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James E. & Jemima Johnson, Jeff. Co.

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James E. Johnson (Reverend)
Born:Feb.10,1803 Sumner County,Tn
Died:July 14,1874 Jefferson County,Il
Married:Jemima Livinston 1825 in Jefferson County,Illinois
Born:1807 In Indiana
Died:July 29,1893 In Jefferson County,Il

Rev James E Johnson;

Jemima Johnson;

Lewis Johnson (Reverend)
Birth:1776 in Louisa,Louisa County,Virginia
Death:29 Jan 1857 in Jefferson County,Illinois

Frances Winn "Frankey" Stone
Birth:16 Mar 1774 in Virginia
Death:19 Dec 1857 in MT Vernon,JeffersonCounty,Illinois

Brothers And Sisters

John T Johnson
Birth:in Virginia
Death:in Jefferson County,Illinois

Milley Johnson
Birth:31 Dec 1796 in Loudoun County,Virginia
Death:31 Jan 1883 in MT Zion,Macon County,Illinois
Ashel Bateman
Birth:23 Feb 1794 in Edgecombe County,North Carolina
Death:22 Mar 1846 in Jefferson County,Illinois

Anna Johnson
Birth:6 May 1798 in Gallatin,Sumner County,Tennessee
Death:21 Oct 1890 in MT Vernon,Jefferson County,Illinois
Ransom Moss
Birth:5 May 1797 in Louisa,Louisa County,Virginia
Death:2 Aug 1835 in MT Vernon,Jefferson County,Illinois

Susan Johnson
Birth:1816 in Tennessee
Death:1892 in Jefferson County,Illinois
Uriah Gilliland Witherspoon
Birth:27 Apr 1814 in Livingston County,Kentucky
Death:2 Jul 1892 in Crittenden County,Kentucky

Story Lewis Johnson

Like the Caseys and Maxeys, the Johnsons one and all have been prominent from the earliest settlement of the county. Benjamin Johnson, the ancestor of our Jefferson county Johnson, was a Marylander. John, a son of his, was the father of our pioneers. Lewis, the son of this John Johnson, was among our very first settlers. He had nine children - Milly; Anna; Lucy, married L. Foster and they lost their house by fire and their infant son was cremated; James E. Johnson was the eldest son of Lewis. He was quite a preacher and improved the farm where John T. Johnson raised his family. John T., the next oldest brother of James, was licensed to preach when but twenty years old. He going the conference and took regular work. Nicholas lived in Grand Prairie and died there. Elizabeth married G. B. Afflack, of Richview. Nancy married James Barnes, of Richview. Susan married A. Witherspoon, and went to Kentucky. [Walls History of Jefferson County, 1909]

Lewis and Frances Winn (Stone) Johnson, their children, and Lewis Johnson's widowed mother, Mrs. John Johnson, came to Jefferson Co. Ill. in 1819. On April 16th, 1819 Lewis Johnson was granted 180 acres of land in section 22, Shiloh township, where they all lived together. Lewis Johnson was born in Louisa County in Virginia in 1690. Besides being a farmer, Lewis was a Methodist Episcopal preacher. His two sons James E. and John T. were also preachers, who lived and died in Jefferson County. Lewis died January 29, 1857. [Facts and Folks, Jefferson County, Illinois, 1978]

Anna Johnson Moss Latham Obituary

Mt. Vernon Newspaper - October 1890

Annie Moss Latham was born in Louisa county, near Richmond, Va., on
May 6, 1798, and died in Mt. Vernon, Illinois on October 21, 1890. She was the
daughter of Rev. Lewis Johnson, one of the pioneer Methodist preachers of
Illinois. In her early life Sister Latham's parents moved from Virginia to
Tennessee, and in 1819 from Tennessee to Illinois, settling four miles from Mt.
Vernon. On July 6, 1822, she married Ransom Moss, by whom she had eight
children. In 1835 Mr. Moss died, leaving her the care of her children to raise
and educate as best she could in an almost unbroken wilderness. Her industry and
energy in this heroic task knew no bounds, and her success was phenomenal. After
a few years she married James Latham. In a few short months she was a widow
again, and her responsibilities increased by the birth of another son. Her
father was a tower of strength. He preached, sang and shouted the high praises
of God all over this country, and when at home held family prayer with his loved
ones three times every day. From this pious raising came "Grandma's" crowning
glory of a thoroughly consecrated religious life and an unswerving fidelity to
God under all circumstances. At the age of eleven she joined the Methodist
Episcopal Church and rejoiced in her communion and membership 81 years. For ten
years she had been blind, but her other faculties were unimpaired. She literally
walked with God, and was often in the house of God with His people. Her
descendants number about 200 souls, running down to the fifth generation, and
"Grandma" was loved and reverenced by all. In her life and death she was more
than conqueror

Picture Below Is A Five Generation Picture Of Anna Johnson Moss Latham And Samuel K. Latham with a Daughter(By Ransom Moss),Granddaughter And Great Grandchild.
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