James Wesley JOHNSON

HAIRSTON.org ID#4124, b. 12 September 1844, d. 27 January 1862
Father*Tolivar JOHNSON1 b. 15 Feb 1813, d. 15 Oct 1890
Mother*Jane Jerusha HAWTHORNE2 b. 25 Apr 1820, d. 8 Jan 1880
Birth*James Wesley JOHNSON was born on 12 September 1844 in South Carolina
He was the son of Tolivar JOHNSON and Jane Jerusha HAWTHORNE.1,2 
Census 1850James Wesley JOHNSON listed in the household of Tolivar JOHNSON in 1850 in Saluda Regiment, Abbeville, South Carolina; Toliver 37, Jane J 30, Elizabeth A 10, Frances E 8, James W. 5, Marth J 3.1 
WillIn Jane (surname unknown)'s will dated 4 June 1853 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, James Wesley JOHNSON was named as an heir; Executor: David Keller, Esq. (wife is Nancy Lomax, daughter of William Lomax and Nancy Hairston)
Witnesses: John W. Lomax, Garlington Owens, Elizabeth B. Lomax.
Heirs: Nephew James Wesley Johnson, (son Jane Johnson and Toliver Johnson of Panola, MS), Thomas Johnston, James H Martin and wife Rachel Martin of Tippah, MS, William Gray (son of John Gray deceased), William Gray (son of James Gray deceased), Mary Ann Thompson, Sarah Jane Lomax (daughter of John and Elizabeth Lomax).
PDF copies of will are attached here.2
Death*He died on 27 January 1862 in Mississippi at age 17. 
Burial*He was buried in Emory Cemetery, Panola, Mississippi

Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S1850] 1850 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  2. [S276] Will of Jane Hairston - 4 June 1853, Abbeville County Will Box 131, Pack 3799, South Carolina Department of Archives and History.
Last Edited28 Sep 2014