GD Carson gdcarsoni at comcast.net
Fri Feb 1 12:25:39 EST 2008

My mother, Mary Clayborne JOHNSON-CARSON was born on March 28, 1916 in Blackwater, Missouri. She died on October 18, 2004 in San Francisco, CA. 


Her father, Robert H. JOHNSON was born December 28, 1885 in Blackwater Missouri and died on April 16, 1947 in Osawatomie, Kansas.


Her mother, Florence STAPLETON-JOHNSON was born in Arrow Rock, Missouri in 1891 and died on November 19, 1927 in Kansas City, Missouri of typhoid fever.


Robert's Father, Richard "Dick" JOHNSON was born April 1, 1850 in Missouri and died on August 3, 1951 in Osawatomie, Kansas. He was 101 years old. His death certificate says he was a resident of Osawatomie for 32 years. It lists his mother and father as "unknown".

Mrs. Maud GREEN was the informant. A notation on his funeral record says:


"Single grave space in Eddy Lot. 1st grave west of Eunice JOHNSON STONE" 


His wife, Hannah LEWIS-JOHNSON was born in December 1860 in Blackwater, Missouri.

Oral family history says Dick JOHNSON was born in slavery in Kentucky and was, in fact, the slave-owner's son. The owner was said to be born in Germany. Dick often related to his grandchildren that he and his mother walked through three states after slavery looking for his sister. 

I seek any information on Dick JOHNSON and his connection to JOHNSON farming families in Kentucky and/or Missouri.

Gerald Carson

gdcarsoni at comcast.net
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