William Pitts Johnson was born in Barnwell County, South Carolina. He was the son of Eldredge D. Johnson and Unity Toole. William married Lydia A. Bates about 1886. They had at 8 children, 6 of whom were still living by the time of the 1910 census. William died of stomach cancer on November 29, 1919, in Augusta, Georgia. and is presumably buried in Westover Memorial Park, Augusta (Richmond County), Georgia.
Of the two children born who died young: Gertie Johnson born about 1893, died about 1895, buried in Old Providence Baptist Churchyard, South Carolina; and Vida Johnson born after 1900 and died before 1910, also buried in Old Providence Baptist Churchyard, South Carolina.
1870 Census: Windsor Township, Barnwell County, South Carolina
Elondy D Johnson M 46 South Carolina Farmer, $300, $1230
Unity Johnson F 47 South Carolina Keeping house
Gergia C Johnson F 22 South Carolina House help
Arlington E Johnson M 20 South Carolina Farm help
Ursula Johnson F 19 South Carolina House help
Martin Johnson M 17 South Carolina Farm help
Loronia Johnson F 16 South Carolina House help
Donna Johnson F 12 South Carolina House help
Mary Johnson F 10 South Carolina At home
Cambride Johnson M 14 South Carolina Farm help
Pitts Johnson M 8 South Carolina At home
Richard Johnson M 22 South Carolina Farm labor Cannot read/write
1880 Census: Windsor Township, Aiken County, South Carolina
E D Johnson Self M 56 South Carolina Farmer, Consumption
Unity Johnson Wife F 58 South Carolina Housekeeper, Cannot read/write
Dinah Johnson Daughter F 21 South Carolina At home
Wm P Johnson Son M 18 South Carolina Working on Farm
1900 Census: Caw Caw Township, Orangeburg County, South Carolina
William P Johnson Head M 39 South Carolina Sept. 1861, Married 14 years, Farmer
Lydia A Johnson Wife F 38 South Carolina Sept. 1862, Married 14 years, 6 children born, 5 living
Arthur Johnson Son M 11 South Carolina Oct. 1889 At school
Fanny Johnson Daughter F 10 South Carolina Apr. 1890 At school
Ruth Johnson Daughter F 8 South Carolina Dec. 1892 At school
Martin Johnson Son M 6 South Carolina
Kate Johnson Daughter F 3 South Carolina
1910 Census: Augusta, Ward 4, Richmond County, Georgia
William Johnson Head M 49 South Carolina Married 24 years, Carpenter, Home Builder
Lillie Johnson Wife F 48 South Carolina Married 24 years, 8 children born, 6 living
Arthur Johnson Son M 21 South Carolina Salesman, Dry goods
Faiva Johnson Fanny Daughter F 20 South Carolina Sales lady, Ribbon counter
Ruth Johnson Daughter F 17 South Carolina Married 4 years, 0 children Sales lady, notion store
Gary Johnson Son M 16 South Carolina Clerk, Dry goods
Katie Johnson Daughter F 11 South Carolina
James Johnson Son M 7 South Carolina
Raymond Underwood Lodger M 21 Georgia
Tom Griffith Lodger M 21 South Carolina Machinist, Bicycle shop
Clarence Johnson Son-in-law M 27 Georgia Married 4 years Conductor, Street car(?)
↑ 1.01.11.21.3Georgia Deaths, 1914-1927, database with images, FamilySearch, William P. Johnson, 29 Nov 1919, Augusta, Richmond, Georgia, United States.
↑ 2.02.1United States Census, 1900, database with images, FamilySearch 1900 Census, William P Johnson, Caw Caw Township (east part), Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States; citing sheet 15A, family 292, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,537.
↑ 3.03.1United States Census, 1910, database with images, FamilySearch 1910 Census, William Johnson, Augusta Ward 4, Richmond, Georgia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 63, sheet 6B, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,224.
↑ Family information given by William Pitts Johnson's daughter, Katherine C. Hall.
↑United States Census, 1870, database with images, FamilySearch 1870 Census, Pitts Johnson in household of Elondy D Johnson, Windsor, Barnwell Co., South Carolina, United States; citing p. 15, family 125, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,983.
↑United States Census, 1880, database with images, FamilySearch 1880 Census, Wm P Johnson in household of E D Johnson, Windsor, Aiken, South Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district ED 20, sheet 297D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1218; FHL microfilm 1,255,218.