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From: "Chandra Duncan-Scott" <>
Subject: [ROOTS-L] Carrie Chatman Johnson & John J Johnson
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2005 09:22:17 -0400
Greetings to the list!
It's been a long time since I've been a part of the Wilkinson list, and it's
nice to be back.
I am doing research on my great-grandmother, Carrie Chatman Johnson. I
don't have a lot to go on, but believe she was born about 1882. If the info
I have located is correct, she was 18 years old in 1900, residing in
Wilkinson County, Beat 1, District 148, and living in a home where she was a
laundress (head of house - Benjamin Rothschild). She was also listed in a
2nd household in 1900, Beat 1, District 144 with an unknown MARTIN, who had
daughters Isabel & Carry, and had my Carrie listed as a niece.
Carrie Chatman Johnson was married to John J. Johnson (known around
Centreville & Woodville) as "one-eye" and also said to be a bootlegger. She
had children Henry, Thomas (b. 1905), Corrine, Allen, and Carrie (b. May 30,
1910). 3 days after the birth of Carrie "Jr.", Carrie Chatman Johnson died
in Woodville, MS either June 2 or June 3, 1910. It is said that John
"farmed" the children out with the boys being sent to live with someone
named MACK in St. Francisville LA.
I know that MS didn't keep death records in 1910, thus I am inquiring as to
whether there would have been any newspaper obits at that time, or where
Carrie Chatman Johnson might have been buried (African American cemeteries).
If anyone has any directions on how I might find out something on her,
please let me know. I'd certainly appreciate any information that I can
Thank you kindly!
Strayer University, Morrow Campus
3000 Corporate Center Drive
Morrow, GA 30260
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