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Howell Johnson (1762 - 1846)

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Howell Johnson
Born in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, Virginia, United Statesmap
Husband of — married in Surry, Surry, Virginia, United Statesmap
Husband of — married in Warren, North Carolina, United Statesmap
Died in Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United Statesmap
Johnson-7900 created 7 Aug 2011 | Last modified | Last edit: 25 Sep 2016
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The Johnson (Johnston) Family of Woodruff Twp., area of Spartanburg Co., SC., emigrated from Mecklenburg Co., Va., This genealogy will pertain primarily to the descendants of Howell & Holly Crowder Johnson. It is believed these set of Johnsons were related to Phillip Johnson of the Ben's Creek Comm., Sptbg.,Co., SC., but no proof has been founded. It is not known the exact year Howell Johnson came to Spartanburg Co., SC. Howell Johnson and Holly Crowder, daughter of Bartholomew Crowder of Mecklenburg Co., Va., were married Oct. 23, 1796 in Warren Co., N.C., which leads one to think they ran away from home to get married as Holly Crowder would have been only 17 years old.

Howell Johnson appears as a witness to a Deed dated June 6, 1792, when Aaron Moore of Pendleton Co., SC., sold to Phillip Johnson of Spartanburg Co., SC., 208 acres where Phillip Johnson was living on Ben's Creek of the South Tygar River. Phillip Johnson was a witness to a Deed which was dated Dec. 28, 1790, between William Moore and John Durham, who was Phillip Johnson's father-in-law.

It appears that Howell Johnson must have came to Sptbg., Co., SC., with or because Phillip Johnson. Howell Johnson also witnessed a Deed dated May 24, 1790, between John Whitmore & his wife Rachael and Robert Connell, all of Spartanburg Co, SC. Again on Oct. 5, 1808, Howell Johnson witnessed another Deed between Gowen Harris of Greenville Dist., and Samuel Crowder of Spartanburg Dist. for 200 acres on Bridges Creek of the Middle Tygar River (do not know what relationship was between Samuel Crowder and Holly Crowder, have not researched it). On March 10, 1810, Samuel Crowder sold to Howell Johnson (both of Sptbg.,Co., SC) 156 acres, which bordered on the land of David Drummond (Howell's brother-in-law).

On Feb. 28, 1822, Howell Johnson Sr., and his son, William L. Johnson were witnesses to a deed when Muse Tolleson sold to Fortunatus H. Legg 478 acres on the waters of the Middle Tyger River; which bordered Thomas Moore; and on April 1, 1822, Howell Johnson gave his oath as a witness to this deed to Thomas Poole.


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