The following was sent to me by Anita Johnson, she is looking for information on her Johnson and Hale ancestors.
My Father’s Father’s name was Herbert L. Johnson born in Duffield, VA in 1900. His Father’s name was Dr. John (Logan??) Johnson and his wife’s name Samantha Hale. They had two other sons, Kelly and Byron and somewhere there were Aunts, Ollie Mae/May and Georgia whom lived in Johnson City, TN and Church Hill, TN where they died.
Whether they were related to my Fathers father or his father’s sisters I am not sure at this writing as I’ve forgotten!….But my father said when he was younger, they would visit them. Both never married and died alone in TN. I remember letters that Ollie Mae would send us from Tennessee back in the early 1970’s. I’ve yet to see the names of Ollie May or Georgia as daughters of any Johnson. Even in older census records after 1910.
My Dad and I are trying to figure out his side of the family, and the photo I am enclosing, the original has on the back: JOHN LOGAN no date or anything. Supposedly it’s of my Great-Grandfather.
Also enclosing a copy of Samantha Hale’s photo, his wife. Both were born around 1874. As I said it shows that, James C. Hale was her father and Barbara Jane Adams was her mothers maiden name.
Perhaps you have heard of Samantha Hale? Maybe some one can shed some light as to whom Samantha Hale’s husband was other then UNKNOWN as stated on Rootsweb.com.
I would appreciate any help you can assist me with.