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Re: Isaac Johnston

Posted: 1100739773000
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Edited: 1104499091000
Descendants of Isaac Johnson/Johnston and Sarah:

Isaac Johnson b. abt 1770 d. 1834 m. Sarah b. abt 1773 d. after 1840. They married about 1790. Isaac and Sarah settled in Town Hollow region in Russell County Virginia (changed to Tazewell Co. in December 1799). He bought 250 acres in Town Hollow in 1795 , the land in located in the Western region of Tazewell Co. , in what is Richlands VA today. Isaac accumulated a several hundred acres of land and owned at least two slaves, one of which remained with the "Wide Sarah" through at least 1840. Isaac died about 1834. Isaac Johnson signed the petition to form Tazewell co. from Russell Co. He also served as juror and road surveyor for the county on several occasions. Isaac and Sarah Johnson had 13 children.
* There was an Isaac Johnson who married Sarah Robinet in 1790 in Bourbon Co. KY. This may or may not be the same people.

I. Cornelius Johnson b. 1791 , was in the War of 1812. He married Caty Davis in Tazewell Co. on June 8, 1815. He bought land in Tenn. in the 1820's. He moved to Vigo Co. , Indiana in the early 1830's.

II. Daniel Johnson b. between 1800 and 1803 . Daniel married Lettitia /Tisha Gross in Tazewell Co. on April 24, 1846.They had four children.
William Johnson b. 1843 , he may not belong to Tisha Gross Johnson.
Elbert Johnson b. 1845 , he may not be the s/o Tisha.
Sarah Johnson b. 1847
Isaac Johnson b. 1850 . Isaac Johnson married Louisa "Linnie" Bowling on Feb. 18, 1869. Isaac was living with her family in 1870. Linnie was the daughter of David and Louisa Jane Anderson Bowling. Louisa "Linnie Bowling Johnson was b. Sep. 4, 1853.
* Tisha Gross may be the daughter of Wm. and Mary Gross. Daniel Johnson may have been married before. In the Annals of Taz. Co. There is a Daniel Johnson who
married Haner Shepley on Feb. 2, 1822. There is also another Daniel Johnson who married Hannah d/o William McGuire. This was in Wm. McGuires will , also
found in the Annals of Taz. Co. VA. Is Haner and Hannah the same person? Did Hannah McGuire marry a Shepley first?
One other interesting note is that Daniel Johnson listed PROPHET as his occupation in the 1850 Taz. Co.
census. Did he mean in the spiritual sense, or did he mean that he lived on his profits?
David B. Bowling's will was probated on April 1891 in Tazewell Co. VA. (Will Bk. 6, pg. 174)
Devises his property to his wife , Louisa J.; to his children, George, Margaret, Linna Johnson, Levina Evaline Rich, Louisa Jane Rudd, Martha Gilliam Hall, and Mary Kinder; to his grandson, Wm. H. Bowling.

III. Squire Johnson b. between 1794 and 1802 d. 1834/35 . He married Mary "Polly" Lester on June 1, 1819 in Tazewell Co. VA. Polly was b. abt 1801 d. May 11, 1884 in Tazewell Co. VA. Mary "Polly" Lester was the d/o Jesse Lester and Nancy (possibly Drake or Collins). I have 7 children listed for them. This may or may not be correct. I am listing them until I can either prove or disprove that it is correct.
1.Mahala Johnson married Charles Edward or Edmund Blankinship b. abt. 1817 in Taz. Co.d. 1856 in Russell Co. s/o William Blankenship and Sarah Drake. Mahala and Edmund married on Jan. 1, 1839 . Children:
Mary Blankenship b. abt. 1852 married James H. Moore s/o John M. Moore and Nancy Johnson. Mary and James
Moore's children were : Thomas M. Moore b. 1875 ; Ella Moore b. 1877; and Francis Moore b. 1880. James H.
Moore and wife Mary J. Blankenship were living beside James's parents in Taz. Co. in 1880.

Frank Blankenship b. abt. 1838 m. ____ Bostic.

Melinda Blankenship b. abt. 1840 m. ______Hall.

William Henry Blankenship b. Dec. 1, 1843 , m. Anna Louise Vance.

Oscar Blankenship b.abt. 1846.

Edward Thomas "Devil Tom" Blankenship b. Feb. 23, 1855 , m. Harriet "Hattie" Stevenson.

2. Isaac Johnson was born Abt. 1822 in Tazewell County, VA, and died in Tazewell Co., VA. He married (1) ELIZABETH VENCILL July 16, 1848 in Tazewell County, Virginia . She was born Abt. 1830. He married (2) NANCY GRIFFEY July 13, 1868 in Tazewell Co., VA , daughter of GEORGE GREEN and ANN.

Isaac Johnson was a widower when he married Nancy Griffey. He was 46 and she was 38 and divorced.
Burial: Johnson Cemetery site 94, Tazewell Co., VA

Draden b. abt. 1845 ; William b. abt. 1849 ; Martha b. abt. 1851 ; Matilda b. abt. 1854 ; Thomas b. abt. 1858 ;
Julia b. abt. 1859 ; Isabell b. abt. 1860 ; Louise b. abt. 1862 ; Rebecca b. abt. 1863 ; and Emily b. abt. 1867-68.
Emily could belong to Elizabeth Vencill or Nancy Griffy. The birth date and marriage date makes it appear that she could belong to either wife.

3. Nancy Jane Johnson b. abt. 1831 in Taz. Co. m. John M. Moore b. 1830 in Franklin Co. VA. on March 8, 1855 in Tazewell Co. Va. I descend from this line. their children are:
Mary Jane Moore b. 1857 in Tazewell Co. married William Helbert b. 1846 in Tazewell Co. s/o Gincy Helbert.
their children were :
Nancy Helbert b. 1875 d. before 1900 from consumption
Robert S. Helbert b. 1877 m. Rachel Houchins.
Ava Helbert b. 1879 d. before 1900 (may have drowned based on a family note from the 70's that one of the girls drowned.
John Helbert b. 1883 m. Mary Carter d/o Harden and Caroline Lawson Carter.
Harriett "Hattie" Mae Helbert b.Aug. 28 ,1884/85 d. Nov. 19, 1936 in Doran Va. m. David Nathaniel Lewis
on Sep. 22, 1904 in Taz. Co.
William Beverly "Bev" Helbert b. December 15 , 1886 in Tazewell Co. VA d. Sept. or October 1964 in Taz. Co.
Bev married Mahala "Haley" Lawson d/o Caroline Lawson. "Old Man Bev" is my Great Grandfather.
Edgar Helbert b. 1891 m. John Chambers and Tom Simmons.
Effie Helbert b. 1895 m. Noah Lowe.
Leonard Helbert b. 1895. never married

James H. Moore b. abt. 1857 m. Mary Blankenship d/o Mahala Johnson and Edmund Blankenship.

Julia A. Moore b. 1860 m. Tolbert Blankenship b. Nov. 25, 1857 d. Jan. 13, 1926 . Julia and Tolbert m. on Jan. 13,
1884. He was the s/o John and Olivia "Alice" Blankenship. They had a daughter , Dora Blankinship , who m. George
Stinson on Sep. 12, 1911 .

William Moore b. 1862

John W. Moore b. 1865 married Martha Alice Lawson (have this family line if needed)

George T. Moore b. 1872. George was probably named after George T. Helbert b/o William s/o Gincy
Helbert. George Helbert lived with the Moore family when he was a child. After he married , he only moved a few
houses from the Moore's.

4. James Johnson b. abt. 1833.

5. Elisha Johnson b.abt. 1830 in Taz. Co. VA. He married Christinia Green on Jan. 4, 1866 in Taz. Co. She was the d/o George Green and Anna Bostic. Children of Elisha and Christinia Johnson : Arminda b. 1858 ; James H. b. 1870; Reese b. April 1873; Robert E. Lee b. Nov. 1875; and Elisha b. 1877.

6. Nathan (Nathaniel Jersey or Jessee)Johnson b. 1837
Nathaniel and his brother, James, left Tazewell as youngsters and went to Tennessee where they enlisted in the U. S. Army during the Civil War. Afterwards, Nathaniel drifted around going to Arkansas and eventially, Texas.
7. Letitia Johnson b. 1843 (more than likely , a grand daughter?)
*note Squire Johnson was supposed to have died around the same time as his father in 1834 , so I am not sure about the last 2 children and their birth dates.

IV. John Johnson

V. William Johnson

VI. Jackson Johnson m. Susannah Cordill on Nov. 6, 1834 in Tazewell Co. Va. Named there second child Isaac Johnson.

VII. George Johnson b. 1824 or 1825.

VIII. Harrison Johnson b. 1824 or 1825.

IX. Mary Johnson m. Daniel Young on June 11, 1812 in Taz. Co. VA.

X. Sarah Johnson m. Reuben Ratliff in March 28, 1837.

XI. Eleanor "Nelly" Johnson m. Asa Harper on Dec. 23, 1824 in Tazewell Co. VA. There was a Jas Harper ,age 6, living with William Cline in 1850 Taz. Co.)Nelly may be the mother of William Cline Johnson (the f/o the Cline-Johnson clan of Tazewell Co. Va).

XII. Isaac Johnson Jr. b. between 1800 and 1808 (possibly b. 1807) m. Martha "Patsey" Lester Asbury b. 1808 ,d/o Jesse and Nancy Lester on Jan. 29, 1834 in Taz. Co. Martha had been married to Moses Asbury on Feb. 26, 1826. Moses died in 1830. Children of Isaac Johnson Jr. and Martha "Patsy" Lester Asbury Johnson:
1. Mary Jane Johnson b. Apr. 1834 d. Oct. 31, 1871, m. Kirk Brooks between 1552 and 55 in Taz. Co.

2. Louisa M. Johnson b. 1836 d. ____ ,m. John Kasky in 1855-1860.

3. Adeline Johnson b. 1839 in Burke's Garden , Taz. Co. VA. m. William Harrison Blair about 1862 . He was the s/o John and Polly Baisden Blair . Children of Wm. and Adeline Blair: Cora; Elias; Nancy Ellen; Lazarus; Frank; Monterville; James A.; Wm.; and Edna Blair.

4. Eleanor Johnson b. 1842 ,m. William Grose .

5. Rebecca Johnson b. 1844 in Taz. Co. m. John Hicks.

6. Eveline Johnson b. 1847 m. James Hicks .

7. John F. Johnson b. 1849 in Taz. Co. m. Amanda Marshall on Jan. 2, 1870 in Taz. Co.

8. Martha Johnson b. 1850-52 , m. Jack Stewart.

9. Isabel Johnson b. between 1847 and 1853 m. William Davis.

10. Ellen Johnson b. 1854 in Taz. Co.

XIII.Sarah Johnson (Jr.) married Reuben Ratliff in 1837.

I also descend from Elizabeth Johnson Elswick (sister in law to Polly Lester Johnson)
XIV. Elizabeth Johnson b. abt. 1809 , m. John Paris Elswick b. 1808 . They were married in Raven , VA. He was the s/o Jonathan and Agnes Elswick. Elizabeth and John Elswick lived in Russell Co, and their children were:
1. Isaac Elswick b. 1829 d._____ , m. Sarah Griffitts b. March 9, 1827 in Taz. Co. . Married on Feb. 17, 1853 in Taz.

2. William G. Elswick b. 1844 d. ____, m. Eliza J. Byrd.

3. Polly Elswick b. 1842

4. James Elswick b. 1849 , m. Rachel Low . James enlisted in the Civil War on Feb. 28, 1863 in Buchannon Co. VA..

5. Bashaba Elswick b. 1834

6. Tolbert J. Elswick b. 1838 , m. Lucinda Vance on Apr. 12, 1859 in Taz. Co.She was the d/o Wm. and Nancy Vance.

7. Eliza Jane Elswick b. 1828 , m. James Harvey Vance .

8. Sarah Elswick b. 1831 , m. William Patton Oney.

9. Vicy Elswick b. 1835

10. Ponethar Elswick b. 1837

11. Nancy Elswick b. 1839

12. John Paris/Parish Elswick b. 1846
Annals of Tazewell Co. vol. 2 pg. 38
Jno. P. Elswick married Nancy Jane Lester January 14, 1865 in Tazewell Co.
1870 Russell Co. Va (New Garden) Aug. 24
John Elswick 23
Jane 22
Henry 3
Isaac 6 months

They also had a son named George W. Elswick b. Nov. 17, 1871 d. Nov. 13, 1938 . He married Julia Belle Short. Their children are: Wm. "Bill" Elswick ; Levi Johnson Elswick ; Liza; Mary; and Lucas Elswick.

. Jane (Nancy Jane Lester) Elswick died between 1870 and Sept. 21, 1876.

John P. Elswick married second ,on Sep. 21, 1876, to Margaret "Peggy" Ann Morgan Keen b. 1855 d/o John E. Keen and Katherine Vance. This is my line.
Children of John and Peggy Elswick are :
1. Victoria Elswick b. abt. 1877-79

2.Lafayette "Fate" Elswick b. July 29 1884 or July 12, 1879 or June 1880 d. Nov. 1969 in Raven , VA. Fate Elswick m. Bertha B. Wyatt b. 1888 d. 1954 . They are my Great Grandparents. Their Children are:

Allen John "Doe" Elswick; Clarence Elswick ; Fred Elswick; Max Elswick; Nellie
Elswick; Jessie Elswick; Berkley Elswick; Annie Elswick; Jackie Elswick; Nona Elswick;
and Mollie Mae Elswick , my grandmother who married three times. Lastly to my grandfather Kelly

3. Elizabeth b. June 1883

4. James B. b. Sep. 1885

5. Arminda b. May 1887

6.John E. b. May 1888

7. Ana Eliza b. Aug. 1891

8.Silena b. 1894

9. Jane R. b. Dec. 1896

10. Edward G. b. May 1899 (aka Giles Elswick)

Bertha Wyatt was the d/o David Wyatt and Dempsey ______ (possibly Robert's / Robinson,d/o Susan; or Profitt d/o Edmond and Sarah.

1900 Tazewell Co. Va Maiden Springs
#8 WYATT David 56 b. July 1843 M Va married 18 years (1882)
Dempsey 48 b. Jan 1852 F wife Va 7 children , 6 alive (think she counted the 3 belonging to Margaret Lester)
John 16 b. Jan 1884 M son Va
Robert 14 b. Jan 1886 M son Va
Bertha 12 b. Mar 1888 F dtr Va (married "Fate" Elswick s/o John P. and Peggy)
George W 8 b. Feb 1892 M son Va

Tazewell Co. 1920 Maidensprings
# 437
Lafette Elswick 36 ,married 14 years
Bertha B. 31
Mollie 14 (married Frazier Moore , Earl Hess , and Kelly Helbert)
Willie 12
Annie 11
Nona 7
Nellie 6
Freddy 2
Jessie 1 yr. 4 months

child of John P. Elswick and Peggy Ann Keen:
Lafayette "Fate" Elswick b. July 29, 1884 in Swords Creek ,VA. d. November 1969. He married three times. (1st)Bertha B.
Wyatt b. 1888 d. 1954 , (2nd) ? Hess (3rd) Nan Mosely/Mosley.
Lafayette Elswick lived on the mountain at Raven ,VA most of his life. It is there that he built the old home place for the family.
He was a black smith, coal miner, and farmer. He was said to have raised sugar cane and he had an apple orchard. He had one
apple tree that he had grafted three different types of apple on . In December of 1936 Fate was working at Raven Red Ash
Cole Co. in Red Ash, VA.

*Lafayette Elswick's SSDI record says his birth date was July 12, 1879 , but when I sent for it the copy of his SS application
says his birth day is July 29, 1884.

Children of Lafayette Elswick and Bertha "Bessy" Wyatt :
1.Nona Elswick b. abt. 1913 m. Lum H. Childress b. May 5, 1911 d. May 6, 1990 in Tazewell Co. VA.
2.Jesse Elswick b. abt. 1919 ,had red hair and full of tricks. Lived in the Tazewell and Russell Co. area all his life. Possibly
married Ruth Messer. They had eight children.
3.Allen John "Doe" Elswick b. Jan. 15,1922 d. Oct. 25 , 1999 in W.Va.. He moved to Maryland in the 50's, moved back to
Richlands VA in 1976, later moved to W.Va.. He and Gearldine have four children: Bonnie, Janet,Rex Allen, and John Richard
4. Jackie Elswick moved to Maryland. She was crippled from authorities.
5. Annie Elswick b. 1909
6. Nell "Nellie" Elswick b. abt. 1914 ,moved to Ohio and then to Florida.
7.Berkly "Burk" Elswick b. Jan.22 1925 d. Aug. 16, 1992 in Baltimore , MD.
8. Fred Elswick b. Aug. 26, 1916 d. Dec. 1986 in Raven, Buchannon Va. He was also a red head. Stayed in the Taz. Russ.
Co. area.Though he did live in W.Va. at some point.
9. Max Elswick
10. Clarence Elswick is the only survivor of this family. He moved to Ohio but returned to Richlands.He lives in Richlands by
the bread store. He suffers from Alzimers. A picture of Clarence Elswick is published in "The Album of Tazewell County Va."
in 1989. It can also be found on the Tazewell Co. Gen Web site. Clarence Elswick is pictured with Henry Horton . They are
holding pistols on each other.
11. Mollie Mae Elswick b. May 1, 1905-6 d. 1973 married Frazier Moore , Earl Hess , and Kelly Helbert.
Children of Mollie Mae Elswick and Frazier Moore:


1860 Tazewell Co. Baptist Valley
John M. Moore 31
Nancy 31
James H. 4
Mary Jane 1
1870 Tazewell Co. Maidensprings
John M. Moore 45
Nancy J. 45
James H. 15
Mary J.
Julia 9
William 6
John C. 3
George Helbert 14
Lewis Johnson 9
1880 Tassel Co. Maidensprings
living between John M. and Nancy J. Moore and William and Mary J. Moore Helbert
# 415
James H. Moore 23
Mary J. 28 d/o Mahala Johnson and Edmund Blankenship
Thomas M. 5
Ella 3
Frances 2 months
1900 Russell Co. Elk Garden
James H. Moore 45 married 8 yrs. , 7 children
Martha 27
Bessie A. 11
Florance 9
Charles L. 5
Eliza 4
Nancy Jane 2
James F. twin under one (think this is Frazier)
Wm. F. twin under one

1910 Tazewell Co. Va Maidensprings
next door to Robert Helbert brother of William Beverly Helbert
James H. Moore 57 ,married 19 years Va farm laborer
Martha E. 36 ,9 children
Charles 16
Pearl 15
Nobiah 13
Frazier 10
Fay 10
Myrtle 4
Edna 3
Archie 1

1920 Tazewell Co. Maidensprings
living next door to Edgar Helbert Chambers sister of William Beverly Helbert
# 258
James H. Moore 63 farmer
Martha C. 47
Frazier 19
Daisy 19 ?
Arch 17 (should be 11)
Myrtle 14
Elma 12 (Edna ?)
Jessie less than one

Mollie Mae Elswick b. abt. 1905 d. 1973 d/o Lafayette and Bertha Wyatt Elswick married James Frazier Moore b. abt.1900
s/o James H. Moore and Martha_____. They married about 1922 . Children were:
Elmer Moore b. abt. 1923 d. 1976 m. Janice .They had 4 children. (all adopted out)
Gladys b. abt. 1925
Louis b. abt. 1927
Frazier "Junior" Moore Jr. married Lucille , no children.
Lawrence Moore
* Frazier either died or left before 1937.

Mollie Mae Elswick Moore and Earl Hess b. 1912 s/o John F. and Sarah A. Hess , had one child:
William "Bill" Hess b. 1937 d. 1999 m. Ruth Ray in Richlands VA.
* Earl Hess died or left.

And to get back to the Cordle family..Kelly Helbert had a sister Novella Helbert (my great aunt)who married Archie M. Cordle (who desended from Jeremiah Cordle and Elizabeth Riggins... )I can get that typed up and send if you are interested. AND they had a brother Clarence Helbert who married Lena Hagy Cordle (exwife of Rev. Walter Thomas Cordle). I need to chase that line down .
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