Friday, June 26, 2009

Henry Ellis Johnson, Jr. family

Henry was a younger brother to my husband's great-great grandfather John Norman "Jack" Johnson. Like most of the Johnsons, he made his home in the Mud Creek area of northern Itawamba County. Henry's family suffered several years of tragedy during which his wife, Nancy, died as well as several of their children. I don't know the causes of their deaths, but it seems as if each year brought additional grief.

According to cemetery records for Mt. Vernon Cemetery, the young son of Henry and Nancy, Henry Ellis Johnson III, died in 1905. Henry's wife, Nancy, died in 1911 at the relatively young age of 53. The next year, daughter Taxie died. Then in 1914, son Sam died. In 1918, another daughter Maudie died. As to Henry Jr. - he lived to be 73, dying in 1929. His wife was Nancy Agnes Cromeans, daughter of Jackson Cromeans.

1900 Census
Itawamba County, Mississippi
Henry Johnson 44 MS NC AL miller, born April 1866, married 23 years
Nancy 42 MS AL AL wife, born May 1868, 8 children, 8 living
Maud 21 MS, daughter, born Nov 1878
Ila 20 MS, daughter, born Apr 1880
Sam 17 MS, son, born Sept 1883
Sallie 15 MS, daughter, born Nov 1884
Taxey 13 MS, daughter, born Sept 1886
Naty 9 MS, daughter, Apr 1891
Ellis 7 MS, son, born Nov 1892
Hester 3 MS, daughter, born May 1897
(next door: John and Bettie Thornton)

1910 Census
Itawamba County, Mississippi
Lowery Store - precinct
Henry Johnson 53 MS NC AL farmer, first marriage, married 32 years
Nancy 51 MS Unk MS first marriage, 10 children, 8 living
Watna 30 MS daughter (must be Mary Illa)
Sam 26 MS
Sally 24 MS
Tasie 21 MS
Nettie 18 MS
Hester 13 MS
Ely 11 MS

1920 Census
Itawamba County, Mississippi
Lowery's Store
Henry Johnson 63 MS NC AL farmer
Sallie 33 MS daughter
Nettie 27 MS daughter
Ester 22 MS son (this is daughter Hester)
Eli 18 MS son

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