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Dell Justice Crunk collection
MSS.440


Summary Information

Repository
Mississippi State University Libraries
Title
Dell Justice Crunk collection
ID
MSS.440
Date [inclusive]
1848-1909
Extent
0.028 Cubic feet : 2 microfilm reels
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Dell Justice Crunk collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University Libraries.

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Biographical Information

John F. Johnson was born in Walnut Ridge, Harris County, Georgia, on February 8, 1827, and while he was a young child moved to the area of Pickens County, Alabama. He married Nancy Beard, a member of one of the prominent families of that county. Johnson's parents were John D. Johnson, born July 3, 1798, and Jane English Johnson, born February 9, 1799. His brothers and sisters include the following: James R. Johnson, J.C.B. Johnson, F.E. Johnson, Sarah Elizabeth Ann Johnson, Mary Jane Johnson, Wincy Ann Johnson, Cynthia Johnson.

John F. and Nancy Beard Johnson's children include the following three children: Martha Jane Johnson, born Sept. 18, 1857; Mary Addie Johnson, born Feb. 5, 1860; and Sally Ada Johnson, born Nov. 8, 1865.

Johnson moved to Choctaw County, now Webster, near the middle of the nineteenth century and lived in the Grady Community for the rest of his life. This was about eight miles from Greensboro, then the county seat of Choctaw County. He was active in church and civic affairs, being a staunch Baptist. He was a Confederate soldier and a loyal Democrat. He served Webster County as Tax Assessor for a number of years. Johnson died on December 17, 1912, in the home of his daughter, Ada Johnson Justice in the Grady Community.

James Whit, 2/3/1967.

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Scope and Contents

Papers of John F. Johnson (1827-1902), farmer, Confederate soldier, and tax assessor of Grady, Webster County, Mississippi. Correspondence, journals, farm records, and business papers pertaining to Webster County, 1848-1909. Includes letters from W.C. Faulkner and U.S. Senator H.D. Money.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Mississippi State University Libraries 

P.O. Box 5408
Mississippi State, MS, 39762
662-325-7679
sp_coll@library.msstate.edu

Publication date: June 2012

Access Restrictions

Open to all researchers.

Use Restrictions

Any requests for permission to publish, quote, or reproduce materials from this collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian for Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Mississippi State University as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

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Calendar

I. Correspondence 1855 - 1909:

May 12, 1855. J.R. Johnson, Mayhew, Miss., to John F. Johnson, Greensboro, Miss. Envelope.

March 24, 1856. J.J. Hooker, Lexington, Miss. to John F. Johnson, Greensboro, Miss. Envelope.

Dec. 17, 1856. C.R. Crusoe, Columbus, Miss., to John F. Johnson, Greensboro, Miss., Envelope.

June 5, 1857. J.J. Hooker, Lexington, Miss., to John F. Johnson, Greensboro, Miss. Envelope.

Feb. 5, 1858. Receipt for $6 given to John F. Johnson. Signed by D.W. McKey.

March 8, 1858. Daniel J. Hargrove, Pickens County, Alabama, to John F. Johnson, Greensboro, Miss.

March 23, 1858. J.R. Johnson, Mayhew, Miss., to John F. Johnson, Greensboro, Miss. Envelope.

June 29, 1858. J.J. Hooker, Lexington, Miss., to John F. Johnson, Greensboro, Miss. Envelope.

March 3, 1859. Same to Same. No envelope.

Apr. 20, 1859. McAfee, Jackson, Miss., to John F. Johnson, Greensboro, Miss.

May 28, 1860. Campbell and Strong, New Orleans, Louisiana, to John F. Johnson, Greensboro, Miss. Envelope.

Dec. 14, 1860. C.F. Miller, Starkville, Miss., to John F. Johnson, Greensboro, Miss. Envelope.

Jan. 28, 1861. Same to Same.

Aug. 21, 1863. Same to Same.

Oct. 28, 1863. John H. Williams, Columbus, Miss., to John F. Johnson, Greensboro, Miss.

Dec. 5, 1867. J.P.? Campbell, Winona, Miss., to John F. Johnson, Greensboro, Miss.

Jan. 11, 1868. W.A. Roy, Winona, Miss. to John F. Johnson, Greensboro, Miss. Envelope.

Nov. 29, 1869. J.W. Johnson and Jane Johnson, Reform, Miss., to “Dear Son and Daughter.” (Randolph Johnson and ?)

Dec. 11, 1869. John R. Johnson, West Point, Miss., to John F. Johnson, Greensboro, Miss.

Feb. 6, 1870. William and Martha Speer, Clifton, Tenn., to “Our Brother and Sister.”

June 14, 1874. W.C. Faulkner, President, Ripley Railroad, Co., Ripley, Miss., to John F. Johnson, Esqr.

Aug. 26, 1881. Walter N. Hunt, Winona, Miss., to John F. Johnson, Grady, Miss. Envelope.

March 11, 1893. J.S. Acee, Winona, Miss., to John F. Johnson, Grady, Miss. Envelope.

March 22, 1909. H.D. Money, U.S. Senate, to J.F. Johnson, Grady, Miss.

Nd. J.R. Johnson. Last page of a letter.

II. Business Papers, 1856-1868

III. Various Papers: 1848-1875?:

Petitions, court summons, programs, essays, etc.

IV. Journal and Farm Records, 1849-1886:

A. Book I, 1849-1872:

Account Book, Mobile, Ala. 1849.

Journal, Feb. 1857 – Aug. 1863: 1868- Nov. 1870. (Farming operations chiefly)

Farm Records, 1870-1872.

B. Book II, 1873-1888:

Account Book of John F. Johnson, 1873-1877.

Minutes of Stockholders' Meeting, Ebenezer Male and Female Institute, Nov. 1875. 1 p.

Resolution of Ebenezer Grange, No. 257, Patrons of Husbandry, re selling cotton.

Resolution of Sumner County Grange, re education of children. Fragment.

Contracts, re Sharecropping.

Diary, April, 1884 – January, 1888.

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