Johnson, John, Sir, 1742-1830

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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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creatorOf Johnson, John, Sir, 1742-1830. Orderly book for Lieut. Colonel's Sir John Johnson's Company, 1776, Nov. 5 - 1777, July 19. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Johnson, William, Sir, 1715-1774. Letters and receipt, 1766-1772. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Johnson, William, Sir, 1715-1774. Papers, 1733-1808. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Tice, Gilbert. Ledger of accounts, 1771-1774. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Brant, Joseph, 1742-1807. Letter and memorandum, 1784-1797. Newberry Library
referencedIn Old Abraham. The Indians answer : present as before / Old Abraham speaker, [1776]. Newberry Library
referencedIn Brant, Joseph, 1742-1807. Letter from Joseph Brant : to Sir John Johnson Bart., 1799 March 17. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Johnson, John, Sir, 1742-1830. Letter : [Montreal, Que.?], to Lord Sydney, [London, Eng.?], f 1785 Feb. 1. Newberry Library
referencedIn Tryon County records, 1772-1784. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn DePeyster family. Papers, 1706-1816. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Johnson, William, Sir, 1715-1774. Letters and receipt, 1766-1772. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Langan, Patrick. Letter : Montreal, to Sir John Johnson, 1784 Nov. 15. Newberry Library
referencedIn Six Nations. Speech : Oneida [N.Y.], delivered to the Oneidas, by Skenodoa and Petrus, to his excellency General Schuyler, 1783 July 21. Newberry Library
referencedIn Robert Adams Day Book, 1768-1775 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Lansing, Gerrit Yates, 1783-1862. Papers, 1783-1843. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Chalmers, Harvey. Six Nations status : arrival and settlement in Canada, present position, ca. 1946. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Draper, Lyman Copeland, 1815-1891. Draper manuscripts: Draper's notes, 1841-1868. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Dorchester, Guy Carleton, Baron, 1724-1808. Document signed : Quebec, 1778 Jun. 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Spire American Revolutionary War Collection, 1667-1878, 1748-1799 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Porteous, John, d.1809. Papers, 1766-1871. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Montour, Henry. Henery Monture [sic] and John Johnston [sic] letter : Niagara, to Sir, 23 May 1764. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
creatorOf Johnson, John, Sir, 1742-1830. Deed to Robert Adams, 1771 September 21. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Young, Joseph. Letter, 1776 October 24. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of documents concerning the American Revolution, 1740-1866 . Houghton Library.
referencedIn Schuyler, Angelica, 1756-1814. Letter, 1776 July 4. American Periodical Series I
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associatedWith Adams, Robert, d. 1793 person
associatedWith Adams, Robert, fl. 1771. person
associatedWith Brant, Joseph, 1742-1807. person
associatedWith Byrne, Michael, fl. 1766-1771. person
associatedWith Chalmers, Harvey. person
associatedWith Claus, Daniel, 1727-1787. person
associatedWith DePeyster family. family
associatedWith Dorchester, Guy Carleton, Baron, 1724-1808. person
associatedWith Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Fonda, Jellis, 1729-1791. person
associatedWith Great Britain. Army. King's Royal Regiment of New York (1776-1784) corporateBody
associatedWith Johnson, Guy, ca. 1740-1788. person
associatedWith Johnson, William, Sir, 1715-1774. person
correspondedWith Langan, Patrick. person
associatedWith Lansing, Gerrit Yates, 1783-1862. person
associatedWith Montour, Henry. person
associatedWith Newberry Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Old Abraham. person
associatedWith Phillips, William, Sir, 1713?-1781. person
associatedWith Porteous, John, d.1809. person
associatedWith Schuyler, Angelica, 1756-1814. person
associatedWith Six Nations. corporateBody
associatedWith Six Nations. 1784 Oct. 22. corporateBody
associatedWith Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866 person
associatedWith Spire, Nancy Woodson person
associatedWith St. Leger, Barry, 1737-1789. person
correspondedWith Sydney, Thomas Townshend, Viscount, 1733-1800 person
associatedWith Tice, Gilbert. person
associatedWith Young, Joseph. person
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Great Britain
America
United States
Johnstown (N.Y.)
New York (State)
Canada
Québec--Montréal
New York (State)--Schoharie Hill
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Oriskany, Battle of, N.Y., 1777--Sources
Burgoyne's Invasion, 1777--Sources
Land titles
Manuscripts, Canadian
American loyalists
Indigenous peoples--Colonies--History--18th century--Sources
Iroquois Indians--Government relations--Sources
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Birth 1742-11-05

Death 1830-01-04

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