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FAMILY TREES
Towns County, Georgia


THE DESCENDANTS OF JOHN BATTLES JOHNSON

contributed by Sharon Houston

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John Battles JOHNSON (parent Robert JOHNSON) was born May 1815 in Rutherford County, NC. He died 28 Jun 1900 in Union County, GA.
 
  This from Dillard Ensley: The various census entries list occupation as sawyer, carpenter, farmer.  His grandson Ira, in a fit of rage, when reprimanded for not feeding the horses, picked up a stake and hit him in the head killing him instantly.  Ira went insane.  Nick name  Jackie.

Burial: Old Union Cemetery
 
 
  John Battles married Lois GRIGG on 1836 in UNKNOWN. Lois (parents Woody GRIGG and Leander JOHNSON) was born 1818 in Burke County, NC. She died 11 Jul 1894 in Union County, GA.
 
John Battles JOHNSON and Lois GRIGG had the following children:


1. James Henley JOHNSON was born in Tennessee Valley, Macon, NC.   died in Civil War - 2nd TN Cav. US  

  2. Martha Carolyn JOHNSON
Martha Carolyn JOHNSON (parents John Battles JOHNSON and Lois GRIGG) was born 9 Jun 1838 in Tennessee Valley, Macon, NC. She died 23 Sep 1866 in Hiawassee, Towns, GA.
 
  From Dewey Dillard Ensley:        She died of measles during the Civil War, according to Doris Bigger.  Sincer her husband died in the war, her youngest two children were raised by their Uncle John.  Check source of birthdate; does not agree with census and second child of family.  Doris Bigger had 6-9-1835.    Elaine Beck's data places death after Civil War on 9-23 1866.  She also gives birth as 6/9/1838.  Check census  
 
 Martha Carolyn married Peter Gilead LONG on 1853 in Towns County, GA. Peter Gilead (parents Michael LONG and Elizabeth BRYSON) was born 1834 in Cullowhee, Macon, NC. He died 17 Jul 1862 in Richmond, Henrico, VA.
 
Martha Carolyn JOHNSON and Peter Gilead LONG had the following children:

  1. Elizabeth Lois LONG was born 23 Oct 1857 in Wayhutta Creek, Cullowhee, Jackson, NC. She died 15 Jan 1943 in Arkaqua, Blairsville, Union, GA.  

  2. Mary Jane LONG was born 10 Mar 1859 in Wayhutta Creek, Cullowhee, Jackson, NC. She died 4 Feb 1957 in Rock Hill, York, SC.  

  3. John Mitchell LONG.
 

  3. Asaph W. JOHNSON was born 1840 in Tennessee Valley, Macon, NC.  
   
    Known in family as ACE
 

  4.
George Walton JOHNSON was born 17 Apr 1841 in Tennessee Valley, Macon, NC. He died 4 Jul 1919 in Towns County, GA. 1st Lt. 2nd TN Cav. US Company F
 
George Walton JOHNSON (parents John Battles JOHNSON and Lois GRIGG) was born 17 Apr 1841 in Tennessee Valley, Macon, NC. He died 4 Jul 1919 in Towns County, GA.
 
5.  George Walton married Frances A. JOHNSON on 6 Jul 1861 in GA. Frances A. (parents John JOHNSON and Elvira (Elizabeth) A. CALLAHAN) died 30 May 1920.
 
George Walton JOHNSON and Frances A. JOHNSON had the following children:

  1.
Thomas Sherman JOHNSON was born Aug 1866 in Towns, GA. He died 31 May 1936 in Atlanta, Fulton, GA.
 
                        
Thomas Sherman JOHNSON (parents George Walton JOHNSON and Frances A. JOHNSON) was born Aug 1866 in Towns, GA. He died 31 May 1936 in Atlanta, Fulton, GA.
 
  Thomas Sherman married Ella Florence MATHESON on 31 Oct 1884 in Towns, GA by: Rev. A. Corn. Ella Florence (parents Lorenzo Wellington MATHESON and Almira Cordelia CURTIS) was born Aug 1867 in NC.
 
Thomas Sherman JOHNSON and Ella Florence MATHESON had the following children:

  1. Fred E. JOHNSON was born 12 Apr 1886 in Towns, GA.  

  2. Claude Glenn JOHNSON was born 23 Jan 1889 in Young Harris, Towns, GA. He died 15 Jan 1958 in Atlanta, Fulton, GA.  

  3. Roy R. JOHNSON was born 10 Sep 1891.
 

  2. Mary Lou JOHNSON was born Jul 1868 in Towns, GA.  

  3. John M. JOHNSON was born 5 Mar 1870 in Towns, GA. He died 28 Aug 1954.  

  4. Ada M. JOHNSON was born 1874 in Towns, GA. She died 28 Mar 1944.  

  5. Lillie L. JOHNSON was born 1876.  

  6. William JOHNSON.  
   
    NSFXM.
 

  7. James O. JOHNSON.  

  8. (twin) Alfred E. JOHNSON.  
   
    Known in family as Ollie.  His twin brother was known as Dink.
 

  9. (twin) Edwin A. JOHNSON was born Jun 1884.  

  10. Bessie B. JOHNSON.  

  11. George B. JOHNSON died 1863.  

  12. Virginia (Ida V.) JOHNSON died 1874.  

  13. Henry H. JOHNSON died 1893.  

  14. Robert H. JOHNSON was born 1878.
 
 

  5. John O. JOHNSON was born 1843 in Tennessee Valley, Macon, NC. He died 6 Nov 1863 in Stevenson, AL in CW of illness.  Died in Civil War    

  6. William Manson JOHNSON was born 1845 in Tennessee Valley, Macon, NC.  

  7. Robert Ganaway JOHNSON was born 30 May 1847 in Tennessee Valley, Macon, NC. He died 24 Apr 1865 in at Cleveland, TN.   Killed in Civil War - his parents John Battles and Loas filed for his pension after his death  

  8. Mary JOHNSON was born 1849 in Tennessee Valley, Macon, NC. She died Bef 1860.  

  9.
Alfred Burton JOHNSON was born 1853 in Tennessee Valley, Macon, NC. He died 7 Jan 1922 in Anderson, Anderson, SC.   M.  Sarah J. Lance
                    Marvin Dennis Johnson b. 12 Aug 1895
                    Ardie B. Johnson b.21 Dec. 1892


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