WILLIAM BLUFORD JOHNSON
LL. B.; Lawyer; b. Sept. 44, 1884, Rural Hill, Ill.; s. C. M. Johnson. Prepared at Ewing Coll. Address, McLeansboro, Ill.
[Source: "The alumni record of the University of Illinois: including historical sketch ..." edited by James Herbert Kelley; 1913]
Lawyer; LL. B.; b. S 24, 1884, Rural Hill, Ill.; s. Charles Marian (b. Ja 2, 1842, Hamilton Co.,Ill..) and Elizabeth (Thompson) Johnson (b. Ag 12, 1844, Posey Co., Ind.). Prepared in Ewing Coll. Adelphic; Theta Kappa Nu; Delta Sigma Rho; IU.-Wis. Debate. Democratic Candidate, Co. Judge, Benton, Ill.., 1914. Married Irma Webb, Mr 29, 1906, Ewing, Ill. Children: William Webb, b Je 13, 1912; Walter Carlteton, b Je 26, 1918. Address, 532 E. Main St., Benton, Ill..
[Source: "The semi-centennial alumni record of the University of Illinois" edited by Frank William Scott; 1918]
From Researcher Mary Sue Zimmerman:
William Bluford Johnson, born in Flannigan Township, Hamilton County, IL, William Bluford (W.B.) married Irna Webb of northern Franklin County. They had two sons, William Webb Johnson and Walter Carlton Johnson. W. B. was an attorney in Benton, IL. He and his law partner, Thomas Layman had a fifty year law practice in Benton.
(See "It Happened in southern Illinois" by John Allen.)
William Webb was a County Judge and later, Circuit Court Judge in Benton for over 20 years.
W. B. was the son of Charles Marion & Elizabeth Thompson Johnson. Charles was the son of George Washington Johnson who was the son of Robert Johnson. Robert was the son of John Johnson, a Revolutionary War soldier buried at Little Springs Primitive Baptist Church in Hamilton Co, IL