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JAMES CLAUDE & MARTHA MARIE (RUSSELL) JOHNSON

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James Claude Johnson and Mary Ann Hayes Johnson (back) on the wedding day of Joseph & Susan Claire Johnson

J. CLAUDE JOHNSON & MARTHA M. JOHNSON

 

James Claude Johnson, son of John Alexander & Mary Ann Hayes Johnson, was born November 23, 1891 and died October 10, 1987.  He and his wife are both buried in St. Joseph RCC Cemetery.  He married Martha Marie Russell on January 6, 1914 in Morganza, Maryland.  She was  born in 1890 and died February 4, 1974. Her parents were William Russell & Willie Lee Russell.  Ms. Hammett in her book "History of St. Mary's County Maryland", has a list of St. Mary's County Commisioners.  On p. 433, for the year 1938 she lists a "J. Claude Johnson."  He served from 1938 to 1942.  In the same book for the year 1942 she lists the same "J. Claude Johnson" as serving in the Maryland House of Delegates. He served 6 years on the Board of Education starting in 1947. He was Chairman of Board of Property Review in 1977.

Marie Johnson married William LeClere.

The children are as follows:

Joseph Spencer, Sr. b. Dec. 20, 1914
James Maurice b. Feb. 4, 1916
Claude Chester b. Jun. 7, 1917
Marie b. 1918
James Claude, Jr. b. Sept. 24, 1932