Julius Johnson, son of
Zachariah & Missouri
(Woodburn) Johnson, was born December 7, 1891 and died October 24,
1978. This part of the Johnson family were members of Sacred
Heart RCC and are buried there. He was married twice, his first marriage being to Mary
Lillian Mattingly. The Mattingly name is a prominent name in St.
Mary's county and it appears the Johnsons "married up" on this one.
Mary Lillian Mattingly (b. Aug. 25, 1884, d. Aug. 23, 1954) daughter of
Ignatius "Tank" Mattingly and Susan
Blair. Susan Blair's father was
William Blair, born April 5, 1872. It was at this time
that the home known as "Blair's Purchase" came into the Johnson and
Bailey families. Mary's sister was Marie (Mattingly)
Julius later became the county agent for St.
Mary's County. One of the crops he experimented with was Bamboo.
Here is a picture of the bamboo field at "Blair's
Ms. Hammett in her book
History of St. Mary's County" notes this as follows:
History of St. Mary's County
Regina Combs Hammett
2nd Incorporation of St. Mary's County Farm Bureau
Principle Office of the Farm Bureau - St. Mary's County Agent-
J. Julius Johnson
Johnson and Mary Lillian Mattingly had three children.
of them, James
Ignatius Johnson, died in infancy on July 21, 1921.