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Sarah Johnson (#47287914)
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Bio Photo My name is Sarah Joyce Gibbs Johnson. I am a native of Alabama and a graduate of the University of Alabama. My parents, William Albert Gibbs and Lemma Lee Otwell Gibbs, are now deceased. I have been actively researching my ancestral families for the past fourteen years. My mother was our family genealogist for almost 50 years and she was instrumental in developing my interest in continuing the search for our ancestors.

Paternal Lineage: Bacon, Barry, Barton, Brewer, Brook/Brookes, Calhoun, Clement/Clements, Collier, Cosper, Cullum/Cullen, Earnest, Gibbs, Glass, Hatton, Hyde, Jackson, Kimball, Kincheloe, Kite/Kight, Knapp, Lippincott, Little, McPherson, Nuthall, Phillips, Pottinger, Roberts, Sims/Simms, Small, Smith, Sprigg, Vines, Wade, White, Wickliffe/Wycliffe, and Williams.

Maternal Lineage: Abney/De Albini, Albrecht/Albright, Ashley, Bentley, Berger, Billings, Bird/Byrd, Bobo, Brickhmann, Britt, Bull, Canning, Collier, Collins, Cottrell/Cotrall, Crumpton, Davidson, Dobbs, Ebourne, Elliott, Emory, Farlee/Farley, Garrett, Gaylord, Hawkins, Higginbotham, Hold/Holt, Hollowell, Hungerford, Jordan, Joy, Keller, Kendrick, Kenner, Kilgore/Killgore, Layton, Lewis, Lucas, Mann, Maroney/Meroney, Morgan, Moseley, Myrick, Neydeckh, Otwell, Pollard, Pounds/Pound, Prichard/Pritchard, Puleston, Reid, Rothchild, Scates, Scheible, Smith, Sorrell, Spencer, Spraggins, Thompson, Tippen/Tipping, Treat, Warner, Weems, Willet, Williams, Willoughby, Wise, Wofford, and Wood.

My husband, William Alvin Johnson, passed away on December 27, 2012. Bill was also very interested in genealogy. Most of his ancestors lived in Bucks Co., PA and Gloucester Co., NJ, with his earliest known ancestors arriving from Germany in the early 1700s.

Husband's Lineage: Dunk, French, Gibison,
Graeff, Johnson, Long, McIlvaine, Miller, Rufe, Scholl, Starr, Somers, Sumstone/Zumstein, Walters/Wolterink, and Worman.

I am a member of the DAR, based on the military service of my 4th Great Grandfather, George Earnest of Virginia. My sister was a past Regent of the Palm Beach Chapter of the DAR. I am hoping to work on several supplementals on other ancestors as time allows. Our earliest ancestors came to the Colonies of Maryland and Virginia from England in the 1600s, including David Wickliffe, Zachariah (Zachary) Wade, and Thomas Sprigg of Maryland; and Thomas Ottowell of Jamestown, Virginia. In the 1700s, other ancestors, Michael Hold (1717), Georg Sheible (1717), Johannes Albrecht (1732), and Henrick Gasper (1768), along with their families, arrived from Germany; and Gabriel Baubau (1700) from France.

Thank you to all my Find A Grave friends for leaving tokens on the memorials of my loved ones. I appreciate your thoughtfulness so very much. I am currently offline due to personal reasons. I hope to be back soon!

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Ashley Register
Death date?
In regards to Elizabeth Kimball Cullum's memorial (76734898), are you sure that's the correct death date? I don't have any proof otherwise, but her daughter's birthdate is listed as 1700. Clearly something is off. Any ideas?
Added by Ashley Register on Sep 25, 2016 12:27 AM
JT Swisher
RE: Just a note
Hi Sarah.....Oddly, I went to school with an Albrecht here in West Chester. The family had a nursery or farm store outside of town. Or maybe it was a florist. This would be in the 1950's. I am betting that there are Albrecht cousins of yours still here.

Like you I married a guy with a history in Pa arriving in 1732 - Swisher/Schweitzer from Switzerland. Both of my parent were from the Waycross, Georgia area - both of their families arrived in either NC or SC in the mid-1700's. My dad and his two brothers came north from Waycross in the mid-1920's to work for Goodyear in Akron, Ohio. I was born in Michigan in 1941 when Goodyear sent my dad there because the company was manufacturing aircraft tires for the war. Because of the genteel ways of my parents I have always felt like a fish out of water living in the north.

I agree, wouldn't having afternoon tea together be delightful. My dad's family was Timmerman/Zimmerman m. Touchton. My mother's family was Cain m. Tison. They all moved down to Georgia from the Carolina's for the land lottery in the early 1800's. Who knows you may find one of my ancestors lurking in one of your branches. Let me know the names of your grandparents on both sides and where they lived. Albrecht may cross the Swisher root somewhere. But I am betting the one of your southern families crosses my Timmerman-Touchton - Cain-Tison root somewhere. I know that a Timmerman branch moved to Alabama and Texas.

Have a super-duper day. Jean

Added by JT Swisher on Sep 12, 2016 9:39 AM
JT Swisher
RE: Just a note
Hi Sarah - It's always nice to meet a sister in genealogy. I live in West Chester, Chester Co, and I belong to the Philadelphia UDC which meets in Hammonton, NJ. It is too expensive and too much trouble to try to have meeting in Philadelphia.

My parents were from Southern Georgia. Both families roots go to NC and SC in the mid-1700's. The land lotteries moved them south. I am sorry to hear about the loss of your husband - this is a whole new life for you. Let me know if you would like to meet someday for tea and a chat. I love hearing about the challenges of genealogy research that others have pushed through. Right now I am trying to figure out how to upload two dozen family trees from Ancestry to the LDS system.

Take care - stay safe - be well. Jean Swisher
Added by JT Swisher on Sep 06, 2016 7:55 PM
JT Swisher
Double dip - Johnson
I just noticed that your last name is Johnson. Any chance that Johnson was from Southern Georgia? My Johnson arrived in NC in 1766 - late moved to Georgia with the land lottery in 1822.
Added by JT Swisher on Sep 01, 2016 11:02 AM
JT Swisher
Just a "thank you."
Hi Sarah. You left flowers on the grave of Emma A Naylor Riley-Norris. She was the mother of my mother-in-law, Goldie Norris Swisher. Just curious about your interest or connection.

I also share you love of family history. I have 28 Revolution soldiers in my family in North and South Carolina. Several of my soldiers have been disqualified because of co-mingled info. There is also a snag with the documents for my mother's mother having three husbands. I am a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. So far I have found 44 CSA. Take care - it is always great to come across a sister in genealogy. Jean Swisher, West Chester, Pa.
Added by JT Swisher on Sep 01, 2016 10:59 AM
Donna Kay
Jesse E. H. Jackson was my 3rd ggfather Since the name "Edward" comes through the line, I believe the "E" is Edward, plus I believe the "H" was Hall for his grandmother's maiden name. I researched this line many, many years before I was able to prove that Soloman H. Jackson was the son of Edward and Mary Pauline. I hae done genealogy for about 65 years and love it!
Added by Donna Kay on Aug 30, 2016 8:37 PM
Rickey "Rick" Boult
Thank you so very much for the transfer of James E. Bolt.

Rick B.
Added by Rickey "Rick" Boult on Jun 26, 2016 10:23 AM
Kenny Roberts
RE: From Sarah
year of birth 1832-ALabama

in 1880 census lived in Brownsville, Lee County, AL

Wife-Mary A borned 1851

James H Roberts' father and mother were born in Georgia

Josiah Roberts-Son
Nancy Roberts-Daughter
James Roberts-Son
Green Roberts-Son

James H worked as a teamster
Added by Kenny Roberts on May 19, 2016 10:01 AM
Kenny Roberts
RE: From Sarah
Thanks so much
Added by Kenny Roberts on May 06, 2016 12:59 PM
Kenny Roberts
RE: From Sarah
The information I have is:

James Henry Roberts
Birth: 12/24/1866
Married to Stella Hudson

Resided in Brownsville, Lee County, AL in 1880

I can't find a lead on who his father or mother might be. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

Added by Kenny Roberts on May 06, 2016 7:42 AM
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