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ABRAHAM JOHNSON

 

Abraham Johnson S16427 VA Line: Soldier was born in 1754 Hampshire Co. Va. He lived there at enlistment and after the revolution he moved to Belleville in Ohio Co. Va and in 1810 he moved to Sullivan Co. Ind and he applied there 1833 Feb 26 a resident of haddon Township Ind. Soldier referred to his father ( not named) as being in Braddocks defeat. Pg 1840 Abstract of Rev. War Pension Files Abstract of Rev. War Pension Files

 

 

ANDREW JOHNSON

 

 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 in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress passed June 7th 1832.

 

That he entered the service of the United states in the year 1782 & served as herein stated & under the following named officers.

 

This declarant was born in Rockingham County, Virginia in the year 1761, from thence 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 Capt. Gilford or Guilford from his residence to Hillsborough, North Carolina, where he was mustered & inspected [sic] into the service of the United States for Eighteen 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 Hill where he joined the main army under the command of General Greene.

 

He served under the command of Capt. Guilford for a Term of two months & then was

transferred to a company commanded by Capt. Brevard [Alexander Brevard]. This Term of service was taken up principally in marching to join headquarters of the Army, & nothing transpired mostly of note.

 

He then served a Term of two months more under Capt. Brevard, & he under Colonel Lytle [Archibald Lytle], & he under Brigadier General Guess, during which Term of service he remained stationary & nothing transpired worthy of note, except some little skirmishing between some foraging parties of the British & Americans -- Charleston then being under the possession of the British under the command of General Leslie [Alexander Leslie], as he thinks & understood. In some of which skirmishing, Colonel Laurens [John Laurens] was killed. He was then transferred to Capt. Rodes [sic,

Joseph Thomas Rhodes] or Capt. Rhodes succeeded Capt. Brevard in the command under whom he served another Term of eight months. In which last Term of service there was 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 & 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 & loss of memory, he is unable to State the particulars with any certainty more than the above twelve 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 [sic, Waxhaw] Settlement where he received a written discharge from Capt. Lytle, which has been lost or destroyed. This discharge was given in the

fall of 1783 when peace was proclaimed & put an end to the war & the American army disbanded.

 

He had a record of his age but was destroyed by fire when his father’s house was burned down on the south Branch of the Potomac [River]. He removed from North Carolina where he was drafted to the south Branch of the Potomac, from there 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 further states that from his short residence in this County he knows no preacher who can certify as to his belief in his services. He hereby relinquishes every claim to apension what ever or an annuity except the present and he declares that his name is not on the pensionroll of any Agency or of any cat state.

That he Sworn to & subscribed the day & year above mentioned.

 

 

S/ Andrew Johnson, X 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, & made oath in due form of law, that he is now, & was during the Revolutionary War, personally acquainted with Andrew Johnson, who has made the foregoing declaration to obtain a pension, & 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 Twelve months.

 

From old age & consequent loss of memory, this deponent cannot state positively as 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 Capt. Lytle at a place called Waxhaw settlement. He also recollects that the declarant served under Capts Guilford, Brevard, & Rhodes under Colonel Lytle & Brigadier

General Guess. The several terms of service he therein served making a Term of Twelve months, & further the deponent saith not.

 

Sworn to & subscribed this day & date above mentioned.

 

S/ William McElyea, X his mark.

 

State of North Carolina, Secretary of State's Office

 

I William Hill Secretary of State in and for the State aforesaid, do certify that the name of

Andrew Johnson is not to be found on the musterrolls of the Continental line of this State in the revolutionary war, or any other document in this office affording evidence of service in said line.

 

Given under my hand this 6th day of December 1834.

 

S/ Wm Hill

 

Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements

 

Pension application of Andrew Johnson R5599 fn13NC

 

Transcribed by Will Graves

 

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

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79,Feb.

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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

 

HENSON JOHNSON

 

Henson Johnson: S16171 BLW #26778-160-55 : VA LINE: soldier was born in Frederick Co. VA and lived there during the Revolution and after the War he moved to KY and in 1819 he moved to Harrison Co. Ind. and he applied there 1832 Aug 15. Soldier applied for BLW 1855 April 3 in Harrison Co. Ind Soldier died 1858 Jan 9: PG 1846 Abstracts of Rev. War Pension Files

 

JAMES JOHNSON

[Methodology: Spelling, punctuation and grammar have been corrected in some instances for ease of reading and to facilitate searches of the database. Also, the handwriting of the original scribes often lends itself to varying interpretations. Users of this database are urged to view the original and to make their own decision as to how to decipher what the original scribe actually wrote. Blanks appearing in the transcripts reflect blanks in the original.]

 

State of Tennessee, Knox County

On this 13th day of August 1832 Personally appeared in open Court before me Samuel

Powell one of the Circuit Judges of law and Equity in and for the said State of Tennessee and for the first Judicial Circuit now sitting James Johnston a resident of the County and State aforesaid and the said County & State aged 76 years who 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 June 7th 1832 That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and served as herein stated He lived in McLinburgh [sic, Mecklenburg] County North Carolina at that place in the first week of May 1780 he volunteered under Captain Samuel Flanigin [sic, Samuel Flenniken or Flennekin or Flanagan] & Major William Davy [sic, William Richardson Davie] in a company called the County rainger [Rangers] we reconnoitered to the Country generally in search of Tories went to Ramsour's Mill got there after the battle there in

the last week of July in the upper and of South Carolina on Waxhaw Creek we caught and killed 8 Tories while they were in the act of plundering a Whig’s house the Whig’s name not recollected on the 5th day of August 1780 Colonel Sumpter [sic, Thomas Sumter] and Colonel Erwin Joined us at Lands Ford on the Catawby [sic, Catawba] River and on the 6th we attacked & defeated the British and Tories at the Hanging Rock and took possession of their camp we continued on in quest of the Tories and British till the first week in October 1780 we were then honorably but verbally discharged served 6 months Again at the same place in the first week in October 1781 volunteered under Captain James Osburn [sic, James Osborne] and Colonel Robert Erwin's Regiment of Riflemen marched to the Eastern border of North Carolina on the River after the Tories stayed in that part of the State 3 months Cornwallace [Cornwallis] being captured the Tories became peasable [sic, peaceable?] and we were then honorably but verbally discharged served 3 months in the whole served 9 months

 

He has no documentary evidence and he knows of no person whose testimony he can

procure who can testify to his actual service He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any State and that there is no clergyman residing amedrately [immediately] in his neighborhood nor he knows of none but whom he can prove the report of his service

Sworn and subscribed the day and year aforesaid in open Court

S/ Wm Swan, Clk S/ James Johnston

 

[James Cruse and Samuel Flenniken1 gave the standard supporting affidavit: and “they further state that they heard Captain Samuel Flanigin [sic, Samuel Flenniken] state that the said Johnston served one tour of duty under him during the Revolutionary war and that he was a good soldier.”]

 

1 This witness clearly signed his name “Sam Flenniken”]

 

An appendix to James Johnson’s [sic] application for a pension which application bears date August 13th, 1832 and was numbered in the War Department 3939 and sent back for amendment

 

State of Tennessee, Knox County

 

Personally appeared before me Elijah Johnson one of the Justices of the Court of Pleas

and Quarter Sessions in and for the said County of Knox and State of Tennessee James Johnson a resident of the said County and State who after being duly sworn according to law deposeth and saith that he is the same James Johnson who subscribed and swore to the said declaration above mentioned

 

That he was born in the State of Pennsylvania on the waters of Delaware River the name of the County not recollected on the 5th of October 1755

 

That he has a Record of his age in his family bible at home He continued to live in McLinburgh County North Carolina till in the fall of 1789 at which time he moved into Knox County State of Tennessee and has lived there & and still continues to live there

 

That he never did receive a Commission

 

He believes that in addition to James Cruse and Samuel Flanagen who certify for him he

can prove by Robert Houston David Dearmand John McCammon and a number of others of his acquaintance & present neighbors too tedious to mention that that he is a man of veracity and that they believe him to have been a soldier of the revolution He had no acquaintance with the regular officers or Continental or military regiments except his own Regiment but what is stated in his declaration

 

 Sworn to and subscribed before me the 10th day of November 1832

 

S/ Elijah Johnson, A Justice of the Court of Pleas

 

and Quarter Sessions S James Johnston

 

 [In March 1835, Johnston had moved to Carroll County, Indiana and requested the transfer of his pension benefits.]

 

Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements

 

Pension application of James Johnson S16168 fn30NC

Transcribed by Will Graves 10/28/08 rev’d 10/30

 

James Cruse

Samuel Flenniken

Robert Houston

David Dearmand

John McCammon

 

JOHN JOHNSON

 

John Johnson S32345 BLW #26-160-55 VA Line: Soldier was born 1762 May 14 in Hanover Co. Va and he lived there at enlistment and he lived there 10 years after the Revolution. He then moved to KY for 8 years then moved to Marion Co. Ind. with his children (not named) and soldier applied there 1835 Oct 6 and in 1855 he was living in Rochester in Fulton Co. Ind. In 1857 a son in law (not named) was aged 62: Soldiers brother was Richard Johnson age 75 in 1835 and a a minister of the Gospel in Sumner Co. Tn. Abstract of Rev. War Pension Files

 

JOSEPH JOHNSON

 

Joseph Johnson or Joseph Johnston S13782 VA line: 1833 April 12 Monroe Co. IN. Soldier was born 1755 Oct 20 in  Frederick Co.Va and he lived there until 14 years of age and his father moved to New River in Va for 6 to 7 years then moved to Clinch River in VA where Soldier was of 18 and he lived there at time of enlistment and later enlisted in Montgomery Co.Va in 1776 where he live and in 1781 he moved to Powell’s Valley in What is now Lee County Va and also enlisted there. He lived there 4 or 5 years after the Revolution then moved to Knox Co. KY for 14 years then moved to Hawkins Co. Ohio for 2 years then to Jackson Co. Ind. for 5 or 6 years then to Owen Co. Ind for a short time then to Monroe Co. In. Soldier mentions his brother David Johnson who served with him. There is an affdt by Ebenezer Johnson who he had not seen for 17 or 18 years until he moved from IN to KY in 1841 and he stated he had also served in the Revolutionary Army with his brother Joseph Johnson. Abstract of Rev. War Pension Files

 

 

 

State of Indiana} Monroe County}

On this the twelfth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty three personally appeared in open Court before me Amory Kinney President Judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit of our state of Indiana aforesaid and Stephen P Seall and Abram Rusthik[?] Associate Judges of our said Court for the said County of Monroe being a Court of Record now sitting Joseph Johnston a resident of said County in said state aged seventy eight years the twentieth day of October next who 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 June 7th 1832.

 

That he was born in the County of Frederick in the State of Virginia on the twentieth day of October in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and fifty five, where he resided untill fourteen years of age when his father removed to New River in Virginia and settled within a few miles of Englishes Ferry [sic: Ingles Ferry near present Radford] on said River where he resided six or seven years, when he removed to Clinch River what county if any at that time unknown in Virginia [Fincastle County 1772 - 1777, then Washington County]. When his Father removed with him as above last mentioned to Clinch River he was about eighteen years of age it was in the spring season of the year he feels pretty certain There were but a few settlers there then: – This Declarants family and a few other. – He resided there untill and at the time of entering the service. That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and served as herein stated to wit

 

That in the month of July in the Year seventeen hundred and seventy four he

volunteered in a Company of Foot men under Captain Walter Crocket [Crockett] in the Militia of the State of Virginia in the service of the United States in the War of the Revolution. There was no Regiment formed there. He was rendezvoused under said Captain at New River, and marched to the Levels of Greenbrier Virginia there joining other troops was in said Company put in the Regiment commanded by Colonel Lewis his first name he thinks was Charles not certainly [Charles Lewis, killed at the Battle of Point Pleasant]. He was marched in said Regiment of Virginia Militia from the said Levels of Greenbrier under the said Colonel in said Company down New River on the east side crossing Gauly Mountain [sic: Gauley Mountain in present Fayette County WV] to the mouth of Kenawa [sic: Kanawha] River into the Forks of said River and the

Ohio, where was fought the Battle called the Shawnee Battle [Battle of Point Pleasant] on the 10th day of October Seventeen hundred and seventy four Previous to arriving at that place Colonel Lewis was the highest in command. upon such arrival this Applicant & said Colonel Lewises Regiment was under the command of a general officer whose name he has forgotten [Gen. Andrew Lewis]

 

Before reaching said Battle Ground Col. Lewis had preceeded with three or four

companies leaving Captain Crocket’s Company and this applicant in the rear with the Beeves and Baggage and Colonel Lewis was to have left canoes at Gauly River for said Capt Crocket and other three or four rear companies but from some cause no canoes being so left this applicant and said near companies were delayed a whole day in swimming their beeves and getting their baggage over on rafts. Said rear companies under the command of a Major Christy [sic: Christian] and this applicant in consequence of said delay did not engage in said Battle. The next day after crossing Gauly in the evening a couple of runners came from Colonel Lewis stating that the Battle had been fought and that the Indians threatened to fight them again – Major Christy then commanded that the Beeves and baggage be left and a forced march

commenced which was done, and this applicant in said company joined Colonel Lewis; but no further fighting took place. The Celebrated Cornstalk an Indian Chief as this applicant understood commanded at said Battle on the side of the Indians An Expedition from said Battle Ground was commenced but meeting a flag and the Indians suing for peace, said expedition being intended against their Towns, they this Applicant and his troops returned to and completed the Fort in the forks of said Rivers called Fort Pleasant, the spot being previously called Point Pleasant. He was employed in building said Fort & was there several weeks after said Battle. He had volunteered to go in said Expedition against said Indians but not to serve any particular period At the request of his officers and as a duty he voluntarily served in said Expedition four months; when at said Fort he was dismissed and started home about the latter part of October seventeen hundred and seventy four. He received no discharge in writing. All said services he rendered cheerfully faithfully and satisfactorily to his officers.

 

He remained at home untill the year next after his said expedition under Colonel Lewis

the year seventeen hundred and seventy five

 

In said year seventeen hundred and seventy five in the month of April as near as he is

able to state living at the County of Montgomery in the State of Virginia he volunteered in the Militia of said State in the service of the United States as an Indian Spy under an engagement with Major Robison whose first name he has forgotten. He was employed as such spy principally against the Shawnee Indians in company with James Whitton also an Indian Spy. This applicant spied through the country about Sandy and Clinch Rivers.

 

He engaged to serve three months or as long as there was a necessity in the opinion of

said officer for his said service. He served at least five months in said campaign faithfully and satisfactorily to his said officers. He was by the promise of said Officer to have been paid by him or his paymaster one dollar per day which he never received. He was dismissed in said County in the latter part of Summer or fall of said seventeen hundred and seventy five. He received no discharge in writing.

 

In the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy six on the eighteenth

day of May he married and it promising a troublesome year he was prevailed on by his father in law and family to go with them to New River And after reaching New River at the request sent him by an Uncle living on Roanoke River he went down with his wife to stay the season with him.

 

But when he got to his Uncles two of his sons had drafted and this applicant volunteered in the same company commanded by Hugh Crocket Captain, brother to the Captain Crocket under whom he had formerly served. (He can not recollect the name of the County where he volunteered it was near said Roanoke River. no town near [Botetourt County].) in the Regiment commanded by Colonel William Christy [sic: Christian] in the Militia of the State of Virginia. Said Company was of Footmen. He volunteered as above either in June or July in said year seventeen hundred and seventy six for the period of three months to go a Campaign against the Cherokee Indians he rendezvoused in said Company at Jacob Kents near Colonel Rawleigh Madisons and marched and joined Colonel Christy at the Long Islands and Holstein River (Tennessee) [sic: Long

Islands of Holston River at present Kingsport TN, then North Carolina] and proceeded to the Indian Towns, and burned and destroyed them, except two of them belonging to friendly Indians and Traders. After being in the Cherokee Indian country about two months (being about one month going and returning or upwards) they set out on their return. In said Expedition he served upwards of and at least three months He was dismissed on his march homeward about the first of October in said year 1776. he does not know in what county it took place At that time the territory which composed one county now making several He received no discharge in writing nor did any of his comrades within his knowledge and memory

 

In the year seventeen hundred and seventy seven at said County of Montgomery Virginia in the early part of summer he volunteered in the Militia of said state to serve as an Indian Spy under an engagement with Major Robison before mentioned for and during said summer and as long as in the opinion of said officers necessary against the Shawnee Tribe of Indians as well as the Mingos, Wyandots &c (in the service of the United States) through the country about Sandy [probably Big Sandy] Guian [probably Guyandotte] and Cold Rivers. He served in company with Richard Prey[?]. He was to have received one dollar per day which he received from his paymaster through the hand of his said Major. He was dismissed in said County about the end of said summer without any discharge in writing. He served in said engagement three months.

 

In the year seventeen hundred and seventy eight still living at said County of

Montgomery in said state of Virginia in the early part of summer of said year he volunteered as an Indian Spy in company with John Sharp his fellow spy under an engagement with (Major) Walter Crockett who was at one time Colonel he does not know whether then or afterwards, against the before mentioned tribes of Indians for a period of three months or as long in said season as in the opinion of said officers necessary. He served in the country about the before-mentioned Rivers of Sandy &c. He was to receive one dollar per day which he never got. He was dismissed in said County about the end of said summer without any discharge in writing. Said service was in the Militia of the said state of Virginia and the United States. He served faithfully

and to the satisfaction of said officer constantly three months at least

 

In the year seventeen hundred and seventy nine whilst living at said County of

Montgomery in said State of Virginia he volunteered about the first of summer of said year in the Militia of said state and the service of the United States as an Indian Spy in company with his partner in the former season John Sharp under and engagement with Major Thomas Mastin to serve during said Summer season, and to receive one dollar per day. He spied in the country about Sandy and Cold Rivers against the Shawnee, Wyandots Mingos &c Indians. He served constantly and faithfully and satisfactorily to his officer during said summer and probably longer but at least three months. He was dismissed in said County without any discharge in writing. He received no pay for said service. He was dismissed sometime about the end of said summer or beginning of the Fall of said year probably in September not certain

 

In the year seventeen hundred and eighty whilst living at said County of Montgomery in

said State of Virginia he volunteered in the spring or beginning of summer of said year in the Militia of said state in the service of the United States as an Indian Spy in Company with Archibald Prater under an engagement with said Major Thomas Mastin to serve during the need or said season at one dollar per day He spied about said last mentioned Rivers against said last mentioned Indians He served faithfully and constantly and satisfactorily to his said Officer at least three months and dismissed about the end of said summer without any discharge in writing. he received no part of his said pay.

He still continued to reside in the County aforesaid untill entering the following Service.

 

In the year aforesaid of seventeen hundred and eighty he thinks in the month of

December in said year he entered the Service of the United States in the Militia of the state of Virginia as a Volunteer in the company of Fort commanded by Captain Robbin Moffett in the Regiment commanded by Colonel — Preston whose first name he has forgotten [William Preston]. He rendezvoused in said company near the head of Clinch River and marched and joined other companies at Harboards Ferry just below (four or five miles) the Lead mines [near Fort Chiswell in Wythe County] and fell under the command of said Colonel at or near New River thence they marched to Moravian Town [near present Winston-Salem] in North Carolina, and thence joined General [Nathanael] Greene near Guilford Court House, thence marched down to Hawe [sic: Haw] River. They were at Hawe River, the Hanging Rock, and many other places some of which forgotten scouting & traversing the country like playing prisoners baste[?]. He so entered the service for the period of three months which he served out and which expired a few days (perhaps three) before the Battle of Guilford [Guilford Courthouse, 15 March 1781]. He was not in said Battle being dismissed at the end of said period without any discharge in writing. He never has received one cent of pay for said tour. He served faithfully and to the acceptance of his officers. He was dismissed at Guilford Court House in the first part of march in the year seventeen hundred and eighty one

 

In the same said year seventeen hundred and and eighty one he removed to Powells

Valley leaving his family behind untill the Fall season in said State of Virginia he does not recollect the name of the County [Washington] if any formed at that time (now Lee County) At said Powells Valley in said year last mentioned of seventeen hundred and eighty one he entered the service of the United States in the Militia of the State of Virginia as an Indian Spy under an engagement with Colonel Charles Cox at one dollar per day in company with Alexander McFarland his partner Spy in the spring of the year aforesaid. He spied in said Valley down to Hickory Gap on Yellow Creek and Cumberland Waters and on Goose Creek Waters. He served constantly and faithfully during said season at least for three months. He was employed in this spying against the Cherokee Indians He was dismissed at Colonel Coxes in the Valley aforesaid

near Cumberland Gap. He received his pay for said services duly He received no written

discharge for said tour of spying. He served as a volunteer.

 

In the year seventeen hundred and eighty two at said Powells Valley in Virginia he entered the service of the United States in the Militia of the State of Virginia as an Indian Spy to serve during the summer season of said year or longer if requested as necessary by his officers. He commenced service in or about the beginning of said summer or latter part of the spring of said year and spied about the same Rivers and country spied in his former last mentioned spying and against the same Indians (Cherokees) in company for his partner spy with Dan’l Coulson He was dismissed at Colonel Coxes aforesaid in said Powells Valley about the latter part of said summer and received his one dollar pay per day by the hand of said Colonel having served constantly and faithfully to the acceptance of his officers. He received no discharge in writing. He served in said service at least three months.

 

He served as a volunteer in such tours as well as all his other tours heretofore stated. He

has no record of his age; many years ago the last he knew of it, it was in the possession of a sister Elizabeth Monday of Kentucky. Upon reflection he thinks he got a discharge in writing from his Captain Hugh Crocket for the Cherokee Campaign herein described.

 

He never received any pay other than herein mentioned for any of said services. His

memory is much impaired and where in his declaration he has omitted anything it is on account of such failure of memory. He has no documentary evidence of any part of his said services nor does he know of any person or persons whose testimony he can procure of his services except those whose certificates are herewith annexed.

 

He hereby relinquishes every claim to a pension or annuity except the present and

declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any state.

After the War of the Revolution he continued to live four or five years in said Powells Valley, then removed to Knox County Kentucky where he resided fourteen years or upwards, then he removed to Hawkins Ohio and lived there two years or about it then he lived five years or about it in Jackson County Indiana, then he resided five or six years and now resides in Monroe County in the State of Indiana He resided formerly a short time in Owen County in Indiana.

 

He is known to his brother David Johnston [pension application S32349] who served with him in the tour to Guilford North Carolina and is known to Cornelius Cox and William Followell who can testify the said David as to services and the others to his character for veracity and their belief of his services as a soldier of the Revolution Whatever is omitted of dates circumstances and events is by reason of old age, & a remote backwoods life where he has not had the learning or books to refresh his memory, which has failed greatly. Joseph Johnston his X mark

 

State of Kentucky Fleming county Sct.

 

I Ebenezer Johnson of Fleming county Kentucky aged Eighty one years do state on oath that Joseph Johnson who has made the foregoing declaration is my brother and that I had not seen him for seventeen or eighteen years untill he moved from Indiana to this state in the fall of 1841. I also state that I served with him in the company command by General Broadhead [sic: Col. Daniel Brodhead] I think the year 1779 [August]. the detachment marched from Pittsburg [sic: Pittsburgh] up the Alleganie [sic: Allegheny] river to some Indian Towns which were destroyed together with their growing corn &c. I am certain he served at least three months on this campain, of the field officers I recollect Col. Campbell Maj. Byrum and Maj. John Finley. Capt. Ross command the company to which we were attached. Genl. Broadhead and the other field officers mentioned were officers of the Regular army. Capt. Ross commanded a company of Militia which was attached to the regulars.

 

That in the spring of the year 1780. said Joseph Johnson was drafted and attached to the

company of Capt. Andrews and served as a Spye and Ranger a tour of three months garding the frontier along the Ohio river and in the neighbourhood of Holladays Cove [sic: Hollidays Cove at present Weirton WV] – I was serving in another part of the country at the time he was with Capt. Andrews, but in the next year (I think it was in 1782) said Joseph and myself ware both drafted and attached to the company of Capt. Reed in the month of March of that year, and was actively engaged as a Spye guarding the frontier on the Ohio River untill the month of October or

November following.

 

I know said Joseph Johnson also served a tour of three months as a

substitute for William Conyears. he was engaged in guarding country on the Ohio river from Holladays cove to Mingo’s bottom. Capt Andrews commanded the company on this tour as well as the one before mention. I know he was attached to some other companies but cannot state the particulars. Ebenezer Johnson his X mark [3 Nov 1843]

 

Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements

 

Pension Application of Joseph Johnson (Johnston): S31782

Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris

 

So we Have Joseph Johnson

Brother is Ebenzer Johnson

Brother is David Johnson

Sister Elizabeth Monday of Kentucky

Joseph Johnson was 18 and enlisted in the Army when he lived on the CLINCH RIVER in Va. He also enlisted in Montgomery CO Va. In 1776

 

Captain Walter Crocket or Crockett

Major Robison

Hugh Crocket Captain, brother to the Captain Crocket

(Major) Walter Crockett

John Sharp

Archibald Prater

Captain Robbin Moffett

Dan’l Coulson

Sister Elizabeth Monday of Kentucky

David Johnston [pension application S32349]

David Johnson S32349 VA Line: Soldier was born 1759 Oct 10 or 1760 in Frederick Co. Va and he lived there until age of 11 then moved to Montgomery Co. Va and in 1773 he moved to the head of the Clinch River and he lived there at enlistment applied 1832 Nov 12 Jackson Co. Ind Pg 1844 Abstract of Rev. War Pension Files Abstract of Rev. War Pension Files

Ebenezer Johnson of Fleming county Kentucky

Capt. Ross

Capt. Andrews

Capt. Reed

Substitute for William Conyears.

 

 

PHILIP JOHNSON

 

Phillip Johnson or Phillip Johnston: S36657: Cont. Line VA: 1818 Sept 12: applied Montgomery Co. KY: age about 60 he had enlisted in Essex Co. Va. In 1820 soldier had 5 children at home towit Berry Johnson 18, Lanston Johnson 15, Clement Johnson 10 (the other 2 children were not named) In 1825 soldier had moved to Ripley Co. Ind. having moved there in 1824 from KY. Soldier died 1835 July 11. Pg 1855 Abstract of Rev. War Pension Files

 

ZACHARIAH JOHNSON

 

Zachariah Johnson: S32344 NC Line: 1836 May 18 applied Randolph Co. Ind. age 79.Soldier lived in Northampton Co. NC at enlistment and later moved to Loudon Co. Va and also enlisted there. Pg 1861; 1855 Abstract of Rev. War Pension Files

 

 

 

Pension application of Zachariah Johnson S32344 fn11NC

 

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 State of Indianna [sic, Indiana], County of Randolph

 

On this 18th day of May 1836 personally appeared Zachariah Johnson before the Circuit

Court for Randolph County in the State of Indiana [spelled Indianna throughout] in open court now sitting the said that Zachariah Johnson being a Resident of the County of Randolph & State of Indiana aged 79 years who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Provision made by the act of Congress passed the 7th of June 1832 that he served as a substitute for Elijah Pope 18 months in the 2nd Carolina Regiment of infantry regulars that Major __ Murphy commanded the Regiment __ Stuart was his Captain __ thence was his Ensign and that the names of his other officers he does not recollect that he was a Private and served his Tower [sic tour] out and was Honorably Discharged by his Captain __ Stuart in Halifax North Carolina on the __ day of __ 1777 and the

said that Zachariah Johnson further declares that after the above services he again Enlisted as a Private in the company of Independent French Corps of Dragoons under General Arnold that his Captain was __ Bedkins his 1st Lieut. __ Head his 2nd Lieut. __ Verdieu that he served more than 18 months in said Company meaning this last Corps that he Enlisted for the term of 3 years and served to the End of the war and was discharged at Little York Honorably by his Captain __ Bedkin and states that he was in the Battle of Monmouth while in the 2nd Carolina Regiment and that during his 2nd Enlistment or Service in the Independent French Corps of Dragoons that he was in the Battle of Stony Point under General Wayne and that his Services was rendered in Pennsylvania and New Jersey North Carolina and to the North Both of which services or Enlistments was in the Army of the United States and that when he first Entered the service of the United States he lived in the County of Northampton in the State of North Carolina and that when he Entered the service of the last time in the company of Independent French Corps of Dragoons he resided in the County of Loudoun in the State of Virginia & marched through the country to the places above stated & many others.

 

 And said Johnson further states that he the first term Entered the Service on the __ day

of__ 1776 & was discharged on the __ day of __ 1777 & that he Entered the Service the last time on the __ day of 1780 and was discharged on the __ day of 1781 as well as his memory serves him being old and Infirm he states that many Partickulars has escaped his recollection he the said Zachariah Johnson relinquishes Every Claim whatever to a Pension or an annuity Except the present and he declares that his name is not on the Pension Roll of any agency of any State and that he has Lost or destroyed Both his Discharges not supposing that they would Ever be of Service to him again.

 

Sworn to and Subscribed the day & year aforesaid in open court.

 

 S/ Zachariah Johnson, x his mark

 

that [Abraham Vandle & David Nugent of Fayette County Virginia gave the standard supporting affidavit.]

 

Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements

Transcribed by Will Graves 10/27/08

 

Elijah Pope

Stuart was his Captain

Captain was __ Bedkins

his 1st Lieut. __ Head

his 2nd Lieut. __ Verdieu

Abraham Vandle of Fayette County Virginia

David Nugent of Fayette County Virginia

 

 

 

JAMES JOHNSTON or JAMES JOHNSON

 

James Johnston or James Johnson: S16168 NC Line. Applied 1832 Aug 13 Knox Co. TN age 76. He enlisted in Mecklenburg CO. NC on 1835 March 16. Soldier had moved to Carroll Co. Ind. to live with a son (not named) Pg 1862: 1855 Abstract of Rev. War Pension Files