Joseph Burton Johnson Cemetery


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Directions: Take North Hwy 75. At the Fairfield City Limit sign go 4.2 miles and you will see the sign to the Johnson cemetery.
Take a left and go 6 tenths of a mile to the triangular intersection. (At this intersection is a white building on the left that was used
as Grange meeting hall place.) Take a right and go 7 tenths of a mile and the cemetery is on the right inside a pasture. It is
enclosed in a wrought iron fence. Interstate 45 is straight ahead.


Planter, Soldier, Civic Leader. Born in Georgia. Commissioned a Captain in US Army in Florida. in 1837; a Major 1846. Came to Freestone County in 1854. For headquarters on his 10,550-acre plantation, built (1860) at this site a 12-room stone mansion. Served as Brigadier General of Texas state Troops in Civil War. A County Commissioner; First Master of Texas State Grange; a Royal Arch Mason. Made gifts to worthy causes and to minorities. He married Patience Ponder; had 5 children. Descendants include Lawyers, Merchants, Doctors, Law Officers, Printers, Teachers.
(1971 State Historical Marker)

Jos. B. Johnson Sr. Apr. 7, 1816-Jan. 18, 1874

Jos. B. Johnson Jr. Dec. 2, 1849-July 4, 1874

Patience Johnson May 16, 1821-Nov. 18, 18(?)0 Unreadable