Sue, my wife, Mazie Huggins Hightower, is connected to the Lawrence Sim Johnson family of the Orangeburg County/Bamberg County area of South Carolina's Lowcountry through here late mother, Leila Johnson Huggins McCracken. Lawrence "Simmie" Johnson was Leila Johnson's father, or my wife's grandfather.
Lawrence "Simmie" Johnson had a brother named "Johnny" Johnson. One of "Johnny's" Johnsons sons -- James Otis "Nook" Johnson -- married my father's sister Lottie Mae Hightower. So all of the children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren, who have both Hightower blood and Johnson blood are my Johnson relatives.
But the offspring of "Johnny" Johnson's brother "Simmie" Johnson are just related to me, because of my marriage into that line -- they are "in-laws".
But, at the annual Johnson Family re-union held each year in Bamberg County area of Embree Community just might have Johnsons Cousins, who are blood kin to both me and my wife, even though she and have not found any close relationship between us that would make a difference, etc.
Sue, I am a Cole by marriage. I am not aware of any of my husband's relatives being from Arkansas. His roots are in Missouri and go back to Wisconsin and then New York before that, with his ancestors originally coming over from England before the Revolutionary War. If you still think there may be some relationship, let me know -- I pushed the button to ignore your friendship, then thought, oops, maybe I should have at least looked into it! Now I don't know how to undo that. ~Dawn Cole
Hi! Glad to "meet" you! Feel free to explore my Family Tree at http://www.myheritage.com/site-family-tree-171700371/carroll-johnson-family My mother is a Wise/Self and my dad is Johnson/Plonk both from Lincoln County, NC. You're welcome to any information on that tree. When I get a chance, I'll explore your page and comments to see if I have anything to add. I'm pushing to work on indexing the 1940 Census as a volunteer on FamilySearch.com right now. You might enjoy working as an indexer on their thrus7 to get finished... Before I started to focus on the 1940 Census, indexing was a good boost when I got frustrated with my family tree work. I'm indexing Alamance Cy, NC, Maybe I'll run across family! Take care! Kathy
I had a chance to ask my mother-in-law and her brother last night about Bennie Cole. Uncle Orville knew Bennie but could not remember who he married? He didn't know the daughters and neither did Mom. Uncle Orville did remember that somehow there was a connection with the 'Tribble' family so I will call and inquire. Also a cousin suggested that we try www.familysearch.org - that might give us some clues into our lost relatives.......Lou
Nothing to report yet.....my husband know no 'cole' people so will ask my mother-in-law tomorrow ..........2 Coles in the phone book - both men - one in lockesburg and the other in Murfreesboro? It will be difficult to find women since they probably married?