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Descendants of Austin Johnson

Descendants of Austin Johnson

Submitted by Erick D. Montgomery  

© 2006

Austin Johnson, son of Richard Johnson and Lucy Hunter was b abt. 1799 in Louisa Co, Virginia.  Austin Johnson lived in Sumner County, and at times was associated with Rocky Creek in present Trousdale County, Tennessee, Cairo on the Cumberland River, and Castalian Springs. He died 23 December 1847 by drowning in the Cumberland River while "crossing the back water on the Gallatin turnpike at the east end of the Nashville bridge," in Davidson County, Tennessee. His companion, Thomas D. Martin, also drowned at the same time, and was buried in the Martin Cemetery on Martin Lane, northeast of Gallatin. Austin Johnson's place of burial has not been located. He married (1) Ann Elizabeth Corley 4 Sep 1820 in Wilson Co, Tennessee, daughter of Austin Corley and his first wife of Hanover County, Virginia and Wilson County, Tennessee. She was born in Hanover Co, Virginia, and died bet. 1824 - 1829 in Sumner Co, Tennessee.  Children of Austin Johnson and Ann Elizabeth Corley:

  1. Martha Jane Johnson, b 6 Jul 1821 in Sumner Co, Tn., d 26 Apr 1905 in Sumner Co, burial Simpson Cemetery in Sumner County. (Photo) She married (1) James H. Turner 5 Oct 1837 in Sumner Co, Tn., son of John Turner and Elizabeth Bailey. He was born Abt. 1800 probably in Virginia and died abt.1840 in Sumner Co, Tn. Child of Martha Jane Johnson and James H. Turner:

    Martha Jane Johnson married 2nd in Sumner County on 21 March 1841 to Enoch Simpson, son of Aaron Simpson and Charlotte Wisheart.  (correct spelling should be Wisheart. Many people, including DAR insist on WISEHEART, which is wrong based on the records left by her father, Henry Wisheart, who died in Fairfax County, Virginia in 1776 - edm). He was b 1 November 1797 in Caswell Co., North Carolina, and d 1 August 1860 in Sumner Co, Tennessee. Enoch was married previously to Elizabeth Carter. (They married in Caswell County, North Carolina on 29 December 1818. She was born in Caswell County, North Carolina 16 April 1797, and died in Sumner County, Tennessee in 1839. Their children, and Martha's step-children were Aaron Sanford Simpson who married Mary Frances Johnson, Martha's sister; Mary Ann Simpson, who married Richard E. Johnson, Martha's brother; William C. Simpson who married Permelia C. Durham; Nancy E. Simpson who married William W. West; Katherine Odie Simpson who married James Wilburn West; and Elizabeth Amanda Simpson who married Alfred M. Stuart) Enoch Simpson is buried in the Carter Cemetery, Gravely Hill, Sumner Co, Tennessee with his first wife. Oral family history says that Enoch Simpson was killed by "bushwackers".  (Will of Martha Jane Simpson) Children of Martha Jane Johnson and Enoch Simpson:

  2. Lt. Richard E. "Dick" Johnson, born Abt. 1822 in Sumner Co, Tennessee; died 19 Jan 1862 at Fishing Creek, Kentucky in battle.  (Photo) He married Mary Ann Simpson 16 August 1842 in Sumner Co, Tennessee, dau of Enoch Simpson and Elizabeth Carter. She was b Abt. 1821 in Giles Co, Tennessee, d Abt. 1877 in Sumner Co, Tennessee.  Children of  Lt. Richard E. Johnson and Mary Ann Simpson:
  3. Mary Frances Johnson was b 13 September 1824 in Sumner Co, Tennessee, d 31 January 1897 in Sumner Co, Tennessee. (Photo) She married Aaron Sanford Simpson 29 Apr 1841 in Sumner Co, Tennessee, son of Enoch Simpson and Elizabeth Carter. He was b 20 November 1819 in Caswell Co, North Carolina, d 10 November 1879 in Sumner Co, Tennessee.  Both are said to be buried  in unmarked graves in the Pond Cemetery, Sumner County, Tennessee. Children of Mary Frances Johnson and Aaron Sanford Simpson:

Austin Johnson married (2) Barrodill B. White 30 Sep 1829 in Sumner Co, Tennessee, daughter of Robert White and Lucretia. She died between the end of March and before the 26th of August in Sumner Co, Tennessee.  (See Deed: Austin & Barrodill Johnson to Malvina, Margaret, and Barrodill Johnson, Loose Record #1142, Gd. Johnson, 1844) Children of Austin Johnson and Barrodill B. White:

  1. Malvina C. Johnson, b Abt. 1832 in Sumner Co, Tennessee.
  2. Margaret Ann "Mag" Johnson, b 22 Aug 1834 in Sumner Co, Tennessee; d 22 Jun 1909 in Sumner Co, Tennessee. Photo of Mag Johnson. Buried in the Simpson Cemetery, Sumner County.  Never married.
  3. Barrodill Johnson, b Abt. 1835 in Sumner Co, Tennessee.  Living with her sister Martha Jane Simpson in 1850.

Austin Johnson married (3) Mary M. Holt 21 September 1840 in Sumner Co, Tennessee, daughter of Holt and Nancy.  She died Bef. 1850 in Sumner Co, Tennessee.  Children of Austin Johnson and Mary M. Holt:

  1. Thomas P.  Johnson, b Abt. 1844 in Sumner Co, Tennessee.  He married Nancy A. Baker 2 January 1869 in Sumner Co, Tennessee.
  2. Rebecca A. Johnson, b Abt. 1846 in Sumner Co, Tennessee.

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