JAMES D. JOHNSON is a son of Jesse and Martha (Butler) Johnson, the former a native of Virginia, the latter
of Ohio. He was born in Stark County, Ohio, January 18, 1860, where he was reared until six years old. His parents
then removed to Kokomo, Ind., where James D. was brought up and educated. He clerked at intervals during his school
boy days, and completed his studies in 1877, in the High School of Kokomo. He accepted a position with Moreland
& Johnson, dealers in real estate, loans, and abstracts of titles, which he filled with competency until 1878.
At the death of Mr. Moreland, he, with his brother, purchased an interest in the concern. The business was conducted
under the firm of B. B. Johnson & Co. It was successfully carried on till 1881, when he purchased his brother's
interest. He is now prosperously conducting a general loan, abstracts of title and insurance business. In the insurance
line, he represents the "Franklin" of Philadelphia, "Lancashire" of England, "Connecticut"
of Hartford, and the "Fireman's Fund" of California. In 1881, he was appointed agent for the "Adams"
and "American" Express Companies, which position he still fills. In 1882, he was qualified Fire Warden
of Ward No. 3, where he is faithfully discharging his duty. Mr. Johnson was married in Kokomo, Ind., October 20,
1881, to Miss Maud A. Anderson, of Kokomo. She was born January 15, 1863, and is a daughter of Joseph and Sarah
J. (Richmond) Anderson. By this union they have one child - Edith. Mr. Johnson is a polite and genial gentleman,
and bids fair to become one of Kokomo's prominent business men. His political sympathies are with the Republican
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Howard County, IN
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