Haven't heard from you I a while. Have you found parents for Collier
] On Behalf Of Tina
Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 4:42 PM
Subject: [jacksongenealogy] Re: Garth, Alabama
Jim - I will be studying your comments even closer, but I owe you a
big cyber hug for making me think about the different spelling of
Johnson (Johnston). I simply have not been able to locate my
gggrandfather Collier Johnson from Missouri. He was born around
1855, and died in 1929, but I cannot locate death information
either. However, he moved from Missouri to Texas just before 1880
where he is on the census in Delta County, Texas (right next to
Hopkins County, which you mentioned). I can find a Collier Johnson
working a farm in 1870, but until I thought about spelling, didn't
find anything on the 1860. I have now found a Colier Johnston in
Missouri for that year,a nd will try and track down that link to see
if it could be a relative.
Along those lines, does anyone know of a good resource for wagon
trains in the 1870's? I do know he came down on one and apparently
his parents died on the journey.
As to Jackson County in 1856, I wonder if there were crop failures or
major problems before the Civil War? Some of my relatives left in
1883 or so to come to Texas.
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<mailto:jacksongenealogy%40yahoogroups.com> , "Jim Johnson" <doublej@...>
> Hello Tina,
> Saw your answer to Sue and I thought I'd put in my two cents. My
> County Johnson family were 5S5E in Section 28. William Johnson was
> about 1822 in Tennessee and married Jane (Jincy) Evans, assumed
> Thomas Evans and Catherine Gross Evans born 1827 in Alabama
> Jackson County). The family is in the 1850 US Census T5R5 District
> dwelling #118 family 118.
> Close neighbors were Midlin Johnson Dunham, Archabal Evans, and
> Lindsay. The William and Jincy Johnson family and some of the
> county folk show up in Texas in 1860 in Beat #1 Hopkins County near
> White Oak post office dwelling 40 family 40. Next door (dwelling
> 41 is John and Sarah Evans. This John and Sarah Evans were in
> family 111 in the 1850 Jackson County census next door to William
> Elizabeth Evans in dwelling 112. Keep in mind William Johnson and
> were close by (in dwelling 118).
> In Texas, the Johnson family were #40 and the John and Sarah Evans
> In 1870, The Johnsons show up in Jasper Township, Camden County,
> dwelling #19 next door to John and Jane Green (dwelling 20) and C.
> Melissa Stevens (dwelling 21. William's son Isaac is in dwelling
> his family. The Johnson family surname is spelled "Johnston" in
> Two counties over in Phelps County, Missouri, in the U.S. Census
> Spring Creek Township, dwelling 74 family 77, we find John and
> Next door is William J. and Ruth Dunham. In the same place in
1880, we see
> John P. and Sarah A. Evans at dwelling 50 family 53 next door to
> and Rutha J. Dunham, dwelling 52 family 55.
> In 1880, the Johnson, end up in Ripley County, Missouri and William
> living with son Archibald and is listed as widowed. Jane Evans
> sometime between 1870 and 1880.
> Hopefully, this scattering of data might touch someone else's
> information in the same area because I think a lot of the families
> Jackson County Alabama who were neighbors had kids who ended up
> each other.
> Finally, I was wondering if anyone knows why some of the Jackson
> families headed out to Texas around 1856? I see John and Sarah
> three children born in Texas in 1856, 1860, and 1858 (In the 1860
> Westly was listed as born in Alabama and in the 1870 Missouri
census it says
> TX. I'm assuming they went out to TX about the time of John
> in 1856.) William Johnson's son, Wm. O. Johnson, Jr. was born in
> I have not been able to find the burial place for William O. and
> Evans) Johnson anywhere. I thought I had a lead with the Phelps
> Burials because John Wesley is buried there, along with a lot of
> family, but no luck so far.
> Sorry for all the loosely assembled data, but the links are so hard
> for me, I am dining on scraps.
> If anyone can add to what I have, I would welcome any input, even
> It would be a great way to start the new year! BTW Happy New Year
> Jim Johnson
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<mailto:jacksongenealogy%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of Tina
> Sent: Sunday, December 30, 2007 9:21 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [jacksongenealogy] Re: Garth, Alabama
> Hi Sue:
> No, I don't think I'm related in that area at all, it is my Jones,
> Pockrus that were in Alabama, and my Johnsons were in Texas and
> Missouri. My Jones family lived in and around Garth. So sorry I
> cannot help! Good luck, Tina
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> <mailto:jacksongenealogy%40yahoogroups.com> , SUE LONG <columbu3@>
> > Hi Ms. Lathrom
> > Iam researching the Johnson family of that area I was wondering
> if u might be related to Rosie Johnson Fowler an Earl Johnson.Garth
> is a smalll commuinty near Holytree, in Paint Rock Valley ,Thank
> for your help on this,
> > Sue Sharp Long
> > Tina Lathrom <lathrom@> wrote:
> > Hi there - does anyone know a good reference book to find
> out some
> > information about Garth, Alabama? Everytime I search, I get Garth
> > Brooks ;o) and I'm supposing the town is no longer there? I am
> > it was once near Scottsboro or Paint Rock? Thanks!!! Tina
> > Researching: Jones, Sisk, Havins, Johnson, Pockrus
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