John Johnson, Jr., of Jamestown

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John Johnson, Jr., of Jamestown

Birthdate: (58)
Birthplace: Jamestown, James City County, Virginia, British North America
Death: Died in Jockey S Neck, James City, Virginia Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of John Johnson, Ancient Planter and Ann Johnson
Husband of Deborah Johnson and Ann Johnson
Father of Robert Johnson; John Johnson III and Jeffrey Johnson I
Brother of Ann Travis

Managed by: Patrick Robert Graham
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About John Johnson, Jr., of Jamestown

John Johnson, born about 1590, earned the title of 'Yeoman and Ancient Planter' by arriving in Virginia before 1616, remaining for at least three years, surviving the massacre of 22 March 1622, and receiving patents of land from the Virginia Company under their rules issued in November, 1618. The rules provided that those who came to Virginia at the Company's expense would be provided 100 acres of land after serving the Company for seven years, at an annual rent of one shilling per 50 acres. John was granted land under this provision by Gov. George Yeardley between 10 Apr 1619 and 18 Nov 1621, though the exact date is unknown. But this dates his arrival in Virginia between 1612 and 1614 He lived on 15 acres on Back River in the northeast portion of Jamestown Island and raised crops, probably including tobacco, on 85 acres on Archer's Hope Creek, in the area called Jockey's Neck, (now site of the Williamsburg Winery) and 50 acres west of College Creek. He may have been related to Sir Robert Johnson who visited the Virginia Colony in 1619. His wife Ann may have been one of the "maids" imported in 1619. She died about 1653. John, with wife and two "infans" are listed as "living in Jams iland" 16 Feb 1623/4 in John C Hotten's Original Lists of Persons of Quality...1600-1700. London, 1874, page 178. The muster of residents of James City taken 24 Jan 1624/5 lists John, his wife Ann, daughter Ann, age 4, and his son John, age 1. They apparently voyaged back to England in the mid-1630's, since his heirs were granted 450 acres in Upper Chippokes, Surry County, on 25 Jan 1637/8, for re-importing his family of four and bringing five servants, Walter Travis, Nich. Cosones, Walter Johnson, Dorothy Barnett, and Katherine Dowse. What relation these five people may have been is not known at this time. But John apparently died soon after their return, as Edward Travis repatented the 900 acres 25 Feb 1638/9 in the names of "Edward Travis and John Johnson, sonn of John Johnson dec'd." Ann apparently died about 1658, before John (Jr) sold the 15-acre home site to Edward Travis in 1659. . 1. Ann Johnson (1620) married about 1636 Edward Travis (died after 1682) . . . 11. Edward Travis, Jr (c1637-12 Nov 1700) married Elizabeth Champion (?) . 2. John Johnson, Jr. (1623-after 1659) . Some sources list additional children, but only Edward Travis and John Johnson, Jr, were granted . land 25 Jan 1637/8, as the heirs of John Johnson Sr.

7th grandfather of LBJ

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John Johnson, Jr., of Jamestown's Timeline

Jamestown, James City County, Virginia, British North America
Age 19
James City, VA, USA
Age 20
Isle of Wight, Virginia, United States
Age 32
Of Stafford Co., Virginia
Age 58
Jockey S Neck, James City, Virginia Colony