Monroe M. Johnson

MONROE M. JOHNSON, M. D., is a son of Matthew and Sina (Abernathy) Johnson, and was born January 3, 1828. His parents were born in North Carolina, and were there married in about 1818, and came to Tennessee the same year. Three daughters and four sons were born to this union: Franklin, John C., Harriet, James, Rebecca, Monroe M. and Drusilla C.    Matthew Johnson died in l867, and his wife in l860. Our subject received the advantage at the common schools afforded, and supplemented that by a five years course in the College Grove Academy, in Williamson County. In 1850 he began studying medicine under Dr. R. G. P. White, and in the fall of the same year entered Jefferson Medical College, at Philadelphia, Penn., from which institution he graduated three years later. He practiced in Old Lynnville until the breaking out of the civil war, when he enlisted and served in his professional capacity four years. He then purchased the farm of 252 acres where he now lives, and has practiced his profession and farmed ever since. Mary E. White became his wife in 1853. She is a daughter of Benton and Jane White, natives of Giles County, and became the mother of five children: Annie B., Alice B., Robert B. Walter T. and Helen W. Anna and Helen only are living. Dr. Johnson is of Irish descent, and is a Democrat in politics and a member of the F. & A. M.

From: Goodspeed's History of Giles County