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Caleb Johnson
and Mahala Justice

Caleb Johnson b 10 Dec 1843 Pike Co KY d 25 Mar 1937 Pike Co KY; buried Tackett Cemetery, Hartley, KY; s/o William Harvey Johnson and Sarah Caudill. Caleb Johnson m. Mahala Justice b 1841 Big Sandy, Pike Co KY d 1902 Millstone, KY; d/o Israel Ezra Justice and Matilda Bishop Keen. Children of Caleb Johnson and Mahala Justice;

1. Lee Justice Johnson b 28 Dec 1863 Floyd Co KY d 18 Oct 1926 Millstone, Letcher Co KY; m. 1901 Letcher Co KY to Minda Elizabeth Hall b 25 Apr 1882 Pike Co KY d 26 Jan 1945 Letcher Co KY; d/o Joseph Leonard Hall and Sarah Caudill. Minda Elizabeth Hall m. William Cain.

2. Mary Jane Johnson b 31 Dec 1864 Floyd Co KY d 18 Nov 1918 Weeksbury, Floyd Co KY; m. 1880 KY to Harmon Kain Hall b 9 Nov 1858 Floyd Co KY d 17 Mar 1934; s/o James Stiff Jim Hall and Nancy Jane Davis. Children of Harmon Kain Hall and Nancy Jane Johnson;

i. Thomas Hall b 16 Aug 1881 Letcher Co KY d 11 Sept 1931 Speight, Pike Co KY

ii. Ellen Hall b 1892 Knott Co KY

iii. Cora Emma Hall b 1894 Knott Co KY

iv. William M Wid Hall b 12 Feb 1897 Knott Co KY d 10 Oct 1976 McDowell, Floyd Co KY; m. 2 Sept 1915 Pike Co KY to Clarissa Dolly Johnson b 7 May 1892 Floyd Co KY d 4 Dec 1958 Bevinsville, Floyd Co KY; d/o William B Johnson and Charlotta Charity Bentley.

v. Sarah Hall b 6 Nov 1899 Knott Co KY d 12 Dec 1949 Floyd Co KY

vi. Leonard Hall b 1901 Knott Co KY

vii. Liza Hall b 20 Jan 1905 Knott Co KY d 21 Feb 1927 Burdine, Letcher Co KY

viii. Hillard Hall b 1908 Knott Co KY

3. Benjamin Johnson b Oct 1866 Floyd Co KY d 27 Jul 1901 Painter Harve, Floyd Co KY; m. Nancy Jane Johnson b 20 May 1869 Floyd Co Ky d 20 Mar 1900 Floyd Co KY; d/o Abisha Brish Johnson and Jennie Hall.

4. Rhoda Justice Johnson b 1871 Hall, Knott Co KY d 29 Jun 1919 Hindman, Knott Co KY; m. Jesse Adam Holbrook. Child of Jesse Adam Holbrook and Rhoda Johnson; i. Lee Anderson b 1891 d 1933; m. Lena Strange b 1895 d 1 Nov 1972; d/o Benjamin Ferrell Strange and Eleanor Sis Hall. Rhoda Johnson m. Cicero Anderson. (Her child by Jesse Adam Holbrook to the surname of Cicero Anderson)

5. Caleb Johnson b 1 Mar 1872 Floyd Co KY d 26 Mar 1966; m. Knott Co KY to Angeline Hall b 5 Sept 1882 Knott Co KY d 23 Mar 1972 Knott Co KY; d/o Samuel Hall and Malinda Johnson.

6. William M Wid Johnson b 11 Dec 1877 Floyd Co KY d 11 Aug 1944 Hazard, Perry Co KY; m. abt 1897 to Lettie Jane Craft b 17 Mar 1877 Letcher Co KY d 1937; d/o Benjamin Washington Craft and Henrietta Adams.

7. Margaret Johnson b 1878 Floyd Co KY

8. Jarvey Johnson (aka Harvey) b 27 Jan 1881 Letcher Co KY d 2 Jan 1950 Fayette Co KY; buried Millstone Cemetery, Millstone, Letcher Co KY; m. Mary E Johnson b 1882 KY d 11 Jan 1961 Letcher Co KY; buried Settlement, Hemphill Cemetery, Hemphill, KY; d/o Caleb "Duger" Johnson and Delaney Akers. Children of Harvey Johnson and Mary E Johnson;

i. Benjamin F Johnson b 1904 Letcher Co KY

ii. Lona L Johnson b 1906 Letcher Co KY

iii. Dorothy J Johnson b 1910 Letcher Co KY

iv. Adelia Johnson b 1913 Letcher Co KY

v. Junior Johnson b 1922 Letcher Co KY.


Obituary: Caleb Johnson
10 Dec 1843 - 25 Mar 1937
From Article Pikeville, Kentucky,
Thursday, April 1, 1937

Pike Farmer, 92, Taken By Death. Caleb Johnson, Jr., is Stricken At Home At Hartley: Infirmities of advanced age, after an illness of six months claimed the life of Caleb Johnson, Sr., ninety-two-year-old farmer, who died at his home at Hartley on the Long Fork of Shelby Creek last Thursday.

Mr. Johnson, a native of Floyd County, (KY) was born at Weeksbury in 1845 and was the son of the late Harvey and Sarah Johnson. All of his life he was engaged in farming and twenty-five years ago moved to the Long Fork Vicinity. He had been a member of the Regular Baptist Church for a number of years.

Surviving Mr. Johnson are his widow, Polly Whitaker Johnson, five sons, Caleb Johnson, Jr., of Beaver Dam, Wid Johnson of Craft, Jarvey Johnson of Millstone and Mack and Ellis Johnson of Hartley; three daughters, Mrs. Garfield Smallwood of Myra, Mrs. Orville Tackett and Mrs. William Burke of Hartley; one brother, J. Epperson (Toad) Johnson of Yeager and one sister, Mrs. Wash Hall of Melvin.

Funeral services were conducted at 10 o'clock Saturday moring at the home with Elder Hiram Hall officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery.


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