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Rachel Louisa JOHNSON[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

Female 1892 - 1980  (87 years)


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  • Name Rachel Louisa JOHNSON 
    Born 9 Aug 1892  , Fannin County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 7, 8
    • Aug 1892, Georgia -> stated on 1900 census
      09 Aug 1892, Georgia -> death certificate
      9 Aug 1892 -> SSDI
    Gender Female 
    Census 11 Jun 1900  Stock Hill, Fannin County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Rachael L. (7) appeared in the household of "Rubin P. Johnson" (46) as his daughter. She was born Aug 1892. She and both parents were born in Georgia. She attended school 3 months during the year. The household included Martha J. (45), Albert M. (18), Junie L. (15), Nancy V. (13), Mary M. (10), and Delah M. (3). The family lived on a farm, which they owned.

      Reuben and Martha's son, John W., appeared next door.
    Census 1910  Stock Hill, Fannin County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Rachael (17) appeared in the household of Newton C. Ward (19) as his wife. She and Newt had been married less than one year (the number of months is difficult to read). She was the mother of one child, who was still living. She and both parents were born in Georgia. She was literate. Their home was rented and was a farm. The household included Nellie (1 month).

      Rachel's brother, John W. Johnson, appeared in the next household up.
    Census 1920  Stock Hill, Fannin County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Rachel (27) appeared in the household of Newton C. Ward (28) as his wife. They rented their home, which was a farm. She was married and was literate. She and both parents were born in Georgia. She had no occupation. The household included Nellie (9), Ruby (7), Worth (5), Elleree (3), Bondell (1), and Martha J. Johnson (65).

      Martha Johnson was Rachel's mother. Newt's parents, William and Mary Ward, lived two households up.

      1920 Census Analysis Newton C. Ward Household
    Residence 1925  Newport, Fannin, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Residence recorded on Ann's birth certificate.
    Census 1930  Stock Hill, Fannin County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Occupation Chatsworth, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Pencil Packer 
    • Her usual occupation, as reported on her death certificate, was pencil packer at a talc company.
    Residence 12 Dec 1939  Chatsworth, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Address:
    RFD #1
    RFD #1 
    Occupation From 1962 to 1974  Chatsworth, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Quilter 
    Residence 1980  Route # 6 - Box 145, Chatsworth, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 16 Feb 1980  Chatsworth, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 12
    • *She died at Murray County Memorial Hospital in Chatsworth. Cause of death was "A.S.H.D. - Ventricular Fibrillation." -> death certificate

      *Feb 1890 -> SSDI
    Buried 18 Feb 1980  Stock Hill, Fannin County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 12
    Address:
    Johnson Cemetery 
    Notes 
    • Name:
      Rachel Ward ->1920 census
      Rachael Ward ->1910 census
      Rachel Ward -> SSDI
      Rachael L. Johnson -> 1900 census
      Rachael Johnson -> Anne's birth certificate

      Connection to parents:
      *Her parents are reported as Rubin Johnson and Martha Garrett on her death certificate.
      *Named as Rubin P. Johnson's daughter -> 1900 census
    Person ID I1555  Kendrick-Hemphill
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2015 

    Father Reuben Phillip JOHNSON,   b. 3 Sep 1853, , , Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1911, Blue Ridge, Fannin, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Martha Jane GARRETT,   b. 7 Jun 1854, , Fannin County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1929, , Fannin County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married Abt 1877 
    Family ID F29  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Newton Coleman WARD,   b. 24 Oct 1890, Newport, Fannin, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1974, Dalton, Whitfield, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 27 Jun 1909  , Fannin County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 13, 14
    • Newton Ward is named as the spouse of Rachel Louisa Ward on her death certificate.
      ", daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N. C. Ward became the bride of John Edward Hemphill. . .Mrs. Hemphill is her parents' youngest daughter, her sisters being Mrs. Prince Beavers and Mrs. John Fain, both of Blue Ridge; Mrs. Grady Johnson of Gainesville, Mrs. John Thomas, of Akron, Ohio; Mrs. Glenn Stewart and Mrs. Robert Fortenberry."
    Children 
    +1. Nellie M. WARD,   b. 31 Jan 1910, , probably Fannin, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1999  (Age 89 years)
    +2. Ruby Lee WARD,   b. 26 Feb 1912, Newport, Fannin, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1989, , Hall, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. William Worth WARD,   b. 3 Jun 1914, , probably Fannin, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1939, Morganton, Fannin County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     4. Ellaree WARD,   b. 10 Aug 1916, Morganton, Fannin County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1997  (Age 81 years)
    +5. Bondell WARD,   b. 27 Nov 1918, , , Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 2008, North Olmstead, Cuyahoga, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +6. Thelma WARD,   b. 10 Apr 1921, , , Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 2009, Dalton, Whitfield, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +7. Pearl WARD,   b. 15 Apr 1923, Newport, Fannin, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 2002, Gulfport, Harrison, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +8. Anna Lee WARD
    Photos At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F28  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Johnson Sisters
    Johnson Sisters
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Johnson Siblings at Crabapple
    Johnson Siblings at Crabapple
    (L to R: Henry, Albert Monroe, Nancy Verdonie Johnson Souther, Mary Johnson Brown, Rachel Louisa Johnson Ward and Delia Johnson Garrett. Picture was taken in Crabapple, Georgia at the house that Albert Monroe "Roe" built)

    photo used with permission of the owner
    Cohutta Talc Mine
    Cohutta Talc Mine
    Newt Ward worked in the mine and Rachel (Johnson) Ward cooked there.
    Cohutta Talc Mine
    Cohutta Talc Mine
    where my great-grandfather worked
    Memaw and Pepaw Ward in front of the mill
    Memaw and Pepaw Ward in front of the mill
    Newt Ward and Rachel Johnson
    Newt Ward and Rachel Johnson
    My great-grandparents, when they were courting. They are seated at the far left.

  • Sources 
    1. [S317] Murray County, Georgia Death Certificates, death certificate; 004040; 1980; Rachel Louisa Ward (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S351] 1920 Census. Georgia. Fannin County, Stockhill District; 40; sheet 1-B; dwelling 14, family 14; Newton C. Ward household; accessed; 8 April 2007 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S353] 1910 Census. Georgia. Fannin County., Stock Hill; 28; 9-B; dwelling 62, household 62; Newton C. Ward household; accessed; 12 April 2008 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S297] Social Security Death Index, accessed; 13 February 2012; Rachel Ward; SS no. [privately held]; before 1951 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S342] 1900 Census. Georgia. Fannin County, pop. sch., Stock Hill District; 29; sheet 5-A (penned), p. 343 (stamped); dwelling 85, family 85; Rubin P. Johnson household; accessed; 4 March 2008 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S487] Georgia. Fannin County. Birth Certificates., birth certificate; 59860; 1925; Anna Lee Ward (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S317] Murray County, Georgia Death Certificates, death certificate; 004040; 1980; Rachel Louisa Ward (Reliability: 2).

    8. [S346] Johnson/Stock Hill Cemetery, Rachel and Newton C. Ward monumental inscription; 19 July 2009; photographed by Tonia Kendrick (Reliability: 2).

    9. [S350] 1930 Census. Georgia. Fannin County., Stock Hill Mil. District 1488; 56-19; sheet 1-B; dwelling 16, family 16; Newton C. Ward household; accessed; 30 December 2008 (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S258] Social Security Administration - Form SS-5, Newton Coleman Ward; SS No. 253-22-0503; 12 December 1939 (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S348] Georgia Life Magazine article, 12-13 (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S346] Johnson/Stock Hill Cemetery, Rachel and Newton C. Ward monumental inscription; 19 July 2009; photographed by Tonia Kendrick (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S131] Internet.
      Abbrev: Fannin County Marriages
      Title: Fannin County Marriage Book
      Page: Book D, page 387.

    14. [S303] Hemphill Family Scrapbook, "Ward-Hemphill Wedding Told"; published in The Chatsworth Times, 12 Dec 1946; In 2009, Ms. Davis provided her scrapbook to the author and allowed her to scan the contents (Reliability: 2).