Yvonne: Sorry this took so long - haven't had the time to indulge lately! Hope this helps.
Captain Griffith Johnson, through the marriage of his daughter, Jane Johnson to
Charles Twigg, son of Robert Twigg, is my 5th great-grandfather.
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Captain Griffith Johnson:
This information is taken from "Twigg Family Research Pertaining to the Life and
Times of Robert and Hannah Twigg" by Jerry B. Twigg, Copyright 1996 with
permission from Jerry.
"The men whose names appear on this company roster enlisted less than two months
after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Included are the three sons of
Robert Twigg as well as several other familiar family names. They represent many
of the early settlers of the Murley's Branch area. They were placed under the
command of Griffith Johnson, who himself had been a resident of the Antietam area
during the French and Indian War. An item in the Maryland Gazette for Feb. 16, 1758
reads: "Week before last John Lane and Griffith Johnson were out on a scout
on the Patowmack and found Indian tracks leading to George's Creek near
Savage River. They fired on them. Lane is the man who was taken prisoner last
November.". This reference may indicate a previous military connection. By 1774
Johnson had relocated his family near Town Creek. He was commissioned Captain
in December of 1776. The term "Class" was used instead of the current "Squad"
designation. John Twigg is known to have died late in 1778, but his death has not
been shown to be war related. Pension records listing John would be needed to make
this connection. John's son Charles would later marry Jane Johnson, daughter of
AMERICAN REVOLUTION - 3RD WESTERN BATTALION
CAPTAIN GRIFFITH JOHNSON'S CO. organized Aug. 28, 1776
Class 1 Class 5
Obediah Jushey Edward Willison Robert Faulker Joseph Lasher
John Moore Joseph Lasher Thomas Allen Francis Twigg
William House Phillip Pendergrass John Burkshire Francis Warman
Elisha Robinett Peter Snider John Lasher Thomas Shaws
Class 2 Class 6
Moses Robinett Henry Bean Richard Burkshire William Swales
Cornelious Willison Henry Warman George Miller Richard Reed
Jacob Flaker Laurence Pendergrass William Crabtree James Cambell
Joseph Robinett William Pury Michael Stockwell Robert Wells
Class 3 Class 7
Moses Robinett George Moore, Jr. George Moore Richard Willison, Jr.
Basil Purill Thomas Bean Samuel Robinett Truman Jarrett
Wm. Davinslary George Holloway Ezekiel Robinett John Twigg
James Shugans Michael Sniveley John Willison, Jr. Ezekiel Beavis
Class 4 Class 8
John Evans Robert Twigg Mathew Rice Richard Willison, Sr.
Henry Berkshire Robert Pendergrass John Grimes John Willison, Sr.
Patrick Cavanner Samuel Hayes
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