Franklin Colored Benevolent Society No. 1 (Franklin, KY)
The Act to incorporate the Franklin Colored Benevolent Society No. 1 was passed by the Kentucky General Assembly in February 1874 with R. R. Burnley as president; William Butts, vice president; John H. Perdue [or Purdue], secretary; and King Boisseau as treasurer.
The organization's purpose was "intellectual, moral, and social improvement of its members, and works of benevolence and charity."
[John H. Purdue may be the great-great-grandfather of John J. Johnson. For more see Chapter 486 of the 1874 publication Acts Passed at the...Session of the General Assembly, pp. 543-544 [available at Google Books].