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John Franklin Johnson
Born Feb 10,1857
Edwardsville,Al
Died Feb 27,1927
Buried at Crossroads
Cemetery, Cleburne County, AL.
1880 Tp 15 R11 Beat 4 #19
District 43, Township 15 Range 11
John F. Johnson 23
Frances L. 24
James H. 3
Mary 1 (should be Martha, census error)

John F is reported by cousins to be a Baptist Preacher Bethsadia no. 1 Edwardsville Al Rt. 1
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John Franklin Johnson & Wife
Frankie Lovenia Banister
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Buried at Crossroads Cemetery, Cleburne County, Alabama
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Many principles were taught here. The things that I love and hold dear to my heart are not mine, they are just borrowed, Jesus only let me use them to brighten each day.


In 1937 it is marked Crossroads and is on other side of road
Historical Maps

The location of the old Church was the present location of the cemetery. The location of the present church was where they left the horse drawn wagons etc while attending church.
Church records from John Franklin's time are not available. They were destroyed in a fire at the church secretary's home.

Father: Elias Earl Johnson b: 1834 SC.
Mother: Rhoda Avery b: 1836 d: 1924
Married: Aug. 17, 1876
Frances(Frankie) Lovenia Bannister
Children:

(1) James Henry Johnson b: 31 May 1877 Edwardsville, AL. d: 25 Nov 1962 buried at Pine Grove Cemetery, Cleburne County, AL. m: Georgia Elizabeth Wells
Children of James Henry:
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

(2) 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:
(I) 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

(3) Johnnie Johnson b: Cleburne County, AL Aug 1881 d: Abt 1928 buried at Upper Cane Creek, Cleburne County, AL. m:
Nancy Johnson b: abt 1884 d: 1957
Johnnie died of diptheria his daughter caught it and died
Johnnie is showing in 1920 census Cleburne County,Alabama
He is listed as John M age 31
Wife listed as Nancy A age 34
First son listed is 14, cannot discern name
Virgil 12--Bessie 9--Bertie--baby
Nicy J listed as mother (probably Nancy A mom)
The maiden name of Nancy was Johnson
A different line of the Johnson name

Children of Johnnie:
(1) Robert Virgil Johnson b: 8 Dec 1907 d: 7 Oct 1988 m: Josia Eva Warren b: 13 May 1910 d: 10 Oct 1973
{Eva a first cousin of Chester Warren died at old mill} {W Chester Warren b: 24 Nov 1900 d: 4 Aug 1952 m: Estella S b: 3 Jun 1904 d: 20 May 1982 buried at Harmony}
Virgil & Eva buried AI church Cleburne County, Alabama

Virgil children:
(I) Josephine Johnson d: ? Dec 1999 m: Bailey Children: Jackie & Cyntha
(II) Eva Coline Johnson d: Dec 1997 m: Charles Thompson
(III) Robert Paul Johnson m: Charlotte Bean
Children of Paul: Terry Paul and Johanthan Bret

(2) Bessie Johnson m: Grady Myers Children: Charles

(3) Bertie Johnson m: Jack Weathers
Children of Bertie:
Charles, Billy, Roy, (Bobby Nell m: Pesnell)
Barbara m: Gay, Linda m: Jackson, Jackoline m: Bonner

(4) Ervin Johnson m: Eula Smith Children: Edward & Frances

(5) Grady Johnson m: Louise ? Children Reta & Peggy


4 Frances L. (Fannie) Johnson b: Jan 1883 Cleburne County, AL m:
Elijah Newborn Elijah b: Campbell County, GA SEP 1879 son of William Jefferson Newborn and Rhoda A. Strickland.

Children of Frances:
(1) Louessie Newborn b: abt. 1902
(2) Leola Newborn abt. 1904.
(3) Vergil A. Newborn b: abt 1906.
(4) Nellie L. Newborn abt. 1908.
(5) Earnest E. Newborn abt. 1912.
(6) Zella Newborn abt. 1914
(7) Worth Newborn Dec 1915
(8) Lessie Newborn FEB 1919

5 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:
(1) 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

(2) 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
(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
Zada 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
6 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