Johnson, Jessie Ollie

Birth Name Johnson, Jessie Ollie
Gender male
Age at Death 81 years, 1 month, 20 days


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1861-02-03 Nettleton, Monroe, Mississippi, USA Birth of Johnson, Jessie Ollie  
Death 1942-03-23 Irene, Hill, Texas, USA Death of Johnson, Jessie Ollie  
Burial   Salem Cemetery, Irene, Hill, Texas, USA Burial of Johnson, Jesse  


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Johnson, Allen1834-10-021862-01-21
Mother Monts, Catherine C.1842-06-301927-08-01
         Johnson, Jessie Ollie 1861-02-03 1942-03-23


Family of Johnson, Jessie Ollie and Mayfield, Emily Virginia

Married Wife Mayfield, Emily Virginia ( * 1877-12-03 + 1960-06-10 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1898-12-27   Marriage of Johnson, Jessie and Virgie  
Name Birth Date Death Date
Johnson, Margaret Elizabeth1899-09-251984-09-08
Johnson, Sam1901-05-311969-01-22
Johnson, Frank1903-07-311963-07-01
Johnson, Effie Mae1905-01-151993-10-14
Johnson, Jessie Dell1909-04-152003-01-09
Johnson, Annie Bess1914-01-022003-06-17
Johnson, Richard1921-03-311979-11-29


Jesse and Virgie married in December of 1899. Virgie was 21 and Jesse was 38 so they were quite old to be marrying back in those days. I had remembered hearing that Virgie ran away to marry him but no one else seemed to remember it. Finally, I talked to Nancilea (Sam's daughter). She confirmed that that was true. She said that Ben Mayfield had remarried. We think his first wife died in childbirth but we are not sure. Apparently the step mother was cruel to Virgie and she was not happy at home. A few years ago, a descendant of grandma's sister contacted us and she filled in some more details. Ben and his new wife decided they were taking baby Edgar and moving to Texas. Any siblings still at home, would be sent to live with married siblings. Virgie was not happy at all with the plan. Now, how the marriage was arranged is a mystery!

Jesse was always a sharecropper. - Jayne Gillen

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