Young Johnson and the Florida Indian Wars

By Special Request…

Young A. Johnson, mentioned in a previous post, was a grand uncle of Joseph Henry Pascal Johnson of Ray City, GA.

Young Johnson (1795-1845) was a son of the Revolutionary Soldier, David Johnson (see From the King’s Tree to Ray City: Family of JHP Johnson). Upon David Johnson’s death in 1834, Young Johnson was the primary beneficiary of his father’s estate:

I, David Johnson, being of sound mind, but in low state of health; and knowing that all men must dye; do this day freely give in this deed to the heirs of my beloved son Young Johnson after my death a certain Negro woman by the name of Lucy, her children Neis, Peter, Moses & Hanner and her increases after this, they are to be kept by him after my death by the said Young Johnson. Moreover, I do give and bequeath to the said Young Johnson all my dwelling house and kitchen furniture and working tools, also five cows and calves.

In 1837, Young Johnson served as a Second Corporal in the Indian Wars in Florida. He was enlisted in a unit commanded by his brother, Captain James B Johnson’s Company of the Florida Drafted Mounted Militia.  The following page is from the Florida Militia Muster Rolls, Seminole Indian Wars:

Muster Roll of Captain James B. Johnson's Company, Seminole Indian Wars. Young Johnson and James B. Johnson, grand uncles of Joseph Henry Pascal Johnson of Ray City, GA, both served in Florida in 1837 in the Seminole Indian Wars. Image source: http://www.archive.org/stream/floridamilitiamu05morr#page/n51/mode/1up

Muster Roll of Captain James B. Johnson’s Company, Seminole Indian Wars. Young Johnson and James B. Johnson, grand uncles of Joseph Henry Pascal Johnson of Ray City, GA, both served in Florida in 1837 in the Seminole Indian Wars. Image source: http://www.archive.org/stream/floridamilitiamu05morr#page/n51/mode/1up

Image source: http://www.archive.org/stream/floridamilitiamu05morr#page/n51/mode/1up

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