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Ann Josephine Creel

Ann Josephine Creel

Female 1853 - 1876  (23 years)

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  • Name Ann Josephine Creel 
    Born 13 Jun 1853  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 9 Jul 1876  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I18341  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 26 May 2020 

    Father John Micajah Creel,   b. 8 Aug 1819,   d. 11 Jul 1863  (Age 43 years) 
    Mother Amanda Ann Elliott,   b. 10 Nov 1819,   d. 20 Jul 1863  (Age 43 years) 
    Family ID F270  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Johnson,   b. 12 Mar 1849, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1875, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years) 
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F6838  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

      I am seeking information on a murder. The victim was William Johnson who lived at Park, KY. The date of the murder was April 22, 1875. I am seeking the name of the murderer, where the murder took place, reason for the murder and the possible murder of the individual who killed William Johnson. The known facts are:

      William Johnson was born 12 March 1849; he was married to Josephine Creel/Creal who was born 13 June 1853, died 9 July 1876.

      William was the son of Jonathan Johnson who was shown on the 1870 Metcalfe County KY census, born March 1802, died 10 Jan 1893. He was married to Emily Yates Johnson who was born 29 Jan 1810 and died 3 May 1900.

      William and Josephine had three children; her will is on file in Metcalfe Co, Will Book 1, p. 25.

      The late Governor Louie Nunn knew about the murder and was planning on dictating this information to one of his relatives in Edmonton, but he moved from Park and then died. Governor Nunn's sister lives in the house where William Johnson bled to death and supposedly the blood stains are still visible.

      Since Park KY is located at the junction of Barren, Metcalfe and Hart Counties, I have been unable to locate any records to date or any family member who still has memories of the murder. It is not known in Metcalfe County and with the transfer of all Circuit Court records up to the 1980's in Barren and other counties, I cannot check for any trial information.