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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Richard of Kentucky, are you my KING? Richard, Oh, Richard, who is your Queen? – 52 Ancestors (Possible Ancestor 50)

UPDATE January 2019: After more study, I do believe that the Sabina/Sibby BALLENGER I discuss in this article was not Labina/Libby, but was indeed Sabina/Sibby. I have modified the article accordingly.

NOTE: January 2019. After this article, I discovered that the original interactive maps for Kentucky are at mapofus.org.


I did not want to have to try to figure out new ancestors this week. It’s so hard! I have the flu! And I wrote every day last week! With the flu! But theĀ 52 Ancestors theme this week is “King.” How could I not do something on my KING ancestors? Maybe somebody else in the group will have the same ancestors.

Wouldn’t that be lucky?
Oh, dear, these folks were in Kentucky!

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They Went on Horseback – Henry Bascom WILSON and Amanda Melvina KING – 52 Ancestors (Ancestors 24 and 25)

Henry Bascom WILSON was the tenth child of Robert and Nancy (SCOTT) WILSON, and grandson of Isaac WILSON and his wife Anna —— of Sussex County, Delaware.

He was born in Decatur County, Indiana, 13 June 1824. I like to think of my ancestors as little babies. We all start there – as sweet little babies. But the only photo I have of him is this one from a group picture where he was an old man.

Henry Bascom Wilson, Circa 1895-1910.

Henry Bascom Wilson, Circa 1910-1913.

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