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Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson

  • Born 29 December 1808 - Raleigh, Wake Co., NC
  • Deceased 31 July 1875 - Carter's Station, TN,aged 66 years old
  • Buried - Andrew Johnson National Cem., Greeneville, TN
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JOHNSON, Andrew, (father-in-law of David Trotter Patterson), a Representative and a Senator from Tennessee and a Vice President and 17th President of the United States; born in Raleigh, N.C., on December 29, 1808; self-educated; at the age of 13 was apprenticed to a tailor; moved to Tennessee in 1826; employed as a tailor; alderman of Greeneville, Tenn., 1828-1830; mayor of Greeneville 1834-1838; member, State house of representatives 1835-1837, 1839-1841; elected to the State senate in 1841; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1853); chairman, Committee on Public Expenditures (Thirty-first and Thirty- second Congresses); did not seek renomination, having become a gubernatorial candidate; Governor of Tennessee 1853-1857; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from October 8, 1857, to March 4, 1862, when he resigned; chairman, Committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Expenses (Thirty-sixth Congress), Committee on the District of Columbia (Thirty-sixth Congress); appointed by President Abraham Lincoln Military Governor of Tennessee in 1862; elected Vice President of the United States on the Republican ticket with Abraham Lincoln in 1864 and was inaugurated on March 4, 1865; became President of the United States on April 15, 1865, upon the death of Abraham Lincoln; wide differences arising between the President and the Congress, a resolution for his impeachment passed the House of Representatives on February 24, 1868; eleven articles were set out in the resolution and the trial before the Senate lasted three months, at the conclusion of which he was acquitted (May 26, 1868) by a vote of thirty-five for conviction to nineteen for acquittal, the necessary two-thirds vote for impeachment not having been obtained; retired to his home in Tennessee upon the expiration of the presidential term, March 3, 1869; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1869 and to the House of Representatives in 1872; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1875, until his death near Elizabethton, Carter County, Tenn., July 31, 1875; interment in the Andrew Johnson National Cemetery, Greeneville, Greene County, Tenn.
--- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

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                                                                             _____|16_Edward Johnson ca 1629-1704
                                                   _____|8_Arthur Johnson 1688..1691-1759
                                                  /                         ¯¯¯¯¯|17_Elizabeth Walker 1656-
                         _____|4_Andrew William Johnson ca 1752-ca 1795
                        /                        \                          _____|18_John Phares 1710..1715-
                       /                          ¯¯¯¯¯|9_Margaret Phares 1736-/1763
                      /                                                     ¯¯¯¯¯|19_Agnes Margaret Johnson
|2_Jacob Johnson 1778-1812
|                    \                                                     _____|20_Anthonius Jacobus Hinkle, Rev. 1668-1728
|                     \                           _____|10_John Justus Henckel 1706-1778
|                      \                         /                         ¯¯¯¯¯|21_Maria Elisabeth Dentzer 1672-1744
|                       ¯¯¯¯¯|5_Hannah Henckel 1750-ca 1780
|                                                \
|                                                 ¯¯¯¯¯|11_Maria Magdalene Eschmann 1711-1782
|--1_Andrew Johnson, President 1808-1875
|                                                  _____|12_Andrew McDonough /1729-ca 1787
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|                       _____|6_Andrew C. McDonough 1759-1846
|                      /                        \
|                     /                          ¯¯¯¯¯|13_Mary x †ca 1789
|3_Mary McDonough 1783-1856
                      \                                                     _____|28_Thomas Lindley 1705-1781
                       \                           _____|14_James Lindley, Cpt. 1735-1779
                        \                         /                         ¯¯¯¯¯|29_Ruth Hadley 1711-1785
                         ¯¯¯¯¯|7_Mary Ruth Lindley 1764-1852
                                                  \                         _____|30_William Cox 1692-1767
                                                   ¯¯¯¯¯|15_Mary Cox 1736-1779
                                                                             ¯¯¯¯¯|31_Catherine Kankey 1696-1744