Johnson Soldiers in the American Revolutionary War

Johnson - Johnston
Soldiers in the
American Revolutionary War

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Johnsons - Johnstons in the American Revolutionary War

ABNER JOHNSON
Service unknown. Died 1840 in Coweta County, Georgia.

ABRAHAM JOHNSON
Virginia Militia. Captain of a Company of Hampshire County Militia attached to a regiment commanded by Col. Riddle and Major Van Meter, "...that they marched to the mouth of Beaver Pennsylvania where they built a fort called Fort McIntosh at a place where the town of Beaver now stands. After this ??? marched(?) to Tuscarawas on ??? the head waters of the Muskingum where we built Fort Laurens and sometime after returned home having been called into service only for six months. (from affidavit of veteran Henry Purgett).

ABNER JOHNSON
North Carolina Militia. Abner enlisted as a private in the North Carolina Militia while living in Guilford Co., NC and as a private in the 39th Regiment, Continental Army. He later moved to Maury Co., Tn. where he applied for a veteran's pension 5 Sep 1816: $96.00 Annual Allowance $542.13 Amount Received 5 Sep 1816 Pension Started, $24.00 Annual Allowance, $336.00 Amount Received, 4 Mar 1820 Pension Started. (on 1835 Tn Pension Roll). Abner died 22 Oct 1850. He mar Nancy ???. She applied for a pension 11 Oct 1852 in Maury Co., stating they had mar 14 Mar 1783. Sarah Johnson, widow of Abner's brother William Johnson, also lived in Maury Co. in 1832, aged 77. See also Gideon Johnson of Davidson Co., Tn.

ABRAHAM JOHNSON, Sr.
Virginia Militia. Abraham Johnson was born Oct 1754 in Hampshire Co., Va. He died Aug 1833 in Sullivan Co., In. and is buried in a field near Bethlehem Cemetery. He mar Elizabeth Bogardus. Ch: Abraham Johnson Jr.; Peter Johnson; John Johnson; Elizabeth Johnson; Ruth Johnson; Bailey Johnson.

ABRAHAM JOHNSON
New Jersey Militia. Abraham Johnson (also as Johnston) enlisted 6 Jun 1777 in the First Regiment, Sussex County Regiment, New Jersey Militia. He served first as Quartermaster of the and was later named Captain.

ALEXANDER JOHNSON
Virginia Militia. Alexander Johnson born 1755 in Virginia. Enlisted 1776 in Fauquier Co., Va. in the Va. Militia; served under Captain Shelton for 3 yrs. He came back home, got married, then joined the Militia again under Captain Triplett. He was discharged in 1781 in SC. He later moved to Ohio. Alexander died 1819 in Ross Co., Ohio.

ANDREW JOHNSTON
Pennsylvania Militia. York County, Pa. 1813.

ARCHIBALD JOHNSON, Sr.
North Carolina Militia. Served as a drover. Born 18 Jun 1763, NC. Mar 1782 Mary Idol (b 17 Jun 1764 Bucks Co., Pa., dau of Barnett Idol and Elizabeth Meier; died 21 Sep 1845; bur Pugh Cemetery, Monroe Twp., Washington Co., Indiana). Ch: William Johnson, Elizabeth Johnson (mar ??? Shealds), Henry Johnson, Cloy Johnson, Grace Johnson Francis Johnson, Nancy Johnson (mar ??? Fleenor), Mary Johnson (mar ??? Fleenor), Archibald Johnson Jr., Sarah Johnson, Martha Johnson and John Johnson. Archibald Sr. died 2 Feb 1822. Buried Pugh Cemetery north of Salem, Washington Co., In.

ASAPH JOHNSON
Connecticut Militia.

BARNABAS JOHNSON
North Carolina Militia. B. 1753 in Edgecombe Co., NC. Lived in Cumberland Co., NC when he enlisted in the NC Militia. After the war, he moved to Johnston Co., NC for several years then returned to Cumberland. In 1827, he moved to Tennessee. When living in Warren Co., Tn., he applied 8 Oct 1832 for a veteran's pension. (Rev War Pension No. S4448)

BENJAMIN JOHNSON
North Carolina Militia. Lived in Granville Co., NC when he enlisted as a Private in the NC Militia. He was living there in 1786. Later moved to Overton Co., Tn. He applied for a veteran's pension there 19 Sep 1818 at age 58. Pension started 7 Jun 1819 at age 60: $96.00 annual allowance, $140.26 amount received. (Pension W13, BLW #44545-160-55). He mar Charity Bobbitt 12 Feb 1779. He died 28 Jun 1821. His widow applied for a widow's pension there 7 Jun 1842 at age 78. She applied for a BLW 8 May 1855.

BENJAMIN JOHNSON
Virginia Militia. Benjamin died in 1826, leaving a widow, Phebe. She died 1 Feb 1847, leaving ch: Dudley Johnson, Polley M. Taylor, Cynthia S. Baker, Wm. I. Johnson and Cicero M. Johnson. Son Dudley, age 64, made an affidavit dated 37 Jul 1854 and son Cicero M. Johnson made an affidavit 5 Sep 1853, both in Franklin Co, TN. (Rev War Pension File)

BENJAMIN JOHNSON
Virginia Militia. Born 1758 in Orange County, Va. He served in the Virginia Militia and received a pension for his service. While living in Va., he supposedly owned 18 slaves. After the war he moved to Madison County, Illinois and was living in 1840, aged 82. The exact place of his burial is not known; he lived with W. L. Harrison.

BENJAMIN JOHNSTON
Pennsylvania Militia. Benjamin died at Philadelphia, Pa. 19 Mar 1832, age 73 yrs.

CAVE JOHNSON
Virginia Militia. Cave Johnson served in the Virginia Militia. He later moved to Boone County, Ky. He received a veteran's pension approved 5 Dec 1833 of $40, when he was aged 73.

CHARLES JOHNSON
North Carolina Militia. Born 1757 in North Carolina. After war began, he joined the North Carolina State militia and participated in the Battles of Cowpens, SC and Guilford Court House, NC. In 1817, he moved to Bond County, Illinois Territory. He died in 1821 and is buried in Old Grace cemetery, near the village of Pocahontas. His grave is marked by a US veteran's tombstone, engraved with his military service.

CHARLES JOHNSON
Virginia Militia. On list of Elk Creek Militia Company (southwestern Va.) of Virginia State Militia, 6 Sep 1782.

CHARLES JOHNSON
North Carolina Militia. Charles Johnson was b 1757 in North Carolina. He joined the North Carolina State Militia and participated in the Battle of Cowpens, South Carolina and Battle of Guilford Court House in NC. In 1817, he moved to Illinois Territory and settled in Bond County where he died 1821. He is buried in Old Grace Cemetery near Pocahontas. His grave is marked with a US veteran's tombstone.

CHARLES JOHNSTON
Pennsylvania Militia. served in Captain Thurby's Company, the "Westmoreland County Rangers". Born 1757 and died 1828. Buried in Beulah Presbyterian Church Memorial Cemetery at Pittsburg, Pa.

DANIEL JOHNSON
Service unknown. Buried in Johnson Cemetery, 3 miles east of Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Ms. Grave was marked in 1935 by the Copiah Chapter, DAR.

DANIEL JOHNSON Jr.
Connecticut Militia. born ca 1759, son of Daniel Johnson Sr.

DANIEL JOHNSON
Service unknown. Daniel Johnson was b Nov 1763 in Maryland. He died 31 May 1847 in Clark Co., In. and is buried in the Old Cemetery near New Washington, in Clark County, Indiana. Stone. He was mar and his first two wives are unknown. Chi: McKinley Johnson; Anna Johnson (married ??? Long). 3rd wife: Elizabeth Mosley. Ch: Alfred Johnson (1820 mar Nancy Robbins); James Johnson; Mary Johnson (mar Allen Deputy); Priscilla Johnson (1827 mar Samuel Robbins); and Gideon Johnson (mar 1st Martha Wilson; 2nd Mary Duke, 3rd Eliza Duke). Source Page 209, Roster of Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution Buried in Indiana, 1938.

DAVID JOHNSON
North Carolina Militia. David Johnson - Johnston served in the NC Line, in the Mecklenburg Co, NC Militia and lost his left arm in the battle of Tiger River in SC in 1780. He received a disability pension from 4 Mar 1789 when he lived in Ashe Co. [then Wilkes Co], NC (Pension S13587). In May 1829, he was living at Franklin [Williamson County?] TN. He died 18 Feb 1828 [1829?]

DAVID JOHNSON
Virginia Militia. David Johnson was b 10 Oct 1759 (1760) in Frederick County, Virginia.

DAVID JOHNSTON
Pennsylvania Militia. David, - d. Hunterton County, NJ 25 Aug 1822, age 74 yrs.

EBENEZER JOHNSON
Pennsylvania Militia. B abt 1762 in New Jersey, He enlisted in the fall of 1779, Westmoreland or Washington County, Pennsylvania, now Alleghany County, Pa. and served under Captain Ross, Colonel Filandergon (sp?); brother Joseph Johnson served with him. Pension records of brother Joseph (b 1760) states Ebenezer was 2 yrs younger and living in Fleming Co., Ky. "2 or 3 months ago if still alive." Joseph moved in Oct 1841 to Fleming co., Ky. and still lived there 3 Nov 1843; brother Ebenezer Johnson, age 81, lives there. (In later letters, Ebenezer is 108, no date; and 92 in letter of 5 Mar 1850.

ELISHA EDWARDS JOHNSON
South Carolina Militia. Served as Private in the South Carolina Militia. In 1800, he moved to North Carolina for one year, then to Tennessee and was living in Maury Co., Tn. when he applied for a veteran's pension 20 Jun 1818 at age 70; $96.00 annual allowance, $00 received. Suspended 1 May 1820 (Pension S38885) (on 1835 Tn. Pension Roll).

ENOS JOHNSON
Virginia Militia. Enlisted 1777 as private in Montgomery Co., Va. in the Va. Militia. He applied for a veteran's pension 31 Aug 1832 while living in Hawkins Co., Tn. at age 79. Record shows he mar (1) Sarah ???. Their ch: Susannah Johnson (27 Dec 1781), Mary Johnson (24 Jan 1783), Ann Johnson (1 Sep 1784), Rebecca Johnson (1 Mar 1786), Rachel Johnson (10 Oct 1787), Rhoda Johnson (27 Jun 1789), Kinsey Johnson (Dec 1792), William Johnson (11 Oct 1803), Ellet Johnson (17 Nov 1795), James Johnson (8 Jun 1800), Johney Johnson (1802), John Johnson (1806). Enos mar (2) Lavinia ("Levina") Hutton on 20 Jul 1806 in Jefferson Co., Tn. Their ch: Betty Johnson (11 Jul 1807), Lucy Johnson (22 Nov 1808), Pleasant Miller Johnson (21 Dec 1810), Lavinia Johnson (4 Oct 1812), Hester Johnson (14 Oct 1814), Willa B. Johnson (14 Oct 1816), Jane Ceney (4 Dec 1818), Dicey Johnson (28 Dec 1820), Anna Johnson (4 Mar1823) and Noble Washington Johnson (13 Jul 1825). His pension started at age 81 in Hawkins Co., Tn.; with $80 annual allowance; $240.00 received by 31 Jul 1833. (on 1835 Tn. Pension Roll). His widow, Levinia, applied for a pension 5 Jun 1854 in Hawkins Co, Tn. at age 67; they mar 29 Jul 1806 and he died 4 Jun 1836. Ch shown in record were by his 1st wife "Sary" (Sarah): Susannah born 27 Dec 1781, Mary born 24 Jan 1783, Ann born 7 Sep 1784, Rebecker born 1 Mar 1786, Rachel born 1 Oct 1787, Rhoda born 7 Jun 1789, 2 sons (names too dim to read, born in 1792 and 1794 also a child born in 1793). Ch by his 2nd wife, Levinia: (the 1st 2 or 3 children's births too dim to read, one of which was born in 1810), Levena born 4 Oct 1812, Hester born 14 Oct 1814, Wila B[?], born 14 Oct 1816, (2 children too dim to read), Anna born 4 Mar 1823, and Noble Washington, born 13 Jul 1825. Widow was granted BLW 26160 there in 1857. Pension restored while living in Hawkins Co., aged 84 (?).( F-W11959 R1421) (Pension W11959, BLW #26160-160-55)

EPHRIAM JOHNSON
North Carolina Militia. Served as private in 10th Regiment, North Carolina Continental Line.

FRANCIS JOHNSTON
Pennsylvania Militia. Colonel of the 13th Regiment of Pennsylvania Militia. He died at Philadelphia, Pa. 22 Feb 1815 at age 67 yrs. "a hero and Patriot of the Washington school." Columbian Centinel, 4 Mar 1815

GEORGE JOHNSON
Virginia Militia. Enlisted in Culpeper County, Va. as a private in the Va. Militia. George was born 1 Feb 1758 in Va., son of William and Sarah Johnston-Johnson. (Pension R5612). His widow, Frances, lived in Tn., papers were sent to the 3rd Auditor and never returned. Made affidavit on behalf of his brother, Martin Johnson, in 1840, when George was 87 yrs old.

GIDEON JOHNSON
North Carolina Militia. Gideon was b 7 Nov 1754 in Amelia Co., Va. He enlisted as a Private in a Guilford County Company, NC and served under Capt. John Armstrong of Surry Co., in the 2nd Regiment of North Carolina Continental troops and under Lieutenant Tate from Guilford Co. The area of Guilford Co. that he lived in later became part of Rockingham Co. He lived there until 1819 when he moved to Davidson Co., Tn. In 1826, he moved to Williamson Co., Tn. where he applied for a veteran's pension 2 Oct 1832. He filed a second declaration in 1840, stating he was then a resident of Davidson Co. (Rev War Pension File S4456). $50.00 Annual Allowance $150.00 Amount Received 20 Aug 1833 Pension Started Age 8 [sic], Williamson Co, TN, Line Not Given (1835 Pension Roll) In 1832, Abner Johnson, aged 74, a resident of Maury Co., Tn. stated he had served with Gideon Johnson.

HENRY JOHNSON
New Jersey Militia. Henry served as Captain and Quartermaster of the 2nd Regiment of Sussex County, New Jersey Militia.

HENSON JOHNSON
Virginia Militia. Henson Johnson was b 25 Feb 1763 Frederick County, Virginia. He died 9 Jan 1858 and is buried in Blunk Cemetery near Elizabeth, Harrison Co., Indiana. He was mar 1798 to Jane ??? (1772-1846). Their ch: Elizabeth Johnson (1810 mar John Lemmon); Amos Johnson 1810 mar Charlotte Shuck); Nellie Johnson; Levi Johnson; Anna Johnson; John Johnson; and Mary Johnson.

HUGH JOHNSON
North Carolina Militia. Hugh served in the war in the NC Militia. After the war he removed to Kentucky and in 1812 he moved to Illinois. He later moved to Missouri and later returned to Clinton County, Illinois, settling near Trenton, where he died aged 85 yrs. North Carolina Records and Clinton County History.

HUGH JOHNSTON
Pennsylvania Militia. Died in Cumberland County, Pa. in 1820, 68 yrs.

HUGH JOHNSTON
Pennsylvania Militia. Enlisted at Chester, Pa. in Capt. James Moore's Company of the 4th Regiment, Pennsylvania Militia in Dec 1775, under command of Col. Anthony Wayne. He was appointed an Orderly Sergeant. His company then marched to Long Island, NY and in June, marched to Ticonderoga, NY where the company remained until Feb 1777. The company then returned to Chester, where he was discharged. Hugh died in Mason Co., KY, 4 Apr 1823, aged 74 yrs.

ISAAC JOHNSON
Virginia Militia. B. Charles City Co., Va.; moved with father to Northampton Co., NC for 7 yr, then moved to Brunswick Co., Va. Enlisted in Brunswick Co., Va. as private in the Va. Militia. He lived there 13 to 14 yrs after the War. He then moved to Montgomery Co., NC where he lived for 30 yrs. In Dec 1826, he moved to Carroll Co., Tn., where he applied for a veteran's pension 19 Apr 1833, aged abt 70. $26.66 Annual Allowance $79.98 Amount Received February 19 1834 Pension Started Age 71, Carroll County, Tennessee (Pension S27326) (on 1835 Tn. Pension Roll)

ISAAC JOHNSON
North Carolina Militia. B. 14 Apr 1761 in Craven Co., NC. He lived in Onslow Co., NC when he enlisted in the NC Militia. In 1800, he moved to Davidson Co., Tn. where he applied for a veteran's pension 25 Oct 1832. He mentioned a brother, Charles Johnson who lived in Onslow Co. and sisters Rachel Johnson aged about 76 and Hannah Roach aged about 80, both living in Davidson Co., Tn. in 1832. Record states he mar Mary Boyd ca 1779 in Onslow County. (Rev War Pension No. S5645) Isaac Johnson was appointed Captain of the Cumberland College Regiment of the Tennessee Militia by Govenor John Sevier 7 May 1810. He is listed in tax records of District 6, Davidson Co.,1816. Isaac died 18 Jun 1839 and was buried at Cane Ridge Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Bronze Marker placed by Stones River DAR on 18 Jun 1972: "ISAAC JOHNSON North Carolina Pvt. Continental Line Revolutionary War April 14 1761 June 18 1839."

ISAAC JOHNSON
North Carolina Militia. Isaac served as a Private in the NC Militia. He later moved to Wilson Co., Tn. where he applied for a veteran's pension. Pension started 27 Dec 1833 at age 73; $23.33 Annual Allowance $69.99 Amount Received. (on1835 Pension Roll)

JAMES JOHNSON
North Carolina Militia. B. 10 May 1759 "about 8 miles from Murfreesborough" [Hertford Co? ] NC near the VA line. At age of 14 [abt 1773], the family moved to Caswell Co., NC and lived there until 3 or 4 yrs after the War. He then moved to Laurens Co., SC for 10 yrs, then to Pendleton Co., SC for 9 yrs. He then moved to Buncombe Co., NC for 7 yrs, then to what became Fentress Co., Tn. He applied for a veteran's pension there 28 Jan 1833. (Pension R5607) He died 30 Mar 1838. His widow Delilah applied for a pension 24 Oct 1838 in Roane Co., Tn. Record states she was born 21 Jul 1767 in Bute Co., NC and that they mar abt the middle of Jan 1783 in Granville Co., NC. She had lived near the Granville and Caswell Co. line for six yrs prior to their marriage. Their youngest ch was James Johnson Jr. who made an affidavit 24 Oct 1838 in Roane Co., Tn. at age 29 (on 4 Apr 1838). The Rejected-Suspended Pensions, Section III, states the application of Delilah Johnson, widow of James Johnson, was rejected as she was not a widow under the Act.

JAMES JOHNSON
Virginia Militia. James was b. 1759 in Louisa Co., Va. and raised in Bedford Co, Va. He was living with a brother (not named) in Amherst Co., Va. when he enlisted with the Virginia Militia. After the War, he lived two yrs in that part of Campbell Co., Va. which was formerly a part of Bedford Co, VA, then moved to South Carolina for 6 yrs. He then moved to Sullivan Co. Tn. where he lived for 33 yrs. He then to Wayne Co., Ky., then to Washington Co., Mo., where he applied for a veteran's pension 5 Feb 1833. (Pension S16891) In 1833 his brother, John Johnson, was also living in Washington Co. The original affidavit shows he lived in Sullivan Co., Tn. for 6 yrs and in Wayne Co., Ky. for 33 yrs. James, John and another brother William Johnson were sons of Benjamin Johnson and Mary Moorman of Bedford Co. and Campbell Co., Va. and apparently the older half-brothers of Pleasant Moorman Miller who moved from Lynchburg, Campbell Co., Va. to Hawkins Co., Tn. in 1796 and to Knox Co. in 1800. James' ch: Nancy Johnson (abt 1784 Va., mar Peter Fry); Susanna Johnson (abt 1791 SC -- 1817 Wayne Co., Ky.), Pleasant Smith Johnson (1795 Sullivan Co., Tn. -- 1826, Wayne Co., Ky.), Mary Johnson (mar William Hancock) and an unknown son.

JAMES JOHNSON
North Carolina Militia. Served as private in the NC Militia. Applied for a veteran's pension in 1832. Pension started 5 Dec 1832 when he was age 78 and living in Knox Co., Tn.; $30.00 Annual Allowance $90.00 Amount Received (1835 Pension Roll)

JAMES JOHNSON
North Carolina Militia. James served as a private in the NC Militia. He applied for a veteran's pension in 1833 at age 74 while living in Morgan Co., Tn. Pension started 2 Aug 1833. $36.66, Annual Allowance; $91.65 Amount Received (1835 Pension Roll)

JAMES JOHNSON
Virginia Militia. James Johnson was born 1745 probably in Virginia. He died 7 Apr 1817 and buried Indiana Church Cemetery, Harrison Township, Knox County. He mar Margaret ??? (died 1825). Their ch: John Johnson (1776 -- 1817; mar Margaret ???).

JAMES JOHNSON
Service unknown. James Johnson was born 5 Oct 1755 on the Delaware River. He received a veteran's pension. Last payment made on 28 Apr 1838. May be buried in Carroll County, Indiana.

JAMES JOHNSON
Virginia Militia. John Johnson was b 14 May 1762 in Hanover Co., Va. He died 7 Aug 1860 and is buried in the Shelton Cemetery south of Rochester Fulton Co., Indiana. Dau Elizabeth Johnson mar Thomas Shelton.

JAMES JOHNSON
Service unknown. James Johnson was born about 1750. He died Apr 1850 and buried in the Cliff Hill Cemetery, Versailles, Johnson Township, Ripley County, Indiana on an Indian mound near the center of the cemetery. He mar Agnes Baker. Their ch: Sarah Johnson; Annie Johnson (born abt 1830 Kentucky and mar James Connelly); Mary (abt 1801 mar William Griffith); Nancy Johnson (abt 1804); Abel Johnson (abt 1808); James Johnson; Joshua; David Johnson; and Richard Johnson.

JAMES JOHNSTON
Service unknown. James died Tioga County, NY 17 Aug 1825, age 73 yrs.

JAMES JOHNSTON
Service unknown. James lived in Frederick Co., Va. in 1834, aged 74 yrs.

JAMES JOHNSTON
Pennsylvania Militia. James died at Pittsburgh, Pa. 19 Dec 1842; buried First Presbyterian Churchyard.

JESSE JOHNSON
North Carolina Militia and Continental service. He served from 14 Jun 1781 to Jun 1782 in Donoho's Company of the 10th Regiment, North Carolina Militia, under Col. Dixon, Capt. Thomas Donoho and Col. William Washington. After three months, he was transferred to Capt. Michael Randolph's (Rudolph) Company, Col. Lee's Reginent ["Light Horse" Harry Lee of Lee's Legion]. Jesse stated he was in the Battle of Eutaw Springs 8 Sep 1781. He was discharged at Ashley River, SC 14 Jun 1781 along with many others of the 10th Regt. He later moved to Wilson Co., NC where he applied for a veteran's pension 26 Mar 1824 at age 61. He referred to a wife, aged 55 and children living at home: Rebecca Johnson (age 27), William Johnson (18), John Johnson (15) and Jonathan (13). (Pension #S38884) He was awarded $96.00 Annual Allowance; $954.66 Amount Received; Pension started at age 71, Wilson Co., Tn. (on 1835 Tn Pension Roll)

JETER JOHNSON
Virginia Militia and Continental Service. Served as Private in both the Virginia Militia and in the Continental Service. He later moved to Anderson Co., Tn. where he applied for a veteran's pension which started 22 Mar 1819 at age 76. $96.00 Annual Allowance; $1523.20 Amount Received. (on 1835 Tn Pension Roll) See Peter JOHNSON below.

JOHN JOHNSTON
North Carolina Militia, South Carolina Militia and Continental service. Born in 1763, sol lived in Bladen Co., NC during the latter part of the Revolution. He enlisted 14 June 1781. His pension application stated he was with Col. Washington's Cavalry for three months and then served under Gen. Francis Marion of the South Carolina Militia. Served 177 days in Militia as Sergeant of Foot and Horse in 1781 and 1782. Charged 18:14.7 18 pounds, 16 shillings 3 farthing sterling. He was discharged at the Ashley River in June 1782 as a Sergeant. He served under Col. Dixon, Captain Donoho, and Col. Wm. Washington for three months, until Washington was wounded and captured at Eutaw Springs. John Johnson was at Rugeley's Mill, South Carolina when the British surrendered at Yorktown 19 October 1781 or at least when the word reached the High Hills of Santee, South Carolina on 9 November of 1781. After the War, he moved to Tennessee (location not stated), then to KY., then to Hamilton Co., Illinois where he applied for his pension 27 Nov 1834. John stated that he was at Rugeley's Mill "at the time the British surrendered". Thus when Cornwallis surrendered the British army atYorktown, or at least on 9 Nov 1781 when Gen. Greene's army heard the news about Yorktown, John was at Rugeley's Mill. He was not at Rugeley's Mill during the surrender of the 100 Tories on 4 Dec 1780. He died 9 Jul 1853, location not stated. Ch mentioned in 1847 (no names). An Isaac Johnson of Hamilton Co, IL. stated in 1834 that he knew John well and Jacob Braden of Hamilton Co, IL. stated in 1854 that he was "directly interested" in the soldier's claim for pension but no relationship was stated. He was born 1763, and died 9 July 1853. Buried Little Springs Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Hamilton Co., IL. Tombstone reads 1763 - 1853, a Revolutionary Soldier. His wife was Sarah Smith. It is believed that he lived for a brief time in Franklin Co., IL. He has many descendants here but I can find no proof that he ever lived in Franklin County. The 1850 census of Hamilton Co., IL, shows this John Johnson living at the age of 103, a farmer, and born in North Carolina.

JOHN JOHNSON
North Carolina Militia. B. 1760; lived in Burke Co., NC when he enlisted in the NC Militia. (Rev War Pension file No. S30512). He later moved to Tennessee and then to Pike Co., Ky. where he applied for a veteran's pension 2 Jun 1834.

JOHN JOHNSTON
Virginia Militia. Private, B. 30 Aug 1752; lived in Cumberland Co., Va. when he enlisted there in the Va. Militia in Jan 1781 ("year that Cornwallis was taken"; he served in Captain Joseph Carrington's Virginia Company and then served three months in Capt. William Meredith's Virginia Company. After the war, he moved to Smith Co., Tn. where he applied for a veteran's pension 28 Aug 1832. In 1836, he lived at Dixon Springs, Sumner Co., Tn., the address of his nephew H. H. Johnson. Pension: $20.00 Annual Allowance; $50.00 Amount Received 20 Apr 1833 Pension started; age 82, Smith Co., Tn. (1835 Pension Roll) (Rev War Pension File S7958) He died 15 Feb 1837.

JOHN JOHNSON
North Carolina Militia. John was born 2 Jann 1762 in Halifax Co., NC. He enlisted in Rowan Co., NC where he resided at the time. After the war, he moved to Rutherford Co., Tn. about 1817; then moved to Lauderdale Co., AL. and about 1830 moved to Pickens Co., AL. He was living in Pickens County when he applied for a veteran's pension 27 Apr 1836 at age 74. (Pension #30782)

JOHN JOHNSTON
South Carolina Militia. John was b in Maryland. He lived in York District, SC when he enlisted in the SC Militia. He had married Martha (surname not given) in Baltimore, Maryland (year not given). She was born in 1758 in Nottingham(??) County, Maryland, and soon after they were married, in the summer of 1774 in Baltimore, Maryland, they moved to York District, South Carolina, where they resided until after the close of the Revolution. She stated that her husband was in the Battles of Hanging Rock and King's Mountain. She stated that after the close of the Revolution she and her husband and children moved to Davidson Co., Tn., and from there to Maury Co., Tn., where she resided from 1807 and where he died 5 Oct 1818. His widow, Martha, age 83, applied on 13 Jan 1841 in Maury County, at which time children were mentioned, but not named; i.e., their oldest child was a daughter born about 1 yr after their marriage and was aged 62 in 1841; their youngest child was aged 47 in 1841.

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