Joseph Hiram Johnson,VA  Lottery Ticket,1842 Johnson family photo
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Joseph Hiram Johnson,VA Lottery Ticket,1842

Joseph Hiram Johnson,VA Lottery Ticket,1842: This is a lottery ticket from the year 1842 found in the personal ledger book belonging to my great-great-grandfather,Joseph Hiram Johnson (1825 - 1879) of Richmond, Virginia. The ticket was sold for the benefit of Monongalia Academy in the western partof the state. According to the Monongalia History web site [external link]
the Academy was founded in 1814 in Morgantown. That part of the state is now West Virginia and the school eventually became West Virginia University .
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Joseph Hiram Johnson,VA  Lottery Ticket,1842

Joseph Johnson

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Born: Nov 23, 1896
Died: 1879 (age 17)
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