Henry cell

Birth

Henry was born enslaved in Alabama in 1844. He was the son of John Johnson and Carolina.

Year 1856

Henry was distributed upon the death of his slave owner in 1856 to Sarah V.C. R(h)ea born in 1848. She is the granddaughter of John Caldwell Johns(t)on. Her mother Louisa Johnson Rhea (1834-1855) was deceased. Since Sarah was a minor she and her slaves were under guardianship of Mary M. A. Johnson's husband Samuel T. Carpenter in Greene County, Alabama. Then after his Civil War death in 1862 his brother James became their guardian. Sarah later married Thomas Bibb and took Carpenter's to Alabama Supreme Court for dispute of inheritance money.

Wives and Children

Generation One of Henry Johnson:

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Spouse: Abby
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Birth: Aug 1845

Children
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1 F: Joanna Johnson
Birth: 1870
Death: 1890-1900
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2 F: Liza Jane Johnson
Birth: 1871
Spouse: Hampton
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3 M: John Henry Johnson
Birth: 18 Feb 1873
Death: 28 Jan 1945
Spouse: Ola Welch
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4 F: Augusta Johnson
Birth: Jun 1875
Spouse: Jim Hathorn
Spouse: Charley Cooper
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5 F: Florence Johnson
Birth: 10 Jul 1877
Death: 24 Sep 1976
Spouse: Manson Clark Peden
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6 M: Josephus C. Johnson
Birth: March 1879
Death: 1915
Spouse: Minnie
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7 M: Charley Johnson
Birth: Oct 1881
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8 F : Halley Johnson
Birth: Apr 1884
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9 M: Tressie V. Johnson
Birth: 23 Jul 1886
Death: Dec 1972
Spouse: Maggie Tillmon

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Spouse: Phyllis
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Children
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10 M: Alvin Johnson
Birth: 1912

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Spouse: Adaline
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Children
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11 M: Oliver (Stepchild) Johnson
Birth: 1902

Year 1906

Henry proclaimed in a 1906 court appearance that he continued to search for his brother Rufus that was carried away to Texas in the 1856 slave distribution. He reaffirmed oral history that his father never forgot Rufus.

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Death

Henry Johnson died in 1925 in Kemper County, Mississippi. His Will was probated in 1925. I received a copy from June Craig Aust, Chancery Clerk of Kemper County 2003. Listed is a download copy from Ancestry.com.

Henry Johnson 1925 Will