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Descendants of John Johnson

16. JOHN SR.21 JOHNSON (BENJAMIN20, JOHN19, JAMES18 JOHNSTON, THOMAS17, JOHN16, GEORGE15, WILLIAM14, JAMES13, WILLIAM12, ALEXANDER11 DEJOHNSTONE, GILBERT JR.10, GILBERT SR.9, JOHN8, STEPHEN7, ADAM6 JOHNSTON, GILBERT5 DEJOHNSTON, THOMAS4 JOHNSON, GILBERT3 DEJOHNSTON, JOHN SON OF2 UHTRED, UHTRED OF1 TYNDALE) was born 01 Mar 1751 in Louisa Co.,Virginia, and died Bef. 07 Aug 1834 in Washington Co.,Missouri. He married AGNES CLARK 1774 in Bedford Co.,Virginia, daughter of BOLLING CLARK and WINIFRED BUFORD. She was born 07 Apr 1754.

Notes for J
He was disowned by the South River M. M. on Jan 15, 1774 for marrying outside of the Faith

More About J
Marriage: 1774, Bedford Co.,Virginia
Children of J
  i.   WINNIFRED "FRED"22 JOHNSON, b. Abt. 1772, Virginia.
27. ii.   JOSIAH JOHNSON, b. 04 Oct 1774, Campbell Co.,Virginia; d. 16 Jan 1859, Stone Prairie,Barry Co.,Missouri.
28. iii.   JEPTHA JOHNSON, b. Abt. 1775; d. Aft. 03 Oct 1823, Warren Co.,Kentucky.
29. iv.   URIAH JOHNSON, b. 09 Sep 1782; d. 05 Aug 1846, Washington Co.,Missouri.
  v.   MARY "POLLY" JOHNSON, b. Abt. 1783, Virginia.
  vi.   RACHEL JOHNSON, b. Abt. 1785, North Carolina.
30. vii.   JOHN ASHLEY JOHNSON, b. Abt. 1787, South Carolina; d. Bef. 1834, Benton Co.,Arkansas.


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William Johnson was a Revolutionary War veteran who fought in many battles of significance. There is very little is known of him beyond his pension application. The condensed version appears below.

He was in Wayne Co. as early as 1801 based on court records when he applied for 200 acres of land on the south side of the Cumberland River in the Barrens.

Some additional information has been gleaned from Wayne County records:

He may have had a son named James Johnson. A young couple, whose head was named James Johnson, were living next door to him in the 1820 census.

Daughter Milly Johnson married Moses Tucker in 1816. The marriage bond was signed by Michael Fry, the husband of Susannah Johnson. Milly Tucker died in 24 Sep 1853 of a Cold. She was age 56 and living on S. Fork

Why did Michael Fry sign the bond? He did live near the William Johnson residence and could have been friends. However, his wife, Susannah, was the daughter of James Johnson, Sr, b. 1759. This James Johnson was, like William Johnson, also a Rev. War veteran and also from Bedford/Campbell Co, VA. Additionally, he enlisted in Amherst Co. as did William Johnson, b. 1757. They were in different units. James also had a brother named William back in VA, who was born in 1757, but in a different month. Both Williams are on record as fighting Indians in 1775. Can we dare assume that they are brothers and there was simply an error in recording the month of birth???

Daughter Alcey Johnson married Edward Maxwell, 23 July 1817. (Wayne Co Marriages, Bork)

Daughter Sarah Johnson married Green M. Hamilton, 15 Jun 1818. (Wayne Co Marriages, Bork)

Revolutionary War Pension Application

William Johnson, Wayne Co., KY--24 Sep 1832--Pension #S1226, Virginia

William Johnson appeared and states that he is 75, was born in the 2nd day of August 1757 and that he enlisted in 1776 in the fall or summer with Capt James Franklin and was appointed and acted as Sergent and served in the 10th Virginia Regiment. "Our Regiment was commanded by Col. Green at the Battle of Brandywine."

"I volunteered for 6 months in 1775, the year before my enlistment....We burned several Indian towns on the Tennessee River.

I lived in Bedford Co., VA at the time of my enlistment, but enlisted in Amherst Co., VA for 3 years and served the full time. Discharged at Petersburg, VA. Served 3 mos as Sgt under Capt Jeremiah Fate, of Bedford Co, Va and was at battle or Siege of 96 in SC. Enlisted again from Amherst Co, VA as Sgt under Capt. Charles Christian as a substitute for Ballinger Wade. "

Placed on pension roll Sept 2, 1833.

Children of W
  i.   MILLY22 JOHNSON, b. Abt. 1797, Virginia; d. 24 Sep 1853, Pulaski Co.,Kentucky; m. MOSES TUCKER, 1816; b. 25 Oct 1793, Near Jacksboro,Tennessee; d. 06 Sep 1886.
Marriage: 1816

  ii.   ALCEY JOHNSON, m. EDWARD MAXWELL, 23 Jul 1817, Wayne Co.,Kentucky.
Marriage: 23 Jul 1817, Wayne Co.,Kentucky

  iii.   SARAH JOHNSON, b. Abt. 1798; d. Bef. 1910; m. GREEN M. HAMILTON, 15 Jun 1818, Wayne Co.,Kentucky; b. 1794, Lincoln Co.,North Carolina; d. Bef. 1910.
Marriage: 15 Jun 1818, Wayne Co.,Kentucky

18. JAMES SR.21 JOHNSON (BENJAMIN20, JOHN19, JAMES18 JOHNSTON, THOMAS17, JOHN16, GEORGE15, WILLIAM14, JAMES13, WILLIAM12, ALEXANDER11 DEJOHNSTONE, GILBERT JR.10, GILBERT SR.9, JOHN8, STEPHEN7, ADAM6 JOHNSTON, GILBERT5 DEJOHNSTON, THOMAS4 JOHNSON, GILBERT3 DEJOHNSTON, JOHN SON OF2 UHTRED, UHTRED OF1 TYNDALE) was born 20 Dec 1759 in Louisa Co.,Virginia, and died Bef. 06 Aug 1834 in Washington Co.,Missouri. He married ANNE "ANNY" ?? in Virginia. She was born Abt. 1760, and died Bet. Mar 1831 - 1833 in Washington Co.,Missouri.

Notes for J
James Johnson, Sr. was born in Louisia Co, VA in the year of 1759. He relocated to Campbell Co, VA as a child. He left Virginia sometime after the Revolutionary War and moved to South Carolina, possibly to join his brother, John. John lived in S. Carolina until about 1818. James lived there for two years prior to relocating to Sullivan County, Tennessee. He lived in Sullivan County for six years and then relocated to Wayne County, Kentucky about 1798/9. He settled on the south bank of the Cumberland River, obtaining 400 acres of land on Certificate No. 12 of a South of the Green River Land Grant. He lived there for 33 years, selling the land to John Lynch in 1830. He then removed to Washington County, MO where he died in 1834.

It is not clear who all of his family members are and it is very reasonable that they include more persons than those indicated below. One of his sons has never been identified. He speaks of his grandsons, John M. and James J. in his will. Apparently their father is dead by this time. One of our primary goals is to locate this person.

John M. (Morman) Johnson is living in Rawls County, MO in 1834 at the death of his grandfather. James J. Johnson is living in Washington County and is a Justice of the Peace.

In 1820 the Wayne Co., KY residence of James Johnson, Sr., is part of a Johnson family cluster. In his household is a young man, aged 16-18, undoubtedly his grandson, John M. Johnson. Also living with him is a female aged 16-26, likely Permelia Ann Johnson, his probable granddaughter. His wife and an unknown female in the age 45+ area are also living with him. Next door lives his newly married grandson, James J. Johnson. Next to him lives his son, Pleasant Smith Johnson. An unknown male, age 16-26 is living with Pleasant Smith Johnson. The second door away from Pleasant Smith Johnson is Mrs. Rebecca Johnson. Rebecca is age 26-44 and has two daughters, ages under 10 and 10-15. She is likely a widow of a Johnson family member. There is no record of her remarriage, nor is she ever located again.

It is probable that there are two widows in this group. One is the lady living with James Johnson, Sr, aged 45+ who may be the wife of his yet to be identifed son and the mother of James J. and John M. Johnson. The younger lady living by herself is named Rebecca, likely is the widow of a Johnson. Any information on these two ladies would be greatly appreciated.
James Johnson's

Revolutionary War Vet. Pension Application

On this fifth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-three personally appeared before........ the Justices of the County Court of Washington County, Missouri aged seventy three years ......That he was born in 1759 in Louisa County State of Virginia but was brought up for the most part in Bedford County Va but in dividing the County he fell into the part called Campbell that after the Revolutionary War he lived two years in South Carolina he afterwards lived six years in Sullivan Co. Tennessee and then thirty three years in Wayne County, Kentucky that afterwards he removed to Washington County Missouri where he now resides.

He stated that he was living with his brother in Amherst County Va when he first enterd the service---that he volunteered in the summer of 1776 under Col Joseph Cabel with Capt Nicholas Pamplin---that he marched to defend WilliamsBurg from an expected attack from the British whose fleet then lay in Hampton roads. He continued in service till the end of November or December of the same year and then left the service inconsequence of sickness his term of actual service having been four or five months.

Late in the spring of 1780 he volunteered under Col Preston with Capt John Hays and Thomas English to go against the Tories in Washington Co Va whom they dispersed taking some prisoners forcing some to take the state oath and give security for their behavior and having others enrol themselves with the troops. They were then discharged with the thanks of their officers. But the same day ...... . he and most of his companions in arms volunteered .......and went by the way of Chisels old Mines, Harboards ferry and Flower Gap into the hollows of the Dan River in North Carolina against the Tories whom they dispersed or took prisoners. He was discharged about the 10th of September and reached home on the 28th having been in the service four or five months. During this time he furnished his own horse and arms and scarcely tasted salt or bread owing to the extreme scarcity occasioned by the hard winter that had proceeded.

In the summer of 1781 he volunteered under Col James Galloway and marched against Col Tarlton, but before they met him he turned and marched back. This time he was out about two weeks, besides the times above stated he was out in several short tours against the Tories guarding prisoners and other services.

He was disowned by the South River Meeting for "taking up arms" on Jun. 18, 1778

1820 Census of Wayne County, Kentucky
Page Name Gender Under 10 10-15 16-18 16-26 26-44 45+

90 James Johnson Male 2 2 0 0 1 0
Female 3 0 N/A 0 1 0
93 Andrew Johnson Male 0 0 0 1 0 0
Female 1 0 n/a 1 0 0
94 William Johnson Male 0 1 0 0 0 1
Female 1 1 n/a 1 1 0
94 James Johnson Male 0 0 0 0 1 0
Female 1 0 n/a 1 0 0
87 James J. Johnson Male 0 0 0 1 0 0
Female 1 0 n/a 1 0 0
87 James, Sr. Johnson Male 0 0 1 1 0 1
Female 0 0 n/a 1 0 2
87 Pleasant S.Johnson Male 1 0 0 1 1 0
Female 0 0 n/a 1 0 0
87 Mrs. Rebecca Johnson Male 0 0 0 0 0 0
Female 1 1 n/a 0 1 0
103 Isaac Johnson Male 4 1 1 2 0 1
Female 2 1 n/a 5 (?) 1 0
105 Isaac Johnson Male 3 1 1 1 1 1
Female 3 3 n/a 1 1 1
State of Missouri                       
Washington County                             
Liberty Township                       
January the seventeenth                        In the name of God amen
one thousand eight hundred                  I James Johnson now in
and thirty three                              Washington County and state
                                    of Missouri the place of my
residence being ould and infirm and taking into consideration the state of mortality the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death through the mercy of God being in sound mind and of disposing memory I do make ordain and constitute this my last will and testament first I commit my soul to God who gave it and my body to the grave to be interred in a plain decent manner by my surviving executor here after named item The second I wish all my lawful debts and funeral charges to be promptly paid Item the third I will and bequeath unto my well beloved and much respected grandson James Josiah Johnson a negro boy and slave named Oby which slave was born on the second Day of April in the year one thousand and eight hundred and sixteen as a compensation or reward for the oversight of my business which I wish he the same James Josiah Johnson to superintend during my lifetime Item the fourth I will and bequeath unto my well beloved and much respected grandson John Morman Johnson one negro boy a slave named Edmond born on December the twentyfifth in the year of our Lord one thousand and eight hundred and seventeen which slave is given purely out of good will from me to him the said John Morman Johnson. Item the fifth I will and ordain that Samuel Jackson a yellow boy born July the fourth one thousand eight hundred and twenty five marked with red from the corner of his right eye to the ear on the same side be bound in and with in the same County until twenty one, to wit Washington the binding of him out to be superintended by my executor. Item the sixth I will wish, appoint and ordain James Josiah Johnson of the county and affore said as my lawful surviving executor who shall sell to the highest bidder on a credit of twelve months all the balance of my goods and chatels Real and personal estate the proceeds of which I will and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Nancy my first five dollars lawful money of the united sta her only portion of my estate in as much as I have given her her portion long since Item the seventh after she has received her sum of five Dollars the balance be the sum more or less equally divided in three equal parts one part consisting of one third shall pass to the aforesaid James Josiah Johnson one part to wit one third unto John Mormon Johnson one part to wit one third unto the lawful heirs of Pleasant Smith Johnson deceased to wit Joseph Miller Johnson, Betsy Ann Johnson and Polly Mariah Johnson now be it known unto all men that I do hereby revoke and protest all other wills and testaments here before made by me and in the presence of James Hamilton William McDonald Chauncey Goddard(?) and Jesse Dean
Do with my own hands sign and acknowledge this my last will and testament this the day and date aforesaid.

                                    James Johnson
                                          his mark

More About J
Marriage: Virginia
Children of J
31. i.   JAMES(?)22 JOHNSON, b. Bet. 1778 - 1782, Virginia; d. Bet. 1805 - 1815, Wayne Co.,Kentucky.
32. ii.   NANCY JOHNSON, b. 14 Jul 1784, Rockingham Co.,North Carolina; d. 23 Sep 1868, Davidson Co.,Tennessee.
33. iii.   SUSANNA JOHNSON, b. Abt. 1791, South Carolina or Sullivan Co.,Tennessee; d. 1817, Wayne Co.,Kentucky.
34. iv.   PLEASANT SMITH JOHNSON, b. 1795, Sullivan Co.,Tennessee; d. 1826, Whitley Co.,Kentucky.
35. v.   MARY G. JOHNSON, b. Bet. 1795 - 1797, Sullivan Co.,Tennessee.

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