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Johnson Jones Hooper

  • Birth 9 Jun 1815 Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 17 Jun 1862 Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 6213321

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.

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  • Originally Created by: George Seitz
  • Added: 25 Feb 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6213321
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Johnson Jones Hooper (9 Jun 1815–17 Jun 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6213321, citing Shockoe Hill Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .