James Johnson

M, #9828, b. April 27, 1805, d. 1871
FatherJohn Brown Johnson b. 7 Sep 1777, d. 23 Dec 1861
MotherElizabeth Sims b. 1782, d. 1 Jun 1845
Birth*27 Apr 1805 James was born at Kanawha Co, VA, on 27 Apr 1805. 
 He was the son of John Brown Johnson and Elizabeth Sims
Marriage*5 Sep 1829 He married Mary Elizabeth "Betsy" Murphy at Kanawha Co, VA, on 5 Sep 1829. James Johnson & Mary Murphy.1 
Census1840 James Johnson appeared on the census as head of household at Fayette Co, VA, in 1840.2 
Employment*Aug 1850 Occupation: farmer in Aug 1850 at District 14, Fayette Co, VA.2 
Census*26 Aug 1850 He and Mary Elizabeth "Betsy" Murphy appeared on the census as head of household at District 14, Fayette Co, VA, on 26 Aug 1850.2 
EmploymentJun 1860 Occupation: farmer in Jun 1860 at District 1, Fayette Co, VA.2 
Census*20 Jun 1860 James Johnson appeared on the census as head of household at District 1, Fayette Co, VA, on 20 Jun 1860.2 
Death*1871 James died in 1871 at Fayette Co, WV. 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
1840Fayette Co, VAJames Johnson2
26 Aug 1850District 14, Fayette Co, VAJames Johnson, Mary Elizabeth "Betsy" Murphy, Mariah Johnson, Phebe Johnson, Hiram Johnson, David Johnson, Henry Johnson, Amy Johnson, Elizabeth Johnson, William H. Johnson and Amanda Jane Johnson2
20 Jun 1860District 1, Fayette Co, VAJames Johnson, Mariah Johnson, Henry Johnson, David Johnson, William H. Johnson and Amanda Jane Johnson2

Partners and Children

Marriage*5 Sep 1829 He married Mary Elizabeth "Betsy" Murphy at Kanawha Co, VA, on 5 Sep 1829. James Johnson & Mary Murphy.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S2712] WV Marriages Kanawha Co, WV.
  2. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.

Mary Elizabeth "Betsy" Murphy

F, #9829, b. 1806, d. circa 1853
Birth*1806 Mary was born at Kanawha Co, VA, in 1806. 
Marriage*5 Sep 1829 She married James Johnson at Kanawha Co, VA, on 5 Sep 1829. James Johnson & Mary Murphy.1 
Census26 Aug 1850 Mary Elizabeth "Betsy" Murphy and James Johnson appeared on the census as head of household at District 14, Fayette Co, VA, on 26 Aug 1850.2 
Death*circa 1853 Mary died circa 1853 at Fayette Co, VA. 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
26 Aug 1850District 14, Fayette Co, VAJames Johnson, Mary Elizabeth "Betsy" Murphy, Mariah Johnson, Phebe Johnson, Hiram Johnson, David Johnson, Henry Johnson, Amy Johnson, Elizabeth Johnson, William H. Johnson and Amanda Jane Johnson2

Partners and Children

Children

Citations

  1. [S2712] WV Marriages Kanawha Co, WV.
  2. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.

John Brown Johnson

M, #9830, b. September 7, 1777, d. December 23, 1861
FatherWilliam Johnson b. 1755, d. 22 Dec 1805
MotherAmy Nelson d. 23 Dec 1837
Birth*7 Sep 1777 John was born at VA on 7 Sep 1777. 
 He was the son of William Johnson and Amy Nelson
Employment* Occupation: Methodist minister at Kanawha Co, VA. 
Marriage*12 Jun 1802 He married Elizabeth Sims at Kanawha Co, VA, on 12 Jun 1802. 
Census1810 John Brown Johnson appeared on the census as head of household at Kanawha Co, VA, in 1810.1 
Census1820 He appeared on the census as head of household at Nicholas Co, VA, in 1820.1 
Census1830 He appeared on the census as head of household at Kanawha Co, VA, in 1830.1 
Census1840 He appeared on the census as head of household at Fayette Co, VA, in 1840.1 
Marriage*19 Feb 1846 He married Mary 'Polly' Childress at Fayette Co, VA, on 19 Feb 1846. John Johnson to Mrs. Polly Windsor, by M. M[ason] Rock.2 
EmploymentAug 1850 Occupation: farmer in Aug 1850 at District 14, Fayette Co, VA.1 
Census*28 Aug 1850 John Brown Johnson and Mary 'Polly' Childress appeared on the census as head of household at District 14, Fayette Co, VA, on 28 Aug 1850.1 
Death*23 Dec 1861 John died on 23 Dec 1861 at Fayette Co, VA, at age 84. 
Burial* His body was interred at Kincaid, Fayette Co, VA, at Johnson Cemetery. 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
1810Kanawha Co, VAJohn Brown Johnson1
1820Nicholas Co, VAJohn Brown Johnson1
1830Kanawha Co, VAJohn Brown Johnson1
1840Fayette Co, VAJohn Brown Johnson1
28 Aug 1850District 14, Fayette Co, VAJohn Brown Johnson, Mary 'Polly' Childress, Catherine Windsor and Mary E. McFarland1

Partners and Children

Marriage*12 Jun 1802 He married Elizabeth Sims at Kanawha Co, VA, on 12 Jun 1802. 
Children

Partners and Children

Marriage*19 Feb 1846 He married Mary 'Polly' Childress at Fayette Co, VA, on 19 Feb 1846. John Johnson to Mrs. Polly Windsor, by M. M[ason] Rock.2 

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  2. [S2712] WV Marriages Fayette Co, WV.

Elizabeth Sims

F, #9831, b. 1782, d. June 1, 1845
FatherJames Sims b. 8 Oct 1754, d. between 12 Aug 1845 and 10 Mar 1846
MotherPhebe d. Jan 1794
Birth*1782 Elizabeth was born in 1782. 
 She was the daughter of James Sims and Phebe
Marriage*12 Jun 1802 She married John Brown Johnson at Kanawha Co, VA, on 12 Jun 1802. 
Death*1 Jun 1845 Elizabeth died on 1 Jun 1845 at Fayette Co, VA. 

Partners and Children

Children

James Sims

M, #9847, b. October 8, 1754, d. between August 12, 1845 and March 10, 1846
FatherJeremiah Sims b. circa 1730, d. 1768
MotherAgatha Nalle b. circa 1732
Birth*8 Oct 1754 James was born at Culpeper Co, VA, on 8 Oct 1754.1 
 He was the son of Jeremiah Sims and Agatha Nalle
Marriage* He married Phebe
Deed19 Aug 1796 He bought property at Bollars Ridge, Bath Co, VA, on 19 Aug 1796. 240 acres. The grant was recorded in Botetourt Co., VA.. 
Deed19 Aug 1796 He bought property at Bath Co, VA, on 19 Aug 1796. Grant to James Sims, 240 acres on Bollors Ridge, on the waters of Jacksons River. The grant was recorded in Botetourt Co, VA. James was granted the land on the basis of a Treasury Warrant..2 
Marriage*25 Oct 1796 He married Elizabeth Cotton at Bath Co, VA, on 25 Oct 1796. Bond 25 October 1796, but no return listed in Bath Co; it could have been filed in another county. Surety Enock Cotton. Benjamin Cotton consents for daughter Elizabeth. Witnesses, Enock Cotton and Shadrick Cotton. (Marriage Bonds and Ministers Returns of Bath Co., VA)
Deed*27 Oct 1798 He sold property at Bath Co, VA, on 27 Oct 1798. James Simms & Elizabeth his wife of Bath Co. to Alice McClintic of Bath Co., 240 acres on Bollars Ridge on the waters of Jackson River, for 5 shillings current money. Signed by James Sims, and Elizabeth gave her mark. Witnesses were Samuel Vance, Thos. Milhollin, Wm. Dean?, and another, unreadable..3 
Census1810 James Sims appeared on the census as head of household at Kanawha Co, VA, in 1810. James was age 45 or up.. 
Census1820 He appeared on the census as head of household at Nicholas Co, VA, in 1820. 
Census*1830 He appeared on the census as head of household at Nicholas Co, VA, in 1830. James owned 5 slaves in this year: 1 m 10-20, 1 m 20-30, 2 f 10-24, 1 f 24-36..4 
Residence*Sep 1835 He resided at Nicholas Co, VA, in Sep 1835. Signed a document of manumission for his slave Isaac.. 
ResidenceMar 1836 He resided at Nicholas Co, VA, in Mar 1836. In March 1836, James Sims signed a deed to Isaac Sims, his slave, outlining terms of his manumission. The marginal note to the deed noted "Deed to Isaac Sims, Sept. 9th, 1842.". 
Census1840 He appeared on the census as head of household at Nicholas Co, VA, in 1840. Aged 80-90.. 
Death*between 12 Aug 1845 and 10 Mar 1846 James died between 12 Aug 1845 and 10 Mar 1846 at Nicholas Co, VA.5 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
1810Kanawha Co, VAJames Sims
1820Nicholas Co, VAJames Sims
1830Nicholas Co, VAJames Sims4
1840Nicholas Co, VAJames Sims

Partners and Children

Marriage* He married Phebe
Children

Partners and Children

Marriage*25 Oct 1796 He married Elizabeth Cotton at Bath Co, VA, on 25 Oct 1796. Bond 25 October 1796, but no return listed in Bath Co; it could have been filed in another county. Surety Enock Cotton. Benjamin Cotton consents for daughter Elizabeth. Witnesses, Enock Cotton and Shadrick Cotton. (Marriage Bonds and Ministers Returns of Bath Co., VA)
Children

Citations

  1. [S1427] Rev. War Pension Application, 1836.
  2. [S2604] Virginia Land Grants 35, 1795-96, p. 641.
  3. [S2591] Cathy Meder-Dempsey, Nov 2001, from Rose Mary Sims.
  4. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  5. [S2753] Biographical material See Cathy Meder-Dempsey, When Did James Sims Die?