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William Johnson is my ggg-grandfather, thank you for your service and God Bless.
- phil r johnson
 Added: May. 24, 2015
- phil r johnson
 Added: May. 3, 2015
In memory,
- Lydia Young Noll
 Added: Feb. 26, 2015

- GLiveoak
 Added: Aug. 4, 2014

- Teressa Vervalin
 Added: Sep. 2, 2013

- JodyB.
 Added: Feb. 23, 2013
William Johnson was my ggggrandfather. My grandmother was Martha Elizabeth Johnson Wade. Her son was William Harold Wade and her daughter was Maxie Wade. Maxie never had children and I am Harold's only child. I have 2 daughters, Melissa Ann Rushton, she has 3 daughters, Gabby, Kayla, and Molly. My grandmothers sister was Molly Johnson Wright. Meredith Holden has 3 sons, Lane, Blake and Drew.
- Debbie Bratton
 Added: Jun. 6, 2012
gone but not forgotten judy
- sarah thornhill
 Added: May. 17, 2012
William Johnson was my ggggggg grandfather. May he rest in peace.
- Pam
 Added: Aug. 7, 2011

 Added: Jun. 3, 2011
You Fought For Our Freedom Before We had a Country to Fight For. Thank You, Rest In Peace. Revolutionary War.
- Record Hunter
 Added: Mar. 13, 2010

- Billie
 Added: Dec. 14, 2009

- Suze
 Added: Nov. 22, 2009

- Billie
 Added: Nov. 13, 2009
>From Allen Francis "Frank" Harrison, Gautier, MS on 18 Mar 2005< William Johnson, Sr. was born across the Yadkin River, East of Salisbury, NC. He bought his marriage license on March 31, 1783 and was married the next day. Revolutionary War Records show that William Johnson was a private in Captain Clement Hall's Co. Commanded By Col. John Patten 2nd Battalion, 2nd North Carolina Regiment, in the year 1781 and still in the army 16 August 1782, he was raised near Salisbury, North Carolina. William Johnson Sr. was one of the five Commissioners to establish the seat of Justice for Robertson County, TN., and named it Springfield, TN. William was an Agriculturist, and after moving from TN in 1820, to Alabama he was made a Commissioner of the Agriculture Department of Alabama. Was sent overseas with other Commissioners several times. On one of the trips William Johnson Sr. found some kind of grass with jointed roots in Arabia. He dug some of the roots up, and then packed them to where he could bring the roots back with him to AL and then he crossed bred it with sorghum and got what he called Arabian millet. Before William left TN, he with other men walked 100 miles from Springfield, TN to Fayetteville, TN. On 28 JAN 1814 he enlisted in the War of 1812 and went down the Mississippi River with Andrew Jackson to New Orleans, Louisiana to help push the British back. The British thought they could come in from that way and take America. On 10 MAY 1814 they arrived back at Fayetteville, TN then our William Johnson and other men who lived through the war was discharged and they walked the 100 miles back to Springfield, TN. William was listed as a private in Captain George G. Chapman's Co., Col. A. Cheatham's Regiment West Tennessee Militia Infantry. Other papers in Lee Johnson's information stated that in his youth, William Johnson served in the Revolution, and at age 49 he entered military service again, this time in the War of 1812. He was a Private in Captain George G. Chapman's Co., Col. A. Cheatham's Regiment, West Tennessee Militia. Service dated from 28 JAN 1814 to 23 MAY 1814, and the rate of pay was $8.00 per month. Company Pall Roll dated 23 MAY 1814 shows payment of $30.96 for three months, twenty-seven days, plus $1.69 allowed for rations before muster and after, at thirteen cents per day, or a total of $32.65. In the year of 1835 William moved with his family to Neshoba County, Mississippi, now Newton Co., MS. Newton Co., was form out of Neshoba Co., in 1838. In 1836 they help organize a Union Church, and they built it out of logs. The Church was a two-store building as the ground floor was for holding service; the upper floor was for the Masonic Lodge. The Church name was Enon. William Johnson Sr. was a Master Mason. William Johnson died at the home of Richard and Rachel Johnson Jones in Newton County, Mississippi 13 JUL 1845. The Paulding Mississippi True Democrat on 13 AUG 1845 carried a notice of William's death, and also a resolution of Sterling Lodge Number 54 requesting members "to meet at Enion Church, eight miles N.E. of Decatur, in Newton County, on the 2nd Saturday in September next, for the purpose of paying the required funeral ceremonies over the grave of our deceased brother, and that all Masons in good standing be invited to join them in the ceremonies." He married Diana "Dianna" ADAMS, married 01 APR 1783 in Rowan Co., NC.
- Donald B Whitener
 Added: Jan. 21, 2008

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