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HISTORY OF DALLAS OOUNT).
Kentucky, andwas born March 11, 1833, at
Georgetown. His father was educated at
the West Point Military Academy, and moved
to Kentucky in 1827. He was the founder
of Bacon College, a school for civil engineers,
which was afterward incorporated into the
Kentucky University. In 1847 Colonel T.
F. Johnson organized the Western Military
Institute, at Georgetown, Kentucky, which
in 1850 was removed to Blue Lick Springs,
and in 1851 to Drennon Springs, Kentucky.
Among the faculty of the institute, as professor
of ancient languages, was the Hon.
James G. Blaine, late United States Secretary
of State, but then a young man of
twenty, a recent graduate from Washington
In 1851 the subject of this sketch graduated
at Drennon Springs with the degree of
Bachelor of Arts, and in 1855 the degree of
Master of Arts was conferred on him by the
University of Nashville, Tennessee. Previous
to the war he was engaged in civil
engineering in Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas,
since which time he has followed the
same pursuit in Missouri, Nebraska and
He was married on March 6, 1861, at
Hannibal, Missouri, to Miss Anna Buckner
Owsley, youngest daughter of William P.
and Almora (Robards) Owsley. They have
two children living: Margaret, now Mrs. H.
C. Coke, and Stoddard P. Johnson.
In September, 1872, Mr. Johnson came to
Dallas as resident engineer, in charge of the
construction of the Texas and the Dallas and the Dallas
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Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas., book, 1892; Chicago, Illinois. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20932/m1/428/: accessed October 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.