Johnson, Sir John

Johnson, Sir John,

1742–1830, Loyalist leader in the American Revolution, b. Mohawk valley, N.Y.; son of Sir William Johnson. He fought against the Native Americans in Pontiac's Conspiracy and was one of his father's chief lieutenants. For his services he was knighted in 1765. In the Revolution, like his brother-in-law, Guy Johnson, he set out to organize the settlers and natives of the Mohawk region against the Revolutionaries. The plan failed, and he fled to Montreal. In the Saratoga campaign (1777) he served with Barry St. Leger and led a detachment at Oriskany. Later he led several raids on the Mohawk and Schoharie valleys. After the Revolution, he moved to Canada and in 1782 succeeded Guy Johnson as superintendent of Indian affairs.
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Key historical figures, including: Sir William Johnson, Sir John Johnson, and Molly Konwatsitsiaienni Brant, among many others, in relation to this historic site, are not only interpreted in detail throughout the site itself, but also through the events that the Directors create to engage the public.
In comments likely to be seen as a thinly veiled sideswipe at Boris Johnson, Sir John - a longstanding opponent of Brexit - hit out at the political "princelings" vying for the Tory crown.
(12.) Earle Thomas, "Johnson, Sir John," Canadian Biography Online, 1821-1835 (Volume VI), URL: http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.
(28.) Earle Thomas, "Johnson, Sir John," Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online, 1821-1835 (Volume VI), URL: http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.