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Jemima Johnson (Suggett)

Birthplace: Orange County, Province of Virginia
Death: Died in Scott County, Kentucky, United States
Place of Burial: Great Crossing, Scott, Kentucky, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of James Suggett and Jemima Suggett
Wife of Capt. Robert M. Johnson
Mother of Elizabeth Payne; Rep. James Johnson (KY-DemRep); Colonel William Johnson; Sallie Ward; Richard M. Johnson, 9th Vice Pres. of the USA and 6 others

Occupation: Housewife-Mother
Managed by: Dale Edward Smith
Last Updated:

About Jemima Johnson

A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA. DAR Ancestor # A063334

Jemima married Robert around 1770 and they moved from Gordonsville in Orange County, Virginia and resettled at Great Crossings, Scott County, Kentucky and built a Stockad Station as their residence. They had eleven children

eath: Feb. 23, 1814 Great Crossing Scott County Kentucky, USA

"Jemima Suggett Johnson was the first to suggest bringing water, and led the brave women to the spring when it was surrounded by Indians in ambuscade, thus making possible the defense of Bryant Station. With her was her daughter, Elizabeth, aged ten, who carried a pig in. When the fort was attacked a lighted arrow from an Indian bow fell into the cradle of her baby brother, Richard, but Elizabeth extinguished the flames, and he lived to become Vice-President of the United States. "

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Jemima Johnson's Timeline

June 29, 1753
Orange County, Province of Virginia
April 10, 1772
Age 18
Orange County, Province of Virginia
January 1, 1774
Age 20
Orange County, Province of Virginia
December 7, 1775
Age 22
Scott County, KY, USA
July 21, 1778
Age 25
Scott County, KY, USA
October 17, 1781
Age 28
Beargrass, Jefferson Co., VA (Now KY)
January 22, 1784
Age 30
Great Crossings, Fayette County (Present Scott County), Virginia (Present Kentucky), United States
April 20, 1786
Age 32
Scott Co, Kentucky
October 5, 1786
Age 33
Great Crossings, Fayette County, Virginia, United States