My Johnson family was in the same area as yours and I wonder if we have a connection.
My Band Rowland also known as Barbara Ann Rolen married an unknown Johnson in Arkansas . The couple either divorced or Mr Johnson died , as they have 2 children dau born 1867 & son born 1868 and by 1870 Band Rowland Johnson has remarried and is found on the Osage , Benton Co., Arkansas with her second husband Alexander Patterson.
I found a marriage record for Barbara Ann Roland and William Johnson in Franklin Co., Arkansas Nov 3, 1867.Don't know if this record belongs to my Band Barbary Ann Rowland,but her parents and siblings are enumerated in Crawford Co., Arkansas in 1870.
Her parents Samuel L. Rowland and wife Hannah Unknown :
Year: 1870; Census Place: Lee Creek, Crawford, Arkansas; Roll: M593_51; Page: 213B; Image: 204; Family History Library Film: 545550.
S L Rolen 54 NC
Hanner Rolen 43 Oh
Mary J Rolen 18 Mo
Milly Rolen 14 Mo
William W Rolen 15 Mo
Sousen Rolen 10 Mo
John Rolen 8 Mo
Robbert Rolen 5 Mo
James Rolen 3 Tx
Elisabeth Rolen 1 Ar
Franklin co was created out of Crawford County Ar.
Barbara Rolen Johnson married second time to Alex Patterson on Jan 3, 1870 in Benton Co., Arkansas .
Name: Barbra Patterson
Birth Year: abt 1849
Home in 1870: Osage, Benton, Arkansas
Alex Patterson 21 Tennessee Barber
Barbra Patterson 21 Tennessee Keeping House
Cassa Johnson 3 Arkansas
Thomas Johnson 2 Arkansas
Barbara Rolen Johnson and Alex Patterson will have 4 children, sons Francis M. Patterson and Alexander Patterson Jr.and two daughters Rosie Rose Ellen Patterson and Jessie Patterson.
By 1880 Band Barbara Rowland Johnson Patterson is enumerated as a widow in Fannin Co., Texas . Her bro in law and 6 children from both her marriages are found in the household:
1880 United States Federal Census
Name: B. A. Patterson
Home in 1880: Precinct 1, Fannin, Texas
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1848
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Father's birthplace: North Carolina
Mother's birthplace: Ohio
Occupation: Keeping House
Marital Status: Widowed
B. A. Patterson 32 Keeping house Widowed Mo NC Oh
Hannah C. Johnson 14 Dau at Home AR KY Mo
Thomas Johnson 12 Son works at grist mill Ar Ky Mo
Francis Patterson 10 Son Cotten Gin,Farm Labor Ar Tn Mo
Alexander Patterson 5 Son At Home Tx Tn Mo
Rosella Patterson 4 Dau Tx Tn Mo
Jesse Patterson 1 Dau Tx Tn Mo
Mcdaniel Patterson 31 Bro in Law Mo Tn Tn works Grist Mill
Circa 1886 Band Rolen Johnson Patterson will marry for the 3rd time to a much younger man Elijah Hendrix. Lige H. Hendrix and Band Barbara Rowland have no kids. They are found living in the Chickasaw Nation ,Indian Territory
(Kemp Town) in the 1900 Census.
Home in 1900: Twp.9,Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory
Married 14 years
Elijah Hendrix 39 Mar 1861 Ind Ind Ind Farmer
Barbara A Hendrix 52 Nov 1848 7/5 MO Ky Ohio
Living next door is her son Thomas Johnson and his first wife Ada Addie Covington :
1900 United States Federal Census
Home in 1900: Township 9, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory
Kemp Town, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory
Married 8 years
Thomas Johnson 30 Ar married 8 years
Ada Johnson 24 Tx 5 / 1 child living
Ludy Johnson 6/12
Tom and his first wife Ada Covington married Sept 4, 1891 in Grayson Co., Texas and have lost 4 children by the 1900 census. They will have one more son named George Johnson in 1902. About 1906-1907 Ada dies in a buggy accident . The two boys Ludie Johnson (Ludy Johnson ) and brother George Johnson are sent to live with relatives after the death of their mother. By 1910 their Father has re- married widow Ettie Harris nee Blackmon and they are living with their blended families and their new son Jessie H. Johnson in Bryan Co., Oklahoma :( no other records on Jessie located )
Year: 1910; Census Place: Township 6, Bryan, Oklahoma; Roll: T624_1244; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 0024; Image: 216; FHL Number: 1375257.
Thena Johnson 38
Etta F Johnson 27
Luda L Johnson 10
George A Johnson 7
Jessie H Johnson 9/12
Dora B Harris 9
Viola L Harris 5
Tom's mother Band Rowland Johnson Patterson Hendrix died in 1910 and is buried at Bloomfield Cemetery ,in Hendrix , Oklahoma .
Kemp ,called Kemp City or Kemp Town, Oklahoma name was changed to Hendrix Oklahoma sometime close to or after the tornado that flattened the town in 1914.
Something happens to Tom Johnson Sr. and he died about 1912. Etta or Ettie , his widow places all their children in an orphanage . His hers and theirs . Tom Johnson Sr and Etta Blackman have a son born 1912 in Oklahoma, he too is placed in the orphanage.
Ludie Johnson , the oldest son must be released from the orphanage first as his descendants state he married a girl from Okla and had one child.( nothing else known abt 1st wife & child ) . The marriage does not last . Ludy Johnson and his brother George Johnson run away from the orphanage abt 1918 according to their descendants. The youngest brother Tom Johnson Jr. is in the house hold of his half sister Dora Beatrice Morris ( nee Harris ) in Oklahoma City , Okla by the 1920 Census. Dora's husband Walter Morris and their son Walter Jr.The census taker has written orphan by Dora's name then crossed it out.
1920; Census Place: Oklahoma City Ward 4, Oklahoma, Oklahoma; Roll: T625_1475; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 164; Image: 517. Enumerated 13 & 14 Jan 1920
Walter A Morris 27
Dora B Morris 20
Walter D Morris 2 8/12
Thomas Johnson 8 Brother in Law
Ludie Johnson and his brother George Albert Johnson running from the orphanage take jobs following the harvesting crews and work their way towards Nebraska , then Sioux City Iowa. The brothers marry Crane Sisters . Ludie's wife Pearl Crane has a son that dies shortly after birth and the tragic event marks the end of their marriage. Ludie Johnson married a 3rd time to Eva Burge and had 2 daughters Claudet Carol Johnson and Jeannie or Janene Johnson. This marriage will also end in divorce. George Johnson and wife Ollie Crane will raise a family of 5 boys and one daughter in Sioux City , Iowa.
Tom Johnson Jr. came to California during the war to see his real mother Etta Blackmon . Ettie married a 3rd time to Will Akins and after 1940 moved to California and is buried there . Other than Tom Jrs visit , no one seems to have any more info on him.
I have hunted for Tom Johnson Jr. for a decade now. He most likely has already passed away but am hoping he had a family and to one day locate his descendants.
Two households down form Barbara ( Band ) and her 3rd husband Lige H. Hendrix we find a James & Nannie Johnson household . James Johnson was born Aug 1879,wife Nannie born march 1872, no kids . Our families have very similar migration patterns . Could we possibly have a connection ?
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