Fielding Babe Johnson
and Sarah Dotson
Fielding Babe Johnson (aka Fieldon) b 26 Mar 1844 Knott Co KY d 25 jul 1932 Knott Co KY; buried Johnson Family Cemetery, Red Fox, KY; occupation, attorney; s/o George Washington Johnson and Sarah Emiline Francis. Fielding Babe Johnson m. 25 Mar 1869 Letcher Co KY to Sarah Dotson b 1850 Russell (now Wise) Co VA d 22 Oct 1931 Knott Co KY; buried Johnson Family Cemetery, Red Fox KY; d/o Andrew Jackson Dotson and Lucinda Jane Matney. Children of Fielding Babe Johnson and Sarah Elizabeth Dotson;
1. Patrick Johnson b 10 Apr 1872 KY d 17 Feb 1961 Knott Co KY; buried Johnson Family Cemetery, Red Fox KY
2. Simeon Johnson b 6 Apr 1874; m. Alice Francis
3. George Washington Johnson b 10 Jun 1876; m. Mary Clarkston
4. William L Johnson b 1879 KY
5. John Dee Johnson b 4 Mar 1882 KY d 2 Feb 1969 Knott Co KY; buried Johnson Family Cemetery, Red Fox KY
6. Elizabeth Sissy Johnson b 2 Jul 1887 KY d 1 Jun 1968 Knott Co KY; buried Johnson Family Cemetery, Red Fox KY
7. Sidney Cap Johnson b 18 May 1890 d 17 Apr 1982; buried Johnson Family Cemetery, Red Fox KY; m. Usley Adams b 21 Jul 1899 d 8 Feb 1984; buried Johnson Family Cemtery, Red Fox KY
8. Allie Johnson b 19 Dec 1895 KY; buried Johnson Family Cemetery, Red Fox KY
Obituary of Sarah Elizabeth Dotson Johnson
Mt Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucy
Thursday Evening, November 12, 1931 Edition
Aged Knott Co. Lady Dies:
Thursday, Oct. 22, 1931, after many months of suffering, Mrs. Sarah Johnson, wife of Babe Johnson, passed to the sweet beyond. A few days before she breathed her last she was stricken with "paralysis and tho everything in human power was done to ward off death, nothing seemed of any avail. Aunt Sarah was known all over this section as "Grandma" Johnson, because the neighbors, their children, her grandchildren and all who knew her called her by this endearing name.
Grandma Johnson was born in the year 1850 in Wise County, VA., and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Dotson. She came to Letcher County when ten years of age. Her parents first located on Dryfork near Whitesburg. When nineteen years of age she became the wife of Fielding Johnson, A Federal soldier, and the result was a happy union. Following their marriage the couple located on Breedings Creek in what is now Knott County. Ten children were born into the family, seven of which are still living.
At the time of her death she had fourteen grandchildren. Her longlife was devoted to doing things for her neighbors and friends. Hers was a noble character and her daily walks and works marked her as a noble Christian lady. A more virtuous and home-loving lady never lived. Everybody loved grandma Johnson and everybody will miss her noble spirit and her generous life and deeds.
We sometimes wonder that God gives us such endearing friends, such loving companions, enables us to keep them so long and then calls them for His own. Then we realize that He is the judge of all the earth and always does right. So we bow humbly to His will. We want to thank all the neighbors and friends who so nobly stood by us in our bereavement and rendered such valuable service in our hour of need. May heaven's richest blessing descend on all of you. -- The Family. Cody, Ky.