William Varner Johnson
and Matilda Tillie Mullins

William Varner Johnson AKA Billy "Hell" Johnson - Photo Submitted to Facebook and Labeled 11 May 2012 by Robert K Johnson
William Varner Johnson (aka William J) b 18 Dec 1813 KY Pike Co KY d 25 Aug 1897 Pike Co KY; s/o William Payne Johnson (aka Mander) and Aley Sally Tackett. William J Johnson m. 13 May 1830 Pike Co KY to Matilda Mullins b 1813 Pike Co KY d about 1864 Etty, Pike Co KY; d/o Solomon Mullins and Sarah Greenfield Cathey. Children of William J Johnson and Matilda Mullins;

1. Dulcenia Johnson b 14 Aug 1830 Pike Co KY; m. 18 Aug 1848 Letcher Co KY to Thomas Bentley b about 1825 Pike Co KY; s/o John Quiller Bentley and Margaret Peggy Hamilton.

2. William Harvey Johnson b 20 Aug 1832 Etty, Pike Co KY d 21 Aug 1882 Etty, Pike Co KY; m. 13 May 1860 to Clarissa Rucker b 1840 Pike Co KY d 1910 Long Fork, Etty, Pike Co KY; d/o Frenchy Rucker and Elizabeth Betsy Adams.

3. Margaret Johnson b 20 Nov 1835 Pike Co KY d 1904 Pike Co KY; buried Riddle Cemetery, Riddle Fork, Pike Co KY; m. about 1860 to Frederick Fred Franklin Riddle b about 1835 NC d 10 Dec 1922; s/o Isom Riddle and Sarah Unknown.

4. Sarah Sally Greenfield Johnson b 9/19 Jan 1837 Pike Co KY d 20 Jul 1926 Pike Co KY; m. 13 Jul 1858 Pike Co KY to Jesse Bolling Osborne b 15 Apr 1830 KY d 7 Jun 1921; s/o Hiram Grandsire Osborne and Nancy Mullins.

5. Tanda Tandy Johnson b 5 Oct 1839 Pike Co KY d about 1904; m. Matilda Wright b 1841; d/o James Wright and Polly Ingle.

6. Jennie Johnson b 24 Apr 1842 Pike Co KY d about 1930; m. 5 Feb 1860 Pike Co KY to Nathaniel Burke b about 1838 Pike Co KY; s/o Isaac Burke and Nancy Johnson. Their son, George Washington Burke b 1868 Pike Co KY; m. 30 Oct 1896 Pike Co KY to Rebecca Ann Johnson; d/o William Payne Doc Johnson and Levina Vina Fleming.

7. Catherine Johnson b 30 Mar 1846 Pike Co KY; m. 30 Mar 1881 to Levi Crittenden Greer b 13 Jun 1833 Ashe Co NC.

8. William Henry Clay Johnson b 12 Mar 1848 Pike Co KY d about 1942; m. Lucy Anne Brandenburg.  William Henry Clay Johnson m. 4 Nov 1869 Pike Co KY to Tamsey Jane Cook b 13 Jan 1848 Pike Co KY d 1 Sept 1870, d/o William Cook and Mary Polly Ramey.  William Henry Clay Johnson m. 15 Mar 1881 Pike Co KY to (3) Mary Frances Mullins b 20 Jul 1863 Pike Co KY d 1930; d/o Solomon Mullins and Nancy Matilda Wilcox.

9. Solomon Johnson b 4 Jan 1851 Pike Co KY d about 1879; m. 23 Feb 1873 to Mary Elizabeth Wright b 10 May 1856 d 18 Feb 1918 Long Fork, Etty, Pike Co KY; d/o Samuel Wright and Elizabeth Betsy Adams (this information doesn't seem correct, but will leave it until find out).

10. Benjamin Franklin B.F. Johnson b 31 Jan 1854 d 27 Jul 1931; m. 23 Feb 1873 to Elizabeth Wright b 10 May 1856 d 18 Feb 1918 in Long Fork, Etty, KY; d/o Samuel Wright and Elizabeth Betsy Adams.

11. Lisa Dicie Johnson b 7 Aug 1856 Pike Co KY

12. Robert Bob Johnson b 1 May 1860; m. 10 Aug 1885 Letcher Co KY to Melissa Nancy Vanover b about 1860. (Melissa Nancy Vanover sibling, Samuel Vanover b 8 Apr 1855).

13. Mary Frances Johnson b 19 Mar 1862 KY d 12 Nov 1951 Pike Co KY; m. 20 Nov 1880 Pike Co KY at the home of Tandy Johnson to John Jefferson Jeff Fleming b 11 Dec 1855 Letcher Co KY d 21 April 1950 Pike Co KY; s/o Frederick Fighting Fred Nelson Fleming and Nancy Ann Amy Wright. John Jefferson Jeff Fleming.


1850 Pike Co KY Census
8 330 330 Johnson Wm 38 M Farmer 550 KY
9 330 330 Johnson Matilda 37 F KY
10 330 330 Johnson Harvey 17 M Labourer KY
11 330 330 Johnson Margaret 14 F KY
12 330 330 Johnson Sarah 11 F KY
13 330 330 Johnson Tandy 8 M KY
14 330 330 Johnson Jenney 7 F KY
15 330 330 Johnson Katherine 4 F KY
16 330 330 Johnson Wm 1 M KY


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