The Cemetery at Hawbotom, MD
According to the GSP source document, the Johnson Family Cemetery is located at 39 degrees, 28', 25" North; 77 degrees, 30', 29" West, Hawbottom, Frederick County, MD.There was at one time land enough to contain about 80 graves.There are about 35 named gravesdesignated, but there are possibly several more.The first burial was in 1773: Janet, born in 1693 or possibly 1695, and presumedly was surnamed Johnstone/Johnston/Johnson. The next burial was Thomas Johnson, the son of Henry and Margaret; born in 1712; buried in 1778. His wife, Mary (Rogers) Johnson, born in 1713; buried in 1782, was the third.Thomas and Mary were the patriarchs of the clan which spread into North Carolina,Kentucky, Virginia, Ohio, and Indiana by the thirdgeneration.The Johnson Family Cemetery was known as such for the next 100 years.The Patriarchs' granddaughter, Mary (Johnson) Lamar, 1791-1873, established the legal entity of a cemetery by specifically setting aside the land occupied by the graves for its intended purpose.As far as is known, every burial in the Johnson Family Cemetery holds a connection to the Johnson family.There are no proven exceptions.Surnames associated with the graves, other than Johnson, are Craig, Fuller, Lamar, Ridgeley, Hessong, Zimmerman, and Redman.
The purpose of this entry is to invite a response containing pertinent data from anyone out there in cyberspace who has a relative therein buried, or believes that a relative is buried, in the Johnson Family Cemetery at Hawbottom. "Names In Stone,"
a truly magnificent work, is my primary reference.
This is not a commercial venture.I believe that my maternal great great grandfather is a Hawbottom Johnson, and this is part of the journey toward the answer.