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Clergyman , educator

William Bullein Johnson, American clergyman, educator.


Johnson, William Bullein was born on June 13, 1782 in Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Son of Joseph and Mary (Bullein) Johnson.


A.M. (honorary), Brown U., 1814.


Church, 1806-1809, 1st Baptist Church, Savannah, Georgia, 1811-1815, Greenville, South Carolina., 1822-1830, Edgefield (South Carolina.) Village Church, 1830-1852. Founded 1st Baptist Church, Columbia, South Carolina., 1811. Principal Greenville Female Academy, 1822-1830.

Founder Furman Academy and Theological Institution (now Furman U.), Edgefield, 1825, trustee, 1825-1852. Principal Edgefield Female Academy. Founder Johnson Female Seminary (later Johnson Female U.), Anderson, South Carolina., 1848, chancellor, president of board, 1852-circa 1858.

A founder American Baptist Missionary Society, 1814, president, 1841. An organizer South Carolina. Baptist State Convention, 1821, vice president, 1821-1825, president, 1825-1852.

Served several terms as moderator Saluda and Edgefield Baptist Assns. An organizer Southern Baptist Convention, 1845, president, 1845-1852. Organized Greenville Baptist Association, 1860.


Married Henrietta Kelsall Hornby, 1803.

Joseph Johnson

Mary (Bullein) Johnson

Henrietta Kelsall Hornby