Jesse C. Johnson

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Jesse C. Johnson
Co. C. 8. Tex. Cav.
July 13, 1911
Aged 73 yrs.
Full Name: Jesse C. Johnson
Location: Section:Confederate Field, Section 1 (F)
Row:D  Number:11
Reason for Eligibility: Confederate Veteran 
Birth Date: 1838 
Died: July 13, 1911 
Burial Date:  
Confederate Home Roster Information:
Birth Place: Georgia 
Occupation: Farmer 
Marital Status: Widower 
Came To Texas: 1846 
Residence: Gonzales Co., Texas 
Admitted To Home: May 17, 1905 
Brigade: Harrison's 
Regiment: 8th Texas Cav. 

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Descendants of John Johnson, A Revolutionary Soldier of Georgia: A Genealogical History" by Rebekah Baines Johnson, Unpublished monograph, 1958; "100 Years of Blanco County History," published Blanco County, 1991.

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