From Slave to Legislator: John H. Williamson
John H. Williamson's determination to learn how to read and write prepared him for a life of service to his county and state. Williamson
was born on October 3, 1844, to slave parents who belonged to General John Napier Williamson of Covington, Georgia. After General Williamson
died in 1857, his widow, Temperance Perry Williamson, a native of Franklin County, moved to Louisburg bringing John and his parents with her.