The Man Himself

LBJ's Ancestors

Group photo of the Johnson family with all posed around an automobile.
Johnson family photo, ca. 1912
Johnson family gathering. Lyndon B. Johnson (ca. 4 years old) is standing in front of the automobile. The third adult from the left (back row) is LBJ's father, Sam Ealy Johnson, Jr. LBJ's mother, Rebekah Baines Johnson, is in front of LBJ's father. Eliza Bunton Johnson, LBJ's paternal grandmother, is seated in the wheelchair.

A list of Lyndon Baines Johnson's ancestors.

Family Tree

Lyndon Baines Johnson

Born: Aug. 27, 1908
Died: Jan. 22, 1973
Married: Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Taylor
Nov. 17, 1934

Father

Samuel Ealy Johnson, Jr.
Born: Oct. 11, 1877
Died: Oct. 23, 1937
Married: Rebekah Baines Johnson
Aug. 20, 1907

Mother

Rebekah Baines Johnson
Born: June 26, 1881 
Died: Sept. 12, 1958
Married: Samuel Ealy Johnson, Jr.
Aug. 20, 1907

Paternal Grandfather

Samuel Ealy Johnson, Sr.
Born: Nov. 12, 1838
Died: Feb. 25, 1915
Married: Eliza Bunton
Dec. 11, 1867

Maternal Grandfather

Joseph Wilson Baines
Born: Jan. 24, 1846
Died: Nov. 18, 1906
Married: Ruth Ament Huffman
Sept. 12, 1869

Paternal Grandmother

Eliza Bunton
Born: June 24, 1849
Died: Jan. 30, 1917
Married: Samuel Ealy Johnson, Sr.
Dec. 11, 1867

Maternal Grandmother

Ruth Ament Huffman
Born: Dec. 10, 1854
Died: Feb. 13, 1936
Married: Joseph Wilson Baines
Sept. 12, 1869

Paternal Great-Grandparents

Jesse Johnson
Born: April 28, 1795
Died: May 15, 1856
Married: Lucy Webb Barnett
Nov. 14, 1817

 

Lucy Webb Barnett
Born: Jan. 14, 1798
Died: March 13, 1857
Married: Jesse Johnson
Nov. 14, 1817

 

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Robert Holmes Bunton
Born: Sept. 17, 1818
Died: Aug. 22, 1895
Married: Priscilla Jane McIntosh
1840

 

Priscilla Jane McIntosh
Born: July 8, 1821
Died: April 28, 1905
Married: Robert Holmes Bunton
1840

Maternal Great-Grandparents

George Washington Baines
Born: Dec. 29, 1809
Died: Dec. 28, 1882
Married: Melissa Ann Butler
Oct. 20, 1840

 

Melissa Ann Butler
Born: June 2, 1824
Died: Jan. 21, 1865
Married: George Washington Baines 
Oct. 20, 1840

 

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John Smith Huffman, Jr.
Born: May 7, 1824
Died: June 22, 1865
Married: Mary Elizabeth Perrin
1848

 

Mary Elizabeth Perrin
Born: June 27, 1826
Died: July 12, 1916
Married: John Smith Huffman, Jr.
1848

Descendants of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson

Lynda Johnson, Luci Johnson, President Lyndon B. Johnson, Lady Bird Johnson
Johnson family portrait, 1963
Johnson family portrait. L-R: Lynda Johnson, Luci Johnson, President Lyndon B. Johnson, Lady Bird Johnson.

Lynda Bird Johnson Robb

Born: March 19, 1944
Married: Charles Spittal Robb (b. June 26, 1939) on Dec. 9, 1967

     
Children

Lucinda Desha Robb (b. Oct. 25, 1968)
Married: Lawrence Bennett Florio (b. March 11, 1969) on June 3, 2004

  • Children: 1) Daughter - Madeline Taylor Florio (b. May 15, 2006)

 

Catherine Lewis Robb (b. June 5, 1970)      
     

Jennifer Wickliffe Robb (b. June 20, 1978)

Luci Baines Johnson Turpin

Born: July 2, 1947
Married: Patrick Nugent (b. July 9, 1943), Aug. 6, 1966; divorced, August 1979.
Married: Ian Johnstone Turpin (b. Nov. 29, 1944), March 3, 1984

 

Children
Patrick Lyndon Nugent (b. June 21, 1967)
Married: Nicole Tatum (b. March 23, 1967) on Feb. 14, 1992

  • Children: 1) Daughter - Tatum Rebekah Nugent (b. Oct. 24, 1995)
    2) Daughter - Taylor Baines Nugent (b. March 24, 1998)

 

Nicole Marie Nugent (b. Jan. 11, 1970)
Married: Richard Brent Covert (b. Oct. 10, 1966) on May 20, 1992

  • Children: 1) Son - Johnson Saunders Covert (b. Nov. 14, 1996)
    2) Daughter - Claudia Robinson Covert (b. Aug. 20, 1998)

 

Rebekah Johnson Nugent (b. July 10, 1974)
Married: Jeremy McIntosh (b. Aug. 22, 1974) on Nov. 7, 1998

  • Children: 1) Daughter - Eloise Patrick Turpin McIntosh (b. Sept. 16, 1999)
    2) Son - Tucker Williams Thomas McIntosh (b. May 20, 2001)
    3 Daughter - Luci Bella Rogers McIntosh (b. Sept. 26, 2003)

 

Claudia Taylor Nugent (b. March 17, 1976)
Married: Steven Howard Brod (b. Aug. 23, 1975) on Jan. 4, 2003

  • Children: 1) Daughter - Sophia Baines Brod (b. Feb. 5, 2004)
    2) Daughter - Isabella Taylor Brod (b. Oct. 18, 2005)

LBJ's Siblings

Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson and his brother Sam Houston Johnson look at newspaper headlines proclaiming LBJ's victory.
Lyndon B. Johnson with his brother, Sam Houston Johnson, May 1956
Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson and his brother Sam Houston Johnson look at newspaper headlines proclaiming LBJ's victory. May 9, 1956.
Lyndon Johnson with his siblings
Lyndon Johnson with his siblings, 1935
Lyndon B. Johnson with his siblings in 1935. L-R: Sam Houston Johnson, Rebekah Baines Johnson, Josefa Hermine Johnson, Lyndon B. Johnson, Lucia Johnson Alexander.

Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt

Born: Sept. 12, 1910
Died: Feb. 4, 1978
Married: Oscar Price "O.P." Bobbitt (d. Jan. 2, 1995) on May 10, 1941

 

Children: 1) Son - Philip Case Bobbitt (b. July 22, 1948)

Josefa Johnson White Moss

Born: May 16, 1912
Died: Dec. 25, 1961
Married: Willard White, May 16, 1940; divorced April 18, 1950.
Married: James B. Moss on April 23, 1955

 

Children: 1) Son - Rodney Moss (April 14, 1948-Feb. 4, 1989)

Sam Houston Johnson

Born: Jan. 31, 1914
Died: Dec. 11, 1978
Married: Albertine Summers, Dec. 28, 1940; divorced in 1944.
Married: Mary Michelson Fish, Jan. 27, 1955; divorced date unknown

 

Children: 1) Daughter – Roxanne Johnson Goldsmith (b. Sept. 28, 1941)
2) Son – Sam S. Johnson (b. Oct. 5, 1942)

Lucia Johnson Alexander

Born: June 20, 1916
Died: Nov. 19, 1997
Married: Birge Davis Alexander on Sept. 18, 1933

 

Children: 1) Daughter – Rebekah Sterling Alexander (b. Feb. 13, 1944)