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Descendants of John Wesley Johnson

Submitted by Fred Richard Johnson

John Wesley Johnson was born in Maury Co., Tn. on 16 September 1836 and died in Hardin Co., Tn.  His tombstone is inscribed with a 26 January, 1910 death date, but his death certificate has 23 February 1910. John Wesley's parents died prior to 1850 as he was residing in Lewis County, TN. with Nancy Rose, the Aunt of his future wife.  The census listed his age as 11 years old.  Below is a photo that is thought to be the parents of John Wesley Johnson.

Parents of John Wesley Johnson

Father of John Wesley Johnson

Father of John Wesley Johnson

John Wesley married Mary A. F. Leigh, daughter of Ewell Leigh and Elizabeth Stubbins, on 14 November 1855 in Maury County, Columbia, Tennessee.  Mary was born on 20 February 1830 in Orange County, NC and died 20 February 1916 in Hardin County, Tennessee.

John Wesley Johnson

Mary A. F. Leigh

John Wesley Johnson and Mary A. F. Leigh

Children of John Wesley Johnson and Mary A. F. Leigh:

  1. John William Lee born 30 March 1852, in Lewis Co.,  Tn.; died 23 Apr. 1935 in Waterloo, Lauderdale Co., AL.  Buried in Waterloo, AL.  Married Nancy Jane Seaton, (born 10 January 1860 in Savannah, Hardin Co., Tn.; died 4 September 1944 in Florence, AL) 1873 in Savannah, Hardin Co., Tn.  John Wesley Johnson was stepfather to Dr. & Rev. John William Lee.  His natural father is unknown.

    John William Lee

    Children of John W. Lee and Nancy Jane Seaton:

    1. Samuel Levi Lee born in Hardin Co., Tn. on 4 June 1876; died 30 Sept 1876, Hardin County, Tn.
    2. William Alfred Lee born in Hardin Co., Tn. on  20 July 1878; died 3 Oct 1889, Hardin County.
    3. Benjamin Franklin Lee born in Hardin County, Tn., 8 May, 1881; died 15 December 1962 in Florence, Lauderdale Co., AL.
    4. Robert Lee born in Hardin County, Tn. on 18 March 1884; died 3 January 1897 in Hardin County, Tn.
  2. Elizabeth Johnson born about 1856 in Lewis County, Tn.  Married Unknown Jay.

    Elizabeth Johnson Jay

  3. James Wesley Johnson born 8 March 1859 in Lewis Co., Tn.; died 17 June 1934 in Hardin County, Tn.  Buried in Piney Grove, Hardin Co., Tn.  Married Elizabeth Jane Qualls (5 July 1855 - 14 March 1894) in Hardin Co., Tn. on 1 February 1882.

    John Wesley Johnson

    Child of James Wesley Johnson and Elizabeth Jane Qualls:

    1. James Wesley Johnson born August, 1885 in Savannah, Hardin Co., Tn.; Died 11 December 1909.  Buried in the Neill Cemetery in Hardin Co., Tn.
  4. M. J. Johnson born about 1862
  5. Leonidas Edward Johnson born about 1863; died 1895 in Hardin Co., Tn.  Buried in Holland Creek, Hardin Co., Tn.
    Leonidas Edward Johnson

  6. George Mitchell Johnson born 18 April 1865 in Streator, La Salle, Illinois; died 9 October 1951 in Memphis, Shelby, Tn.  Buried in Oak Hill Cem, Yalobusha, Water Valley, Mississippi. George Mitchell Johnson married Mattie Haynes in 1885, Savannah, Hardin Co., Tn.  Mattie was born in 1871 in Olive Hill, Hardin Co., Tennessee; died 1889 in Olive Hill, Hardin Co., Tennessee.  He married Martha Elizabeth Qualls on 27 Jul 1890 in Savannah, Hardin Co., Tn.  His third wife was Anna Thompson whom he married on 3 August 1907 in Clarendon, Monroe Co., Arkansas.  They had no children.  Callie Lue Leona Putman was his fourth wife.  They married on 14 November 1909 in Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Arkansas.  She was born on 11 August 1892 in French Camp, Choctaw, Mississippi , died 12 May 1973 in Holly Springs, Marshall, Mississippi, buried Oak Hill Cem., Yalobusha, Water Valley, Mississippi.

    George Mitchell Johnson

    George Mitchell Johnson

    George Mitchell Johnson, son of John Wesley Johnson and Mary A. F. Leigh.  The photo on the left was taken at the time of his first marriage in 1885; the photo on the right was taken at the time of his last marriage to Callie Putman.

    Child of George Mitchell Johnson and Mattie Haynes:

    1. George Sidney Johnson born 24 Sep 1889 in Olive Hill, Hardin, Tn., died 5 Oct 1962 in Tupelo, Lee, Miss. Married Rose Mae Bonnie about 1910 in Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky.

    Children of George Mitchell Johnson and Martha Elizabeth Qualls:

    1. Addie Mary Johnson born 22 Aug 1891 in Olive Hill, Hardin Co., Tn.; died 13 Dec 1974 in Little Rock, Pulaski, Ark. Married Thomas Homer Cook on 16 Jun 1907 in Clarendon, Monroe, Arkansas.
    2. Comadore Tom Johnson, born 1 Sep 1893 in Olive Hill, Hardin Co., Tennessee; died 2 Oct 1944 in Little Rock, Pulaski, Ark. Married Della Mae Hall 14 Jul 1917 in Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky.
    3. Fate Lawrence Johnson, born 10 Jul 1895 in Olive Hill, Hardin Co., Tennessee; died 26 Feb 1958 in Water Valley, Yalobusha, Mississippi. Married Gertie Mae Shepherd 14 Jan 1914 in Water Valley, Yalobusha, Mississippi.
    4. Lulu Johnson, born 28 Aug 1898 in Olive Hill, Hardin, Tennessee; died 30 May 1967 in Little Rock, Palaski, Arkansas. Married Willis Paul White in 1918 in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee.
    5. Faggan Johnson, born 6 May 1900 in Olive Hill, Hardin Co., Tennessee; died 6 Nov 1900 in Olive Hill, Hardin, Tennessee
    6. George Mitchell Johnson, Jr., born b: 22 Oct 1905 in Savannah, Hardin, Tennessee; died 17 Dec 1975 in Water Valley, Yalobusha, Mississippi, buried at Pilgrim's Rest, Yalobusha, Mississippi, Married Beulah Mae Thompson abt. 1937 in Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska.

    Children of George Mitchell Johnson and Callie Lue Putman:

    1. William Wesley Johnson born 1 Nov 1910 in Sherrell, Jefferson, Arkansas, died 12 Nov 1994 in Henry Co., Paris, Tennessee.  Buried in Oak Hill Cem, Water Valley, Mississippi. Married Velma Lee Holley on 4 Oct 1932 in Clarksdale, Coahoma, Mississippi.
    2. Frank Johnson born 24 Apr 1913 in Paducah, McCracken, Ky, died in 1914.
    3. Woodrow Wilson Johnson born 24 Apr 1915 in Palistine, St Frances, Arkansas; died 26 Dec 1945 in V A Hosp, Memphis, Tennessee.  Buried Oak Hill Cem, Water Valley, Mississippi.  Married Carline Foster about 1936 in Mississippi.
    4. Claude Johnson born 26 Dec 1918 in Water Valley, Yalobusha, Mississippi; died 30 Oct 1992, Memphis, Tennessee.  Buried in Oak Hill Cem, Water Valley, Mississippi.  Married Patsy Louise White about 1943 in Mississippi.
    5. Ola Mae Johnson born 24 May 1921 in Scooba, Yalobusha, Mississippi; died 1 Jul 1993 in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee.  Burial Forest Lawn, Shelby Co., Tn.  Married John David Ellis about 1937 in Water Valley, Yalobusha, Mississippi.
    6. Rozella Johnson born 24 Feb 1924 in Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas; died 1982 in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois.  Buried at Roberson Mills, Yalobusha, Mississippi.  Married Bill Simmons about 1940 in Mississippi.
    7. Margaret Junitia Johnson born in Pulaski, Arkansas.  Married James Starks about 1944 in Mississippi.
    8. Fred Richard Johnson born in Pulaski, Arkansas.
    9. Annie Marie Johnson born 6 Dec 1932 in Libourn, New Madrid Co., Missouri; died 1934 in Mississippi.
    10. Harry Johnson born about 1936 in Mississippi; died about 1936 in Mississippi.

  7. Milissa Jeanette Johnson born 1867 in ,Hardin Co., Tennessee; died 30 Apr 1889 in ,Hardin Co., Tennessee.  Buried at Hollands Creek in Hardin Co.  Married I. T. Austin on 20 Jan 1885 in Savannah, Hardin Co., Tennessee.

    Milissa Jeanette Johnson

    Child of Milissa Jeanette Johnson and I. T. Austin:

    1. Eddie Mildred Austin, born 21 Apr 1889 in Savannah, Hardin Co., Tennessee; Married William Henry Qualls in 1900 in Savannah, Hardin Co., Tennessee.
  8. R. C. Johnson born 1868 in Maury Co., Tennessee

Fred Richard Johnson

Fred Richard Johnson, son of George Mitchell Johnson and Callie Lue Leona Putman.


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