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Sarah Johnson (#47287914)
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Bio Photo My name is Sarah Joyce Gibbs Johnson. I am a native of Alabama and a graduate of the University of Alabama. My parents, William Albert Gibbs and Lemma Lee Otwell Gibbs, are now deceased. I have been actively researching my ancestral families for the past fourteen years. My mother was our family genealogist for almost 50 years and she was instrumental in developing my interest in continuing the search for our ancestors.

Paternal Lineage: Bacon, Barry, Barton, Brewer, Brook/Brookes, Calhoun, Clement/Clements, Collier, Cosper, Cullum/Cullen, Earnest, Gibbs, Glass, Hatton, Hyde, Jackson, Kimball, Kincheloe, Kite/Kight, Knapp, Lippincott, Little, McPherson, Nuthall, Phillips, Pottinger, Roberts, Sims/Simms, Small, Smith, Sprigg, Vines, Wade, White, Wickliffe/Wycliffe, and Williams.

Maternal Lineage: Abney/De Albini, Albrecht/Albright, Ashley, Bentley, Berger, Billings, Bird/Byrd, Bobo, Brickhmann, Britt, Bull, Canning, Collier, Collins, Cottrell/Cotrall, Crumpton, Davidson, Dobbs, Ebourne, Elliott, Emory, Farlee/Farley, Garrett, Gaylord, Hawkins, Higginbotham, Hold/Holt, Hollowell, Hungerford, Jordan, Joy, Keller, Kendrick, Kenner, Kilgore/Killgore, Layton, Lewis, Lucas, Mann, Maroney/Meroney, Morgan, Moseley, Myrick, Neydeckh, Otwell, Pollard, Pounds/Pound, Prichard/Pritchard, Puleston, Reid, Rothchild, Scates, Scheible, Smith, Sorrell, Spencer, Spraggins, Thompson, Tippen/Tipping, Treat, Warner, Weems, Willet, Williams, Willoughby, Wise, Wofford, and Wood.

My husband, William Alvin Johnson, passed away on December 27, 2012. Bill was also very interested in genealogy. Most of his ancestors lived in Bucks Co., PA and Gloucester Co., NJ, with his earliest known ancestors arriving from Germany in the early 1700s.

Husband's Lineage: Dunk, French, Gibison,
Graeff, Johnson, Long, McIlvaine, Miller, Rufe, Scholl, Starr, Somers, Sumstone/Zumstein, Walters/Wolterink, and Worman.

I am a member of the DAR, based on the military service of my 4th Great Grandfather, George Earnest of Virginia. My sister was a past Regent of the Palm Beach Chapter of the DAR. I am hoping to work on several supplementals on other ancestors as time allows. Our earliest ancestors came to the Colonies of Maryland and Virginia from England in the 1600s, including David Wickliffe, Zachariah (Zachary) Wade, and Thomas Sprigg of Maryland; and Thomas Ottowell of Jamestown, Virginia. In the 1700s, other ancestors, Michael Hold (1717), Georg Sheible (1717), Johannes Albrecht (1732), and Henrick Gasper (1768), along with their families, arrived from Germany; and Gabriel Baubau (1700) from France.

Thank you to all my Find A Grave friends for leaving tokens on the memorials of my loved ones. I appreciate your thoughtfulness so very much. I am currently offline due to health issues. I hope to be back soon!

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JT Swisher
RE: Just a note
I will keep these names on file in the event that I run across some of your family in the future. Do you know any of the cemeteries where they are buried? Were they Mennonite or Quaker? Jean
Added by JT Swisher on Sep 30, 2016 9:36 AM
J. Michael Green
Elizabeth Crook
In the 1870 census she was married to Emery Crook and they had two children and four other Sims in the house hold.Would this Elizabeth be Julia Sims mother from the 1860 census with Lewis Sims? The Atlanta Paper saying that E.B.Ward was arrested at his brother in law's "James Buchanan" points me to William A Sims.Do you know this Elizabeth's maiden name too? Thanks Sarah!
Added by J. Michael Green on Sep 29, 2016 5:08 PM
J. Michael Green
Julia A Sims Ward
Sarah:Having trouble finding records of Julia A Sims father and mother in Ancestry.She was listed in the 1870 Saxons Randolph,Alabama at the house of Emery A Crook and Elizabeth Crook,along with D.W Sims,Mary A Sims and Martin Sims.Have found a 1860 census with a Lewis Simms, E C Simms,S E Simms,S W Simms,Mary A Simms and Julia A Simms,which I thought was her parents.Was reading about the trial of E B Ward in 1900 Atlanta paper and said that he was arrested at his brother in laws house( James Buchanan )married to Euphrasia Sims.This would be the daughter of William A Sims and Sarah.Do you know who Julia A. Sims Ward's parents? Would appreciate any help. Thanks Sarah! Michael Green grandson of Julia A Sims Ward
Added by J. Michael Green on Sep 29, 2016 8:12 AM
JT Swisher
RE: Just a note
What was the name of the people that landed in Philadelphia in 1732?
Added by JT Swisher on Sep 28, 2016 8:15 PM
JT Swisher
RE: Just a note
Sarah - how do I get to your site? I am interested in your ancestors that came into Pa in 1732.
Is your site on Ancestry? Jean
Added by JT Swisher on Sep 28, 2016 6:22 PM
JT Swisher
RE: Just a note
Where is your site and which grandparents?
Added by JT Swisher on Sep 28, 2016 7:07 AM
JT Swisher
RE: From Sarah
Sarah - I can't believe this. My husband's Schweitzer family arrive at the Port of Philadelphia from Switzerland also in 1732. Rotterdam was the port that everyone used. Berks Co was formed from parts of Lancaster and Chester county about 1752. Your ancestors and mine lived in the same area. I would love to swap some names if you are interested. I live about 30 miles from where they settled. Jean
Added by JT Swisher on Sep 28, 2016 7:05 AM
Ashley Register
Death date?
In regards to Elizabeth Kimball Cullum's memorial (76734898), are you sure that's the correct death date? I don't have any proof otherwise, but her daughter's birthdate is listed as 1700. Clearly something is off. Any ideas?
Added by Ashley Register on Sep 25, 2016 12:27 AM
JT Swisher
RE: Just a note
Hi Sarah.....Oddly, I went to school with an Albrecht here in West Chester. The family had a nursery or farm store outside of town. Or maybe it was a florist. This would be in the 1950's. I am betting that there are Albrecht cousins of yours still here.

Like you I married a guy with a history in Pa arriving in 1732 - Swisher/Schweitzer from Switzerland. Both of my parent were from the Waycross, Georgia area - both of their families arrived in either NC or SC in the mid-1700's. My dad and his two brothers came north from Waycross in the mid-1920's to work for Goodyear in Akron, Ohio. I was born in Michigan in 1941 when Goodyear sent my dad there because the company was manufacturing aircraft tires for the war. Because of the genteel ways of my parents I have always felt like a fish out of water living in the north.

I agree, wouldn't having afternoon tea together be delightful. My dad's family was Timmerman/Zimmerman m. Touchton. My mother's family was Cain m. Tison. They all moved down to Georgia from the Carolina's for the land lottery in the early 1800's. Who knows you may find one of my ancestors lurking in one of your branches. Let me know the names of your grandparents on both sides and where they lived. Albrecht may cross the Swisher root somewhere. But I am betting the one of your southern families crosses my Timmerman-Touchton - Cain-Tison root somewhere. I know that a Timmerman branch moved to Alabama and Texas.

Have a super-duper day. Jean

Added by JT Swisher on Sep 12, 2016 9:39 AM
JT Swisher
RE: Just a note
Hi Sarah - It's always nice to meet a sister in genealogy. I live in West Chester, Chester Co, and I belong to the Philadelphia UDC which meets in Hammonton, NJ. It is too expensive and too much trouble to try to have meeting in Philadelphia.

My parents were from Southern Georgia. Both families roots go to NC and SC in the mid-1700's. The land lotteries moved them south. I am sorry to hear about the loss of your husband - this is a whole new life for you. Let me know if you would like to meet someday for tea and a chat. I love hearing about the challenges of genealogy research that others have pushed through. Right now I am trying to figure out how to upload two dozen family trees from Ancestry to the LDS system.

Take care - stay safe - be well. Jean Swisher
Added by JT Swisher on Sep 06, 2016 7:55 PM
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