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Ambrose Brooks "Doc" Johnson
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Birth: Oct. 1, 1860
Whitley County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Nov. 11, 1934
Whitley County
Kentucky, USA

Son of William Meeks Johnson and Susan McKeehan.
He married Almeda Hart,daughter of John Preston Hart and Elizabeth Terrell, October 26, 1880 in Whitley County, Kentucky at "Press" Hart by Wm. H. Brummett, M, Almeda was born January 18, 1863 in Whitley County Kentucky and died March 21, 1936 in Whitley County, Ky. They were the parents of Sarah E, John, Margaret, Henry, Crit, William Crit, Nannie and Ambrose (Jr) Johnson.

Doc was the President of the Whitley County National Bank in Corbin, Kentucky; presently known as the Corbin Deposit Bank.
Owned a store and post office at Redbird, Ky. He had a post office at Deering, Ky., His daughter Sarah married Green Morgan and took over the Deering Post Office and began selling goods at a country store on the Deering Road.

1818 Histories and Families 1993 of Whitley Co., Ky. page 62:
The town of Deering received it's name:
A certain man took his son deer hunting one day. In the afternoon on the way home, they stopped at the Doc A.B. Johnson Store(Bee Creek Road). Doc: What have you fellows being doing today? Lad: My Dad and I have been deering all day! This so amused Doc that sometime later when he was getting the post office, he suggested the name Deering. So Deering was the name given.
Attorney Emby Mc Keehan owns the farm where the cemetery is located, was the farm of Ambrose Brooks Johnson. Emby McKeehan is a relative of Ambrose B. Johnson. 
Family links: 
  William Meek Johnson (1825 - 1903)
  Susan Ann McKeehan Johnson (1832 - 1899)
  Almeda Hart Johnson (1863 - 1938)
  Henry Johnson (1885 - 1969)*
  Nannie E Johnson Skeen (1899 - 1970)*
  Ambrose G Johnson (1907 - 1937)*
  Jarvis Jackson Johnson (1848 - 1925)*
  Joseph Craig Johnson (1850 - 1936)*
  James McKeehan Johnson (1853 - 1928)*
  Granville Brassfield Johnson (1858 - 1946)*
  Ambrose Brooks Johnson (1860 - 1934)
  Samuel Johnson (1862 - 1924)*
  Mary Elizabeth Johnson Floyd (1864 - 1926)*
  Julia Ann Johnson Terrell (1867 - 1945)*
  Samantha Ellen Johnson Floyd (1869 - 1950)*
  Sarah A Johnson (1871 - 1883)*
  William Blane Johnson (1875 - 1959)*
*Calculated relationship
Ambrose B. Johnson Cemetery
Whitley County
Kentucky, USA
Created by: Wes Hart
Record added: Jun 28, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38854159
Ambrose Brooks Doc Johnson
Added by: Wes Hart
Ambrose Brooks Doc Johnson
Added by: Wes Hart
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- Holly Mae Huber
 Added: Mar. 29, 2013
I enjoy seeing the pictures, my father had the I have enjoyed chasing our family tree and have visited Ambrose and Wm. Meek's cemeteries. Don't know why Grandpa Henry is buried at the McFarland Cemetery in Corbin instead of one of his family
- Georgia Johnson
 Added: Aug. 22, 2011

- Debra
 Added: Apr. 21, 2010
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