May 13, 2012 at 12:17 am (Gardner Family, Johnson Family, Ray City Georgia, Uncategorized)
Tags: Beaver Dam Cemetery, Berrien County GA, Chloe Gardner, Dupont GA, Elton Stewart, Emma Gardner, Martha Leona Gardner, Mary Jane Gardner, Mary Jane Stewart
Mary Jane Gardner was a sister of Chloe Gardner.
Mary Jane Gardner moved with her parents from Hamilton County, FL to south Florida some time before 1900. Her sister, Chloe Gardner, married JHP Johnson in 1899 and made her home first in DuPont, GA and later in Ray City. Upon her death in 1977, Mary Jane Gardner Stewart was laid to rest at Beaver Dam Cemetery, in Ray City.
Mary Jane Gardner Stewart and son, Elton. Mary Jane was a sister of Chloe Gardner Johnson.
Gardner Sisters: Emma Gardner, Chloe Ann Gardner Johnson, Mary Gardner Stewart, & Martha Leone Gardner. Image courtesy of Julie Hutson.
Beaver Dam Cemetery
Grave of Mary Jane Gardner Stewart (1884-1977), Beaver Dam Cemetery, Ray City, Berrien County, GA.
March 11, 2012 at 12:23 am (Gardner Family, Johnson Family)
Tags: Celeta Gardner, Charles Leon Bryan, Chloe Ann Folsom, Chloe Gardner, David H. Stewart, Dupont GA, Elroy Langdale, Emma Gardner, Floyd B. Johnson, Geraldine Blanche Johnson, Hamilton County FL, Indian Wars, J. D. Langdale, Jennie Gardner, Joseph Flournoy Gardner, Joseph Henry Pascal Johnson, Joseph Wallace Johnson, Lawton Walker Johnson, Martha Ann McCall, Martha Leona Gardner, Mary Gardner, Mildred Lee Johnson, Nashville GA, Pennywell Folsom, Ponce de Leon Gardner, Ray City GA, Robert Bruce Johnson, Rowan Glenn Johnson
Chloe Ann Gardner Johnson
Chloe Ann Gardner Johnson and her husband, Joseph Henry Pascal Johnson, were residents of Ray City, GA for more than 40 years. They were well known in the community and operated businesses in Ray City and Nashville.
Chloe Ann Gardner and Joseph Henry Pascal Johnson on their wedding day, December 17, 1899. They were married at the Methodist Church in DuPont, GA. Image courtesy of Julie Hutson.
Chloe Ann Gardner was born November 11, 1879, a daughter of Martha Ann McCall and Joseph Flournoy Gardner. She was named after her grandmother, Chloe Ann Folsom. Her great grandfather, Pennywell Folsom fell at Brushy Creek during the Indian War of 1836.
Chloe’s father, Joseph Flournoy Gardner (1856-1947), was from Alabama. As a young man he moved to Bartow in Hamilton County, FL. This community, now lost, was perhaps about 50 miles south of Ray’s Mill, GA. There, he married Chloe’s mother, Martha Ann McCall (1856-1932).
Chloe grew up in Hamilton County, FL. Some time before 1900 her parents had moved farther south to central Florida. In 1899, Chloe married Joseph Henry Pascal “Joe” Johnson of DuPont, GA. They were married in the Methodist Church in Dupont.
Chloe Ann Gardner Johnson with her children, parents and siblings, circa 1909. Left to right, top row: sisters Emma Gardner Langdale, Celeta Gardner, Jennie Gardner. Middle row: Elroy Langdale with son J. D. Langdale, Joseph Flourney Gardner, Ponce de Leon Gardner, Martha Ann McCall Gardner, Chloe Ann Gardner Johnson with son Lawton Johnson. Front row: Martha Leona Gardner, Charles “Charlie” Leon Bryan, Chloe’s children – Floyd B. Johnson, Rowan Glenn Johnson, Mildred “Dish” Lee Johnson, Joseph Wallace Johnson. Then David H Stewart, his son Elton Stewart, and Mary Gardner Stewart. Image courtesy of Julie Hutson.
Children of Chloe Ann Gardner Johnson and Joseph Henry Pascal Johnson:
- Rowan Glenn Johnson 1901 – 1962
- Joseph Wallace Johnson 1903 – 1986
- Mildred “Dish” Lee Johnson 1905 – 1989
- Floyd B Johnson 1906 – 1982
- Lawton Walker Johnson 1908 – 1945
- Bess “Bessie” Gardner Johnson 1911 – 2005
- Geraldine Blanche Johnson 1915 – 1989
- James Howard Pascal Johnson 1918 – 1988
- Robert Bruce Johnson 1919 – 2008
- Max Maurice Johnson 1922 – 2012
For several years, the Johnsons, JHP and Chloe, made their home in Dupont, but some time before 1918 moved to Ray City, GA where they remained for the rest of their lives.
50th wedding anniversary of Chloe Ann Gardner and Joseph Henry Pascal Johnson, 1949. Image courtesy of Julie Hutson.
June 19, 2011 at 12:14 am (Avera Family, Gardner Family, Register Family, Society and Leisure)
Tags: Berrien County GA, Bonnie Lewis, Elizabeth L. Parrish, Home Demonstration Council, Lonnie Lewis, Marion Register, Mittylene Phillips, Pearlie Ann Register, Ray City GA, Wallace Conner
An old newspaper clipping covered Ray City women modeling the latest fashions.
Home Demonstration Council Dress Revue, Berrien County, GA
BERRIEN HOME DEMONSTRATION COUNCIL DRESS REVUE WINNERS
Mrs. J. R. Johnson, Ray City, Suit; Mrs. R. A. Webb, Stylish Stouts, New Lois; Mrs. W. E. Griffin, Street, Flat Creek; Mrs. E. L. Mobley, Ray City, County winner; Mrs. Terrell Swindle, Allenville, Church Dress; Mrs. Wallace Conner, Avera Mill, Special Occasion. Mrs. Mobley will represent Berrien County in state wide dress revue August 27 at the State H. D. Council meeting to be held at the University of Georgia Campus, Athens. Mrs. Conner is alternate.
Mrs. R. A. Webb = Pearlie Ann Register, daughter of Marion Register and Elizabeth L. Parrish Register, and a granddaughter of Ansel Parrish and Molcy Knight. She and her husband, James Alford Webb, lived many years in Ray City and Berrien County.
Mrs. Wallace Conner = Bonnie Lewis, daughter of J. Lonnie Lewis and Mittylene Phillips Lewis. Her husband, Wallace Donald Conner, was the last miller to operate Avera Mill. He was a son of Ray City residents James Wilson Lewis and Pearlie Sutton Conner.