Photo recieved from Roseline Flemming of Hokes Bluff, AL

The original Web page was written by Patsy Davis and at one time appeared at Also see the database "patsydavis" at
GED by Patsy Davis shows the pictured family descended from Robert Andrew Johnson who came from John Johnson b. 1803, SC, m. Fernaty Alford, b. 1813, Ga. The family of Joella Johnson goes back to different ancestors. The parents of Thomas Marion Johnson were Unknown Johnson and Mary Unknown b. 1798 - 1801 in South Carolina. With the similar names in the two families, one might wonder if the Johnsons born in South Carolina were brothers, or their wives sisters. They all lived in the same bend in Etowah County. --note by Travis Hardin.
Johnson Gidley reunion c. 1934
I do not know the exact date of this photo probably 1934. Maybe someone can tell me. It was a gathering of the families of Sara Ann Johnson and her husband John Thomas Gidley of Etowah Co., AL. Below are the names I know so far. Please email me at if you can identify anyone or make corrections.
Back Row:
Homer Leroy Ford, Martha Pike Alford, Willie J. Helms, Bud Alford, Comer Shields, James Ellis Sims, Bill Shields, Grady Jenkins, Beaty Jenkins, Mildred Anthony Johnson, Hermin Brown, Robert Gidley, Clara Belle Gidley, Easter Ford, Dee Shields Heath, Mattie Kayola Gidley Ford, Troy Gidley (or Johnson).
2nd Row:
Louise Gidley, Gener Gidley, Sallie Jo Gidley Mauldin(in lap), James Collie Gidley,
Sam Johnson, George Johnson, Tommie Donaleen Shields Marbut(small child), Eva Gidley,
Georgia Wren Brown(?)(girl in glasses), Mattie Johnson Brown, Elieser Jane Johnson Alford, Sarah Johnson Gidley, Finnie Coffey Johnson, Phillis Sims Pike (in lap),
Winnie Gulledge Sims, Kathleen Vaughn.
Front Row:
Carl Gidley, L. T. Gidley, Woodrow Brown, Troy Shields (Whitey), Richard Hursteen Shields (Buddy), Cecil Shields, John Roy Gazaway, Cecil Ray Ford, Quintela Sims Morris, Helen Sims Rutledge, Eloise Sims Alford.

Sam Johnson, George Johnson, Mattie Johnson Brown, Elieser Jane Johnson Alford and Sarah Johnson Gidley are children Robert Andrew Johnson and Mary Caroline Baldwin. They were siblings of my great grandmother, Joanna Johnson Tanner. It is probable that Robert Andrew Johnson was the son of John Johnson and Fernaty Alford Johnson and Fernaty was the daughter of Baldy Alford and his wife Elizabeth. Many of these families lived in the Alford's bend area of Etowah Co., AL.