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Sir William Johnson

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Sir William Johnson Famous memorial

Birth
Smithstown, County Meath, Ireland
Death
11 Jul 1774 (aged 58–59)
Johnstown, Fulton County, New York, USA
Burial
Johnstown, Fulton County, New York, USA
Memorial ID
8514866 View Source

British Army General, Colonial Leader. A Major General in the British Army, he founded Johnstown, New York, the Saint John's Episcopal Church and the first free school, and was the Superintendent and Colonel of the Six Nations of the Iroquois. He was married Molly Brant, the sister of famed Mohawk Indian leader Joseph Brant. He was originally buried beneath the altar of the stone church but it was burned down during the American Revolution. The new church was built and his grave was lost. His grave was located by Reverend Kellogg in 1862 and it was then sealed on June 7, 1862. It now shares the block with the new church called St. John's Episcopal Church and four plaques describe his life and contributions with the last plaque next to his grave.

British Army General, Colonial Leader. A Major General in the British Army, he founded Johnstown, New York, the Saint John's Episcopal Church and the first free school, and was the Superintendent and Colonel of the Six Nations of the Iroquois. He was married Molly Brant, the sister of famed Mohawk Indian leader Joseph Brant. He was originally buried beneath the altar of the stone church but it was burned down during the American Revolution. The new church was built and his grave was lost. His grave was located by Reverend Kellogg in 1862 and it was then sealed on June 7, 1862. It now shares the block with the new church called St. John's Episcopal Church and four plaques describe his life and contributions with the last plaque next to his grave.

Bio by: Gregory Speciale


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Gregory Speciale
  • Added: 16 Mar 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 8514866
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8514866/william-johnson: accessed ), memorial page for Sir William Johnson (1715–11 Jul 1774), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8514866, citing Sir William Johnson Grave, Johnstown, Fulton County, New York, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave .