William Johnson, Sr.
  b: 1738 - VA

Father: James Johnson
Mother: *****

Spouse: Ann Norman - b: 1736 - VA
  m: 1760 - Culpeper Co., VA

Child-1: Abraham
          2: James
          3: Amy - b: 1768
                       m: James Courtney - 14/Nov/1793
          4: Mary Ann - b: 1769
                               m: Christopher Courtney - 24/Dec/1794
          5: Lucy - b: 1770
                        m: James Story, Jr. - 16/Mar/1797
          6: Benjamin, Sr.
          7: Joseph
          8: William, Jr.
          9: ***** - m: James Little
        10: *****

Biographical Details:

It has been reported that William Johnson was born in 1738; however, this assertion has no known primary source and, as such, must be considered as entirely uncertain.  Nevertheless, the chronology would seem approximately correct and undoubtedly William Johnson was born in Virginia.  In any case, according to a deed recorded in Culpeper County, Virginia, in July of 1764, he is identified as the son of James Johnson, but nothing is known of his mother.1  Moreover, this deed conveyed four hundred acres lying on Red Oak Mountain from Peter Butler and his wife to William Johnson and, furthermore, this parcel can be identified as having been originally granted by Lord Fairfax to Robert Trivack in 1751.2  Subsequently, it appears to have been conveyed first to Robert Butler (almost certainly the father of Peter) and then to Peter Butler in 1759.  Within this context, William Johnson and Ann Norman were married about 1760 presumably in Culpeper County.  They reportedly had ten children of which only eight are known by name.  It would seem almost certain that William and Ann Norman Johnson remained resident in Culpeper County for the remainder of their lives; however, neither the dates of their deaths nor any burial places are known.
Source Notes and Citations:
1. This indenture made this the 19th day of July in the year of our Lord 1764, between Peter Butler and Elizabeth, his wife, of the County of Culpeper and Parrish of Broomfield in the colony of Virginia, of one (part?) and William Johnson the son of James Johnson of the same County, and Parrish of Broomfield, of the other part.  The consideration of the full sum of fourty-four, (44), pounds, current money of Virginia, do sell a certain area of land situated and being in Broomfield Parrish and County aforesaid.  Beginning at a white oak and dogwood in M. Francis Slaughter's line, come to John McKenny near the top of Red Oak Mountain, then with the said Slaughter's line S. 74º East 181 poles to a chestnut tree and dogwood, thence S. 30º West 300 poles to a chestnut oak on the side of Mountain, the North 75º West 156 (poles), then to a poplar in Dan Brown's line, (now) Rowland Cornelius's line and Richard Gaines, then with that line North 30º West to four white oaks, Cornelius and Gains line, come to the said McKenny, then with the said McKenny line to the beginning, and containing four hundred (400) acres, and the major part of deed granted to Robert Butler, our (father ... ?) Honorable Thomas Lord Fairfax, for four hundred (400) acres.  Date the 25th day of June 1751 by the same Fairfax, was conveyed to the aforesaid, Peter Butler by deed bearing date on the 5th of May, 1759. (Deed Bk. D, Culpeper Co., VA, pg. 499, Library of Virginia, Richmond, VA, (microfilm: roll - City and County Records #3).
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2. The Right Honorable Thomas Lord Fairfax Baron of Cameron in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland Proprietor of the Northern Neck of Virginia.  To all to whom this present Writing shall come hence Greeting   Know Ye that for good Cause for and in Consideration of The Composition to me paid And for the annual Rent hereafter reserved I have given granted and confirmed by these presents for me my Heirs and Assigns do give grant and confirm unto Robert Trivack of Culpeper County a certain Tract of waste and ungranted Land in Said County, lying on the red Oak Mountain in the Gourd vine Fork and Bounded as by a Survey thereof made by Mr George Hume as followeth   Beginning at two Chesnut Oaks standing on a Rock on the Top of the Red Oak Mountain and Corner to Mr Francis Slaughter thence with Slaughters Line So 75º Est Two hundred and forty Poles to a Chestnut tree and a Dogwood thence So 30º Wst Three hundred Poles to a Chestnut Oak on the Side of a Mountain thence No 75º Wst One hundred and fifty six Poles to a Poplar in Daniel Browns Line thence with the said Brown's line No 30º Wst Seventy four Poles to a red Oak on the Top of the red Oak Mountain thence No 24º Est Two hundred forty six Poles to the Beginning Containing Four hundred Acres Together with all Rights Members and Appurtenances thereunto belonging   Royal Mines Excepted and a full Third part of all Ledd Copper Tinn Coals Iron Mines and Iron Ore that shall be found thereon   To have and to hold the Said Four hundred Acres of Land Together with all Rights Profits and Benefits to the same belonging or in any Wise appertaining Except before Excepted to Him the Said Robert Trivack his Heirs and Assigns for ever   He the said Robert Trivack his Heirs or Assigns therefore Yielding and Paying to Me my Heirs or Assigns to my certain Attorney or Attorneys Agent or Agents  or to the certain Attorney or Attorneys of my Heirs or Assigns Proprietors of the said Northern Neck Yearly and every Year on the First Day of St Michael the Archangel the Fee Rent of One Shilling Sterling Money for every fifty Acres of Land hereto Granted and So proportionately for a greater or Lesser Quantity: Provided that if the Said Robert Trivack his Heirs or Assigns shall not Pay the before reserved annual Rent so that the same or any Part thereof shall be behind unpaid by the Space of Two whole Years after the same shall become Due if lawfully Demanded: That then it shall and may be Lawfull for me my Heirs or Assigns Proprietors as aforesaid my or their certain Attorney or Attorneys Agent or Agents into the above granted Premises to Reenter and Hold the Same so as if this Grant had never Passed   Given at my Office in the County of Fairfax within my Said Proprietary under my Hand and Seal Dated this Twenty fifth day of June in the Twenty fifth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France (?) and Ireland King Defender of the Faith  (Ano?) Dni One thousand Seven hundred and fifty six  /s/Fairfax  (Northern Neck Grants, Bk. H, pg. 16, Library of Virginia, Richmond, VA, (microfilm: roll - Northern Neck Grants and Patents and Surveys #293).)
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Additional Citations:

3. Anonymous, A History of the "Red Oak" Johnson Family, privately published.  (Not currently in print - facsimiles available at the Rappahannock County Historical Society, Washington, VA)

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