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Some Ancestry of Johnson Folks from Cleburne County Alabama

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Webmaster Orvel Sylvester Johnson angie_sm marion_a_sm rosa_champion_cleburne_co_al_idz champion_thomas_b_sm champion_hannah_sm james_h_sm georgia_e_sm john_f_sm frankie_b_sm earl_johnson_family_sm Margaret (Patsy) Pendergrass Joe Banister
Click each picture for more info., the man wearing the hat and smoking a pipe is Joe Banister. Joseph T. Banister was the son of W. A. Banister & Martha Pendergrass. Joe was b. 1864 d. 1961. Joseph Banister 6 male, 1870 Census. The civil war started 1861. 100 years later I got married. The year I married was the year Joe Banister died. I actually saw a person born in the civil war era.

Numbers in Parenthesis = Generations
Capital Roman Numerals = Children of that Generation
(1) Living & deceased children & grand children of Orvel Johnson & Angie Caroline Richardson Johnson
           I. Living Daughter
                  i. Keith Alan Ball  b. Jan 23, 1954 in Honolulu d. Dec. 31, 1954
          II. Living Daughter
          III. Living Daughter.
          IV. Living Son Webmaster Son born 1943, Hopewell, Alabama Now Zip 35951  
                 i. Living Female CCES      
                 ii. Living Male CCES
                 iii Living Male CCES
                 iv. David Scott Johnson b. 26 Jan 1972 d. 19 Oct 2013. The webmasters baby of 41 years.
                         David Scott had the following children:
                         m1: Living Harper 1 Living (Johnson) Son
                         m2: Living (Witt) Johnson 1 Living (Johnson) Son

(2) Paternal Orvel Sylvester Johnson was born on 5 Dec 1904 in Edwardsville, Al. and died on 25 May 1989 in B'ham, Al.. 
Orvel was the son of James Henry Johnson & Georgia Elizabeth Wells.
He married Angie Caroline Richardson on 7 Oct 1928.
Maternal Angie Caroline Champion Richardson b. 5 Dec 1907 in Bells Mill, AL. d. 5 Sep 1985 in Anniston, AL..
Angie was the daughter of Marion Andrew Richardson & Rosa Caroline Champion.
Orvel Sylvester Johnson & Angie Caroline Richardson had the following children:
          I. Living Daughter
          II. Living Daughter 
          III. Living Daughter.
          III. Living Son Webmaster 
                
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(3) Paternal James Henry Johnson b. May. 31 1877 in Edwardsville, Al d. 25 Nov 1962 in Cleburne Co., AL.
(3) James Henry Johnson was the son of John Franklin Johnson & Frances (Frankie) Lovenia Banister 
He married Georgia Elizabeth Wells on 1 Mar 1900 at Shoal Creek 
Georgia Elizabeth Wells was born on 29 Mar 1882 and died on 15 Jan 1967 in Cleburne County Alabama.
Georgia Elizabeth Wells was the daughter of William Henry Wells & Mary Jane Smith.
James Henry Johnson and Georgia Elizabeth Wells had the following children:
         I.Eston Franklin Johnson  b. 19 Jun 1901 in Edwardsville, AL. d. Jan 1992 in Cleburne County, AL.
         II. Orvel Sylvestor Johnson was born on 5 Dec 1904 he died on 25 Jul 25 1989 in Jefferson County, Alabama.
         III. Lester Eber Johnson was born on 16 Sep 1908 he died on 15 May 1962
         IV. Vesta Oleta Johnson was born on 3 Sep 1915  she died on Aug 1986

(3) Maternal Marion Andrew (Mage) Richardson b. 1/19/1880 d. 3/28/1970.
Marion Andrew (Mage) Richardson was the son of Andrew Jackson (Jack) Richardson & Angie Spivey.
Marion Andrew (Mage) Richardson m: Rosa Carolyn Champion b: 9/13/1875 d: 1/13/1950.
Rosa is the daughter of Thomas Barton Champion & Hanna Prather 
Rosa Carolyn Champion & Marion Andrew Richardson had the following children:
       I. Luda May Richardson was born on 8/26/1902 she died on 10/18/1978.
          Luda May Richardson married Eston Franklin Johnson they had 1 Living Child.
       II. Luna (or Lunie) Argona Richardson was born on 1/8/1905 she died on  5/10/1906.
       III.. Angie Carolyn Richardson was born on 12/5/1907 she died on 9/5/1985.
           Angie Carolyn Richardson married Orvel Sylvestor Johnson and had 4 Living Children.
       IV. Edna Lucile Richardson was born on 4/5/1911 she died on Mar. 1969 in a car accident near Bowdon, Ga.
             Edna Lucile Richardson married John Ozie (ode) White on 2/19/33 & had the following children:
            Ref_001 | Ref_002 |  Ref_003 John Ozie White Daniel Epp White      
            i Edwin Richie White  m: Living Cummings 
            ii Shirley Rose White m: Living Miller on 1/13/56 4 Living children. 
            iii Living Female White m: Living Caldwell on 2/21/59 4 Living children.
            iv Living Male White m: Stephens on 5/6/66 4 Living children 
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(4) John Franklin Johnson is the son of Elias Earl Johnson & Roda Avery
      Frances (Frankie) Lovenia Banister is the daughter of  William Banister & Martha Pendergrass b: 26 Nov 1853 d. 2 May 1937 in Cleburne CO., AL.
John Franklin Johnson  b. 10 Feb 1857 in Edwardsville, Al. d. 27 Feb 1927 in Cleburne CO.,  Al.. 
He married Frances (Frankie) Lovenia Banister on 17 Aug 1876
John Franklin Johnson & Frances (Frankie) Lovenia Banister had the following children:
       I. James Henry Johnson b: 31 May 1877 d: 25 Nov 1962 m: Georgia Elizabeth Wells
       II. Martha Jane Johnson b: 5 Jun 1879d: 13 Mar 1971 m: Wiley Puaski Walker
       iii. Frances L. Johnson b: Jan 1883 d. Newnan Ga m: Elige Newborn
       iv. Johnnie Johnson b: Aug 1881 d: 1928 m: Nancy Johnson buried Upper Cane Creek.
        v. Nancy Evelyn Johnson b: Sep 1886. d. Chatanooga TN. m: Elbert Edwards 
       vi. Jesse Johnson b: 25 Apr 1889. d: 27 Mar 1918 m: Edna Newborn 
Jesse buried in the Crossroads Cemetery, Cleburne County, Alabama.
Frankie & John are buried in the Crossroads Cemetery, Cleburne County, Alabama.

(4) William H. Wells is the son of Frances Marion Wells & Elizabeth Miller
Mary Jane Smith is the daughter of Gideon Smith & Mildred Barrow
William Henry Wells b. 13 Mar 1845 in Madison CO., NC. d: 22 Oct 1911 Cleburne Co., AL burial Harmony Grove
William H. Wells 60 Reg`t North Carolina Infantry (State Troops) Muster Roll  1st Battalion North Carolina Infantry
William Henry Wells married Mary Jane Smith in 1877
William Henry Wells & Mary Jane Smith had the following children:
          i. Agnes Lee Wells b. 1 Dec. 1878 d. Jun. 1964  m; Will Anderson
          ii. Georgia Elizabeth Wells b. 29 Mar. 1882 d. 15 Jun. 1967 m: James Henry Johnson
          iii. Mildred Annie (we called her aunt nan )Wells b. Nov. 15, 1884 d. Aug. 1975 m; R V (Vern) Greene
          iv.John Franklin Wells b. July 30, 1886 d. Jan. 28, 1967 m: Gussie Vaughn
          v. Bessie Lucinda Wells b. 23 Dec. 1888 d. 9 Jul. 1937 m: John David Leander McDowell
          vi. Ugeney G Wells Infant

(4) Andrew Jackson Richardson was the son of James & Margret ( unknown madien) Richardson 
Angie A Spivey was the daughter of unknown parents. 
Andrew Jackson (Jack) Richardson b: 26 Nov 1849 d: 31 Mar 1902 buried at Pleasant Hill Cleburne CO., AL.
Andrew Jackson Richardson married Angie A Spivey b. 3 Apr 1849 Dekalb County, Georgia d. unknown
Andrew & Angie had the following children:
        i. John Richardson
        ii Marion Andrew (Mage) Richardson b: 19 Jan 1880 d: 28 Mar 1970 m: Rosa Champion buried at Pine Grove Cleburne CO., AL.
        iii. Thomas Lorenzo (Wrens) Richardson  b: 9 Nov 1881 d: 22 Oct 1960 m: Fannie Beatrice Shockley
        iv. Sally Richardson
        v. Thomas Richardson

(4) Thomas Barton is the son of Abner Champion & Spouse Unknown Meartha
Hannah C. Prather is the daughter of Ansel B. Prather & Catherine Holden
Thomas Barton Champion b. 7 Jan 1854 in Gilmer Co., Ga. d. 27 May 1916 Cleburne County, Alabama
Thomas Barton married Hannah C. Prather Oct 1873 in Gilmer CO., GA..
Thomas Barton & Hannah had the following children:
              i. John Abner Champion was born 4 Aug 1874 and he died 13 Jul 1958
                  John married Mary Jane Davis.  Mary Jane was born  6 Jan 1880 and she died . 
                   Mary Jane was the daughter of William Jefferson Davis & Rebecca Elvira Penny.
              ii. Rosa Caroline Champion  was born 13 Sep 1875.
                  Rosa married Marion Andrew Richardson.  Marion Andrew was born 19 Jan 1880 and he died on 28 Mar 1970.
                  Marion was the son of Andrew Jackson (Jack) Richardson & Angie A. Spivey.
              iii. Nancy Lou "Lula" Champion  was born 8 Oct 1879 and she died 15 May 1971.
                  Nancy married William "Bud" Barr was born 2 Sep 1879 and he died 15 Jul 1953. 
              iv. Dovie Champion  was born 4 Jul 1883 and she died 15 May 1968.
                  Dovie married Jasper Newton Chaffin he was born 10 Apr 1883 and he died 18 Feb 1959.
              v. Lonie Barton Champion  was born 26 Apr 1886 and he died 5 Mar 1933.
                  Lonie Barton  married Ada Gaines she was born 6 Apr 1882 and she died 16 Jun 1953.
              vi. Luna (Lonia) Champion  was born 30 Jun 1890 and she died 11 Jan 1969.
                  Lonia married John Hilley he was born 10 Oct 1886 and he died 2 Jun 1977.
                  Lonia & John had no children.
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(5) Elias Earl Johnson was the son of Ervin (Evin) Johnson & Sara Gray
Roda (Avory) Avery was the daughter of William Avery & Marinda Nancy Nash
Elias Earl Johnson b: 1834 in SC. d: 16 Jun 1881 Cleburne CO., AL..
Elias Earl Johnson m: Roda (Avory) Avery 12 Aug 1853 in Campbell CO., GA..
Elias Earl Johnson & Roda (Avory) Avery had the following children:
     I.  William W. (Billy) Johnson b: 3 Jun 1854 in GA. d: 17 Apr 1936 in Choccolloco, Calhoun CO., AL.. 
                  Buried at Rabbittown Baptist Cemetery, Calhoun CO., AL. m: Sara Nancy Holley 17 Nov 1873. 
                  Shoal Creek Church book 1898 W. W. & S. N. Johnson
                  Billy & Nancy (Holley) Johnson had the following children: 
                     i. Frances Caldonya Johnson b. 04 Mar 1874 d. 28 Dec 1939 Cleburne CO., AL., m: John Washington Roach 1894 Edwardsville, AL..
                        John Washington Roach b. 6 Dec 1869, Oconee CO., SC. d. 23 Mar 1948 Calhoun CO., AL.
                        The couple buried at Rabbittown Baptist Church Cemetery
                     ii  Rodie Louisa (Ludy) Johnson b. 18 Apr 1879, Cleburne CO., AL d. 17 Apr 1957, Jacksonville, AL..
                         Rodie m: Johnny W. (Pete ) Hogan 18 Nov 1894 Cleburne CO., AL
                         Pete b. 11 Aug 1869, Cleburne Cleburne CO., AL, d. 3 Oct 1957, Jacksonville, AL..
                         The couple buried at Rabbittown Baptist Church Cemetery
                     iii. Mary Arilla Johnson b: Abt 1880 m: John Franklin Noah
                         Mary showing 6/12 in 1880 Shoal Creek 42 District
                     iv Nancy A. Johnson b: May 1882, Cleburne CO., AL
                     v. Sallie L. Johnson b: 22 Dec 1888, Cleburne CO., AL d. 6 Feb 1973, m: Horace Cliffton Henderson b: 6 Nov 1890 d. 2 Aug 1974
                         Note: Jan. 23, 1892: Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Johnson have at their home a baby girl. Edwardsville column Cleburne New Era
                     vi. Vergie L. Johnson b: 4 Sep 1893 m: Lin Noah Lin is John Franklin Noah's brother
                     vii.  Elsie Johnson b. 25 Dec 1895, Calhoun CO., AL d. 7 Mar 1971, Calhoun CO., AL
                         (M1) Marcus Houck b: 30 May 1889, d. 20 Apr 1945, Calhoun CO., AL
                         (M2) ? Houck
                     vii. Neicie (Pernise) W. Johnson Burial: Rabbittown Baptist Church Cemetery
                          m: Clark Morgan Hyatt Clark buried at New Oak Grove Baptist Church
                     viii. John Elarce Johnson b: 1 Jun 1896 in Edwardsville, AL. d: Nov 1975
                           m: Myrtle Cross Myrtle born 14 Sep 1889 died 20 Aug 1955 Myrtle father was a preacher
                           Children of John & Myrtle:
                                I. Clarabell Johnson b: 1911 in Choccolocco d: 23 May 2002
                                ii. Gordon Johnson
                                ii Ruth Johnson
   II. John Franklin Johnson is the son of Elias Earl Johnson & Roda Avery
        Frances (Frankie) Lovenia Banister is the daughter of  William Banister & Martha Pendergrass b: 26 Nov 1853 d. 2 May 1937 in Cleburne CO., AL.
        i. James Henry Johnson b: 31 May 1877 Edwardsville, AL. d: 25 Nov 1962 m: Georgia Elizabeth Wells b. 29 Mar. 1882 d. 15 Jun. 1967. 
           James Henry Johnson & Georgia Elizabeth Wells had the following children  All born Edwardsville, AL
                        i. Eston Franklin Johnson b: June 19, 1901 d: 25 JAN 1992 m: Luda Mae Richardson b: Aug. 26, 1902 d: Oct. 18, 1978
                        ii. Orvel Sylvester Johnson b: Dec. 5, 1904 d:July 25, 1989 m: Angie Carolyn Richardson b: Dec. 5, 1907 d: Sept. 5, 1985
                        iii. Lester Eber Johnson b: 16 SEP 1908 d: 15 MAY 1962 m: Grace Champion
                        iv. Vesta Oleta Johnson b: 3 SEP 1915 d: Aug 1986 m: Raymond Thompson
        i. Martha Jane Johnson b: 5 Jun 1879 d:13 Mar1971 m: Wiley Pulaski Walker Feb 1900 b: 8 Jun 1876 d: 21 Jul 1906
          Children of Martha Jane Johnson & Wiley Pulaski Walker
                      ii Bertha Walker b: 26 Mar 1901 m: John Hobson Anderson 3 Apr 1922 b: 26 Mar 1901 d: 15 Jan 1973
                      ii. Ollie L. Walker b: 5 Jun 1903 never married

  
         iii. Frances L. (Fannie) Johnson b: Jan 1883 Cleburne CO., AL m: Elijah Newborn Elijah b: Campbell County, GA SEP 1879 
                Elijah b: Campbell County, GA SEP 1879 son of William Jefferson Newborn and Rhoda A. Strickland.
                Children of Frances & Elijah:
                     i. Louessie Newborn b: abt. 1902
                     ii. Leola Newborn abt. 1904.
                     iii. Vergil A. Newborn b: abt 1906.
                     iv. Nellie L. Newborn abt. 1908. 
                     v. Earnest E. Newborn abt. 1912. 
                     vi. Zella Newborn abt. 1914
                     vii. Worth Newborn Dec 1915
                     viii. Lessie Newborn Feb 1919
   
         iv. Nancy Evelyn (Evie or Eva) Johnson b: Sep. 1886 m: Elbert Edwards
                   Uncle Elbert b: 20 Oct 1890 d: 20 Nov 1963
                         Children of Nancy Johnson & Elbert Edwards
                            i. Jewell Edwards b: 16 Jun 1916 d: 19 Sep 1989 buried at Lower Cane Creek
                               m: Elmo Green b: 10 Jul 1910 d: 4 Dec 1993 buried at Lower Cane Creek
                                     Children of Jewell & Elmo;
                                           i. Eloise Green b: 30 Jan 1937 d: 30 Jan 1952 m: Harold Robinson
                                           ii. Raymond Green b: 22 May 1941 d: 17 Mar 1975
                                           iii. Zada Evelyn Green b: 10 May 1942 d: 18 Jan 2001 buried at Lower Cane Creek
                                           iv. Richard Elmo Green sp4 US Army b:17 Oct 1946 d: 14 Sep 1997
                                                m: Linda Myres, Richard buried at Lower Cane Creek
                                           v. Benjamin Franklin Green m: Wanda Pesnell
                                           vi. James Edward Green 
                           ii. Orlin Edwards b: 28 Oct 1919 m: Kathleen Hall d: 29 Oct 1979
                                         Children of Orlin:
                                                i. Jack Edwards m: Barbra Grubbs
                                           Jack's Children: Jonathan David Edwards, Benjamin Edwards, Kimberly Ann Edwards
                                                ii. Rodney Edwards m: Sharon Mayo
                                            Rodney's Children: Christopher Edwards, Jason Edwards

          vi.. Jesse Johnson b: 25 Apr. 1889 d: 27 Mar 1918 buried at Crossroads Cemetery, Cleburne County, AL.
            Jesse married Edna Newborn
                        Children of Jesse:
                                i. Theodore Johnson
                                ii. Allen Johnson
    

     III. Henry Earl Johnson b: 27 Jan 1859 d: 6 Oct 1928  m: Nancy Ann Mcswain b: 20 Sep 1863 d: 2 Feb 1924 Upper Cane
           Children of Henry and Nancy:
               i. Vassie Leona Johnson b: 23 Oct 1881
               ii. William E. Johnson b: Feb 1883
               iii. James Alfred Johnson b: 20 Apr 1885 Burial: Upper Cane Creek, Cleburne County, Alabama
                m: Vassie Avery b. March 12, 1881; d. November 18, 1927, Cleburne Co AL. Upper Cane Creek
                    Vassie is the Daughter of James Harris Avery
                     Children of James A. Johnson & Vasssie Avery
                         i. Myrtie Lee Johnson, b. February 02, 1905 m: Newman Warren.
                         ii. Lillie Belle Johnson, b. August 01, 1903, Cleburne Co AL; m. William Washington Pirkle, Jan. 05, 1922,                
                            Lawrence Co, TN b. Feb. 26, 1902, Cleburne Co AL.
                         iii. Dausie Mae Johnson, b. April 1906; m. Elton Garner
                         iv. Claudie Viola Johnson, b. 1908 m1: W. L Blackwell; m2: Fred Hearn
               iv. Ulyses Johnson b: Oct 1889
               v. Jewett Dennis Johnson b: 4 Oct 1889
               vi. Duston Johnson b: Feb 1893
                    Note: Duston & Jewett would sometimes visit James Henry Johnson, they lived in Texas
               vii. Lula Johnson b: Mar 1895
               viii Beulah Johnson b: Oct 1897
                ix. Lela Johnson b: Jan 1900

     IV. Mary Jane Johnson b: 1861 d: 1945 m: John Robert Banister b: 1856 d: 1930 Ref. Shoal Creek Church book 1898 
          Children of John Robert & Mary Jane (Johnson) Banister
       i. S. Dennie Banister b: 4 Mar 1887 d: 5 Apr 1964 m: John B. Cheatwood b: 14 Oct 1880 d: 6 Oct 1965
       ii. Marvin Avery Banister b: 14 Mar 1895 1 Jan 1962 m: Ethel Thompson
       iii. Helen (Hattie) Banister b: Mar 1899 m: Frank Robinson 

     V. James E. Johnson b: May 1867 d: 6 Aug 1936 buried at Cane Creek, Cleburne County, AL. m: Nancy J Hogan 18 Dec. 1890 Cleburne CO., Al..
                  Nancy is the daughter of William Hogan and Rebecca Cheatwood
                          Children of James E & Nancy:
                           All believed born in Cleburne County, AL
                                  i. Chester L. Johnson b: 20 Oct 1891
                                  ii. Mary E. Johnson b: Abt 1894
                                  iii. Leola Johnson b: Abt 1898
                                  iv. Izora Johnson b: Abt 1901
                                   v. Rufus L. Johnson b: Abt 1904
                                  vi. Zella M. Johnson b: Abt 1907
                                  vii. Maggie E. Johnson b: Abt 1910 d: before 1920
     VI. Nancy J. Johnson b: 1868 d: 1951 m: Thomas J. Owen b: 1855 d: 1932 m: Abt. 1889 in Cleburne CO.,AL.
          both buried Lower Cane Creek, Cleburne County, Alabama 
                   Children of Nancy J & Thomas
                                i. Ezzie Idelia Owen b: 12 Oct 1889
                                ii. Luther Owen b: 1891 d:1932 m: Ethel A. b: 1891 d: 1959
                                     buried at Lower Cane Creek, Cleburne CO, AL..
                                iii. Lou Gasten Owen b: 24 Sep 1893 d: 25 Mar 1969 m: Ethel B. b: 30 Oct 1899 d: 3 Jul 1961 buried at Lower Cane Creek, Cleburne County, Alabama
                                iv. Earl D. Owen b: Abt 1897
                                v. Lovella Owen b: 9 May 1898 d: 22 Jul 1991 buried at Lower Cane Creek, Cleburne CO.,AL
                               vi. Ruby D. Owen b: Abt 1903
                               vii. James Virgil Owen b: 24 May 1904 d: 7 May 1977
                               viii. Clara B. Owen b: Abt 1908

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(5)  William A. Banister was the son of unknown Banister  
    Martha was the daughter of Margaret (Patsy) Pendergrass
    William A. Banister was born abt. 1827 
    William A. Banister m: Martha Pendergrass
    William & Martha had the following known children:
                    i. Evaline Banister b: 1852                    
                    ii. Franky (Frankie) Banister b: 26 Nov 1853 d. 2 May 1937 in Cleburne CO., AL.
                    iii. John Robert Banister b: 1856 d: 1930 Cleburne CO.Al. m: 12 Dec 1878 Mary Jane Johnson sister of Elias Earl Johnson
                       Mary Jane born 1861 died 1945 both buried at Edwardsville Cemetery
                       Ref. Shoal Creek Church 1898 John Robert a minister.
                    iv. Margaret Banister b: 1859 in SC m: Thomas Poland
                    v. William (Willie) Ensley Banister b: 18 Dec 1861 d: 28 Jan 1940 Calhoun CO., AL                   
                    vi. Joseph T Banister b: 11 Apr 1864 d: 1961 m: Sallie E Wearthely    

(5)  Frances Marion Wells & Elizabeth Miller
(5)      Father of Angie A. Spivey one parent unknown
(5)      Gideon Smith & Mildred Barrow
(5)      James Richardson & Margret ( unknown madien) 
(5)      Abner Champion & Spouse Unknown Meartha
(5)      Ansel B. Prather & Catherine Holden

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