Ignatius Johnson was a cousin of my father, Raymond J. Johnson.
He was the son of
Julius & Mary Lillian (Mattingly)
was born on September 5, 1927. He died just recently on September
18, 2000. He was a school teacher and school principal in St.
Mary's County for many years. Here he is seen
with my uncle Walter
Johnson and uncle Bradley Johnson. His mother, Lillian Mattingly
Johnson must have also been active in education. Ms. Hammett has
her listed at p. 161 of
of St. Mary's County, Maryland" as serving on the County Board of
Education in 1928 and 1933. On the left is a
wonderful picture supplied by Janet Evans Standish, showing Bernard as VP
of Margaret Brent High School in Helen, Maryland in 1964. The
picture is from her 1964 yearbook.
Bernard was the owner of
"Blair's Purchase" which had come into the family from Julius
Johnson's marriage to Mary Lillian Mattingly. Mary Lillian
inherited the property from her parents, Ignatius Mattingly & Susan
Blair. It is said that Bernard assisted Leona Cryer in writing her
book "Some Johnsons of Southern Maryland."
he died without a will and there is presently a contest taking place
over the ownership of "Blair's Purchase" pictured here.
Bernard may well be the last Johnson to own this property depending on
the findings of the Orphan's Court.
Some Additional Pictures of Blair's