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Page 791 of History of Henderson County, Kentucky : val

HISTORY OF HENDERSON COUNTY, KY. Mr. Johnson is also interested with his brother, General A. R. Johnson of Texas, James R. Barrett and Adam Rankin, of this city, in a cattle ranch in Texas. He is one of Henderson's thriftiest and most tar seeing business men. On the twentieth day of May, 1863, he married Miss Bettie Robertson, a most excellent lady,.and unto them have been born eight children, seven of whom are living, Juliet, Adam Rankin,William Stapleton, Sophie, Howell R., ThomasJ.Rives. Camp. bell Haussman Johnson (see sketch). Elizabeth Speed Rankin died on the fifteenth day of August, 1803, and Dr. Rankin married his second wife, Miss Ann Gamble, on the twenty-third day of October, 1804. They had one son, John David Rankin, who married Miss Sallie Alexander, of Meade County, Kentucky. They had three children, Adam, Sallie and Juliet. Adam and Sallie are both dead. Juliet married Captain Paul J. Marrs, a sketch of whom will be found elsewhere in this volume. Mrs. Ann Gamble Rankin died August 14th, 1806, and on the third day of September, 1807, in Henderson, Dr. Rankin married his third and last wife, Susan Anderson. There were six children by this marriage, Nathaniel Alexander, James Edwin, Lucy, Archibald, Susan Daniel and Weston. James Edwin married in Henderson, on the third day of November, 1832, Miss Ann E. Wardlow, and unto them have been born eight children, Samuel, James Edwin, Alexander, Nannie, Sallie, Wardlow, Alice and Fannie. Of that number only two are living in Henderson, J. Edwin and Ward- low, and only one has married. J. Edwin married Miss Fannie Grinter, daughter of Judge Thomas C. Grinter, of Cadiz, Kentucky, and they have a charming, bright family of six children. Mary G., Annie W., Eddie, Thomas G., ChesterA., the youngest not named. CHARLES W. JOHNSON came to Hebardsville in 1869, and engaged in merchandising in partnership with his father. For thirteen years he occupied a rented house, and one of insufficient capacity to do the business that had grown to such large proportions. In 1882 he built his present handsome and roomy storeroom, 25x70 feet, and, immediately upon its completion, removed his stock and then added largely to it. In 1881 Mr. Johnson married Miss Emma A. Hatchitt, an accomplished daughter of Rev. A. Hatchitt, of Hebardsville, and unto them have been born two children, In addition to his large mercantile interest, our subject handles perhaps two hundred thousand pounds of tobacco annually, andfarms it upon a small, but paying scale, raising corn and tobacco. He has proven one of the most successful of merchants and business men, and from a woneyless condition in life, he has arisen to that of monied 791

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