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Samuel JOHNSON

Samuel JOHNSON

Male 1745 - Bef 1812  (66 years)

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  • Documents
    Samuel Johnson Revolutionary War Records
    Samuel Johnson Revolutionary War Records
    Samuel Johnson Revolutionary War Military Service
    Samuel Johnson Revolutionary War Military Service
    Lydia Remick Johnson During the Revolutionary War
    Lydia Remick Johnson During the Revolutionary War
    Lydia Remick Johnson During the Revolutionary War
    The Connection Between the Blakes and the Johnsons
    The Connection Between the Blakes and the Johnsons
    Samuel Johnson Tract Balltown
    Samuel Johnson Tract Balltown
    Johnson Tract Maps
    Johnson Tract Maps
    Divisional Lot 4 Samuel Johnson Lot Balltown
    Divisional Lot 4 Samuel Johnson Lot Balltown
    Divisional Lot 5 Samuel Johnson Lot Balltown
    Divisional Lot 5 Samuel Johnson Lot Balltown
    Divisional Lot 6a Samuel Johnson Lot Balltown
    Divisional Lot 6a Samuel Johnson Lot Balltown
    Divisional Lot 6b Samuel Johnson Lot Balltown
    Divisional Lot 6b Samuel Johnson Lot Balltown
    Divisional Lot 6c Jefferson Samuel Johnson Lot Balltown
    Divisional Lot 6c Jefferson Samuel Johnson Lot Balltown
    Divisional Lot 7 Samuel Johnson Lot Balltown
    Divisional Lot 7 Samuel Johnson Lot Balltown
    Divisional Lot 8 Samuel Johnson Lot Balltown
    Divisional Lot 8 Samuel Johnson Lot Balltown
    Divisional Lot 9 Samuel Johnson Lot Balltown
    Divisional Lot 9 Samuel Johnson Lot Balltown
    Stephen Grover in New Brunswick
    Stephen Grover in New Brunswick
    James Thacher Military Journal Summer 1779
    James Thacher Military Journal Summer 1779
    Samuel Johnson Militia
    Samuel Johnson Militia

  • Name Samuel JOHNSON 
    Born 15 Jul 1745  [1
    • Samuel Jonson, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
      name: Samuel Jonson
      gender: Male
      baptism/christening place: CIVIL, WHITEFIELD, LINCOLN, MAINE
      birth date: 15 Jul 1745
      birthplace: WHITEFIELD, CIVIL, LINCLN, MAIN
      indexing project (batch) number: C52119-1
      system origin: Maine-VR
      source film number: 12312
      reference number: 2:ZWF31R

      http://www.townofwhitefield.com/HistoricalSociety.htm
      Alphabetical Listing
      August 9, 2005
      Record of Families in the year, Town of Whitfield A.D. 1811
      [The list is arranged alphabetically, then apparently grouped by family. Samuel and "Sylvia" are grouped together. David is grouped separately.]

      Samuel Jonson born July 15, 1745
      Sylvia his wife born March 25, 1747
      David Jonson son of David Jonson born Nov 1800
    Gender Male 
    Birth [1752] 
    • Military. See deserted.
    Birth [BEFORE 1755]  [2
    Birth [BEFORE 1761] 
    • "A list of the men's names in the Plantation of Bawltown [Balltown, Whitefield/Jefferson] from sixteen years and upwards agreeable to an act of Cort [sic] December 9th 1776"
    Birth [BEFORE 1765]  [3
    Birth [BEFORE 1770] 
    • Balltown Assessment 1791
    Birth [BEFORE 1774]  [4
    Residence 3 Apr 1773  Newcastle, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Bef 1775  Newcastle, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The town register : Damariscotta, Newcastle, Bristol, Bremen, Muscongus Island, 1906 (1906)
      Author: Mitchell, Harry Edward, 1877- comp. [from old catalog]
      Publisher: Brunswick, Me. : H. E. Mitchell co.

      p 133
      Michael Thomas, Samuel Getchell and Benj. Cheney settled on the Damariscotta side about 1719. The Tappan lots, located on the western side, between Mill [Canasixet or Sheepscot] and Dyer rivers, settled between 1736 and 1775, were purchased by Robert Hodge, Geo. Boulton, Daniel Anderson, Benj. and Thomas Woodbridge, John Hopkins, Christopher Woodbridge,

      Samuel Johnson,

      Abernethy Cargill, Henry Cargill. Dyer's Neck was settled by Jos. Tarr, Ezekiel, Samuel, Jonathan, Richard and Moses Laiten, Jesse Cooper, John Harley, Robert Harley, Wm. Simpson and Waters. Other Tappan lots were sold, 1735 to 1739, to John Ballantine, Samuel McLain, James Kennedy, James Campbell, James Clark, David Given, David Cargill, Jas. Bowlls, Wm. McLelland, Wm. Hopkins,
      Solomon Hopkins, Wm. Kennedy, Samuel Kennedy, John Cunningham, Wm. Rose, Robert Cochran, Peter Patterson, and James Forrester. David Cargill settled in 1730. Rev. C. Tappan the proprietor came here in 1733. Capt, John McNear, Capt. Alex Nickels, Enoch Perkins, Samuel Waters, David Murray, Major John Farley (a distinguished public official), Chas. Glidden and Joseph Glidden, Sr., Wm. Blackstone and Samuel Perkins were among the leading men of Newcastle during the eighteenth century. Wm. Hopkins, David Given, James Clark, John Cunningham Jr., David Hopkins, Wm. Cuningham and Wm. Hodge filled town offices in 1755.
    • The history of ancient Sheepscot and Newcastle [Me.]
      including early Pemaquid, Damariscotta, and other contiguous places, from the earliest discovery to the present time, together with the genealogy of more than four hundred families
      by Rev. David Quimby Cushman.
      Published 1882 by E. Upton & Son, printers in Bath .

      p 112
      Tappan Lots
      No 44 & 45
      210 acres
      No date of deed [none found?]
      First purchasers: Christopher Woodbridge [s Benjamin Woodbridge m Susannah Tappan d Rev Christopher Tappan), Samuel Johnson, Abernathy Cargill, Henry Cargill, Sarah Woodbridge [brother Christopher], Dorothy Woodbridge [brother Christopher]
      Occupants in 1850: Addison Carney, William Chase, William Donnell and others
    Residence 1777  Balltown, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Military
    Residence 13 Sep 1777  Balltown, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Massachusetts State Archives Collection
      Volume 322 Page 180
      Bawltown letter dated 13 September 1777

      A list of the men's names in the Plantation of Bawltown [Balltown, Whitefield/Jefferson] from sixteen years and upwards agreeable to an act of Cort [sic] December 9th 1776

      Mecres Carr Capt
      Joshua Little 1st Lieut
      Benjn King 2nd Lieut
      Ephraim Brown Sergt
      Jonathan Bartlett [Sergt]
      Jacob Rowel [Sergt]
      James Murphy [Sergt]
      Samuell Parmer Corpl [Palmer?]
      Samuell Whitman [Corpl]
      Timothy Ferrin [Corpl]
      Thomas Grover [Corpl]

      Petter Dow
      Solln Clark
      Wllm Boynton
      Saml Bawl [Ball]
      John Boynton
      Jeri Brand [Bran, Brann]
      Isaac Brand
      Stephen Belden
      Thoms Cunningham
      Moses Cooper
      Thoms Day
      John Decker
      John Fish
      John Philbrook [Philbrick]
      Ebenezr Philbrook
      Jonathn Philbrook
      Andrew Gledden [Glidden]
      Arnold Gledden
      Asse Heath
      Saml Jonson [Johnson]

      Joseph Rogers
      James Reves [Reeves, Reaves]
      James Turner
      James Shepard
      John Duely [Dooley]
      Ebenez Grover
      Benjn Dow
      Charles Gledden
      Enoch Averil
      Caleb Bartlet [Bartlett]
      Leonard Cooper
      Caleb Conselis?
      Patrick Fallon
      Jonas Jonston Davis
      James Emery
      Stephen Grover
      Davi Huchens [Hutchins, Hitchings]
      Jonathan Heath
      Isaac Heath
      Daniel Lumber? [Plummer?]
      Nathan Longfello [Longfellow]
      [Jeremiah?] Norris
      Jonthn? Peaslee
      Oliver Peaslee
      Ezekiel Peaslee
      ? ?z? [Jonathan Noyes? Thomas Trask?]
      ?

      Ezekiel Sterns [Stearns]
      Thomas Turner
      Nicklas Turner
      Jonah Vining
      John Woodman Senr
      Ralph Chiney [Cheney]
      Willm Carr
      John Woodman Junr
      Abner Ford
      Ebenezer Philbrook
      Jonathan Bartlet
      Michael Gledden
      Joseph Bartlett
      Benj Kinney [Kenney]
      Joshua Chamberlin [Chamberlain]
      Richard Turner

      Mecres Carr Capt
      Joshua Littl Lieut
      Benjn King Lieut
      Benjn Stickney Clerk
    • Massachusetts State Archives collection, colonial and post colonial period 1626-1806
      Authors: Massachusetts. State Archives
      https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1050952?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Volume 321 -- Treasury (continued--page 104), 1770-1797 ; v. 322 -- Valuations and taxes (continued--page 131-3), 1738-1777.
      Granite Mountain Record Vault
      United States & Canada Film
      2293887
      https://familysearch.org/search/film/007823201?cat=1050952
      Index [528/1579]
      Volume 322 -- Valuations and taxes (continued--page 131-3), 1738-1777 ; v. 323 -- Valuations and taxes (continued--page 141), 1778-1787.
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      2293888
      https://familysearch.org/search/film/007704986?cat=1050952

      Balltown [727/1604]
    Residence 20 Jan 1778  Balltown, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Military
    Military 20 Jan 1778 
    5th Suffolk under Col Ebenezer Thayer at Braintree 
    • Massachusetts Archives
      Samuel Johnson appears in a Return of Men raised to serve in the Continental Army as returned by Ebenezer Thayer Jr dated Braintree 20 January 1778. Town belonged to: Balltown. Town engaged for: Braintree. Term: 3 years. John Capt Langdon's Co, Col H Jackson's Regt. 5th Suffolk Regiment. Enlistment Rolls. Volume 40 Page 191

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/729681?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Muster/payrolls, and various papers (1763-1808) of the Revolutionary War [Massachusetts and Rhode Island]
      Vol. 39, Naval service 1776-1780 Vol. 40, Naval service, privateers, lists of recruits 1776-1781
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1906889
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008092199?cat=729681
      [577/667]
      Return of Men Engaged in the Continental Army for the fifth Regiment of Militia the County of Suffolk
      Mens Names: Samuel Johnson
      Town to which they belonged before engaged: Balltown
      Town for which they engaged: Braintree
      Regiment into which they are inlisted: H Jackson
      Company into which they are inlistd: Langdon
      Time for which they are Engagd: 3 Years
      [Others from Brunswick, Pownalborough (inc John Cheney), Newcastle (inc John Leighton)
      Braintree January 20th 1778
      Ebenr Thayer Junr Colo

      Beazer Burrell Topsham Braintree Bradford Lemon 3 years
      Joseph Carr George Town Braintree H Jackson Langdon 3 years
      Isaac Harden George Town Braintree H Jackson Langdon 3 years
      Ichabod Doughty Brunswick Braintree H Jackson Langdon 3 years
      Samuel Johnson
      Amos Allen Pownalborough Braintree H Jackson Langdon 3 years
      Cornelius Stilphen Pownalborough Braintree H Jackson Langdon 3 years
      William Kindell Pownalborough Braintree H Jackson Langdon 3 years
      Ezekiel Averell Pownalborough Braintree H Jackson Langdon 3 years [s Job Averill m Sarah Carr]
      John Leiton New Castle Braintree H Jackson Langdon 3 years [m? Lois Worcester]
      John Cheney Pownalborough Braintree H Jackson Langdon 3 years [s? Elias Cheney m Sybil Marson]
      Tristram Daget Pownalborough Braintree H Jackson Langdon 3 years
      Daniel Linus [Pownalborough?] Braintree H Jackson Langdon 3 years
    Military February 1778 
    Smallpox Company of Grenadiers Gulph Mills/Lancaster, Montgomery, PA 
    • Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolutionary War
      Volume 8
      page 869
      Lieut. Hodijah Bayles's co. of grenadiers, Col. Henry Jackson's regt.; pay roll for Feb., 1778, dated Gulph;

      Massachusetts Archives
      Mass Muster and Pay Rolls Volume 48 Page 398: Samuel Johnson appears with rank of Private on Pay Roll for February 1778 of Capt Hodijah Baylees Co, Col Henry Jackson's Regiment dated "Gulph" 30 April 1778. For service from 31 January 1778 to 1 March 1778. Time of Service 1 month. Company of Grenadiers.

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/729681?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Muster/payrolls, and various papers (1763-1808) of the Revolutionary War [Massachusetts and Rhode Island]
      Authors: Massachusetts. Secretary of State
      Vol. 48, Muster and payrolls 1777-1780 Vol. 49, Muster and misc. rolls 1775-1781 Vol. 50, Worcester rolls, 1781, 1783, no. 1 1781-1783
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1907000
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008092204?cat=729681
      [125/741]
      Pay Roll of Lieut Hodijah Bayles's Compy of Grenadiers in the Regt commandd by Col Henry Jackson for the Month of Feby 1778
      Names: Saml Johnson
      Rank: Private
      Time of service: 31 January - 1 March 1 Month
      Amount of Pay: 40/
      Casualties:
      Gulph Aprl 30th 1778
      J Hobby Lieut
    • V Johnson
      in the U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783
      Name: V Johnson
      Gender: Male
      Military Date: 10 Mar 1778
      Military Place: Massachusetts, USA
      State or Army Served: Massachusetts
      Regiment: Regiment of Foot
      Rank: Private
      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.
      A Muster Roll of Lieut Hodijah Bayless Compy of the Regiment of Foot in the Service of the United States of American Commanded by Col Henry Jackson for the Month of Feby 1778
      Private - Johnson enlisted 10 Oct 77 Small pox
      Lancaster March 10th 1778
    Military From March 1778 to April 1778 
    Sick in Camp Gulph Mills, Montgomery, PA 
    • Samll Johnson
      in the U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783
      Name: Samll Johnson
      Gender: Male
      Military Date: 1 May 1778
      Military Place: Massachusetts, USA
      State or Army Served: Massachusetts
      Regiment: Regiment of Foot
      Rank: Private
      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.
      U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 for Samll Johnson
      Massachusetts 15th Regiment, 1777-1779 (Folder 20); 16th Regiment, 1777-1780 (Folders 21-26)
      A Muster Roll of Lieut Hodijah Bayles's Compy of the Regt of Foot in the Service of the United States of America Commandd by Col Henry Jackson taken from the last of Feby to the 1st of May 1778
      Private Samuel Johnson enlisted for 3 years Sick in camp
      Gulph Mills May 8th 1778
    Military May 1778 
    On Guard Philadelphia, PA 
    • Samuel Johnson
      in the U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783
      Name: Samuel Johnson
      Gender: Male
      Military Date: 23 Jun 1778
      Military Place: Massachusetts, USA
      State or Army Served: Massachusetts
      Regiment: Regiment of Foot
      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.
      U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 for Samuel Johnson
      Massachusetts 15th Regiment, 1777-1779 (Folder 20); 16th Regiment, 1777-1780 (Folders 21-26)
      A Muster Roll of Lieut Hodijah Bayles Compy of the Regt of Foot in the Service of the United States of American Commandd by Col Henry Jackson for the Month of May 1778
      Samuel Johnson
      Private
      Term of 3 years
      On guard
      Philadelphia June 21 1778
      Henry Jackson Colo
    Military June 1778 
    On Guard Providence, Providence, RI 
    • Massachusetts Archives
      Samuel Johnson Appears with rank of Private on Pay Roll of Lieut Hodijah Bayley's Co, Col H Jackson's Regt dated Providence 8 September 1778. For service from 31 May 1778 to 1 July 1778. Time of Service 1 month. Mass Muster and Pay Rolls.(Drake Collection) Volume 61 Page 47

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/729681?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Muster/payrolls, and various papers (1763-1808) of the Revolutionary War [Massachusetts and Rhode Island]
      Authors: Massachusetts. Secretary of State
      Vol. 59 (book 2), Baldwin's regiment, 1775, 1777, file no. 2 1775-1777 Vol. 60, Marshall's 10th and Brook's 7th regiments 1777-1783 Vol. 61, Mass. muster and payrolls, Drake Collection 1775-1792
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1940071
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008092213?cat=729681
      Volume 61 Page 47
      [435/758]
      Pay Roll of Lieut Hodijah Bayles's Compy in the Regiment of Foot commandd by Col H Jackson for June 1778
      Names: Saml Johnson
      Rank: Private
      Time of Service: 31 May - 1 July 1 month
      Amount of Pay: 40/-
      Casualties
      State of Rhode Island
      Providence
      Septr 8th 1778
      Jno Hobby Lieut
    • Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolutionary War
      Volume 8
      page 869
      Lieut. Hodijah Bayles's co., Col. Jackson's regt.; pay roll for June, 1778, dated Providence;

      Samll Johnson
      in the U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783
      Name: Samll Johnson
      Gender: Male
      Military Date: 22 Jul 1778
      Military Place: Massachusetts, USA
      State or Army Served: Massachusetts
      Regiment: Regiment of Foot
      Rank: Private
      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.
      U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 for Samll Johnson
      Massachusetts 15th Regiment, 1777-1779 (Folder 20); 16th Regiment, 1777-1780 (Folders 21-26)
      A Muster Roll of Liut Hodijah Bayles's Compy of the Regiment of Foot in the Service of the United States of American Commanded by Colo H Jackson for June 1778
      Private Samuel Johnson enlised for 3 years On guard
      22 July 1778
    Military From July 1778 to August 1778 
    Sick Camp Providence, Providence, RI 
    • Saml Johnson
      in the U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783
      Name: Saml Johnson
      Gender: Male
      Military Date: 5 Sep 1778
      Military Place: Massachusetts, USA
      State or Army Served: Massachusetts
      Regiment: Regiment of Foot
      Rank: Private
      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.
      U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 for Saml Johnson
      Massachusetts 15th Regiment, 1777-1779 (Folder 20); 16th Regiment, 1777-1780 (Folders 21-26)
      A Muster Roll of Lieut John Hobby's Compy of the Regt of Foot in the Service of the United States of American Commandd by Col H Jackson for the Months of July & August 1778
      Camp Providence
      Septr 8th 1778
      Private Samuel Johnson Sick
    • Massachusetts Archives
      Samuel Johnson Appears with rank of Private on Pay Roll for July & August of Lt John Hobby's Co, Col H Jackson's Regt, sworn to at Providence 8 September 1778. For service from 1 July 1778 to 30 August 1778. Time of service 2 months. Mass Muster and Pay Rolls. (Drake Colelction) Volume 61 Page 63

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/729681?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Muster/payrolls, and various papers (1763-1808) of the Revolutionary War [Massachusetts and Rhode Island]
      Authors: Massachusetts. Secretary of State
      Vol. 59 (book 2), Baldwin's regiment, 1775, 1777, file no. 2 1775-1777 Vol. 60, Marshall's 10th and Brook's 7th regiments 1777-1783 Vol. 61, Mass. muster and payrolls, Drake Collection 1775-1792
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1940071
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008092213?cat=729681
      Volume 61 Page 63
      [455/758]
      Pay Roll of Lieut Jno Hobbys Compy in the Regiment of Foot commandd by Col H Jackson for July & August 1778
      Names: Samuel Johnson
      Rank: Private
      Time of Service: 1 July - 30 August 2 months
      Amount of Pay: 80/-
      State of Rhode Island
      Providence
      Sepr 7 1778
      Jno Hobby Lieut
    Military September 1778 
    Company of Grenadiers Pawtuxet, Cranston, Providence, RI 
    • Massachusetts Archives

      Mass Muster and Pay Rolls. Drake Collection Volume 61 Page 82. Samuel Johnson appears with rank of Private on Pay Roll for September 1778 of Lieut John Hobby's Co, Col Henry Jackson's Regt. Sworn to at Providence 13 October 1778. For service for 31 August 1778 to 1 October 1778. Time of Service: 1 Month. Company of Grenadiers.

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/729681?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Muster/payrolls, and various papers (1763-1808) of the Revolutionary War [Massachusetts and Rhode Island]
      Authors: Massachusetts. Secretary of State
      Vol. 59 (book 2), Baldwin's regiment, 1775, 1777, file no. 2 1775-1777 Vol. 60, Marshall's 10th and Brook's 7th regiments 1777-1783 Vol. 61, Mass. muster and payrolls, Drake Collection 1775-1792
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1940071
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008092213?cat=729681
      Volume 61 Page 82
      [475/758]
      Pay Roll of Lieut Jno Hobbys Compy in the Regiment of Foot commandd by Col H Jackson for Sepr 1778
      Names: Samuel Johnson
      Rank: Private
      Time of Service: 21 August - 1 October 1 month
      Amount of Pay: 40/-
      Rhode Island
      Pawtuxett
      Ocgr 13th 1778
      Jno Hobby Lieut
    • Saml Johnson
      in the U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783
      Name: Saml Johnson
      Gender: Male
      Military Date: Sep 1778
      Military Place: Massachusetts, USA
      State or Army Served: Massachusetts
      Regiment: Regiment of Foot
      Rank: Private
      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.
      U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 for Saml Johnson
      Massachusetts 15th Regiment, 1777-1779 (Folder 20); 16th Regiment, 1777-1780 (Folders 21-26)
      A Muster Roll of Lieut John Hobby's Compy of the Regt of Foot in the Service of the United States of American Commdd by Henry Jackson Esqr for Sept 1778
      Private Samuel Johnson enlisted for 3 years
      Camp Pawtuxet
      Muster Roll of the Grenediers Company for September 1778
    Military October 1778 
    Company of Grenadiers Pawtuxet, Cranston, Providence, RI 
    • Saml Johnson
      in the U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783
      Name: Saml Johnson
      Gender: Male
      Military Date: 1 Nov 1778
      Military Place: Massachusetts, USA
      State or Army Served: Massachusetts
      Regiment: Regiment of Foot
      Rank: Private
      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.
      U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 for Saml Johnson
      Massachusetts 15th Regiment, 1777-1779 (Folder 20); 16th Regiment, 1777-1780 (Folders 21-26)
      A Muster Roll of Lieut John Hobby's Compy of the Regt of Foot in the Service of the United States of American Commdd by Henry Jackson Esqr for Octr 1778
      Private Samuel Johnson enlisted for 3 years
      Novr 17th 1778
      Muster Roll of the Grenadier Company for October 1778
      Camp Pawtuxet
    Military November 1778 
    Pawtuxet, Cranston, Providence, RI 
    • Saml Johnson
      in the U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783
      Name: Saml Johnson
      Gender: Male
      Military Date: 10 Dec 1778
      Military Place: Massachusetts, USA
      State or Army Served: Massachusetts
      Regiment: Regiment of Foot
      Rank: Private
      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.
      U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 for Saml Johnson
      Massachusetts 15th Regiment, 1777-1779 (Folder 20); 16th Regiment, 1777-1780 (Folders 21-26)
      A Muster Roll of Lieut John Hobby's Compy of the Regt of Foot in the Service of the United States of American Commandd by Henry Jackson Esqr for Novr 78
      Private Samuel Johnson enlisted for 3 years
      Pawtuxet Decr 10 78
    Military December 1778 
    Company of Grenadiers Pawtuxet, Cranston, Providence, RI 
    • Massachusetts Archives
      Samuel Johnson Appears with rank of Private on Pay Roll of Lt John Hobby's Co, Col Henry Jackson's Regt worn to at Pawtuxet 11 January 1779. For service from 31 November 1778 to 1 January 1779. Time of service 1 month. Company of Grenadiers. Mass Muster and Pay Rolls. Drake Collection Volume 61 Page 188.

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/729681?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Muster/payrolls, and various papers (1763-1808) of the Revolutionary War [Massachusetts and Rhode Island]
      Authors: Massachusetts. Secretary of State
      Vol. 59 (book 2), Baldwin's regiment, 1775, 1777, file no. 2 1775-1777 Vol. 60, Marshall's 10th and Brook's 7th regiments 1777-1783 Vol. 61, Mass. muster and payrolls, Drake Collection 1775-1792
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1940071
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008092213?cat=729681
      Volume 61 Page 188
      [591/758]
      Pay Roll of Lieut John Hobbys Compy of the Regt of Foot Commandd by Henry Jackson Esqr
      Names: Samuel Johnson
      Rank: Private
      Time of Service: 30 November - 1 January
      Amount of Pay: 40/-
      State of Rhode Island
      Pawtuxet
      Jany 11th 79
      Jno Hobby
    Military January 1779 
    On command Company of Grenadiers, Pawtuxet, Cranston, Providence, RI 
    • Saml Johnson
      in the U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783
      Name: Saml Johnson
      Gender: Male
      Military Date: 4 Feb 1779
      Military Place: Massachusetts, USA
      State or Army Served: Massachusetts
      Regiment: Regiment of Foot
      Rank: Private
      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.
      U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 for Saml Johnson
      Massachusetts 15th Regiment, 1777-1779 (Folder 20); 16th Regiment, 1777-1780 (Folders 21-26)
      A Muster Roll of Lieut John Hobbys Compy in the Regt of Foot Commandd by Henry Jackson Esqr in the Service of the United States for Jany 1779
      Private Samuel Johnson enlisted for 3 years On Command
      Pawtuxet Febry 4th 79
      Muster Roll of the Grenadier Compy for Jany 79
    Military February 1779 
    Sick in bark Company of Grenadiers, Pawtuxet, Cranston, Providence, RI 
    • Saml Johnson
      in the U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783
      Name: Saml Johnson
      Gender: Male
      Military Date: 7 Mar 1779
      Military Place: Massachusetts, USA
      State or Army Served: Massachusetts
      Regiment: Regiment of Foot
      Rank: Private
      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.
      A Muster Roll of Lieut John Hobbys Comy of the Regt of Foot in the Service of the United States of American commandd by Henry Jackson Esqr
      Muster Roll of Grenadier Company for January 1779
      Private Samuel Johnson enlisted 3 years Sick on Bark
      Pawtuxet March 4 79
    Military March 1779 
    Sick in bark Company of Grenadiers, Pawtuxet, Cranston, Providence, RI 
    • Massachusetts Archives
      Samuel Johnson Appears with rank of Private on Pay Roll for March 1779 of Lt John Hobby's Co, Col Henry Jackson's Regt sworn to in Garrison at Pawtuxet 1 April 1779. For service from 28 February 1779 to 31 March 1779. Time of service 1 month. Mass Muster and Pay Rolls. Drake Collection Volume 61 Page 233

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      Muster/payrolls, and various papers (1763-1808) of the Revolutionary War [Massachusetts and Rhode Island]
      Authors: Massachusetts. Secretary of State
      Vol. 59 (book 2), Baldwin's regiment, 1775, 1777, file no. 2 1775-1777 Vol. 60, Marshall's 10th and Brook's 7th regiments 1777-1783 Vol. 61, Mass. muster and payrolls, Drake Collection 1775-1792
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1940071
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      Volume 61 Page 233
      [640/758]
      Pay Roll of Lieut Jno Hobbys Compy in the Regiment of Foot commandd by Col H Jackson Esqr for March 79
      Names: Samuel Johnson
      Rank: Private
      Time of Service: 28 February - 1 April 1 month
      Amount of Pay: 40/-
      Garrison at Pawtuxet
      State of Rhode Island
      Apl 1st 79
      H Jackson Colo
    • Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolutionary War
      Volume 8
      page 869
      Lieut. John Hobby's co., Col. Jackson's regt.; pay roll for March, 1779, sworn to in Garrison at Pawtuxet;

      Saml Johnson
      in the U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783
      Name: Saml Johnson
      Gender: Male
      Military Date: 7 Apr 1779
      Military Place: Massachusetts, USA
      State or Army Served: Massachusetts
      Regiment: Battalion
      Rank: Private
      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.
      Muster Roll of Lieut John Hobbys Compy in the Battalion of Massachusetts Bay Forces in the service of the United States Commandd by Henry Jackson Esqr
      Private Samuel Johnson enlisted Octr 11 for 3 years
      Pawtuxet April 7th 79
      Muster Roll of the Grenadier Company for the Month of March 79
    Military April 1779 
    Muster 1st Grenadiers Co, Pawtuxet, Cranston, Providence, RI 
    • Massachusetts Archives
      Samuel Johnson Appears with rank of Private on Muster Roll if the (1st Co) Massachusetts Regt, Col Henry Jackson for April 1779 dated Pawtuxet 4 May 1779. When appointed or enlisted 1 October 1777. Term 3 years. Co commanded by Capt Lt John Hobby. Volume 11 Page 3

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      Muster/payrolls, and various papers (1763-1808) of the Revolutionary War [Massachusetts and Rhode Island]
      Authors: Massachusetts. Secretary of State
      Vol. 10, Soldier orders 1775-1781 Vol. 11, Soldier orders, receipts, discharges, Lexington alarm rolls 1775-1782
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1906130
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/007856373?cat=729681
      Volume 11 Page 3
      [457/793]
      Muster Roll of the First Company in the Battalion of the Massachusetts Bay Forces in the Service of the United States Commanded by Colo H Jackson for the Month of April 79
      Samuel Johnson
      Engaged Octr 10th for 3 years

      Also
      Sergt Timothy Blake enlisted 7 September 1777 for 3 years

      Pawtuxet May 4th 1779
    • Massachusetts Archives
      Samuel Johnson Appears with rank of Private on Pay Roll 1st Grenadiers Co by Capt Lieut John Hobby, Col Henry Jackson's Regt. Sworn to at Pawtuxet 11 May 1779. For service from 31 March 1779 to 1 May 1779. Time of service 1 month. Mass Muster and Pay Rolls (Drake Collection) Volume 61 Page 247

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      Muster/payrolls, and various papers (1763-1808) of the Revolutionary War [Massachusetts and Rhode Island]
      Authors: Massachusetts. Secretary of State
      Vol. 59 (book 2), Baldwin's regiment, 1775, 1777, file no. 2 1775-1777 Vol. 60, Marshall's 10th and Brook's 7th regiments 1777-1783 Vol. 61, Mass. muster and payrolls, Drake Collection 1775-1792
      Family History Library
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      1940071
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      Volume 61 Page 247
      [656/758]
      Pay Roll of the First Company in the Regiment of Foort Commanded by H Jackson Colo in the Service of the United States for April 1779
      Names: Samuel Johnson
      Rank: Private
      Time of Service: 31 March - 1 May 1 month
      Amount of Pay & Subsistence: 2 - -

      Also
      Timothy Blake Sergt

      Pawtuxet May 11th 1779
      Henry Jackson Colonel
    Military May 1779 
    On command at South Ferry, South Kingstown, Washington, RI 
    • Samuel Johnson
      in the U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783
      Name: Samuel Johnson
      Gender: Male
      Military Date: 12 Jun 1779
      Military Place: Massachusetts, USA
      State or Army Served: Massachusetts
      Regiment: Battalion
      Rank: Private
      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.
      U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 for Samuel Johnson
      Massachusetts 15th Regiment, 1777-1779 (Folder 20); 16th Regiment, 1777-1780 (Folders 21-26)
      Muster Roll of the First Company in the Battalion of the Massachusetts Bay Forces in the Service of the United States Commandd by Coll Henry Jackson for May 1779
      Private Samuel Johnson enlisted Octr 10th for 3 Years On command at South Ferry
      N Kingston 12th June 1779
    • Saml Johnson
      in the U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783
      Name: Saml Johnson
      Gender: Male
      Military Date: May 1779
      Military Place: Massachusetts, USA
      State or Army Served: Massachusetts
      Regiment: Battalion
      Rank: Private
      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.
      Pay Roll ? ? Compy in the Battalion of Massachusetts Bay Forces Commandd by Col Henry Jackson For May 1779
      Names: Samuel Johnson
      Rank: Private
      Time of Service: 30 April - June 1 1 month
      Amount of Pay: 2 - -
      Subsistence:
      Casualties:
      Camp Providence State of Rhode Island July 30 79
    • Samuel Johnson
      United States Revolutionary War Rolls
      Name Samuel Johnson
      Event Type Military Service
      Event Date 31 May 1779
      Event Place Massachusetts, United States
      Military Rank Private
      Citing this Record
      "United States Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2DG-G7LQ : 15 March 2018), Samuel Johnson, 31 May 1779; citing 31 May 1779, Massachusetts, United States, citing NARA microfilm publication M246. Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Services, 1980. FHL microfilm 830,318.
      United States Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783
      Affiliate Publication Number M246
      Affiliate Publication Title Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783.
      Affiliate Film Number 39
      GS Film Number 000830318
      Digital Folder Number 007196973
      Image Number 00348
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/274550?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Revolutionary War rolls 1775-1783
      Authors: United States. War Department (Main Author) United States. National Archives and Records Administration
      Mass. jackets 20-1 - 26-2 1775-1783 (NARA Series M246, Roll 39)
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      830318
      7196973
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/007196973?cat=274550
      [348/663]
      Pay Roll of the first Company in the Battalion of Massachusetts Bay Forces Commandd by Henry Jackson Esqr for June 1779
      Timothy Blake Sergt May 31 - July 1; 1 month; Amount of pay & subsistance 3 - -
      ...
      Samuel Johnson Private May 31 - July 1; 1 month; Amount of pay & subsistance 2 - -
    • Samuel Johnson
      United States Revolutionary War Rolls
      Name Samuel Johnson
      Event Type Military Service
      Event Date May 1779
      Event Place Massachusetts, United States
      Military Rank Private
      Citing this Record
      "United States Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2DG-G7BF : 15 March 2018), Samuel Johnson, May 1779; citing May 1779, Massachusetts, United States, citing NARA microfilm publication M246. Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Services, 1980. FHL microfilm 830,318.
      United States Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783
      Affiliate Publication Number M246
      Affiliate Publication Title Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783.
      Affiliate Film Number 39
      GS Film Number 000830318
      Digital Folder Number 007196973
      Image Number 00344
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/274550?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Revolutionary War rolls 1775-1783
      Authors: United States. War Department (Main Author) United States. National Archives and Records Administration
      Mass. jackets 20-1 - 26-2 1775-1783 (NARA Series M246, Roll 39)
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      830318
      7196973
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/007196973?cat=274550
      [344/663]
      Pay Roll ? ? Compy in the Battalion of Massachusetts Bay Forces Commandd by Col Henry Jackson For May 1779
      Names: Samuel Johnson
      Rank: Private
      Time of Service: 30 April - June 1 1 month
      Amount of Pay: 2 - -
      Subsistence:
      Casualties:
      Camp Providence State of Rhode Island July 30 79
      ...
      Timothy Blake Sergt 30 April - June 1; 1 month; 3 - -
    Military June 1779 
    Warren, Bristol, RI 
    • Saml Johnson
      in the U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783
      Name: Saml Johnson
      Gender: Male
      Military Date: 2 Jul 1779
      Military Place: Massachusetts, USA
      State or Army Served: Massachusetts
      Regiment: Battalion
      Rank: Private
      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.
      Muster Roll of the First Company in ? ? of the Massachusetts Bay Forces in the Service of the United States Commandd by Col Henry Jackson for June 1779
      Private Samuel Johnson enlisted Octr 1 for 3 years
      Warren July 2d 79
      Col's Compy June 79
    • Saml Johnson
      in the U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783
      Name: Saml Johnson
      Gender: Male
      Military Date: 9-31 Apr-Dec 1779-1780
      Military Place: Massachusetts, USA
      State or Army Served: Massachusetts
      Regiment: 16th Regiment
      Rank: Private
      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.
      Descriptive Roll of the Non Commissioned Officers and Privates Deserted from the Late 16th Massts Regt Commanded by Colo Henry Jackson' Commencing with the formation of the Regt April 9th 1779 and ending with the Regt Decr 31st 1780
      No: 36
      Names: Saml Johnson Prv
      Term of Service: 3 years
      When Inlisted: Octr 11 77
      When Deserted: Sept 8th 79
      Age: 25 [1752]
      Size: 5 feet 11 inches
      Hair: Dark
      Complexn: Dark
      Trade: Farmer
      Place of Residence: Bristol Lincoln Massachusetts
      Engaged for:
      Samuel Johnsen
      in the U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783
      Name: Samuel Johnsen
      Gender: Male
      Military Date: Jun 1779
      Military Place: Massachusetts, USA
      State or Army Served: Massachusetts
      Regiment: Battalion
      Rank: Private
      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.
      Pay Roll of the First Company in the Battalion of Massachusetts Bay Forces Commandd by Henry Jackson Esqr for June 1779
      Names: Samuel Johnson
      Rank: Private
      Time of Service: 31 May - 1 July 1 month
      Amount of Pay & Subsistence: 2 - -
      Casualties:
      Camp Providence July 30th 79
      Pay Roll of the First Company for June 79
    Military July 1779 
    Camp Providence, Providence, RI 
    • Massachusetts Archives
      Samuel Johnson Appears with rank of Private on Pay Roll for July 1779 1st Co commanded by Capt Lt John Hobby, Col Henry Jackson's Regt. Dated 4 Augut 1779. For service from 1 July 1779 to 1 August 1779. Time of service 1 month. Sworn to at Camp Providence. Mass Muster and Pay Rolls. Volume 48 Page 464

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/729681?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Muster/payrolls, and various papers (1763-1808) of the Revolutionary War [Massachusetts and Rhode Island]
      Authors: Massachusetts. Secretary of State
      Vol. 48, Muster and payrolls 1777-1780 Vol. 49, Muster and misc. rolls 1775-1781 Vol. 50, Worcester rolls, 1781, 1783, no. 1 1781-1783
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1907000
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008092204?cat=729681
      Volume 48 Page 464
      [237/741]
      Pay Roll of the first Compy in the Battalion of the Massachusetts Bay Forces Commanded by Colo Henry Jackson for July 79
      Names: Samuel Johnson
      Rank: Private
      Time of Service: 30 June - 1 August 1 month
      Amount of Pay: 2 - -

      Also
      Timothy Blake Sergeant

      Camp Providece State of Rhode Island August 9? 1779
      Henry Jackson Colonel
    • Samuel Johnson
      in the U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783
      Name: Samuel Johnson
      Gender: Male
      Military Date: 3 Aug 1779
      Military Place: Massachusetts, USA
      State or Army Served: Massachusetts
      Regiment: Battalion
      Rank: Private
      Ancestry.com. U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007.
      U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 for Samuel Johnson
      Massachusetts 15th Regiment, 1777-1779 (Folder 20); 16th Regiment, 1777-1780 (Folders 21-26)
      Muster Roll of the First Company in the Battalion of the Massachusetts Bay Forces in the Service of the United States Commandd by Coll H Jackson for July 1779
      Private Samuel Johnson enlisted Octr 4th for 3 years
      Camp Providence Augt 3 1779
    Residence 13 Jul 1779  Newcastle, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • "Newchester" See Military
    Military 13 Jul 1779 
    Camp Providence, Providence, RI 
    • Massachusetts Archives
      Samuel Johnson Appears with rank of Private on A Company Return 1st Co commanded by Lieutenant John Hobby, Col Jackson's Regt. Dated Camp at Providence 9 July 1779. Belonged to town of New Chester, Lincoln Co. Engaged 1 October 1777. Term 3 years. Mass Muster and Pay Rolls Volume 19 Page 187

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      Muster/payrolls, and various papers (1763-1808) of the Revolutionary War [Massachusetts and Rhode Island]
      Authors: Massachusetts. Secretary of State
      Vol. 19, Service rolls, E-H 1776-1781
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1906361
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008092188?cat=729681
      [476/578]
      Volume 19 Page 187
      Return of the Commissiond & Non Commissiond Offier & Privates belonging to the State of Massachusetts Bay in the 1 Compy in Col H Jacksons Regt Their Names, Rank, County & Town to which they belong, Time of Engagement & Term of Service
      Names: Samuel Johnson
      Rank: Private
      County: Lincorn [Sic]
      Town: Newchester
      Time of Engagement: Octr 1 77
      Time of Service: 3 years

      Also Timothy Blake

      Camp Providence July 13th 1779
      Henry Jackson Colonel

      Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolutionary War
      Volume 8
      page 869
      same co. and regt.; company return dated Camp at Providence, July 9, 1779; enlisted Oct. 1, 1777; residence, New Chester [Massachusetts Archives has "New Chester, Lincoln Co."];
    Military August 1779 
    Camp Castle Island, Boston, Suffolk, MA 
    • Samuel Johnson
      in the U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783
      Name: Samuel Johnson
      Gender: Male
      Military Date: 22 Sep 1779
      Military Place: Massachusetts, USA
      State or Army Served: Massachusetts
      Regiment: Battalion
      Rank: Private
      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.
      A Muster Roll of the Furst Compy in the Battalion of the Massachusetts Bay Forces in the Service of the United States Commandd by Colo Henry Jackson for August 1779
      Taken to Septr 22d 1779
      Private Samuel Johnson enlisted Octr 9? for 3 years Deserted Sept 4 79
      [Comment "Returned from Desertion" may refer to below James Marr who deserted the same day.]
      Camp Castle Island
      Septr 22d 1779
    Military 8 Sep 1779 
    Reported deserted 
    • https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/729681?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Muster/payrolls, and various papers (1763-1808) of the Revolutionary War [Massachusetts and Rhode Island]
      Authors: Massachusetts. Secretary of State
      Vol. 26, Field and staff rolls 1775-1782 Vol. 27, Field and staff rolls 1775-1780
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1906628
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008092193?cat=729681
      [328/623]
      Return of Colonels Henley's, Lee's & Henry Jackson's Regiments
      1779-1780
      A Return of Officers Non Commissioned Officers and Soldiers That were Volo Lee's, Henley's & Jackson's Regiments of the State of Massachusetts Incorporated under the Command of Colo Henry Jackson by an Order of the Honorable the Beard of War April 9th 1779 - and a Return of Officers resigned and Non Commissiond Officers & Soldiers deserted of? belonging to said Regiments previous to this Incorporation and Non Commissioned Officers and Soldiers belonging to the State of Massachusetts That were under Henry Jackson's Regiment & Incorporated into Colo Henry Jacksons
      ? His Excellency Genl Washington May 2 1780

      Volume 26 Page 403
      [332/623]
      Colo Jackson's Regiment
      No: 28
      Names: Samuel Johnson
      Rank: Private
      Inlisted: Octr 11 [1777] for 3 Years
      Place of Residence: Bristol, Lincoln, Massachusetts
      Promoted:
      Reduced:
      Engagd for: Massachusetts
      Invalid:
      Died:
      Desertd: Sepr 8 79
      Returnd or retaken:
      Remarks:

      Also Timothy Blake
    • https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/729681?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Muster/payrolls, and various papers (1763-1808) of the Revolutionary War [Massachusetts and Rhode Island]
      Authors: Massachusetts. Secretary of State
      Vol. 30, Warrants to payrolls 1779-1786 Vol. 31, Abstracts of rolls, rolls of depreciation 1775-1785
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1906757
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008092194?cat=729681
      Volume 31 Page 210

      An account rendered against the United States by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for amounts paid officers and men of Col Henry Jackson's Regiment on account of depreciation of their wages for the first three years' service in the Continental Army from 1777 to 1780. Account exhibited by Committee on Claims in behalf of Massachusetts against US 21 September 1787
      Names: Samuel Johnson
      Rank: Private
      Amount of Wages: 45 14 8
      Paid by the Continent: Deserted
      Paid by the State: 5 14 0
    • Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolutionary War
      Volume 8
      page 869
      return certified at Camp near Morristown, April 30, 1780, of officers and men belonging to Col. Lee's, Col. Henley's, and Col. Jackson's regts., and men belonging to Massachusetts in Col. Henry Sherburne's regt., who were incorporated into a regiment under the command of Col. Henry Jackson, agreeable to the arrangement of April 9, 1779; Colonel's co.; rank, Private; residence, Bristol; engaged Oct. 11, 1777; term, 3 years; reported deserted Sept. 8, 1779. [Massachusetts Archives Volume 26 Page 403]

      Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolutionary War
      Volume 8
      page 869
      Private, Colonel's co., Col. Henry Jackson's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Oct. 11, 1777, to Sept. 8, 1779; residence, Bristol; reported deserted Sept. 8, 1779;
    • Others deserting from the same Regiment at the same time

      [334/623]
      Page 404
      Colonel Jackson's Regiment
      No: 28
      Names: William Kindell [m Abigail Chase]
      Rank: Private
      Inlisted: Octr 9 [77]
      Place of Residence: Pownalborough
      Engaged For: Braintree, Suffolk, Massachusetts
      Deserted: Sepr 8 79
      Returnd or Retaken: Octr 25 79

      [339/623]
      No: 18
      Names: Joseph Carr
      Rank: Private
      Inlisted: Sepr 6 [77]
      Place of Reisdence: Georgetown, Lincoln, Massachusetts
      Engaged for: Massachusetts
      Deserted: Sepr 7 79

      No: 22
      Names: Ichabod Douty [r Brunswick s David Doughty m Sarah Getchell]
      Rank: Private
      Inlisted Octr 2 [77]
      Residence: Kennebeck, Lincoln, Massachusetts
      Engaged for: Massachusetts
      Deserted: Sepr 7 79

      No: 31
      Names: Isaac Harden [r Georgetown]
      Rank: Private
      Inlisted: Octr 2 [77]
      Residence: Kennebeck, Lincoln, Massahusetts
      Engaged for: Massachusetts
      Deserted: Sepr 7 79
    Residence Bef 1783  not at Newcastle, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1790  Balltown, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • 1790 United States Federal Census
      Name: Samuel Johnson
      Ball Town, Lincoln, Maine
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 16: 2 [1774-1790] [David, ?]
      Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 2 [b before 1774] [Samuel, Samuel Jr]
      Free White Persons - Females: 2 [Lydia, Mary Jane]
      Number of Household Members: 6
      Year: 1790; Census Place: Ball Town, Lincoln, Maine; Series: M637; Roll: 2; Page: 343; Image: 204; Family History Library Film: 0568142
    • Judging from the "door-to-door" census of 1790 and 1820 it appears that Samuel Johnson was in the northeast of Whitefield, near or on the lots described in the deeds.
    • "Ballstown-West, 1768-1809: An Introduction to the History of the Town of Whitefield, Maine" by Linwood H Lowden
      p 54
      "In 1792 the only framed houses in Whitefield were those belonging to: John Woodman, Oliver Peaslee, Benjamin King, Abraham Choate, Thomas Turner, Jonathan Jones, Richard Poor, and Joshua Little."
      "By the year 1801 the number of framed dwelling houses in Whitefield had increased to 32."
      p 55
      "...or in log cabins (and, therefore, not taxed for their houses)..."
      "Most of the log houses were sturdy and comfortable, and they were no taxed, whereas the framed dwellings were taxed. These factors may be the reason that so many settlers were still living in log houses at a comparative late date-long after sawed lumber was available. On most farms a permanent (framed) barn was erected before a per
    • John Johnson [Jefferson] [m Martha Whitehouse]
      John Weaks Jr [Jefferson] [s John Weeks m Abigail Piper]
      Joseph Weaks [Jefferson] [m Margaret Hussey
      Thomas Weaks [Jefferson] [s John Weeks m Abigail Piper]
      Mark Weaks [Jefferson] [s John Weeks m Abigail Piper]
      John Weaks [Jefferson] [s John Weeks m Abigail Forse]
      Nathaniel Rollins [either m Lydia Clark or Nathaniel Rollins s Nathaniel Rollins m Lydia Clark]
      Euphlot Rollins [s Nathaniel Rollins m Lydia Clark]
      Joseph Parker
      Jonathan Ames [Jefferson] [m Sarah Roberts s Phineas Ames m Mary Jones]
      Phinas Ames [Jefferson] [m Mary Jones]
      James Shepard [Jefferson] [m Lydia Gulliver]
      Thomas Day [Jefferson] [m Susannah Grover s Josiah Day m Mary Thomas]
      James Shepard Jr [Jefferson] [m Mary Pressey s James Shepard m Lydia Gulliver]
      William Shepard [Jefferson] [m Lucy Brown s James Shepard m Lydia Gulliver]
      Isac Brand [Whitefield] [m Elizabeth Cookson s Jeremiah Bran m Mary Patterson]
      SAMUEL JOHNSON
      Timothy Plummer [Jefferson] [m Anna Pomeroy s John Plummer m Susannah Longfellow]
      Benjamin Stickney [m Hannah Grover s Abraham Stickney m Abigail Hall]
      Robert McClary
      John Decker [Jefferson] [m Hannah Kean s John Decker m Lydia Eastman]
      Samuel Waters [Jefferson] [m Jane Kennedy m Margaret McClelland m Ruth Hilton wid Enoch Averill]
      Samuel McCurdey
      Benjamin Plummer [? m Elizabeth Rollins s Benjamin Plummer m Sarah Woodman]
      James Reaves [Jefferson] [m Leticia Rogers s? James Reeves m Mary ?]
      Abraham Choat [Whitefield] [m Sarah Potter s Francis Choate m Hannah Perkins]
      Joseph Trask Jr [m Martha Webber s Samuel Trask m Hannah Stewart]
      Timothy Ferrin
      Joseph Rogers
      Prince Rogers
      [End of town]
    Assessed 1791  Balltown, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
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      Valuations, 1780-1811
      Author: Massachusetts. General Court. Valuation Committee
      Taxes 1784, Plantation of Walpole - York Taxes 1791, Ballstown - York
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      Balltown, Me
      Valuation roll for the year 1791
      Saml Johnson
      Polls 1
      The whole of the Land 300
      Improved Land 2
      Sum Total of Real Estate 11 = 13
      Cows 1
      Swine 1
      English hay 2
      Sum total of personal Estate 3 = 10

      Winthrop Glidden
      Daniel Plummer
      Isaac Bran
      Will Nutt
      Abr Heath
      Saml Johnson
      Charles Glidden
      George Marson
      James David
      Moses Cooper
      Moses Cooper Junr
    • Winthrop Glidden
      Daniel Plummer
      Isaac Bran
      Will Nutt
      Abrm Heath
      SAMUEL JOHNSON
      Charles Glidden
      Charles Marson
      James Davis
      Moses Cooper
      Moses Cooper Jr
    • Valuation Rolls 1791 Balltown
      Those who had improved lands 2 acres or less, or no improved land at all.
      *Polls

      *Eliza Starns 2/100
      *Henry Bond 1/100
      *Abr Tarr 2/50
      *George Arskins 2/50
      *Obed War 1/100
      *Martin Carlow 2/100
      *Willm Shepard 2/100
      *Will Rice 2/100
      *Isaac Bran 1/150
      *Abr Heath 1/400
      *Saml Johnson 2/300
      *Silvinus Pratt 1/100

      *James Flanders /150
      *Peter Dow Junr /100
      *David Campton /60
      *Mark Weeks /50
      *Kez? Kepley? /100
      *Daniel Varham /100
      *Timothy Firm? /100
      *Saml Fowls /50
      *Will Fowls /50
      *Benj Winslow /50
      *Prince Rogers /50
      Ebz Clarck /200
      Tho Flint /600
      Jont Jones Jr? /200
      Hannah Barker /400
      Nath Woodman /100
      Jont Jones /600
      Kingsley Jones 100
      *John Perham /100
      Widow Mary Perham /150
      *Simon Graham? /100
      *Johnt Noyes Junr /100
      *Andrew Glidden /100
      *John Cain /100
      *Josiah Rollins /100
      *Moses Choat /150
      *James Norris /60
      *Samml Cash /70
      *Saml Gillman /80
      *Able Cressey /100
      *Richd Cookson /300
      *John Tarray /100
      *Will Nutt /160
      *Daniel Bran /100
      David Plummer /400
      James Ayres /100
      Richd Baley /100
    Occupation 3 Apr 1792 
    Yeoman 
    Residence 3 Apr 1792  Balltown, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Assessed 25 Aug 1792  Balltown, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
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      Taxes 1792, Ballstown - Woolwich
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      1792
      Samuel Jonson
      Polls rateable 16 years old upwards to 21 years: 1 [1771-1775] [David]
      Polls rateable 21 years old and upwards: 1 [Samuel]
      Dwelling house: "Log hutts I have not put down"
      Acres of Tillage Land including Orcharding tilled: 1
      Bushels of Indian corn: 12
      Acres of English and Upland mowing including Orcharding mowed: 2
      Tons of hay the yearly Produce of the same: 1
      Acres of unimproved land: 150
      Acres of land unimproveable: 50
      Steers and cows 4 years old and upwards: 1
      Swine 6 months old and upwards: 1
    • Jonathan Heath
      Jon Jones
      Abr Choate Jr
      Richard Poor
      Jon Peasley
      Daniel Plummer
      Daniel Brand
      Isaac Brand
      Willm Nutt
      Abrm Heath
      SAMUEL JONSON
      Charles Glidden
      George Marson
      James David
      John Pinkim
      Moses Cooper
      James Grinlef
      Elias Grinlef
      James Pribble
    Residence 1800  Balltown, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 1800 United States Federal Census
      Name: Samuel Johnston Sr
      Balltown, Lincoln, Maine
      Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1 [1775-1784] [?]
      Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1 [1756-1774] [David?]
      Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1 [before 1755] [Samuel]
      Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over: 1 [before 1755] [Lydia]
      Number of Household Members Over 25: 3
      Number of Household Members: 4
      Year: 1800; Census Place: Balltown, Lincoln, Maine; Series: M32; Roll: 6; Page: 347; Image: 333; Family History Library Film: 218676
    Occupation 5 Mar 1801 
    Yeoman 
    Occupation 19 Jun 1801 
    Yeoman 
    Residence 19 Jun 1801  Balltown, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 18 May 1807 
    Husbandman, Yeoman 
    Residence 1810  Whitefield, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • 1810 United States Federal Census
      Name: Samuel Johnson
      Whitefield, Lincoln, Maine
      Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1 [b before 1765] [Samuel]
      Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1 [b before 1765] [Lydia]
      Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
      Number of Household Members: 2
      Year: 1810; Census Place: Whitefield, Lincoln, Maine; Roll: 12; Page: 296; Image: 00300; Family History Library Film: 0218683
    Assessed 1811  Whitefield, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Whitefield 1811
      Samuel Johnson
      Male Polls not rateable, not Supported by the Town: 1
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      Taxes 1811, Bangor - Wiscasset (includes summaries of miscellaneous towns)
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      A List of the Polls and Estate, Real and Personal, of the several Proprietors and Inhabitants of the Town of Whitefield in the County of Lincoln taken pursuant to and Act of the Genera Court of this Commonwealth, passed in the year of our Lord, one thousands eight hundred and eleven, entitled, "An Act for ascertaiing the rateable property within this Commonwealthy," by the subscribed of the said Balltown being duly elected and sworn.
      Peron's Name: Samuel Johnson
      Polls rateable 16 years old and upwards to 21 years:
      Polls rateable twenty-one years old and upwards:
      Male Polls not rateable, not supported by the Town: 1
      Male Polls not rateable, supported by the Town:
      Dwelling-Houses:
      Shops within; or adjoining to Dwelling-Houses:
      Other Shops:
      Distill-Houses:
      Sugar-Houses:
      Tan-Houses:
      Slaughter-Houses, and other Working Houses:
      Pot and Pearl-Ash Works:
      Ware-Houses:
      Rope-Walks:
      Grist-Mills:
      Fulling-Mills:
      Saw-Mills:
      Sitting-Mills:
      Other Mills:
      Iron Works and Furnaces:
      Barns:
      All other Buildings and Edifices of the value of 20 dols, and upwards:
      Superficial feet of Wharf:
      Tons of Vessels and small Craft, of five Tons burthen and upwards, at House or abroad, computing the same according to the rules established by the laws of the United States:
      The amount of every person's whole stock in trade, goods, wares and merchandize, at home or abroad paid for or not paid for:
      The amount of securities of the United States, of this State, or any of the United States, and at what rate of interest:
      The amount of money on hand, including such as may be deposited in any Bank or with any agent, and exclusive of such as may belong to any stockholders as such:
      The amount of stock held by the stockholders in any Bank:
      Ounces of Plate:
      Shares in any toll bridges or turnpikes, and the value of such shares with the annual income thereof:
      Acres tillage land, including orchards tilled:
      Bushels of wheat:
      Bushels of rye:
      Bushels of oats:
      Bushels of Indian Corn:
      Bushels of Barley:
      Bushels of peas and beans raised on the said tillage land per year:
      Pounds of hops:
      Acres of English and upland mowing including orcharding mowed:
      Tons of hay, the yearly produce of the same:
      Acres of fresh meadow:
      Tons of hay, the yearly produce of the same:
      Acres of salt marsh:
      Tons of hay, the yearly produce of the same:
      Acres of pasturage, including the orcharding pastured:
      Cows the same will keep, with the after seed of the whole farm:
      Barrels of cyder, which can be made yearly upon the whole farm:
      Cow Rights:
      Acres woodland, exclusive of pasture land inclosed:
      Acres of unimproved land:
      Acres of land unimprovable:
      Acres of land owned by the town:
      Acres owned by any other proprietors:
      Acres of land used for roads:
      Acres of land covered with water:
      Horses three years old and upwards:
      Oxen four years old and upwards:
      Steers and cows three years old and upwards:
      Swine six months old and upwards:
      Amount of estate doomed:
    Pension
    • Revolutionary War Pension
      1818: Soldier not disabled
      1833: Widows

      Land Bounty
      1801: Massachusetts law. Soldiers and non commissioned officers serving 3 years and honorably discharged
      1835: Maine. Soldiers and noncommissioned officers 1. Served 3 years 2. r Massachusetts or Maine at time of enlistment 3. Not recevied a land bound from Massachusetts. Also widows. Heirs could be entitled if the applicant died before receiving the bounty.

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      Bounty payments to Revoutionary War soldiers and widows, 1802-1842
      Author: Massachusetts. Treasury Office.

      Massachusetts passed a bounty law in 1801 (Resolves 1800, c 139, Mar. 5, 1801) granting payment of $20 or 200 acres to anyone having served in the Continental Army for 3 years or the duration of the war. Resolves 1829, c 52 (Feb. 18, 1829) allowed veterans who had not yet chosen land to chose from selected lots in the counties of Penobscot or Somerset or from Mars Hill township (Maine). Resolves 1833, c 88 (Mar. 27,

      Massachusetts passed a bounty law in 1801 (Resolves 1800, c 139, Mar. 5, 1801) granting payment of $20 or 200 acres to anyone having served in the Continental Army for 3 years or the duration of the war. Resolves 1829, c 52 (Feb. 18, 1829) allowed veterans who had not yet chosen land to chose from selected lots in the counties of Penobscot or Somerset or from Mars Hill township (Maine). Resolves 1833, c 88 (Mar. 27, 1833) granted $50 or 200 acres to soldiers (or widows) not previously receiving a bounty. Resolves 1835, c 49 (Mar. 12, 1835) provided a $50 payment to all soldiers who had served at least two years six months. Series consists of account books showing payments of bounty money and land issued to individuals.
      Entries include soldier name, rank, residence, regiment, and receipt date for bounty money or land. Volumes A and B, one the draft of the other, list those receiving $20 bounties (per Resolves 1800) or $50 bounties (per Resolves 1833 or Resolves 1835). Volume C lists only those receiving land, with lot no. and township.
      See also: Massachusetts. Office of the Secretary of State. Muster rolls of the Revolutionary War ((M-Ar)57X), v. 29, p. 136-158: Men entitled to $20 bounty or 200 acres of land.
      This is one of a set of record series relating to Massachusetts Revolutionary War and other early military pension and bounty payments. For a complete list see: Massachusetts Revolutionary War pension/bounty records.
      Additional background materials relating to such records are pending at the repository website, including list of records as noted above, lists of documents in Revolutionary War muster rolls and Eastern Lands papers, list of Massachusetts Revolutionary War pension/bounty laws, and Federal pension law timeline. There is also an onsite collection of these and other documents at the Archives reference desk.

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      Massachusetts Revolutionary War bounty land applications, 1805-1845
      Authors: United States. General Land Office (Massachusetts) (Main Author)
      Maine State Archives
      Nil
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      Authors: United States. Veterans Administration (Main Author), Maine State Archives
      Nil
    Residence [Braintree, Norfolk, MA]? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Revolutionary War Service Record: "engaged for the town of Braintree". [Ebenezer Thayer was from Braintree.]

      Descendants of Jonah Vining b Weymouth adjacent to Braintree lived in St Stephen

      Braintree incorporated 1640. In Suffolk County until 1792 when Norfolk was incorporated.
      Holbrook 1872
      Quincy 1792
      Randolph 1793
      Braintree Vital Records -1793: Nil Johnson
      Soldiers who served in the Revolution from the town of Braintree. Samuel Bates: Nil Johnson
      Census 1790: Nil Johnson
      Tax 1771: Nil Johnson in Braintree
      Tax 1798: Nil Johnson in Braintree
      Norfolk Wills: Nil
      Suffolk Wills: Nil
      Suffolk Deeds -1799: Nil

      Jeremiah Johnson s Josiah Johnson m 1750 Sarah Hunt
      in the U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970
      Name: Jeremiah Johnson
      Birth Date: 1763
      Birth Place: Braintree, Massachusetts
      Death Date: 2 Nov 1847
      Death Place: Reading, Vermont
      SAR Membership: 19713
      Role: Ancestor
      Application Date: 20 Jun 1908
      Spouse: Thomazin Blanchard Johnson
      Children: James Gibson Johnson
      Volume: 99
      Ancestry.com. U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
    • Records of the town of Braintree, 1640-1793
      by Braintree (Mass.); Bates, Samuel Austin, 1822-1897
      Published 1886
      p 480
      May 15th
      The Meeting for the purpose of Raising men for the Continental Army adjourned from the 24th of April last brough forward

      Committee Dismissed. Voted, to Dismiss the Committee that was chosen the 1th of Feby last, to hire men for the Continental Army and to choose nine men as a Committee to hire them and to settle with the former Committee who are to be paid for their services who are hereby Impowered to hire the men as they shall think proper for the Continental Army & make Report at the adjmt.

      Committee appointed. Then Mr James Clark, Capt Billings Decm Arnold, Ebnr Thayer 3d, Capt Vinton, Capt Holbrook, Thos Penniman Esqr, Ens Isaac Spear & Cap Sawen were chosen a Committee for the purpose aforesaid.

      not to make any Draft. There being a prospect of a number of men being hired by the sd Committee the Town though proper not to make any Drat, notwithstanding the orders of the Court.

      Adjn. Voted, the Selectmen & Committee of Safety &c do not make any draught for the Continental Army this Day. Then adjn to Thursday next 4 o'clock PM this place.


      1777 May 22d

      The Freeholders and other Inhabitants of the Town of Braintree being assembled by adjournment from the fifteenth Day of May inst for the purpose of hire men for the Army.

      Allowance to those in the Contl Army the last year. Voted, to allow those persons that was in the Continental ARmy last May and marched out of New England, who are not engaged in said army at this Time, the sum of Ten pounds for their sufferings the last year, provided they will now engage in said Continental Army for three years.

      Committee for hiring men. Voted, That the said Committee that was chosen the last meeting be the Committee to hire men for the Continental army untill the adjournment.

      Adjournement. Voted, to adjourn this meeting unto Monday the 9th Day of June next at 5 o'clock in the afternoon at this Place.

      p 482
      June 9th [1777]
      Committee Reported the number of men engaged for the Continental army, since last meeting. Adjournment. Then the meeting for Raising men for the Continental Army was brought forward which was adjourned from 22nd May last.

      The Committee Reported that they have engaged seven men since the adjournment & have a prospect of engaged several more. Then the meeting was adjourned to Monday 23d of June inst at four o'clock PM at this Place.

      June 23d

      Committee Reposrted the number of men engaged since last meeting.

      The Freeholders and other Inhabitants of the Town of Braintree being assembled by adjournemt fro the ninth day of June inst for the purpose of hiring men for the Continental Army Decn. Penniman The Moderator being absent made choice of Mr William Penniman Moderator PT.

      The Committee Reported that they have engaged three men since last meeting.

      Voted, to continue the same Committee to hire men for the Continental Army & make Report upon the adjournment.

      Adjournment. Voted, to Adjourn this meeting unto Monday the 14th day of July next 4 o'clocl afternoon to meet at this Place.

      1777 July 14th

      The Freeholders and other Inhabitants of the Town of Braintree being assembled by adjournment from the 23d of June last

      Voted, to continue the same Committee for hiring men for the Continental Army.

      Voted, to adjourn to Monday 28th of this inst July 5 o'clock PM.

      August 13th
      ...
      encouragement to those that will engage for 3 mo. Voted, this Town will add four pounds ten shillings per Kalender month in addition to the Continental & States pay to each Non-commissionerd officer and soldier who shall well and faithfully perform the Service Required by the sd Resolve of the General Court of the 8th August inst for the Time they are in the service.

      Money to be advanced. Voted, to advance to each of the aforesaid men Nine pounds, upon his passing muster.

      Selectmen to procure the money. Voted, that the Selectmen procure the money & pay the men agreeable to the above vote.

      20s per mo to be added to those that Guard the continl stores.

      Voted, to add Twenty shillings per Kalender month to each of the four men that shall engage to guard the Continental stores within this State for the Time they are in service.

      p 484
      Anno Domini 1777
      September 8th

      The Freeholders and other Inhabitants of the Town of Braintree being assembled by adjournment from the 27th of August last for the purpose of hiring the men for the Continental Army.

      Ebenr Thayer to be Indemnified for not drafting the men for 8 mos for Contintl army. Voted, That the Town now raise another Committee to use their utmost endeavours in this Town or elsewhere to procure a sufficient number of men to make up their Quota for the Continental Army if possible; and likewise to Indemnify Colo Ebenezer Thayer Ters from any Fine that may be laid on him in Omitting to Draft the men agreeable to a Resolve passd the 15th day of August last, past. The foregoing Vote being Read several times in the Town meeting and was accepted.
      William Penniman Moderator
      A true copy attest Ebenr Thayer Ters Town Clerk.
      Committee to hire men. Voted, the aforesaid Committee consist of six men. Then Decn Ebenezer Adams, Mess Joseph Baxter, William Penniman, Capt Silas Wild, Majr Seth Turner & Lieut Ephraim Thayer be a Committee for the aforesaid purpose.

      Encouragement for those that Inlist. Voted, to supply the families of those persons belonging to this Town who shall Inlist into the Continental Army with the necessaries of Life at the Stipulated price during the Time they are in Actual Service.

      Selectmen to furnish the money. Voted, the Selectmen furnish the said Committee with money to hire the men.

      Adjournment. The Meeting adjournd to this Day fortnight at this place 4 o'clock afternoon.

      p 485
      Decr 1st
      Committee Report. Assembled pursuant to the above adjournment, the Committee appointed to hire the men for the Continental Army layd before the Town a List of the Names of those engaged in the army fo ds Town with the sum each one Received, also the Time & expenses each one of the Committee had expended in hiring the men.

      Committee allowance meetg dissolved. Voted, to allow to the Committee twelve shillings per day for each one for the Time they spent out off this Town for the purpose of hiring men, also Voted, to allow Cap Vinton four shillings more per Day in addition to the 12s for the last thirty days he was at the eastward.

      [Also, subsequent records of hiring and paying.]
    Residence 1772?  Newcastle, Lincoln, ME? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Tappan Lots 44 and 45 in Newcastle, a total of 210 acres, were first purchased by Christopher Woodbridge, Samuel Johnson, Abernathy Cargill, Henry Cargill, Sarah Woodbridge and Dorothy Woodbridge. By 1850 the lots were occupied by Addison Carney, William Chase, William Donnell and others. No date of purchase is given by Cushman in his history. Benjamin Woodbridge and Thomas Woodbridge purchased lots 32 and 33 respectively in 1772. Perhaps 44 and 45 were purchased at the same time?
    • "The history of ancient Sheepscot and Newcastle" by David Quimby Cushman.

      see page 112-113 for Tappan Lots
      "between Mill River [Sheepscot] and Dyers River"

      My abstract
      Christopher Tappan arrived at Newcastle in 1733 from Newbury, Massachusetts, and began to survey his land on the Sheepscot side of Newcastle. Forty-five 100 acre lots were laid out. Deeds for most of the lots exits, indicating that they were sold over the next several years. Tappan died in 1747. Most of the deeds are from the period 1735-1742. There are a few from the 1760s and several from the 1770s. The last two lots, 44 & 45, a total of 210 acres, were sold to Christopher Woodbridge, Samuel Johnson, Abernathy Cargill, Henry Cargill, Sarah Woodbridge and Dorothy Woodbridge. However, no deeds exist. Furthermore, no deed of disposal for Samuel Johnsons exists in the Lincoln County records.
      Occupants in 1850 were Addison Carney, William Chase, William Donnell and others.

      Possible deeds
      Book 16 [1782-1784]
      p 79 Benjamin Woodbridge to Sarah Woodbridge et al
      Book 19 [1786]
      p 30 Christopher Woodbridge to Benjamin Woodbridge
      Book 21 [1787-1788]
      p 124 Thomas Melvill to Abernathy Cargill
      Book 23 [1789]
      p 213 Abernathy Cargill to James Cargill
      Book 25 [1789-1790]
      p 105 James Cargill to Henry Cargill
    Residence Balltown, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Liberty Men & Great Proprietors: The Revolutionary Settlement on the Maine Frontier, 1760-1820
      by Alan Taylor
      p 17
      In 1801, after visintg the new settlements upstream from Dunbar's towns, two proprietory agents reported: The settlement from Ballstown to Davistown (both inclusive) are chiefly filled up with emigrants from the towns below on Sheepscot and Damascotta Rivers. In general when they went into the woods they were very indigent and very ignorant and in too great a proportion very unprincipaled. If that country has been the field of honest industry to some it has also been the "City of Refuge" to many wretches whose poverty and crimes had rendered their longer continuance in places where they were well known inconvenient if not impracticable.
      [Thurston Whiting and Benjamin Brackett to Henry Knox 7 September 1801. Henry Knox papers LII 87: Massachusetts Historical Society]

      p 29
      Few original possessors persisted on a lot to develop its agricultural potential; possession claimers and homestead settlers who defied proprietary claims in the 1790s and subsequent decase belonged to the second, more permanent breed of settlers who had already purchased their lands from the more footloose original possessors. In three selected mid-Maine communities active in the resistance--Ducktrap-New Canaan, Balltown, and Sheepscot Great Pond settlement--the 1790-1800 decadal persistence by heads of household was remarkably high and uniform: 71%, 79%, and 78%, respectively. As stayer and improvers, the newcomers were especially apt to organize resistance to proprietary demands for additional payment. The newcomers preferred to buy from the possession speculators because they sold thei titles for less than a dollar per acre, far less than the Great Proprietors demanded. By resisting, the second-breed settlers hoped to secure first possession, rather than proprietary title, as the legal basis of property in the Eastern Country.
      [The 1797 Waldo Patent Land Commission found that original settlers (or their heirs) possessed 35 of the 44 lots settled during the 1790s, but only 32 of the 72 settled during the 1780s and only 9 of the 33 settled in the 1790s. In 1792 Ebenezer Farwell discovered that original settlers or their heirs held only 8 of Jones Plantation's 23 lots settled before 1780. See the Waldo Patent Commission Settler Submission, I, II, Massachusetts Archives; Ebenezer Farwell to the Kennebeck Proprietors 8 May 1792 Kennebeck Proprietors Papers box 3 Maine Historical Society...For decadal persistence rates see Table 2]

      p 63
      Most Yankees who could afford longer journeys headed for a more promising frontier: for Vermont of western New York.

      p 74
      Settlers preferred frontier hardships to life without hope of economic independence. Endurance had its eventual rewards, as settlers gradually acquired the property that they could obtain nowhere else. Most of the 128 taxpayers who persisted in Balltown between 1791 and 1801 modestly increased their improved acreage, their mature livestock, and their annual grain production; during the decade the average taxpayer added about 9 improved acres, 3 head of mature livestock, and 9 bushels of gran annually produced.

      p 75
      But most settlers defied the reformers' advice [to plant winter wheat] and dedicated their agriculture to family subsistence rather than to the market. Thei raised little more granted than their own families requires, devoting ost of their homesteads to a woodslot and to pastures and mowing fields for their livestock. The 1791 valuation return for Balltown (located on the Sheepscot River in the Lincoln County backcountry, and an important center for the resistance) reveals that the average taxpaer possessed 138 acres, but only 8 had been improved, principally for pasture or mowing...In 1791 Balltown's 156 families raised...no winter wheat...In 1801, Balltown's 235 families raised 6,562 bushels of grain, or nearly 28 bushels per family--near family self-sufficiency in grain. Instead of shifting away from corn and toward winter wheat, as reformers and proprietors hoped, the settlers of Balltown increased their reliance on corn to more than 85% of all the grain they raised.
      [Families that raised potatoes could subsist on less grain, by, unfortunately, they valuations do not measure that crop. It seems likely, however, that almost all of the taxpayers raised potatoes, because every description of agriculture in the Eastern County stresses their importance.]

      p 90
      Proceeding from the south to north through the militant settlements within the Plymouth Patent, a traveler passed from Balltown through Hunt's Meadow, Pinhook, Patricktown, Cunninghamtown, Sheepscot Great Pond settlement, Claytown, Smithtown, Beaver Hill, Freetown, and Sandy Stream to Twenty-Five Mile Pond settlement. [Whiting and Brackett to Knox as above.]

      p 96
      Marginality alone did not create land rebels; the men who served as the rank and file on Henry Knox's surveys and posses were at least as poor as the backcountry settlers. By paying a dollar per day--twice the premium rate for day labor--the general recruited guards and chainmen among the many landless transients in Belfast, a coastal, commercial town with no legacy of warfare against the Great Proprietors. As the principal market town on Penobscot Bay's western shore, Belfast attracted poor, young newcomers seeking wage work as farmhands, dock-workers, land-clearers, and journeymen artisans while they familiarized themselves with opportunities to obtain land in the adjacent hinterland. In 1801 1 third of Belfast's taxpayers were landless, twice the proportion in adjioning (but less commercial) Northport and three times that of Balltown in the Sheepscot backcountry. It is revealing that Knox could recruit so few assistants in Northport and Lincolnville, poor coastal towns near Belfast. Having recently given up their own resistance and agreed to buy Knox's title, the inhabitants o the town towns desperately needed cash for their payments. They must have been sorely tempted by the generous wages Knox paid, but their legacy resistance invested their sympathies wit the still-militant backcountry.

      p 114
      Inspired by such rhetoric [suggesting their fight against the Proprietors was akin to the colonists' fight against the British], backcountry settlers who called themselves Liberty Men or Sons of Libertt armed for the Revolution's last skirmishes. In the fall of 1795 the Twenty Associates, Kennebeck Proprietors, and Waldo heirs provoked a series of confrontations by aggressively pressing surveys into the backcountry. "This chafed the minds of the people as a bear bereaved of her whelps," Samuel Ely said. In November 1795, Balltown's settlers warned surveyor Benjamin Poor to be gone, explainin that "they were determin'd that no surveyor should run any line there at present, for the Plymouth Company was endeavoring to take their land from them, that they, meaning the inhabitants of Ballto[w]n and the vicinity, had fought for it once and were determined to fight for it again."

      p 119
      Settlers osracized and intimidated those who betrayed the community...In 1795 a surveyor reported that when the settlers of Hunt's Meadow began to waiver, their Balltown neighbors threatened "to come and take their cattle to support their army and then come and burn their barns." Barns were symbols of frontier prosperity possessed by the more comfortable settlers, who provided most of the proprietors' clients a barn burning sent a clear message to property-conscious men that the security their sought did ot lie in a separate peace with the proprietors.

      p 190
      Balltown, the largest and most important center of the resistance, was named for Samuel Ball, who in 1749 murdered an unarmed Indian in peacetime but escaped judgement because no frontier jury would convict a white for such a crime.

      p 206
      In 1791, 2/3 of Balltown's settlers had limited mobility for want of a horse. By 1811, almost 2/3 of the taxpayers owned a horse. Most of the increase occurred after 1800.

      p 212
      It is revealing that when Balltown--a stronghold of the resistance--divided and incorporated as two towns, the inhabitants chose the names Whitefield (western half) and Jefferson (eastern; both towns were overwhelmingly Calvinist Baptist in religion and Jeffersonian in politics.

      p 264
      Incidencets of Extralegal Violence Associated with the Land Controversies
      p 265
      October 1795, Balltown/Jefferson (backcountry), Lincoln County. Settlers armed with muskets interrupt Ephraim Ballard's attempt to survey the Plymouth Patent's southeast corner for the Kennebck Proprietors. Ballard to the Kennebeck Proprietors 1 January 1796 Kennebeck Proprietors Papers, box 4 Maine Historical Society.
      12 November 1795, Balltown/Jefferson...A dozen armed and blacked settlers surprise Ephraim Ballard's camp and destroy his survey plans and compass. Ballard deposition 20 November 1795, Related Papers 29 January 1799. Resolve, MA.
      14 November 1795, Balltown/Jefferson...Armed settlers obstruct and chase away Benjamin Poor, a surveyor suspected of working for the Kennebeck Proprietors. Poor deposition 25 November 1795. Related Papers 29 January 1799. Resolve, MA.
      November 1795 Balltown/Jefferson...Armed settlers obstruct Benjamin Poor's third attempt to run survey lines. Poor deposition 25 November 1795. Related Papers 29 January 1799. Resolve, MA.
      15 November 1795 Balltown/Jefferson...At night, set fires destroy two barns belonging to Jonathan Jones, a supporter of the Kennebeck Proprietors. Jones deposition February 1796. Related Papers 29 January 1799. Resolve, MA.
      p 269
      October 1800 Balltown/Jefferson...John Bumford steals two head of livestock and kills two more, all belonging to a John Parker, a supporter of the Kennebeck Proprietor's claim. Parker v Bumford May 1802 Lincoln County Supreme Judicial Court box 413 Lincoln County Courthouse.
      p 270
      1 June 1801 Balltown/Jefferson...John Bumford lets loose cattle to damage crops belonging to John Parker, a supporter of the Kennebeck Proprietors' claim. Parker v Bumford May 1802 Lincoln County Supreme Judicial Court box 413 Lincoln County Courthouse.
      p 271
      28 November 1801 Balltown/Jefferson...John Bumford sets a fire that destroys the barn, crops, and livestock belonging to John Parker, a supporter of the Kennebeck Proprietors' claim. Parker v Bumford May 1802 Lincoln County Supreme Judicial Court box 413 Lincoln County Courthouse.
      August 1802 Balltown/Jefferson...Armed settlers obstruct the attempt by Ephraim Ballard to survey the southeast corner of the Plymouth Patent. January 1803 entry Kennebeck Proprietors Papers Record Book IV 13 Maine Historical Society
      p 272
      26 April 1803 Balltown/Jefferson...At night, set fires destroy two sawmills belonging to Jeremiah Pearson, a supporter of the Kennebeck Proprietors' claim. Commonwealth v Preble Lincoln County Supreme Judicial Court Record Book II 215 Lincoln County Courthouse.
      September 1803 Balltown/Jefferson...Armed settlers obsctruct attempt by Lothrop Lewis to survey the southeast corner of the Plymouth Patent. Charles Vaughn to Thomas L Winthrop 19 September 1803. Kennebeck Proprietors Papers box 5 Maine Historical Society.
      May 1805 Balltown/Jefferson...Armed settlers obstruct Lothrop Lewis's renewed attempt to survey the Plymouth Patent's southeast corner. Charles Vaughn to the Kennebeck Proprietors 26 May 1805 Kennebeck Proprietors Papers box 5 Maine Historical Society
      p 273
      March 1806 Balltown/Jefferson...Armed settlers obstruct Charles Turner's effort to survey the Plymouth Patent's southeastern corner. Charles Vaugn to Kennebeck Proprietors 21 March 1806 Kennebeck Proprietors Papers box 6 Maine Historical Society.
      p 277
      5 January 1810 Whitfield...About 30 armed men assault James Marr, a surveyor for the Kennebeck Proprietors. Commonwealth v Philbrook September 1810. Lincoln County Supreme Judicial Court Record Book III 459 Lincoln County Courthouse.
      August 1810 Jefferson...Armed settlers ambush David Murphy, a deputy sheriff who had served writs for the Kennebeck Proprietors and assisted their surveys; because of a shower that wets the White Indians' gunpowder, their guns fails to discharge. Murphy to the Kennebeck Proprietors 7 June 1811 Kennebeck Proprietors Papers box 7 Maine Historical Society.
      19 August 1810 Jefferson...A set fire destroys the barn of David Murphy, a deputy sheriff who had served writs for the Kennebeck Proprietors and assisted their surveys. Murphy to the Kennebeck Proprietors 23 August 1810 Kennebeck Proprietors Papers box 7 Maine Historical Society
      19 August 1819 Jefferson...A set fire destroys the barn of Isaac Davis, a surveyor for the Kennebeck Proprietors. Davis petition 12 December 1810 Related Papers 16 February 1811. Resolve, MA.
    Residence [1775-1777]  Balltown, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Although Samuel Johnson did not purchase his farm until 1792, he was living there by 1777 when he was counted among the men of Balltown. There were two Balltown families that Samuel Johnson was closely connected to. One was the Gliddens, from whom Samuel bought his farm. The other was the Coopers, neighbors from Newcastle.

      There were Gliddens in Newcastle the same time Samuel Johnson was living on one of the Tappan Lots. Joseph Glidden lived on the opposite side of Newcastle in the part later called Glidden's neck, which juts into the Damariscotta River. Charles Glidden is said to have lived in Newcastle too, but it seems to have been briefly, if at all. Cushman, the historian of Newcastle, mentions Charles's name as a prominent citizen, along with his cousin Joseph. But the Glidden genealogy indicates that Charles lived up the Sheepscot River in the part of Nobleboro called Walpole. Some time in the late 1760s or early 1770s Charles and his family settled in Balltown. He seems to have owned quite a bit of land there on the east side of the Sheepscot. It was part of this land that Samuel Johnson lived on, possibly as a tenant, and later bought from Glidden. The two families were later united formally as Samuel's son Samuel married Charles's daughter Mary.

      Jesse Cooper lived on Dyer's Neck between the Sheepscot and Dyer rivers. His brother Moses came to Balltown much later than Samuel sometime before 1790. He operated mills in the part later called Cooper's Mills, this property adjacent to Samuel Sr's Balltown farm. His sister Susannah, wife of Samuel Gray, settled in the Jefferson in the first decade of the 1800s. But it was his niece who is of most interest in Samuel's story. Molly Cooper was the daughter of Peter Cooper. She married Caleb Bartlett and had a large family. These are the Bartletts who went to New Brunswick and settled on the farm and mill just north of Samuel Jr's farm in Waweig. It is likely that Samuel Jr's son Leonard was named after Molly's son. I also think it is likely Samuel Jr worked at the Coopers' mill and the Bartletts' mill.

      Samuel Gray was the second cousin of Sarah Gray m Joseph Remick.

      * * *

      Jonathan Leighton and his sons also lived on Dyer's Neck. Although there were no early Leighton settlers of Balltown, a grandson David Leighton went to New Brunswick the same time as Samuel Jr.
    Residence 1776?  Balltown, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Military
    Military [11 Oct 1777] 
    3 years for [Suffolk] County 
    Military 1776? 
    Massachusetts Bay Forces 
    • Massachusetts Archives
      Samuel Johnson appears in a List of Men engaged for the Continental Service out of - Regt. Town belonging to: Balltown. Town enlisted for: Braintree. Enlisted in Capt Langdon's Co, Col Jackson's Regt. Volume 29 Page 172

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/729681?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Muster/payrolls, and various papers (1763-1808) of the Revolutionary War [Massachusetts and Rhode Island]
      Vol. 28, Militia officers, men and Continental balances 1772-1783 Vol. 29, Enlisted men, warrant payrolls, books 1776-1783
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1906756
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008062224?cat=729681
      [564/784]
      This Book contains 1st Suffolk, Col Gill's and Hawes' Regts 1776
      A list of Men engaged for the Continental service
      With the Towns they served for and the names of the Towns they belonged to also the
      Colonels and Captains names under whom they enlisted
      1st Regt Suffolk County
      Colo Gills (3d Suffolk)
      Hawse
      1776 to

      [592/784]
      [No Regiment name given]
      Volume 29 Page 172
      The Names of the Men engaged in Service: Saml Johnson
      Town they Belonged to: Balltown
      Town they Serve for: Braintree
      Captains Names: Langdon
      Colonels names: Jackson
    Died Bef 7 March 1812  Whitefield, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Town and vital records, 1791-1924
      Authors: Whitefield (Maine). Town Clerk
      Town and vital records, 1791-1924
      Family History Library
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      12312
      https://familysearch.org/search/film/007596939?cat=60966
      [266/645]
      Whitefield town records
      p 71 (246/615)
      [Meeting: 6 April 1812]
      Given under our hands and seals at Whitfield this 7th day of March AD 1812...SS Jeremiah Norris, Abraham Choate
      Voted. Samuel Gray [m Susanna Cooper [d Leonard Cooper m Sarah Platts] s Moses Gray m Sarah Miller] [Leonard Cooper's son Peter Cooper m Mary Skillian was the father of Molly Cooper m Caleb Bartlett] to Administer on the estate of Samuel Jonson, late of Whitfield, deceased.
      [295/645]
      Whitefield town records
      p 127 (274/615)
      [Meeting: 20 May 1816]
      9. To see if the Town will appoint a person to administer on the estate of Samuel Jonson, deceased.
      ...
      Given under out hands and seals this 6th day of May AD 1816
      Abr Choate [m Abigail Norris s Abraham Choate m Sarah Potter]
      Eliakim Scammon [m Joanna Young s Richard Scammon m Elizabeth Chase]
      Selectmen of Whitefield
      True copy, attest Abr Choate, Town Clerk
      p 128 (275/615)
      9. Voted. Eliakim Scammon to administer on the Estate of Samuel Jonson, deceased, if he can find property sufficient that he thinks will Beneficials to the Town.
    Person ID I37880  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2019 

    Father Thomas JOHNSON,   b. 19 Aug 1717, Barrington, Strafford, NH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1776? 
    Mother Esther TUTTLE,   b. 7 Nov 1723, Dover, Strafford, NH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Fryeburg, York [Oxford], ME? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 3 Mar 1742  [Dover, Strafford, NH] Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/110186?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Tuttle-Johnson genealogy
      Statement of Responsibility:
      compiled by Guy S. Rix
      Authors: Rix, Guy S. (Guy Scoby), 1828-1917
      Tuttle-Johnson genealogy
      Family History Library
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      15586 Item 4

      Tuttle - Johnson Genealogy
      compiled by Guy S Rix
      Concord, NH
      1913

      p 5
      Esther Tuttle (5) John [m Elizabeth Nute] (4) John [m Judith Otis] (3) John [m Mary] (2) John [m Dorothy] (1), was born in Dover 7 November 1723. She married 3 March 1743 [sic] Thomas Johnson born 19 August 1717 and settled in Barrington, NH, where they lived until late in life, when they removed to Fryeburg, Maine. The date of his death is unknown, but his wife lived to be over 108 years of age, dying 9 October 1831.
      [John Tuttle m Elizabeth Nute are said to have been married in 1728, making it unlikely they were the parents of Esther.]
      Children
      1. John Johnson b 28 September 1742
      2. Samuel Johnson b in 1744 (19)
      3. Esther Johnson b 9 August 1747 m Elijah Tuttle
      4. Thomas Johnson b 15 January 1750 (20)
      5. Charity Johnson b 21 March 1754 m a Hall and died 28 November 1841
      6. Molly b 30 March 1756 died 13 June 1776
      7. Abdrew [sic] b 17 December 1758
      8. Lydia b 23 June 1762
      9. David b 17 May 1765 (21)
    Family ID F12651  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lydia REMICK,   b. 13 Mar 1745/6, Upper Parish, York, York, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. April 1824-1826  (Age 80 years) 
    _MARI 3 Apr 1773  Pownalborough, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/339395?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Town and vital records, 1739-1929
      Authors: Wiscasset (Maine). Town Clerk
      Intentions of marriage 1760-1813, family records listing births and deaths, deaths 1761-1814, ear marks, strays, pew deeds, warnings out of town, proceedings of town meetings, voting, roads, real estate, marriages 1760-1794, school district records.
      Family History Library
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      7596937
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      [18/536]
      Samuel Jonson of Newcastle and Lydia Remix of Pownalborough April 3d 1773
      ...
      Certified that Samuel Jonson of Newcastle and Lydia Remix of Pownalborough has been Published according to Law April 20 177[3]
    • http://archives.mainegenealogy.net/2008/12/pownalborough-marriage-intentions-1760.html

      Source: The Bangor Historical Magazine, vol. 4 (Bangor, Me.: J. W. Porter, 1889).
      [p. 26]
      INTENTIONS OF MARRIAGE, COPIED FROM THE RECORDS OF POWNALBOROUGH,* 1760 to 1778.
      (Contributed by William D. Patterson, Esq.. of Wiscasset.)
      When no town is named, the person belonged in Pownalborough.
      [1773,] April 3, Samuel Jonson, Newcastle and Lydia Reonix.
    • Samuel Jonson, "Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907"
      groom's name: Samuel Jonson
      bride's name: Lydia Remise
      marriage date: 20 Apr 1773
      marriage place: Civil, Wiscasset, Lincoln, Maine
      indexing project (batch) number: M52118-1
      system origin: Maine-EASy
      source film number: 12309

      Samuel Jonson, "Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907"
      groom's name: Samuel Jonson
      bride's name: Lydia Remise
      marriage date: 20 Apr 1773
      marriage place: Wiscasset, Lincoln, Maine
      indexing project (batch) number: M52118-1
      system origin: Maine-ODM
      source film number: 12309
    Married 26 Apr 1773  Pownalborough, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • http://archives.mainegenealogy.net/2008/02/marriages-in-pownalborough-1760-1786.html
      Source: The Bangor Historical Magazine, vol. 7 (Bangor, Me.: J. W. Porter, 1892).
      [p. 81]
      RECORD OF MARRIAGES IN POWNALBOROUGH (NOW WISCASSET AND DRESDEN,) 1760 TO 1786.
      FROM THE TOWN RECORDS.
      (Contributed by William D. Patterson, Esq., of Wiscasset.)
      *When no town is named the parties belong to Pownalborough.
      By Thomas Rice, Justice of the Peace :
      April 26, 1773, Samuel Johnson and Lydia Remmicks.
    • Samuel Johnson, "Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907"
      groom's name: Samuel Johnson
      bride's name: Lydia Remnicks
      marriage date: 26 Apr 1773
      marriage place: Wiscasset, Lincoln, Maine
      indexing project (batch) number: M52118-1
      system origin: Maine-ODM
      source film number: 12309

      Samuel Johnson, "Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907"
      groom's name: Samuel Johnson
      bride's name: Lydia Remnicks
      marriage date: 26 Apr 1773
      marriage place: Civil, Wiscasset, Lincoln, Maine
      indexing project (batch) number: M52118-1
      system origin: Maine-EASy
      source film number: 12309
    • https://familysearch.org/search/film/007596937?cat=339395
      [18/536]
      Samuel Jonson of Newcastle and Lydia Remix of Pownalborough [Banns] April 3d 1773
      [178/536]
      p 28
      Lincoln SS April 26 1773 Then Married Samuel Johnson & Lydia Remicks both of Pownalboro [All the marriages were "both of Pownalboro"]
      Thos Rice Just Peace
    Children 
     1. David JOHNSON,   b. *[1773-1774],   d. Bef 1810 CENUS?
     2. Samuel JOHNSON,   b. *[1774],   d. [1860-1861]
     3. Mary Jane JOHNSON,   b. [6 Jul 1776],   d. 20 Nov 1876
     4. Male JOHNSON,   b. *[1775-1784],   d. Bef 1810 CENSUS?
    Family ID F11485  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John Johnson, Joseph Johnson and Samuel Johnson were all at Newcastle about the same time during the Revolution. Samuel was married at Wiscasset in 1773 and John in 1777. Joseph Johnson is said to have been from Lee, Strafford, NH and John Johnson from Cambridge, Middlesex, MA.
      * * *
      Samuel Johnson s Thomas Johnson m Esther Tuttle? The family came from Barrington, Strafford, New Hampshire. Two sons, including David, moved to Fryeburg, Oxford, Maine. A daughter Lydia settled in Lovell, Oxford, Maine. Lovell is adjacent to Fryeburg.

      The Whitefield town records record a David Johnson s David Johnson b November 1800. Census records put his birth later and in New Hampshire. This David is likely the son of David Johnson m Martha Carter r Fryeburg.

      Another Johnson in the Newcastle/Balltown area was Joseph Johnson b c 1751 Lee, Strafford, NH. He and Samuel Johnson belonged to Jackson's Company, Bayley's Regiment during the Revolutionary War.

      If Samuel Johnson came from New Hampshire and settled in Newcastle and then Balltown, this would explain why New Hampshire origins were recalled by Sarah Johnson McClelland d Samuel Johnson m Sarah.
      * * *
      Note: John Bamford lived at Balltown and went to New Brunswick about the time Samuel Johnson did. He is said to have been from Barrington, Strafford, New Hampshire. Thomas Johnson m Esther Tuttle (who later settled at Fryeburg, Oxford, Maine) is also from Barrington. Thomas and Esther are said to have had a son Samuel born about 1744. I have not been able to trace this Samuel Johnson.
      * * *
      Samuel McLain lived in Newcastle and owned a Tappan Lot. He later lived in Waldoborough. He was the son of William McLain and Elizabeth JOHNSON. Elizabeth Johnson was born about 1735, some say in Bristol, Maine.
      * * *
      William Johnson 39486 m Susanna b Andover, Essex, MA d Sheepscot 1746. Children born at Sheepscot 1739, 1742
      * * *
      Timothy Blake, father of Timothy Blake m Joanna Greenlaw, was a Sergeant in the same regiment during the Revolutionary War. Timothy Blake was Samuel Johnson's Sergeant in Lieut John Hobby's Company, Henry Jackson's Regiment 1777-1779. See his file for ore information.
      ***
      The history of ancient Sheepscot and Newcastle: Nil
      Early town records of Newcastle, Maine, from June 24, 1756, to January 6, 1779: Nil
      Valuation Pownalborough 1771: Nil
      The Petition & memorial of the towns of Bristol, Nobleborough, New-Castle, Edgcomb, and Boothbay, in the county of Lincoln: Nil
      Newcastle Census 1783: Nil http://archives.mainegenealogy.net/2010/06/census-and-valuation-of-newcastle-1783.html
      Vital Records of Edgecomb & Newcastle (Skidompha Library typescript): Nil
      A History of Newcastle, Maine (Palmer): Nil [quick skim]
      Census 1820: Nil
      The Town Register: Wiscasset, Edgecomb, Whitefield, Alna, Woolwich, Dresden: Nil [Whitefield records 437/615: Including list of "freeholders and other inhabitants of Balltown qualified by law to vote"]
      Whitefield Historical Society - Alphabetical List of Families 1826-1858 (Vol 2, Town Records Whitfield): Nil
      Lincoln County Probate Records Vol 13 - 22: Nil [Checked twice]
      Lincoln County Registry Books: Checked indexes book by book until 1790
      Kennebec County Probate Vol 6 - 13, 15, 29: Nil [Checked twice]
      Maine at Valley Forge: proceedings at the unveiling of the Maine marker, October 17, 1907; also roll of Maine men at Valley Forge 2d ed.: Nil
      Balltown Valuation 1792: Jonson
      Balltown Valuation 1797: Nil
      Balltown Valuation 1801: Nil
      Jefferson Valuation 1810: Nil
      Whitefield Valuation 1810: Nil
      Pownalborough 1783: Nil
      Pownalborough 1784: Nil
      1783: Newcastle available [see above]
      1784: Balltown available aggregate
      1791: Balltown available. Newcastle available. Aggregate
      1792: Balltown available.
      1800: Balltown available
      1801: Balltown available
      1811: Balltown available aggregate
      Massachusetts [Maine] Direct Tax 1798: Nil [Records from Balltown don't seem to survive]
      York County Probate: Nil
      Balltown Treasurer's Book 1789-1830: Nil [Per Libby Harmon, Whitefield Historical Society]
      Kennebec County Deeds [Online]: Nil
      There don't appear to be any Remicks who served in the same units as Samuel Johnson.
      Lincoln County Court of General Sessions through 1785 [435/1111]: Checked
      Lincoln County Registry Books - c 1819 Volume 101: Checked
      Colonial Wars: Nil
      Cumberland County Registry of Deeds: Samuel Johnson r Cape Elizabeth

      Samuel Johnson b 17 April 1742 Andover, Essex s Asa Johnson m Ann Kettle [Children went to Albany, Phippsburg and Limerick; Oxford, York and Sagadahoc Cos]
      Samuel Johnson bap 24 March 1745 Harvard, Worcester s Samuel Johnson m Rebecca [Niles?]
      Samuel Johnson b c 1748 Charlestown, Suffolk, MA s Isaac Johnson m Catherine Dowse [first wife Mary Remick]
      Samuel Johnson b 1749 Woburn, Essex, MA s Samuel Johnson m Elizabeth Kendall [Children to NY and NH]
      Samuel Johnson b September 1748 Rowley, Essex s William [m? Susanna Sibley?]
      Samuel Johnson b 30 December 1753 s Obed Johnson m Abigail
    • Strafford County, New Hampshire, must be looked at as a possible birthplace of Samuel Johnson for several reasons.

      Dover 1623
      -1729 Somersworth Parish. 1754 town. [Sligo]
      -1732 Durham [Oyster River Plantation]
      -1755 Madbury Parish. 1775 town. [Barbadoes]
      -1766 Lee from Durham

      Barrington 1722
      -1820 Strafford

      1. Possible New Hampshire origins.
      2. Madbury. Mary and Lydia Remick.
      3. Joseph Johnson.
      4. Josiah Johnson
      5. DNA evidence. Thomas Johnson m Esther Tuttle.
      6. Thomas Johnson's missing son Samuel.
      7. William White and David Johnson
      8. The Elwells
      9. The Gliddens
      10. John Bamford. The Whittiers.

      1. The Johnson family of St Andrews has long been known to have been from the US. Most evidence points to Samuel Johnson r Waweig to have been from Maine, and this seems to bear out. There is one mention by Sarah d Samuel that he was from New Hampshire. This piece of data could have been an error on the part of the census taker, or confusion on the part of Sarah, or simply a family memory of New Hampshire origins, somewhere back in the line.

      2. Settlers of the Sheepscot were from the coastal areas of Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. Although there were attempts at settlement of the area earlier, earnest and succesful settlement didn't begin until the mid-1700s. Samuel Johnson and Lydia Remick were both part of this migration north in Maine. Lydia Remick was born in York, Maine in 1746. During that time there was frequent migration across the Piscataquis River into Strafford County. In fact, Lydia's half-sister Mary Elwell Otis lived in Barrington. Lydia's mother Mary is said to have died in Dover, but no evidence substantiates this.

      In 1765, Mary Remick and her daughter Lydia were warned out of Madbury (I have not been able to confirm this yet). It was around this time that Lydia Grover m Elisha Kinney, Ebenezer Grover m Martha Grant (and perhaps Mercy Grover m Alexander Grant), and their families moved to the Sheepscot region. Perhaps Lydia Remick and her brother Joseph Remick (and perhaps their mother) moved with the whole family as a group.

      3. Joseph Johnson lived in both Newcastle and Balltown. He enlisted with the Continental Army in 1777 and served about 4 years. One document gives his birthplace as Lee, New Hamsphire. (I have not been able to locate this document, but it is alluded to in the Massachusetts Revolutionary War military records compliation. The data is probably from Massachusetts Militia records, which are not filed with the Continental Army records.)

      There were no Johnson men in Lee in 1776 nor any Johnson households in Lee in 1790. One family of Johnsons did live there as late as 1772. Josiah Johnson was mentioned in the Lee records in 1768 as a field driver and hog reeve, in 1771 as a fence driver, and 1772 as a tithing man. Four children of Josiah were baptized by the Rev Hugh Adams in Durham in the 1750s, including a Joseph who is no doubt the same Joseph. Samuel Johnson may be another son, but no records substantiate this.

      4. Joseph Johnson of Newcastle and Balltown was likely the Joseph Johnson baptized 1758 s Josiah Johnson. Josiah Johnson lived in Lee as early as 1750, when it was still part of Durham, but later moved with his son Gideon to Middleton, also in Strafford County. He apparently was the same Josiah Johnson who was granted land at Brownfield, Maine, in 1771. Fryeburg and Brownfield were granted for consideration of the service of General Frye and Captain Brown in the French War. Families were settled there in the 1770s, but apparently Josiah Johnson's wasn't one of them, as he remained in Lee. However, two sons of Thomas Johnson m Esther Tuttle setted in Fryeburg in the 1790s.

      5. Two descendants of Samuel Johnson and a descendant of Thomas Johnson and Esther Tuttle share a segment in common on Chromosome 6. It is possible that they share a common ancestors as close as 6-8 generations back. Considering the three descendants triangulate on the same segment, and the size of the segments, the confidence of the same common ancestor is quite high.

      6. I have found few records of Thomas Johnson m Esther Tuttle, but they put him in Barrington, Strafford, NH, as early as 1742 and as late as 1773. A family history of the Tuttles cites a manuscript describing their family of 10 children. All of the children have been traced except for John and Samuel. John was injured during a military engagement in 1760, and his father petitioned for compensation. It is unclear what became of him. There is no information about Samuel s Thomas apart from the year of his birth, said to be 1744. Is Samuel Johnson s Thomas Johnson m Esther Tuttle the Samuel Johnson who went to Sheepscot?

      7. William White was living in Conway in 1790, a town in New Hampshire abutting Fryeburg. He had moved to New Milford [Alna] by 1800 and Whitefield by 1810. His one known child Joseph was born in 1785, lived in Whitefield, East Bridgewater and eventually Augusta, where he died. When Whitefield compiled the family data of its residents in 1826, David Johnson was living with the Whites.

      David Johnson was the son of David Johnson m Martha Carter from Fryeburg. He seemed to follow William White to Sheepscot, perhaps for work. Joseph White's middle initial was C; perhaps he was related to David's mother Martha Carter Johnson. David Johnson married in Fryeburg in 1834, lived in Whitefield with his family in 1840, but settled eventually in Farmington, Strafford, New Hampshire, where his family can be found in the census in subsequent enumerations. David appeared to still travel north to Sheepscot, again perhaps for work, as late as 1860.

      Apart from the possibility that Samuel Johnson r Whitefield may be Samuel Johnson s Thomas Johnson m Esther Tuttle, there doesn't seem to been a connection between Sheepscot and Fryeburg. William and Mary White may be relatives of David Johnson, and so might Samuel Johnson.

      8. Before Lydia Remick's mother Mary Grover married Jacob Remick, she was married to Benjamin Elwell. At least one of their three children were known to survive until adulthood: Mary Elwell. Mary Elwell married Stephen Otis and settled in Barrington before 1776. They had numerous children, most of whom remained in Strafford County. On son Hezekiah moved to Fairfield, Maine, in the 1810s. He seems to have followed his brother Elwell to the Kennebec Valley. Elwell Otis died near Waterville about 1810. It appears another brother Thomas Otis settled in Wiscasset before 1810.

      9. Samuel Johnson has more direct connections with the Gliddens from New Hampshire: he bought his farm in Balltown from a Glidden, and his son Samuel married a Glidden.

      From early on the Gliddens had lived in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, primarily in Portsmouth and Exeter. Later generations spread out, particularly to Durham. Joseph Glidden m Mary Smart and their family moved from Exeter to Durham some time in the 1730s, settling in the part that later became Lee. His sons Tobias, Joseph and Zebulon moved to Newcastle, Maine, some time in the 1760s. Zebulon later returned to New Hampshire.

      Joseph Glidden Sr's nephew Charles Glidden had moved to the Sheepscot area the decade before. Several of Charles's children settled Balltown the same time Samuel Johnson did. These were the Gliddens that Samuel was closer to. He purchased his farm from Charles Glidden's son Charles, and Samuel Jr married his daughter Mary.

      It is likely that Joseph Johnson knew the Gliddens, following them (along the general migration) to Newcastle and Balltown. Samuel Johnson likely did the same.

      10. John Bamford came from Barrington. He went to the Sheepscot area and married there by 1794, settling at Balltown by 1797. Around 1810, he and his family left Balltown and went to Charlotte County, settling in St David.

      Joseph Whittier was from Chester, Rockingham, New Hampshire. He and his family lived at Nottingham, son Henry was born at Deerfield, both a town or away from Barrington and Durham. By 1790 the Whittiers were in Pownalborough. By 1810, sons Henry and Reuben had moved to Charlotte County. Reuben returned to Maine, but Henry settled in Saint Patrick.

      John Bamford and Henry Whittier are two examples of folks who were from New Hampshire, and lived in the Sheepscot area and later Charlotte County.

      Conclusion
      The hinterlands of New Hampshire and Maine were successfully settled in the middle of the 1700s. After the Revolutionary War, some of those folks went to New Brunswick. Samuel Johnson of Balltown may have been part of the emigration from Strafford New Hampshire. In fact, he may be connected to the Johnsons in Barrington who settled Fryeburg. Whether he is the same Samuel Johnson who is the son of Thomas Johnson m Esther Tuttle is hard to say. The Joseph Johnson from Lee who went to Newcastle and Balltown could be a brother, and son of Josiah Johnson of Durham/Lee. But Thomas Johnson and Josiah Johnson may be connected as well.
    • Is there a connection between Samuel Johnson m Lydia Remick, Josiah Johnson of Lee, and Thomas Johnson m Esther Tuttle?

      1. Samuel Johnson was born about 1745. He was living at Newcastle, Maine, in 1773 when he was married, and moved to Balltown. He served in the Continental Army. His descendants claimed New Hampshire ancestry.

      2. Joseph Johnson was born in Lee, most likely the son of Josiah Johnson. He was living in Newcastle, Maine, in the 1770s, and later at Balltown. He served in the Continental Army. It is unclear what happend to Joseph after the war, but he may have returned to New Hampshire.

      3. Thomas Johnson was said to have had a son named Samuel who was born in 1744, but nothing more is known about him. Descendants of Thomas Johnson and descendants of Samuel Johnson both share a segment on Chromosome 6, but it is unclear if the segment came through the Thomas Johnson line.

      4. Thomas Johnson was probably the same who was assessed at Cocheco Parish, Dover in 1741, moving to Barrington by 1742. Josiah Johnson was living in Durham as early as 1747. Durham was part of Dover unil 1732, and Lee part of Durham until 1766.

      5. Josiah Johnson was apparently granted land in Conway and Eaton in 1765 and 1766, although he didn't settle there. Thomas Johnson's sons Andrew and David, and daughter Lydia were living in Fryeburg, Maine, adjacent to Conway, by 1797. There was a Samuel Johnson who claimed land in Conway around 1765.
    • There were several Johnsons in Strafford County before 1750. How and if they are related to each other is not obvious. One possibility is that they are brothers.

      Thomas Johnson was born in 1717, according to a history of the Tuttle family. It was probably him who was assessed at Dover in 1741 and Barrington in 1742. He was still living at Barrington as late as 1773 when he and other inhabitants of Barrington made a petition to the Province for a Justice of the Peace. He was not on a list of men in 1776 in Barrington associated with the Revolution, nor were his sons. Nor were they on the list of those who refused to sign. Were they in Barrington? Sons Thomas and James were living in Barrington in 1790, and deeds seem to support their continual residence in Barrington. Andrew and David, sons of Thomas, moved to Hales Location [North Conway] by 1790 and before 1800 to Fryeburg.

      Joseph Johnson baptized two sons in 1739 and 1740 at the meeting house in the part of Dover that later became Madbury. He was probably the Joseph Johnson assessed at 1742 in Barrington. Neither Joseph nor his two children can be traced after 1742. Who were they? Where did they go? Were they related to Thomas m Esther Tuttle?

      The earliest record of Josiah Johnson is found in the town records of Durham. In March of 1750 he was appointed one of the hog reeves of the town. Later that year the Rev Hughs baptized a son and daughter of his. Another daughter was baptized in 1757, and a son in 1758. He lived in the part of Durham that later was set off as Lee, and signed a petition to incorporate Lee in 1765. He and his son Gideon moved to Middleton in 1773, but Gideon had been at work clearing land there as early as 1769. Josiah was living as late as 1801.

      Josiah of Durham/Lee and Middleton, was probably the same Josiah Johnson who was granted land in Conway and Eaton in 1765 and 1766. Settlement of Conway and Eaton began to around the same time as Brownfield and Fryeburg. Josiah apparently never settled his land there, and sold out in the 1780s. Since Thomas Johnson's children settled Fryeburg in the 1790s, there appears to be a trend of settlers from the Durham area. Additionally, a John Johnson was also granted land in Conway and Eaton. Was this the John Johnson of Durham who married Mary Kenniston?

      The other Johnson in the Durahm area in the mid-1700s was John Johnson. The John Johnson who was married to Mary Kenniston in 1752 at Durham was probably the same who had three children baptized in the 1750s and 1760. Was he the same John Johnson who was granted land in Conway and Eaton? And the same John Johnson who, with wife Deborah, had a daughter whose birth is recorded at Barrington in 1769? None of either of these families can be traced.

      The coincident movements of these four families, plus their Strafford County origins, suggest a relationship, altough it is unlikley it will be proven.
    • Evidence for children

      Samuel Johnson died without a will. The Town of Whitefield handled his estate and apparently didn't report anything to the Probate Court of Lincoln County. In 1812 an administrator was appointed to settle his estate. It appears that he sold most of his land by 1807. In fact, for the 1811 town tax Samuel Johnson was not rateable. The matter of his estate was again taken up by the Town in 1816. In 1819 the Widow Johnson first appeared on the poor rolls in Whitefield.

      The fact that Samuel's wife or children were not administrators on his estate, and that the Widow Johnson had to be bid off to townsfolk as a pauper, suggests that his children were dead or gone. There were four probable children, three of whom are theorized: Samuel Jr left for New Brunswick before 1804. David married, but his wife seems to have died soon thereafter. No records exist for David after 1800. By 1810 Mary Jane had married and settled in China (Harlem), Maine,some 25 miles from Whitefield.

      There were four children in the Samuel Johnson's 1790 household. Were they his children? Three of the same appear in the 1800 census.

      Samuel: Samuel Johnson Jr appears as a head of household in the 1800 census; Samuel Johnson Sr's household is less 1 child. Samuel Johnson and Samuel Johnson Jr are named together disposing of land in Jefferson in 1801. [Is Samuel Jr the same Samuel that later lived in Waweig, NB? See file for Samuel Jr]

      David: David Johnson was a resident of Balltown in 1799 when he was married. Although there were two Johnson families living in the plantation at that time, only one has an unaccounte-for son. [The family of John Johnson m Martha Whitehouse is well documented.] He was married in Harlem/China, the same as Mary Jane. He was born about the right time. He was married a Baptist. There is a person in Samuel Johnson Senior's 1800 census household who fits the description of this David Johnson, ie he is the right age. Considering that there is no census household headed by the David Johnson who married Polly Evans; and the above mentioned 1800 didn't enumerate an unaccounted for woman; then Polly Evans Johnson may have died soon after their marriage. No further records exist for David Johnson either. Did they die from some communicable disease such as consumption?

      Mary: Mary Jane Johnson was a resident of Balltown in 1799 when she was married. Although there were two Johnson families living in the plantation at that time, only onehas an unaccounted-for daughter. [The family of John Johnson m Martha Whitehouse is well documented.] She was born about the right time. She was married a Baptist. She named a son Samuel Johnson Evans.
    • Others in Ebenezer Thayer's 5th Suffolk who enlisted the same time as Samuel Johnson:

      Cornelius Stilphen. Pownalborough: Langdon, Jackson
      Amos Allen. Pownalborough: Langdon, Jackson
      Ezekiel Averill. Pownalborough: Langdon, Jackson
      John Letton. Newcastle: Langdon, Jackson [possibly John Leighton m Lois Worcester s Jonathan Leighton m Mary Boynton. His brother Moses Leighton m Rebecca Worcester appears to be the father of Lois Leighton who married Henry Whittier, settler of Saint Patrick, New Brunswick, not long after Samuel Johnson arrived.]
      *Joseph Carr. Georgetown: Langdon, Jackson. Volume 3 p 134
      *Tristram Daget. Pownalborough: Langdon, Jackson. Volume 4 p 349
      *Ichabod Douty. Brunswick, Kennebec: Langdon, Jackson. Volume 4 p 906
      *Isaac Harden. Georgetown: Langdon, Jackson;. Volume 7 p 251

      Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolutionary War
      p 28
      Cornelius Stilphen, Pownalborough. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from Col Ebenezer Thayer Jr's (5th Suffolk Co) regt, dated Braintree, 20 January 1778; residence Pownalborough; engaged for the the town of Braintree; joined Capt Langdon's Co, Col H Jackson's regt; term 3 years.

      Volume 1
      p 137
      Amos Allen. Pownalborough. Return of men enlisted into Continental Army from Col Ebenezer Thayer Jr's (5th Suffolk Co) regt, dated Braintree, 20 January 1778; residence Pownalborough; enlisted for town of Braintree; joined Capt John Langdon's co, Col Henry Jackson's regt; enlistment 3 years;
      also
      Private, Light Infantry co, Col Jackson's regt; Continental Army pay accounts for service from 10 October 1777 to 31 December 1779; reported deserted 8 August 1779; returned 25 October 1779;
      also
      Capt Langdon's co, Col Jackson's regt; pay roll for February 1778 dated Lancaster
      also
      pay rolls for June, July, August 1778, dated Providence
      also
      pay roll for September 1778 dated Pawtuxet
      also
      Lieut Thomas H Condy's co; Col Jackson's regt; pay roll for November 1778
      also
      pay roll for February 1779 dated Pawtuxet
      also
      pay roll for March 1779
      also
      Capt William Scott's 4th (Light Infantry) co (later commanded by Ensign William Rickard); muster roll for April 1799 dated Garrison at Pawtuxet
      also
      Continental Army pay accounts for service from 1 January 1780 to 27 November 1780

      Volume 1
      p 363
      Ezekiel Averell, Pownalborough. Return of men enlisted into Continental Army from Col Ebenezer Thayer Jr's (5th Suffolk Co) regt dated Braintree 20 January 1778; residence Pownalborough; enlisted for town of Braintree; joined Capt Langdon's co; Col Henry Jackson's regt; enlistment 3 years.

      Volume 1
      p 967
      Joseph Benoit. Return of men enlisted into Continental Army from Col Ebenezer Thayer Jr's (5th Suffolk Co) regt dated Braintree 20 January 1778; enlisted for town of Braintree; joined Capt Langdon's co, Col Crane's regt; enlistment 3 years; reported a transient; mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master.

      Volume 9
      p 716
      John Letton. New Castle. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from Col Ebenezer Thayer, Jr's (5th Suffolk Co) regt, dated Braintree, 20 January 1778; residence, New Castle; engaged for town of Braintree; joined Capt Langdon's Co, Col H Jackson's regt; term, 3 years.

      Others on 20 January 1778 muster
      John Thomas. Newburyport, Newbury
      Edward Bass. Braintree
      William Lynes
      Reuben Skillings. Cape Elizabeth
      Samuel Wescut. Cape Elizabeth
      Nehemiah Vickery. Cape Elizabeth, Falmouth, Royalsborough
      Beza Burrell. Topsham
      David Burrell. Braintree
      Ebenezer Brown. Braintree North Parish
      William Blanchard. Stoughton, West Indes, Braintree
      Solomon Bloom
      Oliver Blosom
      William Brackett. Braintree
      *Joseph Carr. Georgetown: Langdon, Jackson. Volume 3 p 134
      ? Ceaser. Braintree
      Paul Clarck. Braintree
      Samuel Cole. Falmouth
      John Chandley
      William Dodge. Boston
      *Ichabod Douty. Brunswick, Kennebec: Langdon, Jackson. Volume 4 p 906
      Michael Davis. New Boston, Gray, Old York
      Jonathan Curtis. Braintree
      Joseph Curtis. Braintree
      *Tristram Daget. Pownalborough: Langdon, Jackson. Volume 4 p 349
      Francis Fontrey
      Archibald Edministon
      Seth Dutton. New Boston, Gray
      Benjamin Dyer. Braintree
      Elijah French. Braintree
      James Grandy. Braintree
      Joseph Hayden. Braintree
      Ziba Hayden. Braintree
      *Isaac Harden. Georgetown: Langdon, Jackson;. Volume 7 p 251
      Stephen Hollis. Braintree
    • 300 Acres In Balltown from Sheepscot East to Travel Pond straddling the Whitefield/Jefferson Line 1 mile by 1/2 mile

      [I Checked both the master index, and each volume individually for Charles Glidden, Daniel Plummer and John Plummer, but cannot find acquisition.]

      Includes in Jefferson Plan ~128 acres: David Dodge, James N Cooper
      Inculdes in Whitefield Plan ~172 acres [Scammon Plan original 1816 continually revised compiled map later in the century]: No 6 James Cooper 64 - 25; No 7 Nehemiah Turner 42 acres; No 8 Nathaniel Plain 43 2 20; Johnson 22 acres [Maybe also: No 4 Samuel Plain 20 acres; No 5 James Cooper 19 1 14]

      Centennial celebration of the town of Jefferson, Lincoln County, Maine, U.S.A.
      The historical address
      p 32
      Charles Glidden moved from Damariscotta in 1772 and took up the land bounded on the south by the road leading from Jefferson to Cooper's Mills, on the west by the Sheepscot river, on the north by the present town of Somerville, and on the east by Travel Pond. At the time of settlement he was six miles from any public road. He had two sons, Charles and William. William built the saw and grist mill at Cooper's Mills.

      Volume 31 Page 82
      Charles Glidden [m Thankful Rogers s Charles Glidden m Abigail Weathern] and Daniel Plummer [s John Plummer m Mary] yeoman both "of a place called Ballstown" [See Charles Glidden for deeds index. Plummer deeds index on file from c 1770-1790s] [Gliddens came from Exeter, NH, Plummers from Rowley, Mass. The Gliddens must have some connection to Rowley, as Charles Glidden's father's death was recorded there.]
      Know all men by these presents that we Charles Glidden and Daniel Plumer both of a place called Ballstown in the County of Lincoln & Commonwealth of Massachusetts yeomen in consideration of the sum of five shillings lawful money paid us in hand by Samuel Johnstone of the same place called Ballstown yeoman, the Receipt whereof we do hereby acknowledge and for divers other good causes and considerations hereunto moving do our selves & our heirs remise release sell and forever quitclaim unto the said Samuel Johnstone a certain tract of land situated in said Ballstown and bounded as follows beginning on the eastern side of Sheepscutt River at the North Northwest corner bounds of land now owned by Abraham Heath from thence running south southeast one mile to stake & stones from thence running East North East fifty rods to stake and stones from thence running North North west to Sheepscutt River aforesaid from thence running by said River to the bounds first mentioned, together with all the Estate, right title Interest use property, claim & Demand whatsoever of ours the said Charles & the said Daniel which we now have or at any time heretofore had, of in & to the aforementioned premises with the appurtenances or to any part therefor which at any time heretofore has been held used occupied or conjoyned as part or parcel of the same.~To have and to hold all the aforegranted & bargained premises wth the appurenances to him the said Samuel Johnstone & to his Heirs and Assigns forever, with the Reversion & reversions remainder and remainders thereof; or any part or parcel thereof forever. So that neither we the said Charles & said Daniel or either of us nor our Heirs, nor any other person or persons claiming from or under us or them or in the name right or stead of us or them, shall or will by any way or means have claim challenge or Demand any estate right title or Interest of in & to the aforesaid premises with the appurtenances, or any part or parcel thereof forever. In witness whereof we the said Charles Glidden & Daniel Plummer have hereunto set our hands & seals this third day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & Ninety two.
      Charles Glidden [His mark & a seal]
      Daniel Plummer [& a seal
      Signed sealed & delivered in presence of
      Orchard Cook
      Lincon SS April 3d 1792
      then the above named Charles Glidden & Daniel Plummer acknowledge the above Instrument to be their Act & Deed before me Orchard Cook Justice of Peace
      Recd Novr 26 1793 & entered & examined
      by Thos Rice Regr

      Book 31 Page 264 Saml Johnston's Plan
      The above figure describes a tract of land run out for Samuel Johnson containing 300 acres butted and bounded as follows
      first beginning at a hemlock tree marked on 4 sides at Abraham Heath's NW corner
      from thence running ESE 320 poles to a ash tree marked on four sides
      from thence running NNE 150 poles to Travel Pond to an Ash tree marked on 4 sides
      from thence running NNW to the River to a white maple tree marked on 4 sides
      from thence down the river to the bound first mentioned
      bounds run out in the year 1790 by William Davis, Sworn Surveyor of Land

      Recd Nov 26th 1793 & entered & examined
      Orchard Cook: [Newcastle/Pownalborough/Wiscasset; m Mary Hodge s Jonathan Cook m Mehitable Grant]
      Abraham Heath [m Mary Bran]
    • History of Ancient Sheepscot and Newcastle
      By Rev David Quimby Cushman
      1882
      p 208
      24 December 1776
      "The Town are together and agree to pay a Bounty of Twenty Dollars to each man who shall "enlist, march and continue in the service three months; and that the sums shall be assessed in five days; and in five days more, paid into the Treasury of the Town."
      p 211
      22 December 1777
      "Agreeable to the recommendation of General Court the Town votes 30 pounds for the benefit of the soldiers' families, and the Selectmen were appointed a committee for that purpose.""
      16 March 1778
      "One seventh part of the male population were in the Continental Army. Town on May 28th [1778] voted to supply their clothing. The assessment was made by a rate. The people manufactured and made the articles. Fifty pounds were also raised for the support of the soldiers' wives who belonged in Town."
      p 213
      6 January 1779
      "Town voted to raise fifty pounds for the Soldiers' families."
      p 346
      Soldiers in the Late War
      Privates
      Charles W Johnston
    • https://archive.org/details/mainehistoricalm00bang
      Volume: 1893 The Maine historical magazine
      Publisher: Bangor, Me. : Joseph W. Porter
      Year: 1891
      Pages: 514
      Volume 7 October November December 1891
      Nos 4 5 6
      p 72
      PETITION FOR GRANT OF LANDS BETWEEN PENOBSCOT AND ST. CROIX, 1762

      FROM THE MASSACHUSETTS ARCHIVES.
      Contributed by R. G. F. Cundage, of Brookline, Mass,

      These papers have not been printed before in the knowledge of the writer. They have been often referred to. They contain the names of many of the early settlers, who are still represented in the families in Bucksport, Orland, Penobscot, Blue Hill, Sedgwick and Surry, which were the towns laid out under the petition between Penobscot and Union rivers. Some of the names may be found in other towns Gouldsborough, Cherryiield, Brewer, Orrington, Deer Isle and others.

      Haverhill. January ye 6th, 1762.
      To Messrs. David Marsh, Enoch Bartlet, James McHard Esq'r, James Duncan, C'pt Edmond Moors, C'pt Peter Parker, Dudley Calton, Benj. Harrod.

      We the Subscribers being desirous of settling some of the Land upon the Sea Coasts or Rivers between the Lands belonging to the Heirs of the Late Honourable Brigadier General Waldo and the River Passamaquade or St. Croix desire our Names may be carryed to the great and General Court at their next session with a Petition which we desire you'll please to draw and Lay betore the same for Lands within s'd Limits for the purposes aforesaid.

      [including]
      David Remick [? s James Remick m Abigail Benjamin m Susanna Whittier d Haverhill 1793]
      John Jonston
      Jesse Jonston
      Thomas Jonston
      Caleb Jonston
      Nathaniell Jonston
      Daniell Jonston
      Elias Jonston
      Hanes Jonston
      Joseph Johnston
      Samuell Johnston
      Samuel Johnston
    • Genealogical Advertiser Volume III Number 1 March 1900
      Lincoln County, Maine, Petitions
      [Massachusetts Archives Vol 116 pp 263-274]
      in reference to the earlier printer "Petition of the Inhabitants of Kennebec River for Protection" dated 22 April 1755
      Petition not dated [November 1752] action in the House of Representatives 28 November 1752

      p 7
      [p 271]
      William Johnson
      ...
      [p 272]
      James Johnston
      p 8
      [p 272]
      Arnold Wethun
      Charles Glidden
    • Margaret Johnson r Newcastle c 1765

      Court records, 1761-1989
      Authors: Maine. Court of General Sessions (Lincoln County)

      [254/1111]
      At his Majesty's Court of General Sessions of the Peace held at Pownalborough within and for the County of Lincoln on the first Tuesday of June being the 4th Day of said Month Anno qe Dom 1765
      [256/1111]
      James Campbell of New Castle in the County of Lincoln recognized in L20 & Benjamin Woodbridge gent, & Samuel Waters yeoman, both of said New Castle, as Sureties in L10 each with Condition that he the said James appear at the next Sessions to answer to the Complaint of Margaret Johnson of Pownalboro Single Woman, for having committed the Crime of Fornication with her

      [258/1111]
      At his Majesty's Court of General Sessions of the Peace held at Pownalborough within and for the County of Lincoln on the last Tuesday of September, being the 24th Day of said Month Anno qe Domini 1765
      [263/1111]
      Dom Rex v James Campbell of NewCastle, who was at this Term is ordered to go without Day & discharged of his Recognizance by proclamations Costs taxes at L 0 13 8
    • Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, 17 Vols
      Volume 8
      page 869

      Johnson, Samuel, Ballstown (also given Bristol and New Chester).
      Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from 5th Suffolk Co. regt., as returned by Col. Ebenezer Thayer, Jr.; [Appointed 31 May 1777]
      residence, Ballstown;
      engaged for town of Braintree;
      oined Capt. Langdon's co., Col. H. Jackson's regt.;
      erm, 3 years;
      also,
      Private, Colonel's co., Col. Henry Jackson's regt.;
      ontinental Army pay accounts for service from Oct. 11, 1777, to Sept. 8, 1779;
      RESIDENCE, Bristol;
      reported deserted Sept. 8, 1779;
      enlisted Oct. 10, 1777;
      also, same co. and regt.;
      ompany return dated Camp at Providence, July 9, 1779;
      enlisted Oct. 1, 1777;
      RESIDENCE, New Chester;
      also,
      Lieut. Hodijah Bayles's co. of grenadiers, Col. Henry Jackson's regt.;
      pay roll for Feb., 1778, dated Gulph;


      Revolutionary War Rolls - Massachusetts - 16th Regiment (1777-80) - 22 - Page 35

      Fold3: Muster Roll Bayle/Jackson 1 May 1778: Private Samuel Johnson Sick in Camp [16th Regiment]
      U.S. Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783: 307/694 Roll Box 39
      lso,
      Lieut. Hodijah Bayles's co., Col. Jackson's regt.;
      pay roll for June, 1778, dated Providence;
      lso,
      Lieut. John Hobby's co., Col. Jackson's regt.;
      pay roll for July and Aug., 1778, sworn to at Providence;
      lso,
      Lieut. John Hobby's co. of grenadiers, Col. Jackson's regt.;
      pay rolls for Sept. and Dec., 1778, sworn to at Pawtuxet;
      lso,
      Lieut. John Hobby's co., Col. Jackson's regt.;
      ay roll for March, 1779, sworn to in Garrison at Pawtuxet;
      also, 1st co. commanded by Capt. Lieut. John Hobby, Col. Jackson's regt.;
      muster roll for April, 1779, dated pawtuxet;
      also,
      same co. and [p.869] regt.;
      pay roll for July, 1779, sworn to at Camp Providence;
      lso,
      return certified at Camp near Morristown [Norristown, Montgomery, PA], April 30, 1780, of officers and men belonging to Col. Lee's, Col. Henley's, and Col. Jackson's regts., and men belonging to Massachusetts in Col. Henry Sherburne's regt., who were incorporated into a regiment under the command of Col. Henry Jackson, agreeable to the arrangement of April 9, 1779;
      olonel's co.; rank, Private; residence, Bristol;
      ngaged Oct. 11, 1777; term, 3 years;
      reported deserted Sept. 8, 1779.
    • John, Daniel or David Plummer grantees Lincoln County Deeds -1793

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/352440?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Land records, 1761-1912; indexes to land records, 1761-1901
      Authors: Lincoln County (Maine). Register of Deeds
      Index to v. 1-6 A-Z 1761-1769; Index to v. 7-187 A-M 1769-1848
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      11355
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/007834678?cat=352440
      [15/674]
      Book 3
      Joshua Chamberlain to David Plummer 220
      Jos Chamberlain to David Plummer 221
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/352440?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Land records, 1761-1912; indexes to land records, 1761-1901
      Authors: Lincoln County (Maine). Register of Deeds
      Land records v. 3 1762-1764
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      11359
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008202829?cat=352440
      Volume 3 Page 220
      [234/289]
      Joshua Chamberland husbandmand Pownalborough
      David Plummer cordwainer Pownalborough
      33 6 8
      land in Pownalborough
      beginning 34 poles at right angles to the southward of the northeast corner of my lot on the west side of the Sheepscutt River
      at a stake on the bank of the river
      thence running south 87 1/2 degrees west 41 poles to a pine tree
      thence running south 11 degrees west 38 1/2 poles to a small red oak
      thence running southwest to the head line of my lot about 260 poles
      thence running northwest to my corner bounds
      thence running northeast on my north lineto the Sheepscutt Rive
      thence down said river to the first mentioned bounds
      30 acres
      part of Lot 65 on the proprietors plan
      29 August 1763
      Joshua Chamerlain
      Hannah Chamberlain [Her mark]
      Wit: David Nelson, Daniel Scott

      Volume 3 Page 221
      [236/289]
      Joshua Chamberlain husbandman Pownalborough
      David Plummer cordwainer Pownalborough
      33 5 8
      land in Pownalborough
      beginning at the south side of Sheepscut River adjoining to Mr Askins's lot at a white pine tree
      running southwest 320 poles
      then running northwest 75 poles
      then running northeast to the river
      then to the bounds first mentioned down said river
      13 September 1763
      Josiah Chamberlain
      Wit: Daniel Scott

      Index to v. 7-187 M-Y 1769-1848
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      11356
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/007834677?cat=352440
      [63/463]
      Book 7 [1769-1770]
      David Nelson to John Plumer 197
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      Land records, 1761-1912; indexes to land records, 1761-1901
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      Land records v. 6-7 1767-1770
      Family History Library
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      [493/563]
      Volume 7 Page 197
      David Nelson joiner Pownalborough
      John & David Plummer yeoman Pownalborough
      30 pounds
      land in Newcastle
      beginning on the east side of Sheepscut River at white pine tree marked four sides
      adjoining to land of Solomon Hearleys originally Nehemiah Summers?
      running 320 poles northeast
      then 25 poles northwest
      then running southwest to said river
      then down said river to the bounds first mentioned
      50 acres
      11 March 1767
      David Nelson
      Wit: Elias Cheney, Daniel Scott

      Book 8 [1770-1772]
      Joshua Chamberland to David and John Plumer 145 [Pownalborough]

      Book 12 [1776-1778]
      Caleb Cresey to Josiah Plumer et al 152 [100 acres Newcastle East side Sheepscot]
      David Nelson to John Plumer 153 [50 acres Pownalborough]

      Book 13 [1778-1781]
      Bodwich to Plumer & Trask 250 [1/3 sawmill Hallowell]

      Book 16 [1782-1784]
      David Nelson to John Plumer et al 92 [Pownalborough]
      Jeremiah Nelson to John Plumer 93 [Pownalborough]
      John Nelson to John Plumer 94
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      Authors: Lincoln County (Maine). Register of Deeds
      Land records v. 16-17 1782-1785 (the first titleboard on this film is incorrectly labeled "v. 15")
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      Volume 16 Page 92
      David Nelson yeoman Pownalborough
      John Plumer and David Plumer yeoman Pownalborough
      233 5 8
      land lying in Pownalboro and the lower saw mill and priviledge on the Sheepsscut River
      beginning on the westerly side of Sheepscut River at a stake and stones on the edge of said river
      thence westwardly to a large white pine tree
      running southwest to the cross road
      thence by said road running to said Plumers north line
      thence running up the County Road 26 poles
      thence running southwest 320 rods
      thence running northwest 49 poles
      thence northeast 320 poles to Sheepsscutt river
      thence running down the river to the first mentioned bounds
      100 acres
      7 March 1782
      John Nelson
      Wit: Samuel Dudley Jr, John Nelson

      Volume 16 Page 93
      [62/567]
      Jeremiah Nelson yeoman Pownalborough
      David Plumer yeoman Pownalborough
      1600 pounds
      the one half of the upper saw mill standing on land owned by John Nelson in Pownalborough on the southern side of Sheepscutt Ruver
      1 March 1780
      Jeremiah Nelson
      Mary Nelson
      Wit: John Plumer, Thaddeus Bayley

      Volume 16 Page 94
      [63/567]
      John Nelson yeoman Pownalborough
      John Plumer yeoman Pownalborough
      200 13 4
      half the upper saw mill standing on the westerly side of Sheepscut River
      adjoining to the land belonging to me the said John Nelson
      which said mill the other half belonging to David Plumer
      6 March 1782 ("and in the sixth year of American Independence")
      John Nelson
      Abigail Nelson
      Wit: Daniel Scott, Stewart Hunt

      [67/463]
      Book 21 [1787-1788]
      Daniel Plumer to Josiah Plumer 64
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      [307/515]
      David Plumer yeoman Pownalborough
      John Plumer yeoman Pownalborough
      115 pounds
      lot of land lying in Pownalborough being the same lot that I and John Plumer purchased of David Nelson 7 March 1782
      2 October 1787
      David Plummer
      Sarah Plummer
      Wit: Henry Hodge, Thomas Rice

      [Volume 21 Page 64
      [308/515]
      Daniel Plumer yeoman Balltown
      Josiah Plumer cordwainer Balltown
      40 pounds
      interest and demand which I have in a certain lot of land lying in Balltown which I purchased in common with the said Josiah of one Caleb Cressey 13 April 1777 Volume 12 Page 152, 153
      22 September 1787
      Daniel Plumer
      Wit: Thomas Rice, Rebecca Rice

      [69/463]
      Book 26
      Bedfield Plumer to John Plummer 284
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      [298/595] Land in Bristol
      Bedfield Plummer yeoman Bristol
      John Plummer yeoman Bristol

      Book 28 [1791-1792]
      Joseph Trask to Daniel Plummer 109 [60 acres Balltown]
    • 1777: Resided Balltown
      1790: Resided Balltown
      1791: Assessed for 300 acres, 2 of which were improved.
      1792: Acquired quitclaim deed of 300 acres on the east side of the Sheepscot in Balltown for "in consideration of the sum of five shillings lawful money...and for divers other good causes and considerations." Extended from the river to travel pond, straddling the present Whitefield/Jefferson line.
      1792: Assessed for 150 unimproved acres, 50 acres unimproveable, 1 acre tilled, 2 acres mowed
      1797: Not assessed
      1801: Not assessed
      1801: Quitclaim deed with Joseph Trask to Abijah Grant, 25 acres between the river and the road, abutting Abraham Heath, for $100.
      1801: Quitclaim deed with Samuel Johnson Jr to Isaac Davis, 100 acres in Jefferson, for $100.
      1807: Quitclaim deed to Samuel Gilman 50 acres on the west side of the road, for $100.
      1810: Not assessed
      1811: Assessed not rateable, not supported by the town.
      1812: Town appoints Samuel Gray to administer on the estate of Samuel Johnson
      1816: Town appoints Eliakim Scammon to administer on the estate of Samuel Johnson

      Paid 1792: 300 acres: 5 shillings and for divers other good causes and consideration
      1801: 25 acres: $100 to Johnson and Joseph Trask
      1801: 100 acres: $100 to Jr & Sr
      1807: 50 acres: $100

      The history of Samuel Johnson's land in Balltown can also be seen as the story of his poverty, his attempt to rise out of it, and his failure to do so. Settling in the Sheepscot valley and squatting on disputed land could have made Samuel a pioneer, an adventurer, or even a speculator. But it probably just reflected a need to move from the well-settled and more expensive southern communites, where he probably was born. To better his situation, he moved to the Maine back country, married, volunteered in the Continental Army, worked a farm and bought a large tract of land. Yet, even with three sons and land, he was not able to prosper enough to pass that land on to his children. After his children moved away, Samuel died without any property and probably in debt. And for the remainder of her life, his wife Lydia remained a papuer.

      The mere fact that he chose the Sheepscot valley speaks to the fact that Samuel was poor. Had he been any better off, he would have been able to afford to travel to and to settle on more fertile land in Vermont or New York. Or would have stayed in the place of his birth and purchased land there, at a higher price, no doubt. His father was probably still living when Samuel left home, and it was likely that he had no land to offer him. This suggests Samuel was probably one of the older sons. If he was to make his own way, he would have to do it away from his father's farm.

      The earliest mention of Samuel Johnson in the Sheepscot region was the record of his 1773 marriage intention to Lydia Remick. He was living at Newcastle. David Quimby Cushman, a historian of Newcastle, claimed a Samuel Johnson occupied one of the Tappan Lots in that town with several others, possibly around 1772. But no record of this has been found. In any case, Johnson was living in Balltown by 1777.

      Lydia Remick's family was poor too. Her father died during the French and Indian Wars. Her mother Mary Grover Elwell Remick was widowed twice by 1749, left with 5 young children. That year, the York County Court of Sessions put all of them in the care of her father Matthew Grover. After his death, Mary left York. She followed her daughter Mary Elwell Otis to New Hampshire, but she apparently did not live with her. In 1765 she and Lydia were warned out of Madbury, so as not to be charges of the town. By the time of her marriage in 1773, Lydia was living at Pownalborough, probably with her brother Joseph. He had gone north to Brunswick as early as 1768. If their mother was still living this late, I doubt she travelled with them, and probably remained in New Hampshire. Joseph and Lydia had probably moved to mid-coast Maine for the same hopeful reasons Samuel Johnson did.

      Backcountry Maine would have been appealing to Samuel due the the vast, unpopulated wilderness, with plentiful game and better soil than the coastal towns. One could stake a claim, carve a farm out of the forest, and eventually pass prosperity in the form of improved land onto your children. As a general rule, settlers believed that occupation and improvement of land was where title began. When Samuel went to Balltown in the late 1770s, he probably took up on a claim that was staked by an earlier possession speculator. The Charles Glidden and Daniel Plummer who he obtained his 1792 deed from were possibly such small-time speculators.

      Apart from the chance to pass on his legacy to his sons, there were other ideological reasons to settle in the wild backcountry of Maine. Subsistence farming held the appeal of freedom from wage laboring. Simply raising livestock and growing crops could keep you from being bound to a employer. Land possession would also keep you from that other fear of Maine settlers...tenancy. Settlers believed that the Great Proprietors were interested in establishing lordships, like in Ireland and England, with the settlers as their vassals. Freehold title of one's farm would never give the chance for others to hold sway over your land or your labor on that land. And your improvements on the land would add value to the property.

      The increase in settlement of the Maine backcountry, like Balltown, coincided with the Revolution. For the settlers, the Revolution was not an ideological endeavor. They were not fighting for independence from the Crown, philisophical democracy or republicanism, or even Freedom. They simply believed that vacant land should be available to the poor and needy, as long as they were willing to improve it. Furthermore, since the Great Proprietors were wholly Loyalists, the settlers believed that their military service in the name of the United States would rightfully win them free land, or at least title to the land they held. Samuel was one of the many Balltown residents who enlisted with the Continental Army. He joined in 1777 and served for nearly 3 years, wintering at Valley Forge, fighting at the Battle of Newport, and eventually deserting after the failed Penobscot Exepedition. His military career did not serve him though, and it can be argued that leaving his farm and young family for such a long time did more harm than good, despite the cash it brought to him.

      The mid-coast Maine patents were never confiscated by the government though. Although there were petitions entered for many years to take the land, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (then the government of the District of Maine) failed to to so, and eventually upheld the claims of the Proprietors. Despite the ostensible democratic republic created as a result of the Revolution, the backcountry settlers failed to benefit. The back lands of Maine had no incorporated towns, so no elected representatives could speak for the settlers in the General Court. The influence, connections and political power of the Proprietors outmaneuvered the settlers at every turn. Soon the settlers turned to violence to make their voices heard. Whevener the Proprietors would send surveyors into the backcountry to delineate their claims, organized bands of settlers would rough them up, destroy their equipment, and chase them off. Supporters of the Proprietors would find their livestock let loose and their barns or crops burned. The Proprietors demanded greater and greater payments for titles to the land the settlers inhabited. Resistance was widespread and Balltown was the center of it. Nearly all of the settlers resisted the demands of the Proprietors. Some of those who were identified and prosecuted escaped the region. Other settlers left the region for less turbulent places. Before the revolt was settled, though, Samuel had sold off his land, and his children had moved to more stable places.

      It was more than a decade after his settlement at Balltown until Samuel aquired a deed for his farm, for only 5 shillings and "for divers other good causes and considerations." Perhaps it took him those 13 years to settle the arrangement with the previous claimants. Whatever the case, by 1797 he was not even assessed for the land, nor does he appear in the assessment of 1801. The last deed of disposal of parcels of the land occured in 1807, but he appears to only quit his claim to the land. In 1810, he was only taxed for a poll. His land seems to have been out of his possession for quite a while before the deeds indicate.

      What little data we have about the land in Balltown indicates that the lot was not the 300 acres that the original deed claimed. It was probably 200 acres or less, 50 acres of which was not improveable. In 1791 Samuel had improved 2 acres, and by 1792 3 acres. By that time his 2 sons were nearly adults, so would have been helpful in clearing and maintaining a farm. But for some reason that's not how it went.

      The Johnsons may have been an ambitious family who simply failed to rise up, or a lazy family whose failure was their own doing. There is no way to know. But the deck was stacked against them. Title for land was uncertain. Cash was scarce. Infestation of grasshoppers and other insects ruined crops in 1779 and 1793. Late springs and early frosts lowered crop yields. There was even a famine in 1789. And Samuel was away for nearly two years with the army, time that could have been spent improving his farm.

      It is difficult to say what Samuel's life was like after his children left Balltown and after he sold off his farm. What money he got for selling his claims disappeared quickly. In fact he was probably in debt when he died in 1812. Instead of letting the county probate court administer on his estate, the town took care of it. Four years later they were still looking for property that would "Beneficials to the Town." At this point Lydia was probably receiving some assistance from the town. Beginning in 1819 and continuing to her death around 1825, she was bid off to the lowest bidder, basically as a household servant. Lydia died a pauper around 1825, her family long moved away.
    • Samuel Johnson sold land to William Cressey, who moved to Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB.
      Samuel Johnson sold land to William Palmer m Rachel Decker. Is he the same who m Joanna Greenlaw?
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      Book 31 1793-1794 [164/]
      Jacob Cresey his Plan 264
      Same page as Samuel Johnston Plan and 2 Louis Trask plans [Not microfilmed]
    • Did Samuel Johnson immediately re-enlist?

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      Muster/payrolls, and various papers (1763-1808) of the Revolutionary War [Massachusetts and Rhode Island]
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      Volume 37 Page 105
      A Role for the Continental Pay of Cptn John Blunts Compy in A Detachment of Militia Under the Command of Major William Lithgow to Defend the frontier of the County of Lincoln Commencing the tenth Day of September and Ending the tenth Day of November AD 1777
      ...
      Saml Johnston. Private. Service: 1 month 15 days. Pay per month 2 - -. Subsistence per month: 3 0 0. No of Miles: 90. Mileg at a peny pr Mile: - 7 6. Amount of Subsistance Mileg and pay Due: 3 7 8

      Others at 90 miles
      Joshua Little
      Thomas Clerk
      James Clerk
      John Clerk
      John Starbird
      Saml Johnston
      Ebenezer Philbrook
      Nathaniel Muncey
      David Boyington

      Thomas Grover. Private. 1 month 15 days. 2 - -. 3 - -. 96. - 8 0. 3 8 0.
      Others at 96 miles
      Ralph Cheney


      Volume 37 Page 144
      [200/628]
      A Role for the aditional Pay of Capt John Blunts Compy in a Detachment of Militia in the Command of Major William Lithgow to Defend the frontier of the County of Lincoln Commencing the tenth day of September and End the tenth day of November AD 1779
      [More or less the same roll.]
      Names. Rank. Time of service. Pay pr Month. No miles. Mileg at 2 Shill pr Mil. Amount of Miledge & pay Due.
      ...
      Saml Johnston Private 1 month 15 days. 21 - -. 90 miles. 9 - -. 40 10 -

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