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



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