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Biography: Isaac M. Johnson, born April 11, 1790

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(1790 – 1867)



Isaac M. Johnson was a farmer in Shelby County, Alabama. He was born Apr. 11, 1790, the son of Moses Johnson (1746-1828) and Elenor Havis.(1753-1837)

Isaac married Frances Massey(b. Mar 7, 1783, SC- d. Jun 17, 1835, Shelby County, AL) She died of yellow fever in 1835 along with two of their sons. They were buried on Isaac’s plantation on a small knoll across from the front of his home which became the beginning of Allan Cemetery in Indian Springs Village, Shelby County, Alabama.

They had the following known children:

  1. Moses Johnson (Sep. 20, 1804, Sevier County, TN- Apr. 17, 1881 Shelby County, Alabama) He was married four times. His wives were Hannah Wilson Frost, Nancy Littlepage, Nancy Pledger, and Martha Pledger. He is buried in Allan Cemetery in Indian Springs Village, Shelby County, Alabama.
  2. Jacob Johnson (b. Sep. 20, 1804 Sevier County, TN -d. Dec. 25, 1859 Shelby County, Alabama) He married Saritha Fletcher (b. September 29, 1807 – Dec. 19, 1896 Shelby County, AL) Both are buried in Allan Cemetery in Indian Springs Village, Shelby County, Alabama
  3. Robert Johnson (April 2, 1809 – August 3, 1835)
  4. William Johnson (Feb. 8, 1812 – May 20, 1835)
  5. Mary Ann (Johnson) Cross (Mar 27, 1814 – Mar 2, 1889) married William Lane Cross
  6. Virginia Caroline (Johnson) Allen (July 8, 1824 – Jan 21, 1905)
  7. married John Allen
  8. Priscilla Eleanor Jane (Johnson) Gilbert (b. March 10, 1827, Shelby County, Alabama – d. March 30, 1893) She married William C. Gilbert (b. Aug. 27, 1827 – d. April 13, 1895) They are both buried in Allan Cemetery in Indian Springs Village, Shelby County, Alabama

Isaac married again to Frances Bell Johnson. They did not have children. Frances Bell was born March 27, 1792, and died Nov. 23, 1880. She is also buried in Allan Cemetery in Indian Springs Village, Shelby County, Alabama.


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  2. Notable Men of Alabama edited by Joel Campbell DuBose Volume III

This biography can be found in Biographies of Notable and Not-so-Notable Alabama Pioneers Volume V and more of his genealogy can be found in Some Descendants of Moses Johnson Revolutionary War Soldier

Some Descendants of CHARLES ABERCROMBIE (1742 -1819) (Alabama Pioneer Descendants) (Kindle Edition)

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  1. My Great Great Great Grandfather. . The cemetery where he is buried (Allan) was originally called Johnson Cemetery. The property was inherited by Son in Law John Allen ( Virginia Caroline) and eventually the name became first Allen and then more recently Allan. Approximately one half of the burials there are related to me in some way and I helped maintain it for most of my life.

    1. P.S. The cemetery is not located in Indian Springs but further up Highway 119 ( Cahaba Valley Road) near the back entrance to Oak Mountain State Park. The old building there is not an old Church but a chapel built for cemetery use.

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