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Moses Johnson, M.D.

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Born in Virginia, Dr. Moses Johnson settled in Port Lavaca about 1837. After moving to Austin in 1840 to practice medicine, he was elected city alderman and then mayor. An active Mason, he served as Grand Marshal of the Grand Lodge of Texas, A. F. & A. M. in 1844. When Anson Jones was elected president of the Republic in 1844, he named his friend Johnson treasurer. In 1845 Johnson's Austin home and the treasury records were destroyed by fire. He moved his family back to Port Lavaca the next year. He died in a yellow fever epidemic there on Oct. 2, 1853 and is buried 1/4 mile west of this site. (1975)

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