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Johnson Jones Hooper
Birth: Jun. 9, 1815
Wilmington
New Hanover County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 17, 1862
Richmond
Richmond City
Virginia, USA

Author, Editor and Politician. He is best known as a humorist. He moved from North Carolina to Alabama at age twenty. His first published work was "Taking the Census in Alabama" in 1843. He became nationally known as the creator of Simon Suggs in 1844. Mark Twain later used that character as a role model for some of his work. Included in Hooper's works are "Some Adventures of Simon Suggs", "Late of the Tallapoosa Volunteers" and "The Widow Rugby's Husband". He was the Editor of the "East Alabamian". He was appointed Secretary to the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States and moved with the Congress from Montgomery to Richmond, Virginia. (bio by: George Seitz) 
 
Burial:
Shockoe Hill Cemetery
Richmond
Richmond City
Virginia, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: George Seitz
Record added: Feb 25, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6213321
Johnson Jones Hooper
Added by: George Seitz
 
Johnson Jones Hooper
Added by: George Seitz
 
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