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Col Middleton Tate Johnson
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Birth: 1810
Spartanburg
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA
Death: 1866
Texas, USA

Politican and Texas Ranger. He was elected to the lower house of the Alabama legislature in 1832 and served four seccussive terms. He and his wife, Vienna, moved to Shelby County, Texas in 1839. They had eight children (five daughters & 3 sons). From 1842 to 1844 he served as captain of the Regulators during the Regulator-Moderator War. He also served in the Mexican War and obtained 640 acres in what is now known as Tarrant County. In 1848 he started a cotton plantation near Marrow Bone Springs which is now called Arlington. He became one of the richest and most influential men in the area. It is reported that he owned the largest number of slaves in Tarrant County. In 1860 he led a regiment against the Comanche Indians. He donated land to Ft. Worth in 1861 for the courthouse. He also helped in the organization of Tarrant County. Johnson County, Texas was named in his honor.
Cause of death: stroke
 
 
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 Parents:
  Mathew Claiborne Johnson (1784 - 1853)
 
 Spouse:
  Vienna Parker Johnson (1812 - 1859)
 
 Children:
  Louisa H Johnson Brinson (1831 - 1866)*
  Thomas J. Johnson (1835 - 1890)*
  Benjamin Hawkins Johnson (1837 - 1865)*
  Elizabeth Reid Johnson McLemore (1838 - 1914)*
  Rhoda D. Johnson Record (1844 - 1870)*
  Middleton Tate Johnson (1845 - 1875)*
  Vienna Johnson Field (1852 - 1880)*
 
 Siblings:
  Emily Hopson Johnson Burford (1807 - 1882)*
  Middleton Tate Johnson (1810 - 1866)
  Mary Eliza Johnson Burford (1817 - 1906)*
  Berryman Cicero Holt Johnson (1825 - ____)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Colonel Middleton Tate Johnson Plantation Cemetery
Arlington
Tarrant County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Laurie C.
Record added: Mar 20, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13685717
Col Middleton Tate Johnson
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Deo Vindice!
- Frank Krawiec
 Added: Feb. 2, 2017
Thank you everyone who has posted on my grandfather's memorial. He is my Great Great Great Grandfather. I am very proud of him.
-Anonymous
 Added: Oct. 11, 2015

- Gail McKinzie Clark
 Added: May. 1, 2013
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