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FUCHSIA COLOR IS Tony L. Johnson, Peggy Johnson and Lee Johnson’s Relations mostly: Burton Farmer & Hatcher RELATIONS


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

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:


Olive is the DNA LINE Researchers Leonard Johnson Todd A. Johnson: Carl Johnson: Roger Johnson: Paul Martin Johnson: Bill Johnson: Damon Bruce Johnson: Henry Belt Johnson: Richard Gerald Johnson Jerry Johnson,

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

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:



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

Julian Bentley Johnson James Granville Johnson <> Judy: For William Thomas Johnson  <>Floyd Junior Johnson: Ronald K. Johnson<>

Group Leaders is



Gold is the Color for descendants of Colonel Richard Johnson

Lead researcher: Bonnie Flyhte e-mail 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


Rose Color is for 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 . Researchers matching this DNA ARE; James Russell Johnson, Samuel Frank Johnson, C. Thomas Johnson and Stephen Alexander Johnson

Group Leader is

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:


Haplogroup R1bi is the most common haplogroup in European populations. It is believed to have expanded throughout Europe as humans re colonized after the last glaciail maximum 10-13 thousand years ago. This lineage is also the haplogroups containing the Atlantic modal haplotype: Group is Aspen; Color is Light Orange Researchers are Jane Johnson Williams, James Johnson born Ca 1718 died 1785 Brunswick Co. Va.

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:

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The link to the J/J/J Research site is:

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Johnson and Allied families of Randolph County NC


Our Eli Thomas Curtis DNA died Humphreys Co. Tn is a Match to Curtis's in

Randolph Co. NC

Wilkes County NC:  this is where Off Spring of Rev. William Dodson of Prince William-Fauquier Co. Va and Jeffery Johnson are at Families of Elijah Dodson of 1837 Humphreys Co. Tn.



I will be running land deeds to see where these folks owned lands an who their neighbors (kinsman were)


Naaman Curtis born 1782-1826 in Randolph Co NC

Thomas Curtis Jr 1747-1813 in Randolph Co. NC

Joseph Curtis 1750-1796 Randolph Co. NC

Samuel Curtis 1748-1812 Randolph Co. NC

Samuel Curtis 1720-1775 Randolph Co. NC


David Curtis 1745-1816 Wilkes Co. NC

David Curtis 1745-1816 Wilkes-Ashe Co. NC

Joshua Curtis 1735-1810 Wilkes Ashe Co. NC

Joshua Kel Curtis 1785 NC

It can be found at the address below. Lee Olen Johnson

Thanks a bunch

Dear Tony,
For some reason my previous message had question marks where there should
have been periods.  Anyway, we do know the line of Eli Curtis
Humphreys Co. TN based on DNA from a
He was of the
NC Randolph/Wilkes/Guilford/Burkes/Buncombe group which had
roots in
Burlington and Hunterdon Counties, NJ.  Samuel Curtis b. about 1720 is
the earliest known ancestor in this line and we have yet to find the missing
to NJ.

Ruth Gravitt


In 1755 NC created five District Superior Courts throughout the state. The Salisbury District included the counties which are now Anson, Cabarrus, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Iredell, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Surry, Union, and Yadkin Counties.



1770 Guilford Co. Formed from Orange and Rowan Counties:


Joseph Johnston or Joseph Johnson wife nancy: W5033 NC Line: Soldier applied 1832 Nov 6 Randolph Co. NC. Soldier was born 1753 May 5 in Lancaster Co. Pa. and in 1772 moved to Guilford Co. NC the part now being Randolph CO. NC and he lived there at enlistment. Soldier mentioned the Tories killing his brother Henry Johnston. A son Joseph Johnston made affdt 1844 May 7 in Randolph Co. NC age 45 and state soldier died 1838 Nov 16 leaving a widow Nancy who died 1843 march 14, leaving children Sara or Sarah Johnston who married David Brown: Sytle Johnston, Robert Johnston and Joseph Johnston. Soldier and widow married in 1786. Pg 1863:  Abstract of Rev. War Pension Files

1772 Joseph Johnston arrived in Guilford County, and in 1779 this land is in Randolph County NC.

State of North Carolina, Randolph County: Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions November Term A.D. 1832
On this 6th day of November A.D. 1832, personally appeared in open Court, before the Justices
of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions now sitting, Joseph Johnston, a resident of the County of Randolph, State of North Carolina aged seventy nine years May 5th last; 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 & served as herein stated, viz.:
He states that he was born in Paxton Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania May 5th, 1753. [He] Has a record of his age. In the year 1772 he removed to North Carolina & settled in Randolph County (then a part of Guilford [County]) where he resided at the time he entered the Service of the United States. He states in the early part of the year 1779 perhaps the month of January, he volunteered for three months under Col Collier & Col Balfour. From the perilous condition of the Country, it was deemed expedient to raise some troopers; & he, with John Graham,1 who served with him through the whole of his revolutionary Service, agreed to arm & equip themselves as troopers, being informed by their commanding officers, that if they would do so, two months service as a trooper, would be equivalent to three months service on foot. We were then placed under the command of Captain Thomas Dougan who commanded a troop of light horse. Our first service consisted in bringing in some drafted militia from the lower part of Randolph County, who were suspected of being inclined to join the Tories. We were employed in keeping down the Tories in the County of Randolph & in adjacent Counties; & our service was particularly dangerous & arduous being subject to being dispatched at the shortest notice on Tory expeditions in the most inclement weather & at all hours of
the night. We however were not in any battle with the Tories previous to Gates' defeat [Horatio Gates' defeat at the battle of Camden]. After that disastrous defeat of the American Army at Camden, Young Davie [William Richardson Davie], then Colonel of the Cavalry & afterwards General also General Locke [Francis Locke] & General Davidson [William Lee Davidson], apprehensive of the ruinous consequences of that defeat, & the subsequent approach of Lord Cornwallis to North Carolina, thought it best to raise as large a body of Cavalry as possible in this State; to which end they sent requisitions to Col Collier of Randolph (among others) to send a quota of Troopers. Whereupon Captain Dougan was ordered to joined Col Davie with his troop, which he did at or near General Locke's in Rowan County.
We then immediately marched to meet the invading army under Cornwallis; we met it at Charlotte
where we had an engagement principally with the Cavalry, in which the brave & promising son of Genl Locke was killed by my side. We were compelled to retreat, being overpowered by numbers; our object being principally to harass & impede their march. We retreated to the neighborhood of Salisbury and the Phifer settlement. From this place we were marched under Davie to Rocky River in Mecklenburg County, the British being still in Charlotte. This engagement at Charlotte was about the latter part of summer or first of the fall of 1780. We lay at Rocky River until the battle of King's Mountain, I think October 7th when Cornwallis retreated to South Carolina for reinforcements, & was pursued by Col Davie as far as the Catawba; & I was sent over the River with a reconnoitering party, & returning the same night found John Graham standing sentry. Colonel Davie thence marched us back to Mecklenburg, & finding his troop a good deal fatigued & exhausted with their active service, he thought as Cornwallis had left North Carolina, he would give us some respite. He accordingly gave us permission to quarter about in the neighborhood for a few days, with directions to assemble with energy & promptness. We did so, & he then marched us into South Carolina, near the Waxhaw Settlement, 1 NPA S6936 where we continued until we were dismissed. While there, we (Graham & myself) were sent out with a reconnoitering party, with direction to quarter with Mrs. Doby, a Whig lady, & to get
what information we could respecting the movements of the enemy. When we returned to Camp we found Genl Morgan [Daniel Morgan], Colonel (William Augustine) Washington of the Cavalry, & Colonel Howard [John Eager Howard] with his infantry who had joined Col Davie in our absence. At this place we were discharged, some time in the month of December 1781 [sic, 1780], so well as we can recollect for before our discharge Genl Morgan, with Col Washington & Col Howard, had left us & gone South & after our discharge some few weeks the battle of the Cowpens was fought. We received no written discharge, for that was considered not so much a final discharge as a respite until again called on: for being troopers we held ourselves always ready. Up to this time we (Graham & myself) had served at the least nine months. Shortly after this I went with others to guard the property of many of the citizens across the Roanoke, & upon my return, it being understood by the Tories that Graham & myself had returned home, they came down upon us and made us prisoners & we were detained by them two days & nights: when by the generosity of Colonel Fields (a Tory Colonel) a quality very rare among them, we were discharged on parole: & thus saved in all probability from the halter or the
dungeon. All of this occurred some short time before the battle of Guilford. Graham & myself were
also in some other excursions after Tories, who had on one occasion inhumanely murdered my brother Henry; & one Tucker, but these excursions did not amount to much length of time, say one month although there was a considerable amount of danger in them. I have resided since the revolution in this County & now reside in it. I have no documentary evidence of my service but expect to be able to prove some portions of it by Dan Merrell2 & can prove the whole of it by John Graham, who was my brother in arms throughout the whole of it. I can establish my reputation for revolutionary service by Genl George Hoover & Genl Alexander Gray & John Elder. I hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present & declare that my name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any State.
Sworn to & subscribed the day and year aforesaid.
S/ Joseph Johnston
We Dan Merrell & John Graham residing in Randolph County, State of North Carolina, hereby certify that we are well acquainted with Joseph Johnston who has subscribed & sworn to the preceding declaration; that we believe him to be 79 years of age:

Dan Merrell certifies that he saw said Johnston on several occasion serving as a trooper before he was ordered South, saw him on his way South in Salisbury & also on his return after his discharge passing through Salisbury where he was stationed.
John Graham certifies that Johnston served with him as he has stated in his declaration.
Sworn to & subscribed the day & year aforesaid.
S/ Dan Merrell
S/ John Graham
2 NPA S7222
Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements
Pension application of Joseph Johnston (Johnson) W5033
Transcribed by Will Graves


1776-1783 ERA:

Pension Application Of John Graham, Natl Archives Microseries M804. Roll 1105, Application #S6936
JOHN GRAHAM, a resident of Randolph County, NC, aged 71 years:
               “He states that he was born in Paxtung Township in Lancaster County, 
state of Pennsylvania on 1st November 1761, and has a record of his age. That 
he removed to Randolph County (then Guilford) in the year 1775, and has lived 
in said county ever since, and now resides in it. He states that he entered the 
service of the United States with JOSEPH JOHNSTON, at the same time and under 
the same officers (to wit), he volunteered for three months under Captain 
THOMAS DOUGAN, Colonel BALFOUR and Colonel COLLIER, and armed and equipped 
himself for the light horse service, and joined the troop which the said 
Captain DOUGAN commanded. He states that this was early in the year 1779, and 
that the circumstances of his service so far as he can recollect them, are 
accurately detailed in the declaration of the said JOSEPH JOHNSTON, to which he 
begs leave to refer, and to adopt so far as these are concerned, as his own, 
deeming it unnecessary here to recapitulate them. He declares that his service 
amounted in all, to the best of his recollection to ten months; and that 
neither he nor JOHNSTON was in any important service in which both were not 
               He stated that he can prove part of his service by his neighbor DAN 
MERRILL, and the whole of it, by the said JOSEPH JOHNSTON.”
File at: 
This file has been created by a form at 

John Graham

Notes: 1751 Era: Just when the first Friends came to this “majestic wilderness” is unknown, but certainly there were a few here by 1751. That year Friends at Cane Creek in present Alamance County, comprising the first permanent meeting settled by the Pennsylvania Friends in North Carolina, requested a monthly meeting from the Perquimans and Little River meetings in eastern Carolina. Their petition stated: “There is Thirty Families and upwards of Friends settled in them Parts and Desire still in behalf of themselves and their Friends to have a Monthly Meeting settled amongst them.” Not surprisingly, the first piece of business to come before Cane Creek Monthly Meeting (October 7, 1751) was a request from Friends of New Garden for permission to hold a meeting for worship.

Notes: John Graham was born in Paxtung Township in Lancaster County, state of Pennsylvania on 1st November 1761, and has a record of his age. That he removed to Randolph County (then Guilford) in the year 1775. He also  served with Joseph Johnson in the Rev. War.
Notes: Constructed History Of Colonel Thomas Dougan
JOHN DOUGAN-“I entered the service…in the year 1778, the day and month I do not  recollect, in Randolph County, North Carolina, as a volunteer private, in a  volunteer company of horse militia commanded by Captain THOMAS DOUGAN, and served in said company to the best of my recollection, one year, during which time we were stationed at Bells Mill in said county of Randolph, as a public store of provisions, said BELL then being a Commissary to furnish provisions for the Army of the Revolution. During said service, I found my own horse, 
saddle, and bridle and guns.”
“Our company was raised for the purpose of guarding said public store, and suppressing the Tories and disaffected, with whom that county was then largely infected. During the year service aforesaid, we were employed in guarding said 
public store, and in detached companies in guarding provision wagons conveying provisions to said store, and in traversing the country looking out for Tories and protecting the country from their incursions.”
“At the end of the said year of service, said Captain DOUGAN was advanced to the rank of Major and WILLIAM GRAY, the ensign of said company was advanced to the rank of Captain of said company and took the command thereof. During said year service, the inferior officers commanding in said company under the said Captain DOUGAN, were Lieutenant WILLIAM CLARK and Ensign WILLIAM GRAY, above named. The said WILLIAM CLARK at the expiration of said year service, to the best of my recollection, resigned his post as lieutenant. One NEWLAND was commissioned Lieutenant in his stead, whose given name I do not recollect, and one JOSEPH CLARK was commissioned ensign in said company. I continued in said company under Captain GRAY, Lieutenant NEWLAND and Ensign CLARK, and served as 
a private until the termination of the war, during which time we were stationed at Bells Mill, when not engaged in active service, until the latter part of 1782, to the best of my recollection. After that time until the close of the war, we were stationed when not engaged in active service, at the home of Colonel EDWARD SHARP, in County of Randolph, during all of which time I found my own horse, saddle and bridle, and arms. 
“The first active service during said latter period of my service was a short time after Captain GRAY took the command of said company. We were ordered out under the command of Colonel JOHN COLLIER and Lieutenant ANDREW BALFOUR of County of Randolph, with a number of volunteers, in all about sixty men. We marched about twenty-five miles towards the east end of said named county to oppose a company of Tories under the command of one Colonel FANNEN [FANNING], a Tory Colonel who was embodying a Tory force in the county adjoining below ours. 
The second night after leaving our station, we encamped at the house of one JOHN NEEDHAM. During the night, we were attacked by Colonel FANNING and his Tory force. After a short conflict, we repulsed them with two of their men 
killed and four or five wounded. The next morning we pursued Colonel FANNING and two days after the conflict, we came upon one Captain MICHAEL ROBBINS, a Tory captain with ten or twelve Tories under his command. We dispersed them 
with three of their men killed. We then returned to our station at Bells Mill.”
                    “The next active service we were engaged in was three or four months after the last named expedition, we were ordered out in the fall, I think in September [the year I cannot recollect], against the Highland Scotch of North 
Carolina, who were embodying a Tory force sixty or seventy miles from our station in the highlands of said state. We were joined by one Colonel SAUNDERS of Wake County, North Carolina, with a body of over one hundred men. Said 
Colonel SAUNDERS took the command of the whole, and marched us into the highlands and across Cape Fear River. We stole a march on the Tories by marching all night one night, and took fourteen prisoners. Our company was 
ordered to guard and did guard the prisoners to Hillsborough in Orange County, North Carolina, the District jail. We lodged the prisoners in jail and returned to our station.”
“Another piece of service we rendered occurred a few weeks previous to the last named expedition (I did not think of it when I related the last named expedition), was in defending the public store at our station. The store was 
attacked by one Captain EDWARD FRANKLIN (a Tory captain commissioned by Lord CORNWALLIS) and his company about fifteen in number. We repulsed them and the next day we pursued them, overtook them, and killed FRANKLIN (the captain) and one of his men, and dispersed the company.”
“The next active service that I now recollected that we were engaged in, I think occurred in March 1782 (the spring after Lord CORNWALLIS surrendered). Captain FANNING and his company consisting of forty or fifty Tories came into 
our county and ravaged the country and killed Lieutenant Colonel BALFOUR and Captain JOHN BRYAN in their own houses and burned my mothers house and barn (she being a widow), Colonel COLLIERs and Esquire MILLIGANs houses. We pursued them and overtook them and put them to flight, but the day being wet, 
our guns missed fire, so that we only wounded two men.”
“The next piece of active service and the last service I did during the war occurred as follows: Colonel ELROD, Captain MICHAEL ROBBINS and Captain SAMUEL STILL, Tory officers, were passing through said county of Randolph. They killed one young man and wounded another. We pursued them several days and our 
company separated into two parties. One part of the company overtook them, and killed Colonel ELROD and Captain STILL. The part of the company I was in was not present when they were killed. We marched over one hundred miles over the Blue Ridge, from thence we returned to the station at Colonel SHARPs, and 
shortly afterwards were disbanded.”
                    “I cannot now state positively whether I received a discharge from my captain. But I do recollect that vouchers for my services were placed in the hands of my older brother, THOMAS DOUGAN, who took them to Hillsborough, North Carolina and purchased land for me with them. To the best of my recollection, 
the rate of pay that I received was twelve dollars per month for my services…
EDWARD BEESON-“He entered the service as a volunteer from the state of North Carolina, Guilford County, now Randolph. It was the spring of the year 1778, as he believes. DAVID BROWER was his captain, JAMES WOODS-Lieutenant, this deponent ensign. ROBERT MCLEAN was their major, THOMAS DOUGAN, colonel, BUTLER- 
general. Their object was the destruction of the Tories. Next day, after they left Johnsonville, their place of rendezvous, their captain and three men were killed by the Tories who waylaid them (the Tories were commanded by Major 
RAINS) and fired on them from a steep hill on the side of Brush Creek.”
“After BROWER was killed, WOODS became captain and this deponent Lieutenant. They pursued the Tories about forty miles to Fork? Creek, and there besieged them in a house belonging to one JOHN NEEDHAM. In the morning before they got to NEEDHAMs, their colonel (DOUGAN) joined them. This deponent was then ordered with half of his company to the back of the house under a concealment of an orchard, while the rest were to attack in front. This deponents company were the first who took possession of the same, those in front having feigned a retreat to draw out the Tories, which accordingly succeeded. Twenty-one were killed, seven at the house and fourteen at the place where they kept the 
horses, the Tories having fled there, to where they were concealed on the bank of Deep River. And where Colonel DOUGAN himself had gone with a detachment to surprise them if they should be driven from the house.”
“They then marched down to Cape Fear (or Fair)Town and from there to the Brown Marsh near Wilmington, where they again had to battle with the Tories on open ground. They there (again) defeated the Tories who being reinforced by the 
British from their shipping at Fort Johnson, they returned and defeated us in turn. From thence they (the Americans) returned by Cape Fear to Guilford (now Randolph). At this time they were out three months and were discharged.”
“His next term of service was again as a volunteer. This he believes was the next year. At this time they were roused by the Tories who came and burned Colonel DOUGANs house, and Colonel BALFOURs house, at the same time killing 
Colonel BALFOUR. They also killed JOHN BROWN and burned his house. Also MILLICANs and COLLIERs houses were burned. They pursued them under the command of Colonel BLETCHER (or BLEECHER) [Brashear?], this deponent being still captain and remaining so until the close of the war, the same lieutenant and ensign were with him at this time as at the last.”
DAVID EIRWIN-                    “That in the summer of the year succeeding the Battle of Camden, the declarant again volunteered into the company commanded by Captain YORK, while residing in the place aforesaid, for three months, to serve as a private in the light horse. The principle object or rather cause of raising this company was to watch a body of disaffected, or Tories, commanded by one Colonel FANNING, and to which a brother of this declarant belonged, by the name of JOHN ERWIN, some years older than declarant and who resided about 20 miles from his fathers residence. The company assembled at Captain YORKs. He does not recollect any other officer, except one Colonel DOUGAN was occasionally with the company. They were constantly engaged in their scouts or marches. The declarant with the company went down Deep River, up and down Tar River and Cane Creek in pursuit of FANNING. Near the close of the campaign, they came down on one side of Deep River and discovered FANNINGs forces on the 
opposite bank. There were shots exchanged from each side of the two forces, but owing to the width of the river at that place, no harm or injury resulted to either party. At the close of the expedition, he received a discharge from 
Captain YORK, which he has lost, certifying his faithful service for three months in this last campaign.”
WILBOURNE GIBSON-“I was drafted into the service of the United States in Randolph County, North Carolina in the spring of 1781. The precise month and day I do not recollect, and served for and during the term of three months. The 
captain of the company in which I served was John KNIGHT, Colonel [THOMAS] DOUGAN, Major [JAMES] DOUGAN, brothers. Names of the sergeants and corporals not now remembered. When my term of service was ended, I received from Captain JOHN KNIGHT, a regular discharge and considering it as no value or importance whatever, and being totally unlearned, it has long ago been lost and destroyed.”
“Under the command of the aforesaid officers, I was out on scouting expedition most of the time in and through the counties of Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes and Guilford, and was in several skirmishes with the Tories, but no general 
engagement. Colonel FANNING, as he was called, was the Tory that we were after most of the time, as he was constantly destroying of property, burning of houses, etc.”
“I recollect on one evening we were in a little town called Hillsborough, and were compelled to leave it for the want of provision, and on that very night, this Tory, FANNING took the town and all the inhabitants were made prisoners, 
and one genl, General TYRON, among the rest, and on that same night our company formed behind a fence along the road to take them by surprise, but we were afraid to fire for fear of killing our own friends who were prisoners, and 
so we mounted our horses which had been hitched back in the edge of the woods and retreated, and on the next day we had a skirmish at Mendenhalls Mill, in which we were defeated, but Colonel FANNING got his arm broke, etc…”
“The houses of John KNIGHT and Col. and Major DOUGAN, and many? other houses 
were destroyed by this same FANNING.”
JOHN GRAHAM-“He states that he entered the service of the United States with JOSEPH JOHNSTON, at the same time and under the same officers (to wit), he volunteered for three months under Captain THOMAS DOUGAN, Colonel BALFOUR and Colonel COLLIER, and armed and equipped himself for the light horse service, and joined the troop which the said Captain DOUGAN commanded. He states that this was early in the year 1779, and that the circumstances of his service so far as he can recollect them, are accurately detailed in the declaration of the said JOSEPH JOHNSTON, to which he begs leave to refer, and to adopt so far as these are concerned, as his own, deeming it unnecessary here to recapitulate them. He declares that his service amounted in all, to the best of his recollection to ten months; and that neither he nor JOHNSTON was in any important service in which both were not engaged.”
JOHN MERRILL-“That in the year 1781, he volunteered at the courthouse in Randolph County in the light horse under the command of Captain THOMAS DOUGAN, Major JAMES DOUGAN, and Colonel JOHN COLLIER. That they ranged about the country. That at that time the company with whom he served had a rencounter with Tories in the County of Guilford on the 15th day of April 1781, where he received a severe wound with a sword on his head, the marks of which are now to be seen. His brothers [BENJAMIN MERRILL] horse was shot under him, and his captain, then JOHN KNIGHT, received two balls in his head. About the 30th of July, 1781, he received his discharge as may appear by the discharge herewith filed, marked B.”
                    “After that time, he never was regularly in the service, tho scouting parties and some rencounters with the Tories…I know no one who can testify to my services but my brother BENJAMIN MERRILL, who was with me on my tours, but he is now sick and unable to come here.”
SAMUEL JACKSON, -lived in Guilford County at enlistment, served under Col. DOUGAN, Capt. JAMES BELL, Capt. COLLIER. Widow was able to provide few details. Was in the Battle of Guilford, and was a guard protecting the baggage wagon.
ROBERT MOORE-[This is probably not the same Thomas Dougan. No one else has mentioned this tour, and it may overlap some of the previously described periods of time.] “In the month of September 1780, I went out as a substitute 
for MALICA DICKERSON, who was drafted for the term of three months (the said DICKERSON having hired me to perform the tour for him), so I again entered the service of the United States as a substitute some time in the month of 
September 1780 in Randolph County, state of North Carolina, for the term of three months under Captain THOMAS DOUGAN. The company marched from Randolph to Salisbury and there joined Colonel DAVIEs regiment. Then they marched to Charlotte and was there when CORNWALLIS entered that place. When there was a slight skirmish, CORNWALLIS retreated to Camden. We went in pursuit. On the route, I took the smallpox. The rest of the companys time was out and discharged before my recovery. He therefore got no discharge.”
                    “After the Battle of Guilford when CORNWALLIS retreated through Virginia, I joined a light horse company in Randolph County, North Carolina under Captain THOMAS DOUGAN and Colonel EDWARD SHARPE, for the purpose of keeping down the Tories who would, every chance, rise up against the interest of the United States. In this capacity, I served from time to time as my services may be called for until the end of the war."
Additional Comments:
Constructed History is my term for a soldier who did not file for a pension himself, but about whom there is enough evidence from other soldiers to form an equivalent to a pension application. Most of the testimony comes from other men 
mentioning the officer or non-comm. officer, but in some cases, the actual soldier himself testified on behalf of other men, thus revealing his own history.
File at: 



1776-1783 Era Robert JOHNSON or JOHNSTON served in the North Carolina Line. His widow, Elizabeth, applied on 2 Feb 1844 in Knox Co TN, aged 69, and declared that she and Robert had married on 1 Apr 1791 (location not stated) and that he died on 20 Apr 1840. He had applied for his pension on 6 Sep 1834 in Hawkins Co TN, at age 74, declaring that he had lived in Randolph County, North Carolina when he enlisted in Revolutionary War Service. He declared further that he was born in Pennsylvania. His widow was born 19 Apr 1775, and their children shown were Mary, b 19 Mar 1792, Sarah, b 17 Jul 1794 and Jane b 5 Jun 1796. (Rev War Pension File)

Robert Johnson or Robert Johnston wife Elizabeth: W371: NC Line: Widow applied 1844 Feb 2, Knox Co. Tn age 69. Soldier and widow married 1791 April 1 and soldier died 1840 April 20. Soldier had applied 1834 Sept 6 Hawkins Co. Tn age 74 he lived in Randolph Co NC at enlistment. Soldier was born in 1760 PA. Widow was born 1775 April 19, children shown were Mary Johnson born 1792 March, Sarah Johnson born 1794 July 17, Jane Johnson born 1796 June 5. Pg 1855 Abstract of Rev. War Pension Files


[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 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, Hawkins County


On this 6th day of September 1834 personally appeared before Shadrach Epperson an

acting Justice of the peace for said County Robert Johnson resident of Hawkins County and State of Tennessee aged 74 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 June the 7th 1832.


That he entered the service of the United States in the year 1780 as a volunteer under the

command of Colonel Collier Major Sharp and Captain Johnson I was then living in Randolph County State of North Carolina. I entered the service the first of October 1780 and marched on to Salisbury and lay there some time from there we marched. On crossing the Yadkin River at the Shallow Ford from there we went on through Salem and from there we joined General Green [sic, Nathanael Greene] at the high rock Ford we lay there until Greene collected all his forces and then marched on towards Guilford Courthouse we were met by the British under the Command of Cornwallis and a severe battle took place sometime in March 1781. From there Greene and his men marched on to South Carolina I went on and stayed with General Greene until I was discharged at Rugeley's mill by Colonel Collier and returned home in my own County of Randolph, about the first of May as well as I now recollect being gone 8 months. After I

arrived at home the Tories were so troublesome it was dangerous for a Whig to stay at home.


The first of June 1781 I volunteered myself again under the same officers for to go against the Tories that were collected in different parts of the country doing mischief we marched against one Fannin [sic, David Fanning] a Tory Officer and his men at Linsey’s [Lindley’s] Mill we defeated them killing 36 of his men and wounded Fanning but he escaped. We were always scouting about from place to place against the Tories we came up with Fanning at another place at one Needams [sic, Needham’s?], in the night and fired on Fanning and his men and they fled and Fanning escaped again we were Continual against the Tories that were doing mischief in the Country they burned Colonel Collier's house in the time we came upon them while the house was burning but they escaped -- we had various skirmishes with them during the summer and fall

of 1781. The Tories being rousted out of that part of the Country in a great measure we had some stiller times and I was dismissed and returned home being in actual service 6 months.


When I entered the service this time it was in Randolph County North Carolina. I was dismissed the first of December as well as I now recollect.


 This declarant further states that Colonel Collier called out men after this declarant

returned home different times as occasion would require against the outlying Tories and he always volunteered himself when required and went various trips against the Tories but of short duration that he cannot now recall as to the precise length of each trip but is satisfied so served not less than 2 months actual service in short trips during the winter of 1781 in the spring of 1782. This Declarant declares he was in actual service the time he states above and always was ready and willing at any call always volunteered himself and was called out by competent authority. That he was either in the field or in Garrison and for the time during which the service was performed he was not employed in any civil pursuit. This Declarant says he knows of no one and who he can prove his service by he has no documentary evidence of his service he hereby relinquishes every Claim to a pension or annuity whatever 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 last above mentioned before me.


S/ Shadrach Epperson, JP S/ Robert Johnson


 State of Tennessee, Hawkins County


 On this 6th day of September 1834 personally appeared Robert Johnson before Shadrach

Epperson an acting Justice of the peace for said County and made Oath that he is not sufficiently acquainted with any clergyman that he can procure one to sign his declaration as he does not go about any of consequence in the neighborhood.


 Sworn to and subscribed the day and year above mentioned before me.


S/ Shadrach Epperson, JP S/ Robert Johnson


 Questions proposed to Robert Johnson applicant for a pension by the war department


1st Question


Ans: I was born in the year 17_0 in the State of Pennsylvania


2nd Question


Ans: I have not that I know of


3rd Question


Ans: I was living in the State of North Carolina Randolph County from North Carolina I moved into the State of Tennessee Hawkins County where I now live


4th Question


Ans: I volunteered myself every time


5th Question


Ans: Colonel Collier, Major Sharp, General Greene, Captain Sharp


6th Question


Ans: I received one from Colonel Collier which I have lost


7th Question


Ans: Thomas Epperson, Shadrach Epperson, Valentine Wolf, Captain John Wolf


[William Walker and Major Charles Wolf gave the standard supporting affidavit.]



Amendment to the foregoing Declaration of Robert Johnson on the 28th of September 1834 personally appeared Robert Johnson before Shadrach Epperson one of the acting Justices of the peace for Hawkins County and after being duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following amendment to the foregoing Declaration.


He entered the service of the United States first of October 1780 and served as he before

stated. I did not join General Greene at the high rock Ford until some time in the winter after I went out. The cause of my serving as long at one trip before I returned home was as follows: I always volunteered myself and when my tour of service expired I was importuned by my officers to remain in service That if we all would go home it would greatly weaken the forces and in all probability I would be killed by the Tories at home and if I would remain I could be dismissed whenever I chose. There were some went home when their term of service was out and some remained I being a young man and had not much to look after at home I chose to remain in

service --


 I knew if I went home I would have to be on my guard for fear of the Tories and I

contented myself to remain in service. This Applicant further states it was the same in relation to his service in 1781. Immediately on his return from his first trip he could not remained in safety at home the cry was Whig and Tory all round him Tories would hate the Whig whip him or hang him the same by the Whig find the men at home and he was accused of being a Tory even if he was a Whig and he was a [indecipherable word] a man it appeared was not safe in his own house and this was the cause I remained in service. I could have returned home at the end of my service but we kept embodied -- our own safety and in order to check the Tories this applicant further states if he had come home he would have been in more danger than he was, he could continually hear of the Tories making mischief either by stealing, murdering, burning [indecipherable word] and the like and he was [indecipherable word] generally searching from place to place when circumstances would require. This applicant solemnly states he was

engaged in actual service the time he before stated to the best of his knowledge and to save more or less he cannot give the never gets [indecipherable word or words].


Sworn to and subscribed this 26 September 1834 before me


S/ Shadrach Epperson, JP S/ Robert Johnson


 Amendment to the declaration of Robert Johnson


State of Tennessee, Hawkins County


 On this 6th day of December 1834 Personally appeared Robert Johnson resident of the

County of Hawkins and State of Tennessee before Shadrach Epperson one of the Justices of the peace for said County and after being duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following amendment to the foregoing declaration.


 After mature consideration I recollect after the battle at Guilford Courthouse we marched

on to some Iron works where we encamped and from there we marched on to South Carolina some time towards the latter end of April we were attacked by the British near a town called Camden we were forced to give ground. We retreated to a place called Rugeley's Mills where we encamped -- at which place I was discharged and arrived home the first; or near the first of May being gone 8 months –


From the time I first entered the service in Randolph County North Carolina and took up a line of March I cannot recollect the names of the counties I went through and there being no particular occurrence took place until we joined General Greene I was always subject to military duty -- while I was gone and cooperated with the rules and regulations of the Army -- the same as any soldier in camp and thought myself bound so to do.


When I returned home in May Colonel Collier raised man either by draft or volunteers as men chose (whether he had any authority to do so I am not able to say but expect he had) I volunteered myself under Captain Johnson a second time and entered the service but for me to recall every little circumstance after the lapse of so many years I cannot. I do not recollect every place we camped or was stationed neither do I remember the particular direction we marched. I know we were often upon the scout after Tories and outliers that were doing mischief in the country and at different times we were stationed for a while in the country but the names of the places we were stationed at or whether they bore any particular name I am unable to say. When I say we were always scouting about I do not mean I was continually night and day But going but as circumstances would require I recollect of an attack we had with Colonel Fanning a Tory and his men at Linneys [Lindley’s] Mill and defeated him at another time we marched upon the same

Colonel at one Needham’s, and fired on him and his men and continued from place to place through the country until my time Expired. And as respects my last term of service or during my last trips of service in small scouts I cannot recollect them precisely as they occurred.


But I know that several times in the winter 1781 and spring 1782 Captain Collier called men by draft or volunteer in go through the country after Tories and I always went as a volunteer whenever there was need of men in the country and I am certain my last trips under Captain Johnson as well as I can now recollect was 2 months -- Sworn to and subscribed this 6th day of December 1834 before me.


S/ Shadrach Epperson, JP S/ Robert Johnson


State of Tennessee, Hawkins County


 On this 6th day of December 1834 personally appeared Robert Johnson before Shadrach

Epperson one of the acting Justices for said County and after being duly sworn according to law deposeth and saith that owing to old age and the consequent loss of memory he cannot swear positively as to the precise length of his service but according to the best of his recollection he served not less than the periods mentioned below and the following grades, for 8 months I served as a private under Captain Johnson in 1780 in 1781 for 6 months I served under Captain Johnson a 2nd time in the summer and fall of 1781 for 2 months I served under Captain Johnson a third time in the winter 81 and spring 82 for which service I claim a pension sworn to before me the day above written.


S/ Shadrach Epperson, JP S/ Robert Johnson


 [On February 2, 1844, in Knox County Tennessee, Mrs. Elizabeth Johnston, 69, filed for a widows pension stating that she was the widow of Robert Johnson, a pensioner of the United States at the rate of $40 per annum; that she married him April 1, 1791; and that he died April 20 1840.]


 [Bible record


Robert Johnson was born the __ Day of __ in the of our Lord __


Elizabeth Johnson was born the 19th Day of April in the your of our Lord 1775


Mary Johnson was born the 19th of March in the year of our Lord 1792


Sarah Johnson was born the 17th Day of July in the year of our Lord 1794


Jane Johnson Johnson was born the 5th Day of June in the year of our Lord 1796]


 [facts in file: Elizabeth’s maiden name was Sumner; son, John R. Johnson, 38, on June 27, 1844, gave an affidavit in support of his mother’s claim in Knox County, Tenn.; ditto, Robert Johnson,



Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements


Pension application of Robert Johnson (Johnston) W371 Elizabeth fn48NC


 Transcribed by Will Graves 10/26/08


Captain Johnson of Randolph Co NC

Captain Sharp of Randolph Co NC

Thomas Epperson,

Shadrach Epperson,

Valentine Wolf,

Captain John Wolf

William Walker

Major Charles Wolf

Captain Collier of Randolph Co NC

Mrs. Elizabeth Johnston, 69 born 1775 ? or Elizabeth Sumner


1783 Feb 8 or 28: John Johnson or John Johnston married Rosannah Lytle                          John Johnson or John Johnston wife Rosannah: W5011 NC Line: Soldier was born 1753 May 12, soldier died 1802 march 13 or 14th in Randolph Co. NC. Soldier married Rosannah Lytle 1783 Feb 8 as stated by widow 1783 Feb 28 as shown in the bible records and she was born 1761 Nov 10 the daughter of Henry Lytle of Randolph Co. NC widow applied 1839 Feb 5 Randolph CO. NC. She was still there in 1846, children were Henry Johnson born 1784 Jan 23 and he married Polly daughter of Edward Thornbrough and Mary who were born and raised in PA. Thomas Johnson born 1785 May 1: Jane Johnson born 1787 July 6: William Johnson born 1790 April 30: Margaret Johnson born 1792 June 29: John Johnson born 1794 May 5: Elizabeth Johnson born 1795 Feb 9: Mary or Polly Johnson born 1797 March 1: Hezekiah Johnson born 1799 May 17: Clemons Johnson or Clemmons Johnson born 1801 Nov 28: a grandson D.W.C. Johnson was of La Grange NC in 1844 and in 1848 Abstract of Rev. War Pension Files



1785 Petition To the Honourable the Gennerall Assembly for the State of North Carolina
The Petition of the Inhabitance of Randolph County Humbly Sheweth That a
Number of them Labour at a Great Disadvantage in Attending on Public
Meetings Owing to the Place Whare the Coarte is held being so fare from the
Center of the said County We your Humble Petitioners Beg that your
Honourable Boddy Would Pass an Act Directing that Commishoners be Appointed
for the Purpose of Centering the Said County & Erecting the Publick
Buildings At or Neare the Center of the Said County and We your Petitioners
are Ever Bound to Pray etc.
 Richard BIRD              Jas. (x) MALLETT         Richard BEAN
 William BIRD              Jas. (x) LATHEM Junr.    Peter VONKANNEN
 Nimrod BREWER             Wm. (x) READESenr.       Asel DOLLERHIDE
 Thos. MULLINS             ______ POWERS Senr.      Wm. VONKANNEN
 Nathaniel MULLIN          Aaron HILL               George TRIPITT
 Arther READE              Arther READE Junr.       Daniel PRESNALL
 Bird POWERS               Isaac COX                Wm. WRIGHT
 Wm. RAINS                 Thoms. CARTER            Jno. LUCAS
 John RAINS                Henry CRAVEN             Uriah WRIGHT
 Jesse PITTS               Jno. WILLIAMSON          Peter VONKANNEN
 Jas. WILSON               Henry BROWN              George TUCKER
 Wm. TEAGUE                Wm. NEEDHAM              Thos. TUCKER
 Magnass TEAGUE            Math. DEATON             Jas. TUCKER
 Isaac REDFARN             Eldrig DEATON            Jno. TUCKER
 John RUSTAIN              Benjamin WILLIAMS        Jno. TUCKER
 Abreham HAMMER            Wm. (x) READE Junr.      Jno. HARVEY
 Joseph ROUTH              Joseph BOOKOUT           Michael HARVEY
 Jerremiah MULLIN          Marmen (x) BOOKOUT       George DOLLERHIDE
 Peter CRAVEN              Charles BOOKOUT          Wm. DAVIS
 Thoms. CRAVEN             Wm. RICHARDS             Jno. LATHEM
 Jacob ROUTH               Wm. DITTO (RICHARDS)     Wm. LATHEM
 Edward ROUTH              Jno. COX                 Jacob MOSER
 James Allred              Shadreik Ditto (COX)     Johnson KING Junr.
 Aaron Hopkins             Francis CHANEY Junr.     Wm. BEAN
 Mosses DIFFEY             Saml. HENDRIX            Thos. KING
 Sollamon TROGDON          Wm. YORK                 Obediah HUDSON
 John AVERY                Joseph HENDRIX           Christian LUTHER
 John TROGDON              John HODGEN              Saml. REED
 Moses HOPKINS             Abreham TAYLOR           Jno. REED
 Samuel WALKER             Wm. (x) KENDELEE         Nat. TUCKER
 John DUNCAN               Emanuel ASSBELL Senr.    Mikhel BOLLIN
 Dennis HOPKINS            Howell BREWER Senr.      Jno. STEED
 Josiah HOPKINS            Jas. PRESNALL            Charles BOLLIN
 Dennis HOPKINS            Richard COXE             Drury RICHESON
 Charles DUNCAN            Joseph LEWALLING         Christopher ETHERTON
 William SWORFORD          William HARVEY           Jno. ROLLIN
 Jacob LOWDERMACK          Joseph WRIGHT            Calob COXE
 John LOWDERMACK           Richard GRAVES           Ben. BLAND
 John LOWDERMACK Junr.     George LUCAS             Vachel HANDCOCK
 Philop LOWDERMACK         George TUCKER            Jno. HANDCOCK
 Flourance TAYLOR          Johnson KING Senr.       Jno. BOLLIN Junr.
 Windsor PEARCE            Wm. RICHESON             Jon CARMAN
 Joseph HIX                Wm. HARVEY               Daniel COX
 Arther SMITH              Mark COLE                Joseph BROWN
 Michall ANDRESS           Jno. WILLIAMS            Sm. RATLIFF
 Jas. LEDFORD              Wm. PRESNALL             Amos RATLIFF
 Jno. HASE                 Jeremiah OZIER           Bury THOMSON
 Wm. MALLETT               Wm. TUCKER               Michail HARVEY
 Jno. WILLIAMS Junr.       David CRANFORD           Peter KING
 Mathew COLE               Lanerd CRANFORD          _____NEADOM
 John HARVEY               Finch CARTER             John HOLLOWDAY
 Daniel PRESNALL           Elis CRANFORD            Thos. LUCAS
 Stephen PRESNALL          Eleven? CRANFORD         Isaac WILLIAMS
 Michail HARVEY Senr.      William CRANFORD         Wm. LUCAS
 Michael HARVEY Junr.      William CRANFORD         Wm. PITMAN
 Jesse HARVEY              Samuel CRANFORD          John CONNER
 John HARVEY               Charles HOPKINS          Johnson KING
 Jasper CUNCE              Thomas HARDEST ER        Jas. PITMAN
 John KEARNS               Sammul HOPKINS           Matthew COLE
 Isac KEARNS               Thomas TOLBORD           John GRAVES
 Silas KEARNS              George HAREGROVE         William GRAVES
 John BALEY                William HANAH            Nathaniel TUCKER
 Joshua COX                Richard BEAN             Will. BLAND
 Thos. COX                 William QUEEN            Moses BLAND
 Henry RAMSOWERS           John SUGG                Rolle SPINKS
 John HENLEY               Thomas RANDOL            John PEARCE
 Nathan COX                James RANDOL             John READ
 Miles GLASGO              Thomas RANDOL            John SPIVEY
 William Cole Junr.        Richard FINCHER          William SEARCY
 Stephen HUSSEY            John AVERY?              Joseph CARR
 Christopher HUSSEY        Thos. WILLIAMS           Wm. ARGO
 Thos. CASTELO             ______ WILLIAMS          Robt. CARR
 Benj. COX                 Jorg WILLIAMS            John DEATON
 James GOODWIN             Thomas BRUCKSHER         Isack KORNEDY
 Paule ENGLE               Samuel PICKET            Archebol McNORTON
 Moses HAMMON              John HOPSON              Moses GEORGE
 Jno. HAMMON               ______ CAGLE             Charles Gery
 James SCOT                Stephan PRESNALL         John PUTMON
 Danul SCOT                Morgan EDWARDS           Gidethon MACON
 Will. COX                 John SCOT                Jas. BOWDON
 Jeremiah COX              Jon RICHESON             Howel BREWER
 Jno. COX                  Moses HAMMONS            William BOWDON
 Wm. LATHEM                Jno. Needham             John SPINKS
 Christor. (x) ASSBELL     William SMOTHERMAN       Lewis SPINKS
 Isaac BREWER              Benjamin READER          Garrto SPINKS
 Reuben BREWER             Jno. LAURENCE            Enoch SPINKS
 John SMITH                Moses GEORGE             Matthew HAMILTON
 Wm. (x) COLYER Senr.      Cornelias LATHRAM        John LONDON
 Wm. (x) COLYER Junr.      Thos. COST Sen.          William READ
 John PRESNELL             Thos. COST Junr.         William CONSTAND
 Jorg POWER                Jas. LATHAM Senr.        John COSTAND
 Maning BRUCKSHER          Johnson LATHAM           Adam ANDREWS
 Jacob SKEEN               Wm. LAURENCS             David ANDREWS
 Jonathan EDWARDS          Jesse KING               Charles STEWART
 Jos. WADE                 Joseph ___DSON           Derias MASH
 William BRUCKSHER         Abr. PRESNALL            W. DUSKIN
 William LACEY             John JOHNSON             John DUNCAN
 John AMICK                Linsey BELL              Nehemiah ODELL
 Hardeman PORCHS           Wm. BELL                 William TROGDON
 Isaac ODELL               David (x) POWERS         Jshua KINWORTHEY
 George JULEN              Jesse COMBER             Abram HAMONS
 Enock BERREY              Thos. WADDILL            Balam HALSY
 Edwd. JONES               John NEEDHAM Senr.       Thomas COCKS
 Wm. DAVIS                 William SMOTHERMAN       William COX
 William PEARCE            Benjamin READOR          Ws.? Ths.? KINWORTHY
 Dennis (x) CARPENDER      John LAURANCE            Abram WILLIAMS
 David (x) ANDREWS Junr.   Thoms. (x) COST Senr.    Nathanial COX
 Nathan HORNADY            Thoms. (x) COST Junr.    Jesey HAMONS
 William CAULL             Wm. SMITH                Samuel BROWN
 Jas. POWERS               John COCKS               Wm. BROWN


21 Mar 1785 Means, Benjamin  married  Johnston, Mary                        

1788: Randolph County was formed in 1779 from Guilford. ... The act establishing the county authorized the first court and all subsequent courts to be held at the home of Abraham Reese unless otherwise decided upon by the justices of the peace until a courthouse could be built. Commissioners were named in 1783 to select a site for the county seat. In 1788 a town was established at the courthouse on the land of Thomas Dauggan. This town, was named Johnstonville in honor of Samuel Johnston. In 1796 Asheborough was established as the county seat on the land of Jesse Henley. In 1819 a new courthouse was authorized to be built in Asheborough. Asheboro (607410E 3952092N) is the county seat.


1788 Petition
To the Honourable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
The Petition of Sundry Inhabitants of Randolph Couny humbly Sheweth that a
good Court House Prison Pillory & Stocks have been lately Erected at the
Cross Roads, in, and for the use of, the said County; That Some people
however Seem to be dissatisfied therewith & perhaps may send a petition to
the Assembly, to get the Said Publick Buildings removed, or in other words,
to Cause a new Set to be Erected at some other place; We Your petitioners
therefore humbly pray that the may be continued at the Cross Roades; and we
further pray that an Act of Assembly be passed to lay of & Establish a Town
at the said Cross Roades, and Your Petitioners as in Duty Bound Shall ever
pray etc.
 Robert BRATTAN       Joseph JACKSON        John LOWE
 Joseph SMITH         John MURDOCK          Christ. NATION
 Phillip RODY         Joseph CURTIS         James DUNBAR
 Bartho. GROGAN       Benjamin MEANS        Amor DAVIS
 Isac ROBINS Sen.     Christopher NATION    Mathew McFETRIDGE
 Jacob HOOVER         Abram NATION          Daniel FERREE
 Edw. BEESON          Daniel HOOVER         Saml. ALEXANDER
 James SMITH          Isaac RIGHT           Abram. ELIOTT
 Stepn. ALEXANDER     Wm. ALEXANDER         George MOORE
 John HUSBANDS        George YOUNT          Isrel ELIOTT
 John SMITH           Subal YORK            James BAIN
 John THOMPSON        Simor YORK            Wm. ELIOTT
 George ALEXANDER     Wm. RIDGE             Joseph CLARK
 Wm. ALEXANDER        Wm. ROBINS            Wm. COLTRAIN
 John JOHNSON         Dan MERREL            Nathl. KERR
 John McDAID          Jos. ELIOTT           Saml. ELIOTT
 Silas WORTH          Wm. WILSON            John LOVE Ser.
 Frank. DOLLERHIDE    Jacob VARNOR          Elija MOLLEY
 Joseph LAIN          Jacob KEEVIT          John WHITE, Insign
 Wm. MATHEWS          Solomon EVINS         John SWIFT
 Malcom CAMMEL        Francis FRAZUR        James Fruit
 John EAMICK          Hugh BLARE            Evin HARRIS
 Wm. WILSON           Henry JOHNSON         George WRIGHT
 James ROUTH          Eli BURGESS           John ALLREAD
 George BLACK         John HUSBAND          Elias SWIFT
 John ALDREG          William GRAY          John DUNCAN
 Wm. BURGESS          John SPENCER          Charles DUNCAN
 John FRAISURE        Samuel Clark          Wm. YORK
 Saml. STOUT          Moses Robines         Semor YORK
 Antheny RAINS        Robert GRAY           Jesse STROUD
 John WALKER          Joseph JOHNSTON       John STROUD
 Eli LOLLAR           James CURTES          Stiphen LEWIS
 Robert WILKERSON     Thomas WHITE          Thos. GARNOR
 Jacob ROUTH          Andrew MEANS          Wm. BARKER
 James FRAZURE        Andrew McPHEETERS     Hugh GAVIN
 John CAMPBELL        John HILL             Wm. SMITH
 Solomon MOFFETT      Nathan LOW            Isaac LAIN
 Absalom McDANIEL     David COLTRAIN        Wm. SWAFORD
 John Burgess         Joshua CURTIS         Raney JULIN
 Peter KEEVIT         Joseph ROBINS         Solomon LONG
 Edmond YORK          William BRATTAIN      Semor YORK
 Edmnond HAYS         James YORKE Junr.     Isaac YORK
 John LOLLAR          Wm. MILLIKAN          Shubel JULIN
 Jacob STEALY         Edward GRAY           Thos BENSON
 Jas. MOFFETT         Thomas SHARP          Isaac ODEL
 John LINEBURY        Pephere? BRYAN        Amos COX
 Dobson BURROW        (Petter?)             Archebel HOPPER
 Michael BEECK        Isaac SNOW            Jas. BOTSFORD
 Jeffre BECK          Ebenezer SNOW         John ALLREAD son of John
 Adam BROWER          Conaway STONE         William ALLREAD Jur.
 Jacob WATSON         Isaac ELDERS          Solomon TROGDON
 Jones BURROW         John ELDERS           John TROGDON
 Abraham LANE         John STILES           Robert WALKER
 Wm. DAVIS            Abner LOE             Samuel WALKER of Wm.
 Peter STOUT          William BAILEY        Wm. COOD
 Wm. WILLIAMS         Thomas HILL           Tobias MOSER
 Henry GARNER         William FAGAN         Samuel Walker son of Sol.
 Wm. COX              Clement WOOD          Ezekiel WELBURN
 John BARKER          William THORNBERY     Joseph McLAIN
 Abraham McDANIEL     Edward CLARK          John WILBORN
 David CHAPLAN        William SWIGERT       John JONES
 Alexander CAMPBEL    Phinehas HUNT         Joh- HUTSON
 Evin LOLLAR          Marmaduke VICKERY     Jas. PUGH
 Wm. Mc GOUNE         John DENNIS           Wm. HUSBANDS
 Balaam BURROW        Enos BLEAIR           John HUSBANDS
 John CLAP            R. McLAIN, Capt.      James McCOLLUM
 John MILLAR          Thos. SWIFT, Liut.    John GRIMES
 Isaac McDANIEL       Cristen MORRICE       John DAFREN
 John AVERY           John CHANEY           John CHAMBERS
 Stephen JONES        John WHITE Junr.

Signed by the Consent of My Company by Me, R. McLEAN, Capt.


1789 May 4:  State of North Carolina No. 501
To all whom these presents shall come Greetings -
Know ye that wefor and in consideration of the sum of fifty shillings
for every hundred acres herby Granted paid into our Treasury by Abraham
Woodward have given and granted and by these presents do give and grant
unto the said Abraham Woodward a part of Land containing one hundred
and fifty acres lying and being in our County of Randolph on Mountain
fork Carraway waters Beginning at a black oak in William Moores line
then turning Est on said line Twenty Chs crossing several Branches to
black oak in said line then South thirty five chs and thirty four links
to a Stake then West Thirty chs to a Stake in Line then North on said
line twenty four chs and twenty four links to his corner post oak then
west on sd line forty chs to a Stake then north eleven chas to the
beginning -
As by the plat hereunto anexed doth appear together with all trees
woods waters mines minerals hindaments and appurtenances to the said
land belonging or apertaining to hold to the said Abraham Woodward his
heirs and assigns forever - yielding and paying to us such sums of mony
yearly or otherwsie as our General Assembly from time to time may
direct -
Resolved always that the said Abraham Woodward shall cause this grant
to be registered in the Registers office of our said County of Randolph
within twelve months from the Date hereof otherwise the same shall be
void and of no effect
In testimony whereof we have caused these our letters to be made
patenent and seal to be hereunto affixed. Witness Samuel Johnston
Esquire the appointed Captain General and Commander in Chief at
fairfield the eleventh day of May in the thirteenth year of our
Independence and in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and
Eighty Eight - reg. the 4th of May 1789



1790 Census RANDOLPH COUNTY, NC District  Hillsborough
pg. #   Head of Household
262     Curtis      John                   1               3               1
260     Curtis      Samuel                 1       1       8
783     Curtis      Benjamin               1       1       4
784     Curtis      John                   1       2       5
785     Curtis      Joshua                 1       1       1
908     Curtis      Joseph                 1       4       3
909     Curtis      James                  1       3       4
910     Curtis      Caleb                  1       2       4
1087    Curtis      Thomas, Sr.            2       3       1
1093    Curtis      Thomas, Jr.            1       3       1
1150    Curtis      John                   1       1       1
227     Dafrin      John
406     Johnston    John                   1       5       2               1
291     Johnston    Henry                  1
480     Johnston    Mornin                 2       2       3
612     Johnston    John                   1       2       2
939     Johnston    John                   2               2
1021    Johnston    Joseph                 1       2       2
1022    Johnston    John                     1       1       4
615     King        Johnston, Sr.          2       4       5

616     King        Johnston, Jr.          1       1       1

1794 born Joseph Edward Johnson Guilford Co NC married Mary Staley bn 1798 Randolph Co NC

Notes: He is son of William Johnson,1770 born  Wilkes Co NC married Mary Porter bn 1771 NC

Notes: they all came and settled in Molls Creek Russell Co Va there my great grandfather John W Johnson bn 1835 Russell Co Va married Malissa Mead bn 1837 bn Russell Co Va they were married in Scott Co Va May 29 1860. my ggrandfather left Russell Co and went to Wise Co Va. that is where I found them on the census. thanks for all your help will send what I have if you need it we did another cousin Curtis Kennedy he did have a web site up about the Kennedy line and Johnson line some about the Tinkling Springs but that site has been taken down. thnks for all your help Cathy Johnson Muncy From: James Muncy

1793 May 6: Levi Shaw married Hester Shaw witness Johnston Webb

1794 March: In the name of God amen. I Thomas Lytle of the County of Randolph State of North Carolina being of sound & perfect mind & memory please be God.
Do this twentyfifth day of Jennuary in the year one thousand seven hundred & ninety four do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner following. That is to say 
Firste I give and  bequeath to my brother Henry Lytle's daughter Elizabeth Merrek(?) one hundred pounds current money to be paid as soon as convenient after my Decease to her and her heirs forever, 
2nd I give and bequeath to my said brother's daughter Rosanna Johnston the sum of one hundred pounds to be paid as soon as convenient after my decease to her and her heirs  forever, 
3rd I give and bequeath to my said brother's daughter Agnes Johnston one hundred pounds as soon as convenient after my decease to her and her heirs forever  
4th I give & bequeath the remainder of my estate both real and personal to my loving wife Catherine my friend William Bell John Beard & Samuel Millikan to them and their heirs forever Excepting my loving wifes part my will is that it devolves to the above named William Bell John Beard & Samuel Millikan forever, 5th I do hereby nominate & appoint my loving wife Catherine Executrix & William Bell John Beard & Samuel Millikan Executors of this my Last Will & Testament. Ratifying and confirming this and no other to be mylast will and testament.
Thomas Little (Seal)
Signed Sealed & Delivered by the said Thomas Little to be his last will
& testament in presence of us Joseph Smith Thomas Alexander Peter Dicks 
Copy Tharper Clerk
Randolph County March Term 1794 
The execution of the above last will and testament was duly proved in 
Open Courty by Joseph Smith & Peter Dicks & ordered to be resolved.
T. Harper, Clerk 

Notes: Agnes Johnson is reported t be married to Joseph Johnson and they married in Paxtang Township Lancaster Co. PA

1795 February 20 Will of James Curtis, written, Randolph Co. North Carolina.

I James Curtis do give and bequeath to my beloved wife Nancy Curtis all of my household furnishings with all my stock of every kind. Likewise all my working animals, likewise all my land, for the purpose of raising my children until my youngest son Samuel Curtis arrives at the age of twenty-one years. Then the land with the other properties be duley divided amoung my children. That is to say, Jacob Curtis, Mary Curtis, John Curtis, Elizabeth Curtis, James Curtis, Nancy Curtis, Sarah Curtis and Samuel Curtis.


11 Mar 1801 William Johnson, married Nancy Weekley         

1802 Aug 20: Benjamin Moody, Married Mary Burnes Bondsman John Johnson Witness: D.F. McIver

9 May 1804 Henry Johnson married Nelly Thornberry     

5 Jun 1805 Thomas Johnson married Susanah Thornberry          

24 Sep 1807 Charles Johnston married Elizabeth Macon              

16 Oct 1810 Andrew Johnson married Peggy White     

28 Nov 1810 Moses Johnson married Mary Record               

03/04/1811 Robert Gray married Mary Johnston

1813 Jan 5: Andrew Smith married Mary Johnston witness: John Johnston

2 Sep 1813 Larkin Curtis married Sarah Jones  

23 Sep 1813 Spears Smith, married Anne Johnston             

28 Aug 1813 David B. Johnson, married Nancy Henley      

3 Jan 1814 Lytle Johnson married Ibsey Ausburn  

12 Dec 1814 Joseph Mendenhall married Polly Johnson     

07/24/1815 Joseph Clark married Sally Johnston

7 Oct 1815 James Rollins, married Betsey Johnston           

6 Nov 1815 John Johnson married Rachel Mendenhall   

4 Jan 1816 John Burges marrie Elizabeth Curtis,

01/04/1816 Elizabeth Curtis, married John Burges,

1 Feb 1816 William Johnston, married  Mary Macons                                

10/09/1816 George Black married Nancy Curtis,

1816 Nov 18: James W. Russell married Nancy Johnston witness: Alex. Russell

20 May 1817 John Johnson married Margaret  Barrocks                     

3 Apr 1817 Johnston, Joseph  married  Leech, Rosannah            

7 Aug 1817 Henry Johnson, married Mary Ferguson

Henry Johnson  

Henry Johnson born about 1791 in NC. His mother's name was Nancy but nothing more is known about her. He married Mary Ferguson August 7, 1817 in Asheboro, Randolph Co., NC. She was born before 1805 in NC. Children of Henry and Mary: 

Madison Johnson born about 1817 and died before March 02, 1863. He married Nancy Unknown who was born about 1819. Served in Confederate Army with Company D, 58th Regiment NC Troops. He died at Big Creek Gap, Tennessee, prior to March 11, 1863 ( Current Co is Campbell Co. Tn)

Harrison Johnson born September 01, 1818 in Ashe Co. (now Watauga Co.), NC, died February 03, 1905, married Sarah McBride. She was born December 21, 1819 and died August 18, 1887. She was the daughter of Brazilla McBride and Rachel Wilson. Children:

Braxton Johnson born January 16, 1823 and died July 20, 1890 in Watauga County, NC. He was a captian in the Confederate Army. He married Sallie Matilda Williams born February 14, 1838 and died May 13, 1911. They are both buried in Forest Grove cemetery near Beaverdam, NC. Children

Andrew Johnson born about 1826. First wife Susannah Fletcher, born about 1829 and died before 1866. Children:

Bartlett Johnson married Delphia Hartley

John Johnson born about 1831

Leonard Johnson b. Abt 1834

Jacob "Jack" Johnson born about 1837 and died March 11, 1863. He married Nance E. Unknown. He served in the Confederate Army with Company D, 58th Regiment NC Troops. He died at Big Creek Gap, Tennessee, prior to . Cause death not reported. Children:

Emoline "Emiline" Johnson born about 1840

Caroline Johnson born about 1842

1817 Dec 24: Thomas Roach married Edith Johnston witness: Hiram Johnson

18 Mar 1818 Caleb Lam, married  Margret  Johnson                          

17 Oct 1818, Robert Johnston married , Amy Osburn                  

18 Jun 1819 Joseph Johnston, married Catharine Brower    

13 Feb 1820, James Morgan married, Rebecca Johnson          

19 Apr 1820 James Curtis, married Sally Johnston,   

16 Dec 1820 Balam Yeargin, married  Mary Johnson,           

08/02/1822 James L. Burgess,  married Betsy Johnston,

1822 May 21 Jesse H. Winslow he married 2nd Susanna Johnson  she died 23 Aug 1849   Grant Co, Indiana: Reported to be daughter of John Johnson and  Lydia Falker first wife is Elizabeth Henley b. 12 Mar 1803, Randolph Co., North Carolina  died 8 May 1841  Fairmount Township, Grant Co., Indiana daughter of Jesse Henley and Miriam Bundy

02/25/1829 Jeremiah Allred, married, Fanny Johnson

03/13/1823 Edwin Brower, married, Sally Curtis

01/10/1824, Hugh Blair married Caty Johnston,

03/30/1824 Manaring Brookshire, Jr. married Charlottee Johnson,

29 Mar 1825 Maraday Ridge, married  Hannah Johnson      

1829 Jan 17: Samule Stockard married Julia Ann Johnston witness: Alfred Whitsett         

01/09/1830 Curtis Cody, married, Polly Miller

02/16/1830 , Lewis Hering married Lydia Johnson,

 04/27/1830 Swindle Davis, married Nelly Johnson,

1830 May 29: On the 29, ult., Mr. Ananias S. Davis, to Miss Eleanor Johnson, all of Randolph. Gilford County, NC - NEWSPAPERS - The Patriot  1830

1831 March 31: Married: Rachel Hoover was born in Randolph Co., NC May 23, 1809. She married Johnson Gibson in Randolph Co., NC:

1833 June 25: Married GEORGE W. SANDERS, b. December 17, 1812, Randolph County, North Carolina; d. Bet. 1856 - 1859, Montgomery County, Arkansas ; m. ANNA JOHNSON, June 25, 1833, Randolph County, North Carolina; b. Abt. 1816, North Carolina; d. Aft. 1870, Scott County, Arkansas?

12/26/1836 Micajah Cox, married, Matilda Johnson

08/09/1839 John S. Blair, married Eliza Johnson,

13 FEB 1840 in Randolph Co., NC Asa Johnson and Margaret Catherine Bower “Katy”   Contact: Donna Martin

03/12/1841 Westward Cox, married Fenety Johnson,

05/02/1842 John W. Craven, married Henrietta R. Johnson,

08/13/1842 Tobious Hendricks, married Sarah Johnson,

10/20/1842 Daniel Allen, married Louisa Curtis

02/21/1843 William Alexander, married Susanna Johnson,

08/06/1844 John Howard, married Martha Johnson,

03/01/1845 Thomas A. Hendricks, married Permelia Johnson,

10/07/1847 Marma Duke Frazier, married Rebecca Curtis,

05/25/1848 Alfred V Coffin, married Mary E. Johnson,

02/02/1850 , George Black married Frances M. Curtis,

1852 Jun 17, md.  Randolph Co Jane White b.26 Sep 1832; to John F. Johnson (1829-November 1865)

10/30/1853 John C. Hill, married Julian Johnson,

10/25/1855 Andrew J. Going, married Zilpha Johnson,

12/25/1855 James R.P. Dasher, married Roxannah Johnson,

09/09/1857 Benton H.J. Craven, married Louisa E.J. Johnson,

09/22/1857 William Gray, married, Mary Ann Johnson

04/20/1858 Jesse H. Barker, married Josephine B. Curtis,

11/14/1858 Jacob A. Craven, married Lydia Johnson,

02/17/1859 Urban D.Ellison, married Eliza J. Johnson,

01/01/1860 Daniel Hughs, married Sarah J Johnson,

04/24/1862 Thomas A. Barker, married Elizabeth Johnson,

12/31/1863  Riley Hanner married Mary Johnson,

11/15/1865 E. G  Coble, married America Curtis,

08/16/1866 Riley Coble, married Patsy A. Curtis,









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