Harriet Naomi Hott was born on 26 August 1942 in Ohio to Carl Willis and Harriet Ester (Linton) Hott. She first married a man named Gillilan and then married John Bruce Johnson, son of Henry Stewart and Mattie Bell (Davis) Johnson, on 21 September 1968 at the Southern Baptist Church in Honaker, Virginia, which is a town in Russell County. At the time of her second marriage she lived at 860 Greenfield Drive in Columbus, Ohio. Both John and Harriet and been married before. John was eleven years her senior. His father had shot his mother and then killed himself in 1936 when John was five years old. He was raised by his maternal grandparents.
John and Harriet divorced some time before his death on 15 August 1975 at the Mattie Williams Hospital in Richlands, Virginia, of Oat Cell carcinoma of the right lung. He was a welder by trade and a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was 43 years old.
She married Miles David Blankenship on 29 August 1977 at the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Buchanan County, Virginia. At the time of her marriage she lived at 5551 Saltzgaber Road in Groveport, Ohio. Miles David and Harriet divorced less than a year later, on 25 May 1978, in Franklin County, Ohio. Harriet was granted the divorce for gross neglect of duty. They had no children together.
Harriet died on 13 March 1983 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She was 40 years old at the time of her death. She was going by the name of Harriet N. Gillilan and her marital status was divorced.
1940 US Federal Census, Census Place: Honaker, Russell, Virginia; Roll: T627_4292; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 84-21
Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 8 November 1936
US, Ohio Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-2007, 1983 Gillilan, Harriet N.
US, Ohio Divorce Index, 1962-1963, 1967-1971, 1973-2007, 1978 Blankenship, Miles David - Blankenship, Harriet N.
US, Virginia Birth Records, 1864-2014, 1931 Johnson, John Bruce
US, Virginia Death Records, 1912-2014, 1975 Johnson, John Bruce
US, Virginia Marriage Records, 1936-2014, 1968, Johnson, John Bruce - Gillilan, Harriet Naomi
US, Virginia Marriage Records, 1936-2014, 1977, Blankenship, Miles David - Gillilan, Harriet Naomi