Surely someone must have the answer to this who is familiar with old Ernestown families- was the Daniel Johnson who married Zebiah Shorey the son of Sergeant James Johnson, Loyalist from the USA (and who must have lived for awhile in Quebec, Canada)? Sergeant James Johnson lived at Bath and was the immediate neighbor of Jeptha Hawley. It is known that he had seven sons and six daughters. The sons are named online in several old publications:
Daniel Nathan Jacob James William Matthew Andrew
Online articles about William Johnson (the pirate) also refer to him having a brother John, but there is no John in above list unless it was a first or second given name to one of the other boys in the list, and it was not Andrew.
I would dearly love to be able to piece together this Johnson family as I am sure it is the family that my own ancestor Hannah Johnson belongs to, she married Sheldon Hawley. Hannah was born in the USA in 1769 and died 1862 at Sydenham. Longevity abounds in this family, James senior was said to have been over 100 years old when he died.
From what I can gather, this Johnson family was somewhere in the USA, fled up into Canada at least by 1782 as this was when one of the sons was born (William better known as Bill the pirate) at Trois Rivieres. If I remember correctly wasn't the Hawley family also in Quebec for awhile? or am I thinking of someone else? I am thinking of someone else- the Perry family. My Perry ancestors were at Machiche, Quebec at least 1779-1783 which is exactly the same time frame the Johnsons may have been in Quebec. It is likely that several Loyalist families had joined together and travelled to Ernestown area after that.
William Johnson apparently moved to Jefferson County New York and died at Clayton on Feb. 17, 1870. His wife's name appears to have been Ann Randolph. William and Ann had four sons and a daughter named Kate. Three of the sons were James, John and Decatur (sp?).
Any info about this Johnson family would be greatly appreciated, it would be wonderful to put together the whole genealogy for them.