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These typed notes were found in "The Black Book", which is a small notebook of eclectic items, including summaries of information on the various families, letters, etc.  The earliest births must have taken place in Buckingham Co., Va, with later births in Tennessee and Mississippi.  The latest of Lydia's children may have been born in St. Charles, MO.

 

Dennis was born  
1st January 

1796

Mason was born
 

1795

Lydia was born 
 

1819

Lucretia was born
 

1822

William was born   

1824

Dolly was born  

1829

George was born   

1836

 

Catherine, Lydia's 1st child, was born

-

Archer, Lydia's 2nd child, was born

16th Feb. 1841

   -     Lydia's 3rd daughter was born 

Aug. 19, 1845

 

Jackson was born   

1795

Allie was born 

25th January 1798

Miema (?) was born

3d January 1823

John was born 

1st November  1826

Bocker was born

7th April 1829

Sydney was born

21st May 1832

Henry was born

1836

Cely was born

 1834

 

John Jay Johns was graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, August 1840.

Jane Amanda Durfee was graduated from Monticello Female Seminary, Godfrey, Illinois, March 17, 1847, while Miss Philena Fobes was Principal.  The following November she married John Jay Johns, in St. Charles, Missouri.  she had previously gone to school at Lindenwood, then went for four years to Monticello.

There is a Johns Memorial Episcopal Church in Farmville, Virginia.  This is in Prince Edward County.  Hampden-Sidney is near.  The Johns family lived in this section, in Buckingham, Appomattox and Prince Edward counties.

"Life and Letters of Stonewall Jackson" by his wife, mentions "the venerable Bishop Johns" conducting "a delightful service" for Jackson's officers and soldiers on an occasion at camp early in the Civil War.

Source:  Typewritten notes in the private collection of the Chambless family.  Author is probably Anne Durfee Gauss.  Transcribed to softcopy by Susan D. Chambless, June 3, 2000.


 

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