Austin Johnson (son of Richard JOHNSON and Lucy HUNTER), born in Louisa County, Virginia circa 1799, based on his coming of age and first paying a poll tax in Sumner County in 1820. He died in Sumner County, Tennessee in about 1846. He was first married in Wilson County, Tennessee on 6 September 1820 to Ann Elizabeth CORLEY (daughter of Austin CORLEY, a Revolutionary soldier and pensioner of Wilson County, but originally from Hanover County, Virginia.) Ann Elizabeth had three children by Austin Johnson. These children are proven by the will of their grandfather, Austin Corley, in Wilson County, Tennessee, as well as a deed of trust from Austin Johnson to their grandfather, Richard Johnson in Sumner County. Married 2nd in Sumner County on 30 September 1829 to Baradill B. WHITE (daughter of Robert WHITE of Sumner County. Baradill and Austin Johnson had three children, as proven in the will of their grandfather, Robert White. Married 3rd to Mary W. HOLT (daughter of Nancy HOLT) on September 21, 1840 in Sumner Co. TN. Their two children were living with their grandmother, Nancy Holt, at the time of the 1850 Census.
Children of Austin JOHNSON and 1st wife Ann Elizabeth CORLEY are:
Martha Jane Johnson, born in Sumner County, Tennessee 6 July 1821. Died in Sumner County, Tennessee 26 April 1905. Buried in the Simpson Family Cemetery, Rock Bridge Road, Sumner County. Married 1st in Sumner County, Tennessee on 5 October 1837 to James H. Turner (died Sumner County, Tennessee circa 1839), son of John Turner of Sumner County and brother of Rebecca (Turner) Johnson and Frances (Turner) Johnson who married Martha's uncles. They had one son. Martha (Johnson) Turner married 2nd in Sumner County on 21 March 1841 to Enoch Simpson (1797-1860). They had four children.
Richard E. Johnson, born in Sumner County, Tennessee circa 1821. Died in the Battle of Fishing Creek, Kentucky on 19 January 1862 while serving as a lieutenant in the Confederate Army. Married in Sumner County on 16 August 1842 to Mary Ann Simpson (c1821-c1877), daughter of Enoch Simpson and his first wife, Elizabeth Carter. She remarried after her first husband's death to James Escue.
Mary Frances Johnson, born in Sumner County, Tennessee 13 September 1824. Died there 31 January 1897. Married in Sumner County on 29 April 1841 to Aaron Sanford Simpson (1819-1879), son of Enoch Simpson and his first wife, Elizabeth Carter.
Children of Austin JOHNSON and 2nd wife Baradill B. WHITE are:
Malvina E. Johnson, probably born in Sumner County around 1831-33. Living in 1844, but not listed in the 1850 Census of Sumner County.
Margaret Ann Johnson, born in Sumner County 22 August 1834. Died there 22 January 1909. Never married. Lived with her half-sister, Martha (Johnson) Simpson.
Barradill B. Johnson, born in Sumner County circa 1835. Living with her half-sister, Martha (Johnson) Simpson in 1850.
Children of Austin JOHNSON and 3rd wife Mary M. HOLT are:
Thomas P. Johnson, born in Sumner County circa 1844. Living during the Civil War.
Rebecca Johnson, born in Sumner County circa 1846. Living in 1850.
The children of Austin Johnson-3
by his first wife, Anne Elizabeth Corley
Martha Jane Johnson-4 was born July 6, 1821, died 1905.
RICHARD EDMUND JOHNSON-4 was born in 1823, died 1862.
Mary Frances Johnson-4 was born between 1823 and 1825.
The marriage of AUSTIN JOHNSON-3 and ELIZABETH CORLEY-3 was a short-lived one. She may have been about 15 years old when they married, and was deceased by 1829, leaving behind three young children. Other than this little information about ELIZABETH, we know almost nothing about her. We do know a little more about her family, however.
Apparently, ANN ELIZABETH CORLEY JOHNSON died about the first part of 1829, and AUSTIN-3 remarried on September 30, 1829, to Barrodill B. White, who was the “wife” on the 1830 census. AUSTIN’s brother was the bondsman for the marriage. [Marriage Bonds of Sumner County.]
They had three more children, born between 1830 and 1939. [Marriage Bonds of Sumner County, Tennessee, and 1830 US Census of Sumner County, Tennessee.] [Names of the Children are from the estate of Austin Johnson-3 in Sumner County, Tennessee, Deed Records of Sumner, and oral history of Erick Montgomery.] In 1830, the census showed that AUSTIN owned one male slave aged 14 to 26 years old.