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Rebecca Merritt (View posts)
Posted: 2 Jan 2005 8:30PM GMT
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"Boone County, Indiana
History Book, 1984", pages 20 $ 21.

Henry Johns, Sr.
A wheelwright by trade, an occupation he pursued all of his life, Henry
Johns, Sr., was born in Wales on Apr. 21, 1757. He married Charity
NICKEY, also a native of Wales, and to this union two children, a
daughter and a son, George, were born.
Sometime around 1776, Johns decided to bring his family to American.
On the voyage across the Atlantic, the wife and daughter sickened and
died. Whether they were buried at sea or brought on to America for
interment is not known.
Espousing the patriots' cause, Johns enlisted in August, 1777, for the
duration of the war in a company designated at various times Capt. John
Hunter's Company and Capt. Thomas Lucas' Company, a unit of Col. William
Malcolm's Regiment of the Continental Army. His name is last carried on
the muster roll of Capt. Lucas' Company, under Lieut. Col. A. Neely, for
May, 1778, dated June 15, 1778. He is believed to have entered the
service from New York state.
When Johns came to America, he settled in Virginia. After the war, he
returned to the state where he married Nancy DUNCAN. Not long
afterward, he and Nancy and his son, George, moved to Hardin County,
KY. It is believed the couple's eight children were all born in Hardin
County, KY. These children were:
1-Henry Johns Jr.
2-Joseph Johns
3-John Johns
4-Frank Johns
5-Renny Johns
6-Robert Johns
7-Jacob Johns
8-Elizabeth Johns
After the death of his wife, Nancy in Hardin County, Johns married for
a third time, a woman by the name of LANE. The third wife lived but a
few years and upon her demise, he came to Harrison County, Indiana, to
settle near Corydon. In or around 1828 or 1829, he came to Boone
County, Indiana with his son-in-law, Jesse Lane, and family, to live on
a farm about 2 miles northeast of present-day Rosston, in Union
Township. In 1832, he went to live with his son, Jacob Johns, on a farm
just south of today's community of Big Springs.
Henry Johns, SR. died in the son's home on Mar. 26, 1833, at the age of
76 years. He was buried in the Johns family graveyard on the farm where
he first settled when he came to Boone County. In the spring of 1984,
Stephen Harvey, of Westfiedl, New Jeresy, a great-great-great grandson
of Henry Johns, SR., obtained a government gravestone and placed it at
the grave of the old patriot. The marbl slab originally set at the site
disappeared several years ago. The new stone carries the inscription:
Valley Forge + Kentucky Militia
Henry Johns, Sr.
New York
Pvt. Continental Line
Revolutionary War
April 21, 1757-March 26, 1833

Other great-great grandchildren of Henry Johns, Sr., now living in Boone County include Miss Euva Harvey and Dr. Ralph Harvey, both of Zionsville, and Mrs. Edna Lovett and Mrs. Nola Huckleberry both of Zionsville."
Hope this helps!
Rebecca Merritt
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