Friday, April 13, 2012

Jordan Johnson

Jordan Johnson, the eldest child of James Absalom Johnson Sr and Luvenia "Lucy" Johnson, was born c. 1817 in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana.  He was the only child of his parents born in Louisiana.  His siblings were all born in Marion County, Mississippi.  

Jordan married first Sarah Grantham on 29 October 1836 in Marion County, Mississippi.   I know very little about Sarah at this point.  On the 1850 federal census of Marion County, Jordan and Sarah have 5 children in their household, and only their initials are given- R. Johnson, 8 y/o female; M.A. Johnson, 7 y/o female; H. Johnson, 5 y/o male; J. Johnson, 4 y/o female; and J. Johnson, 1 y/o female.  This is the only information that I have available on this family.  

The next record I have of Jordan Johnson is his marriage to Elmina Smith on 14 October 1867 in Marion County.  Did his first wife pass away?  Jordan and Elmina are shown together on the 1880 federal census, Marion County, Mississippi with children Joseph, Henry, Lucinda, Daniel and Matilda.  His children from his first marriage were all adults by then.  

I have been unable to locate Jordan or Elmina on the 1900 census.  Were they both deceased by that time?  Where are they buried at?  If anyone has information on this family, I would appreciate it if you would contact me at  Thanks!

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