Sarah (JOHNSON) KUHN: “Mum” – Harvesting Photos – 52 Ancestors (Ancestor 31)

Sarah (JOHNSON) KUHN: “Mum” – Harvesting Photos – 52 Ancestors (Ancestor 31)

Sarah JOHNSON was my matrilineal great-great-grandmother. I have found or heard so much about her that I could probably write this story half asleep with my eyes closed. Yet, I wish I knew more.

Birth and Early Childhood

Sarah was born to Thomas and Rachel (JOHNSON) JOHNSON who were distantly related through several endogamous Quaker lines. Presuming the family resided on the land of Thomas’ parents, Sarah was born in Iredell County, North Carolina, on the north side of Hunting Creek. Continue reading

Did Thomas JOHNSON Disinherit His Daughter Sarah? – Ancestors 62 and 31

This is one of a group of articles tagged “The Massa Theory”. It analyzes two statements from “The End of the Trail: The Saga of the ‘Coon’ Indian Heritage,” by Bill and Jane Wilson, and Mary M. Van Duyn Overton, 3 February 1997.

You will find some articles on the blog Coon Genealogy, with some duplication on this blog.

In this article, I will be analyzing two statements that are presented as fact Continue reading

Thomas JOHNSON (1794-1874) – “He was a just man” – 52 Ancestors (Ancestor 62, Obituary)

A while back, newspapers.com added one of my much-needed publications, The Hancock Democrat from Greenfield, Indiana. I didn’t take a second look for the obituary of my 3rd great grandfather, Thomas Johnson (1794-1874), and I was very pleasantly surprised when a 4th cousin who I met for the first time on Thursday presented me with this: Continue reading

Anderson JOHNSON (1770-1857) : Devout North Carolina Quaker, Persecuted – 52 Ancestors (Ancestor 124)

Anderson JOHNSON was born the fifth child of ten into a Quaker family on “the 7th day of the 6th month in the year of our Lord 1770,” in North Carolina, probably in what was then Surry County, and what is now Stokes County.

Anderson’s father was Robert JOHNSON, a member of the Society of Friends (Quaker) in Virginia, and his mother was Virginia Cecilia (ELMORE) JOHNSON, daughter of Thomas and Cecilia (ELLYSON) ELMORE, also from Virginia, and also a Quaker. Robert and Cecelia (ELMORE) JOHNSON migrated from Virginia to North Carolina in about 1765-1766 and settled in the Old Rowan County Piedmont area which later became Surry County and then Stokes County.

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Strangeman JOHNSON had to PARTAY, PARTAY! – 52 Ancestors (Ancestor 126)

Do you remember back in January when I wrote about Strangeman (pronounced STRONG-muhn)? Do you remember that he had been disowned from the Society of Friends (Quakers) in 1796, but the Hinshaw abstracts did not give a reason?

Well, I found out the reason. Continue reading