Sent to the Province of New York in 1737, by his uncle Sir Peter Warren for the purpose of supervising landed property in the Mohawk Valley, William Johnson engaged in trade with settlers and Indians.
Prospering in mercantile enterprises, he . . . — — Map (db m52124) HM
Hostilities of the Seven Years' War having commenced, Colonel William Johnson was commissioned a Major General of Provincial Forces and assigned to command the Crown Point Expedition against the French, in 1755. After the failure of the other . . . — — Map (db m52121) HM
The History of Woman Suffrage in Four Volumes is the documentary masterpiece from 50 years of co-operative teamwork between Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. Both were outstanding leaders in the campaign for . . . — — Map (db m50238) HM
This structure was built in 1772 as the Tryon County Jail. It was placed on the highest ground in the village in case of Indian attack or war. It was considered one of America's strongest buildings for defense, with massive stone walls impervious to . . . — — Map (db m55351) HM
In efforts to develop great land holdings, he surveyed and laid out the village of Johnstown, built the first public school, and after Tryon County was set off in 1772, ensured the location of the county seat here. Interested in learning, he was a . . . — — Map (db m52094) HM
Grave of Sir William Johnson
1715 - MASON - 1774
His Indian name
"he who does much business"
St. John's Episcopal Church
St. Patrick's Lodge 4 F.&A.M.
First Free School
Supt. of Indian . . . — — Map (db m54281) HM
1. Johnson Hall - 1763. Baronial home of Sir William Johnson, Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the British Crown. Johnson Hall is listed as a National Historic Landmark. Prior to the Revolutionary War, the home was a Native American trade and . . . — — Map (db m189565) HM
A man of strong character. A colossal pioneer. One of the greatest men of his time. Sole superintendent and faithful friend of the Six Nations and their Allies. Their Warragiyaey. Founder of Johnstown. He established here the first free school in . . . — — Map (db m57754) HM
Historic New York
Johnson Hall - 1763
Sir William Johnson (1715-1774), Indian trader, statesman,diplomat and Colonial Empire Builder, in 1763 built Johnson Hall, the center of his estate and the scene of many Indian . . . — — Map (db m5683) HM
A man of Sir William’s position required a grand home to impress his many guests who arrived for political, financial, and diplomatic discussions. Commitments in the French and Indian War(1754-63), however, kept him from . . . — — Map (db m136523) HM
Sir William Johnson built Johnson Hall in 1763 as the center of a grand estate. He was made a British baronet for his role in the French & Indian Wars, a title his son, John, inherited upon his death in 1774.
By December 1775, rebel unrest led John . . . — — Map (db m58846) HM
New York State purchased Johnson Hall in 1906. At that time, after almost 150 years of changing ownership, only 20 acres remained intact of the original 700+ acre property.
The Johnstown Historical Society, trustee of Johnson Hall in the early . . . — — Map (db m58844) HM
This tablet marks the site of
the battle fought in The War
of the American Revolution
October 25th 1781,
and was erected by
The Johnstown Chapter DAR
August 31st 1901 Charter Day
Thus we show to Succeeding generations
that we honor . . . — — Map (db m59006) HM
Gaining considerable knowledge of Indian Affairs, his area of responsibility for administration reached from Hudson's Bay Canada to the Carolinas. From the Atlantic to as far west as any Indians were known.
Appointed to deal with Indians, and . . . — — Map (db m52120) HM
This is the only colonial period courthouse still in use in New York State. Tryon County was formed in March 1772 after much lobbying by Sir William Johnson. He donated most of the money needed to build a new courthouse designed by Samuel Fuller of . . . — — Map (db m51896) HM
Sir William Johnson (1715-1774) came from Ireland in 1738 to administer his uncle's lands in the Mohawk Valley. Johnson became a planter, trader, military officer, land speculator, statesman, Indian agent and churchman. He built a store to trade . . . — — Map (db m58944) HM