Rev. Jacob Johnson, A.M.
Born at Wallingford, Conn. Apr. 1713
Died at Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Mar. 15, 1797
Pastor Congregational Church, Groton,
Connecticut, 1749 - 1772.
First Pastor Wilkes-Barre Congregation
(subsequently First Presbyterian)
1772 - 1797.
He made missionary journeys to the Six
Nations, preaching in the Indian language.
He was an early outspoken advocate of
American liberty, and a commanding figure
in the early history of Wyoming [Pa.].
He wrote the Articles of Capitulation
following the destruction of the infant
settlement by the British and Indians
in 1779 and was a firm and self sacrificing
defender of the Connecticut Titles
throughout the prolonged land contest.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1740.
Location. 41° 15.472′ N, 75° 52.214′ W. Marker is in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Monument is in Hollenback Cemetery, about 500 feet WNW of the cemetery's Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 540 North River Street, Wilkes Barre PA 18702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frederick and Georgia Post Johnson (here, next to this marker); Civil War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Early Settlers and War Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away); Connecticut Settlement (about 600 feet away); First Permanent Settlement in the Wyoming Valley (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rev. Joseph Murgas (approx. 0.3 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Theodore T. and Walter C. Zuba (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilkes-Barre.
Also see . . .
1. Rev. Jacob Johnson, M.A., pioneer preacher of Wyoming Valley (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.), 1772-1790 [Book]. (Submitted on May 31, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Wyoming Valley Massacre, Pennsylvania. (Submitted on May 31, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Battle of Wyoming at Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 31, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 31, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 100 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 31, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.