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.
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 River Street entrance. 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. Civil War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Early Settlers and War Veterans Memorial Connecticut Settlement (about 600 feet away); Rev. Joseph Murgas (approx. 0.3 miles away); Luzerne County (approx. 0.6 miles away); Center of Law, Politics and Power (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ellen Webster Palmer (approx. 0.6 miles away); All for the View (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.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 31, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 31, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.