Descendants of Isaac Martin Short
Submitted by Jan J. Barnes
Other Short Family Contributors:
Ray Morton "Bo" Short
Isaac Martin Short, son of Isaac M. Short
and Polly Overby, was born in Sumner County, Tn. on 19 March 1824, died 8
December 1878. He married Jennetty White on 16 August 1846. Jennetty
was the dau of William White and Sarah Tyler. She was born 15 November
1830 (tombstone year; family Bible has 1832) died in Sumner County, Tn. on
14 May 1895. Isaac and Jennetty are buried in the Short Dickens Cemetery,
Sumner County. Photo of Isaac Martin Short.
Photo of Jennetty White. Children of
Isaac Martin Short and Jennetty White:
Jane Catherine Short, b 25 July 1847, d 11
Sep 1895, married James White Griffin in Sumner County on 20 October 1868.
James, (son of Hardy Bennett Griffin and Sarah Roberts), was b 17 March
1846, d 29 September 1896. Jane and James are buried in the Friendship
Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Sumner County. Children of
Jane Catherine Short and James White Griffin:
Stephen M. Griffin b 2 September 1869 in
Sumner County, Tn., d December 7, 1916 in Sumner County, Tn. Stephen married
Idella "Della" M. Latimer in Sumner County, Tn. on October 12, 1890. Della
was the dau of Daniel and Nancy Latimer. Steve Griffin operated a grocery
store in the Walnut Grove area in the early 1900's. Stephen and Della Griffin
are buried in the Gallatin Cemetery. Children of
Stephen M. Griffin and Idella M. Latimer:
James D. Griffin b abt 1902 in Sumner County.
Married Elizabeth Dunaway after 1930. She was b 1 December 1899,
d 29 August 1932, burial in the Gallatin Cemetery. James married 2nd
to Mary Gearhiser, 9 June 1934 in Sumner County.
Ruby M. Griffin, b 29 June 1908, d 17 April
1994 married Roy L. Vantrease 30 March 1929 (Marriage Index). Roy was
the son of Charles Leslie and Mary Vantrease. He was born 6 January 1907,
d 19 June 2000. Ruby and Roy had one son, Stephen L. Vantrease. Ruby
and Roy divorced and he married Gladys Barber, 15 May 1941 (Marriage Index).
It is unknown who Ruby
remarried. Photo of Ruby
The 1870 and 1880 census for James W. and Jane Catherine Griffin lists
only Stephen M. Griffin. Family history from the Lee Short descendants say
that James White Griffin and Jane Catherine Short had 2 other
sons (possibly twins) that died young and were buried in the Short Dickens
Cemetery. The two names listed below were given by Margaret Short Jones with
the Short Bible information.
J. M. Griffin
Robert Wilson Short, b 29 August 1849 in Sumner
County, d 6 February 1927 in Sumner County. Wilson married Sarah Elizabeth
Lamberth, dau of Henry Harrison Lamberth and Amanda E. Wilkerson. Sarah
Elizabeth Lamberth was b in Simpson County, Ky. on 4 August 1853, d 18 February
1929 in Sumner County, Tn. Her mother died of a fever shortly after
her birth. Photo of Robert Wilson
Short and Elizabeth Lamberth. Photo of the
Robert Wilson Short home. Children of Robert Wilson
Short and Sarah Elizabeth Lamberth:
Frank Mitchell Short b 20 October 1875 in
Sumner County, d 19 March 1950 in Davidson County, Nashville, Tn., burial
Short Dickens Cemetery in Sumner County. He married Tennie Burnett
Foster, probably in Davidson County, Tn. Frank and Tennie had no children.
Tennie had at least one son from her previous marriage.
Photo of Frank Mitchell Short.
Obit for Frank Mitchell Short.
John A. Short, b abt 1877, listed in the
1880 census, age 2.
Archie Lee Short b 7 April 1878 in Sumner
County, d 4 February 1926. Married Ella Birdwell in Sumner County on 4 November
1899. Ella was born December, 1880, d 5 November 1909. She was the
daughter of John J. Birdwell and Melissa Mariah Kirby.
Photo of John J. Birdwell and Mariah
M. Kirby. Ella was buried in the Walnut Grove Church Cemetery.
Children of Lee Short and Ella Birdwell:
Leonard D. Short b 23 November 1902 in Sumner
County, d 31 October 1979 in Canton, Stark Count, Ohio. Leonard married
Beulah McKelly in Sumner County on 18 December 1925 (Marriage Index). Beulah
was born 6 November 1905 in Tennessee, d 18 February 1988 in Canton, Stark
Lillie Mae Short b abt 1904; married J. Turner
Greer in Sumner County on 13 May 1922 (Marriage Index).
Luther Vernon Short, Sr. b 18 November 1906,
d 13 January 1995; married Eva Mae Jackson in Sumner County, Tn. on 7 September
1929 (Marriage Index). Eva Mae was the daughter of William Hayes (Hazy) Jackson
and Mary Lulu Young. She was b 5 September 1911, d 31 May 2005.
Photo of Luther Vernon Short, Sr. and
Eva Mae Jackson. Photo of Luther and
Eva Mae from 1930.
Herman Short, b abt 1908, d bef 1910.
Lee Short married 2nd to Nannie Roberts,
25 September 1911. Their marriage ended in divorce in 1916.
(See A. L. Short vs. Nannie Short)
Photo of Lee Short, Nannie Roberts,
and Family. He married Rosa Ellerman Dobbs, widow of George Rush Dobbs in
Sumner County on 9 December 1916 (Marriage Index). Children of
Lee Short and Rosa Ellerman:
Robert Short, b 20 October 1917, d
12 June 2002. Served in WWII, died in Kershaw, South Carolina.
Harris Lee Short, b 1920, d 15 July
1944. Married Frances Logan. Robert died in France during WWII
and is buried in the National Cemetery. Two
children. Obit of Pvt. H. L.
Augustus H. "Gus" Short; b 22 December 1880
in Sumner County, d 29 June 1932; married Ocy "Polly" Biggs in Sumner County
on 7 November 1915 (Marriage Index). Ocy was b 21 June 1894, d 8 October
1969 in Sumner County. Gus and Ocy are buried in the Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Child of Gus Short and Ocy Biggs:
Paul Curtis Short, b 22 December 1931, d
22 November 1972, burial Walnut Grove Church Cemetery.
James Arthur Short b 25 October 1883 in Sumner
County, Tn., d 14 August 1921 in Nashville, Davidson County, Tn.
Arthur Short and Robert Underwood shot and killed each other. Married
Missie Belle White, dau of John W. White and Harriet V. Lamberth, probably
in Davidson County. (John W. White was the son of Charles White and Elizabeth
Peak. Charles White was Jennetty White Short's brother. Harriet V.
Lamberth was the dau of Henry Harrison Lamberth and Martha D. Harper. She
was a half sister to Sarah Elizabeth Lamberth Short.) On the 1930 Davidson
County, Tn. census, Belle Short was a widow, living with her brother William
M. White. Her mother Harriet White was also in the household. Arthur
and Belle had no children. Photo
of Arthur Short.
Daniel Eugene Short b 16 May 1885 in Sumner
County, d 4 May 1955 in Sumner County. Married first to Clara Mai Wilson,
probably in Robertson County, Tn. Clara was b 26 February 1892, d 5 August
1931, the daughter of Eli and Margaret Wilson.. Daniel and Clara are buried
in the Walnut Grove Church Cemetery. Clara and Daniel had no children. They
were not located on the 1930 census. Daniel married second to Edna Griffin
Hester, 27 March 1948. Edna Griffin was married previously to Luther
W. Hester in Sumner County on 12 March 1904.
Photo of Daniel Short.
Unknown Short. On the 1900 census, Elizabeth
says she is the mother of 7 children, 5 living.
Bennetta Harriett Short b 11 July 1851, d before
1900. She married John Shackelford in Sumner County on 25 December
1873. John, son of John Shackleford and Eliza Farmer, was b 11 January 1855,
d 19 October 1897. No children. John and Harriett are buried in the
Farmer Cemetery, Simpson County, Ky. Photo
of Harriett Short Shackleford.
James William "Will" Short, b 1 March 1853 in
Sumner County, d 11 November 1911 in Sumner County. Married in Sumner
County to Medora Ann White, dau of Robert M. White and Charity Paralee Huffman,
on 22 December 1874. Robert M. White was Jennetty White Short's brother.
Medora Ann White was b 26 July 1854, d 8 August 1917. Will and
Medora Ann are buried in the Short Dickens Cemetery in Sumner County.
Children of James William Short and Medora
Oscar Short b 2 January 1876 in Sumner County;
married Maggie Ray in Sumner County, Tn on 28 July 1895. Oscar was a street
car conductor in Nashville for many years. He was well known for his
carpentry work and exquisite cedar chests.
Photo of Oscar Short. Children of
Oscar Short and Maggie Ray:
Floyd S. Short, b Jan, 1898
Thurman Short b abt 1902
Estelle Short b 20 December 1908, d 1 February
2003. Estelle was deaf. She attended a school for the deaf in
Nashville and met Earl Huff. They married in 1930 in Davidson County.
Walter Clarence Short b 18 April 1880 in
Sumner County, d July, 1970 in Gallatin, Sumner County. Married 1st in Sumner
County on 8 August 1902 to Rosa Keen, dau of George Washington Keen
and Mary M. Brooks. Photo of George Washington
Keen and Mary M. Brooks. Rosa was b 8 July 1881, d 12 October 1920.
Photo of Rosa Keen Short.
Photo of Clarence Short. Clarence and Rosa
are buried in the Old Brush Cemetery, Portland, Sumner County. Child
of Clarence Short and Rosa Keen:
Cecil Raymond Short , b 30 June 1903 in Sumner
County, Tn., d 15 January 1990 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Cecil married Agnes
Arterburn, dau of Tollie W. Arterburn and Sarah E. Hester, on 20 December
1922 in Sumner County, Tn. (Marriage Index) Agnes was b 22 April 1906,
d 7 December 1985. Photo of Cecil
Short and Agnes Arterburn. They had two children, Ray M. "Bo" Short, 7 February
1928 - 8 November 2009, and Rosa Kathleen Witherspoon, 1923 - 1984.
Clarence Short married 2nd to Estelle Booker,
22 June 1926 (Marriage Index) Clarence and Estelle divorced in 1927. No children.
Clarence married 3rd on 8 July 1931 (Marriage Index) to Janie Harrison
Legge, dau of Alex Harrison and Carrie Kelly. Janie was b 14 July 1898, d
24 March 1984. She married 1st to Blonnie Virgil Legge, Sr. in Sumner County
on 27 April 1918. Blonnie was killed in France in October, 1918. They had
one son, Blonnie Virgil Legge, Jr., b April 11, 1919, d June 10, 1985.
Clarence and Janie had no children together. Janie is buried
next to Blonnie Legge, Sr. in the Maple Hill Cemetery.
Photo of Janie Harrison Short.
Maude Short b 23 November 1882, d 7 October
1924, married John C. Chambers in Sumner County on 4 February 1902 (Marriage
Index). John was b 22 January 1875, d 16 April 1930. Children of
Maude Short and John C. Chambers:
Rhoda May Chambers, b 29 June 1906, d November,
1973, married Harvey R. Harris in Sumner County on 1 May 1926 (Marriage Index).
Harvey was b 2 June 1907, d August, 1962. Both are buried in the Maple
Anna Chambers, b abt 1914; married Robert
Hugh Short b 29 April 1885 in Sumner County,
d 6 March 1913 in Sumner County. Buried in the Short Dickens Cemetery.
Did not marry.
Cleon Short b 14 January 1889, d 12 April
1980, married Beuna Link in Sumner County on 26 December 1914 (Marriage Index).
Beuna was b 15 June 1897, d 30 January 1984. Cleon and Beuna are buried
in the Maple Hill Cemetery. They had one son, still living.
Odell Short b 8 August 1892 in Sumner County,
d 11 October 1915. Burial in the Short & Dickens Cemetery. Never married.
See Obit for Odell Short.
Louisa Vera Short, b 31 January 1855 in Sumner
County, Tn., d 16 March 1905. Louisa married Leonard Davis Dickens
in Sumner County on 14 June 1877. Davis was the son of Dickson Dickens
and Martha F. Bush. Davis was b 3 March 1856, probably in Smith County,
Tn. His parents were married there in 1854 but by 1860 had moved to
Macon County, Tn. Davis died 4 February 1928 in Sumner County. He married
2nd to Adelia Bradley (who was previously married to Richard E. McGlothlin,
Thomas Jefferson Crafton and James Hatler) in Sumner County on 21 January
1909. They divorced in 1912. (See
divorce)Delia resumed using her former married surname of Hatler until
her death in 1963. Davis Dickens and Delia Bradley had no children.
Louisa Vera Short and Davis Dickens are buried in the Short Dickens Cemetery
in Sumner County, Tn. Children of Louisa Vera
Short and Davis Dickens:
Leonard "Lennie" Harrison Dickens b 18 April
1878, d 7 February 1956, married 1st to Bertha Short in Sumner County on
4 January 1902. Bertha was the dau of John Martin Short and Tennessee
White. (John Martin Short was Isaac Martin Short's nephew. Tennessee
White was Jennetty White Short's niece.) Bertha b 24 March 1879, d
16 September 1904. She is buried in the Short Cemetery, Sumner County.
Lennie married 2nd to Grace Short, Bertha's sister. Grace was b 24
September 1886, d 10 April 1910. She is buried in the Short Cemetery.
(Photo of Lennie Dickens and cousin Sam
Short) Children of Lennie Harrison Dickens and Grace Short:
Rosa L. Dickens, b 8 July 1907, d 20 March
1994 in Sumner County. She is buried in the Maple Hill Cemetery. She
married 1st to Theodore Colley in Sumner County on 8 December 1923 (Marriage
Index). Theodore was b in 1895, d 1946. Rosa and Theodore had
two children, Charles and Corrine. She married 2nd to Hubert W.
Denning. Hubert was b 28 December 1919, d 18 March 2003. See
photo of Rosa and children, Charles
and Corrine Colley.
Cora Dickens, b 5 October 1908, d
August, 1980. Married Guy Cope, (b 9 July 1979, d 9 May 1979) in Sumner
County on 9 March 1940 (Marriage Index).
Lennie Dickens was married 3rd to Ada M.
Haase in Sumner County, Tn. on 19 December 1910 (Marriage Index). Ada
was b 10 December 1893 in Wisconsin, dau of Karl Fridrich Wilhelm and Marie
Haase. Lennie moved his family to Hemphill County, Tx. aft. 1916. He
was living there in 1920 and 1930. Ada M. Dickens died in Hemphill
County, Tx. on 5 June 1978. Lennie is buried in the Short Cemetery
beside Gracie and Bertha. Child of Lennie Harrison Dickens and Ada
Mary Lou Dickens b in Sumner County, Tn on
8 January 1916, d in Hemphill County, Tx on 29 May 1995; married Granville
Shepherd in Texas. Photo of Mary Lou
Dickens taken in 1939.
Lennie Dickens was married 4th to Willie
Law. It is unknown where this marriage took place.
Lucy Jane Dickens b 25 March 1881, d 4 July
1882. Burial Short Dickens Cemetery, Sumner County, Tn..
Martha Jennettie "Nettie" Dickens b 23 April
1883; d May, 1984. Married Gilford Wallace Hardin in Sumner County,
Tn. on December 19, 1902. Gill was b in 1879, d 1943. Nettie and Gil are
buried in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Robertson County,
Tn. Children of Nettie Dickens and Gil Hardin:
Florence Hardin b 1904, d 1966; married Eugene
Redferrin. Burial in Robertson County, Tn. in the Orlinda
Clara Hardin b 1 April 1906, d 14 February
1988. Married Glennis Goostree in Sumner County on 21 May 1923 (Marriage
Lucille Hardin b 12 June 1911, d 9 March
2003 in White House, Robertson County, Tn. married Lonnie Hunter in Sumner
County on 17 December 1925 (Marriage Index). Lonnie (b 9 Apr 1900,
d 19 September 1969) and Lucille are buried in the Old Brush Cemetery
Wallace Hardin b abt 1917; d 1963. Never
married. Served in WWII.
William D. Hardin b 15 August 1918, d 7 February
1968. Served in WWII. Burial Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery,
Robertson County, Tn.
James Hardin b aft. 1920, was living
in Robertson County at the time of his father's death.
James William Dickens b 4 August 1885, d
5 August 1885. Burial Short Dickens Cemetery, Sumner County, Tn.
Joe H. Dickens, b 17 March 1896, d 5 October
1988. He married Lena Mai Brown in Sumner County, Tn. on 17 August
1917 (Marriage Index). Lena was born 25 September 1895 and d 6 April 1983.
(Photo of Lena Brown Dickens) Both
are buried in the Maple Hill Cemetery. Children of Joe H. Dickens and Lena
Anna Josephine Dickens, b 30 September 1918,
d 6 February 2002. Married Douglas Curd in Sumner County on 23 February
1956 (Marriage Index). Douglas was b 2 March 1913, d 2 September 1984.
Both are buried in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Portland, Tennessee.
Robert D. Dickens, b 26 August 1925, d 27
Annie Dickens b 28 March 1887, d March, 1978.
Married George Washington "Bud" Graves, in Sumner County, Tn. on 7 May
1905. Bud Graves was the son of Anderson Graves and Cyntha Cline. He
was b 20 December 1886, d 3 August 1963. Annie and Bud are buried in the
Maple Hill Cemetery. (Photo of Annie
Dickens) Children of Annie Dickens and Bud
Virgil Leemore Graves, b 19 January 1908,
d in Michigan on 23 November, 1982. Married first to Nellie Ruth Jernigan,
22 April 1925. They divorced and he remarried Mary Unknown. They moved
Elsie Evelyn Graves b 26 January 1911 in
Sumner County, d 19 May 2001 in Nashville, Davidson County, Tn. She
married Edward Ward Empson in Sumner County on 30 January 1932 (Marriage
Index). Edward Ward Empson was the son of James B. and Mildred
Empson. He was b 8 January 1909 in Sumner County, Tn., d 16 December
2002 in Sumner County, Tn.
Julia Ann Short b 10 August 1857 in Sumner County,
Tn., d 29 May 1911 in Roosevelt County, New Mexico. Married George
W. Huffines in Sumner County on 1 November 1876. George was the son
of William Crawford Huffines and Margaret Ray. He was b August, 1856
in Simpson County, Ky, d 13 January 1931 in Denton, Texas.
(Photo of the Huffines family)
Children of Julia Ann Short and George W.
Lark Huffines b September, 1877
(Photo of Lark Huffines)
Della Bell Huffines b abt. 1879
Margaret Jennettie Huffines b abt January
Frank Huffines b aft.1881, d bef 1900
Icie Etta Huffines b June 1883
Mary Frances Huffines b abt March 1885, d
6 July 1901. Burial Big Springs Cemetery, Dallas County, Tx.
(Photo of Mary Frances Huffines)
Pearl Lee Huffines b August 1893
Eula Mae Huffines b Abt. 1897
George W. Huffines remarried in Texas about 1917/1918 to Sarah Unknown.
They had one son, Robert Lee Huffines b abt. 1919.
Joseph Walton Short b 19 November 1859 in Sumner
County, Tn., d 15 July 1935, Sumner County, Tn. Joseph married Ida
M. McQuiston in Sumner County, Tn. on 2 November 1890. Ida was born on 3
April 1869, d 10 April 1944. Both are buried in the Short Dickens Cemetery,
Sumner County, Tn. Photo of Joseph
Walton Short & Siblings. Children of Joseph Walton
Short and Ida Mae McQuiston:
Claude Walton Short b 22 August 1890, d 30
January 1962; married Naomi Lena Storey, b 11 September 1896, d 1 March 1977.
Claude and Naomi are buried in the Sulphur Springs Cemetery, Simpson
County, Ky. Photo of Claude Short.
Children of Claude Walton Short and Naomi
Claude Arlen Short b 31 January 1915, d 31
December 1972. Married Willie Burns. Willie was b 2 July 1913, d 1 December
1973. Both are buried in the Sulphur Springs Cemetery, Simpson County, Ky.
Margaret Jane Short b 5 April 1920,
d 8 April 1999; married Charles Wilburn Jones, b 6 October 1912, d 13 October
1993. Both are buried in the Maple Hill Cemetery.
Short b 10 June 1893 d 8 February
1984; married Paul Eugene Crafton on 2 September 1911 in Sumner County, Tn.
(Marriage Index) Paul was the son of Thomas Jefferson Crafton and Sallie
B. Austin. He was b 23 June 1889, d 3 February 1954. Ethel and
Paul are buried in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Portland, Tn.
Ruth M. Short b bef 1900; died at 7 months
of age. Burial Short Dickens Cemetery.
Andrew Jackson "Jack" Short b 15 November 1861,
d 10 March 1918. Married M. Alice "Allie" Lucas in Sumner County on
30 November 1892. Allie was b December 1866, d 22 March 1909. She was
the daughter of John Lucas and Sarah Florence Mulloy. Children of
Andrew Jackson Short and Allie Lucas:
Bessie Florence Short b 7 December 1894,
d 17 September 1899. Burial Short Dickens Cemetery, Sumner County,
Andrew Hershel Short b 8 August 1894; married
Mary G. Unknown in Indiana in 1918/1919. In 1920, they were living in Sumner
County with one child, Andrew P. In 1930, Andrew was living alone in
Indianapolis, In., widowed. Photo of
Andrew and Mary Short. Children of Andrew Hershel Short
and Mary Unknown:
Andrew P. Short, b abt 1919, d bef
George Stanley Short, b 24 February
1924, d 2 May 1925. Buried in the Short-Dickens Cemetery.
Vera Louisa Short, died as an infant on 9
August 1905. Burial Short Dickens Cemetery, Sumner County.
Emmeline Frances Short b 29 October 1863, d
4 July 1928. She married Cornelius S. Johnson in Sumner County on 31
December 1885. Cornelius, b 3 March 1865, d 17 July 1897 was the son of Benjamin
J. Johnson and Phebe Jane Northam.
(Photo of Frances Short Johnson
& Family)Children of Frances Short and Cornelius
Leona Belle Johnson b March, 1887, d 1938,
married in Sumner County to Robert "Bob" Hudson on 9 June 1906. (Marriage
Index). Bob was the son of Irby Hudson and Dorotha Bell. Bob was b
in 1881, d 1959. Belle and Bob are buried in the Old Brush Cemetery.
(Photo of Belle, Bob, and Charlie
Hudson). Children of Belle Johnson and Bob
Charles "Charlie" Richard Hudson, b 2 July
1911, d 21 May 1990. Never married. Buried in the Maple Hill Cemetery.
Paul Moor Hudson b 7 June 1915, d
14 September 1915. Buried in the old Brush Cemetery.
Guy Hudson, b 6 May 1920, d 29 May
1969; Married Eva Nell Cole, dau of Alvin and Mary Cole, b 11 October 1923,
d 16 December 1973. Eva Nell remarried after Guy died. She married
an unknown Whited. She is buried beside Guy and two young daughters
in the Maple Hill Cemetery. Guy and Eva Nell had 5 children.
(Photo of Eva Nell Cole Hudson)
Benjamin Isaac "Bennie" Johnson b
30 November 1888 in Sumner County, Tn., d February 19, 1906, buried in the
Maple Hill Cemetery. Never married.
Lovie E. Johnson, b August, 1891,
d bef 1930. She married Joseph H. Whitaker in abt 1911. Joe and Lovie lived
in Indiana. (Photo of Joe Whitaker)
Children of Lovie Johnson and Joe Whitaker:
Isaac Martin Whitaker, b 1912 in
Tennessee, d 5 April 1977 in Beech Grove, Indiana. Martin married first to
Mary Alice Shimer. (Photo of Mary Alice)
They had 3 children, Lovie, Nancy, and Richard "Dickie" Whitaker. He married
second, in Indiana, to Lela Estelle Crafton, dau of Beulah Smart and Millard
Austin Crafton. Estelle was b 1 January 1916 in Sumner County, Tn.,
d in Portland, Tn. on 25 September 2000. Martin and Estelle are both
buried in the Maple Hill Cemetery.
Harry J. Whitaker, b abt 1915. Died
in Indianapolis, In. in the mid-60's. He married Helen Shaubert in
Indianapolis. Two sons.
Richard Johnson, b May 1894. Married
Dorothy Unknown in Indianapolis, In. Moved to Arizona in his later years.
Cornelius Spotswood "Neal" Johnson,
b 16 July 1897, d. 22 June 1981, married Della Ray in Sumner County on 14
July 1914 (Marriage Index) Della was b 10 Feb 1898, d 13 Jul 1973.
(Photo of Neal) Children of
Neal Johnson and Della Ray:
Bertie Estelle Johnson b 24 June 1916.
Married Thomas Young Woodward in Sumner County on 10 July 1935 (Marriage
Index). Young was born b 3 July 1909, d 4 May 1980. Buried in the Maple Hill
Living male Johnson, b abt. 1918.
Married Ruth Nimmo, dau of Adrian K. Nimmo and Vergie May Woodard.
Ruth was b in 19 September 1919, d 30 March 1998. They had one deceased son,
Ralph Johnson, b 1946, d 1965. Two living children.
Living male Johnson, b abt 1921
Marjorie Johnson, b 28 June 1922, d 4 December
1922. Buried in the Maple Hill Cemetery.
Horace Johnson, b 31 October 1923, d 25 March
1992. Married 1st to Lovie Geneva Marlin, b 27 November 1921, d 14
September 1950. Geneva was the dau of George W. Marlin and Ida Jane
Wheeler. Horace married second to Ruby Wheeler in Sumner County, Tn.
on 9 February 1952. Horace and Geneva are buried in the Maple Hill
Cecil Johnson b 19 August 1926, d 11 February
1927; buried in the Maple Hill Cemetery.
Margarette Johnson, b 12 June 1930, d 24
July 1934, buried in the Maple Hill Cemetery.
James Allen "Jim" Johnson b 18 October 1936,
d 17 May 2006.
Living female Johnson, b after 1930. Married
America Drucilla Short, b 6 October 1865,
d 10 February 1960. She married Davis Bouregard Johnson, son of Benjamin
J. Johnson and Phebe Jane Northam in Sumner County, Tn. on 20 September 1883.
Davis was b 29 November 1861, d 8 October 1944. (See
Descendants of Benjamin J. Johnson).
America and Davis are buried in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Portland, Tn.
(Photos of America Short Johnson) Child
of America Short and Davis Johnson:
Martin Luther Johnson, b 13 October
1884 in Portland, Sumner County, d 1 April 1979 in Portland. Married Lela
Mae Smart in Sumner County on 2 November 1910. Lela was the daughter
of James Marion "Jim" Smart and Nina Adella Belcher. She was b 15 March
1892 in Sumner County, d 15 April 1989 in Sumner County. Luther and
Lela are buried in the Maple Hill Cemetery. Children of
Luther Johnson and Lela Smart:
Guilford Martin Johnson, b 22 September 1911,
d 16 March 1998. Guilford married Mildred Marie "Tis" Wiseman in Simpson
County, Franklin, Ky. on 26 December 1932. Tis was the daughter of James
William Wiseman, Sr. and Tempie Lane. She was b on 14 October 1915, d 22
March 2002. Guilford and Tis are buried in the Portland Memorial Gardens
Cemetery. They had 4 children.
Garnett Odell Johnson, b 27 February 1913,
d 25 September 1982. He married Barbara Louise Harris, dau of Rhoda Chambers
and Harvey Harris, on 29 May 1946 (Marriage Index). They had 7 children,
4 still living.
James Davis Johnson, b 13 October 1918, d
9 July 2001. J. D. married in Allen County, Ky. on 20 February 1939 to Marie
Durrett, dau of Leslie Davis Durrett and Cora Belle McMurtry. Marie was born
in Robertson County, Tn. on 3 August 1921, d 21 February 2003 in Hillsborough
County, Tampa, FL. J. D. and Marie are buried in the Portland Memorial Gardens
Winnie Lucille Johnson, b 15 July 1925, married
Kenneth Bryan Lane in Simpson County, Ky. on 26 June 1943.
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