David Johnson Biography

Submitted: June 23, 2007

Written and Submitted by Rachael J. Merritt

This is a short biography on the Life of David Johnson & family.

Also see photos of this family.

1828 - David Johnson born to John & Susannah Miers Johnson in Alabama
1850 Census - David working as a Laborer for _______ Family Itawamba County
1856 - David marries Nancy Caroline Hopkins Jan 31,1856 in Itawamba County
1858 - Son Flavius J. Johnson is born in Fulton, Ms
1860 Census - David is schoolteacher for the Itawamba County Schools
1861 - Elected Justice of the Peace by Gov. Stone ( 2nd District)
1861-1864 - 3rd Lieutenant 2nd Mississippi Calvary Co. H (wounded at battle of Jonesboro)
1863 - Daughter Emma Johnson was born in Fulton, Ms
1865 - Son William Edward Johnson was born in Fulton, Ms
1866 - Served as Probate Clerk
1868 - Son Andrew Johnson was born in Fulton, Ms
1871 - Daughter Carrie Converse Johnson was born in Fulton, Ms
1874 - Twins Claude & Maude Johnson were 1st set of twins born in Fulton, Ms
1876 - Son Samuel D. Johnson was born in Fulton, Ms
1877-1878 - Served in Mississippi House of Representatives
1880-1882 - Served as Mississippi State Senator (Itawamba & Lee Counties)
1886-1887 - Served as Superintendent of Mississippi Penitentiary
1900-May 26, 1900 - David Johnson passed away in Fulton, Ms
1901-1919 - Nancy traveled and stayed with different children.
1919-Sept 19, 1919 - Nancy Caroline Hopkins Johnson passed away at the home of her son William Edward Johnson in Texas. Her son Andrew accompanied her body back to Ms to be buried next to David.