Most Wanted: Parents of Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Jones

Betty is my 3x-great-grandmother and I’ve only recently learned that her maiden name was Jones.  I found this on her son’s (James W. Johnson) death certificate (see below).  James was the brother of my 2x-great-grandfather, Reuben Phillip Johnson, which further proves the importance of researching beyond the direct line of descent.

Betty was born about 1830 and married Amos Johnson.  They are found on the 1850 census in Union County, Georgia, and then in Gilmer County in 1860 and 1870.  They probably are buried at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery in Gilmer County; there is a headstone with the names Amos and Betty Ann Johnson, but the dates conflict with other records.

If you know anything about this family, please leave comment.  Any information would be most appreciated!

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