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Greeneville in Greene County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Margaret Johnson Patterson Bartlett / Andrew Johnson

 
 
Margaret Johnson Patterson Bartlett / Andrew Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2012
1. Margaret Johnson Patterson Bartlett / Andrew Johnson Marker
Inscription.
Margaret Johnson Patterson Bartlett
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Margaret Johnson Patterson Bartlett, great-granddaughter of Andrew Johnson, is the donor of this memorial and tribute to her illustrious ancestor. As heir to the Johnson estate following the death of her mother and father, Andrew Johnson Patterson, grandson of the president, Margaret carried the Johnson torch for the ensuing forty years, waging a constant crusade of dedication to the preservation and perpetuation of the name and political career of her great-grandfather. An oft-expressed wish, the crowning jewel in her final tribute was that this statue mark a daily visible memorial to Andrew Johnson, 17th President of the United States, and so Margaretís legacy to Greenville and Greene County is this ageless image, an unsurpassed legend in American history, to all mankind for generations upon generations yet unborn.

Andrew Johnson
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Andrew Johnson - - born in poverty and obscurity in Raleigh, N. C., an apprentice tailor, established home and trade just across the street in 1826. He married Eliza McCardle in 1827 and from that union and inspiration began an unprecedented rise in American politics, leader and voice of the common man, defender of the constitution. The peopleís choice as alderman, then mayor of Greenville in 1834,
Andrew Johnson Memorial and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2012
2. Andrew Johnson Memorial and Marker
The marker is seen here behind the statue of President Andrew Johnson.
climbing the ladder of recognition and acceptance in county state and nation, climaxing election to the office of Vice-President of the United States in 1864, and upon assassination of President Lincoln, ascending to the Presidency of the United States in 1865. He was re-elected to the U. S. Senate in 1875, long heralded by historians as the Preserver of the Union of the United States and Defender of the Constitution.
 
Location. 36° 9.757′ N, 82° 49.779′ W. Marker is in Greeneville, Tennessee, in Greene County. Marker is at the intersection of E Depot Street and S College Street, on the right when traveling east on E Depot Street. Click for map. The marker is located across the street from Andrew Johnson National Historic Site Visitor Site. Marker is in this post office area: Greeneville TN 37745, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Andrew Johnson (here, next to this marker); "I Have Wrestled With Poverty" (within shouting distance of this marker); An Early Home (within shouting distance of this marker); The Heart of the Household (within shouting distance of this marker); Olde Greene County Gaol (within shouting distance of this marker);
Marker in Greeneville image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2012
3. Marker in Greeneville
Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Roll of Honor – Greene County (about 400 feet away); Governor John Sevier (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Greeneville.
 
Also see . . .  Biography of Andrew Johnson. The White House website. (Submitted on December 18, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
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Andrew Johnson Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2012
4. Andrew Johnson Memorial
The marker is located behind this statue that Margaret Johnson Patterson Bartlett had erected to honor her great-grandfather.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 621 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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