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William J. "Buffalo Bill" Johnson

William J. "Buffalo Bill" Johnson

Male 1846 - 1928  (82 years)

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  • Name William J. "Buffalo Bill" Johnson 
    Birth 1846 
    Gender Male 
    Death 20 Aug 1928  Martinsville, Morgan Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3066  forneyclark
    Last Modified 31 May 2024 

    Family 1 Mary Eveline Townsend,   b. 24 Sep 1840, IN Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 16 Oct 1901, Marion Co., IN or AR Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 61 years) 
    Marriage 25 Jan 1869 
    Children 
     1. George B. Johnson,   b. 15 Oct 1870, IN Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 3 Apr 1952, Madison, IN; burial: Hilldale Cem., Martinsville, Morgan Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 81 years)
    Family ID F1151  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 31 May 2024 

    Family 2 Sarah Ellen Runnells,   b. 4 Nov 1863, Mooresville, Morgan Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 28 Aug 1943, Martinsville, Morgan Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 79 years) 
    Marriage AFT. 1901 
    Children 
     1. Daisy Johnson,   b. 14 Feb 1904   d. BEF. 1986 (Age < 81 years)
    Family ID F2258  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 31 May 2024 

  • Photos
    Johnson,  William J. 'Buffalo Bill' (1846-1928)
    Johnson, William J. "Buffalo Bill" (1846-1928)
    Individual photo came from the Don Coatney Archives. See also Don Coatney's Coatney Collection at http://www.rootsweb.com/~inscott/CoatneyPhotos.html Many of the photos in the Archives and in the Collection were taken by Benjamin Harrison Coatney (1865-1925), Don Coatney's grandfather who was a professional photographer in Perla, AR, and Indianapolis, IN.

  • Notes 
    • Source:
      SEE DON COATNEY'S SITES FOR COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION AND REFERENCES:
      Donald Gordon "Don" Coatney:
      Most of the information that concerns the Coatney family, especially information concerning the families related to the marriage of Archibald Coatney and Mary McIntosh, including names, dates, places, census reports, documents, photos, and stories, is from the Don Coatney Archives.
      Don Coatney: "My father Albert Edison Coatney was born in 1902 and in his writing has referred to William J. Johnson as "Buffalo Bill" Johnson. In 1888 William J. Johnson along with his wife Mary Eveline Townsend Morgan Johnson and my Grandfather Benjamin Harrison Coatney with his wife Hattie Magnolia Morgan and their two young sons moved from Indiana to Arkansas living in Perla, Malvern, Hot Springs and possibly other areas. Soon a couple of my Grandfather's brothers, Charles Edward Coatney and George Combe Coatney, joined them there. They stayed until 1895 (leaving in somewhat of a hurry as Benjamin had heard the rumor that the constable was after him for committing the crime of taking pictures for profit on a Sunday). They moved to Indianapolis, but I am not sure if the Johnson's came with them."
      See also Don Coatney's Coatney Collection at:
      http://www.rootsweb.com/~inscott/Coatney.html
      http://www.rootsweb.com/~inscott/CoatneyPhotos.html

      Source:
      SEE DON COATNEY'S SITES FOR COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION AND REFERENCES:
      TOWNSEND-L Archives:
      http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/TOWNSEND/2001-11/1007128850
      Donald Gordon "Don" Coatney:
      Descendants of William J. Johnson
      Generation No. 1
      1. WILLIAM J. JOHNSON He married MARY EVELINE TOWNSEND January
      25, 1869, daughter of SEYMORE TOWNSEND and SALLY MITCHELL. She
      was born September 24, 1840 in Indiana, and died October 16, 1901
      in Arkansas.
      More About MARY EVELINE TOWNSEND:
      Burial: Arkansas
      Marriage Notes for WILLIAM JOHNSON and MARY TOWNSEND:
      Rev. Wesley Hartley officiated.
      Children of WILLIAM JOHNSON and MARY TOWNSEND are:
      i. GEORGE JOHNSON, m. BELL.
      ii. HATTIE JOHNSON.
      iii. DAISY JOHNSON.
      "I know that William J. and Mary Johnson left Indiana and moved to
      Arkansas as I have documentation placing them there in the 1890's
      and Mary died there in 1901. I believe the children returned to
      Indiana and lived in the Indianapolis area after the death of
      Mary. I do not know if William returned to Indiana with them. I
      recall my father visiting "Aunt Bell" in Morgantown, Indiana in
      the mid 1950's."



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