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Treva Hood (#48168693)
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Dennis Little
RE: Johnsons in Johnson Cem.
Hello Treva,

First, thank you so much for cleaning the cemeteries! I live in Decatur and try to maintain three family cemeteries here and it is really beyond me so I know that is a lot of work.

Jacob Strauder Johns(t)on and Lucinda Riddle Johns(t)on were my ggg grandparents. Their son-in-law, Samuel Franklin Henderson, was my gg grandfather. I did not know where their graves were located until I made contact with one of their descendants, Jeannie Williams, who lives in Walker County, if I remember right. Jeannie is also a third great granddaughter of Straud and Cinda Johnson. It was Jeannie who first told me where the Johnsons are buried. Jeannie is descended from their daughter Easter Ann Johnson who married Steve Garrison. Their son James was raised by Straud (and went by Johnson) after Easter Ann and Cinda's deaths. Straud, by the way, married again, after Cinda's death. He married Aunt Jennie Bates, known today as Aunt Jennie Johnson or Johnston as some call her (Johnston is on her marker). Straud's marriage to Aunt Jennie cause a rift between him and his children, who disapproved of the marriage. Most of them moved to Lexington, Henderson County, TN where they had relatives. For most of the Henderson County Johnson descendants, it was no surprise to them when I told them where the Johnsons were buried. They had always known it. Straud's home was at Kinlock Falls and I have an old newspaper article from the Moulton Advertiser detailing a visit to Kinlock Falls and the cemeteries by the Henderson County Johnson descendants. In short, if asked to prove the burials, I cannot. However, I am satisfied that two branches of the family who did not know each other believed the same thing. Lastly, my dad was Straud and Cinda's gg grandson. He was raised in Missouri and met my mother, who was from Decatur, in college in Nashville. They married and moved here and raised us. Only in their later lives did they learn the Johnsons lived in Winston County. My dad had always believed that it was just his Hendersons who were from Alabama and that they were from Mount Hope, which is true. I have a lot of census records, tax records, and land patents for the Johnson and Henderson, but nothing that absolutely proves the burials. I would like to place a marker there one day in memory to my relatives. Do you think anyone would opposed this?

Thanks for contacting me and I apologize for the lengthy explanation.

Regards,
Dennis Little

Added by Dennis Little on May 22, 2015 1:43 PM

Ellece
Nancy Jane Burns
Hi Cousin Treva -
I would be happy to transfer your Grandmother's memorial to you. Our relationship is a little distant but she was a 3rd cousin to me. Nancy Jane was d/o Jesse Burton Burns, s/o Charles Burns, s/o Alexander Abner Burns II, s/o Alexander Abner Burns who was my 3rd great-grandfather. I am descended thru Jonathan Burns I and Jonathan Burns II.
Please feel free to contact me at ellece.varnes@gmail.com if you would like to explore. I actually have you in my tree on Ancestry - as 'Trevia Dianne' but without a birthdate - as daughter of James Cecil Watts.
I have company right now, in town for a Burns Reunion on Saturday in Cullman, so may not respond immediately.
Good to hear from another cousin.
Ellece

Added by Ellece on Jul 03, 2013 1:25 PM

 
 

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