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John Wesley Johnson brought his family from Polk County, Tennessee after the end of the war and just prior to the taking of the 1870 Jackson County, Tn census. The family settled in what later became known as Clay County, Tn. They lived in a little log cabin that is located in the Oak Grove Community, just off Hwy 52E, in Clay County. A partical genealogy of the Johnson Family is listed below. Follow the links to learn more about the Johnson Ancestry of Shelta McCarter Shrum.

Husband Wife
Name John Wesley Johnson Name: Susan Catherine Cloninger
Date of Birth: 01 Jul 1817 Date of Birth: 16 Feb 1824
Place of Birth: North Carolina Place of Birth: Lincoln Co., NC
Date of Death: cir Jun 1890 Date of Death: 17 Oct 1915
Place of Burial: Searcy County Arkansas Place of Burial: Pitcock Cemetery, Clay Co., Tn
Parents: John Johnson, mother unknown Parents: Jacob Cloninger and Elizabeth Clemmer

Date of Marriage: cir 1841


Child Date of Birth Date of Death Married
Elizabeth P.A. 06 Nov 1842 06 Nov 1917 Never Married
Julia cir 1843 cir 1847 Never Married
Mary S.M. 01 Nov 1843 27 Apr 1901 Jackson Whale Bledsoe
Huldah Jane 31 Jan 1847 13 Jan 1924 John J. "Jacky" Jones
James A.W. cir Feb 1849 unknown Sarah Copas
George N. 30 Sep 1853 16 Mar 1919 Martha E. ?
John W. 12 Dec 1856 03 Jun 1945 Margaret Bean ¹
Jacob B.L. 04 Sep 1859 02 Oct 1936 Leatha Melinda Green
Laura L. 07 Jan 1865 16 Nov 1945 James Monroe Davis
Isabelle cir 1862 Unknown J.R. McGowan
Abraham L. 03 Jul 1872 18 Sep 1953 Sally Horton²

¹This is the first wife; 2nd wife was Rosetta McClerran, John had two children by her.
²This is the first wife: Abe later married Tisha Ashlock (they had no children.)

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