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Johnson Family Photograph Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 2019.024

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photographs of the Johnson family. Approximately half of the collection consists of photographs of Christopher Colombus and Maggie Powers Johnson and their immediate family members. The second half are photographs from a 1992 Johnson family reunion.


  • ca. 1875-1992

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

Christopher Colombus Johnson (1848-1930) married Maggie Powers (1862-1945) around 1881. Both natives of Tennessee, the couple settled in the Hickory Point community to farm and raise a family. The couple had a total of eight children, six sons and two daughters: Oscar Douglas Johnson (1882-1958), Henderson L. Johnson (1886-1982), Virgil H. Johnson (1889-1978), Charlie Albert Johnson (1893-1967), Alma Johnson Crotzer (1895-1988), Zelma Johnson Hatcher (1899-1978), Amos Clayton Johnson (1900-1969), and Herschel H. Johnson (1903-1932). All six sons joined the military, with five of them serving during World War I. Several of the photographs in the collection feature the sons in military uniforms.


.21 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



The collection is divided into two series based on time period and family grouping. Series I consists of photographs of Christopher Colombus Johnson, his wife Maggie Powers Johnson, and their children and families, with dates ranging from ca. 1875 to ca. 1967. Series II consists of photographs of a May 1992 Johnson family reunion that occurred in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Processing Information

Each photograph was assigned an individual number, scanned and placed in acid free sleeves. The collection is housed with the Archives Photograph Collection.

Sarah Fry
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Repository Details

Part of the Montgomery County Archives Repository

350 Pageant Lane
Suite 101D
Clarksville Tennessee 30741 United States