Monday, May 11, 2009

Tom Peter Johnson - Parents?

Does anyone have details on Tomas Peter Johnson's parents?

Aaron Klapheck's web site at gives Pete's parents as William Wilbuirn Johnson (born in 1827) and Lul Reanie Parker (born in 1828 in Mississippi, USA).

The site also states:

1944 OBITUARY: TX, Montgomery co.,Egypt, Newspaper Article The Houston
Rites Set Today for Man Leaving 132 Descendants, "Uncle Tom" Johnson, 93 Farmed all his life in Egypt Community.
Funeral services for Tom Peter (Uncle Tom) Johnson, 93 who had farmed all his life in the Egypt communiity between Conroe and Magnolia, will be held at 2:30 pm Sunday the the Klein Funeral Home Chapel in Tomball. Burial will be at 4 pm at the Tillis Prarier Cemetery. The pallbearers were selected from his many grandsons. Mr. Johnson died in a Conroe Hospital Saturday morning, leaving 132 descendants. Mr. Johnson is survived by one son, Johnnie Johnson of the Oklahoma community; two daughters, Mrs. Fannie McDonald of Egypt and Mrs. Lizzie Ivey of Houston; 34 grandchildren; 83 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren; a brother J. H. Johnson and a sister, Angie Grey both of Buffalo.
Mr. Johnson was born at Mound Creek, South of Keenan, and about 6 miles from his last homje. When he was a boy, there was nothing but woods where Conroe is now, and he saw the first saloon and lumber mill of the town. Among his recollections was a picture of Houston when the town was nothing more than a mudhole. Mr. Johnson was married when he was 20 and was the father of 9 children, 6 of whom are dead.

1850 Census
This is a piece of the Census was transcribed by Jane Sanford Keppler and proofread by Kay L. Mason for the USGenWeb Census Project,

CENSUS YR: 1850 STATE: Texas COUNTY: Montgomery DIVISION: No 6 REEL NO: M432-913 PAGE NO: 85
REFERENCE: Enumerated on 30 Oct 1850; Enumerated by H R Bell; Sheet 42B

28 168 179 Johnson W.W. 23 M Farmer 160 Geo
29 168 179 Johnson Lurana 22 F Mifs
30 168 179 Johnson Isaiah 1 M Texas
31 168 179 Johnson T. P. 1/12 M Texas

More Johnson family members are listed on the census