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Bumpy Johnson’s Daughter Margaret Johnson – How she Lived and Died

Bumpy Johnson’s Daughter Margaret Johnson – Her real mom, crime fighting and the unusual way she learned math!

Who was Bumpy Johnson’s Daughter?

Some names are synonymous in the gangster and drug trafficker lifestyle, and Bumpy Johnson’s legendary name continues long after his death with his daughter and granddaughter.

Margaret Johnson was the granddaughter of Harlem gangster Bumpy Johnson and his wife, the late Mayme Johnson. Bumpy Johnson, also known as the Godfather of Harlem, inspired the TV series of the same name.

Elise Johnson is the real daughter of Bumpy and Mayme Johnson, and Margaret Johnson’s mother. However, Margaret was raised by her grandparents as their daughter and they lavished the young girl with gifts and pony rides, enrolling her at an expensive private school, and giving her everything she wanted. Elise was reported to have been a heroin addict, who shoplifted to feed her habit. During the later years of her life, she admitted that she learned math and earned her allowance by counting her grandfather’s illegal gambling profits.


Where was Margaret Johnson born?

Not much is known about where Margaret Johnson was born, or indeed who her real father was. Sadly her birth heritage has been lost thanks to her mother’s lifestyle. However, it’s pretty certain that she was American.

How old was Margaret Johnson when she died?

Margaret Johnson was 66 when she passed away from a heart attack, after falling into a coma due to respiratory problems.

How tall was Margaret Johnson?

Margaret Johnson’s vital statistical information is not available to the public.

Was Margaret Johnson married when she died?

It isn’t known if Margaret Johnson was married to anyone. However, she had a son named Anthony Hatcher Johnson.

What was Margaret Johnson’s net worth?

Margaret Johnson’s estimated net worth is not known to the public but her grandfather, Bumpy Johnson, has an estimated net worth of $100 million.



Did Margaret Johnson have any children?

As previously mentioned, Margaret Johnson has a son named Anthony Hatcher Johnson. While Anthony is not famous himself, he is very vocal about his heritage and family. He has taken to social media to voice his opinion about the ABC Signature Studios TV show called Godfather Of Harlem, which represented the life of Anthony’s grandfather, Bumpy Johnson, the infamous NYC gangster. In the show, it is claimed that his mother, Margaret Johnson, had godchildren that she left behind. However, Anthony alleges that this is a money-grabbing scheme and that his mother never had any godchildren.



What happened to Margaret Johnson?

In 2006, Margaret Johnson was sitting in her motorized wheelchair near her house when a man tried to take her purse and gold chain. They had picked on the wrong person though, as she promptly pulled out her .357 magnum and shot him twice in the elbow, he was apprehended by police shortly after. This incident gave her the nickname “The Annie Oakley of Harlem”.

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