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www.childers-shepherd.org, 8 Mar 2010
                       John Judson Ammons
                    30 March 1866 - 3 May 1956
       Madison Co NC            Bunc Co NC

Judson Ammons was a teacher at the Morgan Hill School during its last years,
before Flat Creek School opened about 1926.

In 1910 the Ammons family resided in Mars Hill, NC. In 1920, he and his family
resided in Asheville, NC. In both of these censuses, Judson Ammons was listed
as "School Teacher". Sometime after 1920, the Ammons family moved to the
large Victorian-style house  (a quarter-mile or so west of the school, close by
the road) which has since been occupied by members of the Wallin family, and
the Ammonses were still living there for the 1930 census, in which Judson
Ammons was listed as "Farmer".

Judson Ammons was a son of John Ammons, an earlier teacher at Morgan Hill School and also a
pastor of the Morgan Hill Baptist Church, and a grandson of Stephen Ammons, one of the local
leaders who founded the French Broad Baptist Institute which later became Mars Hill College.

Sources: U. S. Census records, 1880, 1910, 1920, 1930;
           Frances Ruth Elkins Owenby (Thanks for assistance with this page);
           NC Death Certificate, John Judson Ammons, 1956.