J. H. Johnson

J. H. Johnson (DeSoto County)

State House: 1872-1875

Minister and educator from Ohio. Appointed as trustee of the State Normal School at Holly Springs, 1875.

“He was one of the war horses in anti-slavery times in Ohio, and an incessant laborer for twenty-two years in the holy cause. Scores of men who escaped from slavery now bless his name for the assistance he gave them in their flight for freedom, and the proudest recollection of his life is his labors in the anti-slavery cause.”
(New National Era, March 27, 1873)

Times-Picayune, April 12, 1872
New National Era, March 27, 1873
Clarion-Ledger, March 4, 1875
Weekly Mississippi Pilot, March 13, 1875
Daily Mississippi Pilot, August 1, 1875