|Birth: ||May 29, 1818|
|Death: ||Jun. 26, 1876|
John Johnson was born in Old Franklin, Howard Co., Missouri, the first of at least eight children born to Dabney and Elizabeth (Burnett) Johnson, who were farmers.
He was ordained in 1850 as a Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church South and served as a circuit-riding preacher for 26 years. He was also a farmer, and the father of 14 children.
John A. Johnson first married Susan/Susannah Nash on 21 August 1839 in Jackson County, Missouri and they had nine children (see her memorial page). After she died in 1862 he married the widowed Mrs. Sarah Ann (Haskell) Bowman on 3 September 1863 in Platte Co., Missouri. She had two daughters (Margaret E. and Mary Jane Bowman). Sarah Ann and John Johnson had five more children together, all born at his farm near Waldron:
Walter Raleigh (1864-1955)
Martha Ann "Belle" (1866/7-1882/3)
Joseph Alonzo (1871-1934)
Ulysses Grant "Grant" (1875-1937)
John Johnson died near Waldron, Platte Co., Missouri; he was 58 years old. He was originally buried in the family cemetery on his homestead, about 15 miles north of Kansas City, Missouri. In 1963 this burial plot, in a fenced area on a hillside, was located by descendants. Since the gravesites there at that time were being threatened by subdivision development, the oldest Johnson kin decided to move the remains and the tombstones of Rev. John Johnson, his wife Susannah, and their children, Mary Hymer and Amos Johnson, to Monticello Cemetery in Johnson County, where another son (John Hardin Johnson) and several grandchildren are buried. The transfer was completed in 1968-1969. The new monument, incorporating the four tombstones, was designed by Lee T. Johnson. Raymond M. Johnson fabricated the forms and oversaw the project. Donald Dougan did the concrete work, and Stanley Johnson and W.B. Johnson assisted in the transfer and construction of the monument. Legal paperwork for the transfer of the graves was handled by the Amos Funeral Home of Shawnee, Kansas. Johnson family descendants gathered here 11 July 1970 for a reunion and a memorial service.
For more information see:
The Johnsons and Their Connections
Author: June Baldwin Bork (Apple Valley, California: 1993).
Johnson family index and address list: this volume contains the names and addresses known to the compiler, at this time, of the descendants born between 1818 and 1970 of Dabney and Elizabeth Johnson and their first son and wife, John and Susannah Johnson.
First Dabney Johnson Family Reunion, July 11, 1970 booklet.
Author: Lee Thomas Johnson (Munster, Indiana: 1970).
Dabney Johnson (____ - 1835)
Elizabeth Burnett Nash (____ - 1860)
Susan A. Nash Johnson (____ - 1862)
Sarah Ann Haskell Johnson (1841 - 1920)
Amos Knox Johnson (1843 - 1865)*
Mary Elizabeth Johnson Hymer (1849 - 1867)*
Thomas McBride Johnson (1849 - 1914)*
John Hardin Johnson (1856 - 1933)*
Willis Dickey Johnson (1858 - 1918)*
Walter Raleigh Johnson (1864 - 1955)*
Ulysses Grant Johnson (1875 - 1937)*
of the M.E. church
membership 26 Ys.
May 29, 1818,
June 26, 1876
And all things, whatsoever ye
shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
[New monument, on top:]
In recognition of the heritage left to us, these stones and remains were relocated here in 1968, from the old Johnson farm, Patent 7221; near Waldron, Mo.
[Other three sides of monument incorporate original tombstones of Susannah Johnson, Mary Johnson Hymer, and Amos Johnson.]
Monticello United Methodist Church Union Cemetery
Plot: Section EC, Row 13
Maintained by: Memories of You
Originally Created by: Linda Dorei Jones
Record added: May 23, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70289719