John Henry Clay Johnson
and Oma Lee Potter

John Henry Jefferson Clay "J C" Johnson b 10 Feb 1878 (or 8 Apr 1878) Pike Co KY d 7 May 1948, buried Hemphill Cemetery, Jackhorn, Letcher Co KY; s/o Winfield Scott Johnson and Sarah Ann Lovene Fleming (aka Lovina). John Henry Jefferson Clay Johnson m. 25 Aug 1896 to Oma Lee Potter b 8 Feb 1880 (or 8 Mar 1880) Little Elkhorn, Pike Co KY d 26 Aug 1963 Letcher Co KY; d/o Isaac Potter 1839 and Elizabeth Emeline Bentley. Children of John Henry "JC" Johnson and Oma Lee Potter;

1. Mander Johnson b 6 Sept 1897 Pike Co KY d 17 Jul 1917; m. Pearlie Quillen b 1901.

2. Bessie Johnson b 4 Jan 1899; m. (1) Walter Buchanan b 1895. Bessie Johnson m. (2) John Columbus "Lum" Laxton (aka Luxton) b 1895 d about 1928. Bessie Johnson m. (3) Estill Lykins b 1895.

3. Bertha Gay Johnson b 8 Mar 1902 KY d Sept 1917 KY.

4. Levi Franklin "Frank" Johnson b 28 Feb 1904 m. about 1923 to Osa "Ossie" Bartley b about 1902 KY d/o John Henry Bartley and Sophia Bowling Bolling. Osa "Ossie" Bartley m. (2) Bill Damron b about 1896. Osa "Ossie" Bartley m. (3) Charles Cleveland. Osa "Ossie" Bartley m. about 1916 to (4) Blucher Kiser.

5. Morgan Festus "Morg" Johnson b 8 Apr 1906 Letcher Co KY d 8 Mar 1980 Lorain OH; occupation 1940; Mine Foreman Coal Mines; m. 26 Dec 1925 Letcher Co KY to Mary "Baby" Houston b abt 1912 KY; d/o Olvin Houston and Susan Wright. Children of Morgan Festus Morg Johnson and Mary Baby Houston; i. Henry Johnson b abt 1928 KY ii. Lay Ruth Johnson b abt 1929 KY iii. Charles Johnson b abt 1930 KY iv. Beril Johnson b abt 1932 KY Connie W Johnson b abt 1935 KY

6. James Conway Johnson b 7 May 1908 d 1917.

7. Rozzie Emeline Johnson b 30 Jan 1910 Pike Co KY d 12 Dec 1999 Taylor, Wayne Co MI; m. 9 Oct 1926 Jackhorn, Letcher Co KY to James Henry "Jim" Quillen b 19 Feb 1905 Pike Co KY d 1 Feb 1976, Taylor, Wayne Co MI; s/o John Quillen and Victoria "Torrie" Tackett. (Source).

8. Ellis Geodeckie "Gad" Johnson b 3 Sep 1913 Neon, Letcher Co, KY d 21 Dec 1991 Appalachian Regional Hospital at Whitesburg, KY; buried Johnson Family Cemetery, Grassy Fork, Jackhorn, Letcher Co KY; occupation, 1940, Mine pumper, coal mines: m. (1) to Anna Leona Perry b 6 Jul 1915 Dickenson Co, VA d 22 Nov 1980 St Joseph Hospital at Lexington, Fayette Co KY. Ellis Goedeckie "Gad" Johnson m. 7 Apr 1937 Jackhorn, Letcher Co KY to (2) Wilma Dean Ransom (aka Willa) b 21 Jun 1916 Mont Lake, TN d 24 Jan 1995 en route to Appalachian Regional Hospital at Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; d/o Harry Ransom and Pearl Barzell. Children of Ellis Goedeckie Gad Johnson and Wilma Dean Ransom; i. Jessie Lee Johnson (f) b abt 1933 KY ii. Harry Johnson b abt 1938 KY

9. Elihu "Elishie" Pendleton Johnson b 18 Jan 1916 d 21 Jul 1917.

10. Daniel Van Johnson b 5 Jul 1918 d 2 Jul 2007; buried 5 Jul 2007 Hemphill Cemetery, Hemphill, Letcher Co KY; occupation 1940, coal loader, coal miners. m. Opal Oneida Land b abt 1920 KY; d/o Jessie Land and Lou Brown. In 1940, Daniels mother and father were both living with him. His father was 62 and his mom listed as Leoma was 60.

11. Nettie Hazel Johnson b 18 Sept 1920; m. (1) to Moses Fox b abt 1914 KY. Child of Mose Fox and Nettie Hazel Johnson; i. Dennis M Fox b abt 1939 KY. Nettie Hazel Johnson m. (2) to Clyde Hall.

Thanks to Hazel Potter Thompson, Danny Quillen and Karen Mullins for submitting information for this family


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