Seth and Neva Johnson
Play Grandmother Johnson's favorite tune,
"After the Ball is Over"

(about this song...)


Johnson Family Reunion
July 4, 2009
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hunter Hills Church
330 Old Farm Lane
Prattville, AL

This year's reunion is being hosted by Aunt Katie Murphy and Family. Mark your calendar now! You don't want to miss the food, fun and fellowship that we always enjoy with our Johnson Family. Check here often for more reunion news.

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JULY 4, 2009
More information soon!


All NEW news articles (published after May 22, 2009) are posted on the new web site.
A new family website will replace this website at Please note the new address above. Don't worry, though! The information that we've pubished here (for 5 years now - wow!) is being copied to the new website. This old website will be available until we complete the transition.

Why are we doing this?

  • Grandfather and Grandmother Johnson deserve their own "domain"!
  • The new site will have quicker access. The "latest family news" page of this old site is getting so large that it's difficult to access for those with slow connection speeds.
  • The new site has more capabilities.

New Website Feature
Johnson Family Health Report
Do you know of loved ones in our family who are having health issues? Let us know and we will include them in the Johnson Family Health Report. Include as much or as little information as you would like, but please do let us know so that we can include those in ill health on our prayer lists and send get-well wishes. Please share follow up news, too. We love you and we care.

Read more of the latest family news!

Margie Ann Lough to graduate from Creekview High School in Ball Ground, GA

Creekview High School Crest jpgMargie Ann Lough, daughter of Brian Keith and Neva Lillian Flomer Lough, will graduate from Creekview High School on Friday, 29 May 2009 in Ball Ground, GA. Margie Ann is the granddaughter of John Robert and Margie Helen Albritton Flomer and great-granddaughter of Walter Matthew and Caroline Johnson Albritton (Uncle Walter and Aunt Caroline).

Congratulations, Margie Ann! We wish you the best of luck following graduations. Family members can send their love and congratulations to:
    Margie Ann Lough
    650 Northwoods Dr.
    Ball Ground, GA  30107

Mary Elizabeth Bush to graduate from Pensacola High School

Mary Elizabeth Bush jpgOn Thursday, 28 May 2009, Mary Elizabeth Bush will graduate from Pensacola High School International Baccalaureate. In the Fall, Mary Elizabeth will attend Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA. She was awarded a full scholarship to the university.

Mary Elizabeth is the daughter of  Gregory "Greg" Eugene and Dr.Suzanne Hubbard Yancey Bush, granddaughter of Dr. Thomas Hubbard and Jeanne Susanne Johnson Yancey and great-granddaughter of David Glenn and Vaunita Oswald Johnson (Uncle Dave and Aunt Vaunita).

Good luck to you at W & L, Mary Elizabeth! We are very proud of you! Family members may send their love and congratulations to:
    Mary Elizabeth Bush
    1750 Yates Ave.
    Pensacola, FL  32503

Johnson Family Members invited to attend the Johnson Family Reunion in Elliott, Iowa

The Iowa roots of our Johnson Family are still deep and strong! Every year they continue the tradition of holding their own Johnson Family, and, as always, they have graciously invited all their Alabama (and beyond) cousins to join them in this annual family celebration on Sunday, June 14. Please see the invitation below and consider the visit. They always warmly welcome their Deep South cousins!

Johnson Family Reunion 2009 - Elliott, IO

Amanda Berkstresser to undergo heart surgery

Amanda Berkstresser, wife of James "Jim Bo" Berkstresser, got the unfortunate news that she will need to have surgery in the next few days to implant a heart defibrulator. Please see the Johnson Health Report blog for a full report on Amanda's situation. Jim Bo is the son of Laurida Emily Albritton Berkstresser and a grandson of Walter and Caroline Johnson Albritton (Uncle Walter and Aunt Caroline).

Amanda, we will be thinking about you in the coming days. Hope all goes very well! Family can send get well wishes to Amanda at charleneb225(at)elmore(dot)rr(dot)com

Jeremy and Elizabeth Johnson expecting

We were delighted to receive a message from Jeremy and Elizabeth Johnson that they are expecting their first child in mid-September. They will name her Taylor Mackenzie. Jeremy is the grandson of Gene and the late C. Mac Johnson (Aunt Gene and Uncle Mac).

Family members can keep in touch with Jeremy and Elizabeth by snail mail, phone, or email:
3775 Adams Place
Millbrook, AL  36054
Phone:  334 290-3850
Email:  ejohnson(at)alabamawildlife(dot)org

Good luck to you, Jeremy and Elizabeth. We wish you the best. Let us know when the big day comes in September!

Josephine "Josie" O'Brien Rountree in poor health

We are sad to hear that Josephine "Josie" Pierson O'Brien Rountree has been diagnosed with cancer. Her daughter Tana Lynn Rountree has been very good about keeping family members up to date on her mother's health status. We thought we would share those messages with you here as we receive them in this Health Report.

Josie is the daughter of Joseph Nathaniel and Dorothy Dixson Johnson O'Brien (Uncle Joe and Aunt "Dot").

Please keep Josie in your thoughts and parayers as she continues to fight this foe. Send your love and get well wishes to:

Josephine Rountree
2810 Belmont Dr.
Ocean Springs, MS  39564

We are praying for your recovery, Josie. And as Tana requests, we will, "get the Johnson prayer chain going!!"

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Our Family Heritage Preserved

We extend a special thanks to Uncle Wylie (Wylie Pierson Johnson) for faithfully preserving the genealogy and heritage of our very large extended family. Have you seen his latest works? For over 30 years, he has devoted untold hours to traveling, researching, writing, and compiling data for two family books now published:

  • Solomon Johnson, 1601 - 1690: His Descendants & Some Allied Families - Solomon Johnson and wife Elinor Craft/s are the 5X Great-Grandparents of Seth Johnson.

  • Neva Kate Carmichael Johnson 1880 - 1952: Her Family And Ancestry -
    Discover Grandmother Johnson's family and ancestry back to William Walter Beavers and wife Elizabeth Ragsdel, her 2X Great Grandparents.

These books are a life's work for which we are all deeply grateful. If you have family information to share, fill in the form below (as many times as you wish for as many family members as you wish). This information will be forwarded to Uncle Wylie. Or, get in touch with Uncle Wylie directly:

    Wylie P. Johnson
    1991 Shades Crest Road
    Birmingham, AL 35216-1429
    Phone (205) 824-8722
    E-mail wjohnson8722(at)charter(dot)net

...and another great source of Johnson Family genealogy!

Speaking of preserving the family heritage, have you seen Parley Philip Johnson, Jr.'s great web site of Johnson Family genealogy? Check it out!

It is a wonderful resource and truly another great labor of love for our family!

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Update and Expand the Family Contact List!

Have you or some of your family moved lately? Other important family news? Let's keep "the list" as current as possible. Even if you think Uncle Wylie (Wylie Pierson Johnson) has your current information, would you share again, please? ... just to be sure. We don't want to lose touch with ANYONE!

Just fill in below and click on the "submit" button. Thanks so much!

* Name & E-mail address required. Thanks!

      If you've got questions, contact Uncle Wylie:

        Wylie P. Johnson
        1991 Shades Crest Road
        Birmingham, AL 35216-1429
        Phone (205) 824-8722

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Add your pics to the
2008 Family Reunion Photo Gallery!

    We would love to add your great snaps of the 2008 Johnson Family Reunion to this website. Contribute photos of any other special family event, too! Just send a copy of photos, and we'll add them (Please be sure to include your contact information and information about the event.) Or just send a link to the photos if you already have them online.

    By regular mail:
    Pete Johnson
    3716 Old Leeds Rd.
    Birmingham, AL 35213
By e-mail attachment:
If questions, call 205 870-3063

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