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Johnson, Joseph, circa 1751-1776



  • Existence: 1751 - 1776


Joseph Johnson was born in 1751 in Mohegan, Connecticut. He studied at Moor’s Indian Charity School and became one of the most important organizers of the Brothertown Movement. He was a teacher and was married to Tabitha Occom, one of Samson Occom’s daughters. He died sometime between 1776 and 1777.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Great Britain. Royal American Regiment commission

Identifier: Mss 757452
Mss 757452
Date(s): 1757-08-02
Scope and Contents

Commission signed by Lt. Co. John Young, of Joseph Johnson to raise a unit of Mohegan Indian scouts. Accompanied by orders to Johnson to scout Fort Edward to Fort Ticonderoga and rejoin the regiment at Fort William Henry. On the document is a letter from Johnson to his wife (August 19, 1757), describing life in camp and detailing the sickness of some of his fellow scouts.

Passport of Joseph Johnson

Identifier: Mss 775372.2
Mss 775372.2
Date(s): 1775-06-22
Scope and Contents

Passport of Joseph Johnson issued to him by the Provincial Congress, signed by P.V.B Livingston, president and attested by John McKelson and Robert Benson, secretaries.

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