Eddie Price

Eddie Price

Eddie Price

AWARDS RECEIVED

Certificate Awards:

  • Colonel’s Muster Award – Color Guard Participation (2015)
  • Long Distance Member of the Year (2015)

Medals Awarded:

  • Kentucky Congress Medal (2015)
  • George Washington 125th Anniversary Medal (2015)

His Ancestor:  Samuel  Johnson – Virginia and North Carolina Militias

Samuel Johnson was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, in 1744.  His family later moved to Virginia.  He married his wife Elizabeth “Fannie” (last name unknown) around 1765 in Amelia County, Virginia.

Johnson served several enlistments throughout the Revolutionary War.  In May 1779 he was drafted into the militia in Amelia County (his place of residence) under Colonel William Giles, Major Richard Jones, Captain William Finney, and  Lieutenant John Walthal.  During this brief enlistment the troops marched on Portsmouth, Virginia, but the British had already left, so they returned home.

He soon relocated from Amelia County, Virginia, to Granville County in North Carolina.  In December 1779 he was called up to serve under Captain Bennett Pullum and Lieutenant Howel Rose for a brief enlistment of two weeks, then he volunteered as a substitute for a man named French Frank to serve out the balance of his three-month enlistment.

In February 1781 he was drafted yet again, entering the service under General Butler, Colonel Joseph Taylor, Major Anthony Sharp, Captain Richard Harrison, Lieutenant James Ellison, and Ensign Ben Hester.  The regiment marched from Granville old Court house, to Guilford Court house fought the British in March 1781 — General Green [sic, Nathanael Greene] Commanding. He served a total of three months and was discharged 11th May 1781 at Wake Court-house (now Raleigh,North Carolina).

Sometime in September 1781 he was drafted and entered the service under Captain Charles Yancy.  He marched from Granville County, North Carolina, to the high Hills of the Santee (General Greene’s head quarters) to guard  public wagons.  His final tour lasted three months.

After the war he remained in Greenville County until 1811, when he relocated  to Ohio County, Kentucky, and settled in the area of Pleasant Hill.  He and his wife raised four sons and six daughters in North Carolina and Kentucky.

On February 28, 1833, he received a pension of $36.66 per year for his combined service of eleven months in the Virginia and North Carolina militia

Samuel Johnson died in Ohio County in 1837.  He was buried in the Red Hill Cemetery in Daviess County, Kentucky.

Samuel Johnson Grave Site

Samuel Johnson Grave Site

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