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  • ID: I71
  • Name: James Johnson
  • Surname: Johnson
  • Given Name: James
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 4 Jun 1839 in IL
  • Death: 19 Aug 1918 in Saline Co., IL
  • Burial: Big Ridge Cemetery, Saline Co., IL
  • _UID: D3BD37416D6C4442829CA03757CFC2C20682
  • Note:
    1850 IL Gallatin, Eagle
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    From Harrisburg Register
    August 21, 1918, p.4, c4

    Rev. James Johnson, son of John and Polly Johnson, was born in Gallatin county, Ill., June 4 , 1839, and departed this life August 19th, 1918, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C.L. Rice , at the corner of Homer and Webster streets, Harrisburg, Ill., being at time of death 79 yea rs, 2 months and 15 days old.
    He was married Dec. 24, 1858, to Miss Nancy J. Graves. To this union were born six children- -four sons, namely; George, who preceded his father to the other world, J.D., Logan and Jake . Two daughters, namely, Mrs. Elvira Elizabeth Lamont of Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. C.L. Ric e of Harrisburg, Ill., with whom he made his home.
    His faithful companion departed this life Nov. 3, 1893; thus leaving him to meet life's battl es alone.
    He was converted at the early age of 16 years and united with the Baptist church at Big Ridg e and in Aug., 1866, was licensed to preach. Aug. 9, 1873, he was ordained to preach. His m inisterial life was one of activity. He was what we are wont to call a pioneer preacher, hav ing preached all over Saline county and having an active part in establishing the Baptist cau se in this and surrounding counties, preaching in homes, in school houses and in the groves , and wherever it was necessary in order that he preach the Gospel: The converts under his p reaching run up into the thousands and he told the writer two weeks before his death that h e had baptized with his own hands more than thirteen hundred. He had been pastor of the chur ch that licensed him and ordained him (Big Ridge) for a number of years, which is very commen dable. He has been pastor of about 20 different churches in Saline and adjoining counties; h is pastorates varying in length of time, some as long as 9 years. The McKinley Avenue churc h was one of his last pastorates. He has been in declining health for some years and after s pending several months of suffering and confinement to the home most of the time he on the da te above stated gave way to that dread disease dropsy and fell asleep in Jesus.
    From Harrisburg Register - August 20, 1918 p.1c.4

    Aged Minister Will Be Laid To Rest At Big Ridge Cemetery

    The funeral of Rev. James Johnson will be conducted at the McKinley Avenue Baptist church, o f which he was a member, Wednesday afteroon at two o'clock, conducted by the pastor, Rev. L . Tucker, assisted by Rev. A. L. Yates. Following this service, the funeral cortege will pr oceed to Big Ridge church, where at 4 o'clock another service will be held for the benefit o f that community. The deacons of the McKinley Avenue church will serve as pall bearers. Th e pastor desires to meet all the deacons at the church at 7:30 this (Tuesday) evening. It i s requested that all the ministers of the city who can do so attend the funeral of Bro. Johns on. Let the Baptist Association of Saline county show its respects to one of their faithfu l brethren who has shared with many of you your sorrows, and helped to carry your burdens i n times of bereavement and distress. Interment of Rev. Johnson will be at Big Ridge cemetery , there to await the resurrection.
    IL Online Death Index
    JOHNSON JAMES M/W UNK 0045967 1918-08-19 SALINE BIGRIDGE TWP 18-0 8-19
    [Extracted from familysearch.com]
    1880 United States Census: Cottage Grove, Saline, Illinois
    James JOHNSON Self Male M W 40 IL Occ: Farmer Fa: GA M o: GA
    Nancy J. Wife 45 TN Occ: Keeps House Fa: NC Mo: NC
    George W. Son 20 IL Fa: IL Mo: TN
    James D. Son 17 IL Fa: IL Mo: TN
    Elvira E. Dau 16 IL Fa: IL Mo: TN
    Josephine Dau 13 IL Fa: IL Mo: TN
    William L. Son 10 IL Fa: IL Mo: TN
    Jacob G. Son 9 IL Fa: IL Mo: TN

    1900 IL
    JOHNSON, James, head, June 1840, 59, m5
    " , Nancy A., wife, Sept 1856, m5 2children/1living IL IL IL
    TOLBERT, Frances J., single, daughter, Sept 1876,age 23, IL TN IL

    United States Census, 1910
    Name: Charles Persuta
    Birthplace: Unknown
    Relationship to Head of Household: Son-in-law
    Residence: Harrisburg Ward 3, Saline, Illinois
    Marital Status: Married
    Race : White
    Gender: Male
    Family Number: 180
    Page Number: 9
    Household Gender Age
    James Johnson M 69y
    Nancy A Johnson F 52y
    Fanky J Persuta F 32y
    Charles Persuta M 27y

    Saline Co., Illinois
    Probate Baker, Mariah
    Will 4 Sept 1890
    Heirs: Martin Johnson, brother; James Johnson, brother; Elijah Johnson, brother; William John son, brother; Lucy A. Greer, sister.
    Recorded Book A Page 87 - Ledger E, page 52
    Fee Book E page 137
    Administrator: Thomas Reynolds
    Administration began: 8 Dec 1891
  • Change Date: 14 Feb 2016 at 15:03:08

    Father: John Johnson b: 1793 in GA
    Mother: Mary Greer b: ABT. 1793 in Virginia

    Marriage 1 Nancy Graves b: 27 Mar 1838 in TN
    • Married: 28 Dec 1857 in Saline Co., IL
    • Note: Or 25 December 1857 per Connie Butterfield
    1. Has Children James Dudley Johnson b: 14 Jul 1862 in IL
    2. Has No Children Elvira Elizabeth Johnson b: 6 May 1864 in Saline Co., IL
    3. Has Children Mary Josephine Johnson b: 26 Oct 1866 in Saline Co., IL
    4. Has No Children William Logan Johnson b: 3 Nov 1869 in Saline Co., IL
    5. Has Children Jacob Grant Johnson b: Mar 1871 in Saline Co., IL

    Marriage 2 Nancy Jane Mott b: 25 Sep 1856 in Illinois
    • Married: 3 Jun 1896 in Saline County, Illinois
    • Note:
      JOHNSON, JAMES GOLD, NANCY J MOTT 1896-06-03 A 1/029 2 SALINE
      JOHNSON, JAMES GOLD, NANCY J MRS 1896-06-03 H/ 31 8 SALINE

    Marriage 3 Nancy Graves b: 27 Mar 1838 in TN
    • Married: 28 Dec 1857 in Saline Co., IL
    1. Has Children James Dudley Johnson b: 14 Jul 1862 in IL

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