Looking for Abel Johnson (dob c:1824 in either Va or KY)wife ? many children were born to this couple one of whom was JT/John Thomas Johnson born in Monroe Co Mo in April 1842 and married Mary Jane Holt, born 1847 in Moniteau Co Mo (daughter of Judge Holt). In the late 1850's several families migrated to Grayson Co TX and this is where JT and Mary Jane married 1865 in Sherman. They had 11 children: James, Mal, William, Charles, Albert, Robert, Grover,Walter, Lela,Bertha and Clara.They also raised a nephew of MJ's from age 5 weeks to adulthood; Robert Boucher. JT and MJ are buried in the Oak Hill cemetery in Cassville, Barry co, MO where they relocated from TX. They also spent about 10 years in Elk Co Kansas and again moved back to Barry County where they both died. Robert and Bertha are also buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Is there Native American DNA in the family? Walter mentioned it once when he was quite elderly. Why did the group go to TX in the late 1850's?