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Alfred 'Wiley' Johnson 

Alfred 'Wiley' Johnson[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19]

Male 1831 - 1910

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  • Birth  14 Aug 1831  Greene County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26
    • or Colony, Tennnessee
    Gender  Male 
    Also Known As  1850-'Willie', 1860-'Wiley', 1870-'A. Wily', 1910-'Alfred'  [2, 4, 5, 8
    Residence  1840  Greene County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence  1850  Greene County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 634/634, division 9 - with parents
    Residence  Abt 1858  Sullivan County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [24, 27, 28, 29
    Residence  1860  Sullivan County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • w/ brother Joseph Johnson
    Residence  1870  Liberty, Grundy County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • 6/6, value-$500
    Residence  1880  Liberty, Grundy County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • 4/4, district 210
    Residence  1900  Liberty, Grundy County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • 193/195, district 53 - owned farm, no mortgage
    Residence  1910  3 miles north of Galt, Libert Township, Grundy County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Residence  1 May 1910  S 1/2 of Nebraska 1/4 of SW 1/4 of S17, T62, R22 Find all individuals with events at this location  [30
    Residence  3 May 1910  Liberty, Grundy County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • 280/280, district 52 - owned farm, no mortgage
    Occupation  1850- farmer; 1860 - farm hand; 1870, 1880, 1900 - farmer  [2, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Religion  Methodist Protestant  [12
    Local History  Early Settlements of Sullivan County http://www.rootsweb.com/~mosulliv/settlements.htmlThrough discontent, people start and roamin search of fortune, or to better their home.There are few, indeed , so content with their lotThat from youth to old age have lived in one spot. And so in 1836, Dr. Jacob Holland and a son named Robert W., filled with discontent, left their home and started in search of more comfortable quarters, in the dreary region of the west and settled on Main Locust creek near a point which wasafterward called Scottsville. This was the first settlement within the limits of the county after the indians had ceased to claim dominion and authority over it. This was nearly 160 years ago. Many avenues of information, since then, have beenclosed in death, and the memory of those still living is so vague, indefinite and uncertain, that we here make a few quotations from a history of Sullivan county compiled from data furnished by the lamented R.D. Morrison, and ex-Circuit Clerk H.T.McClanahan, in 1877. (As follows...) The first settlement in the county after the 'red man' had relinquished his dominion over the soil, was made on Main Locust Creek, by Dr. Jacob Holland and his son, Robert W. Holland in 1836, near the flourishing village of Scottsville. The doctorboasted not of regular medical education, but based his knowledge of the healing art upon the teaching of nature, his own observations, and personal research into the hidden mysteries of the maladies to which humanity is heir, and to the healingvirtues of herbs and plants indigenous to the soil. And he was a famous as a bear hunter and indian fighter as a physician. His settlement was made in the year 1836 or 1837. How long the doctor remained on his farm is not remembered, but certainlynot more than three or four years. The doctor boasted of his decent from the patriots of 1776, and showed his patriotism by volunteering in the Black Hawk war and fighting nobly whether the victory smiled or frowned; and also again in the Mexicanwar, although far past the age that exempted from military duty. He ever followed that noble bird, the American Eagle. He was wounded in the war with Mexico, and on his return settled near Wyreka, in Putnam County, Mo., but his stay was short, andthe excitement of gold discovery in California aroused latent energy of the old patriot, and he, with other thousands, immigrated thither, since which time we have no authentic record of his wanderings. The next settler in the county was a farmer by the name of John Hatcher. He was a man of great business tact, frugal and industrious and in later years was considered a man of wealth. Later on, other settlers moved into this and other parts of thecounty so that at the close of the year 1838, fifteen souls was its total inhabitants. in 1839, William W. Sevier, with his wife and five children moved to the county and settled about 6 miles south and a little east of the present county seat(MILAN, MO.). This was a wonderful influx of population and gave new courage and brighter hopes to their dauntless and courageous predecessors. in this year Boston, Massachusetts, furnished the new country with a settler who was destined to helpmake a very important part of her history. I refer to Jeremiah G. Smith whose aged locks may still be seen among the conspicuous figures of Green City. Attracted by the beauty and winsome manners of Miss Mary Sevier, a daughter of William Sevier,referred to above, on the 11 day of February, 1841, he led her to the altar and pledged to her the hymeneal vows. Rev. Jessee Goins, of the Baptist faith performed the ceremony. This was the first couple married within the present limits of thecounty. They lived in happy union until 1877, when by the explosion of a lamp Mrs. Smith met her death and was laid to rest by the kind hands of a host of friends. Mr. Smith has held many public offices and has been of great benefit to the county.Following these came John McCullough, wife and children, numbering in all, eight persons. Then the Murphys, Weavers and Hudnalls in the year 1840, and the population had increased to such an extent that the inhabitants began to feel themselves adistinct people, but so divided and separated were they that the Settlement should be properly classed under three distinct neighborhoods, viz: Main Locust Creek, Milan and Yellow Creek settlements. MAin LOCUST CREEK SETTLEMENT The Main Locust creek settlement might include all that part of Sullivan County, from the western boundary line to the main division between Main and East Locust creeks, and extending north from the southern line to the line dividing townships 64and 65 on the north and had among others, the following conspicuous characters as its inhabitants: Daniel Wilhite, Thomas Spencer, Gabriel Jones, Harrison Elmore, Oliver P. Phillips and C. H. Levin. Mr. Levin was commercially inclined and openedup intercourse with the indians, selling them what! ever articles they desired, and was indicted by the first Grand Jury for selling whiskey to them. John Crumpacker came in 1839, and was the father of Dandridge and David H. Crumpacker, each ofwhich at the present time live in Sullivan County. Dandridge is one of the substantial farmers of the county, owns several hundred acres of her most fertile land and at present lives on the southeast quarter of section 21-64-20, and has around himmany hundred head of cattle and hogs and scores of fine horses. David H. now resides in Milan and for Democratic zeal and political energy has no equal in the political history of his adopted home. John L. Wood, whose name was afterwards prominentand a member of the County Court settled in Northwest part of the county. MILAN SETTLEMENT A short distance northwest from Hill's Spring, in 1840, then was erected a log cabin, known as the home of Armstead C. Hill, the first settler in the vicinity of Milan. Mr. Hill first settled south of Milan about eight miles, but was not whollycontented with his location, and sought to better himself by the change, and thus became the first settler of the division. Thomas Lane, John Baldridge, Esom Hannon, William Talley, Joseph Couch, Francis Drake, Donnel Doyle, Ira Sears and manyothers came in 1840 and 1841, so that by the close of the last mentioned year the Milan settlement had become the most important of any in the county. To the north of Milan proper, and near what was afterwards named Jacksons Corners, settledWilliam and Branson Jackson, Samuel Rodgers, Hawkins Harrelson, Jacob Mealman, John Needham and quite a number of others. Hawkins Harrelston is still living and resides on or near his early home. YELLOW CREEK SETTLEMENT The first person to become attracted by the appearance of this portion of the country was Robinson Morris. He in the spring of 1840 with his wife and children settled on Yellow Creek near the center of Section 2, township 61, Range 19. It was nothis intention to make that his future home but as the days and months rolled by he became more and more in love with his surroundings and finally erected him a comfortable home which still stands as a monument to his memory and as a work of hisenergy. When the county was finally organized, Morris township was named in honor of this early pioneer. in the days that followed other settlers gathered around him, among whom were, George Baker and family, Griffin Taylor and George Page and family and many others, and Yellow Creek settlement began to be recognized as one of the prosperingcommunities of the county. The three settlements above enumerated increased in population and expanded in territory until the year 1844, when representative and prescribing the mode for its organization. The census of 1844, showing the requisitenumber resided within its limits to entitle it to the same. 
    Cause of death  Angina Section  [12, 25
    Obituary  The Trenton WeeklyMay 5, 1910Transcribed by Brian Sanders 10/14/2009Dropped DeadCitizen of Liberty Township Succumbs to Heart FailureUncle Wiley Johnson a well known farmer who resides in Liberty township, three miles north of Galt died this morning of heart failure; he had gotten up to build a fire when attacked and fell over, dying half an hour afterwards.He came to Grundy county from Tennessee more than fifty years ago and was 78 years of age at the time of his death. He was a member of the Methodist Protestant church and his funeral will be conducted tomorrow at the residence. Mr. Johnson is survived by a wife and seven children.The Trenton Times5/5/1910Transcribed by Brian Sanders 10/14/2009Farmer Died SuddenlyWiley Johnson Fell Dead While Kindling Fire Early This MorningWiley Johnson, a farmer living near old Johnsontown four miles north of Galt dropped dead early this morning at his home. Mr. Johnson was getting kindling ready to start the fire for breakfast when he suddenly fell over dead. Death was probablydue to heart disease. He was seventy five years of age and had lived in that locality nearly half a century.  [12, 31
    Died  4 May 1910  Galt, Liberty Township, Grundy County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 23, 25, 32
    Death Certificate - Wiley Johnson - 1910
    Death Certificate - Wiley Johnson - 1910
    Buried  5 May 1910  Mt. Zion Cemetery, Grundy County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [18, 20, 23, 25
    Notes 
    • Reference indicate the first name shown on the headstone is Arthur Johnson, but actually headstone says Wiley Johnson. Moved from Greene County, Tennessee to Sullivan County, Missouri in 1851.'in 1851, into this same area, Camp Ground, came a Tennessee Train in which were Christopher and Jane Cooper; Harvey and Mary Brown Weston; their married son, Jotham, and his wife Mary Jones Weston; James and Margaret Johnson; Wiley Johnson andhis widowed mother; Samuel A. and Susan Brown; Dickersons and Wattenbargers. Wiley Johnson's father, John Johnson, had died in Tennessee. After coming to Sullivan county, Wiley married Martha Maloney, who lived near Scottsville.'Based on the Greene County, Tennessee personal tax records, this migration story of arrival in 1851 may be incorrect in part. The Tennessee Johnson emigrations occured in the decade preceeding 1860, with the following arival year/state. The information is being inferred from the Greene County, Tennessee tax rolls, and census records of 1850 and 1860. The assumption isthey moved to the state they were enumerated in 1860 the year they were no longer listed in the Tennessee tax rolls. JOHN SR. died in 1855- JOSEPH 1859/MO- JOHN JR. 1852/MO- SAMUEL 1853/MO- JAMES 1859/MO- WYLY 1858/MOJOSEPH SR. 1858/MO- JOSEPH A 1858/MO- R. M. 1856/MOZOPHER JR 1854/IL- JOHN H. 1853/IL- CHRISTOPHER 1854/ILTo retrace what happened, it appears that John Johnson Jr. departed Greene County, Tennesse and arrived in Missouri 1851/52, on the wagon train that is referenced in 'This Small Town - Osgood' book. John Jr. likely sent word back to the family inTennessee of the cheap, furtile land.First cousins, John H and Samuel Johnson (John Jr's brother) may have been the first to follow (together?), but John H stopped in Illinois and Samuel arrived in Missouri 1852/3. The next 'group' seems to have been Zopher Jr. and Christopher in 1853/4 (John H's father and brother, respectively). This group stopped in Illinois, most likely because John H. was there from the year before.Then John Johnson Sr. passed away in 1854/55, bequething his farm to his son Joseph Johnson. R.M. apparently arrived in Missouri in 1855/56.Wiley Johnson, brother of John Johson (who arrived in MO in 1851/2), Wiley's cousin Joseph A. Johnson and his uncle Joseph Johnson, arrive in Missouri 1857/58. This would likely have been the earliest that the widowed mother, Catherine arrivedas well (and not 1851).James and Joseph (both brothers to John Johnson in MO), pack up and leave Tennessee, arriving in MO around 1858/59. Joseph and family, Wiley and Catherine, are all enumerated in the 1860 Sullivan County, Missouri census. [20, 33, 34, 35]
    Person ID  I96  Sanders
    Last Modified  3 Nov 2009 

    Father  John Johnston, Sr.,   b. Abt 1788, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 5 Feb 1855, Greene County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Catherine 'Caty' McKahen,   b. Abt 1792, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1860 
    Married  7 Feb 1809  Greene County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F74  Group Sheet

    Family  Martha 'Marthie' Ansis Maloney,   b. 29 May 1843, Sullivan County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1913, Liberty Township, Grundy County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  24 Aug 1862  Sullivan County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 19, 29, 36, 37, 38
    • Married in home of brother James Johnson by Silas Peters - see marriage license
    Misc Notes  This certifies that the rite of Holy Matrimony was celebrated between Alfred W. Johnson of Sullivan Colorado. Missouri and Martha A. Maloney of ?? on August 24th 1861 at Res. of James Johnson by Silas Peters Justice of the peace. Witness JamesJohnson. Witness Margaret Johnson. 
    Children 
    >1. Robert A 'Bob' Maloney Johnson,   b. 21 Oct 1863, Sullivan County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1946, Kansas City, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Alta Myra Johnson,   b. 30 Mar 1866, Grundy County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1948, Osgood, Sullivan County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. 'Dona' Margaret Argina Johnson,   b. 17 Oct 1870, Liberty, Grundy County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1912, Liberty Township, Grundy County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Rufus Oliver 'Ollie' Johnson,   b. 9 May 1873, 3 miles north of Galt, Liberty Township, Grundy County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1937, Humphreys, Taylor township, Sullivan County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. John E. Johnson,   b. 8 Dec 1876, Grundy County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1953, Susana Nursing Home, Trenton, Grundy County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. William Arthur 'Aut' Johnson,   b. 12 Nov 1880, north of Galt, Grundy County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1965, Hospital, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. 'Roy' Royal James Johnson,   b. 13 Jan 1888, Galt, Liberty Township, Grundy County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1976, Livingston Manor Nursing Home, Chillicothe, Livingston County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Johnson,   b. Between 1900-1910,   d. Between 1900-1910
    Photos
    Alfred 'Wiley' and Martha (Maloney) Johnson Family
    Alfred "Wiley" and Martha (Maloney) Johnson Family
    Front Row: Robert "Bob", Alfred "Wiley", Royal "Roy", Martha (Maloney), William "Aut". Back Row: John, Oliver "Ollie", Alta, Margaret "Dona". C 1898
    Histories
    Autobiography - Through the Years
    Autobiography - Through the Years
    Written by Faith (Weston) Todd
    Family ID  F73  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1870 - Liberty, Grundy County, Missouri Link to Google Earth
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    Johnson, Alfred 'Wiley'
    Johnson, Alfred "Wiley"

    Headstones
    Cemetery - Mt. Zion
    Cemetery - Mt. Zion
    Grundy County, Missouri


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  • Sources 
    1. [S183] 1840 US Federal Census.

    2. [S182] 1850 US Federal Census.

    3. [S86] 1850 US Federal Census - Page 181B.

    4. [S181] 1860 US Federal Census.

    5. [S180] 1870 US Federal Census.

    6. [S179] 1880 US Federal Census.

    7. [S175] 1900 US Federal Census.

    8. [S177] 1910 US Federal Census.

    9. [S213] Bible - Wiley & Martha Johnson Family, (The National Publishng Co. and Jones Brothers & Co.).

    10. [S359] Birth Certificate - Johnson_Royal.

    11. [S306] Death Certificate - Johnson_Ollie.

    12. [S671] Obituary - Alfred Wiley Johnson, (Trenton Weekly).

    13. [S638] Biography - John and Catherine (McKahen) Johnson Family, Elnora "Jackie" Hatcher and Dean and Rosa Lee Johnson, (Walsworth Publishing Company, Inc.).

    14. [S675] Obituary - John Johnson, (Republican Times).

    15. [S686] Obituary - Alta Myra Johnson Weston, (Milan Standard).

    16. [S693] Obituary - Rufus Oliver 'Ollie' Johnson, (Milan Republic).

    17. [S710] Funeral Register - Payne-Judd Funeral Home.

    18. [S716] Burial Index - Grundy County Missouri Burial Index.

    19. [S109] Marriage Certificate.

    20. [S88] Cemetery - Mt. Zion/Johnsontown.

    21. [S181] 1860 US Federal Census.
      BD abt 1833

    22. [S177] 1910 US Federal Census.
      BD 1833

    23. [S195] Cemetery - Mt. Zion/Johnson Town.

    24. [S286] Sons of Zopher Johnston Senior, Stevie Hughes, (Not published).

    25. [S302] Death Certificate - Johnson_Alfred.

    26. [S635] Biography - Alfred Wiley and Martha (Maloney) Johnson Family, Elnora "Jackie" Hatcher, (Walsworth Publishing Company, Inc.).
      BP: Colony, TN

    27. [S78] Book - This Small Town OSGOOD, Ruth Ralls Fisher, (The Milan Standard, Publisher Milan, Missouri).
      1851

    28. [S214] Tax List - Greene County Personal Tax 1850-1873.
      1858

    29. [S635] Biography - Alfred Wiley and Martha (Maloney) Johnson Family, Elnora "Jackie" Hatcher, (Walsworth Publishing Company, Inc.).

    30. [S719] Trust Deed.

    31. [S672] Obituary - Alfred Wiley Johnson, (Trenton Times).

    32. [S88] Cemetery - Mt. Zion/Johnsontown.
      Wiley A Johnson - http://picasaweb.google.com/brians777/2006_Missouri_CemeteryMtZionJohnson/photo#4975735515846934546

    33. [S77] Book - This Small Town OSGOOD, Ruth Ralls Fisher, (The Milan Standard, Publisher Milan, Missouri).
      Page 6

    34. [S77] Book - This Small Town OSGOOD, Ruth Ralls Fisher, (The Milan Standard, Publisher Milan, Missouri).

    35. [S214] Tax List - Greene County Personal Tax 1850-1873.

    36. [S62] Marriage Record.

    37. [S109] Marriage Certificate.
      Silas Peters, Justice of the Peace

    38. [S718] Marriage Index - Sullivan County Missouri Mariage Index.