" Merky " Johnson
Blanton and her brother,
Matt Johnson taken on Frozen Creek
Roselee Yeary and sister,
the " Yeary Sisters" .. singing stars of
Renfro Valley Barn show. Velma was the
mother of Betty Johnson, my wife.
Jim Sagar & Velma Yeary
the " Singing Strings " Velma was
still singing at the age of 78; until
her death on March 10, 2005
Anderson D Johnson,
b 06 April, 1865
Breathitt Co, KY
d 17 June, 1954
Hell Creek, Lee Co, KY
Known as the
'Kaiser of Hell Creek',
he ruled with an iron fist.
America 'Merky' Johnson Blanton
Millbranch, Lee Co, KY
Delora Bell Gabbard Johnson
w/o Anderson D. Johnson,
b. 19 June, 1865
Athol, Breathitt Co, KY,
d/o Claibourn Gabbard
and Mary Chambers
Tues, Apr 12, 2005 ...
Here is a photo of my aunt,
Josie Johnson Jones.
Her granddaughter, Kay is the principal of Beattyville
Elementary. The little boy
is her nephew; my first cousin
Bradley Isaacs from Beattyville.
He was a Lt Col
in the Air Force during WWII.
William Harrison Blanton
Jr, son of William H Blanton Sr. ..
was the first millionaire of Jackson; also was a Judge.,......
boy in photo unknown; William Jr's wife, America Johnson
Buckles General Store at
Burning Springs, Manchester,
Clay Co, KY .. owned by Sarah Johnson Buckles, sister of
Anderson D. Johnson. Sarah, b 1859 Turkey Creek,
Breathitt Co,KY md the Rev. William Buckles
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, April 11, 2005 7:06 PM
Subject: Grandma Josie Johnson Jones
I scanned this picture of my grandmother today. We had had
this picture for a long time, and I always assumed the child
was my dad's brother that died at about that age; but just
recently found out that the little boy was her nephew; the
last name was Isaacs. Thanks for telling me that your dad
named his first daughter Josie. My dad (Harrison Jones)
was only 8 when she died but he always talked about what
a kind and resourceful person she was. Is your sister, Josie,
Kay Jones Epperson