Thursday, April 12, 2012

James Absalom Johnson Jr

James Absolom Johnson Jr and wife Martha Standfield Johnson

James Absalom Johnson Jr, also known as "Abb", "Aby" and "Abner", was born 04 June 1831 in Marion County, Mississippi.  He was the son of James Absalom Johnson Sr and Luvenia "Lucy" Brinkley.  He married Martha Standfield, the daughter of Evan Russell Standfield and Eliza J. Burge.  The 1860 federal census record shows Abb and Martha with three children (James, William and Matilda) living in the home of Martha's parents in Caldwell Parish, Louisiana.  

In 1870, the couple resided in Spring Hill, Rapides Parish, Louisiana near Alexandria.  Later census records show them as residents of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.  

Their children were:  James Marion, William Rushing, Matilda Elenor, John Edward, Joseph Benjamin, Mary Eliza, Martha "Mattie" and Alice.

James Absalom Johnson Jr died 08 January 1901 in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.  Martha Standfield died 29 January 1912.  Both are buried in the Bay Springs Cemetery in Chopin, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. 

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