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Hannah Mary Cresap (Johnson)

Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Harve de Grace, Harford, Maryland, United States
Death: 1774 (68)
Oldtown, Allegany, Maryland, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Daniel Johnson and Frances Johnson
Wife of Thomas Cresap
Mother of Daniel Cresap; Thomas Cresap; Elizabeth Prater; Sarah Foster; Capt. Michael Cresap (Cont. Army) and 1 other
Half sister of Hannah Johnson

Managed by: Richard Arthur Neary
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About Hannah Johnson

Cresap's War (also known as the Conojocular War — from the Conejohela Valley where it was located (mainly) along the south (right) bank) was a border conflict between Pennsylvania and Maryland, fought in the 1730s.

During Cresap's War, Hannah Johnson, wife of Thomas Cresap, frequently mounted a horse and rode with the mounted militia with a sword by her side. When Cresap's stronghold was surrounded by militia from Donegal, Hannah knew how to handle a musket. She superintended the construction of a house and the building of some flatboats, in the absence of her husband, at John Hendricks', now the upper end of Wrightsville, where forcible possession had been taken of Hendricks' plantation by Cresap. While there she saw a flatboat filled with armed men crossing the river. She mounted her horse, sounded a bugle, and rode rapidly to Cresap's fort, three miles (5 km) and a half down the river. She returned at the head of the militia.

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Hannah Johnson's Timeline

June 2, 1705
Harve de Grace, Harford, Maryland, United States
February 29, 1728
Age 22
Province of Maryland
February 28, 1733
Age 27
Wrightsville, York, Pennsylvania, USA
January 17, 1735
Age 29
January 19, 1737
Age 31
Wrightsville, York, Pennsylvania, United States
August 21, 1740
Age 35
Province of Pennsylvania
June 29, 1742
Age 37
Oldtown, Allegany, MD, United States
Age 68
Oldtown, Allegany, Maryland, United Kingdom