Joseph Madison Johns
1834 - 1905

Joseph Madison Johns
was a son of Jeremiah H. Johns (son of Jeremiah Johns and Levicy _____) and Mary Ann McClellan (dau. of Andrew C. McClellan and Sarah Edwards). He was born on 7 Aug. 1834 in Wayne, Ga. and died on 11 April 1905 in Brantley.  He was 70 years old. Joseph is buried on 11 April 1905 in Bachlott Cemetery, Brantley, Ga.

He married first Ellender Courson Ellen, dau. of Joshua Courson and Mary Sweat, on 11 Aug. 1859 in Charleton when 25 years old (Ellender Ellen was 19 years old). Ellender Courson Ellen b. on 1 Nov. 1839; d. on 22 Sep. 1876 in Brantley, Fl, 36 years old; bur. in Bachlott Cemetery, Brantley, FL.

Issue of Joseph Madison Johns and Ellender Courson Ellen:      i. dau. Mary Ann Johns b. on 2 Sep. 1860 in Wayne; d. on 5 Jan. 1929 in Brantley, 68 years old; bur. in Lewis Cemetery, Raybon, Ga; m. Joseph Robert Lewis Bob (5 Jan. 1854 in Wayne; 17 April 1930 in Brantley), son of James Bryant Lewis and Letitia McCool, on 24 Oct. 1878 in Wayne when 18 years old (Joseph Robert Bob was 24 years old); issue (surname Lewis): Elbert Avery (16 Oct. 1880 in Raybon; 27 March 1958) and Eva Kate (27 March 1902 in Raybon; 1983).      ii. dau. Sarah Jane Johns b. on 5 Oct. 1861 in Charlton; d. on 17 Sep. 1876 in Brantley, 14 years old; bur. on 17 Sep. 1876 in Bachlott Cemetery, Brantley, Ga.      iii. dau. Lucretia Johns b. on 15 Aug. 1865 in Charlton; d. on 20 Feb. 1886 in Brantley, 20 years old; bur. on 20 Feb. 1886 in Bachlott Cemetery.      iv. son Joseph Martin Johns b. on 31 March 1867 in Charlton.      v. son Richard Joshua Johns b. on 27 April 1869 in Charlton.      vi. son Perry Albert Johns b. on 15 Feb. 1871 in Charleton.      vii. son James Patrick "Jim/Pot Likker"Johns b. on 2 June 1873 in Charlton; d. on 11 Nov. 1947, 74 years old; bur. in Bachlott Cemetery; m. Ida Riggins (29 March 1874 in Bradford; 6 Aug. 1943 bur. in Bachlott Cemetery), dau. of Silas Johns and Julia Johns; issue (surname Johns) and 2nd wife was Abbie Rowell, no childrenAnnie Nora (9 Nov. 1897 in Charlton; 31 Dec. 1993 bur. in Bachlott Cemetery), Mary Elizabeth (7 Feb. 1900 in Charlton; 10 April 1975 bur. in Palmetto Cemetery, Brunswick, Ga), Milton McKinley. (13 Nov. 1902 in Brantley; 11 June 1904 in Brantley), Joseph Ward (22 Sep. 1904 in Charlton; 8 March 1980 bur. in Palmetto Cemetery) and James Leonidas "Leon" (29 Jan. 1907 in Charlton; 6 Aug. 1979 bur. in Palmetto Cemetery).      viii. dau. Catherine Johns b. on 14 Jan. 1875 in Charlton.

Married second Mary Floyd on 12 May 1880 in Charlton when 45 years old (Mary was 20 years old). Mary Floyd b. on 29 July 1859 in Charlton; d. on 16 Aug. 1900, 41 years old; bur. on 16 Aug. 1900 in Bachlott Cemetery.

Issue of Joseph Madison Johns and Mary Floyd:  Olive "Ollie" Johns b. November 07, 1880; d. April 10, 1919, buried at High Bluff Cemetery, Brantley County, GA; m. March 03, 1898 in Charlton County GA to Bryant C Crews b February 01, 1876; d January 08, 1946 also buried at High Bluff Cemetery, Brantley County, GA, son of Riley Crews and Mary Cason  ix. son Jacob Alfred Johns "Jake" b. on 13 Jan. 1882 in Charlton; d. on 28 Dec. 1943 in Brantley, 61 years old; bur. in Bachlott Cemetery; m. Mary Magneetly Crews (4 March 1886 in Charlton–16 Jan. 1971 bur. in Bachlott, Brantley, Ga), dau. of Micajah Crews and Elizabeth Phelem, about 1906 in Brantley when about 24 years old (Mary was about 20 years old); issue (surname Johns): Yulee (4 Jan. 1908 in Charlton–15 July 1982 bur. in Bachlott Cemetery), Ernie (7 Jan. 1909 in Charlton–3 Oct. 1982 bur. in Bachlott Cemetery), Patrick (24 March 1911–7 Feb. 1942 bur. in Bachlott Cemetery), Mark (2 March 1913–1 March 1985 bur. in Bachlott Cemetery), Ivey Jeremiah (2 Feb. 1916 in Brantley–5 Oct. 1989 bur. in Bachlott Cemetery), Edna (21 Sep. 1918 in Brantley–30 Dec. 1990 bur. in Bachlott Cemetery) and Joseph Madison "Joe" (29 Nov. 1922 in Brantley–31 May 1994 bur. in Bachlott Cemetery).      x. dau. Lillie Harriet Johns b. on 6 April 1883.      xi. son Andrew Bloxom Johns b. on 25 April 1885 in Charlton.      xii. dau. Nancy Johns b. on 31 Jan. 1889.      xiii. son Robert Lee Johns.      xiv. dau. Mamie Johns.

Notes on Joseph Madison Johns:

M. Ellender Courson on 11 Aug 1859. 2nd wife Mary Floyd (m. 12 May 1880) - had 21 children (I have only 19 listed by name; perhaps 2 died in infancy) in all.

Source-Huxford Notes. IGI 1994 lists b. 17 Aug vice 7 Aug. Found also 1870 GA census Charlton Co. Listed as 35 at time w/5 Children. Also found in Berg, Together They Came. Gravestone at Bachlott Cem. Brantley Co. Ga.

Joseph M Johns enlisted July 1862, Company B, 21st Ga Cavalry, in Charlton Co Ga.  He was wounded in May 1864 and sent home by the doctor. Mustered out 9 Apr 1865 at home. Witness J J Johns who said he is unable to work.

Enum. in Center Village, Charlton County, Ga 1880 census as 45 yr old head of household.2nd wife Mary Floyd shown as 21, b. Ga. Shown also are - Lucretia 15, Joseph M. 13, Richard J. 11, Perry A. 9, James P. 7, Catherine 5. All born Ga.