Johnson History
Benjamin Morris, Sr.
  Sarah Elizabeth Bolton  
(Johann) Conrad Bescher(er) (Bischer)
The Bishers immigrated from the Bavarian Palatine region (GERMANY). Click here for details on the Bisher family. Margaretta (also Marie, Maria M., Margaratta, and Margaret T. and possibly Maria Margaretta T________)          
    b. 10 May 1757
in Pasquotank Co., NC
d. 25 July 1808
in Davidson Co., NC
m. 1786 b. ca. 1759-1763
in Robeson, NC
d. ca. 1850
DeKalb, GA
  b. 29 Aug. or Sept. 1784 (Weilburg, Nassau, Germany or Haiger, Germany)
d. 2 April 1846
Salisbury, NC, USA
m. ? b. ca. 1797 in Germany
d. 9 Aug. 1867
Salisbury, NC, USA
         
                                   
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Allen Harris Johnson
Helped found Sexton's Sch. House in 1861, reorganized in 1871 as Mt. Ebal Church (U.M.), Randolph County, NC.
Elizabeth "Betsy" Kearns
  William Nelson Morris of Lancaster Co., VA   Sarah Hicks   Godfrey Bescher (Bischer)

(Confederate veteran of the Civil War
and hero of Gettysburg - details)
Godfrey was born on the ship as his parents sailed from Nassau, Weilburg, GERMANY. He lived on a farm on Skeen Rd. in west Randolph Co., NC. According to http://www.geocities.ws/jetlag78/godfrey, "Godfrey was born on the voyage from Amsterdam to Charleston that brought his parents, Conrad and Margaretha, to America. He married Loucinda Loflin, who bore seven children, two of them twins (William and John)."
L(o)ucinda Loflin (Laughlin, Loftin)
   
      b. 21 March 1817
Davidson Co., NC
d. 30 Sept 1905
m. 1836 b. 29 Jan. or 21 March 1821
d. 21-22 July 1899
See note on dates.
  b. 24 June 1792
in North Carolina
d. 24 September 1873
in North Carolina
Burial: Siloam Cemetery,
Davidson, North Carolina
m. ? b. 13 Jan. 1794
d. 26 July 1882
  b. 1 Dec. 1818
d. 7 Sept. 1897
m. 1838 b. 21 Oct. 1817
d. 2 Dec. 1881
   
                                   
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The Campbell Knights of Lochow | Earls and Dukes of ArgyllWhile this Campbell's ancestry is unknown, the Campbells are from Clan Campbell of Scotland.

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Titus Winbourne Johnson (went by Winbourne) fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War in Co. B, 48th North Carolina Infantry. He enlisted August 8, 1862. He was wounded near Sharpsburg, MD, Sept. 7, 1862, and captured. He was wounded again Dec. 13, 1862, in Fredericksburg, VA. He was again wounded at Ream's Station, VA, Aug. 25, 1864. He lived at Tom's Creek west of Farmer, NC. He farmed and ran a grist mill. After the war, he returned to Jackson Hill Township.
More information: Winbourne Johnson on Geni and 48th Regiment NC Troops
Titus Winbourne Johnson Picture of couple
(Note: spots on face due to photo deterioration)
Malinda (Melinda/Linda) Christine Campbell Some erroneously have Melinda's surname as Cameron, but evidence supports Campbell, especially with one of her grandsons being named Thomas Campbell Morris Johnson and that my DNA matches point to a Campbell ancestor one generation before her. Allen Gilbert Morris   Nancy Jane Bescher (Bischer) Nancy had large brown eyes and hair that remained dark even into her sixties. She and Allen had seven daughters and no sons. They moved from Randolph Co., NC, to Denton, NC. Allen operated the General Store in 1880 & was one of the original stockholders of Denton Chair Co. - later Biltwell Chair Co. - organized 1913. He continued the grist mill business and was an organizer of the Denton Academy & Methodist's Children's Home. Allen and Nancy also helped found Sexton's School House in 1861, reorganized in 1871 as Mt. Ebal Church (United Methodist) in Randolph Co., NC.
Malinda was Winbourne's first wife who died at the age of 28 in 1875 the same year their daughter Hattie was born. Winbourne later married Amanda (Manda) Nance (1851-1927). Between the two marriages, he had 10 or 11 children. SOURCE: Curt Richey.

T. Winbourne Johnson's widow Amanda applied for pension in 1926 for his service in the Civil War.
b. 4 July 1837
d. 17 April 1913
m. ca. 1861
Davidson County, North Carolina
b. 8 August 1846
d. 29 June 1875
buried at Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery, Randolph County, North Carolina
US Census, 1870, North Carolina, Randolph, Concord, Salem Church Post Office
  • Top of page 7 of 28
  • Bottom of page 7 of 28 mentioning Titus W. Johnson as a miller and Malinda Johnson as keeping home
  • Top of page 8 of 28 mentioning Winbourne's and Malinda's children at the time
  • b. 7 Aug. 1838
    d. 24 Aug. 1918
    m. 23 Dec. 1858 b. 28 March 1840
    d. 29 Sept. 1924
            Map: NC counties in 1840  
    1880 Census information about Titus Winbourne Johnson: Age: 42; Birth Year: abt 1838; Birthplace: North Carolina; Home in 1880: Concord, Randolph, North Carolina; Race: White; Gender: Male; Relation to Head of House: Self (Head); Marital Status: Married; Spouse's Name: Manda Johnson; Father's Birthplace: North Carolina; Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina; Occupation: Grist Miller; Household Members (Name Age): Titus W. Johnson 42, Manda Johnson 29, Mary E. Johnson 18, Norman H. Johnson 13, Nepsie V. Johnson 11, Arther P. Johnson 8, Lona U. Johnson 1. Provided by Thom Cameron.
    Titus Winbourne Johnson's grave at Salem Church (Randolph Co., NC): marker, Johnson, inscription. The wives are buried on each side of this marker with their inscriptions on each side of the marker. The marker is about 6-feet tall. The grave of Winbourne's brother Jeremiah is to the left of it (not pictured). SOURCE: Curt Richey.
                               
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    Click here for notes about Norman and Julia Johnson.

    Click here for a picture of Norman and Julia.

    Norman Johnson's house in Denton, NC, that was passed to his son Tom
    (back of photo)
    Norman Harris Johnson   Julia Priscilla Morris  
    William Eddie Hill

    Hill History
    William Eddie Hill's memoir

    Mary Addie Cranford
    Mary Addie Cranford is listed as Mary Adelaide Cranford on her father's probate record (full probate record).
    Much thanks to researcher Cheri Dunaway Smith, a distant cousin, for her work on this part of Mary Addie Cranford's lineage.

    Click here for pictures of William Eddie and Mary as well as their children.

    Davidson Record article "Max Hill Studies Radio Technique" from June 28, 1945 (Max is the son of William Eddie Hill and Mary Addie Cranford Hill).
      b. 18 April 1867
    d. 22 April 1955
    Obituary
    m. 22 Aug. 1888
    60th Anniversary Article
    60th Anniversary photo
    b. 29 Nov. 1866
    d. 1 April 1950
      b. 27 June 1872
    d. 6 Oct. 1943
    m. ? b. 21 May 1870
    d. Jan. 1963
     
                     
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    "Herman Edwin Johnson was born Monday, February 17, eleven thirty P.M. AD. 1902. The day was fair and may his life be as pure and spotless as the white ribbon snow that covered the ground on that day" (from Johnson History). He was born at Cameron Place. He was a linotype operator for many newspapers, including The Charlotte Observer (where he was featured in January 28, 1937, photo with the composing room personnel; Zoom-in). He also had a business, Johnson Printing Co. in Hickory, NC, for 3 years in the 1930s. As he worked for different papers in different cities, he was a member of various typographical unions. He retired in 1963 and he and Gertrude moved to Denton, NC, after living in Miami, FL, for 18 years. They were members of Central United Methodist Church.

    Picture of Herman Edwin Johnson's siblings
    Herman "Eddie" Edwin Johnson
    (picture)
    Picture of Val Johnson (Herman's brother) and Nannie Hill (Gertude's sister) Gertrude Leona Hill
    (pictures - including siblings, parents)
    "I had a wonderful dream last night that included my late Grandma Johnson's house (photo, another photo). I walked the brick walkway in front (where she showed me how to sweep with a broom) to the sprawling gray wooden porch with white posts on brick bases. There were antique-looking wooden chairs on this porch - and memories such as jumping from the porch to an adjacent tree to climb my first tree as a kid. I placed a flower on a wooden chair and said, "This is where my grandma used to sit." I wandered on around the porch that wrapped most of the way around the house. I peaked in windows to see how similar things were to what I remembered. From the back porch of the house, I saw the shed and persimmon tree. Peeking in the kitchen window, I saw the little table by the door was gone. I went in and the expansive dining room (with the organ and dark wooden table) was there. I went to the bathroom and it looked the same with its sink with the two polygonal silver knobs with round tops. I wanted to see if the top of the one still came off and it did! I remember taking it off and on as a child. The front room had wooden floors. When grandma was alive, there also was a woodstove in the middle of the room, a couch back against the wall where the front windows were and a dark wooden bureau in the corner where she kept bags of peanut M&Ms in the upper drawers. What a gift -- these memories."
    ~ James Arthur Johnson
    8 August 2015


    Letter to Gertrude from her grandson Jamie Johnson ca. 1980: page 1, page 2
    Herman Edwin Johnson with his children: Hilda Mack Johnson on the left, William Herman Johnson is the baby being held and Geraldine Hill Johnson is on the right

    Johnson family: Left to Right: Gertrude Leona Hill Johnson, William Herman Johnson, Hilda Mack Johnson, Geraldine Hill Johnson and Herman Edwin Johnson
      b. 17 Feb. 1902
    d. 6 Aug. 1972
    Remembrance: 1, 2
    m. 15 April 1922
    50th Anniv.
    b. 9 May 1902
    d. 24 Oct. 1991
    Obituaries

    Remembrance Booklet:
    Page 1
    Page 2
    Page 3

    In Memoriam - Central UMC
    Gertrude Leona Hill Johnson's persimmon pudding recipe as transcribed by Carolyn Fisher Johnson.
    (Recipe Card)
    Note: Persimmons are ripe after first frost.
                 
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    1940 Census data showing H. Edwin Johnson and Gertrude Johnson and their Children: Geraldine (Jerrie), Hilda and William (Bill)

    Grown up: Johnson siblings with mother: left to right: Geraldine "Jerrie" Lomax, William "Bill" Herman Johnson, Gertrude Leona Hill Johnson and Hilda "Peg" Cranford
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              R. Neil Sexton (note on back of photo) was Bill Johnson's cousin and boyhood best friend. Neil was the son of Nannie Hill Sexton, sister of Gertrude Leona Hill Johnson. Neil died at age 11 and is the namesake for Bill's firstborn son Neil Fisher Johnson. Tragedy would strike again when Nannie's grandson Hugh Ames Sexton, Jr. would die in the Vietnam War in 1971.
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    Davidson Record article about Mack Cranford and his brothers serving in the Army, June 28, 1945

    Denton Orator articles about John Lomax II and Mack Cranford (written by Buddy Sexton)

    Geraldine "Jerrie" Johnson Lomax and her memories of growing up

    Central United Methodist Church in Denton, NC, where much of the family worshipped.
      Geraldine "Jerrie" Hill Johnson

    (childhood picture)
    (with her Father Herman Edwin "Ed" Johnson)
    Picture of
    John & Jerrie Lomax


    another picture
    John Haven Lomax II

    Photo from Denton 1939-1940

    (WWII Photo)
      Hilda Mack Johnson

    childhood picture

    Photo from Denton 1939-1940
    Sept. 1993 picture

    Aug. 1997 picture

    2005 article

    Mack Cranford and Hilda Johnson - Cheerleaders newspaper article
    Mack Hurlan Cranford

    Photo from Denton 1939-1940

    (WWII Photo)

    Also see this article.
    Video and Pictures
    from Denton, NC
    1939-1940



    Remembering Pop
    (William H. Johnson)


    Priceless Memories of William H. Johnson (written in his hand):
    page 1, page 2, page 3, page 4
    William "Bill" Herman Johnson Note about William H. Johnson

    Photos of William Herman Johnson:

    1. Toddler: cradle roll certificate 1931
      Christmas card to a 2-year-old Billy in 1931: (front, back)
    2. boyhood photo
    3. with mother/sisters
    4. Photos from Denton, NC, 1939-1940, when he was age 10
    5. Picture from school year 1940-1941
    6. Teenager: photo | photo | photo | photo
    7. Denton High School graduation (William H. Johnson is on the back row 2nd from right)
    8. Notes regarding Bill Johnson, Denton High School class of 1946 on 45th reunion in 1989
    9. Denton High School class of 1946 reunion (William H. Johnson is the 2nd man from the left on the back row)
      (Notes from 50th class reunion in 1996)
    10. young man with mother
    11. As a young man: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
    12. 1955 Bowling Tournament - William Herman Johnson is 4th from left
    13. Bill graduated from NCSU in 1954 with a Bachelor Degree in Industrial Engineering from the College of Agriculture and Engineering to launch his professional career: G.E. Engineer ca. 1960 | William "Bill" Herman Johnson | Willliam Herman Johnson, engineer at Walker | As a plant manager in the mid 1960s | With businessmen, 2nd Row, 3rd from right | Bio in his own writing | William Herman Johnson, Walker Plant Manager in NC | On right for Walker groundbreaking plant, Arden, NC, 1969 | Walker plant manager, Arden, NC | Johnson gets a patent on new uncoiler | VP of Engineering at Shenandoah Mfg. | Curriculum Vitae (p. 1, p. 2)
    14. Recreation: Golfing (William Herman Johnson in blue shirt) | William Herman Johnson (in white hat) fishing | William "Bill" Herman Johnson in his easy chair | celebrating a birthday
    15. Older years: Dad (William "Bill" Herman Johnson) making pancakes (with his pastor David Burch in the background)
    16. October 2009: Bill (William Herman Johnson) with grandson Arthur (William Arthur Harrison Johnson)

    Carolyn June Fisher
       
    Johnson siblings:
    • Very young children: Geraldine Hill Johnson, William Herman Johnson and Hilda Mack Johnson
    Geraldine Hill Johnson with baby brother William Herman Johnson
    As children: Geraldine Hill Johnson, Hilda Mack Johnson and William Herman Johnson
    • As young adults: Hilda Mack Johnson, William Herman Johnson and Geraldine Hill Johnson

    Denton, NC, History and Photos
    William H. Johnson said, "Denton raised me."
      b. 21 Feb. m. 26 Dec. 1941 b. 30 Oct. 1922
    d. 15 Feb. 2011
    In Memoriam
      b. 24 Sept. 1924
    d. 3 Aug. 2011
    In Memoriam
    m. 8 July 1944 b. 7 June 1923
    d. 22 July 2016
    In Memoriam
    Denton Feenix 1946 Denton High School Yearbook featuring Bill Johnson
    (PDF - 34MB)


    The Times, Thomasville, NC, March 29, 1989: "Season of New Beginnings: Students shed Red and White" by Kathy Blostrom, an article about the closing of Denton High School (DHS)


    William H. Johnson
    in the Navy
    b. 17 Aug. 1929
    Birthplace in Hickory, NC
    (back of photo)
    2004 Letter RE: birthplace:
    p. 1     p. 2
    Baby photo in Hickory
    d. 11 May 2010
    m. 7 June 1964
    Wedding Announcement
    Wedding Invitation
    Fisher-Johnson Pair United
    Marriage Certificate
    b. 28 May    
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          Jerry Wayne Everhart
    (picture)
      Marcia Ellen Lomax
    (as a girl)
    (as a girl with her mother)
    (as a girl with brother Johnnie)
    (2013)
    Marcia in Denton Rhythm Band ca. 1948, two diagnoal to the right from majorette

    Marcia among children in front yard of house on Red Hill in front center
    John "Johnny" Haven Lomax III
    (as a boy)
    (as a boy with sister Marcia)
    (2013)
      Sharon Amanda Cranford
    (as a girl with brother Rodney)
    (with husband Curtis Beal in 2010)
      Rodney Hurlan Cranford
    (as a boy with sister Sharon)
      Descendants from Bill's first marriage to Lorene Thomas in 1953

    The children of
    Bill & Carolyn Johnson

    (which includes James Arthur Johnson who researched and developed this site)
    William Herman Johnson ("Pop") with granddaughter Leona Mae Johnson in 2005
    Pop with granddaughter Leona Mae Johnson in 2005
    William "Pop" Johnson reading to grandchildren Leona Mae Johnson and William Addisen Paradzinski
     
          b. 24 April 1940
    d. 22 March 2015
    obituary

    In Memory: 1, 2, 3
    m. b. 16 April Mary Lou Fisher at prom with Johnny Lomax

    Note: Mary Lou is my aunt on my mother's side. ~ Jamie
    b. 20 March   b. 14 Feb.   b. 22 July 1950
    d. 17 Dec. 1985
       
    Denton 2003: Front: Louise Mae Johnson, Carolyn Fisher Johnson, Hilda Mack Johnson Cranford, Geraldine Johnson Lomax; Back: James Arthur Johnson, William Herman Johnson, Mack Cranford and John Haven Lomax II
     
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      Douglas W. Everhart
    (m. Amy Scherer in 2013)
      Mike Conner   Cindy Everhart
    Stephanie Lomax
    from his first marriage.
    Brad Lomax
    from his second marriage.
    Amanda Kanoy   David Brookbank, Jr.   Heath Cranford        
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    A son Andrew Everhart and a daughter Carmen Everhart from his first marriage to Jan.   Amber Conner

    NOTE: Amber married Zachary Furr on 27 June 2015

      Amy Conner   Nicholas Ares Sofia was born February 15, 2016, 7 lbs., 4 oz. and 19 inches long)     Madeline Grace Brookbank            
        b. 1991   b. 1996         b. 11 October            

    NOTE: William "Bill" Herman Johnson was born in Hickory, North Carolina. He grew up in Charlotte then Denton, North Carolina (Davidson County). From a marriage to Lorene Thomas in July 1953, William H. Johnson has a daughter who was born 1957 named Elizabeth Leigh Johnson (see tree below). Lorene died when Elizabeth was young. Elizabeth has children from 2 marriages: Jennifer Leigh Weese (b. May 1981, daughter of Richard Weese); and two children from her marriage to Michael Knell (married Nov. 1991): Kyle Knell (b. 7/17/1993) and Katie Knell (b. 9/11/1996). William H. Johnson married Carolyn June Fisher on June 7, 1964. Click here to see their family which includes their third son, James "Jamie" Arthur Johnson, researcher and developer of this online family tree. For William H. Johnson's ancestry, look above.

    Descendants of Elizabeth Leigh Johnson, daughter of William Herman Johnson and Lorene Thomas:

      Richard
    Weese
      Elizabeth
    Leigh
    Johnson
      Michael Knell  
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    Matt Burner m. Jennifer
    Leigh
    Weese
    b. May 1981
      Kyle Knell
    b. 17 July 1993
    m. 16 May 2015 to
    Montana Paige Jinkins
      Katie Knell
    b. 11 September 1995
     
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    Caleb Burner
    b. 22 December 1999
    Ethan Burner
    b. 2002
    Aurora Burner
    b. 15 December 2005
    Apollo "Polly" Burner
    b. 1 September 2007
                                                    The Bishers immigrated from
                                                    the Bavarian Palatine region
                                                    (GERMANY).
    
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                               Benjamin + Sara      Margaretta + Conrad    
                               Morris   | (of NC) (Also Marie  | Bescher
                              +---------+         Maria M.,    | (Bischer)
                              |b. 10 May|         Margaratta,  | b. 29 Aug. 1784 
                              |1757     |         and Margaret | in Weilburg, 
                              |d. 25    |         T., possibly | Nassau, 
                              |July 1808|         Maria        | Germany
                              +---------+         Margaretta   | d. 2 April 1846
                                        |         T________)   |
                                        |         b. ca. 1797  | Click HERE for
                                        |         d. 9 Aug.    | details on the 
                                        |            1867      | BISHER FAMILY.
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                     Elizabeth          |                      |
         Allen       "Betsy"            |                      |
         Harris   +  Kearns    Sarah + William N.   L(o)ucinda  Godfrey (Confederate
         Johnson  |            Hicks | Morris       Laughlin +  Bescher  Veteran of
    +-------------+---------+        | (Lancaster   (Loflin, | (Bischer) Civil War)
    |Helped found Sexton's  |        |  Co., VA)     Loftin) |          
    |Sch. House in 1861,    |        |                       |                
    |reorganized in 1871 as |        |                       |
    |Mt. Ebal Church (U.M.),|        |                       |
    |Randolph County, NC    |        |              +--------+--------+  Click
    +---+-----+---+---+-----+ +------+-----+        |b.21 Oct|b.1 Dec |  HERE 
        |b. 21|m.1836|b.21-9| |b. 13 |b. 24|        |1817    |1818    |  for details
        |March|      | Jan. | |Jan.  |June |        |d. 2 Dec|d.7 Sept|  of the
        |1817 |Betsy |1821  | |1794  |1792 |        |1881    |1897    |  BISHERS.
        |d. 30|dates |d.21-2| |d. 26 |d. 24|    +---+--------+--------+-------+
        |Sept.|may be|July  | |July  |Sept.|    |Godfrey was born on the ship |
        |1905 |off.  |1899  | |1882  |1873 |    |as his parents sailed from   |
        +-----+---+--+------+ +------+-----+    |Nassau, Weilburg, GERMANY.   |
                  |                  |          |He lived on a farm on Skeen  |
                  |                  |          |Rd. in west Randolph Co., NC.|
                  |                  |          |Lucinda/Godfrey married 1838.|
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                Titus       Melinda    Allen     Nancy     She had large brown 
                Winbourne + (Linda)    Gilbert + Jane      eyes and hair that 
                Johnson   | C.         Morris  | Bescher   remained dark into 
                          | Campbell           | (Bischer) her 60s. They had
         +-----+----------+----+ +-------------+-+----------------+ seven 
         |b. 4 | Titus fought  | |b. 7 Aug. 1838 |b.28 Mar. 1840  | daughters,
         |July | w/Confederacy | |d. 24 Aug. 1918|d. 29 Sept. 1924| no sons.
         |1837 | in Civil War, | +---------------+----------------+-----+
         |d. 17| Co. B, 48th NC| |Moved from Randolph Co., NC, to Denton|  
         |April| Infantry. Was | |NC.  Allen operated Gen. Store in 1880|
         |1913 | wounded near  | |& was one of the original stockholders|
         +-----+ Sharpsburg, MD| |Denton Chair Co. -- later Biltwell    |
         |Sept7,1862. Captured.| |Chair Co. -- organized 1913. Continued|
         |Wounded Dec.13 ,1862,| |grist mill business. Was an organizer |
         |Fredericksburg, VA.  | |of the Denton Academy & Methodist's   |
         |Wounded at Ream's    | |Children Home. Married 23 Dec. 1858.  |
         |Station, VA, Aug. 25,| |They also helped found Sexton's School|
         |1864. He had lived at| |House in 1861, reorganized in 1871 as |
         |Tom's Creek west of  | |Mt. Ebal Church (United Methodist) in |
         |Farmer, NC. He farmed| |Randolph County, North Carolina.      |
         |and ran a grist mill.| +-+------------------------------------+
         |After the war, he    |   |
         |returned to Jackson  |   |
         |Hill Township.       |   |
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    CLICK HERE FOR    Norman    Julia        CLICK HERE     William  Mary
    NOTES ABOUT       Harris  + Priscilla    FOR WILLIAM    Eddie + Addie
    NORMAN & JULIA.   Johnson | Morris       EDDIE HILL'S   Hill  | Cranford
                      +----+--+-+----+       MEMOIR        +------+-----+             
                      |b.18|m.22|b.29|                     |b. 27 |b. 21|
                      |Apr.|or25|Nov.|  Click HERE for     |June  |May  |
                      |1867|Aug.|1866|  pictures of these  |1872  |1870 |
                      |d.22|1888|d. 1|  two couples.       |d. 6  |d.   |
                      |Apr.|    |Apr.|                     |Oct.  |Jan. |
                      |1955|    |1950|                     |1943  |1963 |
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    |Herman Edwin Johnson|    Herman     Gertrude
    |was a linotype oper-|    "Eddie" +  Leona
    |-ator for many news-|    Edwin      Hill
    |-papers. He also had|    Johnson
    |a business, Johnson |    +-----+----+-----+    Click HERE for a 
    |Printing Co.,Hickory|    |b. 17|m.15|b. 9 |    picture of Herman
    |for 3 years in the  |    |Feb. |Apr.|May  |    Edwin Johnson.
    |1930s. He retired in|    |1902 |1922|1902 |
    |1963 & he & Gertrude|    |d. 6 |    |d. 24|
    |moved to Denton, NC,|    |Aug. |    |Oct. |
    |after living in     |    |1972 |    |1991 |
    |Miami, FL, 18 years.|    +-----+--+-+-----+
    |Members of Central  |             |
    |United Methodist Ch.|             |
    +--------------------+             |
                                       |
                                       |
                +--------------+-------+--------------+
                |              |                      |    
                |              |                      |    
    Carolyn  William        Hilda       Mack        Geraldine    John
    June  +  "Bill"         "Peg"    +  Cranford    "Jerrie"  +  Haven 
    Fisher   Herman          Mack    |               Hill     |  Lomax
             Johnson         Johnson |               Johnson  |   II
          +-----+-----+      +-------+------+       +-----+-----+
    boy-  |m.  7|b. 17|      |b. 24  |m. 8  |       |b. 21|m. 26|       Denton Orator articles about 
    hood  |June |Aug. |      | Sept. | July |       |Feb. |Dec. |       Mack Cranford and John Lomax 
    photo |1964 |     |      |       | 1944 |       |     |1941 |       (written by Buddy Sexton)
          +-----+-----+      +-------+------+       +-----+---+-+
          Their Children             |                        |
       *************         +-------+--+           +---------+-+
                             |          |           |           |
      (See NOTE below     Rodney     Sharon         John    Marcia    Jerry
       or click on        Hurlan     Amanda         Haven   Ellen  +  Everhart
       William's name     Cranford   Cranford       Lomax   Lomax  |
       to see his         +-----+    +-----+         III   +-----+ |
       descendants.)      |b. 22|    |b. 14|       +-----+ |b.16 | |
         /^\              |July |    |Feb. |       |b.20 | |April| |
          |               |1950 |    |     |       |March| |     | |
          |               |d. 17|    +--+--+       |     | +-----+ |
          |               |Dec. |       |          +--+--+         |
          |               |1985 |       |  Children of John        |
          |               +--+--+       |  Lomax III are           |
          |                  |          |  Stephanie from          |
          |               Heath         |  his 1st marriage        |
          |               Cranford      |  and Haven (daughter)    |
          |               b. ca. 1978   |  and Brad both from      |
          |                             |  his 2nd marriage.       |
          |                             |                   +------+
          |                             |                   |
          |                             |                   |
          |                             |             +-----+-+
          |                             |             |       |
          |  David Brookbank, Jr. + Amanda  Jan +  Doug      Cindy     +  Mike
          |  (m. 21 November 1998)| Kanoy       |  Everhart  Everhart  | Conner
          |                       |             | (b. 1964)  (b. 1968) |
          |    Madeline Grace Brookbank         |                      |
          |      (b. 11 October)           +----+------+         +-----+-+
          |                                |           |         |       |
          |                              Andrew     Carmen   Amber     Amy
          |                              Everhart   Everhart Conner    Conner
         \|/                                                 (b. 1991) (b. 1996)
          '
    NOTE:  William "Bill" Herman Johnson was born in Hickory, North Carolina.
    He grew up in Charlotte then Denton, North Carolina (Davidson County).
    From a marriage to Lorene Thomas in July 1953, William H. Johnson has a
    daughter who was born 1957 named Elizabeth Leigh Johnson.
    Lorene died when Elizabeth was very young.  Elizabeth has children
    from 2 marriages:  Jennifer Leigh Weese (b. May 1981, daughter of
    Richard Weese); and two children from her marriage to Michael Knell
    (married Nov. 1991):  Kyle Knell (b. 1993) and Katie Knell
    (b. 9/11/1995).  William H. Johnson married Carolyn June Fisher
    on June 7, 1964.  Click here to see their family which
    includes their third son, James "Jamie" Arthur Johnson, researcher and
    developer of this online family tree.  For William H. Johnson's
    ancestry, LOOK ABOVE.