John Johnson family

Five children of John and Abigail Robbins Johnson are buried at Black Walnut Cemetery, including: John Lycurgus 1855-25 Nov 1863, infant son ?-18 Nov 1851, infant daughter ?-18 Nov 1851, Elizabeth Edgar 24 Dec 1859 – 22 Dec 1861, and Stephen Evans Apr 1862-2 Jun 1864.

Abigail Robbins married John L Johnson on July 12, 1849 in St. Charles when she was 15 and he was 25. Her eldest brother Franklin witnessed the wedding. Abigail Robbins Johnson was orphaned at a young age. She was the daughter of Moses B. and  Mary Best Robbins who bequeathed the land where the cemetery sits and who are both buried at Black Walnut Cemetery and whose family biography can be read at the Robbins tab. Abigail was around 6 when her father died and 11 when her mother died. Abigail died possibly as early as 1862, but before the 1870 census was taken. During the 2020/2021 Black Walnut Cemetery restoration, no evidence of her burial with her children was found.


Johnson/Robbins family tree

Infant son and daughter – photo by Jerry Prouhet 2021

Elizabeth Edgar Johnson grave stone – photo by Jerry Prouhet 2021

John Lycurgus – photo by Jerry Prouhet 2021

Stephen Evans – photo by Jerry Prouhet 2021

1860 Census p1

1860 Census p2