JOHNSON, ISAAC W.
JOHNSON, ISAAC W. (?–1849). Isaac W. Johnson, an early ranger and Republic of Texas congressman, probably moved to Texas shortly after the Texas Revolution. He was elected one of three commissioners to inspect the Goliad County land office on January 31, 1840, became a justice of the peace at Goliad on March 29, 1841, and served as mayor in the same year. He represented Goliad in the House of the Eighth and Ninth congresses, from December 1843 to June 1845. On July 6, 1849, he held a meeting at Goliad to organize a ranger company (see TEXAS RANGERS) to guard the frontier from Goliad to the Rio Grande. Governor George T. Wood notified the adjutant general that Johnson had recruited fifty men for six months' service. Johnson was stabbed by a B. Brooking on October 18, 1849, and died the next day. He had recently freed two of his black slaves and given each $5,000.
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