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Bazil Gordon (M)
    He married Lucy Penn Taylor.
     Child of Bazil Gordon and Lucy Penn Taylor:
Lucy Woodford Gordon+   b. 1 Dec 1838

Lucy Penn Taylor (F)
    She married Bazil Gordon.
     Child of Lucy Penn Taylor and Bazil Gordon:
Lucy Woodford Gordon+   b. 1 Dec 1838

Lucy Taylor Herndon (F)
b. 6 February 1859
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     Lucy was born at Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Co., Virginia, on 6 February 1859.1 She was the daughter of Charles Herndon and Lucy Woodford Gordon.
Citations
  1. [S240] John W. Herndon, Genealogy of the Herndon Family; Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Broderbund Software, Inc., Genealogies of Virginia Families IV, He-S, CD No. 162 (1997), p. 38.

Bazil Gordon Herndon (M)
b. 10 July 1861, d. November 1861
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    Lewis and Bazil was born at Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Co., Virginia, on 10 July 1861.1 He was the son of Charles Herndon and Lucy Woodford Gordon. Bazil died in November 1861,,, at Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Co., Virginia, at age 0.1
Citations
  1. [S240] John W. Herndon, Genealogy of the Herndon Family; Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Broderbund Software, Inc., Genealogies of Virginia Families IV, He-S, CD No. 162 (1997), p. 38.

Lewis Herndon (M)
b. 10 July 1861
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     Lewis and Bazil was born at Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Co., Virginia, on 10 July 1861.1 Lewis Herndon was the son of Charles Herndon and Lucy Woodford Gordon.
Citations
  1. [S240] John W. Herndon, Genealogy of the Herndon Family; Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Broderbund Software, Inc., Genealogies of Virginia Families IV, He-S, CD No. 162 (1997), p. 38.

Ann Maury Herndon (F)
b. 11 December 1863
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     Ann was born on 11 December 1863.1 She was the daughter of Charles Herndon and Lucy Woodford Gordon. She married Alexander Keene Phillips on 3 November 1897.1
Citations
  1. [S240] John W. Herndon, Genealogy of the Herndon Family; Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Broderbund Software, Inc., Genealogies of Virginia Families IV, He-S, CD No. 162 (1997), p. 39.

Alexander Keene Phillips (M)
    He married Ann Maury Herndon on 3 November 1897.1
Citations
  1. [S240] John W. Herndon, Genealogy of the Herndon Family; Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Broderbund Software, Inc., Genealogies of Virginia Families IV, He-S, CD No. 162 (1997), p. 39.

Charles Herndon (M)
b. 11 March 1866
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     Charles was born at Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Co., Virginia, on 11 March 1866.1 He was the son of Charles Herndon and Lucy Woodford Gordon. He married Corinne De Forest Young on 23 June 1889.1 He married Rosalie St. John on 26 September 1894.1
     Child of Charles Herndon and Corinne De Forest Young:
Corinne Young Herndon   b. 8 Mar 1892
     Child of Charles Herndon and Rosalie St. John:
Margaret St. John Herndon   b. 10 Nov 1899

Citations

  1. [S240] John W. Herndon, Genealogy of the Herndon Family; Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Broderbund Software, Inc., Genealogies of Virginia Families IV, He-S, CD No. 162 (1997), p. 39.

Corinne De Forest Young (F)
b. 1868, d. 20 April 1892
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     Corinne was born in 1868. She was the daughter of Thomas Alexander Young and Susan Hipkins. She married Charles Herndon on 23 June 1889.1 Corinne died on 20 April 1892,, 18 days after giving birth, at Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Co., Virginia.1
     Child of Corinne De Forest Young and Charles Herndon:
Corinne Young Herndon   b. 8 Mar 1892

Citations

  1. [S240] John W. Herndon, Genealogy of the Herndon Family; Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Broderbund Software, Inc., Genealogies of Virginia Families IV, He-S, CD No. 162 (1997), p. 39.

Thomas Alexander Young (M)
    He married Susan Hipkins.
     Child of Thomas Alexander Young and Susan Hipkins:
Corinne De Forest Young+   b. 1868, d. 20 Apr 1892

Susan Hipkins (F)
    She married Thomas Alexander Young.
     Child of Susan Hipkins and Thomas Alexander Young:
Corinne De Forest Young+   b. 1868, d. 20 Apr 1892

Corinne Young Herndon (F)
b. 8 March 1892
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     Corinne was born at Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Co., Virginia, on 8 March 1892.1 She was the daughter of Charles Herndon and Corinne De Forest Young.
Citations
  1. [S240] John W. Herndon, Genealogy of the Herndon Family; Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Broderbund Software, Inc., Genealogies of Virginia Families IV, He-S, CD No. 162 (1997), p. 39.

Rosalie St. John (F)
    She married Charles Herndon on 26 September 1894.1
     Child of Rosalie St. John and Charles Herndon:
Margaret St. John Herndon   b. 10 Nov 1899

Citations

  1. [S240] John W. Herndon, Genealogy of the Herndon Family; Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Broderbund Software, Inc., Genealogies of Virginia Families IV, He-S, CD No. 162 (1997), p. 39.

Margaret St. John Herndon (F)
b. 10 November 1899
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     Margaret was born at Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Co., Virginia, on 10 November 1899.1 She was the daughter of Charles Herndon and Rosalie St. John.
Citations
  1. [S240] John W. Herndon, Genealogy of the Herndon Family; Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Broderbund Software, Inc., Genealogies of Virginia Families IV, He-S, CD No. 162 (1997), p. 39.

William Lewis Herndon (M)
b. 3 October 1869, d. circa 24 October 1869
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     William was born at Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Co., Virginia, on 3 October 1869.1 He was the son of Charles Herndon and Lucy Woodford Gordon. William died circa 24 October 1869,, lived three weeks, at Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Co., Virginia.1
Citations
  1. [S240] John W. Herndon, Genealogy of the Herndon Family; Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Broderbund Software, Inc., Genealogies of Virginia Families IV, He-S, CD No. 162 (1997), p. 39.

Alfred B. Johnson (M)
b. 8 June 1829, d. 30 September 1857
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     Alfred was born at Smithland, Livingston Co., Kentucky, on 8 June 1829.1,2 He was the son of Dr. James Johnson and Louisa Luna Brigham. He married Martha Moreland at Owensboro, Daviess Co., Kentucky, on 24 February 1853. The ceremony was performed by Samuel Calhoun at the residence of Alexander Moreland..3,4 Alfred died on 30 September 1857,, Typhoid Fever, at Owensboro, Daviess Co., Kentucky, at age 28.2
     Children of Alfred B. Johnson and Martha Moreland:
Richard W. Johnson   b. 1854, d. 1854
Alfred B. Johnson Jr.   b. 1855, d. 1869
James Moreland Johnson+   b. 11 Jul 1857, d. 11 Feb 1934

Citations

  1. [S244] Gen. Richard W. Johnson, A Soldier Reminiscences in Peace and War, p. 74.
  2. [S268] Lindsay O Duvall, The Opie Family of Northumberland Co., Va Vol. 54 (1946) 68-76.
  3. [S264] Memoranda of Gen. R.W. Johnson, 1892 and family papers of Ella Hicks Johnson, Ms, Johnson Papers.
  4. [S332] Emma Dunn Mastin, Daviess County Kentucky Marriage Records 1815 - 1865, 98.

Dr. James Johnson (M)
b. 15 June 1782, d. 17 December 1837
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     James was born on 15 June 1782.1 He was the son of James Johnson and an unknown Welch woman. He married Jane Leeper at Centerville, Livingston Co., Kentucky, on 13 August 1807. The ceremony was performed by Terah Templin, who was considered to be the greatest of the early Cumberland Presbyterian preachers, drawing crowds upward of 15,000 for one of his wilderness revival meetings..1,2,3,4 He married Louisa Luna Brigham at Smithland, Livingston Co., Kentucky, in 1822 or 1824.1 James died on 17 December 1837,,, at Smithland, Livingston Co., Kentucky, at age 55.5
     Children of Dr. James Johnson and Jane Leeper:
Presley Johnson+   b. c 1808
Felix G. Johnson   b. c 1810
Dr. John Milton Johnson+   b. 15 Jan 1812, d. 18 May 1886
Robert D. Johnson   b. c 1814
Jane E. Johnson+   b. c 1816
James Leeper Johnson   b. 30 Oct 1818, d. 12 Feb 1877
     Children of Dr. James Johnson and Louisa Luna Brigham:
William S. Johnson   b. c 1823
Martha D. Johnson   b. b 1827, d. 1842
Gen. Richard W. Johnson+   b. 7 Feb 1827, d. 21 Apr 1897
Alfred B. Johnson+   b. 8 Jun 1829, d. 30 Sep 1857

Citations

  1. [S264] Memoranda of Gen. R.W. Johnson, 1892 and family papers of Ella Hicks Johnson, Ms, Johnson Papers.
  2. [S324] James S. Ray, email: <<A href="javascript:hemlinknc('jray1116','hcis.net')">e-mail address>, Conflicting statement indicating a marriage date of 13 Oct 1806.
  3. [S338] Joyce M. Woodyard, Livingston County, Kentucky Marriage Records, Vol. 1 (October 1799-July 1839), 19.
  4. [S339] Annie Walker Burns Bell, Record of Marriages in Livingston County Kentucky for the Period of Years 1798-1851 Inclusive, 38.
  5. [S244] Gen. Richard W. Johnson, A Soldier Reminiscences in Peace and War, 17.

Gen. Richard W. Johnson (M)
b. 7 February 1827, d. 21 April 1897
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     Richard was born on 7 February 1827. Near the mouth of the Cumberland River..1 He was the son of Dr. James Johnson and Louisa Luna Brigham. He married Rachael Elizabeth Steele at parlor of the Sibley house, St. Paul, Ramsey Co., Minnesota, on 30 October 1850.2,3 He married Julia A. Macfarlane Carson at Bridge Street Presbyterian Churc, Catasauqua, Pennsylvania, on 14 February 1894.4,5 Richard died on 21 April 1897, at Hotel Metropolitan, pneumonia, at St. Paul, Ramsey Co., Minnesota, at age 70.6,7,8 His body was interred on 24 April 1897 at St. Paul, Ramsey Co., Minnesota, at Oakland Cemetery, Blk 50, Lot 21 E5, S8 Head West. Arrangements by 2nd wife (Julia)
Undertaker: W.J. Sleppy.9,10
     Children of Gen. Richard W. Johnson and Rachael Elizabeth Steele:
Capt. Alfred Bainbridge Johnson+   b. c Mar 1853, d. 18 Mar 1897
Maj. Richard Woodhouse Johnson Jr.   b. 15 Jan 1855, d. 24 Jul 1929
Henry Sibley "Harry" Johnson   b. c 1859
     Child of Gen. Richard W. Johnson and Julia A. Macfarlane Carson:
John Macfarlane C. Johnson+   b. 25 Jan 1895, d. 23 Jul 1980

Citations

  1. [S244] Gen. Richard W. Johnson, A Soldier Reminiscences in Peace and War, 10.
  2. [S244] Gen. Richard W. Johnson, A Soldier Reminiscences in Peace and War, 57.
  3. [S302] U.S. Military Academy Files, Richard W. Johnson, Letter: R.W. Johnson - C.D. Rhodes, Apr. 19, 1929.
  4. [S261] Miltary Records Richard W. Johnson, Record Group 094, Adjutant General's Office, Affidavit of David Harbison, Minister, October 25, 1903.
  5. [S249] Daughters of America; or Women of the Century.
  6. [S248] 1870, U S Census.
  7. [S280] Ezra J. Warner, Generals in Blue - Lives of the Union Commanders, 254.
  8. [S283] Richard W. Johnson, Death Certificate.
  9. [S245] Richard Wayne Ragland, Stacey Danielle Wilson.
  10. [S326] Johnson Family Records, card file plot records.

Harriette Hunter (F)
     Harriette was born at England. She married James Bean before 1848.
     Children of Harriette Hunter and James Bean:
Mary Bean+   b. 1848, d. Jan 1937
Arthur B Bean   b. c 1861, d. a 1930

Isaac Allerton (M)
b. 1655, d. before 1702
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     Isaac was born at probably, Virginia, in 1655.1 He was the son of Col. Isaac Allerton and first wife (allerton). Isaac died before 1702,,.1
Citations
  1. [S246] Rachael Johnson, Death Certificate, p. 556.

Willoughby Allerton (M)
b. circa 1665
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     Willoughby was born at probably, Virginia, circa 1665.1 He was the son of Col. Isaac Allerton and Elizabeth Willoughby.
Citations
  1. [S246] Rachael Johnson, Death Certificate, p. 556.

Sarah Allerton (F)
b. 1670 or 1671, d. 17 May 1731
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     Sarah was born at probably, Virginia, in 1670 or 1671.1 She was the daughter of Col. Isaac Allerton and Elizabeth Willoughby. She married Hancock Lee say 1689.1 Sarah died on 17 May 1731,,.1
Citations
  1. [S267] Charles F Cochran, Early Generations of the Newton Family of Westmoreland Co., Va, 556.

Hancock Lee (M)
b. 1653
     Hancock was born in 1653.1 He married Sarah Allerton say 1689.2
Citations
  1. [S267] Charles F Cochran, Early Generations of the Newton Family of Westmoreland Co., Va, 557.
  2. [S267] Charles F Cochran, Early Generations of the Newton Family of Westmoreland Co., Va, 556.

Susanna Opie (F)
b. 5 February 1719
     Susanna was born on 5 February 1719.1 She married Travers Colson on 24 April 1735.1
Citations
  1. [S268] Lindsay O Duvall, The Opie Family of Northumberland Co., Va Vol. 54 (1946) 68-76, 577.

Dr. John Milton Johnson (M)
b. 15 January 1812, d. 18 May 1886
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     John was born on 15 January 1812. He was educated by his father at home and later studied medicine with a physician in Madisonville, Kentucky. He began private practice in 1833.
During the period of 1840-45, an epidemic broke out in western Kentucky, which came to be known as "milk sickness." Dr. Johnson's treatment of the disease was successful and his notes on it were published in the London Lancet as well as other medical journals..1,2 He was the son of Dr. James Johnson and Jane Leeper. He married Elizabeth Prince Earle at Hopkins Co., Kentucky, on 9 October 1830. The ceremony was performed by H. Hill..3,4,5,6 John died on 18 May 1886,,, at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, at age 74.7 His funeral was held at St. Luke's Cathedral, Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, on 19 May 1886. On May 19, 1886, there was a meeting of the medical profession held at 11:00 a.m., at which a resolution was passed "uniting with the family in a request that the profession meet in a body at 3 p.m. to-day, at Chas. H. Swift's rooms to act as escort to the remains."
Serving as escorts were: Dr. H.V.M. Miller, Dr. J.P. Logan, Dr. W.F. Westmoreland, Dr. A.W. Calhoun, Dr. V.H. Taliaferro, Dr. W.S. Armstrong, Dr. J.F. Alexander, Dr. W.A. Love, Dr. D.H. Howell, Dr. W.H. Cummins, Dr. J.C. Olmstead, and Dr. Chas. Pinckney. 8 He was interned in Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta.
Tombstones read:
Johnson Dr JM 5-18-1886 74yrs
Johnson Mrs JM 4-17-1893 51yrs
.8
     Children of Dr. John Milton Johnson and Elizabeth Prince Earle:
J. S. Johnson   b. c 1833
Antonia Johnson+   b. c 1838
Laura H. Johnson   b. c 1841
Eliza Johnson+   b. c 1843
John M. Johnson   b. c 1847
Betty H. Johnson   b. c 1849
Henrietta Z. Johnson   b. 1 Jan 1853, d. 6 Jul 1853
Cammilla Johnson   b. 1 Jan 1853, d. 6 Jul 1853

Citations

  1. [S244] Gen. Richard W. Johnson, A Soldier Reminiscences in Peace and War, 163.
  2. [S299] Rossiter Johnson and John Howard Brown, Twentieth Century Biographical Dictonary of Notable Americans, VI, 99 (Ancestry Inc., Orem, UT, 1998).
  3. [S264] Memoranda of Gen. R.W. Johnson, 1892 and family papers of Ella Hicks Johnson, Ms, Johnson Papers.
  4. [S189] Kentucky Marriage Records from the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society.
  5. [S333] Evelyn M. Cox and Lala F. McCulley, Hopkins County Kentucy: 1807 Tax List; 1807-1869 Marriages, 57.
  6. [S334] Annie Walker Burns, Record of Marriages and Wills of Hopkins County Kentucky, 50.
  7. [S244] Gen. Richard W. Johnson, A Soldier Reminiscences in Peace and War, 261.
  8. [S251] Funeral Notice, Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Martha D. Johnson (F)
b. before 1827, d. 1842
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     Martha was born at Kentucky probably, before 1827. She was the daughter of Dr. James Johnson and Louisa Luna Brigham. She married A. M. Wyatt M.D. before 1842.1 Martha died in 1842,,. Thrown from a horse..1
Citations
  1. [S264] Memoranda of Gen. R.W. Johnson, 1892 and family papers of Ella Hicks Johnson, Ms, Johnson Papers.

Capt. Alfred Bainbridge Johnson (M)
b. circa March 1853, d. 18 March 1897
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     Alfred was born circa March 1853. Near the headwaters of the Llano River. Johnson reached the fort by march from San Antonio..1,2 He was the son of Gen. Richard W. Johnson and Rachael Elizabeth Steele. He married Catherine "Kitty" Smyth say 1876.3 Alfred died on 18 March 1897,, chronic Bright's Disease, at San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas.4,5 His body was interred on 24 April 1897 at St. Paul, Ramsey Co., Minnesota, at Oakland Cemetery, Blk 50, Lot 21, W7.5-N44.5 Head. Arrangements Kittie Johnson, wife
Undertaker: W.J. Sleppy.5
     Child of Capt. Alfred Bainbridge Johnson and Catherine "Kitty" Smyth:
Alfred Bainbridge Johnson Jr.   b. Nov 1893, d. 9 Aug 1894

Citations

  1. [S244] Gen. Richard W. Johnson, A Soldier Reminiscences in Peace and War, p. 76, 83.
  2. [S248] 1870, U S Census, 689.
  3. [S327] Shela J. Johnson, Carter L. Wilson III.
  4. [S302] U.S. Military Academy Files, Richard W. Johnson.
  5. [S326] Johnson Family Records, card file plot records.

William Arthur (M)
    He married Malvina Stone.
     Children of William Arthur and Malvina Stone:
Mary Arthur
President Chester Alan Arthur+   b. 5 Oct 1830, d. 18 Nov 1886

Malvina Stone (F)
    She married William Arthur.
     Children of Malvina Stone and William Arthur:
Mary Arthur
President Chester Alan Arthur+   b. 5 Oct 1830, d. 18 Nov 1886

James Patton Erwin (M)
b. 21 October 1796, d. 1 June 1851
     James was born at Wilkesboro, Wilkes Co., North Carolina, on 21 October 1796.1 He married Ann Brown Clay at "Ashland", Lexington, Fayette Co., Kentucky, on 21 October 1823.2,3 He married Margaret Johnson at Chatham, Mississippi, on 21 February 1843.2,4 James died on 1 June 1851,, James suffered from a chronic gastric disorder, but continued to live life to the fullest, ignoring doctors and their advise. During the summer of 1850 his health deteriorated. He spent most of his time at "Woodlands," the home he and Anne built next to "Ashland," making occasional business trips to New Orleans.

In March 1851, he agreed to sell "Woodlands" and his home in New Orleans, and agreed to build Margaret a huge mansion "Mount Holly" on land owned by her family on Lake Washington in Mississippi. Margaret, however, was not sufficiently aware of the seriousness of his illness, and was in Mississippi when he died in Kentucky a few months later.

James was buried near his first wife, Ann Clay, in Lexinton, Kentucky., at Lexington, Fayette Co., Kentucky, at age 54.2,5,6,7
     Children of James Patton Erwin and Ann Brown Clay:
Julia Duralde Erwin   b. 24 Dec 1825
Henry Clay Erwin   b. 14 Jun 1827, d. 19 Aug 1859
James Erwin Jr.   b. 1828, d. 1848
Lucretia Hart Erwin   b. 22 Oct 1829, d. 1866
Col. Andrew Eugene Erwin   b. Oct 1830, d. 25 Jun 1863
Mary Erwin   b. 12 Apr 1832, d. b 1835
Charles Edward Erwin+   b. 2 Nov 1835, d. 6 Feb 1860
     Children of James Patton Erwin and Margaret Johnson:
Lillie J. Erwin   b. Feb 1844
Victor F. Erwin   b. 18 Oct 1846, d. bt 1880 - 1889
Emma J. Erwin
James W. Erwin   b. Oct 1848, d. Nov 1848
William Erwin   d. 1908
Johnson Erwin   b. 22 Mar 1850, d. 1924

Citations

  1. [S403] Lewis P. Simpson, Like Some Green Laurel - Letters of Margaret Johnson Erwin 1821-1863, 32-33.
  2. [S266] Thomas S Erwin, Clay and Erwin Families: An Addendum to the Clay Family, 439.
  3. [S403] Lewis P. Simpson, Like Some Green Laurel - Letters of Margaret Johnson Erwin 1821-1863, 16, 18.
  4. [S403] Lewis P. Simpson, Like Some Green Laurel - Letters of Margaret Johnson Erwin 1821-1863, 19-20, 44, 91.
  5. [S403] Lewis P. Simpson, Like Some Green Laurel - Letters of Margaret Johnson Erwin 1821-1863, 62.
  6. [S405] The Family Bible of Henry Clay, Henry Clay Family Bible.
  7. [S407] Obituary of James Erwin, Kentucky Statesman, 3.

Ann Brown Clay (F)
b. 15 April 1807, d. November 1835
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     Ann was born at "Ashland", Kentucky, on 15 April 1807. Fifth child of Henry Clay and Lucretia Hart..1 She was the daughter of Henry Clay and Lucretia Hart. She married James Patton Erwin at "Ashland", Lexington, Fayette Co., Kentucky, on 21 October 1823.1,2 Ann died in November 1835,, Ann died of blood poisoning a few days after giving birth to Charles Edward on November 2, 1835. Her body was taken back to Lexington, Kentucky for burial at Ashland. Henry Clay was in Washington at the time of his daughter's death and unable to attend her funeral with the rest of the family.

James Erwin wrote the following letter to his father-in-law:

"The Woodlands, December 15, 1835
My Dear Sir,
I feel myself scarcely equal to the task which my duty imposes, that of writing you at this time, and speaking of the late dreadful calamity with which it has pleased God to afflict us -- by which, at the same fatal blow, has been taken from your daughter, unequaled in filial devotion and love, and from me a wife, the most devoted kind, and virtuous, with which man was ever blessed.

"Other friends have, I learn, given you the particulars of this sad event, which will spare me the pain of presenting to you the heart-rending scene which was so unexpectantly produced by the hadn of Providence.

"My home, lately the happoest, which I have shared for years with a beloved wife, who returned my affection with a devotion almost unknown, who whether I was worthy or not, honored me with a love and confidence which I would not have exchanged for the whole world beside, that home is now to me insuppertable. Every object that presents itself -- each tree and flower, once so dear when objects of her care -- now serve only to make known to me my loss and my misery. The beloved object who gave life and animation to all, has left me to lament ever my wretched fate.

"You, my dear sir, I am fully sensible, can and will extend to me more sympathy than any other human being -- you who best knew her exalted worth, who have daily witnessed our happiness, not surpassed, I vainly believe, in the annals of wedded life -- you who shared our pleasures and our joy, who bestowed upon me the choicest gift of heaven, can feel for me, but who, I fear, will require for yourself all the sympathy of your friends, and all thephilosophy with which you are endowed, to support you under this sad nereavement. Mrs. Clay, although in reality scarcely able to support herself under this sever trial, has suppressed, as far as she was able, her own feelings, intent only in rendering to me and my dear children every kindness which her judgement and affection could suggest. She has abondoned her own home and remained with me, exerting herslef to preserve the babe which has cost us all so dear. My children now ten-fold more dear to me than before, afford me much consolation, yet they are the objects of my greatestsolocitude; for me to remain here is impossible, and to part from any of them, at this moment, will be equally trying. Mrs. Clay at once kindly proposed taking charge of all of them, and to have Miss Brulard remove to Ashland, for the present, and teach them as before. Miss B. wishes to return South, and the plan now is, to leave the three youngest at Ashland, the babe with Lotty and a wet nurse under Mrs. Clay's care, and for the boys, Henry and James, to accompany me.

"I expect to leave for New Orleans two days hence. My boys will be important to me, and I shall take care not to let any feeling prevent their having the best means for their improvement afforded them.

"I shall hope to hear from you very soon after I reach New Orleans.", at age 28.1,3,4
     Children of Ann Brown Clay and James Patton Erwin:
Julia Duralde Erwin   b. 24 Dec 1825
Henry Clay Erwin   b. 14 Jun 1827, d. 19 Aug 1859
James Erwin Jr.   b. 1828, d. 1848
Lucretia Hart Erwin   b. 22 Oct 1829, d. 1866
Col. Andrew Eugene Erwin   b. Oct 1830, d. 25 Jun 1863
Mary Erwin   b. 12 Apr 1832, d. b 1835
Charles Edward Erwin+   b. 2 Nov 1835, d. 6 Feb 1860

Citations

  1. [S266] Thomas S Erwin, Clay and Erwin Families: An Addendum to the Clay Family, 439.
  2. [S403] Lewis P. Simpson, Like Some Green Laurel - Letters of Margaret Johnson Erwin 1821-1863, 16, 18.
  3. [S406] Calvin Colton, Private Correspondence of Henry Clay, 401.
  4. [S408] Mrs. Ann Erwin Death Notice, Nashville Republican.

Jessie Wallace Sweeney (F)
b. 19 April 1870, d. 1925
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     Jessie was born at Owensboro, Daviess Co., Kentucky, on 19 April 1870.1 She was the daughter of Hon. Wm. N. Sweeney and Elizabeth Rogers. She married Edward Clay "Ned" Erwin at Owensboro, Daviess Co., Kentucky, in 1889.1 Jessie died in 1925,,.1 Jessie's will was probated on 2 November 1925. Probate of estate also filed in Owensboro, Kentucky, November 12, 1925..1
     Child of Jessie Wallace Sweeney and Edward Clay "Ned" Erwin:
Thomas Sweeney Erwin+   b. 1 Feb 1890, d. Feb 1981

Citations

  1. [S266] Thomas S Erwin, Clay and Erwin Families: An Addendum to the Clay Family.

Hon. Wm. N. Sweeney (M)
    He married Elizabeth Rogers.
     Child of Hon. Wm. N. Sweeney and Elizabeth Rogers:
Jessie Wallace Sweeney+   b. 19 Apr 1870, d. 1925

Elizabeth Rogers (F)
    She married Hon. Wm. N. Sweeney.
     Child of Elizabeth Rogers and Hon. Wm. N. Sweeney:
Jessie Wallace Sweeney+   b. 19 Apr 1870, d. 1925

Thomas Sweeney Erwin (M)
b. 1 February 1890, d. February 1981
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     Thomas was born at Sweeney Homestead, Owensboro, Daviess Co., Kentucky, on 1 February 1890.1 He was the son of Edward Clay "Ned" Erwin and Jessie Wallace Sweeney. He married Jeannette Patricia McNaughten on 26 May 1917.1 Thomas died in February 1981,,.2
     Children of Thomas Sweeney Erwin and Jeannette Patricia McNaughten:
Patricia Jane Erwin   (living)
Elizabeth B. Erwin   (living)
Jessie Lucretia Erwin   (living)

Citations

  1. [S266] Thomas S Erwin, Clay and Erwin Families: An Addendum to the Clay Family.
  2. [S119] Social Security Administration, Social Security Benefit Death Index, 490-42-5602.

Jeannette Patricia McNaughten (F)
    She married Thomas Sweeney Erwin on 26 May 1917.1
     Children of Jeannette Patricia McNaughten and Thomas Sweeney Erwin:
Patricia Jane Erwin   (living)
Elizabeth B. Erwin   (living)
Jessie Lucretia Erwin   (living)

Citations

  1. [S266] Thomas S Erwin, Clay and Erwin Families: An Addendum to the Clay Family.

Patricia Jane Erwin (F)
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     Patricia Jane Erwin is the daughter of Thomas Sweeney Erwin and Jeannette Patricia McNaughten.
Elizabeth B. Erwin (F)
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     Elizabeth B. Erwin is the daughter of Thomas Sweeney Erwin and Jeannette Patricia McNaughten.
Jessie Lucretia Erwin (F)
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     Jessie Lucretia Erwin is the daughter of Thomas Sweeney Erwin and Jeannette Patricia McNaughten.
Henry Clay (M)
    He married Lucretia Hart.
     Child of Henry Clay and Lucretia Hart:
Ann Brown Clay+   b. 15 Apr 1807, d. Nov 1835

Lucretia Hart (F)
    She married Henry Clay.
     Child of Lucretia Hart and Henry Clay:
Ann Brown Clay+   b. 15 Apr 1807, d. Nov 1835

Julia Duralde Erwin1 (F)
b. 24 December 1825
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     Julia was born at Cahawba, Dallas Co., Alabama, on 24 December 1825.2 She was the daughter of James Patton Erwin and Ann Brown Clay.
Citations
  1. [S405] The Family Bible of Henry Clay, Henry Clay Family Bible.
  2. [S266] Thomas S Erwin, Clay and Erwin Families: An Addendum to the Clay Family.

Henry Clay Erwin (M)
b. 14 June 1827, d. 19 August 1859
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     Henry was born on 14 June 1827.1 He was the son of James Patton Erwin and Ann Brown Clay. Henry Clay Erwin married an unknown person at married Margaret E. Johnson. Henry died on 19 August 1859,, consumption, at Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky, at age 32.1
Citations
  1. [S266] Thomas S Erwin, Clay and Erwin Families: An Addendum to the Clay Family.

James Erwin Jr. (M)
b. 1828, d. 1848
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     James Erwin Jr. was born in 1828. He was the son of James Patton Erwin and Ann Brown Clay. James Erwin Jr. died in 1848 at New Orleans, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana; "In 1848, during the early summer there was a family tragedy that is not mentioned in any family records: James Erwin, Jr., committed suicide in the St. Charles Hotel in New Orleans. The family scuttled the facts in the case to such a degree that there is no documented evidence available, either to the act or the motives behind it. James II is buried in Lexinton near his father, and not far from Anne."

Margaret Johnson Erwin (his step-mother) wrote:
"The tragedy is unexplained. It was not gambling and it was not drinking for he had not been doing much of that of late. Two friends had been with him and one was there when he heard the shot. No apparent reason. J. Jr. was always a complex, remote boy. James, Sr. has not been the same since the affair in the hotel in New Orleans. He was always perplexed by J. Jr. but always felt some kindred concern -- closer than father and son. He is most depressed and goes north next week."

A. Trinickett writes:
"James Erwin, Esq., grandson of Mr. Clay, shot himself at the St. Charles in New Orleans morning of the 3rd inst. Mr. E. resided in Ky."1,2
Citations
  1. [S403] Lewis P. Simpson, Like Some Green Laurel - Letters of Margaret Johnson Erwin 1821-1863, 37-38.
  2. [S404] Annie Sandifer Trickett, Genealogical Abstract of Marriages and Deaths from "Nashville Christian Advocate.

Lucretia Hart Erwin (F)
b. 22 October 1829, d. 1866
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     Lucretia was born on 22 October 1829. She was the daughter of James Patton Erwin and Ann Brown Clay. She married F. A. Cowles at Clarke Co., Alabama, on 9 December 1850. Lucretia died in 1866,,.1
Citations
  1. [S266] Thomas S Erwin, Clay and Erwin Families: An Addendum to the Clay Family.

F. A. Cowles (M)
    He married Lucretia Hart Erwin at Clarke Co., Alabama, on 9 December 1850.
Col. Andrew Eugene Erwin (M)
b. October 1830, d. 25 June 1863
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     Andrew was born at "Woodlands", Lexington, Fayette Co., Kentucky, in October 1830.1,2 He was the son of James Patton Erwin and Ann Brown Clay. Col. Andrew Eugene Erwin married an unknown person in 1853 at Josephine Russell. Andrew died on 25 June 1863, at Battle of Vicksburg, Killed in Action, at Vicksburg, Warren Co., Mississippi, at age 32. Andrew E. Erwin, Colonel in the C.S.A., was killed at Vickburg, leading a charge..1,3
Citations
  1. [S266] Thomas S Erwin, Clay and Erwin Families: An Addendum to the Clay Family.
  2. [S409] Col. Eugene Erwin.
  3. [S411] Zachary F. Smith and Mary Rodgers Clay, The Clay Family.

Margaret Johnson (F)
b. 4 March 1821, d. 19 August 1863
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     Margaret was born at Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky, on 4 March 1821.1,2 She was the daughter of Capt. Henry Johnson and Elizabeth J.. Flournoy. She married James Patton Erwin at Chatham, Mississippi, on 21 February 1843.1,3 She married Dr. Charles Wilkins Dudley on 16 January 1855.4,5 Margaret died on 19 August 1863,, The last years of Margaret's life were filled with personal tragedy. She did not live to enjoy Mount Holly. Her step-son Andrew Eugene Erwin was killed during the War Between the States, and several others of her children and many members of her family died. Dr. Dudley was an amiable, handsome, but lazy aimless man, seldom dpoing more than read or ride over the plantation between juleps. Margaret wrote a friend. "Charlie has distinguished himself by being more inebriated at two in the afternoon than he usually is at two in the morning" In July 1863, she wrote, "I fear heredity so much. My misteak may yet be visited on my last child. I rejoice that Dr. Ben will never know the truth about his son. But appearances must still be kept up in this God-forsaken part of our land. The amenities of our once-happy life are being taken away from us; not all the money in the world can buy them back. . .gold has a hollow sound"

She died of yellow fever, a lonely woman. Only her son, Johnson Erwin, her husband and their son Charles, Jr. were present. Most of her estranged family attended the brief ceremony that took place in the family cemetery near Chatham, Mississippi. "Now even the small cemetery containing her grave is gone -- washed into the oblivion of Margaret's dear Lake Washington by the great flood of 1927.", at Lake Washington, Washington Co., Mississippi, at age 42.4,6
     Children of Margaret Johnson and James Patton Erwin:
Lillie J. Erwin   b. Feb 1844
Victor F. Erwin   b. 18 Oct 1846, d. bt 1880 - 1889
Emma J. Erwin
James W. Erwin   b. Oct 1848, d. Nov 1848
William Erwin   d. 1908
Johnson Erwin   b. 22 Mar 1850, d. 1924

Citations

  1. [S266] Thomas S Erwin, Clay and Erwin Families: An Addendum to the Clay Family, 439.
  2. [S403] Lewis P. Simpson, Like Some Green Laurel - Letters of Margaret Johnson Erwin 1821-1863, 10, 21.
  3. [S403] Lewis P. Simpson, Like Some Green Laurel - Letters of Margaret Johnson Erwin 1821-1863, 19-20, 44, 91.
  4. [S266] Thomas S Erwin, Clay and Erwin Families: An Addendum to the Clay Family, 440.
  5. [S403] Lewis P. Simpson, Like Some Green Laurel - Letters of Margaret Johnson Erwin 1821-1863, 77, 112.
  6. [S403] Lewis P. Simpson, Like Some Green Laurel - Letters of Margaret Johnson Erwin 1821-1863, 105, 112, 135.

Capt. Henry Johnson (M)
    He married Elizabeth J.. Flournoy.
     Child of Capt. Henry Johnson and Elizabeth J.. Flournoy:
Margaret Johnson+   b. 4 Mar 1821, d. 19 Aug 1863

Elizabeth J.. Flournoy (F)
    She married Capt. Henry Johnson.
     Child of Elizabeth J.. Flournoy and Capt. Henry Johnson:
Margaret Johnson+   b. 4 Mar 1821, d. 19 Aug 1863


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