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Fourth Generation (Continued)

Family of Tabitha B. GRANT (13) & William Joseph JOHNSON

36. Aslee JOHNSON. Born in 1868. At the age of 56, Aslee died on 2 Jun 1924. Buried in Jun 1924 in Palestine Cemetery, Carroll County, Tennessee.

In 1886 when Aslee was 18, she married Jasper D. LEDSINGER, son of William Thomas LEDSINGER (1833-1908) & Salina Elizabeth COLLINS (1839-1916). Born on 21 Feb 1866 in Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 64, Jasper D. died on 30 Sep 1930. Buried in 1930 in Palestine Cemetery, Carroll County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
106 i. Henry Alfred (1888-1936)
ii. K.M.. Born on 24 May 1890. K.M. died on 24 May 1890. Buried in 1890 in Palestine Cemetery, Carroll County, Tennessee.

107 iii. James Joseph (1892-)
iv. M.B.. Born on 22 May 1894. M.B. died on 22 May 1894. Buried in 1894 in Palestine Cemetery, Carroll County, Tennessee.

v. Vera Ellen. Born on 18 May 1895. Vera Ellen died on 18 May 1895. Buried in 1895 in Palestine Cemetery, Carroll County, Tennessee.

108 vi. Nona Mai (1898-1919)
vii. P.F.. Born in Dec 1900. P.F. died on 5 Dec 1900. Buried in 1900 in Palestine Cemetery, Carroll County, Tennessee.

109 viii. Perlie Lee (1904-)

37. Alice JOHNSON. Born on 4 Aug 1874 in Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 41, Alice died in Lyndon, Osage County, Kansas on 9 Aug 1915. Buried in 1915 in Lundon, Osage County, Kansas.

Obituary: Aug 9, 1915, Lyndon, Osage County, KS. "Alice J. Rush died at Lyndon, KS, August 9, 1915, of heart failure and nervous trouble, aged 41 years 6 days. Deceased was well until a few minutes before death, and passed over without suffering. She was the mother of 12 children, 2 passing over in infancy, the remainder with her husband being left to mourn. Sister Rush was baptized by T.C. Kelley. She was faithful and true to the faith until death."

On 25 Sep 1892 when Alice was 18, she married Willis Richard RUSH, son of W.C. RUSH & Artemesia B. KINZER, in Henderson County, Tennessee. Born on 21 Jun 1872 in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 95, Willis Richard died in Benton, Saline County, Arkansas on 3 Jan 1968. Buried on 6 Jan 1968 in Rosemont Cemetery, Benton, Saline County, Arkansas. Cause of death: Cerebral hemorrhage.

The following are notes of Willis Richard Rush's life.

1. Living: 1894, Jonie Wilson farm, 3 miles south of Wildersville, TN. From the diary of Willis R. Rush:
"Place of my first beginning to keep house after marriage set up to keep house on the Jonie Wilson farm 3 miles south of Wildersville, TN, year 1894."
2. Living: Jan 17, 1895-Jan 3, 1896, A.E. Rush farm, 30 miles east of Henderson County, TN.
3. Living: Jan 3, 1896-Nov 27, 1898, Wile Johnson farm, Carroll County, TN.
4. Living: Feb 9, 1898, Jun Holt farm.
5. Living: Nov 27, 1898-Feb 9, 1898, Josh Hedge cock farm.
6. Living: Sep 27, 1899, A.E. Rush farm, 30 miles east of Henderson County, TN.
7. Baptism: May 20, 1900, Wildersville, Henderson County, TN.
8. Living: Feb 9, 1903, Colgate, OK.
9. Living: Apr 23, 1903, Independence, Jackson County, MO.
10. Living: Nov 28, 1903, Brown farm, 6 miles east of Lee's Summit, Jackson County, MO.
11. Living: Sep 1, 1904, Sam Hinkle farm, Stillwater, Payne County, OK. "Begun work at $1.00 per day then picked cotton."
12. Living: Feb 20, 1905, Tom Berry farm, Berry, OK.
13. Living: Jun 26, 1905, Ripley, OK.
14. Living: Jul 14, 1905, Independence, Jackson County, MO. Fider Street
15. Living: Nov 7, 1905, Independence, Jackson County, MO. 900 S. Osage Street
16. Living: May 1, 1906, Independence, Jackson County, MO. 824 S. Pleasant Street
17. Living: Mar 23, 1908, Crow farm, 2 miles south on Raytown Road, Raytown, Jackson County, MO.
18. Living: Nov 6, 1908, Sunset farm, 11 miles south of Independence, Jackson County, MO.
19. Living: Mar 3, 1911, Hidelburger farm, Independence, Jackson County, MO. S. McCoy Street
20. Living: Mar 2, 1912, Stritt farm, near Little Blue [River], Jackson County, MO.
21. Living: Nov 20, 1912, Roberds [Roberts] farm, Lynn County, KS.
22. Living: Apr 13, 1913, Kansas City, Jackson County, MO. 2105 Belleview
23. Living: Sep 4, 1913, Jake Murdock home, Cooper County, MO.
24. Living: Mar 7, 1914, John Martin home, Cooper County, MO.
25. Living: Jul 1, 1914, Kansas City, Jackson County, MO. 1320 Belleview
26. Living: Mar 3, 1915, Mullen Burch farm, 3 miles east of Osage City, Osage County, KS.
27. Living: Jul 5, 1915, J.R. Briton house, Lyndon, KS.
28. Living: Jul 7, 1915, [GM], 350 west of Lyndon, KS. Left family in Lyndon, KS.
29. Quote: Aug 10, 1915, Lyndon, Osage County, KS2. "Called home by telegram on count of wife's death August 10, 1915, which ended our lives together. A good and faithful wife gone. But never will be forgotten. Written by the hand of W.R. Rush, September 11, 1915, at Lyndon, KS, a true picture of our life together with my companion."


They had the following children:
110 i. Audrey Lilun (1893-)
111 ii. Gracie Lee (1894-1962)
iii. Vivian. Born on 13 Jun 1896 in Carroll County, Tennessee.

Vivian Rush never married.

112 iv. Brooksie Jane (1898-1972)
113 v. Vernie Estelle (1900-1975)
vi. Liler. Born on 6 Nov 1902 in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee. Liler died in in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri on 2 Aug 1903.

114 vii. Lessie May (1904-1960)
viii. Blanche O'Beatrice. Born on 15 Apr 1906 in in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri. Blanche O'Beatrice died in in Independence, Jackson County, MO on 9 Feb 1907.

115 ix. Elbert Carthel (1908-1985)
116 x. Ruth Beatrice (1910-1999)
117 xi. Arthur Alberton (1912-1986)
xii. Richard William. Born on 11 Apr 1914 in Cooper County, Missouri. At the age of 8, Richard William died in Cooper County, Missouri in 1923.

Cause of Death: Homer McGuire, husband to Brooksie Jane Rush, was an abusive alcoholic. In a drunken rage, he swung a hammer and struck Richard William Rush, killing him instantly


38. Jo Ann JOHNSON. Born in 1878. At the age of 90, Jo Ann died in 1968.

Jo Ann first married Nute DRAKE.

They had the following children:
118 i. Clifford (1897-1969)
ii. Samuel Joseph. Born in 1899.

World War I veteran.

iii. Rena. Born in 1901 in Arkansas.


Jo Ann second married Thomas Lee EUBANKS. Born in 1869.

They had the following children:
119 i. Cecil (1905-1963)
120 ii. Dessie (1906-)
iii. Essie. Born in 1908.

Essie married Dan RUST.

121 iv. Ruby Mae (1910-)
122 v. Zelma Anna (1912-)
123 vi. Elmer (1912-)
vii. Tom.


39. Benjamin Nicholas JOHNSON. Born on 21 Aug 1881 in 7th Civil District, Carroll County. At the age of 74, Benjamin Nicholas died in 1956. Buried in 1956 in Blair Cemetery, Carroll County, Tennessee. Occupation: Merchant at Jumbo and Clarksburg, Carroll County, Tennessee. Religion: Baptist. Alias/AKA: "Ben".

On 28 Jan 1898 when Benjamin Nicholas was 16, he married Susan Elizabeth MEALS, daughter of William Archy MEALS (1857-1880) & Martha Minerva MASSEY (1855-1927), in Carroll County, Tennessee. Born on 5 Jan 1880 in Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 86, Susan Elizabeth died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 19 Apr 1966. Buried in Blair Cemetery, Clarksburg, Carroll County, Tennessee. Occupation: Homemaker. Religion: Baptist. Alias/AKA: "Susie".

They had the following children:
i. Elah Mai. Born on 17 Jun 1899. At the age of 86, Elah Mai died on 3 Dec 1985. Resided in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee in 1985.

On 30 Dec 1923 when Elah Mai was 24, she married John Elston LEWELLING, son of John Nelson LEWELLING (1854-1915) & Sarah Lucendia GURLEY (1869-1935), in Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 76, John Elston died on 5 Jun 1969. Born in 1893.

124 ii. William Joseph (1901-)
125 iii. Eron (1904-)
126 iv. Minerva Tabitha (1906-)
v. Mary Ruth. Born on 17 Jan 1909 in Carroll County, Tennessee. Mary Ruth died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 20 Mar 1909. Buried in 1909 in New Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Carroll County, Tennessee.

vi. Virginia Inez. Born on 16 Jan 1911. At the age of 31, Virginia Inez died in Clarksburg, Carroll County, Tennessee on 24 Dec 1942. Buried in 1942 in Blair Cemetery, Clarksburg, Carroll County, Tennessee. Occupation: Postmaster, Clarksburg, Carroll County, Tennessee.

No issue.

Virginia Inez married Garrett Hobart FORTNER. Born on 31 Jan 1911.

127 vii. Dona Frances (1914-)
viii. Theatus Woodrow. Born on 31 Aug 1915 in Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 27, Theatus Woodrow died in Biloxi, Mississippi on 25 Aug 1943. Buried in Aug 1943 in Blair Cemetery, Clarksburg, Carroll County, Tennessee.

Theatus was a lieutenant; died in a plane crash on August 25, 1943, in Biloxi, Mississippi.

128 ix. Noah (1918-)

40. Charles B. JOHNSON. Born on 5 Aug 1884.

Charles B. married Audrie KEE. Born on 6 Apr 1889.

They had the following children:
129 i. Lola Jane (1909-)
130 ii. Lorene (1911-)
131 iii. Lilly Jewell (1920-)
iv. Clarence.

Died in infancy.


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