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Joshua Foster "Josh" Johnson
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Birth: Sep. 27, 1824
Death: Feb. 15, 1877

52 years, 4 months, 19 days

Joshua Foster Johnson - (September 27, 1824 - February 15, 1877) Came to Texas from Tennessee in 1845, settling (1846) near site of Mount Vernon, which he helped found (as town of Keith) in 1848.
Member 3rd Texas Legislature (1849-50); sponsored Mount Vernon Male and Female Academies bill -- leading to public school system.
Member Secession Convention, 1861; Constitutional Convention, 1875.
As pastor, helped organize Mount Vernon Baptist Church. Married Amanda C. Wright; they had seven sons, three daughters. (Information from historical marker) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Amanda C.C. Wright Johnson (1830 - 1917)
 
 Children:
  Ida Matilda Caroline Johnson Smith (1848 - 1925)*
  Clarence Percival Johnson (1849 - 1922)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Historical Marker in his honor at the cemetery.
 
Burial:
Mount Vernon City Cemetery
Mount Vernon
Franklin County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Linda Leake Amerson
Record added: May 22, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 110974113
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Joshua Foster Josh Johnson
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Joshua Foster Josh Johnson
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