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  1. John Brown Johnson: Birth: 7 SEP 1777 in Lick Run, Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia. Death: 23 DEC 1861 in Fayette County, (West) Virginia

  2. Nelson Johnson: Birth: ABT 1782 in Lick Run, Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia.

  3. James M. Johnson: Birth: ABT 1783 in Lick Run, Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia. Death: 1834 in Loup Creek, Fayette County, (West) Virginia

  4. Susannah Johnson: Birth: ABT 1784 in Lick Run, Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia. Death: BEF 6 JUN 1840

  5. Mary "Polly" Johnson: Birth: ABT 1790 in Lick Run, Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia. Death: 1850 in Nicholas County, (West) Virginia

  6. William JOHNSON: Birth: 16 DEC 1793 in Lick Run, Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia. Death: 18 DEC 1845 in Loup Creek, Fayette County, (West) Virginia

  7. Nancy Johnson: Birth: ABT 1794 in Lick Run, Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia. Death: BEF 6 SEP 1825

  8. Amy Johnson: Birth: ABT 1795 in Lick Run, Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia. Death: 28 DEC 1859 in Kanawha River, Kanawha County, (West) Virginia

  9. Elizabeth Johnson: Birth: ABT 1799 in Loup Creek, Fayette County, (West) Virginia. Death: BEF 1840


Sources
1. Title:   Johnson Cemetery near Swiss, Nicholas County, West Virginia
Publication:   online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~dfridley/cemetery/johnsonwilliam.jpg
2. Title:   History of Fayette County, West Virginia 1993
Page:   pg. 33
Author:   Fayette County Chamber of Commerce
Publication:   Fayette County Chamber of Commerce, 310 Oyler Avenue, Oak Hill, WV 25901,1993

Notes
a. Note:   has proof that the parents were James Johnston and Mary Elizabeth Ware. We are working through the "proofs" he has to support this.
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  It is said that William Johnson Sr. came from the Eastern Shore of Virginia (sources seen below). If this is true more research needs to be done in Accomack and Northampton counties. Accomack County was created in 1672, formed out of the northern part of Northampton County. Northernmost of Virginia's two counties that form Virginia's Eastern Shore. It is bounded to the north by the State of Maryland, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the west by the Chesapeake Bay and to the south by Northampton County, Virginia.
  "Born on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, 1755, and enlisted in the Revolutionary Army in Augusta or Bath County, Virginia. He was on the tax books of Kanawha County in 1802, and died, December 22, 1805. His wife, Amy was born between 1750 and 1760 and died December 23, 1837." [Source: Ross B. Johnston, compiler; "West Virginians in the Revolution" pg. 151; online this book is listed as "West Virginians in the American Revolution"]
  About 1774 He went to Bath County, Virginia, where evidence indicates that he married Amy Nelson.
  1775-1782 The American Revolutionary War
  1782 DAR#A063847 Ancestor: William Johnson Residence: Augusta County, Virginia Spouse: Amy Nelson Service: Virginia Rank: Civil Service Birth: 1755 Virginia Death: 12-22-1805 Kanawha Co., Virginia Service Source: Creel, Augusta Co VA Court Orders 1774-1785, pgs. 372, 373 Service Description: 1) Constable in Capt Campbell's Co, 1782 [Source: http://services.dar.org/public/dar_research/search_adb/?action=full&p_id=A063847] Note: Pages 372 and 373 in scrapbook. William is only mentioned on pg. 373 (Order Book 17, pg. 416). I believe that pages 372 and 373 are facing each other and both were copied and sent in as source.
  About 1783 Moved to the Greenbrier County (Sinks of the Greenbrier area) now Monroe County (West) Virginia. After the close of the war he moved to what is now Monroe County, West Virginia, and lived there a number of years, according to the biography of Julian M. Johnson (see his notes for entire article). [Source: Laidley, William Sydney. "History of Charleston and Kanawha County, West Virginia and Representative Citizens". Chicago. Illinois, Richmond Arnold Publishing Company, 1911.; pg. 979]
  "The murder of one individual or a dozen families did not deter the sturdy pioneer from his onward march in the conquest of the wilderness, and accordingly, before a year has passed after the destruction of Kelly's settlement, we find Leonard and William Morris both residing almost in sight of the fatal spot. Their settlement is elsewhere noticed [pg. 58, Kelly was killed in early 1773, sic, 1774 per other publications]. Among those who here found homes and become actual settlers in the next few years were John Hansford, Sr., Thomas Foster, Ransom Gatewood, Robert Perry, John Jarrett, John D. Massey, Gallatin G. Hansford, William Johnson, John Wheeler, Shadrach Childers, Peter Likens, Spencer Hill, William Pryor, Barney Green, Thomas Trigg and Shadrach Hariman." [Source: Laidley, William Sydney. "History of Charleston and Kanawha County, West Virginia and Representative Citizens". Chicago. Illinois, Richmond Arnold Publishing Company, 1911.; online: http://archive.org/stream/historyofcharles00laid#page/n5/mode/2up; pg. 235]
  1783 Personal Property Tax List A Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia Capt. John Henderson's list William Johnson 1 - 1 2 tax amount (see sheet A2) David Johnston 1 - 2 8 tax amount (see sheet A2) Capt. Ananson's list Robert Johnson 1 - 4 5 tax amount (see sheet A3) Richard Johnston 1 - - 2 tax amount (see sheet A4) William Johnston 1 - 1 - tax amount (see sheet A4) John Johnston 0 - 2 4 tax amount (see sheet A4) Benj. Johnston - - 2 1 tax amount (see sheet A5) http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ (in file)
  1784 Personal Property Tax List Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia Richd Johnston [Source: http://genealogytrails.com/wva/greenbrier/1784TaxList.htm] Note: The person who transcribed this was interested in the surname Hicks. Possible that other pages also had Johnston listed but were not included.
  1784 Rehoboth Church "Among the people who were living in the Sinks at the close of the Revolution were several Methodist families. Among these were the BLANTONS, the CHRISTYS, the JOHNSONS, and the WARRENS. They held religious meetings at their homes, and as their membership was growing, they organized a regular society late in the summer of 1784. This date, it will be observed, is also that of the independence of the Methodist Church." [Source: http://www.wvgenweb.org/greenbrier/history/rehoboth.html]
  1786 Personal Property Tax List Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia James Johnson John Johnson Arwalker Johnston Barney Johnston Benjamin Johnston Edward Johnston John Johnston Richard Johnston William Johnston William Johnon Note: listed in alphabetical order [Source: http://www.melungeons.com/genealogy/1786greenbrier.htm]
  1787 Personal Property Tax List Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia Robert Johnston William Johnston [Source: http://genealogytrails.com/wva/greenbrier/1787-TaxList.htm] Note: The person who transcribed this was interested in the surname Hicks. Possible that other pages also had Johnston listed but were not included.
  1788 Tax List searching....
  1789 Tax List searching....
  1791 Personal Property Tax List A Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia Page 5 Thomas Johnson 1 - - 3 Robt Johnson 1 - - 2 Barnabas Johnson 1 - - 3 William Johnson 1 - - 1 William Johnson 1 - - 1 Note: This is an image of the original list. [Source: http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/Greenbrier/1791PersonalA/05.jpg] (in file)
  1791 Personal Property Tax List B Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia Page 4 Wm Johnston 1 1 - 11 total amount of tax 10 6 http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/Greenbrier/1791PersonalB/04.jpg] (in file)
  About 1795 Moved to Peters Creek, Nicholas County, (West) Virginia, where he patented 500 acres. He settled and remained there the rest of his life.
  1798 Two land records extracted from the deed books of Greenbrier Co. many years ago by David Fridley (who did not note the book or page on these). It would seem to indicate that William and Amy left for Kanawha around 1798: 25 June 1798. William Johnson and Amy deeded out 150 acres Lick Run. Witn: John Johnston 26 June 1798. Sold 88 acres, Lick Run. Witn: John Johnston, et al. (Total: 238 acres)
  About 1798 "Then he and his sons, William, John, Nelson and James, moved to Gauley River in what is now Nicholas County, WV, near and below the mouth of Little Elk about 1798." [Source: Laidley, William Sydney. "History of Charleston and Kanawha County, West Virginia and Representative Citizens". Chicago. Illinois, Richmond Arnold Publishing Company, 1911.]
  1802 Need to check Kanawha Tax List for 1802 as he is supposed to be on this list. [Source: Ross B. Johnston, compiler; "West Virginians in the Revolution" pg. 151; online this book is listed as "West Virginians in the American Revolution"]
  1805 Photo of tombstone may be viewed at http://www.fridley.net/cemetery/johnsonw.htm compliments of David Fridley.
  "Johnson, Scotch-Irish. William Johnson, a Revolutionary soldier, came from the Eastern Shore of Virginia, about 1798, and settled with his family near Henry Morris on Peters Creek. His family consisted of two sons: Rev. John Johnson and James Johnson; four daughters: Polly, who married Benjamin Darlington, Nancy, who married Peyton Foster, Amy who married Turley Foster, Elizabeth who married Presley Foster. He died in 1805 and his grave, marked by the D.A.R., is on Peters Creek, below the mouth of Otter Creek. Rev. John Johnson was the father of William Johnson Jr., a local Methodist preacher. James Johnson was the father of James A. Johnson, John A. Johnson and Marion Johnson. These members of the Johnson family were all active members of old Bethel Church. James A. Johnson married Ruhama Grose and located on Laurel Creek. and later moved to Wilderness District near Mt. Nebo." [Source: William Griffee Brown, "History of Nicholas County, West Virginia" 1954]
  Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots Name: William Johnson Cemetery: Peters Creek Location: below Little Elk Creek, Nicholas Co WV 32 Source Citation: Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots; Volume: 2; Serial: 9661; Volume: 7. Source: Hatcher, Patricia Law. Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999. Original data: Hatcher, Patricia Law. Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots. Vol. 1-4. Dallas, TX, USA: Pioneer Heritage Press, 1987.
  Find A Grave Memorial# 29135496 http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=29135496
  Donnelly mentioned who set the tombstone and when in this article: Beckley Post-Herald (Beckley, West Virginia) 1971-07-02 page 4 mention of William Johnson's revolutionary war tombstone
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  The following information does not appear to be correct:
  He served in the military. William Johnson was a private in Capt. Benjamin Harrison's Company of Virginia Volunteers, Revolutionary War 1776, December 16 - 13th Virginian. See service in Library Files, Card 39, 188, 170 - with service records of all men named William Johnson from Virginia, in Adjutant General's Office, Washington - See Ust no. 391410 C.B. [Source: Our Family Heritage; http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=riviera&id=I1746]
  13th Virginia Regiment (Revolutionary War) http://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/13th_Virginia_Regiment_%28Revolutionary_War%29
  National Archives and Records Administration U.S. Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 Virginia > 12th Regiment, 1777-78 (folders 302-307); 13th Regiment, 1777-78 (folders 308-315) [NARA roll 111] > 510 Capt. Benjamin Harrison begins at: http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/BookView.aspx?dbid=4282&iid=MIUSA1775A_113659-00461 Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S. Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M246, 138 rolls); War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records, Record Group 93; National Archives, Washington. D.C. Records indexed by Direct Data Capture. (46 images in file)
  NOTE: All images have been viewed. William Johnson was not listed on any of the rolls.
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  A William Johnson was seen on the rolls of the 9th Regiment of Virginia:
  U.S. Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 Name: William Johnson Rank - Induction: Privat Roll Box: 107 Roll Exct: 07 Roll State: VA Virginia > 8th Regiment, 1778-79 (folders 225-231); 9th Regiment, 1776-78 (folders 232-242) [NARA roll 107] > images 447-461. http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/BookView.aspx?dbid=4282&iid=MIUSA1775A_113655-00446 US Rev War Rolls 1775-1783 VA 9th regiment 447 to 461 (in file)
  9th Virginia Regiment (Revolutionary War) http://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/9th_Virginia_Regiment_%28Revolutionary_War%29
  Revolutionary War 1776-1783: Pensions http://www.americanrevolution.org/pension.html
  Pensions Enacted by Congress for American Revolutionary War Veterans http://vagensearch.com/AmericanRevolution/Pensions.html
  ***** Land Office Grants URL: http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=611&last=&g_p=G33&collection=LO Grant Author: Johnston, William. grantee. Title: Land grant 10 May 1796. Location: Greenbrier County. Description: 150 acres on the waters of Indian Creek a branch of New river and adjoing. the lands of Patrick Kenan, Edward Heathers &c. Source: Land Office Grants No. 33, 1795-1796, p. 611 (Reel 99). Part of the index to the recorded copies of grants issued by the Virginia Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia. Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-. Subject - Personal: Johnston, William. grantee. Kenan, Patrick. Heathers, Edward. System Number: 000777862 [MRIN02347 1796 land grant William Johnston grantee 1 and 2 (in file)]
  Land Office Grants URL: http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=627&last=&g_p=G33&collection=LO Grant Author: Abell, Jeremiah. grantee. Title: Land grant 31 May 1796. Location: Greenbrier County. Description: 45 acres adjoining the lands of Thomas Stewarts heirs, Wm. Blanton, Abraham Henderson & Wm. Johnson Source: Land Office Grants No. 33, 1795-1796, p. 627 (Reel 99). Part of the index to the recorded copies of grants issued by the Virginia Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia. Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-. Subject - Personal: Abell, Jeremiah. grantee. Stewart, Thomas. Blanton, Wm. Abraham Henderson Wm Johnson System Number: 000714381 (see link)
  Land Office Grants URL (Click on link) [File Extension: url] http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=620&last=&g_p=G36&collection=LO Grant Author: Wylie, Robert. grantee. Title LinkLand grant 25 October 1797. Location: Greenbrier County. Description: 250 acres on the south side of Greenbrier River adjoining the land he now lives on, Wm. Johnston, Edward Fleathers, &c. Source: Land Office Grants No. 36, 1796-1797, p. 620 (Reel 102). Part of the index to the recorded copies of grants issued by the Virginia Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia. Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-. Subject - Personal Wylie, Robert. grantee. Johnston, Wm. Fleathers, Edward. System Number 000846055
  Land Office Grants URL (Click on link) [File Extension: url] http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=230&last=&g_p=G44&collection=LO Grant Author: Keenan, Edward. grantee. Title LinkLand grant 24 January 1800. Location: Greenbrier County. Description: 27 1/2 acres on the Lick Run a branch of Indian Creek adjoining the land of Patrick Keenan, Edward Fleathers, &c. Source: Land Office Grants No. 44, 1799-1800, p. 230 (Reel 110). Part of the index to the recorded copies of grants issued by the Virginia Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia. Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-. Related See also the following surname(s): Keennon. Subject - Personal: Keenan, Edward. grantee. System Number 000779557
  Land Office Grants URL: http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=317&last=&g_p=G47&collection=LO Grant Author: Fleathers, Edward. grantee. Title: Land grant 15 November 1800. Location: Greenbrier County. Description: 225 acres in the sinks where he now lives adjoining the lands of Edward Kesner (sic, Keenon), William Young, Robert Wiley, James Wiley & Wm Johnston. Source: Land Office Grants No. 47, 1800-1801, p. 317 (Reel 113). Part of the index to the recorded copies of grants issued by the Virginia Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia. Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-. Subject - Personal: Fleathers, Edward. grantee. Kesner, Edward. Young, William. System Number 000754140
  Land Office Grants URL (Click on link) [File Extension: url] http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=553&last=&g_p=G62&collection=LO Grant Author LinkFisher, Leonard. grantee. Title LinkLand grant 6 July 1812. Summary Location: Monroe County. Description: 12 acres on the Ridge between the waters of Lick Run and the Long draft adjoining his own land and the land of Michael Kounts, formerly belonging to William Johnston. Source: Land Office Grants No. 62, 1811-1812, p. 553 (Reel 128). Part of the index to the recorded copies of grants issued by the Virginia Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia. Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-. Subject - Personal LinkFisher, Leonard. grantee. LinkKounts, Michael. LinkJohnston, William. Subject - Topical LinkLand titles -- Registration and transfer -- West Virginia -- Monroe County. Subject -Geographic LinkMonroe County (W. Va.) -- History -- 19th century. Genre/Form LinkLand grants -- West Virginia -- Monroe County. Added Entry LinkVirginia. Land Office. Register. Land grants, 1779- LinkLibrary of Virginia. Archives. System Number 000753917
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  Land Office Grants URL: http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=150&last=&g_p=G15&collection=LO Grant Grantee: Callison, James Land grant 16 October 1787 Location: Greenbrier County Description: 360 acres in the Big Levels adjoining the lands of John McClanahan, Henry Kery, William Johnston, and William Clendenin. Land Record Abstract: James Callison - 1787 - Greenbrier Co VA Certificate in Right of Settlement given by the Commissioners for adjusting titles to unpatented lands in the District of Augusta, Botetourt, and Greenbrier, and consideration of One Pound Fifteen Shillings Sterling paid by JAMES CALLISON into the Treasury of the Commonwealth. Survey 18 May 1785. Land Grant 16 October 1787. JAMES CALLISON, assignee of GEORGE KINCAID, 360 acres in Greenbrier Co VA "... in the big Levels Joining the Lands of JOHN McCLANAHAM, HENRY KERY, WILLIAM JOHNSTON and WILLIAM CLENDENIN ... Beginning at two white oaks on McCLANAHAMs line ... white oak corner to KERYs ... two white oaks on KERYs line ... with JOHNSTON ... two white oaks corner to JOHNSTON ... two white oaks corner to CLENDENIN ..." Source: Land Office Grants No. 15, 1787-1788, p. 150 (Reel 81). Part of the index to the recorded copies of grants issued by the Virginia Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia. Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-. System Number 000732073 NOTE: I believe that this is Capt. William Johnston!!!
  Land Office Grants URL: http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=19&last=&g_p=G16&collection=LO Grant Author: Johnston, William. grantee. Title: Land grant 9 November 1787. Location: Greenbrier County. Description: 341 acres adjoining the land of Samuel Brown, Henry Kerry and Samuel Kincaid. Source: Land Office Grants No. 16, 1787-1788, p. 19 (Reel 82). Part of the index to the recorded copies of grants issued by the Virginia Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia. Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-. Subject - Personal: Johnston, William. grantee. Brown, Samuel. Kerry, Henry. Kincaid, Samuel. System Number: 000777860 [MRIN02347 1787 land grant William Johnston grantee 1 and 2 (in file)] NOTE: I believe that this is Capt. William Johnston!!!
  Land Office Grants URL: http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=523&last=&g_p=G26&collection=LO Grant Author: Johnston, William. grantee. (assignee of James Johnston) Title: Land grant 29 June 1792. Location: Greenbrier County. Description: 300 acres on Anthony's Creek a branch of Greenbrier River adjoining the lands of John Anderson and Samuel Kincaid. Source: Land Office Grants No. 26, 1792, p. 523 (Reel 92). Part of the index to the recorded copies of grants issued by the Virginia Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia. Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-. Subject - Personal: Johnston, William. grantee. Anderson, John. Kincaid, Samuel. System Number: 000777861 [MRIN02347 1792 Land grant Johnson Greenbrier 1 and 2 (in file)] NOTE: I believe that this is Capt. William Johnston!!!
  Land Office Grants URL: http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=516&last=&g_p=G40&collection=LO Grant Author: Byers, Peter. grantee. Title: Land grant 24 August 1798. Location: Greenbrier County. Description: 70 acres adjoining the land of Henry Kerry Samuel Brown & William Johnston. Source: Land Office Grants No. 40, 1797-1798, p. 516 (Reel 106). Part of the index to the recorded copies of grants issued by the Virginia Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia. Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-. Subject - Personal: Byers, Peter. grantee. Kerry, Henry. Brown, Samuel. System Number 000731154 NOTE: I believe that this is Capt. William Johnston!!!
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  NOVEMBER, 1784
  Road order from William Scarborough's mill to John Kincaid's place on head of Indian.
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