Person:Robert Johnson (117)

Col. Robert "Robin" Johnson
m. 1742
  1. Col. Robert "Robin" Johnson1745 - 1815
  2. Nancy 'Anne' Johnson1746/47 - 1810
  3. Hannah Johnson1749 -
  4. Benjamin Johnson1751 - 1801
  5. Mildred Johnson1753 -
  6. Elizabeth Johnson1757 - 1832
  7. Col. Cave Johnson1760 - 1850
  8. Sarah 'Sally' Johnson1762 - 1785
  9. Valentine Johnson1765 - 1848
  • HCol. Robert "Robin" Johnson1745 - 1815
  • WJemima Suggett1753 - 1814
m. JUN 1771
  1. Elizabeth 'Betsy' Johnson1772 - 1845
  2. Sen. James Johnson1774 - 1826
  3. William Johnson1775 - 1814
  4. Sarah 'Sally' Johnson1778 - 1846
  5. Vice President Richard Mentor Johnson1780/81 - 1850
  6. Benjamin Johnson1784 -
  7. Robert Johnson1786 - 1812
  8. Hon. John Telemachus Johnson1788 - 1825
  9. Joel Johnson1790 - 1846
  10. George W. Johnson1792 - 1810
  11. Capt. Henry Johnson1794 - 1862
Facts and Events
Name Col. Robert "Robin" Johnson
Gender Male
Birth? 17 Jul 1745 Orange County, Virginia
Marriage JUN 1771 Orange County, Virginiato Jemima Suggett
Death? 11 Oct 1815 Gallatin County, Kentucky
  1.   Family Recorded, in Perrin, William Henry, ed. History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky. (Chicago, IL, USA: O. L. Baskin, 1882), 629-630, Secondary quality.

    ... Robert Johnson, his grandfather, was born in Orange County, Va., in 1759; in 1779, with his youngest brother, Cave Johnson, and Wm. Tomlinson, set out upon horseback to make the perilous journey through the wilderness to Kentucky; after a few days traveling alone they overtook, at the Cumberland river, a family of Bryants, with whom they continued to travel till they came to North Elkhorn; here they chartered and secured land from surveys made by John Floyd ; leaving his brother. Cave Johnson, and "Wm. Tomlinson, Robert returned to Virginia, and in the fall of the same year started with his family in boats to make the journey by water; but the river became so low, finally froze up, and he could go no further than a place now known as Boonsborough, where he with his family passed the winter. In the spring, with renewed courage, he started out again, continuing down the Ohio river, finally came to the falls and landed there; he made a settlement on Beargrass for the summer; during this time Gen. Clark got up an expedition against the Indians in the Miami, Robert Johnson accompanying him. The life of these pioneers was one of incessant toil, watchfulness and danger, the country being filled with marauding parties of Indians; many incidents of their bravery and endurance might be told if space permitted.

    In 1780 he moved from Beargrass to Bryant's Station, where he lived until 1783; while there he went with Gen. Clark upon another expedition against the Indians; in 1783 was elected a member of the General Assembly, and went to Richmond; when he returned he took command of a company from Bryant's Station, and made another expedition with Gen. Clark to the Miami country against the Indians; in 1783 he moved his family to the Great Crossings on Elkhorn; here he continued to live the rest of his life, rearing a large family; his sons were, William, James, Richard M., Henry, Joel, John and Benjamin, all of them becoming prominent and distinguished men. ...