1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 26, 2019 11:52 AM by rsimons

    Seeking names of Daniel J Johnson's parents


      I am searching for any information on the parents of a Daniel J Johnson, birth 1860-1870. Alabama or Florida. He died 1927 in Florida. Daniel J. Johnson is shown everywhere with Allen C. Johnson, on family trees, but there is nothing proving it.  He is not in any census with Allen C.  Any information is greatly appreciated.

        • Re: Seeking names of Daniel J Johnson's parents

          Dear Ms. Jaynes,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Daniel J. Johnson in the 1910 census but were unable to locate him in the Population Schedules for the 1870 Census, the Population Schedules for the 1900 Census, and Population Schedules for the 1920 Census as digital images have not been added to the catalog yet. We then searched on Ancestry and located a Daniel J. Johnson in the 1870 Census living in Alabama with his sister, Marilda, and brother. He is also in the 1900 Census, and the 1920 Census. There is an 1887 Alabama marriage record for him and a Docia I. Hunter. If Daniel J Johnson married and you know the name of his spouse, that could aid in narrowing your search.


          We also located a Daniel J. Johnson in the 1920 Census in Florida, born about 1870 living with his wife, Victoria, son, Frank Johnson, and daughter-in-law, Patsy. There is also an entry on Find A Grave for him. To view these records on Ancestry, there may be a fee. Or you could view the records online at one NARA's facilities for free via ALIC. For the nearest NARA location, please consult our web page at https://www.archives.gov/locations/. Many of the records are also available on FamilySearch for free.


          As you mentioned in your request, there does not seem to be any information linking Daniel J. Johnson and Allen C. Johnson. The state of Alabama did not keep birth records before 1881  and Florida did not start recording births until 1899. Thus, we searched for Daniel’s death records in the Florida Death Index on FamilySearch and located 698 results. Here is the webpage from the Bureau of Vital Statistics on how to order a copy of a death certificate.


          We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck on your research!

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