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Eli Johnson
and Eliza Keene

Eli Johnson b 20 Nov 1837 Melvin, Floyd Co KY d 25 Jul 1913 Weeksbury, Floyd Co KY; buried Matthew Tackett Cemetery, Melvin, Floyd Co KY; s/o William Harvey Johnson and Sarah Caudill. Eli Johnson m. 21 Oct 1856 (or 21 Feb 1856) Letcher Co KY to Susannah Elizabeth Keene b 28 Jan 1837 Pike Co KY d 21 Sept 1913 Weeksbury, Floyd Co KY; d/o Israel Keene and Tilitha Bishop. Children of Eli Johnson and Susann Elizabeth Keene;

1. Harvey G Johnson b 1856 Floyd Co KY d 1936; m. 18 Apr 1878 to Abbie Thornsbury. Harvey G Johnson m. Marinda Johnson.

2. Tillitha Johnson b 1858 Floyd Co KY d 1938; m. 24 Mar 1878 to James Monroe Johnson b 10 Feb 1860 Pike Co KY d 2 Oct 1947; s/o Pleasant Johnson and Anna Little.

3. Tabitha Johnson b 1859 Floyd Co KY (I think this is Tillitha above).

4. Eli Coss Johnson b 1861 KY

5. Sarah Johnson b 30 Jun 1864 Floyd Co KY d 18 Jul 1949 Melvin, Floyd Co KY


More About Eli Johnson Sr.
By Helen Collins? Findagrave Memorial #50920789

Eli Johnson is the son of Harvey Johnson and Sarah Caudill, all born in Floyd Kentucky, according to the informant on the death record, son, Eli C Johnson, Jr. Eli is a veteran of the Civil War and has an honarary head stone on his gravesite for his service in the "Confederate States Army" In 1854 Eli married Susanna Elizabeth Skeen Daughter of Israel Skeen and Tilitha Bishop. They were blessed with children: Harvey, Telitha, Eli C, and Sarah Sallie. Eli died in July of 1913, age 75, of a disorder that affects (1) in 100,0000, "paralysis of the heart"; his wife Susanna, died just 2-months later, in September 1913. Both are laid to rest in Matthew Tacket cemetery, located in Melvin, Floyd County.


Obituary of Susann Keen Johnson

Susann Johnson, daughter of Israel H Skeen and Telitha Bishop, passed away on Sunday, 21 Sep 1913, from an acute attack of Asthma; troubled by her asthmatic condition for some years, she was age 74 when she died. She survived her husband by 2-months; Eli Johnson (Sr) son of Harvey Johnson and Sarah Caudill. Children: Harvey, Tilitha, Eli C, and Sarah Sallie.


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