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Col James Johnson
Birth: Jan. 1, 1774
Orange County
Virginia, USA
Death: Aug. 13, 1826
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

US Congressman. Elected as a Jacksonian to represent Kentucky's 5th District in the Nineteenth Congress, he served from 1825 until his death. Born in Orange County, Virginia, he moved with his father to Kentucky at age five. His first political office was as a member of the Kentucky State Senate (1808). Johnson served as a Lieutenant Colonel during the War of 1812 and was later an independent contractor furnishing supplies to army troops on the western frontier. In 1820 he was a presidential elector on the Monroe-Tompkins ticket. He died in Washington DC, six months shy of completing his first term in the House of Representatives; there is a cenotaph in his memory at the capital's Congressional Cemetery. Johnson was the older brother of Richard Mentor Johnson, who was US Vice President under Martin Van Buren, and US Congressman John Telemachus Johnson. His nephew, Robert Ward Johnson, served first in the US Senate and then as a Confederate Senator during the Civil War. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
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 Parents:
  Robert Johnson (1745 - 1815)
  Jemima Suggett Johnson (1753 - 1814)
 
 Spouse:
  Nancy Payne Johnson (1778 - 1850)*
 
 Children:
  William Johnson (1799 - 1875)*
  Ann Holland Johnson Ward (1801 - 1823)*
  Darwin Johnson (1803 - 1870)*
  Evalina Jemina Johnson (1805 - 1820)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth Johnson Payne (1772 - 1846)*
  James Johnson (1774 - 1826)
  William Johnson (1775 - 1814)*
  Sallie Johnson Ward (1778 - 1846)*
  Richard Mentor Johnson (1780 - 1850)*
  Benjamin Johnson (1784 - 1849)*
  Robert Johnson (1786 - 1819)*
  John Telemachus Johnson (1788 - 1856)*
  Joel Johnson (1790 - 1846)*
  George W. Johnson (1792 - 1810)*
  Henry Johnson (1794 - 1862)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Johnson Family Cemetery
Great Crossing
Scott County
Kentucky, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Jul 13, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7680916
Col James Johnson
Added by: Bobb Edwards
 
Col James Johnson
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Col James Johnson
Added by: Ben Tilford Calvert
 
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