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Dr. William L. JOHNSON 12224 - Hopkins Co.

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Dr. William L. JOHNSON 12224 - Hopkins Co.

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Classification: Biography
Surnames: Johnson, Harris, Lamb
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Kentucky Genealogy and Biography, Volume IV, Battle-Perrin-Kniffien, 3rd ed., 1886.

DR. WILLIAM L. JOHNSON was born in Simpson County, Ky., October 25, 1825. He is a son of Luther and Sarah (Harris) Johnson, a daughter of Rev. William Harris, one of the founders of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church; of this family six sons were preachers. Our subject was reared on his father’s farm and received a good common school education; at the age of twenty-one he engaged in teaching school; this he continued for about fie years and during this time he also studied medicine and taught classical studies; he then went to Louisville and attended medical lectures. In 1855 he commenced the practice of medicine in Hopkins County, and this profession he has since followed; he graduated from the Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, in 1857. The Doctor owns upward of 2,000 acres of land in this county, and has been engaged in merchandising and handling tobacco about twenty years. In 1882 he removed to Dawson; he owns and occupies one of the most attractive and comfortable residences at this point; he is a strong advocate of prohibition, and has delivered temperance lectures from time to time for many years. Dr. Johnson was married in 1865 to Miss N. J. Lamb, of Hopkins County; this union is blessed with one son and one daughter. The Doctor is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and Mrs. Johnson is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

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