DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA, SS.
On this twenty sixth day of June, A. D. 1818, before me, Richard Peters, Judge of the
District Court of the United States, in and for th Pennsylvania District, personally appeared Barney Johnson of the City of Philadelphia who being duly sworn deposes and declares, that during the War of the Revolution he served against the common enemy as a Fifer in the army on the Continental Establishment — that on the day of A. D. 1776 at Baltimore in the state of Maryland he enlisted in the third Maryland Regiment, commanded by Colonel Guest [sic: Mordecai Gist], in Captain Armitrangs Company, and in the following year he joined the Army of the United States at White Mains in New Jersey, and he continued in the service of the United States until the peace of Eighty three. The said deponent further says that at the battle of Camden [SC, 16 Aug 1780] he was wounded by a British light horseman in the head and was made a prisoner. After six months he was exchanged, and he joined the same regiment at
That by reason of his reduced circumstances in life, he is in need of assistance from his
country for support, that he never has received, or been allowed any Pension by the laws of the United States—that he is a resident citizen of the United States, and that his Discharge he has lost. Barney Johnson
District of Pennsylvania SS
Dennis Dunning of the District of Southwark in the County of Philadelphia, being sworn
says that he is well acquainted with Barney Johnson, the within named Deponent. The said Barney has been known to the said Dunning since he was fourteen years of age, and he well recollects his having enlisted as a fifer in the third Maryland Regiment, and that he served in the same during the remainder of the war. The Deponent was a Drummer in the first Maryland Regiment. The said Barney Johnson is now in indigent circumstances.
Sworn & Subscribed before me June 26, 1818 Dennis Dunning his X mark
Auditors Office Annapolis, March 26, 1819
I hereby certify that it appears from the Muster Rolls remaining in the Auditors office that Barnard Johnson enlisted as a fifer in the third Maryland Reg’t. on the 18 Feb’y 1778 but it does not appear at what time he received his Discharge. Thos. Karney, Audt’r. State Md.
Eastern District of Pennsylvania SS
On this 30th day of June A.D. 1820. personally appeared in open Court in the District
Court of the United States in and for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (being a Court of record for the said District) Barney Johnson, aged about Fifty years [sic], resident in the County of Philadelphia in the 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 in the year 1776 or 1777 he served under General [William] Smallwood in the Maryland Line in the 3d Maryland Regiment, and continued with him about two Campaignes. After that he served (in the same Regiment) under General [Horatio] Gates, and then under general [Nathanael] Greene. – he continued in service till the end of the War and then was discharged. he received a Wound in the Head at Camden. He has received a Pension under the Act of Congress of 18 March 1818 by Certificate No 8931.
I the said Barney Johnson do solemnly swear 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 to 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. Real or Personal Estate – I have none, except a few Articles of Household Furniture not worth more than Ten Dollars. the greater part was seized and sold some time ago for Rent.
I have a Wife, but no Children – when I was able I drove Cart, but of late from the effect of the Wound on my head I have been unfit for any work Barney Johnson
NOTE: On the pension certificate is the following: Death – AB [Account Book] Nov. 10, 1820.
Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements
Pension Application of Barney Johnson: S39783
Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris
Benjamin Johnson wife Elizabeth Price former widow: W27761: MD Line: Soldier applied 1834 May 19 in Fayette Co. Va age 76 on March 25 1834. Soldier mentioned a brother living in Charles Co. MD who later moved to Ga. Soldier lived in Charles CO. MD at enlistment widow applied 1866 Oct 16 Fayette Co. Va age 63 a resident of Kanawha Co. Va but formerly of Fayette Co. Va soldier married Elizabeth McGraw 1829 Aug 7 in Kanawah CO. Va and soldier died 1834 July 15 in Fayette Co Va. Widow married 2nd on 1836 April 26 James Price in Fayette Co Va and he in 1859 in IN. Pg 1842 Abstract of Rev. War Pension Files Abstract of Rev. War Pension Files
State of Virginia, Kanawha County to wit
On this 13th day of August 1833. personally appeared in open court, before the justices of the County Court of said County, now setting, Benjamin Johnson, a resident of said County in the state aforesaid, aged seventy seven years and two months 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 after stated – The first service which the applicant performed was in collecting cattle jointly with one George Richardson, for the use of the soldiers and guards then stationed at New London, in the County of Campbell [sic: formed from Bedford in 1782] Virginia, under the command he thinks of Captain Holt. He was at this time a resident of the adjoining county of Bedford, and was detached and appointed to this service by Capt. Christopher Ervine, who had charge of the provisions and supplies for the magazine & barracks at New London. the applicant served in this capacity for two summers, those of the years 1779. and 1780. during which time he was constantly employed from about the 1st of June untill late in the fall of each of those years, serving about four & half, or five months during each of said years, and using his own horse all that time In February 1781 the said applicant entered the service as a volunteer in a rifle company
commanded by Capt Boen [sic: Bowen] Price of New London, and was attatched to a regiment of Rifle men commanded by Col. Charles Lynch of Campbell County, and Major John Callaway of the same county. about the same time Colo. [William] Campbell marched a regiment of Riflemen from the counties of Bottentout [sic: Botetourt] and Rockbridge. Each regiment was intended for service in the south, and were marched immediately on their completion to join the southern army commanded by Gen’l. Green [sic: Nathanael Greene]. on their arrival near Guilford N. C. the regiment to which the applicant belonged was attached to Col. Wm. Washingtons troop of horse.
He was with his regiment in the battle of Guilford Courthouse on the 15th of March 1781. his regiment with Washington’s horse was stationed on the right wing and Colo. Campbell’s regiment, with [Col. Henry] Lee’s horse, occupied the left. The battle was brought on early in the morning by Washingtons troops who advanced upon the enemies line, supported by the regiment to which the applicant belonged, and by about two hundred regulars of the infantry During the action, the applicant and his regiment was in the brunt[?] of the engagement. The British returned the fire and the American forces were under the necessity of retiring[?] from the conflict, an event which this applicant attributes to the flight of about two thousand of the N. Carolina Militia, at the onset, who had been [illegible word] to occupy the center of the line. After losing the field, the American troops were marched about 18 miles to the “[Troublesome] Iron
Works”, where they remained about two days, recruiting. They then pursued the British army to [Ramsey’s Mill in Chatham County on] “Deep River” the rear guard of their army being in sight on the opposite Bank when the American army arrived. The applicant and his Regiment remained at Deep River two days, where the same was disbanded, and the soldiers discharged.
This applicant was in this service seven weeks and two days, during all which time he was a private, and for the most part engaged in some marches occupying much of the night as well as day. After his return from Deep River, this applicant remained at home in the County of Bedford, untill the latter part of the month of September of that year, when he was drafted into a company commanded by Capt. Edmund Tate, designed[?] to unite with the American forces to repel the invasion of Cornwallis. He was marched with his company forty miles to Falling River in the County of Campbell, where other companies had collected; and where it was intended to form a Regiment. He and his company remained at Falling River two days, when intelligence arrived of the surrender of Cornwallis and his Army at York Town [on 19 Oct 1781]. The companies were then discharged and returned home.
The applicant when discharged at Deep River, was furnished with a written discharge, which has been lost. upon the other two occassions he had no discharge in writing. He has not other documentary evidence of his services, and he knows of no one in this quarter by whom he could prove his said services.
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.
Sworn to and subscribed the day and year first aforesaid in open Court
[signed] Benj. Johnson
Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements
Pension Application of Benjamin Johnson: R5674
Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris
John Johnson R53634 Cont. Line Va: Soldier was born in 1763 in Maryland and he lived in Stafford Co. Va at enlistment and he lived there some 27 years after the Revolution then moved to KY and applied 1832 Aug 27 in Clark Co. KY. Abstract of Rev. War Pension Files