Biography of

Mary Edgar Beard Johnson

 

Born 16 Nov 1886, Hillsboro, Pocahontas, WV
Died 11 Nov 1965, Arlington, VA
Married Jacob Coart Johnson, 09 Jun 1915, Hillsboro, Pocahontas, WV; b 20 Feb 1865 Johnson's Mill, Pitt, NC; d 30 Mar 1931, Covesville, VA
 

Her husband was the late Rev. J. C. Johnson, who was the pastor of the Oak Grove Presbyterian Church in Hillsboro for a number of years. His second marriage was to Miss Mary Edgar Beard and they have four interesting children to bless their union.

 

Children Born
Jacob Lee Johnson 05 Apr 1916, Hillsboro, WV
Mary Emma Johnson 16 May 1918, Hillsboro, WV
Anna Margaret Johnson 02 Jun 1921, Hillsboro, WV
Frederick Allen Johnson 26 Apr 1927, Hillsboro, WV
 

References

The Rev. Jacob Coats Johnson was installed pastor of the Oak Grove Church September 18, 1905, and served faithfully until his resignation November 20, 1927.  It was during Mr. Johnson’s pastorate that the present house of worship was built in the town of Hillsboro, West Virginia.  Also the Union Church of Seebert was dedicated June 28, 1903.  Fine evangelists preached for Mr. Johnson while here – such as Revs. Drs. Robinson, Miley, Lacy and Hall. The Rev. John C. Riddle who was a fine young man, assisted Mr. Johnson during the vacation of 1933.  He enjoyed very much the work in all the churches and took great interst in the mission work on Caesar’s Mountain.  The Presbyteries met here in 1920 and formed the Auxiliary. 

Mr. Johnson was greatly beloved by all classes of people.  A great sorrow came into his life while here in the loss of his charming wife, Anna Webster Johnson.  At the church in Hillsboro a memorial window was built to commemorate her virtues.   His second marriage was to Miss Mary Edgar Beard and they have four interesting children to bless their union.  After Mr. Johnson accepted a call to Covesville, Virginia, we had various ministers to preach for us while the pulpit was vacant, as Revs. Shiflet, Graw and Bowen

Obituary - Mrs. Mary Edgar Beard Johnson, 79, died at her home in Arlington, Virginia, on Thursday, November 11, 1965.  Her husband was the late Rev. J. C. Johnson, who was the pastor of the Oak Grove Presbyterian Church in Hillsboro for a number of years.  They moved from Hillsboro to Covesville, Virginia in 1928, where he served as Pastor of the Cove Presbyterian Church until his retirement.  Ms. Johnson was born in Hillsboro November 16, 1886, the daughter of the late M. Lee and Emma Clark Beard.  She is survived by two daughters, Miss Mary Emma Johnson and Mrs. Lloyd Langford of Arlington, Virginia; four grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Harry Fehrle of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Mrs. Arden Killingworth of Marlinton, a brother Joel P. Beard of Hillsboro.  Another son, Frederick, died several years ago.  Funeral services were held at the Hill and Irving Mortuary at Charlottesville, Virginia, with burial at the Monticello Memorial Cemetery there, on Saturday morning.
Obituary - Rev. Jacob C. Johnson, aged 76 years, died at his home at Cotesville, Virginia, on Sunday March 30, 1941, after an illness of some months.  On Monday afternoon, his body was buried in the Charlottesville Cemetery.  Mr. Johnson was a native of Ayden, North Carolina.  He had been a minister of the Presbyterian Church  for forty years.  For the last fourteen years he had been pastor of the Cove Church.  Before coming to Albemarie County he had been pastor of the Oak Grove Church at Hillsboro for nearly twenty-five years.  Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, who was Miss Mary Edgar Beard of Hillsboro.  Their children are Fred. A., Mary E. and Anna of Covesville, and Jacob L. Johnson of Covington.

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