Robert Johnson (1834-1869)

Member of the Tennessee House, 33rd General Assembly, 1859-61; representing counties of Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, and Jefferson; Southern Unionist. Born in Greeneville, Greene County, on February 27, 1834; son of Andrew and Eliza (McCardle) Johnson. Lawyer at Greeneville. Never married. Colonel in 1st Tennessee Cavalry, U.S.A.; resigned May 31, 1864, to become private secretary to his father. Died in Greeneville on April 22, 1869; buried in National Cemetery, Greeneville. Son of Andrew Johnson, sometime member Tennessee General Assembly and President of the United States.

Sources: Goodspeed, History of Greene County, 885; Greene County Tombstone Records, p. 132; Nashville Republican Banner, April 24, 1869.

Transcribed by Mildred Collins from published biographies of Tennessee Legislators, compiled and printed by the TN State Library & Archives.

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