William 1850-1914 copy

Birth

Will Johnson was born in Pickens County, Alabama June of 1850. According to his death certificate his mother was Joeanna and father John Johnson.

William Johnson headshot born 1850

Wives and Children

Spouse: Adelia “Deally” Pearson
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Birth: 1856
Death: abt 1891

Children
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1 M: Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Johnson
Birth: July 18, 1873
Death: November 19, 1964 UNV
Spouse: Addie Lee Hampton (1874- May 24, 1969)
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2 M: William Johnson
Birth: 1874
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3 M: Eugene Alfred
Birth: February 2, 1876
Death: AFT 1940
Spouse: Cora Lampley. (Born January 1884 and divorced in 1937) Cora is the step daughter of Priscilla Johnson Nicholson Lampley.
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4 M: Fred Duglass Johnson
Birth: 18 Sep 1879
Death: 24 Sep 1982
Spouse: Nannie Hathorn. Nannie's first husband was Fred's cousin Joseph "Cephus" Johnson , son of Henry Johnson.
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5 F: Georgia Johnson
Birth: 14 Aug 1882
Death: 14 Aug 1954
Spouse: Jim Thomas born 1879
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6 M: Bob Johnson
Birth: 1883
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7 F: Nannie Johnson
Birth: Aug 1880

Children UNV:

1M: William (1902-1956)
2M: Stennis UNV
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8 F: Beatrice “Bebbie” Johnson
Birth: 8 May 1886
Death: 7 Jan 1976
Spouse: Milton Coleman
Spouse: Elize Hollins
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9 F: Clara Johnson
Birth: Aug 1890

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A theory that Thomas Greer is a child of Will Johnson adopted out to the Greer family.
However, this oral history does not prove out with the level of DNA centimorgans. Additional theories are being explored about the DNA connection.

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Spouse: Ellen Walker:
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Children
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10 F: Hattie Johnson
Birth: Feb 1898
Spouse: Anthony Robinson/Roberts
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11 M: DeLeon "Len" Johnson
Birth: Sep 1896
Death: 1930-40
Spouse: Callie Cullum
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12 F: Callie Johnson
Birth: Jan 1899
Death: May 17, 1920
Spouse: Frank Donald
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13 F: Bernice Johnson
Birth: 16 Feb 1902
Death: 1 Feb 2003
Spouse: Lonzie Coolidge
Spouse: Charlie Coleman

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14 M: Henry Johnson
Birth: 1904
Spouse: Willie Bell
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15M: Lieutenant Johnson
Birth: March 7, 1909 (1911-1913)
Death: July 11, 1976
Spouse: Ivory Needham (name per family is first hand verified). The Needles surname is incorrect in Soc. Security.
Spouse: Jewel Lee Johnson/1st cousin 1x removed through the Johnson side and a relation to Jack's 4th wife's Brown line.
Lieutenant's dates vary on his birth. It is figured he is listed as Hadley in the 1910 census and is the 15th child of William.

A 16th child named Johnson born 1911 is a possible child but he only appears in the enumeration of children in Kemper County.

Death

Will Johnson died February 3rd, 1914

Procured by Robert Wheaton
Procured by Robert Wheaton

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