Johnson, John, Sir, 1742-1830Alternative names
Son of Sir William Johnson, Bart.
From the description of Deed to Robert Adams, 1771 September 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122346499
Sir John Johnson (1742-1830), a New York loyalist leader. In May 1776, he fled to Canada, and, having reached Montreal was authorized to raise a body of rangers that became known as King's Royal Regiment of New York (also known as Queen's Loyal New Yorkers, Sir Johnson's Regiment or Johnson's Royal Greens). In 1776, Johnson's regiment was stationed at La Chine (Montreal), and in 1777 took part in St. Leger's Expedition down the Mohawk Valley (June - Sept. 1777), a diversionary move during Burgoyne's Offensive. The regiment was disbanded in Canada in 1784.
From the description of Orderly book for Lieut. Colonel's Sir John Johnson's Company, 1776, Nov. 5 - 1777, July 19. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 79371118
Army officer, Indian department official, and son of Sir William Johnson.
Fleeing New York for Montreal in 1776, Johnson served as an officer in the British army during the Revolution. In 1782 he was appointed "Superintendent General and Inspector General of the Six Nations Indians and those in the Province of Quebec."
From the description of Letter : [Montreal, Que.?], to Lord Sydney, [London, Eng.?], f 1785 Feb. 1. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 38138295
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|New York (State)|
|New York (State)--Schoharie Hill|
|Oriskany, Battle of, N.Y., 1777--Sources|
|Burgoyne's Invasion, 1777--Sources|
|Indigenous peoples--Colonies--History--18th century--Sources|
|Iroquois Indians--Government relations--Sources|