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Amos Knox Johnson
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Birth: 1843
Platte County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jan. 18, 1865
Platte County
Missouri, USA

Sometimes called Arthur. Died about age 22, from the effects of the Civil War. Circa 1863 he was in the Enrolled Missouri Militia; circa 1865 he was a private in Co. K, commanded by Capt. James A. Price, of the 18th Regiment Missouri Infantry Volunteers under Madison Miller.

He married Luellen Kerns/Kerens 1 February 1863 in Farley, Missouri and they had one son, William Henry ("Willie") Johnson, who died as an infant.

One family story claims "he died as a result of wounds he suffered" in the Civil War; "he had been sent home from the front to recuperate but died while at home" and was subsequently listed as AWOL for many years until a nephew finally provided proof to the Veterans Administration that Amos had died at home on leave and had never been able to report back to his unit. Another family story says he "came home on sick leave from Rome, Georgia and died of exposure, resulting in tuberculosis" at Farley, Platte Co., Kansas (where his wife and/or her family were living?).

Amos was originally buried beside his mother in the Johnson family cemetery on the homestead near Waldron, about 15 miles north of Kansas City, Missouri. Family remains and gravemarkers, including his, were moved in 1968-69 and incorporated in one monument in the Monticello/Union Cemetery by Johnson family descendants. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Arthur Johnson (1818 - 1876)
  Susan A. Nash Johnson (____ - 1862)
 
 Siblings:
  Amos Knox Johnson (1843 - 1865)
  Thomas McBride Johnson (1849 - 1914)*
  Mary Elizabeth Johnson Hymer (1849 - 1867)*
  John Hardin Johnson (1856 - 1933)*
  Cordelia Johnson Bull (1858 - 1905)*
  Willis Dickey Johnson (1858 - 1918)*
  Walter Raleigh Johnson (1864 - 1955)**
  Ulysses Grant Johnson (1875 - 1937)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
To God
Be the
Glory
A J
Amos
Johnson
Born 1843
Died 1865
 
Burial:
Monticello United Methodist Church Union Cemetery
Shawnee
Johnson County
Kansas, USA
 
Maintained by: Memories of You
Originally Created by: Linda Dorei Jones
Record added: May 23, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70288428
Amos Knox Johnson
Added by: Linda Dorei Jones
 
Amos Knox Johnson
Added by: Linda Dorei Jones
 
Amos Knox Johnson
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- Linda Dorei Jones
 Added: Nov. 30, 2011
 
 
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