Johnson, William, 1715-1774

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Dates:
Birth 1715
Death 1774-07-11
Britons
English

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British official in America.

From the description of Receipt signed to an autograph letter signed (signature obliterated) dated Schonectady [sic] 24 December, 1764 : [n.p.], 1764 Dec. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270496465

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Johnson Hall, to an unidentified correspondent, 1769 Apr. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270487684

Sir William Johnson was a wealthy land owner and trader, controlling most of the lands in New York State's Mohawk Valley. Johnson served as the Superintendent of Indian Affairs and was appointed to the New York Colony Governor's Council. In 1755 he defeated a superior French force at the Battle of Lake George and was subsequently awarded a hereditary baronetcy. Johnson's relations with the Iroquois resulted in his gaining political and economic prominence. He was instrumental in relieving tensions between Native Americans and European settlers. Johnson established the city of Johnstown, N.Y. and was successful in obtaining its designation as the county seat of Tryon County. Johnson died at Johnson Hall, his baronial estate,in Johnstown in 1774 and is buried in Johnstown.

From the description of Papers, 1733-1808. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145407473

British officer and colonial superintendent of Indian Affairs.

From the description of Minutes of the several conferences held by Sir William Johnson with the Indians on his way to, and at the Detroits, 1761. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58758869

British superintendent of Indian affairs and landowner; came to America from Ireland ca. 1737; owner of extensive lands in New York State.

From the description of Articles of submission, 1760. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70978810

Johnson was a wealthy landowner in colonial New York. He was the victor at the Battle of Lake George. These papers were transcribed as part of the project to publish Johnson's complete papers and to verify those papers destroyed in the 1911 N.Y. State Capitol fire.

From the description of Transcriptions of Johnson's papers in London, 1747-1774. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122487969

Born in County Meath, Ireland, in 1775. Came to America in 1738 with Sir Peter Warren, who adopted him. In 1752 he inherited Sir Peter's estates in the Mohawk Valley. In 1755 he was appointed Superintendent of Indian Affairs for New York, and he commanded the expedition against Crown Point, where he captured Baron Dieskau at Lake George. In 1755 he had been created a baronet of the United Kingdom, He married Catherine Wisenberg. In 1759 he commanded the provincial troops under General Prideaux against Niagara. He died at Johnson Hall, near Schenectady, January 11, 1774. (From Dic. Can. Biog.) (blue index cards)

From the description of William Johnson papers, 1754-1764. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 399750063

Superintendent of Indian Affairs, land-owner, officer during the French and Indian War. Johnson served as the British Superintendent of Indian Affairs for North America, he owned extensive tracts of land in upstate New York, and defeated French forces at the Battle of Lake George.

From the description of Letter, 1769 April 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122519950

Colonial official.

From the description of Papers of Sir William Johnson, 1755-1774 (bulk 1763-1774). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71068893

Sir William Johnson was born in Ireland in 1715. He was a pioneer in the Mohawk River Valley, New York, where he settled in 1738 and became a prominent landowner. He served as a military officer and as superintendent of Indian Affairs in British North America, using his influence with the Indians to benefit the British during the French and Indian War and later Indian wars.

Sir John Johnson, son of Sir William Johnson, was a loyalist in the American Revolution and served as a superintendent of Indian affairs in Canada.

From the description of Letters and receipt, 1766-1772. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80372545

Military commander during the French and Indian War.

Sir William Johnson, 1715-1774, was Superintendent of Indian Affairs, played a significant role in the colonial history of New York.

From the description of Sir William Johnson letters, 1755-1773. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 38142710

Sir William Johnson was born in Ireland in 1715. He was a pioneer in the Mohawk River Valley, New York, where he settled in 1738 and became a prominent landowner. He served as a military officer and as superintendent of Indian Affairs in British North America, using his influence with the Indians to benefit the British during the French and Indian War and later Indian wars.

Sir John Johnson, son of Sir William Johnson, was a loyalist in the American Revolution and served as a superintendent of Indian affairs in Canada.

From the description of Letters and receipt, 1766-1772. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702150537

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