Father: William Johnson, Sr.
Mother: Ann Norman
Spouse: Mary Ann Yancey - b: 1780 - Culpeper Co., VA
d: 30/Aug/1855 - Red Oak Mtn., Rappahannock Co., VA
m: 25/Feb/1806 - St. Mark's Parish - Culpeper Co., VA
Child-1: Henry - b: 14/Apr/1807 - Culpeper Co., VA
d: 20/Nov/1880 - Culpeper Co., VA
m: Eliza Ann Grove - 13/Apr/1837 - VA
2: William - b: 8/Oct/1808 - Culpeper Co., VA
d: 26/Mar/1888 - Red Oak Mtn., Rappahannock Co., VA
m: Mary Jane Foltz or Fultz - 29/Mar/1832 - Culpeper Co., VA
3: Sarah C. - b: 1/Feb/1811 - Culpeper Co., VA
m: ***** Menefee
4: Lewis J. - b: 4/Jan/1813 - Culpeper Co., VA - nra: 1880
m: Elizabeth Berry
5: Gabriel - b: 7/Nov/1814 - Culpeper Co., VA - nra: 1870
m: Jemima A. Darnell Bywaters - 10/Mar/1842
6: James D. - b: 29/Jul/1816 - Culpeper Co., VA - nra: 1880
m: Mildred Berry - m: Mary Jane Bywaters - 25/Sep/1852 - m: Jennie Wilson Deal
7: Eliza - b: 31/Oct/1818 - Culpeper Co., VA
m: Stewart Spicer
8: Nancy - b: 17/Nov/1820 - Culpeper Co., VA
m: ***** Davis
Biographical details for William Johnson, Jr., are sparse. Even so, it would seem he was born about 1780 in Culpeper County, Virginia, and was the youngest child of William, Sr., and Ann Norman Johnson. It is further reported that he married Mary Ann Yancey on February 15, 1806, in Culpeper County. Accordingly, the household of William Johnson, Jr., appeared in the population schedule of the 1810 US Census for Culpeper County, Virginia, and at that time consisted of three children less than ten years of age, viz., two males and one female, as well as an adult couple between twenty-six and forty-five years. (In addition, the population schedule indicated that William owned one slave.) It would seem safe to presume that the adult couple were William and Mary Ann Johnson themselves and that the two male children were their sons, Henry and William. However, the young girl cannot be identified since their oldest daughter was not born until 1811. Of course, it is possible that this indicates an additional daughter who died as a young child and is, thus, unknown to history, but this is merely speculation. Similarly, the household of William Johnson, Jr., also appeared in the 1820 Culpeper County population schedule and included two males between ten and sixteen years, three male and two female children less than ten years of age, and, again, an adult couple between twenty-six and forty-five. This is in precise accord with the known family of William and Mary Ann Yancey Johnson with the plausible presumption that their daughter, Nancy, born in late November of 1820 was not recorded in this census. (At this time there were apparently no slaves associated with the household since none were listed in the population schedule.) The Johnson household can be identified subsequently in the 1830 population schedule and in addition to an older adult couple, presumably William and Mary Ann themselves, included two young males between ten and fifteen years of age, one adolescent male between fifteen and twenty, as well as two young adult males between twenty and thirty years. These five individuals are almost certainly identifiable with the five known sons of William and Mary Ann Yancey Johnson. Likewise the household included three females having ages consistent with the three known daughters and, in addition, also included a female slave of age between thirty-six and fifty-five years. The household can, again, be identified in the population schedule of the 1840 US Census for Rappahannock County, Virginia, and at that time included seven free individuals, viz., evidently the parents, two sons, and three daughters, and two slaves, viz., an older adult female above the age of fifty-five (presumably the same slave as listed in 1830) and a young slave child less than ten years old. Within this context, it is known that William Johnson's two oldest sons, Henry and William, had married before 1840 and seems a safe presumption that one other son, perhaps, Lewis had also married. In any case, in the 1850 population schedule, William and Mary A. Johnson, both aged seventy years, were listed along with six younger individuals of which three can be identified with confidences as their daughter, Sarah C. Menefee, and her two young children, James and Eliza. Similarly, James Johnson was probably their son who at that time may have been a widower. (He reportedly married a second wife, Mary Jane Bywaters, in 1852.) Relationships of William and Mary Ann Yancey Johnson to the remaining two individuals, viz., Ann Johnson and Burdet Mozingo, remain unclear; although it seems likely that Ann Johnson was a close relative, but, probably not Burdet Mozingo, who was, perhaps, a hired hand. Furthermore, although nearly illegible, census records indicate that William Johnson owned at least one slave in 1850.Source Citations:
William Johnson, Jr., died on April 19, 1852, in Rappahannock County. Mary Ann Yancey Johnson survived until 1855. During his lifetime, William Johnson seems to have been closely associated with his older brother Benjamin. Indeed, existing civil records reveal joint real estate conveyances, promissory notes, etc.
1. 1810 US Census Population Schedule for Culpeper County, Virginia, National Archives, Washington DC: pg. 47, (microfilm: roll M252_68; img. 191).
2. 1820 US Census Population Schedule for Culpeper County, Virginia, National Archives, Washington DC: pg. 83, (microfilm: roll M33_133; img. 101).
3. 1830 US Census Population Schedule for Culpeper County, Virginia, National Archives, Washington DC: pg. 131, (microfilm: roll M19_197; imgs. 263-4).
4. 1840 US Census Population Schedule for Rappahannock County, Virginia, National Archives, Washington DC: pg. 23, (microfilm roll M704_575; imgs. 46-7).
5. 1850 US Census Population Schedule for Rappahannock County, Virginia, National Archives, Washington DC: pg. 125A, (microfilm: roll M432_972; img. 247).
6. 1850 US Census Slave Schedule for Rappahannock County, Virginia, National Archives, Washington DC: pgs. 990 & 1014, (microfilm: roll M432_992; imgs. 505 & 517).
7. Anonymous, A History of the "Red Oak" Johnson Family, privately published. (Not currently in print - facsimiles available at the Rappahannock County Historical Society, Washington, VA)
8. DHR File # 078-5078, George L. Carder House or Boxwood Hill, Virginia Department of Historic Resources, 2801 Kensington Ave., Richmond, VA 23221.
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