Descendants of Albert Sidney Lee Johnson

submitted by Sue Royal

Generation No. 1

1. ALBERT SIDNEY LEE3 JOHNSON (CHARLES WILLIAM2, ERASMUS1) was born July 07, 1866 in Frederick Co., MD1, and died September 28, 1936 in Grafton, WV2. He married ANNA ANELIZA MCCRACKEN December 23, 1897 in Cameron, Marshall Co., WV3, daughter of JOHN MCCRACKEN and LOUISANNA COOPER. She was born February 05, 1876 in Marshall Co., WV4, and died September 23, 1958 in Taylor Co., WV5.

Notes for ALBERT SIDNEY LEE JOHNSON:

  • He is listed in the 1870 Frederick Co., MD census as 6. He is listed as Sydey L.
  • He is listed in the 1880 Frederick Co., MD census as 15 and as a can maker. He is listed as Sidney Lee.
  • In the 1887 Frederick City Directory, Sidney is listed as a canmaker at 183 S. Market Street.
  • In the 1892-93 Frederick City Directory, Sydney Lee is listed as a can maker at 138 S. Market St.
  • He is listed in the 1900 Marshall Co., WV census as 33, married for 2 years, to Anna with one son.
  • In the 1910 Taylor Co., WV census, he is listed as 42, a farmer, married 12 years to Anna with 4 kids in Felterman District.
  • In the 1920 Taylor Co., WV census, he is listed as 52, a farmer, married to Annie E. with 5 kids in the Fetterman District. He also has his brother-in-law Soleman McCracken, age 57 living in the home with him along with a niece, Ilda C. McCracken, age 1.
  • In the Marshall Co., WV Birth Records from LDS film # 0853794, Ilda Clarissa is listed as the child of Solomon and Alta.
  • According to Jo Anne Williams Shields, Uncle Sid wore glasses with purple lens. He was a big heavy man who would sit and tell stories to the children gathered around the porch.
  • In the LDS microfilm # 0853803, page 292, for Marshall Co., WV, Annie E McCraken marries Albert S. L. Johnson in 1897, recorded in volume F, page 576. This is the only time I have seen Albert as part of his name.
  • In the LDS microfilm # 853812, Marshall Co., WV Marriage Records for 1895-1897, his name is listed as Albert S. L. Johnson. He was age 31, born in Frederick Co., MD, single and residing in Cameron, WV at the time of the marriage, 23 Dec 1897. Annie E. McCracken was 22, born in Marshall Co., WV, single and residing in Cameron, WV at the time of the marriage.
  • Burial: September 30, 1936, Brown Cemetery, WV5
  • Information from Frederick News Post, Record #346 states: Johnson, Sydney Lee 1 Oct 1936 Died in Brittain, WV, leaves two sons and two daughters and sister Ida M., last survivor of family. Bartlett Funeral Home in Grafton handled arrangements. Interment on Wed. in Grafton.
  • Edith Eader lists the death date as Oct 1, 1936 but the death record in Taylor Co., WV shows the death date for Sidney Johnson as 28 Sep 1936. According to that record, he was born 7 Jul 1866 and he was 70 years, 2 months, and 21 days old when he died of Aortic valvular heart disease. He was still married at the time of his death therefore Anna was still alive in 1936. He was buried in Brown Cemetery on 30 Sep 1936. I will use the Taylor Co., WV death record as the date of death.
  • The "Grafton Sentinel", dated 28 Sep 1936 states: Sidney Johnson, 70, farmer, dies at home this morning, of Coffman, at 6:30 AM after a serious illness of eight months. A complication of diseases was the cause of death. A native of MD, Mr. Johnson had resided in Taylor Co., for the past 35 years. Survivors include his widow; Anna McCracken Johnson, and the following children: Arthur Johnson, Grafton; Harold Johnson, at home; Miss Helen Johnson, who lives in OH; Mrs Mollie Bowers of Kilarm, WV and Russell Johnson, also at home. A sister, Miss Ida Johnson, lives in MD. G. T. Bartlett of Grafton is in charge of interment.
  • In the will for Sidney Johnson, entered into the records on 19 Oct 1936 by the clerk of Taylor Co., WV. He left all his property to Anna as long as she remained unmarried. At her marriage or death, it was to be divided between H H Johnson, Russell, Molly, Helen, Earnest, and Arthur. H H Johnson was receive a parcel of land which he and Sidney had purchased together. Russell and Harold were to receive the home place jointly. Molly Bowers was to have $100. Helen Johnson was to have $100. Earnest Johnson was to have $25. Arthur Johnson was to have $25.

Notes for ANNA ANELIZA MCCRACKEN:

  • In the Marshall Co.,WV Birth Records from LDS film # 0853794, her name is listed as Aneliza and her parents are shown as J'no and Ann. Her birth date is 5 Feb 1876.
  • In 1920 Taylor Co., WV census, Soleman McCracken, is listed in the Sidney Johnson household as a Brother-in-law. Therefore, I believe Anna's maiden name was McCracken.
  • I got Anna's middle name, Aneliza, from Hal Ferguson.
  • Nancy Abel Densmore says that Anna lived in Taylor Co., WV near Valley Falls. "The pine trees that were in the yard still stands." Nancy's mother says that Anna and Sidney lived at the same location when they died. Nancy is reached via memawnsd@aol.com. The area where Anna used to live was called Coffman. It is a railroad town east of the Valley Falls State Park and about 10 miles West of Grafton. There were coke ovens and a railroad stop there. Nancy says that nothing is left there except the cokeovens and some trees.
  • In the 1880 Marshall Co., WV census, Anna L. is listed with her parents, John and Louisa A. McCracken, along with her brother Soloman. She is shown as age 4, born in WV.
  • The Taylor Co., WV death record shows Anna E's birth date to be 3 Feb 1876 and her death date to be 23 Sep 1958 at 82 years of age. Her parents were John McCracken & Louissina (sic) Cooper. She was widowed at the time of her death with an occupation of housewife. The cause of death was myocarditis nephritis. Since the death record's birth date is different that the Marshall Co., WV birth record, I am going to use the Marshall Co. date.

Marriage Notes for ALBERT JOHNSON and ANNA MCCRACKEN:

  • The Marshall Co., WV marriage records lists his name as Albert S. L. Johnson, age 31, single, and born in Frederick Co., MD. He married Annie E. McCracken who was born in Marshall Co., WV. The marriage was on 23 Dec 1897 in Cameron, WV and performed by S. T. Mongomery.

Children of ALBERT JOHNSON and ANNA MCCRACKEN are:

  • i. ARTHUR EARNEST4 JOHNSON, b. December 08, 1899, McMechan, Marshall Co., WV; d. April 06, 1966, Taylor Co., WV.
  • ii. HAROLD JOHNSON, b. Abt. 1903, WV6; d. Unknown.
    • In the obituary for Sidney Johnson, Harold is listed as a survivor who is living at home in Coffman, WV.
  • iii. HELEN JOHNSON, b. Private.
  • iv. MOLLY B. JOHNSON, b. Private; m. UNKNOWN BOWERS, Private; b. Private.
  • v. RUSSELL CLAREFIELD JOHNSON, b. Private.

Generation No. 2

2. ARTHUR EARNEST4 JOHNSON (ALBERT SIDNEY LEE3, CHARLES WILLIAM2, ERASMUS1 was born December 08, 1899 in McMechan, Marshall Co., WV7, and died April 06, 1966 in Taylor Co., WV8. He married CLARA MAE NIXON9, daughter of CHARLES NIXON and MARTHA GRIFFITH. She was born April 11, 1908 in Marion Co., WV10, and died March 04, 1971 in Taylor Co., WV10.

Notes for ARTHUR EARNEST JOHNSON:

  • In the Marshall Co., WV birth records, there is no listing for Arthur.
  • According to Nancy Abel Densmore, Arthur had at least 4 children. They were Betty, Robert, Helen, and Charles.
  • According to the 1900 Marshall Co., WV census, Arthur was born in Nov. 1899.
  • The Marshall Co., WV Birth Record Index for 1853-1933, page 234 shows that Arthur was born on 8 Dec 1899.
  • In the obituary for Sidney Johnson, Arthur Johnson is listed as a survivor who lived in Grafton.
  • According to Nancy Lee Johnson, Charles William Johnson's (born 1928), wife; Arthur was a coal miner and also worked at the "Brick Yard.
  • The Taylor Co., WV death record shows his name as Arthur Earnest, born 8 Dec 1899 and died 6 Apr 1966 at 66 years of age. His occupation was watchman at the Brick Co. At the time of his death he was married. The cause of his death said "DOA at the hospital". His parents were Sidney Johnson and Anna McCracken. The information was given by Charles W. Johnson.
  • There is a listing in the Taylor Co., WV library of people in the Bluemont Cemetery. In the notebook, Arthur E, age 66, was buried 9 Apr 1966. The lot beside him was reserved for Clara.
  • Burial: April 09, 1966, Bluemont Cemetery, Grafton, Taylor Co., WV11

Notes for CLARA MAE NIXON:

  • According to Nancy Johnson, Charles William Johnson's wife, (Charles William, b. 1928), Clara's birth date was 11 Apr 1908.
  • The Taylor Co., WV death record for Clara Mae Nixon Johnson has a birth date of 11 Apr 1908, a death date of 4 Mar 1971 at the age of 62. She was listed as a housewife who was a widow. Her parents were Charles Nixon and Martha Griffith. She died of pneumonia and was buried in Bluemont Cemetery on 6 Mar 1971.
  • Burial: March 06, 1971, Bluemont Cemetery, Grafton, Taylor Co., WV12

3. Children of ARTHUR JOHNSON and CLARA NIXON are:

  • i. EARNEST RAY5 JOHNSON, b. April 26, 1924, Grafton, Taylor Co., WV; d. October 05, 1972, Parsons, WV.
  • ii. ROBERT LEE JOHNSON13, b. June 24, 1926, Grafton, Taylor Co., WV14; d. February 20, 2000, Taylor Co., WV15; m. NEVA MAE PITTZER, Private; b. Private.
    • The Taylor Co., WV birth record for Robert Lee Johnson shows his birth date as 24 Jun 1926 in Grafton; his father as Arthur Ernest, age 27, a machine operator at Hazel Atlas, born in Marshall Co., WV; and his mother as Clara Mae Nixon, age 18, born in Marion Co., WV.
    • The Taylor Co, WV marriage record for Robert Lee Johnson, age 32, born in Grafton; and Neva Mae Pittzer, 38, born in Upshur Co., WV; shows the date as 3 Jan 1967 and that they were both divorced prior to this marriage.
    • In the obit for Charles William Johnson, Robert is listed as a survivor who lived in Grafton.
    • The Taylor Co., WV death record for Robert L Johnson shows his birth date as 24 Jun 1926, his death date as 20 Feb 2000 at age 73 of lung cancer, and that he never married. His parents were Arthur E Johnson and Clara Mae Nixon. He was buried in the Arnold Cemetery.
    • The obit for Robert L Johnson was in a notebook of obits put together by the Taylor Co., WV Genealogical Society that was in the Taylor Co., WV Library in Grafton. There is no date on the obit clipping. It states:
    • Robert L Johnson, 73, of Grafton, died Sunday, 20 Feb 2000, at Graton City Hospital. He was born 26 Jun 1926 in Grafton, son of the late Arthur E and Clara Mae Nixon Johnson. He is survived by a sister-in-law, Nancy L Johnson, of Grafton, two nieces and a spouse. The rest of the obituary survivor list is the same as Charles William Johnson's obit. Burial was in the Arnold Cemetery.
    • The birth date listed in the obit for Robert is different that the birth date in the Taylor Co., WV birth record. I will be using the Taylor Co., WV birth record date.
    • Burial: Unknown, Arnold Cemetery, WV16
  • iii. BETTY LUCILLE JOHNSON17, b. July 14, 192718; d. August 31, 198918; m. WILBERT COLEBANK, Private; b. Private.
    • In the obit for Earnest Ray Johnson, Mrs. Wilbert (Betty) Colebank is listed as a survivor who lived in Grafton.
    • In the obit for Charles William Johnson, 31 Oct 1999, Betty is listed as having predeceased him.
  • iv. CHARLES WILLIAM JOHNSON, b. October 17, 1928, Grafton, Taylor Co., WV; d. October 31, 1999, Taylor Co., WV.
    • The Taylor Co., WV birth records show Charles William's birth date as 17 Oct 1928 in Grafton; his father as Arthur, age 30, a laborer, born in Marshall Co., WV; and his mother as Clara Mae Nixon, age 20, born in Marion Co., WV.
    • Nancy Johnson, Charles's wife, shows his birth date as 27 Oct 1928. The Taylor Co., WV death record shows his birth date as 17 Oct 1928, his death date as 31 Oct 1999 at age 71 of prostate cancer. His occupation had been in the retail farm and home supply business. His parents were Arthur E Johnson and Clara Mae Nixon. He was buried in the National Cemetery. At the time of his death he was married to Nancy L Conner. Since the birth date is the same in the Taylor Co., WV birth records and the Taylor Co., WV death records, I will use that date.
    • In a notebook of obits which was put together by the Taylor Co., WV Genealogical Society (which we found in the Taylor Co., WV public library), an obit for Charles William Johnson states: (There is no date associated with the clipped obit.)
    • Charles William "Charlie" Johnson, 71 of Rt 2, Grafton, died on Sunday, 31 Oct 1999 at the United Hospital Center in Clarksburg. He was born in Grafton, 17 Oct 1928, a son of the late Arthur E and Clara Mae Nixon Johnson. His wife, Nancy L Conner Johnson, survives. He was retired from Grafton Farm and Home Supply - Southern States with over 40 years service. He was a US Army vertan of the Korean War, a member of the American Legion Post # 0200, Charleston and a Methodist. He is also survived by one daugherr, Carolyn Joanne Roy and her husband, William "Bill" Roy of Grafton; tow grandchildren, Charles David "Charlie" Roy and wife Shari, of Barboursville, WV and Brian Scott Roy, of Grafton; one great-granddaughter Kyla Roy; and one brother Robert Johnson of Grafton. He is preceded in death by one brother, Earnest and two sisters, Helen Skidmore and Betty Colebank. Interment at the WV National Cemetery.
    • Burial: Unknown, WV National Cemetery, Grafton, WV29
    • Child of CHARLES JOHNSON and NANCY CONNER is: 5. i. CAROLYN JOANNE6 JOHNSON, b. Private.
  • v. HELEN JOHNSON19, b. Abt. 193420; d. Bet. 1970 - 198020; m. WILLIAM SKIDMORE, Private; b. Private.
    • In the obit for Earnest Ray Johnson, Mrs. William (Helen) Skidmore is listed as a survivor who lived in Phillippi.
    • In the obit for Charles William Johnson, 31 Oct 1999, Helen is listed as having predeceased him.
  • vi. FERA LOUISE JOHNSON, b. Private.
  • vii. NO NAME JOHNSON, b. October 31, 1937, Grafton, Taylor Co., WV21; d. October 31, 1937, Taylor Co., WV22.
    • The Taylor Co., WV birth record for No Name Johnson shows the date of birth as 31 Oct 1937 in Grafton; the father as A E Johnson, born in Marshall Co., WV; and the mother as Clara Nixon, born in Marion Co., WV.
    • The Taylor Co., WV death records lists this child as No Name Johnson, stillborn, died and buried on 31 Oct 1937. The parents were A E Johnson & Clara Nixon and the child was buried in Brown Cemetery.
    • Burial: October 31, 1937, Brown Cemetery, WV22

Generation No. 3

EARNEST RAY5 JOHNSON (ARTHUR EARNEST4, ALBERT SIDNEY LEE3, CHARLES WILLIAM2, ERASMUS1) was born April 26, 1924 in Grafton, Taylor Co., WV23, and died October 05, 1972 in Parsons, WV24. He married DELORES GERTRUDE KINCAID Private. She was born Private.

Notes for EARNEST RAY JOHNSON:

  • The Taylor Co., WV birth record for Earnest Johnson shows his birth date as 26 Apr 1924 in Grafton; his father as Arthur, age 21,, a machine tender in a glass factory, born in McMechan; and his mother as Clara May Nixon, age 16, born in Marion Co., WV.
  • The obituary for Earnest Ray Johnson was listed in a book from the Taylor Co., WV library which was put together by the genealogical society. There was no date on the obituary but it states:
  • Earnest Ray Johnson, 48, of Parsons, formerly of Grafton, fought in WWII and served during the Korean conflict. He lost his life Thursday afternoon in an auto accident on WV 219 north of Parsons. He was employed as a truck driver by the D & W Trucking Co. of Parsons. He was a Methodist. A son of the late Arthur & Clara Nixon Johnson, he was born in Grafton, 26 Apr 1924. His survivors include: his maternal grandmother, Martha Utterback of Grafton; a daughter, Vicki Johnson, Grafton; two step-daughters, Miss Barbara June Fisher, Parkview; and Mrs Frank (Carol) Hupp, Grafton; a step-son Frank Fisher, Parkview; two brothers, Grafton; two sisters, Mrs Wilbert (Betty) Colebank, Grafton and Mrs William (Helen) Skidmore, Phillippi and three grandchildren. Services will be Monday, Oct 9th at 2 PM. Bartlett Funeral Home, Dr. Harry C Mikels, officiating. Interment will be at Woodsdale Memorial Park.
  • Burial: October 09, 1972, Woodsdale Cemetery, Grafton, Taylor Co., WV25
  • Child of EARNEST JOHNSON and DELORES KINCAID is: i. VICKI ELLEN6 JOHNSON, b. Private

Generation No. 4

CAROLYN JOANNE6 JOHNSON (CHARLES WILLIAM5, ARTHUR EARNEST4, ALBERT SIDNEY LEE3, CHARLES WILLIAM2, ERASMUS1) was born Private. She married WILLIAM ROY Private. He was born Private.

Children of CAROLYN JOHNSON and WILLIAM ROY are:

i. CHARLES DAVID7 ROY, b. Private.

ii. BRIAN SCOTT ROY, b. Private.


Generation No. 5

CHARLES DAVID7 ROY (CAROLYN JOANNE6 JOHNSON, CHARLES WILLIAM5, ARTHUR EARNEST4, ALBERT SIDNEY LEE3, CHARLES WILLIAM2, ERASMUS1) was born Private. He married SHARI UNKNOWN Private. She was born Private.

Child of CHARLES ROY and SHARI UNKNOWN is:

i. KAYLA8 ROY, b. Private.


Endnotes

  1. 1900 Marshall Co., WV Census, 1900 Marshall Co., WV Census, 327-332. The Taylor Co., WV death record shows the birth date as 7 Jul 1866.
  2. Taylor Co., WV Death Records.
  3. Marshall Co. WV Marriage Records, The actual date comes from LDS microfilm # 853812, Marshall Co., WV Marriage Records for 1895-1897.
  4. Marshall Co., WV Birth Records, LDS FILM # 0853794.
  5. Taylor Co., WV Death Records.
  6. 1910 Taylor Co., WV Census, page 193.
  7. Marshall Co., WV Birth Records, page 234, LDS microfilm # 0853794.
  8. Nancy Johnson, Charles William Johnson, born 1928, wife. This is also in the Taylor Co., WV Death Records.
  9. Nancy Johnson, Charles William Johnson, b. 1928, wife.
  10. Taylor Co., WV Death Records.
  11. Library Book, Taylor Co., WV book of cemetery listings.
  12. Taylor Co., WV Death Records.
  13. Nancy Abel Densmore.
  14. Taylor Co., WV Death Records, also provided by Nancy Johnson and Taylor Co., WV birth records.
  15. Taylor Co., WV Death Records, also provide by Nancy Johnson.
  16. Taylor Co., WV Death Records.
  17. Nancy Abel Densmore, Contacted via memawnsd@aol.com.
  18. Nancy Johnson.
  19. Nancy Abel Densmore.
  20. Nancy Johnson.
  21. Taylor Co., WV Death Records, This child is also listed as No Name in the Taylor Co., WV birth records. The child was female..
  22. Taylor Co., WV Death Records.
  23. Taylor Co., WV Birth Records, also provided by Nancy Johnson.
  24. Nancy Johnson, the newspaper obituary lists the death location as Parsons, WV.
  25. Library Book, The obit was listed in a notebook put together by the Taylor Co. Genealogical Society..
  26. Nancy Abel Densmore.
  27. Taylor Co., WV Birth Records.
  28. Taylor Co., WV Death Records, also provided by Nancy Johnson, his wife.
  29. Taylor Co., WV Death Records.

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