Descendants of Robert Johns
Generation No. 4 10.
THOMAS6 JOHNS , JR. (THOMAS5, ROBERT4, WILLIAM3, RICHARD2, ROGER1) was born 1786 in Amhurst Co., VA, and died Aft. 1827 in Ross Co., Ohio. He married NANCY LAYNE February 09, 1807 in Amherst Co., VA (Source: Amherst Co., VA Marriage Record, Recorded 9 Feb 1807, Nancy Layne and Thomas Johns Jr. Father of Nancy, William Layne. Father of Thomas Johns Jr, Thomas Johns Sr. of Amherst. Witnesses: Samuel P. Layne, William John and George Dillard.), daughter of WILLIAM LAYNE and NANCY SHANNON. Notes for THOMAS JOHNS , JR.: In a letter by Winnie Fitzpatrick Johns (written in 1916) Thomas Johns was the first Johns who came to Big Sandy River. He lived on the west side of the river below Mud Creek. He sold this farm to his brother-in-law, James Lane, and moved to Lawrence County. He owned the land between the mouth of Lick Creek and the Three Mile Bridge above Louisa. That farm was afterward divided among his three sons; Dan, who died in Minnesota, Harry, the father of James Johns who lives two miles above Louisa, and Louis, the father of M.H. Johns who lives in Louisa and a daughter Jane, the wife of John Allison, at one time the County Clerk of Lawrence County. He married Nancy Lane the sister of James and Samuel Lane.
Children of THOMAS JOHNS and NANCY LAYNE are:
i.DANIEL WOOSTER7 JOHNS, b. 1815, Floyd Co., KY; d. Lawrence Co., KY; m. ANNA ADKINS, December 25, 1842, Pike Co., KY (Source: Pike County, Kentucky Marriages, 1818-1875.). Notes for ANNA ADKINS: She was the daughter of the first County Clerk of Pike County, KY
18.ii.HARRISON 'HARRY' JOHNS, b. 1819, Floyd Co. KY; d. Bef. 1860, Lawrence Co., KY.
19.iii.JAMES LEWIS 'LOUIS' JOHNS, b. 1814, Floyd Co. KY; d. 1842, Lick Creek, Floyd Co., KY.
20.iv.THOMAS P. JOHNS, b. April 02, 1816, Prestonsburg, KY; d. December 01, 1865, Prestonsburg, KY.
v.EMILY JOHNS, b. Abt. 1817, Floyd Co. KY; m. GEORGE R. BURGESS. More About EMILY JOHNS: Fact 1: 1916, lived on the east side of the river ten miles above Louisa
21.vi.MARY 'JANE' JOHNS, b. Abt. 1818.
22.vii.ELIZABETH JOHNS, b. Abt. 1819.

Children of Thomas Johns and Nancy Layne are:
6 i. Daniel Wooster4 Johns, born Abt. 1807 in Floyd Co. KY. He married Anna Adkins December 25, 1842 in Pike Co., KY (Source: Pike County, Kentucky Marriages, 1818-1875.). Notes for Anna Adkins: She was the daughter of the first County Clerk of Pike County, KY
+ 7 ii. Harrison 'Harry' Johns, born Abt. 1808 in Floyd Co. KY.
+ 8 iii. Lewis 'Louis' Johns, born Abt. 1809 in Floyd Co. KY; died in Lick Creek, Floyd Co., KY.
+ 9 iv. Thomas P. Johns, born April 02, 1816 in Prestonsburg, KY; died December 01, 1865 in Prestonsburg, KY.
10 v. Emily Johns, born Abt. 1817 in Floyd Co. KY. She married George R. Burgess. More About Emily Johns: Fact 1: 1916, lived on the east side of the river ten miles above Louisa
+ 11 vi. Mary 'Jane' Johns, born Abt. 1818.
+ 12 vii. Elizabeth Johns, born Abt. 1819.

Generation No. 4 7. Harrison 'Harry'4 Johns (Thomas3, Thomas2, Robert1) was born Abt. 1808 in Floyd Co. KY. He married Lucy Ann 'Harriford' Hereford December 25, 1845 in Floyd Co. KY (Source: Floyd County Marriage Book.), daughter of James Hereford.

Child of Harrison Johns and Lucy Hereford is: 13 i. Nancy5 Johns, born Aft. 1845. She married Hatcher. More About Nancy Johns: Fact 1: 1916, lived at the mouth of Mud Creek

8. Lewis 'Louis'4 Johns (Thomas3, Thomas2, Robert1) was born Abt. 1809 in Floyd Co. KY, and died in Lick Creek, Floyd Co., KY. He married Mary Jane Fulkerson.

Notes for Mary Jane Fulkerson: Winnie Johns wrote in 1916: She was a daughter of Peter Loar's sister. Peter Loar's mother was a Fulkerson. His first wife was a Curnette. Peter Loar's mother was a cousin of William Vinson. Child of Lewis Johns and Mary Fulkerson is: 14 i. Martin Harrison5 Johns, born Abt. 1835. More About Martin Harrison Johns: Fact 1: 1916, lived in Louisa, KY and is abt 80 yrs old

9. Thomas P.4 Johns (Thomas3, Thomas2, Robert1) was born April 02, 1816 in Prestonsburg, KY, and died December 01, 1865 in Prestonsburg, KY. He married Elizabeth Graham March 08, 1838 in Floyd Co. KY (Source: Floyd County Marriage Book.), daughter of John Graham and Rebecca Witten.
Notes for Elizabeth Graham:  PDF File from Karen Salisbury Descendants of Christopher Graham
From her father's, John Graham, will on record at the Floyd County courthouse. "I will and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth all that part of the farm whereon I now live, beginning at Sandy River thence on a straight line with the upper cross fence of the meadow to the back line of the survey, then down the said back line to Jacob Mayo's upper line thence to Sandy River, thence up the same to the beginning, two cows and calves, two beds and furniture, on roan filly, also one Negro girl Jane, as a part of the estate of the said Elizabeth Graham" More About Elizabeth Graham: Fact 3: buried Johns cemetary, Dwale, KY Children of Thomas Johns and Elizabeth Graham are:

+ 15 i. John Graham5 Johns, born March 03, 1839 in Prestonsburg, KY; died February 28, 1921 in Prestonsburg, KY.
Generation No. 5 15.
John Graham5 Johns (Thomas P.4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Robert1) (Source: (1) Tombstone., (2) Kentucky, A History of the State, 8-B, 1887, John G. Johns was born in Floyd County, KY., March 3, 1839. He was educated at Emory & Henry College, Virginia, leaving that institution in 1858. From 1862 to 1874 he held the office of county and circuit clerk of Floyd County. Since 1874 he has been engaged in mercantile business at Prestonsburg, Ky.  His father, Thomas P. Johns was a farmer, and died in Kentucky in 1869. Elizabeth Johns, mother of our subject, was a daughter of John Graham, a surveyor, and one of the original settlers, of Floyd County, Ky., and was one of the wealthiest men of his day. John G. Johns was married in 1865 to Miss Elizabeth Harkins, daughter of Hugh Harkins, an attorney-at-law of Prestonsurg, Ky. Mrs Johns died in 1883, since when Mr. Johns has remained a widower.) was born March 03, 1839 in Prestonsburg, KY, and died February 28, 1921 in Prestonsburg, KY. He married Elizabeth A. Harkins (Source: Tombstone, Aged 44 yrs 7mo 15dWife of John G. Johns.) October 18, 1865 in Prestonsburg, KY, daughter of Hugh Harkins and Maranda James. More About John Graham Johns: Fact 1: educated at Emory & Henry College, VA 1858 Fact 2: 1862-1874, Floyd County circuit and county clerk Children of John Johns and Elizabeth Harkins are: 29 i. John Graham6 Johns , Jr., born Aft. 1865 in Floyd Co. KY. Notes for John Graham Johns , Jr.: A letter from Walter S. Harkins, Jr., Atty at Law to Mr. John G. Johns, Oct 14, 1886: Richardson Ky, Dear Sir:  It becomes my faithful duty to announe to you the death of our Dear Mother. She died yesterday morning about half pafter ten oclock after ___ a few days of suffering. The hand of affliction has again been upon us-but may the good Lord who has thus afflicted us- give us strength in this hour of bereavement. The family circle has been much devided evenly. She has left two little brothers and sisters on earth to join a like number of Little Angels in heaven-Poor little Tommy is too young to fully realize the great loss he has sustained, but he is greatly troubled and it would have broken your heart to have heard him crying in the night-last night "I want my Maw". Little Lizzie, of course feels more keenly our affliction, while Johnny and Emma are grief stricken and inconsolable. We had hoped that you would get the telegram sent by Mr. Friend in time to reach home before she died. She asked for you so often, but what is harder still-so will have to bury her this afternoon as decomposition at this writing (9 am Sunday) is much advanced. I would have given the world if you could have only been here before she is burried. I cannot hardly endure the idea of doing so, but the decree of fate is inevitable and kind friends say it will be impossible to keep her longer than this afternoon. I sent to Paintville and bought her the nicest burial case I most ever saw-it is of Black Walnut, finely finished, nicely and richly turned (?) and lined.It has large silver plated handles and screws and a silver plate upon the lid upon which is inscribed these magic words "Our Mother" surrounded by a floral wreath. I have have had her grave dug by the childrens side. ___town, in plaine view from our dear old home, my house and office and Go_ Store and can be seen from ever point coming into or leaving town. She will, thus as of now, be the first to greet us upon arriving home and to wish us a mute farewell upon leaving home. I am very anxious to have you to home as the children are to lonely now and lend you my horse "Rock" to render your trip from the Railroad home as easy as possible. But while I am anxious to have you come permit me to urge upon you the importance of your not over taxing yourself to ride home in a few hours and your health is in bad condition and a forced ride might proove dangerous. Josie and I have been of home since Ma got so bad and will remain and take care of the children and thins until you reach home, and until we can get things arranged. "Our Good Neighbors" have been kind to us in our affliction, and have my prayers. Until I see you goodby and may god in his infinite goodness, prepair us all to meet Our Mother in that land where death is unknown. Your B, Walter S. Harkins (Became a lawyer. Died young and unmarried of TB)

19. JAMES LEWIS 'LOUIS'7 JOHNS (THOMAS6, THOMAS5, ROBERT4, WILLIAM3, RICHARD2, ROGER1) (Source: George Milton Johns, Sr..) was born 1814 in Floyd Co. KY, and died 1842 in Lick Creek, Floyd Co., KY. He married MARY JANE FULKERSON. Notes for MARY JANE FULKERSON: Winnie Johns wrote in 1916: She was a daughter of Peter Loar's sister. Peter Loar's mother was a Fulkerson. His first wife was a Curnette. Peter Loar's mother was a cousin of William Vinson.

Child of JAMES JOHNS and MARY FULKERSON is:

i. MARTIN HARRISON8 JOHNS, b. Abt. 1835.

More About MARTIN HARRISON JOHNS: Fact 1: 1916, lived in Louisa, KY and is abt 80 yrs old

20. THOMAS P.7 JOHNS (THOMAS6, THOMAS5, ROBERT4, WILLIAM3, RICHARD2, ROGER1) was born April 02, 1816 in Prestonsburg, KY, and died December 01, 1865 in Prestonsburg, KY. He married ELIZABETH GRAHAM March 08, 1838 in Floyd Co. KY (Source: Floyd County Marriage Book.), daughter of JOHN GRAHAM and REBECCA WITTEN.

Notes for ELIZABETH GRAHAM: From her father's, John Graham, will on record at the Floyd County courthouse. "I will and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth all that part of the farm whereon I now live, beginning at Sandy River thence on a straight line with the upper cross fence of the meadow to the back line of the survey, then down the said back line to Jacob Mayo's upper line thence to Sandy River, thence up the same to the beginning, two cows and calves, two beds and furniture, on roan filly, also one Negro girl Jane, as a part of the estate of the said Elizabeth Graham"

More About ELIZABETH GRAHAM: Fact 3: buried Johns cemetary, Dwale, KY

Children of THOMAS JOHNS and ELIZABETH GRAHAM are:

i. JOHN GRAHAM8 JOHNS, b. March 03, 1839, Prestonsburg, KY; d. February 28, 1921, Prestonsburg, KY; m. ELIZABETH A. HARKINS, October 18, 1865, Prestonsburg, KY.
More About JOHN GRAHAM JOHNS: Fact 1: educated at Emory & Henry College, VA 1858 Fact 2: 1862-1874, Floyd County circuit and county clerk
ii. REBECCA JOHNS, b. 1844, Floyd Co. KY.
iii. JULIA A. JOHNS, b. 1846, Floyd Co. KY; m. TAYLOR WILLIAMSON.
iv. MARY ELIZABETH JOHNS, b. 1848, Floyd Co. KY; m. JAMES 'SPEED' SMITH.
Notes for MARY ELIZABETH JOHNS: Her grandaughter Oriole Gromley married Willard Jullson, historian and geologist and lived in Frankfort, KY
v. THOMAS JOHNS, b. 1852.
More About THOMAS JOHNS: Fact 1: 1916, lives in Winchester, KY
vi. JOSEPHINE JOHNS, b. January 29, 1854, Big Mud Creek, Floyd Co., KY; d. December 12, 1888, Floyd Co. KY; m. WILSON M. CLARK, September 01, 1875, home of Elizabeth Graham Johns, Floyd Co., KY.

Notes for WILSON M. CLARK: Because Wilson was a Freemason, a member of Zebulon Lodge #273 F.&A.M. Prestonsburg KY, five of his orphaned children were placed in the Masonic Widows and Orphans home at Louisville, Ky on Feb. 5, 1889 at the request of Zebulon Lodge. No record ever exists that John Graham Clark ever resided in the Masonic Home, however, the other five children resided there. Mary Ann left the home on July 15, 1897 at her own request to live with her Uncle, James Clark at Dwale, KY. Minta Alice left the home at her own request on June 7, 1897 to live with a Dr. Moore at Clay, Webster Co., KY. No record existed as to when James Harry left but is was probably in 1898. Elizabeth and Rebecca left the home on July 5, 1900 at the request of the Zebulon Lodge.
vii. ALICE (ALLIE) JOHNS, b. 1856, Floyd Co. KY; m. JACOB GOBLE.
viii. HARRY DANIEL JOHNS, b. 1862, Floyd Co. KY; m. ELIZABETH LAVENS.

21. MARY 'JANE'7 JOHNS (THOMAS6, THOMAS5, ROBERT4, WILLIAM3, RICHARD2, ROGER1) was born Abt. 1818. She married JOHN ALLISON.
More About MARY 'JANE' JOHNS: Fact 1: 1916, Lived on Lick Creek, two miles from Louisa KY

Child of MARY JOHNS and JOHN ALLISON is:
i. AD8 ALLISON, m. JOHN M. CLAYTON.

22. ELIZABETH7 JOHNS (THOMAS6, THOMAS5, ROBERT4, WILLIAM3, RICHARD2, ROGER1) was born Abt. 1819. She married TANDY MIDDLETON LAYNE April 21, 1831 in Justell, Floyd Co., KY (Source: Floyd County Marriage Book.), son of JAMES LAYNE and KATHERINE HAGER.
Notes for ELIZABETH JOHNS: Town of Betsy Layne, KY named for her. She married her cousin.
More About ELIZABETH JOHNS: Fact 1: 1916, Lived on the Betsy Lane Branch, Floyd Co., below the mouth of Mud Creek

More About TANDY MIDDLETON LAYNE: Fact 2: owned slaves Fact 3: Sgt. R.Q.M. 39 KY Inf. Buried Ferguson Cem., on U.S. 23, Harold, Floyd Co., KY
Children of ELIZABETH JOHNS and TANDY LAYNE are:
i. LOUISA8 LAYNE, b. Abt. 1832.
More About LOUISA LAYNE: Fact 1: died single at 22 yrs of age
ii. JANE LAYNE, b. Abt. 1833; m. ANTHONY HATCHER.
iii. MARY LAYNE, b. Abt. 1834; m. (1) HARVEY CHILDERS; m. (2) DANIEL HARMON.
More About MARY LAYNE: Fact 1: 1916, lisves at the mouth of Long Fork, Shelby KY
iv. ELIZABETH LAYNE, b. Abt. 1835; m. DAVE POWELL.
v. EMILY LAYNE, b. Abt. 1836; m. JOHN POWELL.
More About EMILY LAYNE: Fact 1: 1916, Lives one mile below the mouth of Elkhorn KY

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