June-July 2019

Reunion planning time!  All excited for the Johnson Family Reunion in Cleveland, Ohio (August 2nd - 3rd). Send your contact information from this website if you haven't received an invite! We welcome all extended family!


Shared by Katie Smith, a must view website :      www.slavevoyages.org

May 2019

-Family member requested information on Wiley Rowe's 1932 murder. He was married to Brooke Perryman. Brooke was daughter to Walter C. Perryman who was married to Mary Turner (Johnson from the first set). Article in newspaper with incorrect spellings seem to indicate that the murder was committed at his father-in-law's home by a neighbor. Article posted under new page: Misc. accessible from top menu.

-In memory of Callie M. Johnson (daughter of Annie Turner and Howard Hollingsworth) wife of W.G. Johnson (son of William Johnson and Merecy Rush -Davenport).

February 25th, 1931-April 28th, 2019

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April 2019:

Added some archived material on Alexander's. Go to Hettie's page for review.

March 2019:

Reunion registrations for August 2-3, 2019 are rolling in ! Please contact us if you didn't receive an invite. Some email contacts need updating ! Family, share the invite . Thank you !

  • The hotel discount codes for those who have requested to stay at our Reunion venue have went out via email. If anyone wants to add a stay at that location please contact us via email or the form on our home page.

February 2019:

-Veronica shared a photo of Mabel Johnson Wilder's children. It is on Francis Marion Johnson's page.

-Please feel free to share your family photos via our email or cell phone! A contact page is on this site if you need contact information.

-Registration to the Reunion has been sent out via email. Please advise if you didn't receive an invite We will gladly share by email or snail mail. Some email addresses didn't go through and need updated.

Hotel code for the Reunion room discount will available mid March . Please add your name to the list if you want a code. Number of discounted rooms will be limited. Send your name to be added to the list to Elaine or Katie.

The Johnson Reunion will take place in Cleveland, Ohio August 2-3, 2019.
We will be sending out registration forms by 2-10. An exciting event is planned! It will be a wonderful time to connect with extended family. We expect about 150-200 people from all over the USA.

Nan shared photos of Gully-Cotton family. See Caroline Gully page.

January 2019:

In sorrow we share the death of Kelvin C. Coleman who passed away Sunday, January 12th, 2019.
Obituary for Mr. Kelvin C. Coleman- Flint, Michigan
COLEMAN, Mr. Kelvin C. - Age 63, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2019 at his residence. Family hour 10:00 AM Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Bethel United Methodist Church, 1309 N. Ballenger Hwy., with funeral service commencing at 11:00 AM Pastor Dr. Joy Moore officiating. Interment Sunset Hills Cemetery, G-4413 Flushing Rd. Friends and pallbearers will assemble at the church 10:00 AM Saturday. Mr. Coleman will lie in state in the Chapel of Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home, 906 W. Flint Park Blvd., and may be viewed from 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM Friday.

Kelvin C. Coleman
Kelvin C. Coleman

December 2018:

In Memory of Gurtherine Riddle Fitzgerald who died December 2018 at the age of 106 years old. Gurtherine was the daughter of Ruth Johnson and Ike Riddle.

Gurtherine Riddle Fitzgerald in 2012
Gurtherine Riddle Fitzgerald in 2012

November 2018:

Thank you to Elisha "Nan" for his photos of family including Lish Gully's son Claude at his 101st birthday. They are posted on Caroline Gully's photo gallery.

October 2018:

Added 90th Birthday photo of Gloria H. to her line's photo gallery under Johnnie Johnson. Jack-Hettie/John-Daisy/Van-Ethel/Gloria

September 2018:

Happy 90th Birthday to Gloria and Happy 106th Birthday to Gutherine this month!

See Hettie Brown page. Additional confirmation with DNA matches that Hettie Brown and Bettie Alexander are related.

Added Murdic Coleman's autobiography book covers to the Turner photo page. His book is available from Amazon.

Updated George Johnson page

Added photos

In Memory of Laymon Johnson, Jr

Born September 1, 1948 and died of a heart attack July 15, 2018.
Laymon graduated from the University of Dayton in Ohio in Chemical Technology. He proudly served in the United States Navy as a Lieutenant Commander. Laymon worked in the aerospace field and contributed to the Los Angeles community. In recent years he devoted his time to caring for his wife Charlene who had a stroke. -Jack-Hettie/Jim-Georgia/Laymon, Sr-Bertha/Laymon, Jr.

Laymon Johnson, Jr
Laymon Johnson, Jr.

August 2018:

In Sympathy to the Families:

Lafayette Perryman, (b 2-27-1921 - d 8-5-2018) Jack Johnson/Hettie Brown---William E. Perryman/Carline Johnson---Lafayette

Hettie "Hedy" (Johnson) Williams, (b 1939 - d 2018) Jack Johnson/Hettie Brown---Everette Johnson/Cora Triplett---Hedy

Ron Poole, (b 5-2-1933 - d 6-26-2018) Husband of Alice (J.) P.

William "Billy" Perryman, (b 8-5-1930 - d 5-28-2018 ) Johnson/Hettie Brown---William E. Perryman/Carline Johnson---Walter "Patie" Perryman/Anne Romanoski---Billy

Andrew "Andy" Perryman, (b 6-24-1954 - d 3-11-18) Johnson/Hettie Brown---William E. Perryman/Carline Johnson---Walter "Patie" Perryman/Anne Romanoski---Richard Perryman/Wanda (living)---Andy

Elizabeth J. (Lamson) Perryman, (b 6-26-1932 - d 2-21-18) Wife of Walter J. P.

May 2018:

The Jim Johnson, Wilson, & Horne families have extended an invitation to their July 6th Friday fish fry at Horne Lake and get together at Bridges Venue in Philadelphia, MS for on Saturday July 7th, 2018. Cost is $35. Come and meet family ! It is asked that payment be made by May 31st, 2018. Contact us at this site and we will email you their information.

November & December 2017 and January, February and March 2018 :

Added Misc. Photos

October 2017 :

------- Frederick added a story to Carline Johnson.

------ Photos added to to several galleries

-------Shared by Jane W. (Jane (Johnson) Turner descendant) with link below
African American Life Philadelphia C-Span.org July 2017

Judith Giesberg, a professor from Villa Nova, talks about transportation segregation, diaries revealing everyday life and ads looking for lost family members due to slavery. The ads are particularly relevant since John Turner's grandfather, John Jack Johnson, looked for all of his missing children after slavery. He found them all except for Rufus. She talks about the role of the church in disseminating the information.

--------Jane (Johnson) Turner page: Toni S. has graciously volunteered to handle the Jane Johnson page. She will gather information and photos from her branch and send to us for input. Thank you Toni!---Elaine & Robert