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ANDREW JOHNSON

 

Andrew Johnson R5599 NC Line: Soldier was born 1761 March in Rockingham Co. Va and soldier moved with his father to Guilford Co. NC and he lived there at enlistment and afterwards Soldier moved to KY and then to Franklin Co. Ill. He applied there 1834 Oct. 7 Pg 1841 Abstract of Rev. War Pension Files Abstract of Rev. War Pension Files

 

1776-1783 Era Andrew Johnson R5599 NC Line: Soldier was born 1761 March in Rockingham Co. Va and soldier moved with his father to Guilford Co. NC and he lived there at enlistment and afterwards Soldier moved to KY and then to Franklin Co. Ill. He applied there 1834 Oct. 7 Pg 1841 Abstract of Rev. War Pension Files Abstract of Rev. War Pension Files

Pension Application Of Andrew Johnson, Natl Archives Series M804, Roll 1441, 
Application #R5599
 
State of Illinois, Franklin County}
               On this 7th day of October, 1834, personally appeared in open court before the county commissioners being judges of the county court, Andrew Johnson, a resident of Franklin County, state of Illinois, of the age of 73 years next March, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration…:
               That he entered the service of the United states in the year 1782 and served as herein stated under the following named officers; This declarant was born in Rockingham County, Virginia in the year 1761. From therewith he removed to Guilford County, state of North Carolina where he resided when he was drafted into the service of the united States. He entered the service as a private militiaman in the spring of 1782. When drafted, he went under the command of Captain Gilford or Guilford from his residence to Hillsborough, North Carolina, where he was mustered and inspected into the service of the United States for 18 months, which term he surely served out before he was discharged.  The country through which he marched as well as he now recollects, was from his residence to Hillsborough to Salisbury, to Camden, to Eutaw Springs, thence to Ashley Hills, where he joined the main army under the command of General Greene. 
 
He served under the command of Captain Guilford for a term of two months and then was transferred to a company commanded by Captain Brevard. This term of service was taken up principally  to join headquarters of the army, and nothing transpired of note. He then served a term of two months more under Captain Brevard, and he under Colonel Lytle, and he under Brigadier General Greene, during which term of service he remained stationary and transpired worthy of note, except some little skirmishes with foraging parties of the British and Americans, Charleston then being under the possession of the British under the command of General Leslie, as he thinks and understood, in some of which skirmishing, Colonel Laurens was killed. 
 
He was then transferred to Captain Rodes [Rhodes] or Captain Rhodes succeeded Captain Brevard, under whom he served another term of eight months, in which last term of service nothing transpired of much note, except the evacuation of Charleston by the British. The army was then marched down to James Island near Charleston, where they took up winter quarters and where they remained until his last mentioned term of service expired. 
 
This declarant was engaged in no battle during his service. He declares that he served his whole term of eighteen months for which he was drafted, but in consequence of old age and loss of memory, he is unable to state the particulars with any certainty more than the above 12 months of which he has a living witness, William McElyea, who can testify of his own personal knowledge 
as to the service. He was discharged at a place called Waxhaw settlement where he received a written discharge from Captain Lytle, which has been lost or destroyed. This discharge was given in the fall of 1783 when peace was proclaimed and put an end to the war and the American army disbanded.
 
He has a record of his age but was destroyed by fire when his fathers house was burned down on the south branch of the Potomac. He removed from North Carolina where he was drafted to the south branch of the Potomac, from thence to Kentucky, thence to Franklin County, state of Illinois, where he now resides. He has no evidence by which he can establish his service except 
William McElyea, who can testify to 12 months. He then states that from his short residence in this county he knows no preacher who can certify as to his belief in his services…etc. Sworn to and subscribed, date and year above mentioned. Andrew Johnson, his mark.
 
Franklin County, Illinois}
Be it remembered, that on the 7th day of October, 1834, personally appeared in open court, William McElyea, a resident of said county, and made oath in due form of law. That he is now, and was during the Revolutionary War, personally acquainted with Andrew Johnson, who has made the foregoing declaration to obtain a pension, and that he knows of his own personal 
knowledge  that the said Andrew Johnson did serve as a private militiaman in the Revolutionary War a term of 12 months. From old age and consequent loss of memory, this deponent cannot state positively to the date of his service, but does recollect distinctly that the declarant as well as this deponent was both discharged from the service of the United States in the time of the Revolution in the fall of 1783, when peace was proclaimed, by one Captain Lytle at a place called Waxhaw settlement. He also recollects that the declarant served under Captains Guilford, Brevard, and Rhodes under Colonel Lytle and Brigadier General Greene, the several terms of service he therein states, making a term of 12 months, and further the deponent saith not. Sworn to and subscribed this day and date above mentioned, William McElyea, his mark.
 

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Notes Capt. Brevard

Notes: William McElyea

This William McELyea is the brother of Patrick Henry McElyea and the Uncle of Hiram McElyea of Humphreys Co. Tn who I descend from Patrick Henry McElyea is the brother of This William McElyea

Notes: Where did our Great Grand Mother Tennessee McELyea Johnson’s Family move to from Humphreys Co. Tn She is in the home of Hiram McElyea and I she was a granddaughter of Hiram McElyea and Matilda no proof of this at this time. She married John S.T. Johnson the son of Joel Johnson going back to Hudson Johnson and wife Agness

ARTHUR JOHNSON

Arthur Johnson or Arthur Johnston: wife Lucy W10152 VA Line. Soldier was born 1757 Aug 7, he enlisted in Brunswick Co.Va, he applied 1818 June 11 in Gibson Co. Ind. and in 1822 and 1824 he was living in Posey Co. In and in 1838 had moved to White Co. Il. To be near his children and grandchildren ( not named) Soldier married Lucy Harmon 1779 Jan 2 both were of Brunswick Co. Va and she was born 1759 Jan 1; Soldier died 1839 Oct 16 widow applied 1840 Dec 15 White Co. Ill. And was living with a son (not named) and in 1843 July she was living in Posey Co. Ind. children were: John Johnson born 1779Sept 27 and married 1800 March 6: Sampson Johnson born 1781 Jan 19: Nancy Johnson born  1783 Dec 30: Ritter Johnson born 1785 Jan 17 and married John William 1801 Oct 15: Elizabeth Johnson born 1781 July 2: Nathaniel Johnson born 1783 may 13, George Johnson born 1785 Jan 17 and married Anna Williams 1816 Oct 19: Benjamin Johnson born 1792 Aug 27 and married Polly Olmon 1821 Jan 4: Winney Johnson born 1794 June 24, Arthur L. Johnson born 1797 June 31: William M. Johnson born 1798 Dec 11 and Lucy Johnson born 1800 May 1, also shown was Zadock Johnson who was born 1802 April and in 1820 was living with Arthur Johnson but no relationship stated. Pg 1841 Abstract of Rev. War Pension Files Abstract of Rev. War Pension Files

 

1757 August 7, Arthur Johnson - was born, in Brunswick county, Virginia. He served as corporal in Capt. James Knox's company, Col. Abraham Bowman's Eighth Regiment, from May, 1776, to April 30, 1777. He again enlisted January 2, 1777, for three years. He was in Capt. Thomas Berry's company, Eighth Regiment, serving as sergeant; also with Capt. Abraham Kirkpatrick's company, same regiment. He was acting sergeant in Capt. William Crogan's company, Fourth Regiment, and in May, 1779, in Capt. Leonard Cooper's company with Col. John Nevill's Fourth Regiment. After the war he removed to Kentucky, and from there to Indiana, Gibson county, and later to White county, Illinois, where he died October 16, 1839, and was buried in the Seven Mile Prairie cemetery, four miles north of Enfield. A monument has been erected by descendants, upon which is inscribed his military record. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)  http://genealogytrails.com/ill/revwar3.html

 

 

ID:

VA08027

 

Last Name:

Johnson

First Name:

Arthur

Suffix:

 

 

Rank:

SERGEANT

Rank Type:

NCO

Ethnicity:

 

 

Brigade:

4TH VA BRIGADE

Company:

CAPT ABRAHAM KIRKPATRICK

 

State:

VA

Regiment:

8 VA

Division:

3RD DIVISION

 

 


Monthly Muster Roll Status


December 1777:

FIT FOR DUTY

January 1778:

FIT FOR DUTY

February 1778:

FIT FOR DUTY

March 1778:

FIT FOR DUTY

April 1778:

FIT FOR DUTY

May 1778:

FIT FOR DUTY

June 1778:

FIT FOR DUTY

 

http://valleyforgemusterroll.org/

 

4TH VA BRIGADE

HISTORY:   ORGANIZED FEB-APRIL 1776 AT SUFFOLK COUNTY COURT HOUSE FROM FREDERICK, DUNMORE, (SHENANDOAH) BERKLE, AUGUSTA, HAMPSHIRE, FINCASTLE, CULPEPPER COUNTIES AND WEST AUGUSTA DISTRICT. 

 

ENTERED VALLEY FORGE WITH 86 ASSIGNED, 53 FIT FOR DUTY, LEFT VALLEY FORGE WITH THE 4TH VA. 

PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENTS : CHESAPEAKE BAY, CHARLESTON 1776, NORTHERN NEW JERSEY, DEFENSE OF PHILADELPHIA, http://valleyforgemusterroll.org/Reg_8VA.htm PHILA  - MONMOUTH.

 

CAPT ABRAHAM KIRKPATRICK

 

James Looney, who was Capt. in command of Blackmore’s Fort, in the Clinch Valley, in Sept. 1774. He lived at King’s Mills, now Kingsport, Tenn. James Luney was one of the signers of a petition Jan. 1781, Botetourt Co. Va. to Governor and Council to intervene, and have negro “Jack” executed for roberies, etc. A certain pension claimant named Archibald Merritt states that he served in 1781-82 in the Continental Line of Va. under Capt. Lonely, operating near “Point of Work”, and into Va. who were quartered at Cumberland Court House. Capt. Lonely was succeeded by Samuel Finley, afterwards Col., and later Capt. Abraham Kirkpatrick took command. James Looney was on jury in Botetourt Co., Va. on May, 8, 1783.

 

Captain Abraham Kirkpatrick 1st Virginia Regiment, 1782- July or August of 1783 4th Company at Winchester Barracks Captain, 4th Virginia Regiment, May 1779-November 1779  Captain, Wayne’s Light Infantry, July 16, 1779  Posey’s Battalion, Febiger’s Command. Fought at Stony Point-Was on detachment from the 4th Virginia Regiment Captain, 8th Virginia Regiment, August 10 1777  Received Bounty of 4666 2/3 acres (warrant #2052) on 9 December 1783  http://www.wscottsmith.com/VirginiaCampaign/gaskins/Soldiers/kirkpatrick.html

 

Ellis Turner

977

Private

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79,Feb.

4

 

 

Abraham Kirkpatrick's 4th Va. Reg composed of 4,8,12 Reg. Col James Wood

 

79

 

http://dickson-online.com/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=55

 

The state of Indiana, Gibson County

 

On the 11th day of June A.D. 1818 before me one of the Judges in and for the Gibson Circuit Court and State aforesaid Personally appeared Arthur Johnson aged 61 years a resident of said County and State aforesaid who being duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the provision made by the Act of Congress entitled an act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval services of the US in the revolutionary war – States that he enlisted in the 2nd Regiment of the Virginia troops in 1775 – for one year by Captain Richard Mead

commanded by Colonel Woodford and General Stephens – that he served during the year and was discharged at Williamsburg in Virginia. And that he served the full [term]. [A]fter his discharge on an expedition as Adjutant to a Regiment of Virginia Volunteers commanded by Colonel Frederick Mackling [sic] and General Nelson. That afterwards he served as a Lieutenant in a Company of Volunteer Militia under the command of Colonel Thomas Branham and General Green; that he was engaged in the war from the first time he enlisted in the service of the US in 1775 until the close of the war or the most of the time; and was in the following Battles: at the Long Bridge, the Siege of Norfolk,

at King's Mountain, at Ramsour's Mill, at Prince's Fort, at the Hanging Rock, the Siege of Ninety Six and that he was honorably discharged from the Service, and that he is in reduced circumstances and in need of the assistance of his Country for support and that he has no other evidence now in his power to substantiate his claims or proof of his services.

 

S/ Arthur Johnson

Subscribed and sworn to before me this the day and year aforesaid.

 

S/ Jesse Emmerson {Seal}

The state of Indiana, Gibson County

 

I Jesse Emmerson one of the Judges of the Gibson Circuit Court do hereby certify that I am acquainted with Arthur Johnson and it appears to my satisfaction that he served in the regular Army of the US in the revolutionary war as stated in the preceding declaration against the common enemy of the US and I now certify the proceedings and testimony taken and have before me to the Secretary for the Department of War pursuant to the directions of the before mentioned Act of Congress. Given under my hand and seal this 11th day of June 1818.

 

S/Jesse Emmerson, {Seal}

State of Illinois, White County

On the 27th day of June 1838 before the subscriber a Justice of the Peace for the said County of White personally appeared Arthur Johnson who on his oath declares that he is the same person who formerly belonged to the Company commanded by Captain Richard Mead – in the Regiment commanded by Colonel Woodford in the Service of the United States, that his name was placed on the pension Roll of the State of Indiana from whence he has lately removed – that he now resides in the State of Illinois (White County) where he intends to remain and wishes his pension to be there payable in future; the following are his reasons for removing from Indiana to Illinois – to be convenient to his children and grandchildren; that they may support him in his old age. S/ Arthur Johnson

 

Sworn and subscribed the day and year above written before me.

 

S/ Ja. Ratcliff, J. P.

Gibson Circuit Court October term A.D1820

District of Indiana, Gibson County

On this 16th day of October in the year of our Lord 1820, personally appeared in open court (it being a court of record created so by the Constitution and laws of this State) for the County and State aforesaid Arthur Johnston [sic] aged 63 years on the seventh day of August last, resident within said District who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath declare that he served in the Revolutionary War as follows, to wit: that he enlisted as a regular Soldier in the Revolutionary War in September in the year of our Lord 1775 under Captain Richard Mead in the second Virginia Regiment commanded by Colonel Woodford of the Virginia line in Brunswick County Virginia and continued in service 12 months and was discharged at Williamsburg Virginia and afterwards off and on in the Service as a volunteer and militia man for about four years and was in the following Battles, to wit: at the long or great Bridge Virginia in the fall or winter of 1775 and at the Battle of Ramsour's Mill North Carolina, at Prince's Fort in the edge of South Carolina, Battle of King's Mountain, Siege of Ninety Six, South Carolina and the date of my original Declaration for the purpose of procuring a pension was made on the 11th day of June 1818 and a pension certificate granted me bearing the date of the 7th day of July 1819 numbered 12891. And I do solemnly affirm that I was a resident citizen of the United States on the 18th day of March 1818 and that I have not since that time, by gift, sale or in any manner disposed of my property or any part thereof with intent thereby so to diminish it as to bring myself within the provisions of an act of Congress entitled “an act provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States in the Revolutionary War” passed on the 18th day of March 1818 and that I have not nor has any person in trust for me, any property or securities, contracts or debts due to me nor have I any income other than what is contained in the schedule hereto annexed and by me subscribed.

 

A list of Arthur Johnston's property, debts due you and demands, to wit, one horse, three head of cattle, 21 head of hogs, two acres, one plow, three old hoes, one old sprouting hoe, and I have debts owing to me to the amount of about $10 to the best of my recollection and debts which I owe to sundry persons amount to about $30 and two old broken ovens and some old cupboard furniture, one pair of Horse guns, three clevises, one pair double trees, and I have the following family, to wit, my wife aged

61 years the first day of January last and very sickly and infirm and has been for about 20 years, my son William Johnston aged 22 years next January who has been sickly and not able to do for himself from his infancy, Zadock Johnston aged 18 last April and my occupation but weakly and infirm and not able to do hard labor and further this deponent saith not.

 

S/ Arthur Johnson

And the court after examination are of opinion that the property of the said Arthur Johnston not saying anything about the Debts owing by him in due to him amount to about $120.

Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements

 

Pension application of Arthur Johnson (Johnston) W10152

 

Transcribed by Will Graves

 

DAVID JOHNSON

 

State of Indiana} SS On this 12th day of September in the year One thousand eight

Jackson County} hundred & thirty two Personally appeared in open Court before the

Hon’ble Abel Findley Judge of the Probate court of Jackson County State of Indiana it Being a court of Record now sitting David Johnson a resident of Jackson County Indiana aged seventy four or five being first duly sworn according to law doth on his Oath make the following declaration in Order to Obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed 7th June 1832 he was born the 10th day of October 1759 or 60 at Frederick County Virginia and lived there untill he was a bout 11 years old & then moved to Montgomery County in said state & in the year 1773 he moved to the head of Clinch River, and in the year 1774 the Indians drove us back across new river at Bells medows where we Forted then we in the month of November moved back to Clinch River, and in the year 1775 he was called out as a spy, Built a Fort at the little crab orchard 15 miles from the head of Clinch River, we was forted in the fort in 1776 and served as a spy, and in 1777 we Built a Fort at the big Crab Orchard 1778 he volunteered under Colonel [Evan] Shelby, Major Thomas Quirk, Captain Thomas Martin, and Rendezvoused at the long Island on

Holston River [sic: Long Island of Holston River at present Kingsport TN] and went down the river to the Chigumaga [sic: Chickamauga] nation of Indians, where we killed some Indians and destroyed their towns [10 - 20 Apr 1779] then returned home we was out about 40 days in 1779 I was chose as a spy & served about six months in the year 1780 continued as a spy and in the year 1781 he volunteered under Captain James Maxfield and rendesvoused on New River at Harbers ferry 4 miles below the Lead mines [near Fort Chiswell in Wythe County VA] where he Joined Col [William] Preston and marched to north Carolina and joined General Green near Gilford courthouse [sic: Nathanael Greene near Guilford Courthouse] & served out my three months tower and was discharged at Gilford Courthouse & returned home – he has now [sic]

documentary evidence of his discharge And that he knows of no person whose testimony he can procure, who can testify to his services he is well known in his present neighbourhood by Jarrard B Hufman a Precher of the Gospel, and Joseph Stuart and Leonard Shewmaker Esq. who will Testify as to his character for veracity & their belief of his services as a spy & soldier of the revolution he hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declare that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any state Sworn to & subscribed the day & year first above written, sworn to and subscribed in open court the day and year aforesaid [signed] DaviD Johnson

 

Jacksonville Illinois

Feb 20, 1860

Secretary of the Interior

Washington D.C.

 

Mrs Mary Ann Sutherland, who is now in the poor house of Morgan

County says she is the daughter of David Johnson a revolutionary soldier. That three years ago, she gave a power of Atty to one James Hester then of Washington Cty. but now of Nashville Brown County Indiana, and she recei’d from him $176 dollars and that is all she ever recei’d. She is desirous of knowing what am’t was paid said Hester and that no more be paid him from the department.

 

Mrs Mary Ann Sutherland is now 65 years old. Her father David Johnson at the time of

the revolution was a resident of Powell Valley on Clinch river Virginia. He moved from thence to Linn Camp near Laurel river Kentucky removed from that place to Washington Cty about 18 years ago, and died there some 12 years ago. She states that he drew his pension in Ky and at Washington and that she is the only heir. And information with regard to it will be very gratefully receiv’d, and if she is entitled to it, certanly she is in very great need.

 

Yours etc J. T. Springer

 

Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements

 

Pension Application of David Johnson: S32349

Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris

 

JOHN JOHNSON

John Johnson R5635 Cont. Line (NC) and SC Line. Soldier was born 1763. Soldier lived in Bladen Co. NC during the latter part of the Revolution and afterwards he moved to TN then to KY then to Hamilton CO. Ill. He applied there 1834 Nov 27. Soldier died 1853 July 9. Children were mentioned in 1847 ( No names). An Isaac Johnson of Hamilton Co. Ill. Stated in 1834 that he knew the soldier well and one Jacob Braden of Hamilton CO. Ill in 1854 state he was directly interested in the soldiers claim for pension (no relationship stated) Abstract of Rev. War Pension Files

 

State of Illinois, Hambleton [Hamilton] County

 

 On this 27th day of November, 1834, personage appeared in open court before

William Allen, a member of the County Commission in and of in and the county and

state aforesaid John Johnson, a resident of the county and state aforesaid, aged 71 years,

who being just duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following

declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7th,1832.

 

 That he entered the service of the United States under the following named

officers, and served as hear in stated-in the year 1781 or 1782 he was drafted for six

months butt from his advanced age and the consequences of loss of memory, declares he

does not remember his captain’s name but recollects he was commanded by Col. William

Washington for the first three months and that he was at Rugeley's Mill at the time the

British surrendered and after serving three months under Washington, he was then

transferred to the Brigade of and under the command of Genl. Marion [Francis Marion],

and that he was employed in ranging and scouting after the British and Tories in the State

of South Carolina until he fully completed another three months tour of duty; he hereby

relinquishes every claim what was to a pension or annuity except to the present and he

declares that his name is not on the pension roll of any agency in any state. Sworn to me

subscribed to this day and year aforesaid.

 

 S/ John Johnson, X his mark

 

We William Henson & Isaac Johnson residing in the County of Hamilton, State of

Illinois hereby certify that we are well acquainted with John Johnson who has subscribed

and Sworn to the above declaration that we believe him to be Seventy one years of age

and that he is reputed and believed in the neighborhood where he resides to have been a

soldier of the Revolution and that we concur in that opinion. Sworn to and Subscribed the

day and year aforesaid.

 

 S/ William Henson, X his mark

 

 S/ Isaac Johnson, X his mark

 

Where and what year were you born? Answer: 1763.

 

 Have you any record of your age? Answer: No.

 

 Where were you living when you came into the service? Answer: North Carolina, Bladen County.

 

 How were you called into service? Answer: I was drafted.

 

 Where have you lived since the Revolutionary War[?] [Answer] From North Carolina I

moved to the State of Tennessee, from there to the State of Kentucky, from there to the State of Illinois, Hambleton [Hamilton], where I now live.

 

 In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand &c.

 

 S/ John Johnson, X his mark

 

 State of Illinois, County of Gallatin

 

Before me the undersigned a justice of the peace in and for the said County

personally appeared Isaac Johnson and made oath that John Johnson who he stated was

an applicant for a pension to the General Government did actually serve as a militia man

in the revolutionary war as stated in his petition for and during the term of 6 months, the

said Isaac further states that he has some 40 years since seen the said John Johnson’s

discharge for said service, but which is lost as he is informed and believes, and further

this deponent saith not.

 

 S/ Isaac Johnson, C his mark

[attested by Moses Thompson, JP]

 

 [The file contains a power of attorney dated May 23, 1854, from Jacob Braden of

Hamilton County, Ill., appointing Charles C. Tucker of Washington City his attorney to

prosecute the claim of John Johnson under the 1818 act or any other act. There is no

indication in the file what relationship, if any, Braden had to Johnson.]

 

[Facts in the file: veteran died July 9, 1853; in a filing dated 1847, there is a reference to

children of John Johnson but none are named and there is no reference to his having a

wife.]

 

Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements

 

Pension application of John Johnson R5635 fn35NC

 

 Transcribed by Will Graves rev’d 10/22/08

 

William Henson

Isaac Johnson

Col. William Washington

 

MOSES JOHNSON

 

Moses Johnson or Moses Johnston: S36024: VA Line: 1818 July 13: Ohio Co. KY: in 1820 soldier was age 71 with a wife aged 66 or 67 and no children living with him. 1834 June 2 soldier had moved to Lawrence Co. Il to be near his children (not named) Abstract of Rev. War Pension Files