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Joshua Foster JOHNSON

Mount Vernon City Cemetery
Franklin County,

27 Sept 1824-15 Feb 1877
H/O Amanda C.C. Wright Johnson (1830 - 1917)

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)
Note: Historical Marker in his honor at the cemetery.

Contributed on 8/18/15 by justplaincountryphotography
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Submitted: 8/18/15 • Approved: 8/18/15 • Last Updated: 3/25/18 • R87218-G0-S3

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