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James Johnson

Birthdate: (52)
Birthplace: Orange County, Province of Virginia
Death: August 14, 1826 (52)
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Place of Burial: Great Crossing, Scott County, Kentucky, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. Robert M. Johnson and Jemima Johnson
Husband of Nancy Johnson
Father of Milton Johnson and Leonidas L. Johnson
Brother of Elizabeth Payne; Colonel William Johnson; Sallie Ward; Richard M. Johnson, 9th Vice Pres. of the USA; Benjamin Johnson, Arkansas Territory Superior Court Judge and 5 others

Occupation: Polititian-Vast Wealth in Businesses
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About Rep. James Johnson (KY-DemRep)

James Johnson and his wife Nancy Payne had Twelve Children


James Johnson (January 1, 1774 – August 13, 1826) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky, brother of Richard Mentor Johnson and John Telemachus Johnson and uncle of Robert Ward Johnson.

Born in Orange County, Virginia, Johnson moved with his father to Kentucky in 1779. He pursued preparatory studies. He was a member of the State senate in 1808. He served as lieutenant colonel in the War of 1812. Contractor for furnishing supplies to troops on the western frontier in 1819 and 1820. He served as presidential elector on the ticket of Monroe and Tompkins in 1820.

Johnson was elected as a Jacksonian to the Nineteenth Congress and served from March 4, 1825, until his death in Washington, D.C., August 13, 1826. He was interred in the family cemetery, Great Crossings, Kentucky.

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January 1, 1774
Orange County, Province of Virginia
Age 38
Age 44
Scott County, Kentucky
August 14, 1826
Age 52
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Great Crossing, Scott County, Kentucky, United States