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Jemima Suggett Johnson
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Birth: Jun. 29, 1753
Orange County
Virginia, USA
Death: Feb. 23, 1814
Great Crossing
Scott County
Kentucky, USA

"Jemima Suggett Johnson was the first to suggest bringing water, and led the brave women to the spring when it was surrounded by Indians in ambuscade, thus making possible the defense of Bryant Station. With her was her daughter, Elizabeth, aged ten, who carried a pig in. When the fort was attacked a lighted arrow from an Indian bow fell into the cradle of her baby brother, Richard, but Elizabeth extinguished the flames, and he lived to become Vice-President of the United States. "

SOURCE: The Lexington Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, has built a memorial wall around this historic spring.

Jemima Suggett's DAR record:
DAR Ancestor #: A063334
Service: Virginia
Rank: Patriotic Service
Birth: 6-29-1753 Orange Co, Virginia
Death: 2-23-1814 Great Crossings, Scott Co, KY
Service Source: Drake, KY in retrospect, P 209 Service
Description: Carried water to defenders of Bryan's Station
Residence:
1) Orange Co, Virginia
2) Fayette Co, KY District, Virginia
Spouse: Robert Johnson
 
 
Family links: 
 Spouses:
  Robert Johnson (1745 - 1815)*
  Robert Johnson (1745 - 1815)*
 
 Children:
  Elizabeth Johnson Payne (1772 - 1846)*
  James Johnson (1774 - 1826)*
  William Johnson (1775 - 1814)*
  Sally Johnson Ward (1778 - 1816)*
  Richard Mentor Johnson (1780 - 1850)*
  Benjamin Johnson (1784 - 1849)*
  Robert Johnson (1786 - 1819)*
  John Telemachus Johnson (1788 - 1856)*
  Joel Johnson (1790 - 1846)*
  George W. Johnson (1792 - 1810)*
  Henry Johnson (1794 - 1862)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Johnson Family Cemetery
Great Crossing
Scott County
Kentucky, USA
 
Created by: Becky G
Record added: Mar 22, 2009
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Jemima <i>Suggett</i> Johnson
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- Scott Hayes
 Added: Oct. 12, 2014

- Bill
 Added: Sep. 23, 2013
In honor of her deeds, JOHNSON, JEMIMA SUGGETT DAR Ancestor #: A063334 for her patriotic service
- janicet
 Added: Mar. 20, 2013
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