James Johnson & Lucy Moorman

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James is the son of John Johnson and Elizabeth

James Johnson was born 1707-17 in New Kent, Virginia, British America.


James Johnson and Lucy Moorman were married before 5 Dec 1738 in Louisa County
Lucy Moorman was the daughter of Andrew Moorman and Susanna (Reynolds?), born about 1723. She died after 1796.


At a Monthly Meeting held in Henrico county near the White Oak Swamp ye 5th day of 12 mo 1738.
This meeting being informed James Johnson hath take a wife not professing with him whereupon this meeting orders a paper should be brought to next monthly meeting


On 5 Mar 1739 at Henrico Monthly Meeting in Henrico, Virginia, British America.

The paper ordered by this meeting to be ----- testifying against James Johnson taking a wife not professing with him was read and approved and signed in this meeting and ordered to be recorded in this meeting book as followeth.

Whereas James Johnson late a member of our Society hath taken a wife not professing with him to scandal of his profession and evil example of others of the young and rising generation with derogation from that principale of truth which had he bene obedient unto the manifestation thereof wold have protected him from evil and directed him to walk as become the truth professed by us the people called Quakers. Wee therefore whose names are underwritten for and in behalf of the peopell aforesaid and the holey profession they make of Christ and Christianity do testify against the said James Johnson as a person wholly disowned and out of unity with us until/if happily it may be the Lord’s will, he comes to show repentance of his said evil committed which is desired he ----.

Given forth from our Mo Meeting held in Henrico County 5th of 3 mo 1739.

Wm Lead

John Elmore

Thos Pleasants

John Chedle

Tarlton Woodson

Robt Ellyson

Tho Binford

John Pleasants


James & Lucy witnessed the marriage of Micajah Woody and Cicilia Johnson on 4 Sep 1739 in Hanover, Virginia, British America.


James' signed a will on 21 Feb 1785 in Louisa, Virginia, United States.

[Louisa Will Book 2 p 212]

I James Johnson, of Louisa County, being in perfect mind and Memory do make and ordain this my last Will & testament.

Item. I give & bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Moorman one feather bed & furniture, one cow and calf which is now in her possession.

Item. I give & bequeath unto my daughter Mary Terrell one feather bed & furniture, one cow and calf which is now in her possession.

Item. I give unto my daughter Suzanna Clark one feather bed and one cow and calf which is now in her possession.

Item. I give & bequeath unto my son Micajah Johnson one bed & furniture which is now in his possession.

Item. I give & bequeath unto my son James Johnson on Feather bed & furniture which is now in his possession

Item. I give & bequeath unto my daughter Agnes Johnson one feather bed & furniture, one cow and calf when demanded.

Item. I give & bequeath unto my daughter Cicilia Johnson one feather bed & furniture one cow and calf when demanded

Item. I give & bequeath unto my daughter Lucy Johnson one feather bed & furniture, one cow and calf when demanded.

Item. I give & bequeath unto my daughter Massie Johnson one feather bed & furniture, one cow and calf when demanded.

Item. It is my will & desire that my four youngest daughters shall have maintenance out of my estate as long as they shall live with their mother, to till they marry.

Item: I lend to my beloved wife Lucy Johnson during her widowhood, or life the land whereon I now live, with all my negroes, stock and with every other part of my estate not already given during the above mentioned time.

Item: . I give unto my two sons Micajah and James Johnson, after the death or marriage of my wife the land whereon I now live to be equally divided between them, by such men as they shall choose, t them - their heirs and assignees forever,

Item: After death or marriage of wife all my negroes shall have their right to their freedom, at age 21 years.

Item: I give unto my four youngest daughters, Ten pounds a piece before the Division of my estate ...

Item: after death of wife all estate be divided equally between all children

Lastly I appoint my wife extrix and Zachariah Moorman, George Bell, and Catlet Jones my lawful Executors. In witness I have hereto set my hand and seal this 21st day of 2nd month 1785.

wit. Pleasant Terrell, Thomas Terrell, Peter Crawford.[1]

James Johnson

At a Court held for Louisa County 08 DEC 1788 in Louisa County, Virginia

This will was this day exhibited in open court by Lucy Johnson & Zachariah Moorman.


He died before 19 June 1787 in Louisa, Virginia, United States and was buried on his property. (not in the Personal Property Tax list)


His estate was probated on 8 Dec 1788 in Louisa, Virginia, United States.


In 1796 Lucy "gave/sold" the property to her son Micajah.

[Louisa Deed Book I p 190]

This indenture made this 29th day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & ninety six between Lucy Johnson of Louisa county of the one part and her son Micajah Johnson of the other part; Witnesseth that for the great love & esteem that she has for her son Micajah and in consideration of five shillings to her in hand paid the receipt when of she doth hereby acknowledge hath granted, bargained, & sold unto the said Micajah a certain tract or parcel of land lying in Louisa County on Peters & Poor Creek having the tract whereon she now lives and where on her deceased husband James Johnson died containing by estimation two hundred and twenty five acreas and bounded as followeth between the lands of John Lasley, Boverley Ragland, John Downing and Peter Crawford. To have and to hold with all it appertenances there unto belonging to the only use and behoff of the said Micajah Johnson and his heirs forever which title the said Lucy Johnson doth warrant and forever defend against the claim or claims of any person or persons whatsoever to Micajah Johnson or his heirs forever. In witness where she hath herewit set her hand and affirxed her seal the day and year above written. Lucy Johnson (her mark)

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of

Peter Crawford, Sam'l Sutherland, Thomas Foster (his mark)

11th day of July 1796.

This deed was this day in open court proved to be the actll Deed of Judy Johnson by the oaths of Peter Crawford, Samuel Southerland, and Thomas Foster witnesses therate and by the court is ordered to be recorded.

It was not her property to sell or give away. She could have relinquished her rights and the property would have gone to Micajah and James. There was no mention of James.


Son James' 1807 Power of Attorney

On the 14th of December 1807 in Campbell County James gave his son Zachariah a Power of Attorney to try and recover his share from Micajah.

[Deed Book 8 p 81]

Know all men by these presents that I James Johnson of the County of Campbell have for sundry good causes and weighty considerations, nominated, constituted, ordained and appointed and by these present do nominate, constitute, ordain and appoint my trusty and well beloved son Zachariah M. Johnson my true and lawful attorney to ask, demand, recover and receive for me and in my name and to my use and behoof, giving and by these presents granting to my said attorney my sole and full power and authority to sue, arrest, or use any other lawful means for the recovering, obtaining and receiving of and from Micajah Johnson or his heirs in the County of Louisa my moity of a certain tract of land in the County aforesaid agreeable to the last will and testament of my dec.d father James Johnson, which is now claimed and held by the said Micajah Johnson


This document established the fact that James Seneca was the son of James & Lucy.


James Johnson and Lucy Moorman had the following children:

+2 i. Elizabeth Johnson, born 7 Nov 1738, Caroline, Virginia, British America; married Zachariah Moorman, 31 Dec 1773, Louisa, Virginia, United States; died 3 Jan 1817, Clinton, Ohio, United States.

+3 ii. Mary Johnson, born 1750; married Edward Terrell, 17 Mar 1772, Louisa, Virginia, British America; died 1795, Virginia, United States.

+4 iii. Suzanna "Luranna" Johnson, born 2 Mar 1752; married Micajah Clark, 10 Dec 1770, Louisa, British America; died 24 Aug 1834, Warren, Kentucky, United States.

5 iv. Micajah Johnson was born 1765

+6 v. James Johnson was born between 28 May and 19 June 1767 (Personal Property tax books 1782-1800) married Millie Moorman 1 Sept 1779 in Campbell Co, VA

+7 vi. Agnes "Agathay" Johnson, born 1760; married James Candler, 16 Jan 1786, Louisa, Virginia, United States; died 31 Dec 1817, Campbell, Virginia, United States.

8 vii. Cecilia Johnson

9 viii. Lucy Johnson

+10 ix. Massie Johnson, married Lewis Johnson, 29 Nov 1785, Louisa, Virginia, United States.

NOTE: Elizabeth, Mary, Agnes all went to South River, Bedford/Campbell.

Second Generation


2. Elizabeth Johnson (listed first in James' will so the oldest? some say youngest born in 1756.) She was certificate to South River in Jun 1769 at Cedar Creek MM in Louisa, Virginia, British America. She died on 3 Jan 1817 at the age of 78 in Clinton, Ohio, United States.

Elizabeth Johnson and Zachariah Moorman were married on 31 Dec 1773 in Louisa, Virginia, United States. Zachariah Moorman, son of Thomas Moorman and Rachael Clark, was born on 2 Apr 1732 in Hanover, Virginia, United States. He was christened on 3 Apr 1732 at Camp Creek in Louisa, Virginia, United States. He owned in 1761. Lives: settled 5 miles south of Lynch Ferry in 1763. Zachariah was on 12 Nov 1763 in Campbell, Virginia, British America. He was removed to South River on 11 Feb 1764 at Cedar Creek MH in Hanover, Virginia, British America. He owned on 28 Feb 1764 at 280 acres on both sides of Lynches Cr. in Bedford, Virginia, British America. Zachariah owned 180 Acres on both sides of Lynch Creek on 23 Oct 1770 in Bedford, Virginia, United States. He was on 19 Mar 1774 at South River in Bedford, Virginia, British America. He owned on 2 Sep 1784 at 766 acres on Seneca Creek in Campbell, Virginia, United States. Zachariah signed a will on 1 May 1787 in Campbell, Virginia, United States. He died on 15 Jan 1789 at the age of 56 in Campbell, Virginia, United States. He was buried after 15 Jan 1789 at Moorman Family Cemetery - now Liberty University in Lynchburg, Campbell, Virginia, United States. Zachariah had his estate probated on 2 Jul 1789 in Campbell, Virginia, United States.

Zachariah Moorman and Elizabeth Johnson had the following children:

+11 i. Zachariah Moorman, born 1779; married Catherine Ellis, 14 Apr 1811, Greene, Ohio, United States; died 22 Feb 1842, Clinton, Ohio, US.

+12 ii. Lucy Moorman, born 2 Apr 1782, Campbell, Virginia, United States; married Benjamin Bangham, 28 Dec 1797, Campbell, Virginia, United States; died 28 May 1865, Clinton, Ohio, United States.

3. Mary Johnson was born in 1750. She died in 1795 at the age of 45 in Virginia, United States.

Mary Johnson and Edward Terrell were married on 17 Mar 1772 at Home of James Johnson in Louisa, Virginia, British America. Edward Terrell, son of David Terrell and Sarah Johnson, was born on 12 Feb 1753 in Caroline, Virginia, British America. He was on 13 May 1775 at Caroline MM in Caroline, Virginia, British America. He died on 8 Jun 1820 at the age of 67 in Lynchburg, Campbell, Virginia, United States.

Edward Terrell and Mary Johnson had the following children:

Lucy Terrell was born 25 Apr 1773 - Thrulines 18 cm

13 i. Sarah Terrell was born on 15 Oct 1775 in Bedford, Virginia, British America. - Thrulines 11 cm

14 ii. Edward Terrell was born on 8 Feb 1778 at South River Meeting House in Campbell, Virginia, United States. - Thrulines 21 cm

4. Suzanna "Luranna" Johnson was born on 2 Mar 1752. She was on 9 Feb 1771 at Cedar Creek Meeting house in Louisia, Virginia, British America. She died on 24 Aug 1834 at the age of 82 in Warren, Kentucky, United States.

James' will shows Suzanna Clark, the marriage record shows Luraney/Luranna Johnson, a descendant says Loretta.

Suzanna Johnson and Micajah Clark were married on 10 Dec 1770 in Louisa, British America.

Louisa County Marriage Records p2 shows 1770 Dec. 10 Micajah Clark Luraney/Luranna Johnson

Micajah Clark was the son of Bolling Clark (the son of Christopher Clark) and Winifred Buford, Micajah was born on 3 Dec 1749 and died on 23 Dec 1838 at the age of 89.


[From Linda Starr]

Micajah Clark and wife Luranna, sold their land in Campbell County, Virginia in 1784, but had already moved to Surry County, North Carolina. Micajah Clark is found on the 1790 census in Pendleton District, South Carolina. In 1799 Micajah Clark purchased of Joah [?Joel] Terrell, both of Pendleton District, 488 acres on "both sides of Estos Creek, waters of Keowee River where said Clark now lives." Four years later he and wife Luranna sold 1000 acres to John Wortman. A manuscript by Col. Albert Clark, Hopkinson, Kentucky states that Micajah Clark lived near Lexington, Kentucky.

Children of Micajah Clark and Luranna Clark:

William Clark was born Feb. 22, 1772

James Clark was born November 8, 1773 - Thrulines 9 cm

Lucy Clark was born November 3, 1775

Bolin Clark was born December 8, 1777

Micajah Clark was born Feb 19, 1782

Christopher Clark was born Feb 19, 1782

Jonathan Clark was born April 7, 1784

Elizabeth Clark was born December 25, 1786 - Thrulines 11 cm

David Clark was born Feb 1st, 1789

Joseph Clark was born July 27th 1791

Micajah Clark, the last was born Jan. 3, 1794 (Jane his wife was born March 15, 1794) - Thrulines 12 cm


5. Micajah Johnson - was born about 1765. He was 21 years old in the 1786 Personal Property Tax List. His name first appeared on the tax rolls in 1798 for 225 acres. His mother Lucy sold/gave the property to him on 29 Jan 1796 [Book I p 190]

He married Mary Ann Bowe and had Thomas, Lucy =William Weldy, Polly Branch = Henry Chewning, Micajah= Elizabeth Parrish


6. James Johnson was born between 28 May and 19 June 1767. See James "Seneca" Johnson for further details.
He was shown as 20 years old in the
1787 & 1788 Personal Property Tax Lists after his father had died. He was not listed in 1789.

He had moved to Bedford County and married Millie Moorman (daughter of Zachariah Moorman and Elizabeth "Betsy" Terrell on 1 Sept 1779 in Bedford County.

James Johnson and Millie Moorman had 4 sons

    • John D Johnson

    • Zachariah M Johnson

    • James Johnson

    • Anslem Johnson

The 1807 Power of Attorney states that James was the son of James of Louisa (and Lucy).

7. Agnes "Agathay" Johnson was born in 1760. She was rocf Cedar Creek MM dated 2/23/1788 on 15 Mar 1788 at South River Meeting House in Campbell, Virginia, United States. She died on 31 Dec 1817 at the age of 57 in Campbell, Virginia, United States.

Agnes "Agathay" Johnson and James Candler had marriage banns published on 17 Dec 1785 at South River MM in Campbell, Virginia, United States. They were married on 16 Jan 1786 at house of James Johnson in Louisa, Virginia, United States. James Candler, son of John Candler, was born in 1756 in Bedford, Virginia, United States. He died on 3 Jan 1826 at the age of 70 in Campbell, Virginia, United States.

James Candler and Agnes Johnson had the following children:

Daniel Candler was born 17 Apr 1788 - Thrulines connection 35 cm

19 i. James Candler was born on 4 Jan 1794.

20 ii. John Candler was born on 7 Jul 1795.

21 iii. Henry Candler was born on 27 Apr 1797.

James D Candler b 1801 - Thrulines connection 22 cm (also via Daniel)

10. Massie Johnson was born (date unknown).

Massie Johnson and Lewis Johnson were married on 29 Nov 1785 in Louisa, Virginia, United States. Lewis Johnson was born (date unknown).


Third Generation

11. Zachariah Moorman witnessed the marriage of Charles "chart 5" Johnson and Mary "Molly" Moorman on 16 Aug 1778 in South River, Bedford, Virginia, United States. He was born in 1779. He witnessed the probate of Zachariah Moorman on 2 Jul 1789 in Campbell, Virginia, United States. Zachariah signed a will on 22 Mar 1833 in Clinton, Ohio, United States. He appeared in the census in 1840 in Liberty, Clinton, Ohio, United States.1 He died on 22 Feb 1842 at the age of 63 in Clinton, Ohio, United States. Zachariah was buried after 22 Feb 1842 at Moorman Cemetery in Clinton, Ohio, United States. He had his estate probated on 11 Apr 1842 in Clinton, Ohio, United States.

Zachariah Moorman and Catherine Ellis were married on 14 Apr 1811 in Greene, Ohio, United States. Catherine Ellis was born on 15 Feb 1787. She died on 7 Jun 1857 at the age of 70 in Clinton, Ohio, United States. She was buried after 7 Jun 1857 at Moorman Cemetery in Clinton, Ohio, United States.

Zachariah Moorman and Catherine Ellis had the following child:

+22 i. Elizabeth Moorman, married William Higgins.

12. Lucy Moorman was born on 2 Apr 1782 in Campbell, Virginia, United States. She died on 28 May 1865 at the age of 83 in Clinton, Ohio, United States. She was buried after 28 May 1865 at Springfield Friends Cemetery in Wilmington, Clinton, Ohio, United States.

Lucy Moorman and Benjamin Bangham were married on 28 Dec 1797 in Campbell, Virginia, United States. Benjamin Bangham was born in Aug 1774. He appeared in the census in 1840 in Liberty, Clinton, Ohio, United States.1 He died on 4 Oct 1854 at the age of 80. Benjamin was buried after 4 Oct 1854 at Springfield Friends Cemetery in Clinton, Ohio, United States.

Benjamin Bangham and Lucy Moorman had the following children:

+23 i. Zachary Moorman Bangham , married Elizabeth T. Johnson, 9 Dec 1824, Clinton, Ohio, United States.

+24 ii. Lucy Bangham, married Robert B Bailey, 20 Jul 1825, Clinton, Ohio, United States. - Thrulines 17 cm

+25 iii. Mary Bangham, married Unknown Johnson; married John Coate, 15 Aug 1828, Clinton, Ohio, United States.

+26 iv. Martha Bangham, born 5 Jan 1810, Clinton, Ohio, United States; married Thomas C Moorman, 2 Feb 1828, Clinton, Ohio, United States; died 15 Oct 1848, Greene, Ohio, United States.

+27 v. Benjamin Bangham, born 14 Mar 1814, Clinton, Ohio, United States; married Elizabeth Jenkins, 31 Aug 1834, Port William, Liberty, Clinton, Ohio, United States.

+28 vi. Nancy Bangham, born 26 Feb 1816; married John Loggershall, 21 Feb 1839, Clinton, Ohio, United States.

29 vii. John C Bangham was born on 11 Mar 1818.

30 viii. Jonathan Bangham was born on 14 Apr 1820.

+31 ix. Rachel M Bangham, born 19 Sep 1822; married Simon Hadley, 26 Oct 1848, Clinton, Ohio, United States.


There are several 5th Cousins Once Removed of Jane Stevenson, a descendant of James "Seneca" via several daughters of James & Lucy at Ancestry Thrulines.

  • Mary married Edward Terrell - 6 connections: 21 cm, 18 cm, 13 cm + *

  • Agnes married James Candler: 35 cm and 28* cm.

  • Suzanna/Laurana married Micajah Clark: 12 cm, 11 cm, and 11 cm. *distant

  • Elizabeth married Zachariah Moorman: 17 cm *

*These lines have multiple paths of connections