Alva M. Johnson

Cumberland Presbyterian Minister

1813- 1887

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Johnson.--The Rev. A. M. Johnson died at his daughter's near Olive Hill, Hardin county, Texas [sic: Tennessee], having been sick nearly four weeks, but had recuperated some. He was taken suddenly bad Monday, the 15th inst., and died in a short time. He was the father of President L. A. Johnson, Tehuacana, Texas. He was buried Tuesday, 10 A M., in the cemetery at Bethlehem Church. His battle is fought, and the victory won, and he now rests with the general assembly and church of the firstborn.    J. T. WHITE.
[Source: The Cumberland Presbyterian, September 1, 1887, page 8]

Johnston [sic].--The Rev. A. M. Johnson was born January 25, 1813; professed faith in Christ at Mt. Pleasant camp-ground, Lawrence county, Ala., in 1832. He was a brother to the Rev. Felix Johnson, D.D., and father of the Rev. L. A. Johnson, of Tehuacana, Texas. He was brought into the ministry in the McGready Presbytery; the dates lost, the Minutes destroyed by fire during the late war. He was an able preacher, sound in the doctrines of his church, scriptural and forcible in argument, social and instructive in conversation. Well read on all subjects, he was often called the book-worm. He was in charge of the college at Purdy, Tenn., at the commencement of the late war, which was then in a flourishing condition. He resided at Rienzi, Miss., and taught school after the war. He came to Harden county, Texas, in 1874, and taught school first at Ross Academy and at other places. He lived with his daughter, Alva Lena Hudiburgh, at the time of his death, which occurred August 15, 1887, of slow fever after about three weeks' confinement. His was a clear sky, was ready and willing, waiting the Master's call.
            A. M. GILLESPIE.
[Source: The Cumberland Presbyterian, April 18, 1889, page 8]

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