|Death: ||Jan. 12, 1892|
Robert Grief Johnson was born about 1825 in Fayette County, Alabama. He was a brother to Moses L. Johnson, who also served in the 1st Alabama Cavalry, USV. They were the sons of Price M. Johnson, born September 9, 1797, in Laurens County, South Carolina, died August 8, 1879 in Fayette County, Alabama, and his wife, Nancy Keziah Aldridge, born 1797 in Laurens County, South Carolina and died April 11, 1895, in Fayette County, Alabama. Other children of Price and Nancy Johnson were: Margaret M., born December 30, 1823, died October 13, 1891; Isaac B., born about 1827, died 1907; Elizabeth Jane, born 1829; Susan A., born March 12, 1833, died March 24, 1913; Pleasant C., born 1835, died 1925; William Price, born October 9, 1836, died September 28, 1917; James Wallace, born February 14, 1839, died July 25, 1907; Kezziah M., born September 9, 1842, died September 15, 1884; and Melinda T. Johnson, born 1843.
Reuben married Permelia Carolyn Bolton on June 20, 1863, in Spencer, Fayette County, Alabama. Permelia was born May 22, 1843, in Lions County, Mississippi. After the death of her husband, Reuben Johnson, Permelia, married Isiah Standifer on December 20, 1895, in Walker County, Alabama and they moved to Farmersville, Collin County, Texas. [Isiah signed his name "Azaah" to the marriage record.]
On November 7, 1888, Reuben G. Johnson filed a Declaration for Original Invalid Pension from Spencer, Fayette County, Alabama, stating he was 64 years old and that he had chronic rheumatism from severe exposure in Rome, Georgia which incurred on or about July 15, 1864. He stated he was 5’ 8” tall, had dark complexion, dark hair, and black eyes.
He enlisted in Company L of the 1st Alabama Cavalry, USV on September 25, 1863 as a Private in Fayette County, Alabama at age 38 for one year. He was mustered in the same day in Glendale, Mississippi, and discharged September 28, 1864 in Rome, Georgia by expiration of term of service and was paid in full by Major Holt in Nashville, Tennessee. He was owed $63.66 for Clothing Allowance. He was promoted to Corporal December 29, 1863. From December 31, 1863 to April 3, 1864, Reuben was shown as being absent in Alabama recruiting since April 15, 1864 by order of Colonel Spencer. There was a requisition of Reuben G. Johnson, Company L, 1st Alabama Cavalry from Cairo, Illinois to Pulaski, Illinois. Transportation was not furnished.
On March 7, 1892, J.W. Linn, M.D. stated the following: “In regard to the death of Reuben G. Johnson late of Co. L, 1st Regiment Alabama Cavalry, I attended Reuben G. Johnson in his last sickness and know that he died January 12, 1892 near Spencer, P.O. Fayette County, Alabama in the house of D.J. Sandlin, and know that his widow, Permelia C. Johnson has not remarried.
On March 7, 1892, Jere or Jese F. Files stated He married Reuben G. Johnson to Permelia Caroline Bolton at the house of the bride’s father in Fayette County, Alabama in June 1863.
John W. Tupper and William G. Johnson also signed an affidavit on the same day. Tupper stated he was 70 years of age and Johnson stated he was 40 years of age, both residing in Kansas, Walker County, Alabama. They stated in regard to the death of the first wife of Reuben G. Johnson, John W. Tupper said he knew the first Mrs. Reuben G. Johnson and knew that she died and that she died before the said Reuben G. Johnson was married to Permelia C. Johnson, nee Bolton, the claimant in this case and he knew that claimant had not remarried. William G. Johnson stated he fully enclosed of his own personal knowledge the foregoing statement of John W. Tupper as to the particulars being absolutely correct in the death of the first Mrs. Reuben G. Johnson and the fact that the claimant and widow of Reuben G. Johnson died and had not remarried.
Noah Paris, aged 65, of Fayette County, Alabama signed a Proof of Disability Form for Reuben G. Johnson on December 8, 1888, stating he was in the same regiment as Reuben and remembered claimant answering to sick call while in the line of duty in Rome, Georgia and that he was a sound able bodied man till he contracted disability in Rome, Georgia. He stated he had lived within two miles of Johnson since the war.
Reuben G. Johnson died January 12, 1892, and is buried in the Johnson Family Cemetery in Fayette County, Alabama. (Pension records ordered and transcribed by Glenda McWhirter Todd)
Price M. Johnson (1797 - 1874)
Zilpha Catherine Roby Johnson (1826 - 1863)
Henry M. Johnson (1866 - 1873)*
Reubin Grief Johnson (1825 - 1892)
William Price Johnson (1836 - 1917)*
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Record added: May 12, 2011
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