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Francis W. (Frank) Johnson & Betsy Elizabeth Townsend

Generation No. 1

1. Francis J. (Frank)2 Johnson (James1) was born 1813 in Illinois Territory, and died 1867 in Little Salina Creek, Kimble Co., TX.

He married Betsy Elizabeth Townsend 20 Jun 1834 in Nacogdoches District, Republic of Mexico, daughter of Thomas Townsend and Nancy Dean. She was born 1821 in McIntosh Co., GA, and died Aft. Apr 1896 in Hays Co., TX.

More About Francis W. (Frank) Johnson:

Death of Frank Johnson

 

October 12, 1867, fifty five year old, Frank Johnson a patriarchal figure with a long , white beard, went to look for his horses. He didn't take his gun-and he didn't come home. His wife, Betsy wasn't too worried. Once before Frank had set out for a neighbor's house to get some cornmeal for breakfast and was gone for three months.(????) However, the men of the community decided not to wait that long to look for him. They found his body several miles from his home, scalped and shot with arrows.

 

Source Information: Derryl Glenn Smith - Ancestry.com

Submitted by:  Jim Yarbrough

Burial: At the site of his murder, Kimble Co., TX

Children of Francis Johnson and Betsy Townsend are:

2 i. Ann Permillia "Puss"3 Johnson, born 14 Jun 1837 in Houston Co., TX; died 1888 in Brownwood, Brown Co., TX. She married Elijah M. "Eli" Modgling 09 Mar 1853 in Claiborne Parrish, LA; born 1826.

3 ii. Thomas Gideon (Babe) Johnson, born May 1842 in Houston Co., TX; died 04 Dec 1902 in Bluff Creek, Mason Cty , TX. He married (1) Rebecca (Becky) Stribling 23 May 1858 in Gillespie Co., TX; born Abt. 1842; died 16 Feb 1868 in Llano Co., TX. He married (2) Barbara Jane Doyal Abt. 1869; born 08 Nov 1849 in Nacogdoches, TX; died 31 Dec 1935 in Llano Cty, TX.

More About Thomas Gideon (Babe) Johnson:

-- FACT #1 -: Marriage to Barbara Jane Doyal ended in divorce before 1900 census.

-- FACT #2 -: Died at the home of Isaac Newton "Newt" MODGLING on the James W. BROWN place, near Grit, Mason Co., TX

-- FACT #3 -: 1900 census living with son James Washington Johnson (widower) on the Mason Co., TX census. Son Jesse also living there.

Burial: Barbee Cemetery, Dublin, Erath Co., TX/ or in Mason Co., TX (he was on the 1900 Mason Co., TX census; died 1902)

More About Rebecca (Becky) Stribling:

-- FACT #1 -: Killed by Indians in the "Legion Valley Massacre," 6 Feb 1868.

More About Barbara Jane Doyal:

Burial: Caveness Cemetery, Mason Co., TX

4 iii. Asa (Boy) Johnson, born 14 Sep 1844 in Houston Co., TX (Republic of Texas); died 23 Mar 1928 in Sweetwater, Nolan Co., TX. He married (1) Samantha Johnson 19 Mar 1866 in Hays Co., TX; born Abt. 1848; died 05 Feb 1868 in Llano Co., TX. He married (2) Mary Elizabeth Jane Reaves 28 Oct 1868 in Hays Co., TX; born 15 Jun 1853 in Gonzales Co., TX; died 04 Aug 1948 in Sweetwater, Nolan Co., TX.

More About Asa (Boy) Johnson:

Burial: Sweetwater Cemetery, Sweetwater, Nolan Co., TX - CSA plaque

 

More About Mary Elizabeth Jane Reaves:

Burial: Sweetwater Cemetery, Sweetwater, Nolan Co., TX

5 iv. James Francis Marion (Frank) Johnson, born 22 Feb 1847 in Houston Co., TX; died 03 Jun 1924 in Austin, Travis Co., TX. He married Elizabeth Moore 18 Oct 1873 in Banders, TX.

6 v. Samantha Cynthia Johnson, born 19 Jun 1848 in Houston Co., TX; died 18 Feb 1936 in Austin, Travis Co., TX. She married W.A. (Jack) Bradford.

7 vi. William Joseph Green Johnson, born 04 Jul 1849 in Houston Co., TX; died 02 Dec 1924 in Alamogorda, Otero Co., NM. He married Rebecca Walker Moore 1864.

8 vii. Carpalonia E. (Cart) Johnson, born 12 Nov 1851 in Bienville Parrish, LA; died 07 Jun 1910 in Austin, Travis Co., TX. She married James Needham 20 Jul 1869 in Travis Co., TX.

9 viii. John William Johnson, born 06 Jun 1855 in Llano Co., TX; died 1933 in Alamagordo, Otero Co., NM. He married Eliza Stone 24 Mar 1890 in Otero Co., NM; born 12 Mar 1853 in MO.

10 ix. Light (Lite) S. Johnson, born 27 Dec 1857 in Llano Co., TX; died 23 Oct 1947 in Austin, Travis Co., TX. He married (1) Wincy Miller Modgling. He married (2) Nancy Texann Reeves Hunter 04 Jan 1883 in Hays Co., TX.

11 x. Charles Walker Johnson, born 05 Dec 1859 in Llano Co., TX; died 07 Apr 1946 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK. He married (1) Lucy Ann Wilkerson. He married (2) Nancy ---- Abt. 1880.

12 xi. Alfred W. "Alf" Johnson, born 10 Apr 1863 in TX; died Aft. Feb 1901. He married (1) Lucy Ann ---- 08 Jun 1881 in Llano Co., TX. He married (2) Lola B. Cook 23 May 1888 in Hays Co., TX; born Aug 1871 in TX.

13 xii. Nancy Elizabeth Johnson, born 1865 in Kimble Co., TX; died 1883 in Texas.

 

 

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