JOHNSON, JESSE CHRISTOPHER (1838 ~ 1911). Jesse Johnson was born in Alabama on May 24, 1838 to John Leonard Johnson and Elizabeth Johnson and was the grandson of Jesse Johnson and Lucy Webb Johnson. He had three siblings, James P. Johnson (founder of Johnson City), John T. Johnson, Nathan, and Melissa Elizabeth Johnson (married R. J. Johnson). When Jesse was ten years old his mother died and his father was a physician and unable to raise his children alone. Their grandparents raised the children.
During the Civil War, Jesse Johnson served in Co. C. of the 8th Texas Cavalry, C. S. A. Following the War, he moved to Blanco County by 1870. In 1872, he went into the cattle business with his brother-in-law, R. J. Johnson. He was admitted to the Confederate Men's Home in Austin on several different occasions and died on July 13, 1911.
Information provided by William Johnson. Sources included "The Johnsons: Descendants of John Johnson, A Revolutionary Soldier of Georgia: A Genealogical History" by Rebekah Baines Johnson, Unpublished monograph, 1958; "100 Years of Blanco County History," published Blanco County, 1991.