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  • ID: I331734
  • Name: John Telemachus JOHNSON
  • RELA: 13th cousin 6x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 5 OCT 1788 in Scott Co., KY
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky BET 4 MAR 1821 AND 3 MAR 1825
  • Death: 17 DEC 1856 in Lexington, Lafayette Co., MO
  • Event: Pic John Telemachus Johnson
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  • Note:
    JOHNSON, John Telemachus, (brother of James Johnson and Richard Mentor Johnson and uncle of Robert Ward Johnson), a Representative from Kentucky; born at Great Crossings, Scott County, Ky., October 5, 1788; pursued preparatory studies; attended Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1809 and commenced practice in Georgetown, Ky.; served in the War of 1812 as an aide to Gen. William H. Harrison; member of the State house of representatives and served five terms; elected as a Republican to the Seventeenth Congress and reelected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1821-March 3, 1825); chairman, Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads (Eighteenth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1824; appointed judge of the court of appeals April 20, 1826, and served until December 30, 1826; minister of the Christian Church for a number of years; became editor of the Christian Messenger in 1832, the Gospel Advocate in 1835, and the Christian in 1837; was instrumental in establishing the old Bacon College at Georgetown, Ky., in 1836; died in Lexington, Mo., December 17, 1856; interment in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Robert M. JOHNSON b: 17 JUL 1745 in Orange Co., VA
    Mother: Jemima SUGGETT b: 29 JUN 1753 in Richmond, VA

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
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