About Adam R. Johnson Chapter 2498

 

THE BURNET CHAPTER:

The Adam R. Johnson Chapter 2498 of Burnet, Texas, was organized in May of 1985.  Charter Members, May 1985

The chapter is named for Kentucky native, Adam Rankin Johnson, CSA Brigadier General and commander of the Partisan Rangers. The General lost his eyesight at the Battle of Grubbs Crossings, Kentucky. After the War, Johnson returned to Central Texas and became a very important citizen. He was instrumental in getting the railroad to Burnet County, and settled a new community called "Marble Falls," which was often called "The Blindman's Town."

General Johnson died in 1922 and is buried in the State Cemetery in Austin, Texas.

The original Adam R. Johnson Chapter was organized in 1906 under the leadership of the wife of General Johnson, but ceased to be active in 1928.  The Chapter was re-chartered on 23 May 1985 with Mrs. Geneva Tetley as President.  Included in the membership was a granddaughter of General Johnson, along with one real daughter, six granddaughters, 19 great-granddaughters, two great-great granddaughters, and one great niece.

 


For more information about Adam R. Johnson, see the following links:

Historical Markers
(Airy Mount, Johnson's former home in Burnet)

Photo Album

"Our Illustrious Ancestors: Johnson, Rankin, Eastland, Brazeale, and Speed", by Mary Johnson Posey

Burnet County History Vol II, page 173-174


Burnet County Confederate Pension Files

Burnet County Confederate Soldier Biographies

More Info about Burnet County, the war, and our people.






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