Jacob Jefferson Johns was born February 20, 1836 to Jeremiah H. Johns, Jr. and Mary Ann McClellan. Jacob died March 04, 1878. He married Catherine Highsmith October 06, 1856 in Wayne County, Georgia, daughter of Allen and Elizabeth (Knox) Highsmith; She was born April 20, 1837 in Wayne County and died March 27, 1915.
Jacob Jefferson enlisted into the Confederate Army on February 27, 1862, rising to the rank of Sergeant in Company G, 20th Battalion Georgia Cavalry. He was born February 20, 1836, died March 4, 1878, and was married to Catherine Highsmith on October 18, 1856. They are buried in New Hope Cemetery.
Children of Jacob and Elizabeth Johns are:
1. Franklin C., born August 22, 1857, died March 19, 1930, married Letitia Celestine Dowling October 13, 1878, daughter of David and Letitia (Thomas) Dowling. She was born March 02, 1858 and died September 16, 1933. Franklin is buried in New Hope Cemetery and Letitia is buried in Dowling Cemetery in near Hickox, Georgia.
2. Mary Elizabeth “Mollie,” born March 14, 1861 in Hickox, Georgia, died December 27, 1930 in Lulaton, Georgia. She married Charles Henry “Charlie” Rogers, 1883, son of Gillis and Matilda (Lewis) Rogers. He was born August 29, 1861, and died November 10, 1932. They are buried in Smyrna Cemetery near Lulaton, Georgia.
3. Lilla Virginia, born January 22, 1865 and died February 12, 1933. She married William Riley Rogers, son of Gillis and Matilda (Lewis) Rogers. He was born November 26, 1859, and died February 28, 1932. They are buried in New Hope Cemetery.
4. Raybon, born July 23, 1870 and died July 11, 1938. He married 1st Nancy Thomas, born March 15, 1870 and died July 11, 1908; 2nd Georgia Ann Catherine “Daub” Gardner. Raybon and Nancy are buried in New Hope Cemetery.
Resources: Brantley County Historical and Preservation Society's “Cemeteries and More”; Jerry Van Herrin and Gaynell Sasser’s notes from Family Tree Maker.
Military service was researched and a stone was ordered by Gaynell H. Sasser on October 13, 2004, and placed by Jerry Van Herrin on January 13, 2005.