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
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.
information about Adam R. Johnson, see the following links:
"Our Illustrious Ancestors: Johnson, Rankin, Eastland, Brazeale, and Speed", by Mary Johnson Posey
Burnet County History Vol II, page
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