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Subject: [GABARROW] Johnson obituary from newspaper
Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2010 14:37:43 -0400
Although this is not my line, this is such a great obituary giving a lot of genealogical information for many Johnson descendants, that I'm listing here. It will also be in the next issue of GEORGIA SETTLERS, a publication of the East Georgia Genealogical Society (EGGS). Their web site is at: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gaeggs/
If interested in attending an EGGS meeting, their next monthly meeting is this coming Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 7:00 PM, at the Betty Jo Maddox Community Room, The Peoples Financial Center, 76 Broad Street, Winder, GA.
Hope to see you there!
WINDER WEEKLY NEWS, Winder, Jackson (now Barrow) Co., GA.
July 15, 1909,
Brother L. J. Johnson is no more. On Saturday, the 12th day of June, he passed to his long home. His work is done, and at the end all was quiet and serene . . .
He is gone and his record is such as you all know, for he was a widely known man. As a citizen he was kind, obliging and sympathetic . . . He was a church member, a devoted husband and a loving and considerate father, a member of the order of Free and Accepted Masons and in more than one position he served his county . . . he served for a number of years as a soldier fighting for a cause all true Southern men thought was just and right.
The mother of the departed brother, Miss Mary Cruse, a native of Virginia, was born April 9, 1797, moved with her parents to Wilkes county, Georgia, when she was about ten years old and was married to John F. Johnson about 1816. She died March 26, 1874. John F. Johnson, the father, was born in 1799. He was a native of North Carolina, migrated to Georgia when quite a boy. He died in 1862. There was born to bless this union eight boys and two girls – Jessie, William, George, John, Lee J., Jerry, Richard, James M., Elizabeth and Sarah Ann – all of whom are dead except J. M. Johnson.
L. J. Johnson was born September 12, 1832, departed this life June 12, 1909, was born, lived and died on the same farm. He was married to Miss Mary Rogers the 5th day of October, 1854. There were born to them seven children, all dead except three – J. W. Johnson, of McComb City, Miss.; Woodie Johnson Wardlaw, of Marietta, Ga., and Emma Johnson Wall, at the old home place. The good wife still lives to mourn for the departed.
Mr. Johnson enlisted in the service of this country under Captain W. L. Marlow, cavalry company E, in 1862. He was with Morgan on his famous raid through Tennessee and Kentucky. Many were the interesting stories of the war he told. He was wounded in the right ankle in a battle at Fisher’s Hill in 1864 and was taken from the field by a young Virginian. He was in the service of his country when able to the close of the war. He was elected treasurer of Jackson county in reconstruction days and served his county well for a long time. In later years he served his county as coroner.
In 1868 he joined the Missionary Baptist church at the Academy and when Union was organized moved his membership there and lived a consistent member to his passing away.
He was made a Master Mason in Rockwell lodge. He took the E. A. degree the third day of July, 1868. When Davidson lodge, No. 103, A. F. & A. M. was instituted he came in as a charter member and lived in conformity to their rules and regulations.
We can never forget the days when these old men met at the lodge on Saturday evening – Bros. L. J. Johnson, W. G. Steed, S. Bowman, L. L. Patrick, John Millsaps, Marsh Patman, J. A. Thompson, W. A. Boyd, Robert Kenney, W. R. Segars, W. S. Dunnahoo and others, who told good stores of war times and true stories of life as it came in their way . . .
They are passing away and soon will come the time for others. Let us be ready, boys, to join in that chain that is fast gaining links . . .
Resolved, That in the death of Brother L. J. Johnson the lodge has lost a faithful and true member, society, the church and the country a true citizen . . .
W. J. Ross, D. J. Hardigree, W. H. House, Committee.