johnson, William (Bride) Patsy Johnson
(date of bond) 24 Jan 1823
(Bondsman) Reuben Johnson
(Witness) Rm. Sanders

Who is this bondsman, Reuben Johnson? What is his relationship likely to be to the couple? Could he be a parent or brother?

Re: Re:Reuben Johnson bondsman in marriage of William W. and Patsy Johnson of ,Johnston, NC

Mark Valsame (View posts)
Posted: 26 Sep 2001 7:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
The Reuben Johnson who was bondsman for William W. Johnson and Patsy Johnson was the son of Amos Johnson, Jr. (will proven 1824) and grandson of Amos Johnson, Sr. (will devised 1797). Amos, Sr. was the much older half-brother of Moses and Starling Johnson. Their father John Johnson (will 1780) had two sets of children, a much older set probably born in the 1730s and 1740s by a previous wife, and a younger set born in the 1750s and 1760s by second wife Elizabeth (will 1790). Amos, Sr. was by the first wife (identity unknown). Moses and Starling were by second wife Elizabeth. Amos Johnson, Sr. was married and having children himself by the time his younger half-siblings were born.

In short, William W. Johnson and Reuben Johnson would have been half first cousins once-removed. Reuben's father Amos, Jr. (d. 1824) would have been William W. Johnson's half first cousin. However, agewise, Amos, Jr. was contemporary with William W.'s father Moses Johnson. William W. Johnson was also a witness of Amos, Jr.(1824)'s will. Amos Johnson, Jr., indeed all these early Johnsons, lived between Swift Creek and Middle Creek in present day Cleveland Township, Johnston County, NC. Most of their land was on Mountain Branch. Some of Amos, Jr. (1824)'s children (e.g. Allen D.) acquired land further south in the Hannah's Creek area of Johnston County as well.

Re: Re:Reuben Johnson bondsman in marriage of William W. and Patsy Johnson of ,Johnston, NC

Mark Valsame (View posts)
Posted: 27 Sep 2001 1:49AM GMT
Classification: Query
After looking at my research files this evening, I realized a far more significant connection between William W. Johnson and Reuben Johnson. Reuben Johnson had married July 23, 1818, Matilda Johnson, who was William W. Johnson's sister.

Moses Johnson, their father, was born about 1752. On September 13, 1780, he received 200 acres on Mountain Branch from his father John Johnson (L-1, p. 202). He married Rebecca Whittington on February 25, 1791 (have always wondered if this date is correct, because a Moses Johnson married Elizabeth Marshall on December 24, 1795 with William Peoples as bondsman. William Peoples had married Moses' sister Rebecca Johnson February 17, 1795). Anyway, Moses Johnson died prior to May 23, 1808, when Rebecca Johnson relinquished her administration of the estate in favor of John McCullers. His inventory was rendered August 23, 1808 and an account of sales on February 28, 1809. Rebecca Johnson was appointed guardian to his minor orphans on November 29, 1809. William W. Johnson, Matilda Johnson, and Polly G. Johnson were still minors in 1818. Rebecca Johnson applied for a widow's pension based on the Revolutionary War Service of her husband Moses Johnson on November 24, 1845 (#W5654). Children were:

1. Susan Johnson Holland
2. Elizabeth Johnson Lashley
3. William W. Johnson md. Patsy Johnson
4. Matilda Johnson md. Reuben Johnson
5. Polly Gerrott Johnson (will devised June 30, 1825, Proven May, 1826).
6. John Johnson (d. before November 30, 1814), chose uncle Starling Johnson as his guardian on May 28, 1810.

Starling Johnson was probably born about 1760-1765 and married Esther Johnson (b about 1765-1770), d/o Henry Johnson and ____ West, probably about 1790-1795. Starling Johnson died intestate prior to September 4, 1821. His inventory was returned by son West Johnson. An account of sales was taken October 10, 1821. Esther Johnson received her dower of 255 acres on Marsh Branch on January 29, 1822, and a division of Starling Johnson's lands was made Feb. 2, 1822. Esther Johnson devised her will on December 13, 1822 (Proven February, 1823). An inventory and account of sales of her estate was taken January 16, 1823. Children were:

1. Warren Johnson
2. Betsy Johnson Pate
3. Luvensy Johnson Austin
4. Patsy Johnson
5. Sally Johnson Pool
6. West Johnson
7. Ridley Johnson Penny

This deed would be of interest to you:

Deed Book O-2, p. 122.
October 6, 1825, Reuben Johnson and wife Matilda to William W. Johnston, for $250, 89 acres on the North side of Middle Creek, beginning at a pine, then E158 poles to a maple in Mountain Branch in Britton Johnson's line, then up branch 97 poles to a small black gum William W. Johnston's corner, then his line W 143 poles to a post oak James Johnston's line, then his line to the beginning, it being land which fell to Matilda from her father's estate.

Reuben Johnson
Matilda (x) Johnson
Wit. B. Robin Hood
Edmund Johnson

Proven November Term, 1829.

Re: Re:Reuben Johnson bondsman in marriage of William W. and Patsy Johnson of ,Johnston, NC

Posted: 28 Sep 2001 9:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 12 Jan 2002 3:18PM GMT
You seem to have a pretty good handle on the Johnson's of Johnston County, NC.
What's the chance you would know the parents and/or family of my Moses Johnson, died 1804 in Johnston Co. He married Lucy---last name still unknown. Lucy lived to between 1830-40.
Their children were:
Rebecca married Benjamin Bell, Lucy married Shadrack Lassiter, Thomas married Ann Allen, Luranny married William Durham, Jarrott/Gerrard married Susan Winnefred Johnson, Moses, Josiah, and Benjamin who died young.
Any idea would help, as this file had been at the bottom of the pile for awhile!
Mamie
<mamie@sigecom.net>

Re: Johnson families of Cleveland, Pleasant Grove and Smithfield townships.

Norman Johnson (View posts)
Posted: 13 Nov 2001 11:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
New e-mail address: MudNut2@Home.Com
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