NameBenjamin Franklin Johnson
Birthabt 1776, Greenbrier Co., Virginia
Deathaft 1860, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Marriageabt 1835, Kentucky
Birthabt 1801, Virginia
Deathaft 1880, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth25 Feb 1839, Fleming Co., Kentucky
Death20 Oct 1881, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth29 Mar 1840, Fleming Co., Kentucky
Death4 Nov 1918, Batavia, Clermont Co., Ohio
Birthabt 1843, Fleming Co., Kentucky
Notes for Benjamin Franklin & Sarah (Family)
The children I’ve listed here may be grandchildren of Benjamin and his first wife Drucilla, rather than children of Ben and Sarah. It’s even possible that Sarah is not Ben’s wife, but his widowed daughter-in-law. (It’s too bad the censuses before 1880 do not list relationships.)
The reason I have these suspicions is that Emily Jane married a grandson of Ben and Drucilla, Benjamin Franklin Johnson, son of Zachariah R. Johnson and Delilia Evans. If Emily is a daughter of Ben Sr. and Sarah, then she would be a half-aunt of her husband. But if she is a granddaughter, then they would only be first cousins.
Sarah Amanda’s death certificate, though, listed her parents as Benjamin Johnson and Sarah Moore.
1850 census of Fleming Co., Ky, division 2, enumerated 15 Aug, lists as family #78:
Benjamin Johnson Sr., 74, farmer, b. Va; Sarah, 49, b. Va; Emily Jane, 11; Sarah Amanda, 10; David, 7.
1860 census of Rowan Co., Ky, Morehead P.O., enumerated 4 Aug, lists on p. 40 as family #208/212:
Benj Johnson, 84, farmer, b. Va; Sarah, 60, b. Va; David F., 17, b. Ky.
In 1870 Sarah was listed with Emily as age 70.