Joseph Johnson claimed he was living/raising a crop on 105 acres in the Buffalo Creek area of Wilkin…

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Joseph Johnson claimed he was living/raising a crop on 105 acres in the Buffalo Creek area of Wilkinson Co, MS, in 1795.

Joseph Johnson served in the MS State legislature several times representing Wilkinson Co... he was a Senator in 1820, 1828 & 1829, and a Representative in 1923 & 1925. He also represented Wilkinson Co in 1817 and 1832 a state constitutional conventions.

A Wilkinson Co, MS, tax record of taxable inhabitants dtd 12 Jan 1825 includes Joseph Johnson, 1 white taxable inhabitant, 45 slaves, 1 while male, 2 white females, 0 deaths, 0 births.

The 6 Dec 1834 edition of The Woodville (MS) Republican reported Joseph Johnson had been elected President of the West Feliciana Railroad (in a later edition he also was noted a director on the railraod's board). This railroad connected Woodville with St. Francisville, LA, which was on the Mississippi River. The line was one of the earliest in the south, and was conceived to transport cotton from Woodville area plantations to steamboats on the Mississippi. Construction began in 1834, and was completed in 1842. The line became the oldest one of the Illinois Central Railraod, and was in use until 1978.

Given names Surname Sosa Birth Place Death Age Place Last change
Joseph E. Johnson
January 22, 1776
246 3 May 8, 1848
174 72 Wilkinson Co, MS (probably)
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