John M. Johnson Was indeed called Jake. I beleive his father's name was also John (which makes tracking him difficult). Jake died before the Civil War. Jake also had a brother who owned a newspaper in Jackson, Mo. and I think I remember his name was Thomas. Catherine's mother was a Hinkle and I believe her father was a Revolutionary War veteran. I have a substantial amount of information about Catherine's family. I'm in the process of updating my files, but would be glad to share once that's complete. Please contact me if you're still interested.
By the way, I'd be very interested in any information re: Catherine's relocation to TX.