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Jack Johnson's Ancestry

About 2 years ago I was told that the Boxer Jack Johnson of Galveston, TX was kin to my ancestor Bat Johnson of Montgomery, TX. I know that Jack's father Henry Johnson fought in the U.S. Colored troops during the Civil War but I don't believe he filed for a pension.
As far a Bat's siblings go I only know of one named Pomp who lived with him during the 1870's I know there are other siblings but their names I do not know.

Born: Arthur John Johnson (later reversed the spelling to John Arthur)
Nickname: Jack Johnson
Parents: Henry and Tina (Tiny) Johnson (Both were former slaves)
1) Apparently spent summers in Willis, Montgomery, TX with an Aunt (name not known) Info supplied by Cynthia S. Walker.

Marriage: Henry Johnson married Tiny White on 12/7/1867 in Galveston, TX (Book: D, Pg: 14)

1870 U.S. Federal Census- Galveston, Galveston County, Texas
Johnson, Henry, Age: 37, Race: Mulatto, BP: Virginia
------------, Tiny, Age:30, Race: Mulatto, BP: South Carolina

1880 U.S. Federal Census- Galveston Ward 12, Galveston County, Texas
Johnson, Henry, Head, Age: 45, Occupation: Laborer, Race: Blk, BP: Maryland
------------, Tina, Wife, Age: 26, Occupation: Domestic Servant, Race: Blk, BP: North Carolina
------------, Lucy, Daughter, Age: 8, BP: TX
------------, Jane, Daughter, Age: 5, BP: TX
------------, Arthur, Son, Age: 2, BP: TX

Marriage: Janie Johnson married Augustus Rhodes on 6/19/1893 in Galveston, TX (Book: L, Pg: 117)

1900 U.S. Federal Census- Galveston Ward 12, Galveston County, Texas
Johnson, Henry, Head, Race: Blk, BD: Jan. 1838, BP: Maryland, FBP: Maryland, MBP: Maryland
------------, Tina, Wife, Race: Blk, BD: Mch. 1857, Number of Kids: 9, Still living: 6, BP: North Carolina, FBP: NC, MBP: NC
------------, Arthur, Son, Race: Blk, BD: Mch 1878, BP: TX
------------, Henry, Son, Race: Blk, BD: Apr. 1880, BP: TX
------------, Fannie, Daughter, Race: Blk, BD: May 1885, BP: TX
------------, Charles, Son, Race: Blk, BD: Aug. 1887, BP: TX
Next door:
Rhodes, Augustus, Head, Race: Blk
-----------, Jennie, Wife
-----------, Augustus, Son
-----------, Blanche, Daughter
-----------, Luella, Daughter

1910 U.S. Federal Census- Chicago Ward 3, Cook County, IL
Johnson, Tiny, Head, Race: Blk, Age: 58, Mother of 9 and 6 living, BP: SC, FBP: VA, MBP: SC
------------, John A., Son, Age: 32, BP: TX
Rhodes, Jane, Daughter, Age: 33, mother of 4 and 4 living, BP: TX
Johnson, Lucy, Daughter, Age: 36, BP: TX
------------, Henry, Son, Age: 26, BP: TX
------------, Fannie, Daughter, Age: 23, BP: TX
------------, Charlie, Son, Age: 20, BP: TX
Rhodes, Gus, Son-In-Law, Age: 45, BP: TX
-----------, Gus Jr., grandson, Age: 16, BP: TX
-----------, Blanche, granddaughter, Age: 13, BP: TX
-----------, Luella, granddaughter, Age: 12, BP: TX
-----------, Arthur, grandson, Age: 6, BP: TX

1920 U.S. Federal Census- Chicago Ward 2, Cook County, IL
Rhodes, Gus, Head, Age: 50, Race: Blk
-----------, Jennie, Wife, Age: 38
-----------, Louella, Daughter, Age: 20
-----------, Blanche, Daughter, Age: 21
-----------, Arthur, Son, Age: 15
Johnson, Lucy, Sister-In-Law, Age: 40

Could not locate them further due to the fact Heritage Quest has no Index for the IL in 1930.

I wish I knew more detail about his summers in Willis, Montgomery, TX.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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