Johnson, Willie Blount  (1800 1852)

SENATE, 21st General Assembly, 1835-37; representing Montgomery and Robertson counties. Born in Robertson County in 1800, exact date not indicated; son of Thomas and Mary (Noel) Johnson. Extent of schooling not determined. Married to Catherine Dortch; date and place of marriage not found; children Robert, Baker, Martha, and Nannie. One of first attorneys to practice at Robertson County bar; later practiced at Clarksville, Montgomery County. At time of death he had moved back to Robertson County. Judge of circuit court, 1842-48. Member Free and Accepted Masons, serving as Master of Montgomery County Lodge No. 10. Died at home in Robertson County Dec 15, 1852; place of burial not indicated. Father-in-law Charles Gholson Smith, sometime member TN General Assembly.

Sources: Clarksville Jeffersonian, Dec 18, 1852; Titus, Picturesque Clarksville, 289-95; Beach, Along the Warioto, 75, 136, 138.

Biographies submitted by Jill Hastings-Johnson, Montgomery County Archivist

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