John Telemachus Johnson (1786 - 1856) MP

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Nicknames: ""The Evangelist From Kentucky""
Birthplace: Great Crossings, Fayette County, Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Lexington, Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States
Occupation: Military-U.S. Army - Minister
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About John Telemachus Johnson

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John Telemachus Johnson (October 5, 1788 - December 17, 1856) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky, brother of James Johnson and Richard M. Johnson and uncle of Robert Ward Johnson.


Born at Great Crossings, Kentucky, Johnson pursued preparatory studies. He attended Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1809 and commenced practice in Georgetown, Kentucky. He served in the War of 1812 as an aide to Gen. William H. Harrison. He served as member of the Kentucky House of Representatives and served five terms.


Johnson was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Seventeenth Congress and reelected as a Jackson Democrat to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1821-March 3, 1825). He served as chairman of the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads (Eighteenth Congress). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1824. He was appointed judge of the Kentucky Court of Appeals April 20, 1826, and served until December 30, 1826. Minister of the Christian Church for a number of years. He became editor of the Christian Messenger in 1832, the Gospel Advocate in 1835, and the Christian in 1837. He was instrumental in establishing the old Bacon College at Georgetown, Kentucky, in 1836. He died in Lexington, Missouri, December 17, 1856. He was interred at Lexington Cemetery.

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John T. Johnson and his wife Sophia E. Lewis had Eight Children.

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Congressman John T. Johnson was born 10/05/1786 in Great Crossings (Scott County), Kentucky, he was the brother of James Johnson and Vice President Richard Mentor Johnson. He was a member of the Kentucky State Legislature; U.S. House of Represenative's 1821-1825, a State Court Judge from 1826-1856. He was a member of "The Family" commonly known in those days as the Johnson-Conway-Sevier Political power not only in U.S. States politics but these families basically controlled the political powers in Kentucly, Arkansas and Tennessee.

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Rev. John Telemachus Johnson, US Congress's Timeline

1786
October 5, 1786
Great Crossings, Fayette County, Virginia, United States
1811
October 9, 1811
Age 25
Scott County, KY, USA
1856
December 17, 1856
Age 70
Lexington, Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States
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Lexington, Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States