Person:Isaac Johnson (5)

Capt Isaac Johnson
m. 21 Sep 1613
  1. Mary Johnson1614 - 1678/79
  2. Capt Isaac Johnson1615/16 - 1675
  3. John Johnson1618 - 1627
  4. Elizabeth Johnson1619 - 1683/4
  5. Humphrey Johnson1620 - 1693
  6. Joseph Johnson1622 - 1622
  7. Susan Johnson1623 - 1629
  8. Sarah Johnson1624 - 1681/82
  9. Joseph Johnson1626/7 - 1627
  10. Hannah Johnson1627/8 -
m. 20 Jan 1636/37
  1. Elizabeth Johnson1637 - 1702
  2. John Johnson1639 - 1661
  3. Mary Johnson1642 -
  4. Isaac Johnson1643/44 - 1719/20
  5. Joseph Johnson1645 -
  6. Nathaniel Johnson1647 - 1698/9
Facts and Events
Name[2][3][5] Capt Isaac Johnson
Gender Male
Christening[1] 11 Feb 1615/16 Great Amwell, Hertfordshire, England
Emigration[3] 1630 Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United Statescame over from England with his father, Captain John Johnson
Marriage 20 Jan 1636/37 Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United Statesto Elizabeth Porter
Military[3] 1645 member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company
Residence[4] abt 1650 Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Military[3] 1653 commissioned a captain
Military[3] 1657 captain of Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company
Military[4] 6 July 1675 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States"marched 52 praying Indians from Boston to Mount Hope"
Death[1][4] 19 Dec 1675 Washington, Rhode Island, United StatesKing Phillip's War, Gt. Swamp Fight, Old Village Of Wickford Near North Kingston
Alt Burial[2] Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United StatesEliot Burying Ground
Burial? Rhode IslandNear 4 Corners, Sakonnet River, Ft. Narraganset

Captain Isaac Johnson came over from England with his father, Captain John Johnson, in 1630, settling in Roxbury; was made a freeman in 1635; member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company in 1645; commissioned a captain in 1653; captain of Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company 1657; was killed December 19th, 1675, while leading his company in a charge against the Indians at the Narragansett fort fight.S3


Historical Marker 1 (Mass Grave)

Location: South Kingston, Rhode Island. Inscription: "Here were buried in one grave forty men who died in the Swamp Fight or on the return march to Richard Smith's block house, December 1675."

Historical Marker 2 (Roadside)

Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 41° 28.753′ N, 71° 35.71′ W. Marker was near West Kingston, Rhode Island, in Washington County. Inscription. Three Quarters of a mile to the Southward on an island in the Great Swamp the Narragansett Indians were decisively defeated by the United Forces of the Massachusetts Bay, Connecticut, and Plymouth Colonies, Sunday, December 19, 1675.

Historical Marker 3 (Monument)

Location. 41° 28.118′ N, 71° 35.736′ W. Marker is near West Kingston, Rhode Island, in Washington County. Inscription. Attacked within their fort upon this island the Narragansett Indians made their last stand in King Philip's War and were crushed by the united forces of the Massachusetts Connecticut and Plymouth Colonies in the “Great Swamp Fight” Sunday 19 December 1675 This record was placed by the Rhode Island Society of Colonial Wars 1906

In memory of Major Samuel Appleton of Ipswich, Massachusetts who commanded the Massachusetts forces and led the victorious storming column at the Great Swamp Fight Dec. 19, 1675 This Tablet placed by the Rhode Island Historical Society 1916

See Also

Pres. Franklin Pierce and Walt Disney were a descendant.

  1. 1.0 1.1 Isaac Johnson, in Richardson, Douglas. The Heath Connection: English Origins of Isaac and William Heath of Roxbury, Massachusetts, John Johnson, Edward Morris, and Elizabeth (Morris) Cartwright. New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Jul 1992), 146:261-74.

    Isaac (Johnson), bp. at Great Amwell 11 Feb. 1615/6; killed in service, King Philip's War, 19 Dec. 1675.

  2. 2.0 2.1 Capt Isaac Johnson, in Find A Grave.

    This is a different burial from previous notes at WeRelate. Including it here for further research. Note: Findagrave note says his headstone is missing.

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Reynolds, Cuyler. Hudson-Mohawk genealogical and family memoirs: a record of achievements of the people of the Hudson and Mohawk valleys in New York state included within the present counties of Albany, Rensselaer, Washington, Saratoga, Montgomery, Fulton, Schenectady, Columbia and Greene. (New York, New York: Lewis Historical Pub., c1911), 1911.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Drake, Francis S. The town of Roxbury : its memorable persons and places, its history and antiquities, with numerous illustrations of its old landmarks and noted personages. (Roxbury: The author, 1878), 1878.

    Excerpt: Opposite Amory Street, where Centre Street bends to the west "butting upon the highway east and south," was the house, barn and two acres of Captain Isaac Johnson. (goes on to recount his death in battle)

  5. Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), v.2 p.553.

    JOHNSON: ISAAC, Roxbury, eldest s. of John of the same, b. in Eng. freem. 4
    Mar. 1635, m. 20 Jan. 1637, Elizabeth Porter, had Elizabeth b. 24 Dec. foll.
    John, 3 Nov. 1639, d. 18 Dec. 1661; Mary, bapt. 10 (tho. town rec.
    says b. 24) Apr. 1647; Isaac, bapt. 7 Jan. 1644; Joseph, 9 Nov. 1645,
    d. in few wks.; Nathaniel, b. says town rec. 1 May, bapt. says ch. rec. 2
    May 1647, by name of Nehemiah, wh. I think is error. He was of ar. co.
    1645, its capt. 1667, rep. 1671; was k. by the Ind. at the head of his
    comp. in the gr. Narraganset fight, 19 Dec. 1675. See Hutch. I. 299,
    or Mather, VII. 50. Elizabeth m. 20 Dec. 1658, Henry Bowen; and Mary
    m. 17 Dec. 1663, William Bartholomew. His will, of 8 Mar. 1673,
    pro. 10 Feb. 1676, provides for w. Elizabeth and the four surv. ch. of course
    double portion to eldest, Isaac. The wid. d. 13 Aug. 1683