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John "The Elder" Johnson

Also Known As: "The Elder"
Birthplace: James City County, Virginia
Death: Died in Isle of Wight County, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Johnson and Katherine Johnson
Husband of Mary Johnson and Mary Gladhill
Father of Martha Matthews
Brother of James Johnston; Elinore Johnson; Robert Johnson; Katherine Council; Pricilla Johnson and 1 other
Half brother of John Johnson; Ann Johnson; Robert Johnson; John "the Younger" Johnson; Jacob Johnson and 3 others

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About John "The Elder" Johnson

John Johnson (c1659-1707) married first Mary, whose last name is unknown, and second, in 1701 Mary Thompson widow of James Day. (After John's death, she married Reuben Gladhill. )

  • Parents: Daughter of Arthur Allen (c1640-before 1675) & John Johnson, Jr. (c1623-after 1659) see notes:

John's will was written 7 January 1703/4, and proved 9 Aug 1707. (Isle of Wight Will & Deed Book 2, p.484. He named four children in his will:

  1. Martha Johnson (c.1688 - before 1747) married between 1704 and 1715  Hugh Matthews
  2. John Johnson, Jr. married Mary and moved to Bertie Dist. NC before 10 May 1735, 
  3. Patience Johnson
  4. Mary Johnson.


  • Daughter Allen (c1640-before 1675) married first a Johnson, possibly John Johnson Jr (1623-after 1659) as his second (or later) wife, since he was unmarried in a 1653 deed.  There is NO documentary evidence of this connection!  She later married William Mayo. 
  • also listed as son of Father: WILLIAM JOHNSTON b: ABT 1670 & Mother: SARAH FULGHAM b: ABT 1675 in ISLE OF WIGHT CO., VA, U.S


On Jan.7, 1703/04, JOHN JOHNSON had devised his will in Isle of Wight County, bequeathing daughter MARTHA 50 acres and half of his household goods at "Blackwater." She also received one shilling in lieu of any part of her stepmother's estate. The will was witnessed by James Lupo, Sarah Lupo, and Susanna Braswell, and was probated Aug. 9, 1707.

The following June 9, 1708, John Davis, John Bidgood, and James Lupo appraised the estate of JOHN JOHNSON at a value of 12,320 pounds of tobacco

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John "The Elder" Johnson's Timeline

James City County, Virginia
Age 29
Isle of Wight County, Colony of Virginia
Age 48
Isle of Wight County, Virginia