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Virginia Militia. John Johnson served in Pat Kern's Company of Col. H. Lee's Horse Troops, Virginia Militia. He later received a pension. Died in Madison County, Ky; grave location unknown.
Virginia Militia. B. 14 May 1762 in Hanover Co., Va., where he enlisted in the Va. Militia. He lived there for 10 yrs after the War and then moved to Ky. for 8 yrs, then moved to Marion Co., IN. with his children (not named). He applied for a veteran's pension there 6 Oct 1835. In 1855, he was living at Rochester, Fulton Co., In. In 1857, a son-in-law (not named) was aged 61. John's brother, Richard Johnson, was age 75 in 1835 and a minister of the gospel in Sumner County, Tn. (S32345 and BLW #26351-160-55)
Virginia Militia. John Johnson served in Pat Kern's Company of Col. H. Lee's Horse Troops, Virginia Militia. He later received a pension. Died in Madison County, Ky.
Virginia Militia. B. 14 May 1762 in Hanover Co., Va., where he enlisted in the Va. Militia. He lived there for 10 yrs after the War, then moved to Ky. for 8 yrs, then to Marion Co., IN. with his ch (not named). He applied for a veteran's pension there 6 Oct 1835. In 1855, he was living at Rochester, Fulton Co., In. In 1857, a son-in-law (not named) was aged 61. John's brother, Richard Johnson, was age 75 in 1835 and a minister of the gospel in Sumner County, Tn. (S32345 and BLW #26351-160-55)
Connecticut Militia. John served in the Connecticut Militia and Continental Line. He lived at Preston, Ct.
Pennsylvania Militia. Born 1759 died 1856. Buried Beulah Presbyterian Church Memorial Church, Pittsburg, Pa.
Pennsylvania Militia. John died in Westmoreland County, Pa. 1833, aged 85 yrs
Pennsylvania Militia. John d. New York City 11 Feb 1828, aged 70 yrs
JOHN MOSES JOHNSTON
North Carolina Militia. John M. Johnson or Moses Johnson (?) enlisted in Greene Co., NC (now Tn.) in the NC Militia. He mar Tabitha Massey in Jan 1786 in Lincoln Co., NC. He died 8 Feb 1848. After John M. died, Tabitha moved to Hancock Co., AL., where she applied for a widow's pension 30 Dec 1856 at age about 88.
North Carolina Militia. B. Paxton Township, Lancaster Co., Pa. He moved abt 1772 at an early age to Randolph Co., NC. He enlisted "perhaps January", 1779 for three months service in the North Carolina Militia under Col. Collier and Col. Balfour. On 6 Nov 1832, Joseph Johnston, "aged 79 years, May 5th last," appeared before the County Court of Common Pleas, Randolph Co. and made affidavit to his Revolutionary War services in support of his pension application. (Pension File, W-5033). His affidavit includes the following statement in part:
"Because of the perilous condition of the country, it was deemed expedient to raise some troopers . . John Graham and I agreed to arm and equip ourselves as troopers, being informed by our commanding officers that if we 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 Capt. 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 & adjacent counties, & our services were peculiarly dangerous and arduous, being subjected to be dispatched at the shortest notice on tory expeditions, in the most in- clement weather & and at all times and hours of the night. We however were not in any battles with the tories previous to Gates I defeat.
After the disastrous defeat of the American Army at Camden, Young Davis, then Col. of Cavalry & afterwards General, also General Locke & Genl. Davidson, apprehensive of the ruinous consequences of that defeat & the subsequent approach of Lord Cornwallis to N.C., thought it best to raise a larger body of cavalry . . . to which end they sent requisitions to Col. Collier of Randolph county (among others) to send a quoto of troopers. Whereupon, Capt. Dougan was ordered to join Col. Davis with his troop, which he did, at or near Gen. Locke's in Rowan county.
We immediately marched to meet the invading army under Cornwallis. We met at Charlotte where we had,an eneavement principally with the cavalry in which the brave and promising son of General Locke was killed by my side. We were compelled to retreat, being overpowered by numbers: our object being principally to harass and impede their march. We retreated to the neighborhood of Salisbury in the Phifer settlement. From this place we marched under Davis to Rocky River in Mecklenburg county, the British still in Charlotte. This engagement at Charlotte was about the latter part of the summer, or in the fall of 1780. We lay at Rocky River until the battle of Kings Mt. . . .
I think it was Oct. 7, when Cornwallis retreated to S.C. for reinforcements & was pursued by Col. Davis as far as Catawba. I was sent over the river with a reconnoitering party, & returning the same night, found John Graham standing sentry. Col. Davis then marched us back to Mecklenburg & finding his troop a good deal fatigued & exhausted with their active service, he thought as Cornwallis had left N.C., he could give us some rest. He accordingly gave us permission to quarter about the neighborhood for a few days, with directions to operate with secrecy & promptness. We did so, & he then marched us into S.C. near the Waxhaw settlement, where we continued until we were dismissed (?). While there, Graham & I were sent out with a reconnoitering party with directions to quarter with a Mrs. Doby, a whig lady, & get what information we could respecting the movements of the enemy. When we returned to camp we found Gen. Morgan, Col. William Augustine Washington of the Cav., & Col. Howard with his Inf. who had joined Col. Davis in our absence. At this place we were discharged, sometime in the month of December, 1781, so well as we can recollect, for before our discharge Gen. Morgan, with Col. Washington & Col. Howard, had left us & gone South.
After our discharge some few. weeks, the battle of Cowpens was fought. We received no written discharge, for that was considered not so much as a final discharge as a respite until again called on. Being troopers, we held ourselves always ready.
Up to this time we (Graham & I) had served at the best, 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 and I had returned home they came down upon us & made us prisoners & we were detained by them for two days & nights when the generosity of Col. Fields (a tory), a quality very rare among them, we were discharged on parole & I was thus saved, in all probability, from the halter or the dungeon. A11 this occurred some short time before the battle of Guilford. Graham & I were also in some other excursions after tories who had on one occasion inhumanely murdered by brother Henry and one Tucker, but while these excursions did not amount to much length of time, say one month altogether, there was considerable danger in them.
I have resided since the Revolution in this County & now reside in it.
Sworn to and subscribed to by
Pennsylvania Militia. Joseph died in Beaver County, Pa. 1835, 79 yrs.
New Jersey Militia. B 25 Dec 1760 in NJ, enlisted fall of 1779, Westmoreland or Washington County, Pennsylvania, now Alleghany County, Pa. and served under Captain Ross, Colonel Filandergon (sp?); brother Ebenezer Johnson served with him. Joseph mar Mary Clark 15 Feb 1778 or 1779 in Washington Co., Pa. He moved to West Fork Twp., Jackson Co., In., where he applied for a veteran's pension 10 Mar 1837 at age 76 "last Christmas Day". His wife Mary died 14 May 1828 in Jackson Co. Their ch: (at least) Aris Johnson (born ca 1788, married Mr. Blair). He had a brother 2 yrs younger living in Fleming Co., Ky. "2 or 3 months ago if still alive." Joseph moved in Oct 1841 to Fleming Co., Ky. and still lived there 3 Nov 1843; brother Ebenezer Johnson, age 81, lives there. (In later letters, Ebenezer is 108, no date; and 92 in letter of 5 Mar 1850. Joseph retired to Washington Co., In. He died 11 May 1852 and was buried at Mount Cemetery, Gibson Township, Washington Co., In. Aris Johnson Blair made an affidavit on 15 Oct 1855, at age 67, Grassy Fork Township, Jackson Co., that she is the only child and heir of Joseph, deceased; no widow; only children surviving are Aris Blair and Delilah Blair, both of Jackson Co. (Pension R. 5639 Pennsylvania; Susp. Pension List, 1852)
North Carolina Militia. Joshua served as a Sergeant in the North Carolina Militia and in the Continental Line.
service unknown. Josiah died Washington Co., In., buried Purkheiser farm, Howard Township. Ref: Stevens--"History of Washington County, Indiana 
service unknown. Justus was 84 years old in 1840 and lived with his family in Onondaga, NY.
service unknown. Kinsey ("Kinza") Johnson b. bef 1764 in Maryland. lived in Anderson Co., Tn. after the Revolutionary War. He mar Sarah ??? (1772-1864). He appears in the first register of deeds of Anderson County. He was one of the Commissioners to fix the county seat in 1801. His name appears in many Anderson County deeds as one of the Commissioners which sold lots in the new county seat. Probably buried in or near Johnson's graveyard in Dutch Valley of Anderson County. Sold his land on Flatt Creek (now Knox Co.) in 1788 to Edward Freels. Bought 640 acres from Stockley Donelson in Anderson Co. in 1797. Ch: Bethena (1795) Craven (1797) Mary Ann (1797) Melvina, Mark, Levany (1800) Calvin and possibly others. Kinsey died 1844 in Anderson Co. and was buried in or near the Johnson Graveyard in Dutch Valley.
Virginia Militia. Lived in Culpeper Co., Va. when he enlisted in the Va. Militia. After the war, he moved to Clark Co., Ky., where he applied for a veteran's pension 20 Jun 1818. (Pension File W436). He mar Nancy Wright 7 Mar 1779 in Culpeper Co. (b 27 Mar 1762). He applied for his pension on 20 Jun 1818 in Clark Co KY, where he died 3 Jul 1820. His widow applied for a pension there on 25 Nov 1839 and declared they had three ch: (1) William Johnson (b 11 Sep 1780, mar 22 Dec 1800, Elizabeth Laurence, who was born 2 Nov 1781; in 1840 they lived in Clark Co., KY & she (the widow) had lived with them since 1820. William and Elizabeth had ch: Matilda Johnson (b 2 Oct 1801) and Martin Johnson (b 2 Jun 1803 who mar 28 Mar 1822, Lucy Sanders); Henry Johnson (b 9 Mar 1805), Nancy Johnston (29 May 1806), Betsey Johnston (28 Feb 1808), William Johnston (11 Mar 1810), Frances Johnston (8 Feb 1812), George H. Johnston (19 Nov 1813), Cinthy Johnston (4 Oct 1815) and John Roberts Johnston (17 Feb 1818). (2) Frances "Fanny" Johnston (3 Jun 1783, mar 4 Feb 1802); John Johnston (25 Dec 1774, died prior to 1840); (3) George W. Johnson (31 Jul 1793, mar 5 Sep 1820, Murtila Murphey; in 1840 George W. and Murtila lived in Tn.). Also shown were; Laurance Johnston (b 7 Oct 1821), Cornelius Spry (6 Jan 1801), and Asa S. Wright who mar Matilda Johnston 9 Sep 1819. Martin Johnson's brother, George Johnston, was age 84 in 1840 [b abt 1756] when he made affidavit in Maury Co. TN. It was also stated in 1840 that Nancy Wright Johnson's brother, William Wright, was dec'd.
North Carolina Militia. Moses enlisted as a Private in the NC Militia while living in Surry Co., NC. He applied for a veteran's pension 5 Sep 1833 in Hawkins Co., Tn., and declared he lived in Surry County, North Carolina when he enlisted. He mar there to Nancy (surname not given) in 1779 at the home of John Branden (relationship not stated). He further declared that after the War, he moved to Tennessee (county not stated). He died 9 Apr 1834 in Hawkins Co. His widow applied for a pension 11 Mar 1842 in Hawkins Co. at age 84 (in Feb 1839, she gave her age as 92). In 1839, a daughter, Judith Liford or Leford, of Hawkins Co. was aged 52 and referred to an older sister (not named). Jacob Liford or Leford also lived in Hawkins at that time and in 1841 an Elizabeth Belcher of Hawkins Co. and Sarah Stapleton, aged 79, both of Hawkins, made affidavits but their relationship to Moses' family was not given (Pension File W153). The 1835 Hawkins Co, TN Pension Rolls show Moses received $80.00 Annual Allowance, $240.00 Amount Received Pension started 26 Dec 1833 at age 94, Hawkins Co. (1835 Rolls)
Virginia Militia. Moses first enlisted in Company C, Second Virginia Regiment of Virginia Militia in 1777 under Capt. Alexander Morgan. On 6 Sep 1782 list of Elk Creek Militia Company of Virginia State Militia; on the 1782 Elk Creek Militia List; southwestern Virginia. Moved to Clay Co., IL. and died there at over age 100.
Massachusetts Militia. Nathan, from Worceser County, served during 1776 in Col. Thomas Craft's Regiment of Artillery.
North Carolina Militia. Nathaniel was b 1756 in Rowan Co., NC. He enlisted as a Private and served in the Infantry and Cavalry of North Carolina Militia. In 1823, he moved to Bedford Co., Tn. where he applied for a pension 10 Aug 1832 at age 78; annual pension of $48.33 Annual Allowance $96.66 was awarded; Amount Received 28 Feb 1833. Pension Started Age 78, Bedford Co., Tn. (1835 Tn Pension Roll)
Virginia Militia. Nicholas Johnson [Johnston] was born 13 Jun 1765, Bedford County, Virginia. He died 28 Dec 1843 and probably buried in Union Co., In. He mar 1st 10 May 1788, Martha Hargrave (d 23 Nov 1809). Their ch: Nancy Johnson (3 Feb 1789); Garland Johnson (26 Oct 1790); Pleasant Johnson (4 Dec 1795); Jessie Johnson (26 Jun 1798); Joanna Johnson (26 Mar 1800); Sarah Johnson (23 Jan 1804) and Miner Johnson (29 May 1806). Nicholas mar 2nd 7 Feb 1811 Catherine Dobbins.
Service unknown. Othniel Johnson was born abt 1755. He was buried in Orange Township, Fayette Co., In. Ch: Lawrence Johnson, Lewis Johnson, Mary Johnson and Eunice Johnson.
Service unknown. Peter lived in Harrison County, Va. in 1829
New Jersey Militia, Continental Line. Peter served in the New Jersey Continental Line during the War. After the war, he moved to Knox Co., Tn. and later to Anderson Co., Tn. He was living in Knox Co. when he applied for a pension 30 May 1818 at age 58. He later moved to Anderson Co. and applied for a pension there. He also applied for a BLW 27 Mar 1855 while living in Anderson Co. (Pension S38886, BLW #2042-100 and BLB #52-60-55) Records in 1820 show he had a wife aged 63 and 3 ch: one boy age 15, Nancy, 17 and Peggy, 20.
Virginia Militia. Phillip was born 1758 in Va., a son of William Johnson Jr. and Elizabeth Wyatt. He mar Susannah ??? in 1782 (b 1766-1834). Phillip died 11 Jul 1835 in Jennings Co., In. and was buried in an old garden on a farm on the west bank of Big Otter Creek. Their ch: Jane Johnson (b 1783), William M. Johnson (1786, served in War of 1812), Giles Johnson (1788), Elizabeth Johnson (1791), James R. Johnson (1793), Lemmy S. Johnson (1795), Joel W. Johnson (1798), Mary Johnson (1800) Berry Johnson (1802), Lankston Johnson (1804) and Clement Johnson (1807).
Virginia Militia. Richard enlisted as a Private in Hanover Co., Va. in the Va. Militia. After the War, he moved to Sumner Co., Tn. He applied for a pension 15 Aug 1832 at age 72 and received his pension 29 Oct 1832; $68.80 Annual Allowance $206.40 Amount Received October 29 1832 Pension Started Age 74, Sumner Co. (Pension S2664) (on 1835 Tn. Pension Roll)
RICHARD JOHNSON, Sr.
Virginia Militia. Richard served as a Private in the Va. Militia. In 1823, he moved to Greene Co., AL. and was living there in 1832, aged 72.; 1840, age 79.
North Carolina Militia. Robert Johnson (also as Johnston) was born in Pennsylvania. He was living in Rutherford Co., NC when he enlisted in the North Carolina Militia. He later moved to Hawkins Co., Tn., where he applied for a veteran's pension 6 Sep 1834 at age 74. He died 20 Apr 1840. His widow Elizabeth (b 19 Apr 1775) applied for a pension 2 Feb 1844 in Knox Co., Tn. at age 69. She stated she and Robert mar 1 Apr 1791; their ch listed: Mary Johnson (19 Mar 1792), Sarah (17 Jul 1794) and Jane (5 Jun 1796). (Rev War Pension File)
Virginia Militia. Robert Johnson (also as Johnston) was b 17 Apr 1759 in Albemarle Co., Va. and lived in Bedford Co. when he enlisted as a Private in the Virginia Militia. In 1787, he moved to Knox Co., Tn. and lived there when he applied for a veteran's pension 13 Aug 1832. Pension started 11 Feb 1833 at age 75; $20.00 Annual Allowance $60.00 Amount Received 11 Feb 1833 (1835 Tn Pension Roll) Robert Johnson [sic] (Pension S7838)
Virginia Militia. Served as Lieutenant of a Company of Militia organized at Williamsburg, Va. under Capt. John Nichols.
Virginia Militia. Robert Johnson was b 2 Feb 1750 in Virginia. He died 1 Aug 1835 and is buried in the Johnson Cemetery, south of Petersburg, Pike Co., Indiana. He mar Martha Ralston (1765-1835); their ch: Elizabeth Johnson; Rebecca Johnson (mar William Coleman); Patsy Johnson; Peggy Johnson; Mary Johnson (mar James Kinman); Sarah Johnson; Robert Johnson Jr. (1803 mar Caroline McClannahan); Nancy Johnson (1806 mar Thomas English).
Virginia Militia. Roswell was born 14 Aug 1769 Montgomery County, Virginia. He died 14 Jul 1837 and buried near Versailles, Indiana. He mar Polly Barnet and had 17 ch: including Sarah Jane Brown (mar Obed Wilson); John; Wesley J. Brown; Eliza Brown Baker; Bettie Brown Cole; Betsey Brown Pate; Amanda Brown Blackwell.
South Carolina Militia. Samuel enlisted 2 Jun 1777 and served as a Private and Sergeant in Capt. Pollard's Company, 6th South Carolina Regiment of Militia, commanded by Col. Henderson. He served until 1 Dec 1779. He later moved to Tate Co., Mississippi where he died 1849. His grave was marked in 1912 by the David Reese Chapter, DAR.
SAMUEL JOHNSON Jr.
North Carolina Militia. Served first as a Lieutenant, promoted to Captain of the 10th Regiment, North Carolina Militia,
Pennsylvania Militia. Allen Twp. Cumberland County, Pa. 1819.
Connecticut Militia. Samuel served in a Regiment of Connecticut Militia. He was 68 yrs old in 1820 when he filed an affidavit stating: "I have no family, and I reside in the family of Adolphus Sweet, and I depend on his charity for my daily support, except the amount of my pension."
North Carolina Militia. Served as a private in the 10th Regiment, North Carolina Militia.
SOLOMON JOHNSON, Jr.
North Carolina Militia. He served as private in the 10th Regiment, North Carolina Militia. Solomon lived in Caswell Co., NC when he enlisted. He applied for a veteran's pension 3 Sep 1832 while living in Smith Co., Tn. at age 74. He stated he lived in Virginia but enlisted in the NC Militia. His pension was rejected. He was still living 15 Apr 1843.
Virginia Militia. served in the VA Line, was born in 1759 in Accomac Co, VA, lived there at enlistment and lived there for some time after the War, and about 1814 he moved to Sevier Co, TN where he applied for a veteran's pension 6 May 1844. His pension was last rejected pending "further proof and specification" (Pension R5664)
Virginia Militia. Teresha (Terisha) Johnson was born abt 1762. He lived in Mecklenburg Co., Va. when he enlisted in the Virginia Militia. He later moved to Henderson Co., Tn., where he applied for a veteran's pension 16 Aug 1832 at age about 70. His wife Hannah was 47 and a son Stephen Van Renesslaer Johnson, age 7. (Pension R5667)
North Carolina Militia. Served as private in the North Carolina Militia. Duplin or Sampson County, NC
Virginia Militia. Thomas Johnston/Johnson lived in Pittsylvania Co., Va. when he enlisted in the Virginia Militia. He later moved to St. Clair Co., AL. where he applied for a veteran's penion 20 Sep 1832 at age 73. He mar Rachel Mullen in Apr 1785 in Washington Co., Va. He died 29 Dec 1832 in St. Clair Co. Rachel later moved to McMinn Co., Tn. where she applied for a widow's pension 2 Jun 1845 at age 75. She still lived there in 1849. In 1846, Thomas Johnston, age 48, lived in St. Clair Co. but no relationship was stated.
Virginia Militia ? Thomas served in the Militia. He died Jefferson Co., VA. 19 Oct 1831 age 82 yrs.
Virginia Militia. Thomas Johnston was born 1755. He died May 1823 in Indiana and was buried in either Ripley County or Dearborn County. He married in 1793 to Sarah Foster 1777-1846. Ch: Nancy Johnson; Isaac Johnson; James Johnson; Wayne Johnson; Nathaniel Johnson; Thomas Johnson; Elizabeth Johnson Rider.
Pennsylvania Militia. Thomas was 101 years old in 1834 and living in Washington Co., Pa.
Pennsylvania Militia. Thomas died 26 May 1823 in Dearborn Co., In.
Pennsylvania Militia. Thomas died Dec 1819; buried Johnston Graveyard near Shadygrove, Franklin Co.
Virginia Militia. He was a Quaker from southwestern Virginia but still enlisted in Flower Swift's 3rd Militia Regiment (undated roster).
New Hampshire Militia. Timotny enlisted 27 Jul 1776 as a Private in Capt. William Barron's Company, Col. Wingate's Regiment of New Hampshire Militia at Goffstown, Hillsborough County, NH. Served in the American expedition against Canada. Received 9 pounds 8 shillings pay.
North Carolina Militia. Served as a private in the North Carolina Militia. Duplin or Sampson County, NC.
Virginia Militia. William was b 2 Aug 1757. He volunteered for six months in 1775 and his company "burned several Indian towns on the Tennessee River." He was living in Bedford Co., Va. when he enlisted in Amherst Co., Va. for three years in Capt. James Summer's Company of Virginia Militia in 1776. After his three year enlistment was up, he was discharged at Petersburg, Va. He then served 3 mos as Sergeant under Capt. Jeremiah Fate of Bedford Co. and was at the Battle and seige of 96 in South Carolina. He then enlisted again in Amherst Co. as a Sergeant under Capt. Charles Christian as a substitute for Ballinger Wade. William later moved to Wayne Co., Ky., where he applied for a veteran's pension 24 Sep 1832 and was placed on the roll 2 Sep 1833.
Virginia Militia and Continental Line. William enlisted in service in Caroline Co., Va. After the war, he lived in Northampton Co., NC before moving to Hawkins Co., Tn., where he applied for a veteran's pension 27 May 1818 at age 73; $96.00 Annual Allowance $1484.53 Amount Received; Pension started 26 Oct 1819. (on 1835 Hawkins Co., Tn. Pension Roll) Pension records show he mar Nancy Briant 30 Sep or 1 Oct 1790 or 1791 in Northampton Co., NC. He died in Grainger Co., Tn. 16 (or 17) Nov 1833. His widow applied for a pension there 27 Sep 1844 at age 71. In 1848, she was living in Campbell Co., Tn. and in 1856, in Union Co., Tn. She died 22 Apr 1862 or 20 May 1862. Ch listed in the records: 1st ch Patsy Johnson (aged about 55 in 1845), Betsy Johnson (2 yrs younger), Reuben Johnson (2 yrs younger than Betsy), Julia Johnson (mar Daniel Widows and in 1820 was living in NC), William Johnson, James Johnson (aged about 67 in 1869; was a res. Of Union Co., Tn.), Ann Johnson (younges child, aged 17 in 1820) and she mar Wm. Daughtry and they were living in Granger Co., Tn. in 1845 and they had mar in Hawkins Co., Tn. soon after 1820 and in 1845 the said Wm. Daughtry was aged about 64), James Johnson (lived in Union Co., Tn. in 1815 [sic] and stated he was the soldier's only surviving child. James was living in Grainger Co. in 1844. A grandchild (not named) was mentioned in 1856.
service unknown. William b. 1754. d. 1853. Grave located in family cemetery on a farm, southeast of Nettleton, in community of Wren, Monroe County, Ms. (8 miles south). His grave was marked 29 Mar 1966 by the Ralph Humphreys Chapter, DAR
Pennsylvania Militia. William, - Adams County, Pa. 1835, 76 years
Pennsylvania Militia. William, Chester County, Pa. 1812.
WILLIAM JAMES JOHNSON
Virginia Militia. William James Brown was b 1746, probably in Virginia. He died 1829, Putnam County, Indiana. He mar 2nd in 1794 Elizabeth Duddleston (1764-1852). Ch: Bentley Johnson; Mary Johnson (died 28 Feb 1892, age 97); Matilda Johnson (1810-1902); Thomas Johnson; Fanny Johnson (mar 1 Mar 1821 John C. Sellers); Harriet Johnson mar John Poe); Samuel Johnson (died 1864 mar Jeanette Burroughs 1794-1873); James Johnson (died 1869); Sarah Johnson.
Virginia Militia. Served as Captain of a Company of Virginia Militia.
Zopher Johnson was born abt 1762 at the forks of the Delaware River in Pa. He lived in Frederick County, Virginia when he enlisted as a private in the Virginia Militia. He later moved to Greene Co., Tn., where he applied for a veteran's pension 24 Oct 1832 at age 70. Zapher [sic] Johnson, pension started 18 Feb 1833 at age 72; $20.00 Annual Allowance; $40.00 Amount Received; February 18 1833 Pension Started Age 72 (Rev War Pension File S1840), (on 1835 Tn Pension Roll)
18 June, 1998