IS Tony L. Johnson,
Peggy Johnson and Lee Johnson’s Relations mostly: Burton Farmer & Hatcher RELATIONS
BLUE IS CLUES TO HUDSON JOHNSON
GREEN IS KNOWN
MICHAEL JOHNSON DNA INFORMATION AND CONNECTING INORMATIONHaplogroup I -The I, I1, and I1a
lineages are nearly completely restricted to northwestern Europe. These would most likely have been common
within Viking populations. One lineage of this group extends down into central Europe. Haplogroup I dates to 23,000 years ago or
longer. Lineages not in branches I1a, I1b or I1c are found distributed at low
frequency throughout Europe Group White Oak http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~hjohnson/haplogroup.i.html#Group_White_Oak
Purple is my Cousin Joe Matlock’s Research
Haplogroup I -The I, I1, and I1a lineages are nearly completely restricted to northwestern Europe. These would most likely have been common within Viking populations. One lineage of this group extends down into central Europe. Haplogroup I dates to 23,000 years ago or longer. Lineages not in branches I1a, I1b or I1c are found distributed at low frequency throughout Europe Group Sessile Oak Maroon is the assigned color: Researchers are Avin Euell Johnson: John Kenneth Johnston: Terry Merrell Johnson: Dean Allen Johnson: Richard Johnson: Michael Lee Johnson: John Raines Johnson: Eugene F. Johnson: Robert Leonard Johnson: William Jefferson Johnson: Richard Karl Johnson: Robert Hugh Johnston: Jeffery M. Johnstone: David Keith Johnston: Lorne Alvin Johnston: William Bradley Maurice Johnston: Clifford Alexander Johnston: Richard William Johnston: Joseph Duant Johnston: George Edward Johnston: Philip Sherman Johnston: Oliver Renaud Johnston: David F. Johnston: E.D.L. Johnston: Robert Edward Johnston: Robert J. Johnston: Nancy Breidenthal
Group Leader: Jeffery Johnson e-mail at:
Haplogroup I2A -This subgroup of Haplogroup I is found within the Balkans countries at it's greatest frequency and diversity. These countries probably harbored this subset of Haplogroup I as a refuge during the Last Glacial Maximum. Group PIN OAK http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~hjohnson/haplogroup.i1b.html
Group Leader is: Leonard Johnson
Indigo Color is: Haplogroup 12a Researchers Carl Johnson (brother of Charlotte JOHNSON) and James Clifford Johnson: This subgroup of Haplogroup I is found within the Balkans countries at it's greatest frequency and diversity. These countries probably harbored this subset of Haplogroup I as a refuge during the Last Glacial Maximum. Group Burr OAK Group Leader: Charlotte JOHNSON email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lime is the Color assigned to this DNA GROUP OF JOHNSON RESEARCHERS and will be added to Current Files of Johnson and Allied Families in Faquier Co. Va. Halifax Co. Va. Pittsylvania Co. Granville Co. NC
Haplogroup R1b1 -Haplogroup R1b is the most common haplogroup in European populations. It is believed to have expanded throughout Europe as humans re-colonized after the last glacial maximum 10-12 thousand years ago. This lineage is also the haplogroup containing the Atlantic modal haplotype . Group Elm
Group Leaders is
Turquoise is the DNA of Jeffery Michael Johnson
Haplogroup E3a - Haplogroup E3a is an Africa lineage. It is currently hypothesized that this haplogroup dispersed south from northern Africa within the last 3,000 years, by the Bantu agricultural expansion. E3a is also the most common lineage among African Americans
Group Leader is
My Notes On This Group: The Roman Empire was the first to use troops all over the world they left blood groups ever where they went from Countries of Africa to England: The Roman Empire was one of the VAST spreading Empires in the World to first use troops of other Countries it conquered. The use of using other troops from Conquered Countries spread with each developing Empire.
Red is the County lines and Parish Lines: These lines can and will change people in a County or in a Parish. This is to serve as a Time line to show changes, in lines or in changes where families moved to from this area.
Teal is being used for Quaker dates, these are not the same as the Julian Calender for all the other information, these need to be transcribed to be used in a Julian Calender.
Quaker dates have not been translated Before the 1752 calendar change, the first month of the year was March. From: Mary E. Stewart
In 1752 the new year began to be counted from Jan 1. Before that it ran from March 26-March 25, Julian Calender changed. So a date in July 1750 would be earlier in the same "year" as one in Feb 1750 (which once 1752 rolled around, would be thought of as the next year). From: Barbara Schenck
Haplogroup E1b1b1: This lineage is estimated to have originated in north-eastern Africa about 23,000 years ago. Some of its branches exited Africa during the Paleolithic, and today it can be found in Europe, the Middle East, and north and east Africa. Lines of LBJ coming off Samuel E. Johnson Descendants. Researchers are David F. Johnson, Brett Kerry Johnson: Orange Color:
Group Leader is
Haplo groups R1b-R1b1C is the most common haplogroup in European populations. It is believed to have expanded through out Europes as humans re colonized after the las glacial maximum 10-12 thousand years ago. This lineage is also the haplogroups containing the Atlantic modal haplotype. Group is Black Oak: Color is Brown: Researcher is Dean Johnston: Thomas Johnson reside Pits.Co Va 1776 moved to Washington Co.
Group Leader is
Plum Color is Haplo group I2b1 Group Cherrybark Oak I2b: The I2b lineage likely has its roots in northern France. Today it is found most frequently within Viking / Scandinavian populations in Northwest Europe and extends at low frequencies into Central and Eastern Europe. Researchers: Daryl Keith Johnson, Larry Dean Johnson, Mark Younger Johnson
Group Leader: Valerie Johnson
Blue-Grey is being used to show where German Dutch and Holland families lived and those connected to these families
These files come from numerous Johnson-Johnston-Johnstone-Jonson-Jonston researchers and Sent to Tony L. Johnson who compiled the information” Please share with Other researchers”
Report made by Tony L. Johnson a descendant of Hudson Johnson and Agness Johnson of Bartons Creek, Dickson Co. Tn, Big Creek Hawkins Co Tn and Buffalo Creek of Henry Co. Va.
The link to the Johnson/Johnston/Johnstone DNA Project is:
The link to the J/J/J Research site is:
1770 Jul, William STAFFORD b. Caswell Co, NC, m. 15 Aug 1793, Sally JOHNSTON, b. 6 Jun ----, d. 1 Jul 1829. William died 1850, Sally died 1 Jul 1829. Jackson Co, TN http://cox-internet.com/wstafford/wayaft.htm
1771 May 16 the MCeLyea Family arrived in Orange County NC (McElyea's in transit by Clara Bell Hunter)
1773 ERA moved to Caswell Co: JAMES
JOHNSON (Pension R5607) served in the NC Line, was born 10 May 1759
"about 8 miles from Murfreesborough"
[Hertford Co? ] NC near the VA line and at age of 14 [abt 1773]
moved to Caswell Co, NC and lived there 3
or 4 yrs after the War, then to Lawrence Co,
"Laurens" SC for 10 yrs, then to Pendleton Co, SC for 9 yrs, then to Buncombe Co, NC for 7 yrs, then to what is now Fentress Co, TN and he applied there 28
Jan 1833. He died 30 Mar 1838, and his widow, Delilah, applied 24 Oct 1838 Roane Co, TN. She was born 21 Jul 1767 in Bute Co, NC, and they had married about the middle
of Jan 1783 in Granville Co, NC and she
stated she lived near the Granville and Caswell Co,
lines for 6 yrs prior to her marriage with sol. He died in Roane Co, TN, and his youngest child was James
JOHNSON who made an affidavit 24 Oct 1838 in Roane
Co, TN, age 29 on 4 Apr 1838, and stated he had married 23 Apr 1829
and also that he was James Sr.'s 9th child.
The "State Census of NC, 1784-1787," Register, pp. 44-56, Granville Co. shows: "A list of number of Inhabitants in Abraham Plain's District, taken by Samuel Smith, J.P., Aug. 7, 1786." Pg. 1, 05 Jacob MITCHELL; 07 William OWEN, Junr; 12 William ALEN; 16 William FRAISYIER; 17 John RAVEN; 18 James JOHNSON 1-4-4-5-10.
See also Rejected-Suspended Pensions, Section III, which states that the application of Delilah Johnson, widow of James JOHNSON, was rejected as she was not a widow under the Act http://www.tngenweb.org/revwar/records/j/johnson.html
James Johnson and Delila Johnson: R5607 NC Line: Soldier was born 1759 May 10: about 8 miles from Murfreeesborough NC near the VA line. And at age 14 he moved to Caswell Co. NC and lived there 3 or 4 years. After the Rev. he then moved to Lawrence SC “laurens” SC for 10 years then to Pendleton CO SC for 9 years. Then to Bunscombe Co. NC for 7 years then he went to Fentress Co. Tn and he applied there 1833 Jan 28. Soldier died 1838 March 30 widow applied 1838 Oct 24 in Roane Co. Tn. Widow was born 1767 July 21 in Bute Co. NC soldier and widow had married about the middle of Jan 1783 in Granville Co. NC and stated she lived near the Granville and Caswell Co. Lines for 6 years prior to her marriage with soldier. Soldier died in Roane Co. Tn: Soldier’s youngest child was James Johnson who made affdt 1838 Oct 24 in Roane Co. Tn aged 29 on 1838 April 4 and stated he had married 1829 April 23 and also was soldiers 9th child. Abstract of Rev. War Pension Files
State of Tennessee, Fentress County, on this 28th day of January 1833
This day personally appeared before the worshipful Justices of the Court of Pleas and quarter sessions for the County aforesaid now setting, which is a court of record, James Johnson a resident citizen of the County of Fentress in the state of Tennessee aged 73 years agreeable to his record as kept by his parents and himself in his bible, which is now destroyed, and after being 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 the 7th day of June 1832.
That he entered the service of the United States in Caswell County, North Carolina a private to serve a nine month tour, the precise time as to date of entering said service not recollected, but it was the month of May and about 12 or 14 months before the Battle of Stono. Applicant understood that said call of nine-months men were to be balloted for out of the different captains' companies, but when the different companies met at John Hughes in said County of Caswell the field officers nominated and appointed seven men out of the captains' company to which applicant belonged, namely William
White's company, the other six men that were appointed to serve out of Captain White's company were William Allen, George Anderson, James Wadkins, John Wadkins, James Swinee [sic, Sweeney?], Thomas King, and the men that were appointed in the different captains' companies met at the house of William Prowel's in said County of Caswell and there chose Robert More [sic, Moore] captain. There he was put under said captain and Col Arch Little [sic, Archibald Lytle] and Major Dixon, his first name not recollected, and Adjutant Mikel McMullinshehe [sic ?]. They were marched from said Prowel's to Moon's Creek in said County and stationed there four or five weeks and from there to Peytonsburg, Virginia and then stationed there about two or three weeks, and returned to Moon's Creek, joined no other troops and was furloughed until the last day of the next March with an understanding that when we met that the time we had served was not to count as part of the nine months tour, but previous to the time our furlough was to expire, there was a call for militia and a great part of us nine-month men went out on that tour, but this applicant did not; and according to the stipulations of applicant's furlough he met at the house of Col William Moore's in said County of Caswell and was there put under a Major Tatum, his first name not recollected. There was about twenty of us nine months men of Caswell County put under Major Tatum a great part of them being then out on militia tour, applicant marched off under Tatum and joined head quarters at Galphin's in South Carolina and there joined General Lincoln's Army [Benjamin Lincoln] stationed there a few days and marched on through the country to many places under General Lincoln until the expiration of applicants tour. They marched to a place about five miles from Stono, and camped about four weeks at the camp ground before the noted Battle at Stono applicant was in said Battle on the left wing Lieutenant Charleton commanded the platoon that applicant was in when he was marched into battle, said Lieutenant was shot through the belly and died. There was two of the mess of applicant killed in the Battle, to wit: Thomas Searles and Benjamin Haguewood. Applicant was of the third regiment of North Carolina Troops and being of a remnant of the nine-months men was frequently transferred from one captain to another in the regiment to supply the occasional losses that happened in different companies. McCajah [?] Parker was adjutant of the regiment that the applicant served in [one line at top of page is lost] in some .few days after the battle at Stono applicant was marched with the Army on to General Bull's, Staid there about two weeks and then marched to Bacon's Bridge, staid there a few days and thence to Moncks Corner and thence to Charleston and stationed there about one month and we was then marched to Sullivan's Island. Applicant and some few more about forty five in number we was then under Capt Ramsey, staid there about one month, and marched back to Charleston and there staid until we was finally discharged on the last day of November ensuing after the Battle of Stono, the dates not remembered. Applicant received a printed discharge at the Barracks at Charleston expressing that it was for a nine months tour agreeable to an act of assembly. His discharge expressed that he was of the third Regiment and of the north Battalion we of the nine months men were called the new Levees and was not mixed with the militia but served with the regulars and when we nine months new Levees were discharged our sergeant William McCarty called us out from among the regulars and we were discharged accordingly by him for a nine months tour having served two months previous to that last tour for which he had no discharge; being all the service rendered by him in the War of the Revolution against the enemy of his country.
Applicant from the information of his parents was born the 10th day of May 1759, about eight miles from Murfreesboro in North Carolina near Virginia line, he is not certain the name of the County. Lived there until 14 years old and then moved to the place where he lived when he entered the service and continued there until three of four years after the end of the Revolution and then moved to Lawrence Co [sic, Laurens] South Carolina, staid there about ten years thence to Pendleton County in said state, there about nine years thence to Buncombe County, North Carolina, staid there near seven
years and thence to where is now Fentress County, Tennessee, where he has lived ever since. Applicant's discharge has been lost a great many years and he knows of no military evidence and knows of no person by whom he can prove his services nor any particular circumstances connected with it, further than is believed from his own tradition, applicant can prove his character as a soldier by William Smith & Daniel Spurlin and others -- they being his neighbors.
He hereby relinquishes every claim to a pension or annuity except the present and discloses his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any state.
S/ James Johnson, x his mark
Sworn to in open court this 28th day of January 1833
S/ J.H. Richardson, Clk
by his deputy M Huff, D Clk
Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements
Pension application of James Johnson R5607
Transcribed by Will Graves
eight miles from Murfreesboro in North Carolina near Virginia line
What County is Murfreesboro in in 1759 May 10?
1775 born is Richard Hensley in Caswell Co NC to John Hensley and Rachel Cantrell .
Notes: 1808 May 30 Sally Johnson to Richard Hensley
Notes: Richard Hensley must have been preaching and / or living in nearby Granville County for a time, for he married there. On 30 May 1808 he obtained a marriage bond in Granville County to marry Sarah Johnson. Sarah was born ca 1787/88 in North Carolina, perhaps in Granville County. I don't know who her parents were.
They were listed on the 1810 census in Orange Co, NC which borders Caswell County, and they remained here many years. (Note: I grew up in Orange County, North Carolina. Marty Grant). Their neighbors in 1810 were Stephen Ellis and Thomas Wilson. An "extra" older male was living with them, perhaps a younger brother of Richard or Sarah, or other relative or boarder. Richard1 Hensley RevCaswell Co, NC; died aft 1870 in Putnam Co, GA, son of John Hensley and Rachel Cantrell . He married on 30 May 1808 in Granville Co, NC Sarah Johnson , born 1787/88 in NC; died 1850/60 in Orange Co,, born 9 Jan 1775 in NC. http://www.martygrant.com/gen/hensley/nc/hensley-richard-orange-nc.htm
1776-1783: Solomon Johnson Rejected: NC Line soldier lived in Caswell Co NC at enlistment he applied 1832 Sept 3 Smith Co. TN age 74, it was stated soldier lived in VA but enlisted in NC soldier was still living in 1843 April 15. Pg 1857 Abstract of Rev. War Pension Files
1776- 1783 era: Solomon JOHNSON (Rejected Pension) served in the
NC Line, lived in Caswell Co, NC at
enlistment, applied 3 Sep 1832, Smith Co, TN
aged 74. It was stated soldier lived in VA but enlisted in NC. He was still
living 15 Apr 1843
Solomon JOHNSON was not on the 1830 Smith County census as a head of household, but there were two John JOHNSONS in Smith County, with elderly males in the household. Also note that one Solomon JOHNSON was of Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee when his pension was last rejected pending "further proof and specification" (See Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions, Section II), and may have been the Solomon who follows. Whether these were (a) two Solomon JOHNSONS, both with rejected pensions, (b) two Solomon JOHNSONS whose records were confused; or (c) one Solomon JOHNSON, has not been researched by the compiler. http://www.tngenweb.org/revwar/records/j/johnson.html
[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 on footnote.com 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.]
On this 3rd day of September 1832 personally appeared before the County Court of the
Smith County Solomon Johnson a resident of Tennessee Smith County aged 75 years, who being duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provisions made by the act of Congress passed June 7 1832.
That he enlisted in the Army of the United States in the year 1777 with Captain Hogg and served in the 9th Regiment of the North Carolina line under the following officers General Lea Colonel Minor and Major Hardiman, that he entered the service in the County of Caswell North Carolina and was a resident of said County and State, was in the Battle of Guilford marched through Virginia to Norfolk.
I hereby relinquish every claim whatever to a pension or an annuity except the present,
and declare that my name is not on the pension Roll of any agency of any State.
Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid
S/ Solomon Johnson, 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 it appears from the muster rolls of the Continental line of this State in the revolutionary war that Solomon Johnson a private Soldier and hogs Company of 10th Regiment enlisted __ for __ “Dead 15th Sept. 1778.”
That they Warrant for his services was issued to his Ayers on the 22nd May 1820.
Given under my hand this 23rd day of April 1833.
S/ Wm Hill
On this 7th day of November 1842, personally appeared in open Court before the Court
of the County of Madison & State aforesaid, Solomon Johnson, a resident of said County & State, 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 7th June 1832: That he enlisted in the Army of the United States in the Spring of the year 1777 or thereabout -- with Captain Hogg & served in the 9th Regiment commanded by Colonel Moore -- under the following named officers viz. Bartlett Collins, Lieutenant: Captain Hogg: Major Hardeman & said Colonel Moore: Said Solomon Johnson further states upon his oath, that he was born in Spotsylvania County in the State of Virginia – that his father kept a Register of the
ages of his Children, but the same is lost -- that he was born in the year 1757 -- that he ran away from his Father at about the age of 20 years & enlisted as above said under Captain Hogg by one of his recruiting officers, named Achilles Mashman or Marshman, at Caswell, now Person Court house in the State of North Carolina:
That since the Revolutionary War, he lived in Halifax County Virginia -- thence he removed to Smith County in Tennessee where he resided till the year 1833 -- when he removed to Madison County aforesaid where he has resided ever since:
That he received a written discharge from the Regular Army by the hand of Major Hardeman -- and that the said discharge was destroyed by being wetted in swimming across the Rappahannock River -- so that the Ink with which the same was written being bad, spread in such manner as to render the same illegible.
He further states on oath that the discharge stated, to the best of his recollection, that he has served for the space of 3 years, 6 months & 11 days as a private Soldier, and was dated about the fall of the year 1781:
He further states upon his oath, that he was in the battle of Guilford -- being the only battle he was in -- that he was employed during the Siege of York on the Gloucester side of James River in making bastions or Hampors [sic?] made of willows for the use of the American Army then defending themselves against the British:
He further states on his oath, that 8 or 9 years ago he made proof of his identity & Revolutionary services by the oath of one Robert Tucker about the year 1833 before Samuel Givens a Justice of the Peace at that time, for this County of Madison -- said Givens now resides in the State of Mississippi: --
That said proof thus made was placed in the hands of one George Hainsy, who had undertaken to procure a pension for him the said Johnson -- but who has lost or mislaid the same so that he the said Johnson could never get possession of the same -- That shortly afterwards the said Tucker died -- and that he the said Johnson was advised, as his witness who alone could prove his personal identity & services, was deceased, that he could not procure his pension, & therefore made no further attempt, until now and that he has never received a pension of his services in the Revolutionary war & that his name has never been enrolled in the pension list of any agency of any State –
Sworn to & subscribed the day & year before named. S/ Solomon Johnson, X his mark
[Attested: S/ James D. McClellan, Clerk]
Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements
Pension application of Solomon Johnson R[NC11] fn17NC
Transcribed by Will Graves 10/26/08
Bartlett Collins, Lieutenant:
Achilles Mashman or Marshman,
1776 Jan 10 Patrick Henry McElyea entered the Rev. war from Caswell County NC ( Formd in 1777) see Rev. War Application
1776 Dec: Lancelot Johnson enters the Rev. War
Declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress of the 7th of June 1832, And also to obtain the benefit of the third Section of the Act of Congress of July 4th, 1836 &c
On this the 19th day of March 1846, personally appeared in open Court before the Court of Ordinary now sitting in & for said County, William Johnston, a resident of Madison, in the County of Morgan & State of Georgia, who being first Sworn according to Law, doth on his oath make the following Declaration, in behalf of himself and others, in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June 7th 1832, And also the benefit of the Act of Congress passed July 4th, 1836.
That his Father Dr. Lancelot Johnston entered the Service of the United States in December 1776 as Chirugeon [sic, Surgeon] to the ninth Regiment of the Continental Army raised in the State of North Carolina as will fully appear by Document No. 1 Signed by Jas. Greene Jr. Secretary and which accompanies this declaration,
And that this appointment was confirmed by the Congress of the United States by a commission bearing date of the Tenth (10th) day of May 1777, Signed by John Hancock, President, and Charles Thompson, Secretary, as will appear by Document No. 2.
That he was appointed Surgeon to the New raised Levies of Salisbury & Hillsborough Districts on the 15th of August 1778, as will appear by reference to Document No. 3.
And received in conformity with that appointment a Commission from Ja. Thackston Lt. Col., on the sixth day of November 1778. as will be seen by reference to document No. 4.
And that that he Served in the Capacity of Surgeon until he was honorably discharged by Jethro Sumner, Brigadier General on the 15th day of March 1779, as may be Seen by reference to Document above No. 4.
Thus embracing a period from the commencement of his Service, until his discharge, of Two years and about three months.
And your declarant further States, that the before mentioned Lancelot Johnston did on the 17th day of January 1774, intermarried with his wife Zeruiah, as appears from the old family Register hereto annexed, established by the oath of Mary Johnston, in whose possession it has been kept in for the last 25 years, and marked as Document No. 5.
And your declarant further States, that the before mentioned Lancelot Johnston departed this life in North Carolina on the 19th day of September 1832, as appears from the Certificate of A. Slade, Clerk of Caswell County Court, and marked as Document No. 6.
And that Zeruiah Johnston his widow departed this life on the 24th day of November 1838 – as appears by reference to the above Document No. 6.
And your declarant further States that the aforementioned Lancelot Johnston having died
without having received a pension to which he was entitled under the Act of Congress of June 7th 1832, and his Widow Zeruiah Johnston having died without having received a pension to which she was entitled under the Act of Congress of July 4th, 1836, He files his declaration as one of the Sons and Legal Representatives of the deceased parties above named, in connection with John Johnston of Caswell County North Carolina, Mary Johnston, Mrs. Jane Slade, Lancelot Johnston, Mrs. Elizabeth Jones of Madison Morgan County Georgia, Mrs. Mildred Harrison of Lagrange Tennessee, David Johnston of Tuskegee Marion County Alabama, all of the living Children and heirs of the aforesaid Dr. Lancelot Johnston and Zeruiah his wife, together with Lancelot Johnston, Richard Johnston, Alfred Johnston, and Mrs. Nancy Motley, the children of Thomas Johnston deceased who was Son of Lancelot & Zeruiah Johnston aforesaid. Also James M. Yancey, Albert G. Yancey, William J. Yancey & Mildred A. Yancey, the Children of Zilpah Yancey deceased who was the daughter of Lancelot & Zeruiah
Johnston aforesaid, Setting forth the foregoing facts, and claims for himself and the above named Children & heirs of Lancelot Johnston & Zeruiah Johnston to be entitled to all the benefit of the Several Acts of Congress above specified, in which the aforesaid Lancelot & Zeruiah Johnston were entitled prior to their death, and to which they would be entitled if yet in life.
Sworn to and Subscribed in open Court the day & date above written.
S/ Ernest L. Wittich, C. C. S/ Wm Johnston
North Carolina In Congress December 1776
these a Certify that Lancelot Johnston was appointed Chirurgeon [sic, Surgeon] to the Ninth Regiment of the Continental Army raised in this State.
By order S/ Jas. Green, Jr., Sec.
The Delegates of the United States of New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island,
Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, the Counties of Newcastle, Kent at Sussex of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, to Lanslot [sic] Johnston,
Gentn, Greeting: -
We, reposing special Trust and Confidence in your Patriotism, Valor, Conduct and Fidelity, Do, by these Presents, constitute and appoint you to be Surgeon of the Ninth Battalion in the Army of the United States, raised for the Defense of American Liberty, and for repelling every hostile Invasion thereof You are therefore carefully and diligently to discharge the Duty of Surgeon by doing and performing all manner of things thereunto belonging. And we do strictly charge and require all Officers and Soldiers under your Command, to be obedient to your Orders as Surgeon. And you are to observe and follow such Orders and Directions from Time to Time, as you shall receive from this or
any future Congress of the United States, or Committee of Congress, for that Purpose appointed, or Commander in Chief for the Time being of the Army of the United States, or any other your Superior Officer, according to the Rules and Discipline of War, in Pursuance of the Trust reposed in you. This Commission is to continue in Force until revoked by this or a future Congress. Dated at Newbern the
10th day of May Anno Dom. 1777-- By order of the Congress
Attest: S/ Chas. Thomson, Sec. S/ John Hancock, President
State of North Carolina
In Senate 15th of August 1778
Resolved that Dr. Lancelot Johnston be appointed Surgeon to the new raised Levies of Salisbury & Hillsborough Districts during their Continuance in this State.
S/ Allen Jones, S. S.
By order S/ T. Sitgreaves, C. S.
In the House of Commons 17 August 1778
Concurred with -
By order S/ Tho. Benbury, S. C.
S/ John Hunt, H. C.
Extract from the Journals
S/ T. Sitgreaves, C. S.
No. 4 Copy
The bearer Doctor Lancelot Johnston is hereby appointed Regimental Surgeon to the New Levies & Continental Troops now about to March from the District of Hillsborough & Salisbury to the assistance of South Carolina during that Campaign.
Given under my hand this sixth day of November 1778.
S/ Ja. Thackston, Lt. Col.
Camp Purysburg, 15th of March 1779
This is to certify that Dr. Johnston resigned to his appointment in United States service at this day. He has been diligent in his department, and we are sorry to part with him.
S/ Jethro Sumner
Pension Office February 18th 1857
The Originals [ Nos. 4 & 5 above] of which the foregoing are true copies were this day Sent to the Honorable Joshua Hill Ho. Rep. for the purpose of returning them to Lancelot Johnston, the Son of the Officer. S/ S. C. Boynton
State of North Carolina, Caswell County
I Abisha Slade Clerk of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for the County and State
aforesaid hereby Certify that Dr. Lancelot Johnston late of this County died from the best Information I am able to obtain in the month of September 1832, say the 19th day, And that Zuriah Johnston his widow died in November 1838, say the 24th day. I have obtained this Information from the friends and neighbors of Dr. Lancelot Johnston and his widow – together with my own Knowledge.
And Testimony of all of which I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of my office this fourth day of March A.D. 1846.
S/ A. Slade, Clk
of Caswell County Court
State of North Carolina, Office of Secretary of State
I William Hill Secretary of State in and for the State of North Carolina, do hereby certify, that it appears from a book of the settlements of the accounts of the Officers & Soldiers of the Continental line of this State in the revolutionary war that Lancelot Johnston a Surgeon of said line, was allowed for his services by a Board of Commissioners which sat at Halifax in the year 1783 -- & 1784, the sum of Four Hundred and fourteen pounds twelve shillings (£414.12.0) for his services as Surgeon aforesaid.
Given under my hand at office in Raleigh this 6th of April 1846.
S/ Wm Hill, Secretary of State
Personally appeared before me John Robson a Judge of the Inferior Court of said County; Miss Mary Johnston who being duly sworn, deposeth and saith that the two small sheets hereunto annexed, contains the only original register of the marriage of the late Dr. Lancelot Johnston and Zeruiah his wife – of the County of Caswell in the State of North Carolina; by which it appears that they were married January 17th, 1774: also containing the dates of the births of all their children – and was the family register kept in the blank leaves of an old English Prayer book, and that she took them from out of the said Book to preserve them, the book being frequently loaned out – for the purpose of performing the marriage ceremony, and that said leaves have been in her possession for the last 25 or 30 years.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 12th day of March 1846.
S/ Mary Johnston
S/ John Robson, Judge of the Inferior Court
[Family records from the Prayer Book]
Lancelot Johnston and Zeruiah his Wife married Jany 17th 1774
Thomas Johnston Son of Lanclot Johnston & Zeruiah his Wife born on 6th July 1777
John Johnston born December the 12, 1778
Mary Johnston born Sep. 1st 1780
Jane Johnston born Augt. 8Th 1782
William Johnston born March 15th 1784
Zilpah Johnston born January 22nd 1786
Milridge Johnston born February 28th 1788
Lancelot Johnston born March 29th 1790
David Johnston born January 14th 1792
Elizabeth Johnston born January 25th 1794
Births of Negro Sarah Children
Vincy born 29th Augt. 1787
Adam born 13th May 1789
Beck born 6th July 1791
Died February13th 1792
Cale born 25th March 179[last digit lost born right below it and appearing to be a correction appears the
Frank born Oct. 1794
Beck born Apl. 1795
Phebe born Oct. 1798
Eley born 16 June 1801
Alexr born Oct 1801
Lettuce born Decr. 1803
Sam born June 27th 1804
Cynthia born June 18th 1806
Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements
Pension application of Lancelot Johnston W5114 fn81NC
Transcribed by Will Graves
Lancelot Johnston and Zeruiah his Wife married Jany 17th 1774
Thomas Johnston Son of Lanclot Johnston & Zeruiah his Wife born on 6th July 1777
John Johnston born December the 12, 1778
Mary Johnston born Sep. 1st 1780
Jane Johnston born Augt. 8Th 1782
William Johnston born March 15th 1784
Zilpah Johnston born January 22nd 1786
Milridge Johnston born February 28th 1788
Lancelot Johnston born March 29th 1790
David Johnston born January 14th 1792
Elizabeth Johnston born January 25th 1794
All of the living Children and heirs of the aforesaid Dr. Lancelot Johnston and Zeruiah his wife, together with Lancelot Johnston,
John Johnston of Caswell County North Carolina,
Mrs. Jane Slade,
Mrs. Elizabeth Jones of Madison Morgan County Georgia,
Mrs. Mildred Harrison of Lagrange Tennessee,
David Johnston of Tuskegee Marion County Alabama,
Children of Thomas Johnston deceased who was Son of Lancelot & Zeruiah Johnston aforesaid.
Mrs. Nancy Motley,
Children of Zilpah Yancey deceased who was the daughter of Lancelot & Zeruiah
James M. Yancey,
Albert G. Yancey,
Mildred A. Yancey,
1777, Caswell County Formed from Orange
1777 Tax List of Caswell County NC Laughin McAlley and Patrick Mc Alley were taxed in St. Lawrence District. ( they lived on Hico Creek in Caswell County NC) ( McELyea's in transit by Clara Bell Hunter)
Patrick Mc Alley
"Orange County--1752-1952" edited by: Hugh Lefler and Paul Wager. Multiple authors. Chapter III. "Settlement and Early History" by Ruth Blackwelder. In 1740 only a few white families were scattered along the Hico (Hyco), the Eno, and the Haw rivers in the area that became Orange county. There were not twenty taxables in that region in 1748, but by 1751 Governor Gabriel Johnston reported that settlers were "flocking in," mostly from Pennsylvania. Alexander Mebane, Orange county's first sheriff, returned 1,113 tithables for the years 1752 and 1753, a figure which would indicate a total population of approximately 4,000 when the county was formed in 1752. By 1767 Orange had the largest population of any county in North Carolina. The great migration from Pennsylvania to Piedmont Carolina came in the middle of the eighteenth century. Scotch-Irish and German immigrants, finding the price of land too high for them in Pennsylvania, journeyed southward along the "Great Wagon Road" through the Shenandoah valley to Carolina. ....... . Alexander Mebane, the first sheriff of the county, owned land along Cain Creek in 1756....
There were Scotch-Irish in eastern Orange--in the Little river and New Hope creek sections.....
Germans held the land west of the Haw river....John Faust had land on Cain creek....
Quakers constituted a considerable portion of the early population of Orange county....
Quakers settled north of Hillsboro but they were most numerous in the Cain creek and the Stinking Quarter creek areas, in present Almance, Chatham and Randolph counties. Jonathan Lindley of the Cain creek section and William Courtney of Hillsboro were prominent pioneers of the Quaker faith. ...... The three largest landowners in 1800 were WILLIAM CAIN who had 4,417 acres, Richard Bennehan with 4,065 acres, and William Strudwick with 4,000..... Orange county and the parish of St. Matthew were formed in 1752 from the western portions of Granville, Johnston and Bladen counties. The organization came twenty-three years after the crown purchased the Carolinas from the lords proprietors and two years before the outbreak of the French and Indian War. Phenomenal growth in population between 1740 and 1752 made a new county a necessity. It was organized for convenience of the new inhabitants, to shorten their travel over poor roads, to make it easier for them to get to their county seat. The county lay in Lord Granville's district and was named to honor William III of the House of Orange, who ruled England from 1689 to 1702.....There have been many subtractions from Orange county. Originally it included the present counties of Orange, Chatham, Caswell, Person and Almance and also portions of Wake, Guilford, Randolph, Rockingham, Durham, and Lee. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/orange/family/cai0003.txt
Notes: UPPER HYCO Church, the first organized church still in existence in Caswell County was organized in 1753, Located near the headwaters of North Hyco Creek, Samuel BELL, and his brothers removed from Pennsylvania and settled on the forks of Hyco Creek. They were staunch Presbyterians. The first church services were held under bush arbors and homes of the members. During the ministry of Rev. William MOORE (1789), the members built a church on lands of James RICHMOND and Jim GRIER. Jim GRIER may have died before the deed was registered. This may be the reason that the change was made from Upper Hyco to GRIERS. A rusted out and falling down iron fence surrounds a cemetery containing about 75 graves. The earliest date being 1820, the newest grave 1903. The newer cemetery (present) oldest marker has the date of 1890. Some of the earlier ministers were: Henry PATTILLO 1760 Hugh McADEN 1768 William MOORE 1789 James H. BOWMAN 1810 Ezekial B. CURRY 1811 William B. MARONEY 1814 Samuel PAISLEY 1829 Thomas LYNCH 1836 John S. GRASTY 1856 http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/caswell/church/griers01.txt
7 Aug 1778 - George Black of Hico granted 129 acres of land by State of North Carolina, on Hico River, Caswell County (later Person). [Current spelling of Hico is Hyco. The River has been dammed up now empties into Hyco Lake.] http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/statewide/bios/turner01.txt
9 Feb 1787 - John Black of Caswell County to Thomas Black of same, for 20 Pounds, 54 acres on Hyco adjoining George Black, John Pearson, Reuben Taylor, Sargent's Creek. Witnesses Ad Murphey, George Black, Abraham Turner. Deed Book E, page 121. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/statewide/bios/turner01.txt
30 Jan 1790 - Deed, Thomas Wiley of Caswell County to Sarah Black [widow of Henry] of same, for 500 pounds, 260 acres on Reedy Fork of Hyco, both sides of Hillsborough Road, adjoining James Richmond. Witness Abraham and Dinah Fulkerson. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/statewide/bios/turner01.txt
Note: Person Co., NC on the VA line bordering Halifax Co., VA Formed 1791 from Caswell Co. Caswell Co. formed 1777 from Orange Co. Orange Co. formed 1752 from Bladen, Granville, Johnston
DB C:95 5 Mar. 1798 Henry FULCHER to Geo. GREGORY of Person 100 a. adj. Hedgeman WARREN, James PATTERSON, William STANFIELD, bank of Hico [Hyco R.]. Note: One Henry FULCHER married Mary GREGORY 21 Dec. 1786.
Notes: 10 December 1800 - JOSEPH TURNER witnesses a Buncombe County NC deed from JOSEPH DOBSON of Burke County NC to JOHN MCFARLAND of Buncombe County, 160 acres on Pigeon River (present day Haywood County). JOHN MCFARLAND was one of the very earliest of the pioneer settlers of the Pigeon River area that became Haywood County. It is quite possible that he is of the same family of McFarlands from the Hico (Hyco) region of Caswell County, NC from whence Joseph and his family relocated. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/buncombe/deeds/turner01.txt
DB E:40 19 Dec. 1817 Geo GREGORY of Person sold to James FRANKLIN 72 a. on Hyco adj. Alexr CUNNINGHAM, NEWMAN. Sig: George GREGORY.
My Notes My McElyea family is in Orange County NC then Caswell County NC prior to coming to Humphreys County Tn, looks like they might not haev moved as the County Lines Changes from Orange County to Caswell County NC
Need to recheck but McElyea Travel Patterns are New York to PA where they meet up with the Boone or De Bouhn Families and migrate into lands that where Spotsyvania County ( now Culppeper County Va) Then the McElyea's move to Orange County NC to Surry County and Caswell County NC. Then to Carters Valley Washington Co
Notes of Interest: Spotsylvania County is where the lands of the Thornton families and those of Reverend St. John Shropshire are at, they will go into Culpepper County when it is formed. The Shropshire families off Rev. St. John Shropshire go into Orange Co. NC, then into Salisbury Dist. Of NC (this is where we find the families of (Capt. John McAdow-McAdoo and McAdue) then they are found in Granville County then into Rockingham Co. NC. Then into Carter Valley ( Now Hawkins County Tn) The McElyea's are outlined in the Rev. War Petition of Patrick McElyea who was aided in Filing his Petition in Tn by a ? Patrick.
Meaning of this name
The Scottish and Irish family name McElyea is classified as being of patronymic origin. According to scholars the "Oldest and most persasive type of Surname is that derived from a given name" Such family names may be derived from a parental first name or from the font name of the grandfather or indeed a more removed ancestor of the original bearer of the surname. In the case of McElyea, it is extremely interesting to note that this surname which has been recorded in the United States from a very ealry date is not recorded or studied by Irish or Scottish scholars. However it would appear that the surname is an angliciagation of the Gaelic name MacCeallaiigh denoting the son of Ceallaigh from the Gaelic word "Ceallach" meaning strife.
Records relating to bearers of the surname in the United States include Patrick McElyea ( born in New York in 1751) who applied for his Revolutionary War Pension in Jackson County Alabama in October 1834. The Soldier lived in Caswell County North Carolina at the time of his enlistment. He moved to Virginia and then later moved to Carter County to Montgomery County to Davidson County and then to Dickson County Tennessee. William Francis McElyea ( born in York County Pennsylvania in 1758) applied for his Revolutionary War Pension in Franklin County Illinois in October 1832. Records relating to the arrival of later bearers of this surname to the United States include one John McElyea who sttled in Texas as recorded in Whites " The Frist Settler's of Houston County Texas in 1837.
Blazon Coat of Arms: a saltire sable between four fleur-de-lis azure which means Or ( gold) denote Generosity, Sable ( black) Denote Constancy, Azure ( blue) signifies Truth and Loaylity.
Crest::: On a Chapeau gules, burned up ermine an enfield vert
Motto: Turris fortis mihi Deus
1778 May and June
To Aug 10 1779
Capt Ro. Moore.
Co. Col A. Lyttle
NC line from
Min Tourable for Capt. Robert Moore from Caswell County
Robert Moore Capt
Benjamin Jeans? Thomas Richardson John Stilwell?
Samuel Estis James Gibson Nathan Jeans
Thomas Thaxston John Graham Jacob Stilwell
James Barton Aquiller Davis Geo Hudson
Aasa Wright Johnson Webb Nicholas Wilson
Will. McIntush Joseph Gately John Coocket
James Sandford John Pouge Wm Randolph
Thomas Cantrell John Farmer Wm Hall
Lagan Ragon Wm Pyrant? Hugh Kelly
Wm Burton Joseph Aldridg John Wright
Thomas Ring Henry Burton John Harges
Nathan Flitcher Moses Hudson Joseph Mabry
Spencer Breedlove John Price? Stopd by the Civill
James Talley Jessey Duncan Power
Reuben Flitcher Isaac Gaskin Abraham? Fletcher?
Samuel Dueese James Cockburn John Fraper?
David Stokes James Guttrey Samule Cuddy?
Danl Watkins Wm Guttrey inlisted himself
James Johnson John Guttrey in the Contenentel
James Swinney Abraham Gregory Sarvis the 26 Day of
Thomas Dobbin Geo Peterford January 1779 for
Robert Webb John Wiley? Three years
Wm Allen John Hays
James Watkin John Goforth
Thomas Satterfield Zacariah Goforth
Thomas Wynn Wm Bryant
George Summers? James Bryan
Thomas Swann Alexander Shaddin
Clive? Terry Poter? Baker
John Medlebrook Danl Milton
Jones Broach Jacob Porter Alexander Human
Wm Thrift Jeffry Shy Joseph Robertson
Robert Moore Capt Wm McIntush Privt
Lancelot Johnston Surgn Spencer Breedlove Do
John Price Sergt Reuben Fletcher Do
James Samford Do Nathan Fletcher Do
George Summers do Abraham Grigary Do
George Hudson Corpl Jacob Porter Do
James Barten Do David Stokes Do
Jacob Stilwell Fifer Jas Briant Do
Wm Pyront? Private Peter Baker Do
Joseph Gateley Do Saml Duease Do
Benjn Janes Do Joseph Aldrige? Do
Johnson Webb Do Alexr Human Do
Thos Richardson Do Isaac Gaskin Do
Jesse Dunkin? Do Wm Wright Do
…. …. Do Jones Broach? Do
… …son Do Dan… Helton? Do
James Cogburn Do George Pettiford Do
… Guttry Do Jno Goforth Do
Wm Halliburton Do Tos… Goforth Do
Wm Randolph Do Jno …ey Do
Wm Hall Do Saml Estes Do
Thos Thaxton Do Jas Sweeny Do
Larkin Ragin Do Wm Briant Do
Solomon … Do Thos Dobbins Do
Aquilla Davis Do Wm Hopper Do
Wm Guttry Do Thos Williams Do
Jno Guttrey Do Jas Conner Do
Joseph Robertson Do John Farmer Do
Jno Crockett Do James Talley Do
Hugh? Kelley Do
Hezekiah Duncan Do
Asa Norse? Do
Jno Pogue Do
1778 SEPTEMBER Caswell County, N.C. - COURT MINUTES - Grand Jury impaneled and sworn to wit; 1. William Lea, foreman 2. Nathaniel Read 3. Hugh Dobbins Junior 4. William Meadows 5. James Hubbard 6. Nathanial Comer 7. Peter Farrow 8. John Lea 9. Bennet Nalley 10. Stephen Sergeant 11. Robert Payne 12. James Wilson 13. John Farrow 14. John Boles 15. Thomas Made 16. Johnathan Legell 17. Wm. Johnston 18. James Long
1779 Jan 26 James BARKER and Susana JOHNSTON bondsman Charles TAYLOR http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/caswell/marriages/barker01.txt
1779 June 20: Battle of Stono. with James Johnson in it.
State of Tennessee, Fentress County, on this 28th day of January 1833 This day personally appeared before the worshipful Justices of the Court of Pleas and quarter sessions for the county aforesaid now setting, which is a court of record, James Johnson a resident citizen of the County of Fentress in the state of Tennessee aged 73 years agreeable to his record as kept by his parents and himself in his bible, which is now destroyed, and after being duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following Declarations in order to obtain the benefit of the act of congress passed the 7th day of June 1832. That he entered the service of the United States in Caswell County, North Carolina a private to serve a nine month tour, the precise time as to date of entering said service not recollected, but it was the month of May and about 12 or 14 months before the Battle of Stono. (NOTE: War records show that the Battle of Stono was fought June 20, 1779, thus probably entered service about April to June 1778.) Applicant understood that said call of nine months men were to be balloted for out of the different captains companies, but when the different companies met at John Hughes in said county of Caswell the field officers nominated and appointed seven men out of the captains company to which applicant belonged, namely William Whites company, the other six men that were appointed to serve out of Captain White's company were William Allen, George Anderson, James Wadkins, John Wadkins, James Swinee, Thomas King, and the men that were appointed in the different captains companies met at the house of William Prowel's in said county of Caswell and there chose Robert Mone captain. There he was put under said captain and Col Arch Little and major Dixon, his first name not recollected, and adjudent Mikel McMullinshehe. They were marched from said Prowel's to Moons Creek in said county and stationed there four or five weeks and from there to Peytonsburg, Virginia and then stationed there about two or three weeks, and returned to Moons Creek, joined no other troops and was furloughed until the last day of the next March with an understanding that when we met that the time we had served was not to count as part of the nine months tour, but previous to the time our furlough was to expire, there was a call for militia and a great part of us nine month men went out on that tour, but this applicant did not; and according to the stipulations of applicants furlough he met at the house of col William Monis in said county of Caswell and was there put under a major Tatum, his first name not recollected. There was about twenty of us nine months men of Caswell county put under major Tatum a great part of them being then out on milita tour, applicant marched off under Tatum and joined head quarters at Golphins in South Carolina and there joined general Lincoln's Army stationed there a few days and marched on through the country to many places under general Lincoln until the expiration of applicants tour. They marched to a place about five miles from Stono, and camped about four weeks at the camp ground before the noted Battle at Stono applicant was in said Battle on the left wing Lt Charleton commanded the platoon that applicant was in when he was marched into battle, said Lt was shot through the belly and died this was time of the mess of applicant, killed in the Battle to wit Thomas Searls and Benjamin Haguewood, applicant in the third regiment of North Carolina Troops and being of a remnant of the nine months men was frequently transferred from one captain to another in the regiment to supply the occasional losses that happened in different companies, McCajah Parker was adjutant of the regiment that the applicant served in . . . . . .few days after the battle at Stono applicant was marched with the Army on to general Bulls, stayed there about two weeks and then marched to Bacons bridge, stayed there a few days and thince to Moncks Corner and thince to Charleston and stationed there about one month and we was then marched to Sulivans Island, applicant and some few more about forty five in number we was then under capt Barnby, stayed there about one month, and marched back to Charleston and there stayed until we was finally discharged on the last day of November onsuing after the Battle of Stono, the dates not remembered (NOTE: this would have been November 30, 1779) applicant received a privates discharge at the Barracks at Charleston expressing that it was for a nine months tour agreeable to an act of assembly his discharge expressed that he was of the third Regiment and of the north Battalion we of the nine months men were called the new serves and was not mixed with the militia but served with the regulars and when we nine months new serves were discharged our sergeant William McClarty called us out from among the regulars and we were discharged accordingly by him for a nine months tour having served two months previous to that last tour for which he had no discharge; being all the service rendered by him in the War of the Revolution against the enemy of his country. Applicant from the information of his parents was born the 10th day of May 1759, about eight miles from Murfreesboro in North Carolina near Virginia line, he is not certain the name of the county. Lived there until 14 years old and then moved to the place where he lived when he entered the service (Caswell Co., NC) and continued there until three of four years after the end of the Revolution and then moved to Lawrence Co (Laurens) South Carolina, stayed there about ten years thence to Pendleton County in said state, there about nine years thence to Buncombe County, North Carolina, stayed there near seven years and thence to where is now Fentress County, Tennessee, where he has lived ever since. Applicants discharge has been lost a great many years and he knows of no military evidence and knows of no person by whom he can prove his services nor any particular circumstances connected with it, further than is believed from his own tradition, applicant can prove his character as a soldier by William Smith and Daniel Spurlin and others -- they being his neighbors, he hereby relinquishes every claim to a pension or annuity except the present and discloses his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any state. Sworn to in open court this 28th day of January 1833 County Court, January Session 1833, J.H. Richardson, clk State of Tennessee, County of Fentress James Johnson (his mark)
1781 John JOHNSTON page 140 CASWELL COUNTY, NC - WILLS - Index, Will Book A-B, 1777-1792 /nc/caswell/wills/indexa-b.txt
1781 June Source: N.c. Archives (caswell Co. Will Bk A, P. 140) Written: August 16, 1778 Recorded: June 1781 Caswell Co., North Carolina, County Wills 1771 - 1927 Will of JOHN JOHNSON (JOHNSTON); Will Book A, p. 140 In the name of God Amen. I John Johnson of ths County of Caswell and State of North Carolina being weak of body but of sound judgment and memory blessed be God and calling to mind m Mortality and that it appointed for all men once to Die, do this Sixteenth Day of August in the year one thousand seven hundred & seventy eight make & ordain my last will and testament in the manner and form following. That is to say, Principally and first of al I do commit & recommend my sole at Death, to God who gave it to me and my body to be deasantly Buried in a Christian Manner, in hopes of a Glorious Resurrection the Merits of my saviour Jesus Christ , and as to my worldly Estate
I do Dispose of as Follows - - - To my well beloved son Daniel Johnson I do give & bequeath Five shillings North Carolina currency & no more
To my well beloved Daughter Isbel, wife of James Walker I give & Bequeath Twenty Pounds Currency and no more.
To my well beloved Daughter Richel now wife of Joseph Walker I give and bequeath Ten pound currency and no more.
To my well beloved son William Johnson I give and bequeath a smiths anvil, peak, iron froe, and other Articles now in his possession also Ten pound currency & no more. To my Daughter Jane wife of James Christy I give and Bequeath Twenty Pounds and no more.
To my well beloved wife Mary I give and bequeath m bay mare and her choice of a cow and calf out of my stock, her saddle bridle etc. & a Reasonable Maintenance off of my Land, her waring Clothes a bed and furniture and house Plenishing. N: B her riding saddle and waring clothes to be her and her Disposal and no more -
To my well beloved son James Johnson I will and Bequeath the Tract or Parcel of Land and Plantation where I now live containing and being by estimation two hundred and two acres be the same more or less to him and his Heirs forever also all my Personal Estate only as before Excepted. Viz the aforementioned Legacies
== as also what I have Left my wife for her support her Life only as before Excepted - and further I do constitute and appoint my faithful [next page] and trusty friend John Robeson and my beloved son James Johnson Execution of this my last Will & Testament and Revoking & Derannitt- ing all former wills and Testament by me xxx made I do hereby declare this my last will and Testament in Witness whereof have hereunto set my hand and seal the Day and year above written Signed sealed & Delivered in Presents of us JerePofton (Jaret) His John Walker John X Johnson (Seal) John Herrin Mark Caswell Coutny Recorded in Book A Folio 140 Test AtMurphey Clk [On Back] Caswell June Court 1781 The Execution of this Will was proved in Open Court by the Oaths of June Poster a Subscribing Witness thereto and on Motion Ordered to be recorded Additional Comments: Although the testator's name is spelt Johnson throughout, it is indexed under JOHNSTON http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/caswell/wills/johnston13wl.txt
1782 June 4 John Black of Caswell County to Benjamin Johnston's ( ? ) pounds , for 70 acres on Sargeants Creek adjoining Johnston's old Black, same land granted John Black by Earl Granville:: http://searches.rootsweb.com
1783 Robert JOHNSTON page Caswell County, N.C Will Book B 1783-1792 /nc/caswell/wills/indexa-b.txt
1783 March John Rainey's daughter Elizabeth Rainey m. Wm. Johnston in Caswell County. http://www.sallysfamilyplace.com/MapleLawn/HunterI2.htm
1784 Dec 5 Deed Book C Page 26 Samuel Walker of CC to James Orr of same, for 50 lbs, 220 A on n fork Moon's cr, part of survey granted Walker 3 Mar 1779 of 621 A. . Wit:James Johnson, James Walker Land Records for Moon Creek, based on Caswell Co NC Deed Books http://genealogy.wikia.com/wiki/John_Walker_IV_%28c1740-c1817%29_aka_%22Indian_Killer%22
1786 September 1 Caswell Co., Will Book B July court 1783. # 196 Bond: Eliz. Guttery and Sarah Shephard to John Monroe and Capt. John Summers. Whereas John Sheppard a soldier belonging to the 2nd. Regiment of State of NC in the said county, and whereas Eliz. Guttery and Sarah Sheppard are heir to said John Sheppard and are entitled to the wages of said John for service aforesaid. Wit: Thomas Tunks and William Johnston. Dated: 1 September 1786 http://lguthrie.mystarband.net/timelineallnobullets.htm
1787 JULY Caswell County, N.C. - COURT MINUTES - Tyne Harris Junior or Richard Simpsons administrator appeals the following jury sworn to witt, William Tapp, John Johnston, Samuel Moore, George Olham, Joshua Boyd, Carter Lea, Charles Trim, _rosis Bradshaw, J. Warrin, Will Parr, Benjamin Turner, Joseph Smith. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/caswell/court/jul1787.txt
1787 JULY Caswell County, N.C. - COURT MINUTES -Ordered that Richard Escridge be appointed overseer of the road from the fork near Thomas Wilsons to the court house in room of John Johnston (there is more.) http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/caswell/court/jul1787.txt
1788 JANUARY Caswell County, N.C. - COURT MINUTES - Ordered that Tillman Dixon, William Kennon, John Humphries, John Carman, Andrew Harrison, Anthony Samuel, Gabriel Lea, Samuel Johnston, John Campbell, John McFarland, William Sargeant Junior, John McMullin, Joseph Palmer, Daniel Malone, William McKipock, Edward Henley, Cartor Lea, James Rankin, William Lockhart, Samuel Kelly, William Gooch, William Muzzle, John Surratt, George Malone, Daniel Merritt, Drury Jones, William Bailey, John McAder and Thomas Graves be appointed jurors to next court, and that they sheriff summons them accordingly.
1788 Susannah Johnston, Mother bondsman for a bastard Child Benjamin McNeill Source: Caswell County, Nc Bastardy Bonds http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/alamance/court/caswellc928gwl.txt
1788 OCTOBER Caswell County, N.C. - COURT MINUTES - William Glaspy, James Johnson, Jacob Millians, Robert Mitchel, Samuel Greer, Dudley Reynolds, Henry Fuller, Byrd Wall, William Chambers, John Beuich, Henry NcNeil, Jo. Hague fined for the plaintiff and apeals damages to twenty one pounds costs for suit.
1788 OCTOBER Caswell County, N.C. - COURT MINUTES -William Bailey vs John Smith. The following jury swron to will, John Johnston, thomas Neiley, Lancelott Johnston, Will Hainey, Reuben Newtor, john Alkinson, John McMurry, Will Lea, Samuel McMurry, John Low, Loyd Vanhook, Will Glasby are jurors.
1790 census North Carolina Caswell County Hillsborough District Assistant Marshall orignal census destroyed 1st # free white males 16 year upwards and head of families 2nd # free white males under 16 years 3rd # free white females and head of families 4th # all other free persons 5th # slaves NAMES TAKEN FROM CTY TAX LISTS so everything blank pg 79 start : (This is an alpha list.)
Glouchester District (notes this is also an alpha list)
NASH DISTRICT ( notes this is also an alpha list)
Richmond District (notes this is also an alpha list)
St Davids District
St James District
St Lawrence dist.
1791 Oct 18 Caswell Co. NC H:13: William Roper to James Montgomery for 30 lbs 16 acres and 63 poles on Rattlesnake Creek adj. Roper, Saml Welch. 18 Oct 1791. Wit: Lancelot Johnston. http://www.roperld.com/rnc1617.htm
1791 December 01, A Thomas Leath was witness with Lancelot JOHNSTON to the will of Freeman Leath of Caswell Co., NC. http://www.genforum.familytreemaker.com/leath/messages/386.html
1795 Marriage: ABT. in Caswell Co., NC
Spouse: "Two" Johnston,
Birth : ABT. 1774
Death : BEF. 1865
Birth : ABT. 1777
Death : BEF. 1870
1796 Jul 25 Married in Caswell Co. Johnston Cook to Delillah Stafford: Johnston Cook was born in 1774 in North Carolina. He died in 1848 in Kentucky. Parents: Henry Cook and Nancy Ann Johnston . http://www.capow.com/Roots/d18.htm#P1382
He was married to Delillah Stafford on 25 Jul 1796 in Caswell County, North Carolina. Children were: Henry Y Cook, Eli Cook, Niny Cook, Nancy Cook, Moses Cook, George Washington Cook, Jarrett Cook, Johnson Cook, Jackson Cook, Child Cook.
Nancy Ann Johnston She was married to Henry Cook in 1751 in Chatham County, North Carolina. Children were: Jebediah Cook, Moses Cook, Neverson Cook, Gilly Cook, Nancy Cook, Sally Cook, Johnston Cook, Ransom Cook, Jarold Cook, Marcellus Cook.
1796 Sept 16: Rebecca COLEMAN wife of John HALL; m. (1) JOHN JOHNSTON, Abt. September 16, 1796, Caswell Co., NC; b. Abt. 1770; d. Bef. October 25, 1816; m. (2) THOMAS BYRD, Abt. October 25, 1816, Caswell Co., NC; b. Abt. 1774; d. Bef. October 16, 1829, Orange Co., NC. http://www.genforum.familytreemaker.com/leath/messages/386.html
1797 John JOHNSTON Sr page 232 CASWELL COUNTY, NC - WILLS - Index, Will Book C-E, 1792-1808 http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/caswell/wills/indexc-e.txt
1799 Caswell Co., NC Book C cont.
360 JOHN HUGHES - Will - w. 31 Aug 1798. Wife Mary; sons And, John, Gibson;
daughter Obedience; unknown heir; Wit: Thomas BRINSFIELD, Samuel FIELDER,
1800 Apr 13 WILL OF THOMAS RICE Will Book 2 Pg 438 - Caswell Co., NC In the name of God Amen, I Thomas Rice of the county of Caswell, being sick in body, but of perfect mind and memory, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following.
First, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, ABIGAIL, the house wherein I now live with one Hundred and Fifty Acres of land to be laid off in or near a square to include said house and improvement to her use and behoof during her natural life, and the reaminder of my said tract of land adjoing
I give and bequeath to my son, Zeri Rice, also the aforedsaid house and furniture with said hundred fifty acres to him and his heirs forever after my wife's death. Also,
I give to my six children or their heirs, viz, Zeri Rice, George Sims, Robert Blackwell, Lancelot Johnson, Daniel Gwyn and Louest Vannoy, my three negroes, viz Charles, Ben and Lydda, the said Lydda to be valued and have liberty to choose her master. The other two to be sold and all three equally divided among the aforesaid six children or their heirs.
I give unto Margaret Starkey a mare colt named Jewel and one featherbed. Likewise, it is my desire that a small tract of land on the north side of country line where John Payne (Taylor) formerly lived and my ......set of surveying instruments be sold to pay off my debts.
All the remainder of my estate real and personal I give to my beloved wife during her natural life and at her death to be equally divided among her children. But it is my will and desire that each of the children shall have a home and a bed as they come of age or leaves their mother or what other property she can best share to be valued and counted in their dividend.
I constitute and appoint Robert Blackwell and Lancelot Johnson Executors of this my Last Will and Testament revoking all and every former wills by me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 13th day of April 1800. Thomas Rice Signed, seal and pronounced in presence of us Thos Slade (illegible) Zire Guegn (illegible) Submitted by: Lucy McGhee - email@example.com nc/caswell/wills/rice002.txt
John Payne (Taylor)
1802 Nancy Ballard, MOTHER: BONDMSEN FOR A BASTARD CHILD James Yancey, Thomas Haralson, Shadrick Johnston Source: Caswell County, Nc Bastardy Bonds http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/alamance/court/caswellc928gwl.txt
1803 Will:, Probated in Caswell Co, NC. 1764 – 1765 Bet. GEORGE SIMPSON (GEORGE, RICHARD, JOHN) was born in Fairfax Co., VA, and died 03 Feb 1803 in Fairfax Co., VA He married (1) MARY JOHNSON. She died 02 Nov 1804. He married (2) MOLLIE KEEN. She died Unknown. http://simpsonhistory.com/notes/george.html
1805 Jan 31 William Lewis married Nancy Matlock
1812 Johnson Brooks Caswell CO assigned to 5th Regiment http://www.ncgenweb.us/nc1812/1812soldiers.htm
1813 Insolvents (Repeats from 1812 not included) Larken
Ballard, Joseph Burrows, Elijah Duncan, John Farell, Andrew Haddock, Samuel
Jelton, George Lay, Thomas Langwell, Jno Nicholas, Jno Travis, Pennel Willson,
Absolem Bass, Jesse Elmore, Jno Howard, William Newell, Thomas Poteat, Daniel
Smith, Robert Sanders, Caleb Wright, John Garyham, John Horseford, John Noles,
William Timberlake, Joseph Broadway, Philip Baynes, HENRY BURCH, Benj. Birk,
Enoch Collins, James K. Daniel, Saml Everett, John Fitch, JAMES JOHNSTON
Jun, JOEL LEATH, AMBROSE LEWIS, John Murry, Ro McNab, Tho Morris, Abram
Price, William Prewet, Paschall Roberts, JOB Compton, Zaeby Powell.
Caswell Co., NC Book G, Page 66..
1807 Nov. 5. Susan Johnston, to Alexander Gordon of Caswell county, Oct. 15. R. R. . http://www.ncgenweb.us/craven/ncmarriage/ncmarriagerecords1807. Geneology York firstname.lastname@example.org
1807 Dec.10. Mildred Johnston, to Thomas Harrison, Nov., Caswell county. R. R . http://www.ncgenweb.us/craven/ncmarriage/ncmarriagerecords1807. Geneology York email@example.com
1807 July: Died Mordecai Burgess was born about 1765 in Prince Georges Co., Md.. He died Jul 1807 in Caswell Co., North Carolina. Mordecai married Mary Brandon on 25 Oct 1790 in Halifax Co., Virginia. Mary Brandon was born about 1770 in VA. She died about 1860 in Benton C., AL. Mary married Mordecai Burgess on 25 Oct 1790 in Halifax Co., Virginia.
They had the following children:
Eleanor Burgess was born 23 Oct 1791.
William B. Burgess: was born 1796.
John P Burgess was born 1799.
Joseph P. Burgess: Born 180 died 1869 http://webpages.charter.net/tommybarnett/aqwg23.htm#545
1811 June 24: James Yancey married second Zilpah Johnston in Caswell Co., NC. Zilpah was a daughter of Dr. Launcelot (or Lancelot) Johnston and Zerurah (or Zeriah) Rice (daughter of Thomas Rice). Dr. Johnston is noted for his outstanding work as a surgeon during the Rev. War.
James Yancey (479) was born about 1768 (or 1754 or 1772) in Orange Co., NC, and died 27 Oct. 1829 in Caswell Co., NC. He first married Lucy Kerr, daughter of Alexander Kerr (son of Alexander Kerr) and Elizabeth Rice, on 14 Jan. 1794 in Caswell Co., NC. She was born 2 May 1774 in NC. James and Lucy had no children. James served as constable in Caswell Co., NC in 1788, was in the 1790 census of Caswell Co. in 1790, served in the Legislature from Caswell Co. in 1798, was in the 1800 census in Caswell Co., and was named guardian for the children of his brother Thomas (deceased) in Caswell Co. in 1804. He was Justice of the County Court, Caswell Co., 1808-1829, was in the 1810 Caswell Co. census, served in the Legislature in 1811, was in the 1820 Caswell Co. census, and served in the Legislature in 1822. His wife’s will and probate rercord is dated 1843 http://www.gravesfa.org/gen270.htm
1815 William JOHNSTON page 79 Will Book G 1814-1817 CASWELL COUNTY, NC /nc/caswell/wills/indexf-h.txt
1816 Samuel JOHNSTON Sr page 216 Will Book G 1814-1817 CASWELL COUNTY, NC /nc/caswell/wills/indexf-h.txt
1819 January Court Book H Page 226 Sales of property of George M. WILLSON sold 3 Nov 1818 to John LEA, Maj. Thomas DONOHO, John SLEDGE, Jeremiah GRAVES, William GLASGOW, Wiley JONES, Lewis SHIRLEY, et al., Richard GATES, John DAVIS, Thomas LEA, John HUBBARD, William PARKER, John JOHNSTON, Elizabeth ELAM, Andrew JOHNSTON, Sherrod OWEN, John P. SLEDGE, George CARROLL and William MUTRY. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/caswell/court/carrol02.txt
1819 Sept 11... Lemuel H. CARROLL and Salley HOOPER... bondsmen William W. LYON Jr http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/caswell/marriages/carrol01.txt
Lemuel H. CARROLL
William W. LYON Jr
1824 Nicholas MATLOCK page 329 Will Book I 1821-1825 CASWELL COUNTY, NC http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/caswell/wills/indexi-l.txt
1827 Aug 19 James R. CARROLL and Polly HUBBIRD... ...bondsmen Thomas JOHNSON http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/caswell/marriages/carrol01.txt
1829 September 26, Marriages: Married, in Caswell county, on the 3, inst., Capt. William Malone, to Miss Francis M. Johnson. GUILFORD COUNTY, NC - NEWSPAPERS - The Patriot 1829 http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/guilford/newspapers/patrio02.txt
Capt. William Malone
Miss Francis M. Johnson
1832 Malinda Johnston, MOTHER: Bondsmen for a Bastard Child William Childress, John Fuller, Solomon Whitlow Source: Caswell County, Nc Bastardy Bonds http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/alamance/court/caswellc928gwl.txt
1832 Lancelott JOHNSTON page 223 CASWELL COUNTY, NC - WILLS - Index, Will Book M-O, 1831-1843 /nc/caswell/wills/indexm-o.txt
Lancelot Johnston wife Zeruiah W5114 NC Line: Soldier married Zeruiah (/) 1774 Jan 17. Soldier died 1832 Sept 19 Caswell Co NC and is widow applied there 1838 Nov 24, leaving children
William Johnston of Morgan Co. Ga:
John Johnston of Caswell CO. NC: and
Mary Johnston: Mrs. Jane Slade: Lancelot Johnston; Mrs Elizabeth Jones of Madison Co. Ga:
Mrs. Mildred Harrison of La Grange Tn: and
David Johnston of Tuskegee Ala.
Children’s birth were
Thomas Johnston born 1777 July 16:
John Johnston born 1778 Dec 12:
Mary Johnston born 1780 Sept 1:
Jane Johnston born 1782 Aug 8:
William Johnston born 1784 March 15:
David Johnston born 1792 Jan 14:
Elizabeth Johnston born 1794 Jan 25: and
Mildred Johnston no birth given:
Grandchildren shown were Lancelot Johnston, Richard Johnston and Alfred Johnston and Mrs. Nancy Motley’s children of soldiers deceased son Thomas Johnston, also James M. : Alfred G. William I or J and Mildred A Yancey children of soldiers deceased daughter Zilpah Yancey. Pg 1863: Abstract of Rev. War Pension Files
1835 May 9: p.235: 436: David Montgomery to James Farley both of Caswell Co NC, for $161.60, 20.21 A near Milton adj John Lennox, Col. Donoho, Henry Roper, Lenox. ??1836. Wit: John S. Oglesby p.241: Book DD: 49-50: John H. Crockett (for debts due firm of Dunn, Macelwayne & Brownley of Petersburg, VA, to George Farley of Halifax Co., VA; to G. W. Johnston & Co.) to George Farley, for $1, 1/3 part of Liberty Warehouse, lot on Main St adj James Farley and purchased of John T. Garland; interest in 5 boats & rigging; 73 A adj Henry Roper. 9 May 1837. Wit: Henry Rose, J. W. Williams http://www.roperld.com/rnc18.htm
1837 Dec 26 p.285: 248-50: George Farley, trustee of John H. Crockett late of Halifax Co., VA by his atty Nathaniel J. Palmer, to George W. Johnson of Milton (who is due debt of $2000 to satisfy deed of trust of 1/3 interest in Liberty Warehouse) house S side Main St used as store house adj Philip Harrington; 73 A SW of Milton on road to Yanceyville adj Henry Roper; an unfinished stemmery.. Wit: Benjamin Hines Caswell Co. NC Deed Books 1817-1840 by Katharine Kerr Kendall:
John H. Crockett late of Halifax Co., VA
Nathaniel J. Palmer,
George W. Johnson of Milton
1839 Andrew JOHNSTON page 342 CASWELL COUNTY, NC - WILLS - Index, Will Book M-O, 1831-1843 /nc/caswell/wills/indexm-o.txt
1837: Robert Mayo father of Jane L. Mayo wife of William Hatcher died in Caswell County NC about 1837.
Jane L. Mayo
William Hatcher and Jane Mayo where reported to be in Edgefield County SC when John Hatcher was born in 1791. They then migrated to lands of Humphreys County Tn.
1843 Susannah Dickson MOTHER, BONDMEN FOR A bastard Child Winston Williams, Thomas D Johnston Source: Caswell County, Nc Bastardy Bonds http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/alamance/court/caswellc928gwl.txt
Thomas D Johnston
1847 Benjamin JOHNSTON page 388 CASWELL COUNTY, NC - WILLS - Index, Will Book P-R, 1843-1858 http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/caswell/wills/indexp-r.txt
1856 Jun 04, Joseph William Flippin m. Susan Atkinson Caswell Co., NC (daughter of Johnson E. Atkinson)
Joseph William Flippin
1866 Thomas JOHNSTON page 180 CASWELL COUNTY, NC - WILLS - Index, Will Book S-T, 1858-1868 /nc/caswell/wills/indexs-t.txt
1867 Lancelot JOHNSTON page 243 CASWELL COUNTY, NC - WILLS - Index, Will Book S-T, 1858-1868 /nc/caswell/wills/indexs-t.txt
1869, 5/22, John C Yealock to Jane Stanfield, C by, David Johnson (JP) on 5/22/1869
John C Yealock
David Johnson (JP)
1869...Warren JOHNSTON vs. Emily JOHNSTON CASWELL COUNTY, NC - MISC - Divorce Folders in NC Archives /nc/caswell/misc/divorce1.txt
1874 Jul 22 Born, Annie G JOHNSTON Died Oct 19 1875 d/o J A & S F Johnston THE OLD GRIERS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CEMETERY, Caswell County, North Carolina http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/caswell/cemeteries/griers.txt
1876 Sep 7 Born JOHNSTON, Willie G Died Aug 26 1877 s/o J A & S F Johnston THE OLD GRIERS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CEMETERY, Caswell County, North Carolina http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/caswell/cemeteries/griers.txt
Johnston Webb b. Hanover Co.
VA d. Caswell Co. NC, m.
Grussy McCarver (sp) http://www.webbsurnamedna.org/wsdp_005.htm