Pirant P. Johnson

by Edmund Starling, 1886


PIRANT P. JOHNSON, son of Archibald and Henrietta Waldon Johnson, was born in Botetourt County, Virginia, on the twelfth day of December, 1842. His paternal and, maternal ancestors were Virginians. His parents came to Kentucky in 1854, and settled in Henry County. The mother of Mr. Johnson is living in Louisville, and is now eighty-one years of age. Our subject was educated almost entirely at private schools during his residence in Kentucky. In 1862, at the age of twenty years, he came to Henderson and engaged in carpentering, and his continued that profession to the present time. By industry and close application he has accumulated a handsome little estate. On the thirtieth day of April, 1865, Mr. Johnson married Miss Annie Fowler, and unto them have been born five children, four of whom are living, Joseph, James, Stewart and Margaret. Harry died October 19th, 1875. His children are all bright and promising. Mr. Johnson is serving his third term of two years each, as Councilman of the city, and during his entire official life has been guided by an honest effort to do his duty, with credit to himself and profit to the trust imposed. He is a member of the Methodist Church and Masonic and Knights of Pythias fraternities.

The History of Henderson County, Kentucky by Starling 1887 page 754-55;

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