Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Murray McDonald and Ted E. Johnson, Jr., December 1, 2011

I enjoyed my visit with Murray & Juanita (Marsh) McDonald — Murray is a very young 92 years old. He and Juanita were kind enough to help me identify some missing names from the November 13, 1955 McDonald Reunion held at the old Halifax pavilion in Port Orange. Edward & Rose (Barber) McDonald is Murray's GGrandparents and my GGGrandparents. 

My Grandmother Hattie H. (Lastinger) Johnson & my Aunt Lillie Irene (Johnson) Stevens are seated in the second row center of photo of over 110 family members.

Ted's parents were: Theodore Everett Johnson, Sr., b. March 12, 1921 in Port Orange, FL, d. June 4, 2012 in Port Orange, FL & Gladys Josephine Trahan, b. Nov. 19, 1918, Rayne, LA, d. May 2, 2006 Crowley, LA, married: October 28, 1944.
Ted's Grandparents were: Otis Myron Johnson (b. 12 July 1884, Spruce Creek, FL, d. 4 November 1954 in Port Orange, FL, & Hattie Henrietta Lastinger, b. 7 November 1893, in Spring Garden, FL, d. August 15, 1980 in Port Orange, FL, married: September 4, 1912.

Ted's GGrandparents were: William Eldridge Johnson, b. September 20, 1850, (Hope Town) then called Great Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas, d. October 18, 1912 in Port Orange, FL & Mary Elizabeth McDonald, b. November 9, 1848 in Onslow, NC, d. August 16, 1922 in Port Orange, FL, married: July 4, 1870 in Port Orange, FL.

Ted's GGGrandparents were: Edward Archibald McDonald, b. September 20, 1823 in New River, Onslow, NC, and died May 18, 1901 in Port Orange, Volusia, FL & Roselend Barber, b. April 06, 1823 in Dukeland, Onslow, NC, and died January 07, 1902 in Port Orange, Volusia, FL. married: February 07, 1848 in Dukeland, Onslow, NC.  

Ted's GGGGrandparents were: Daniel McDaniel, b. between 1781 & 1791, d. between 1841 & 1850 and (Name unknown) Daniels first wife and mother of Edward, b. between 1781 & 1791, d. before 1839.

Ted's GGGrandparents on William's side were: Thomas Johnson, b. May 18, 1824 in Cherokee Sound, Bahamas, d. abt. 1853 in Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas & Charlotte M. Bethel, b. November 1830 in Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas, d. After 1900 in Key West, FL, married: Abt. 1847 in Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas.

Ted's GGGGrandparents on William's side were: Nathan Johnson, b. 1791, believed to be Mystic, CT and Catherine Johnson, b. 1793. married in Bahamas in before 1816. Nathan immigrated to Bahamas before 1811.

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