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The Daily Dispatch: June 29, 1861., [Electronic resource],
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Andrew Johnson a Tory by descent. --The Knoxville Register asserts on the authority of a gentleman who has traced the traitor's lineage, that Andrew Johnson is of Tory descent. Absalom Johnson, a grandfather of Andy, was a South Carolina Tory through the Revolutionary war, and all the descendants and family connections in that State are branded with toryism to this day.