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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Memoir of Jane Claudia Johnson. (search)
Her grandfather, William Johnson, of Charleston, was a patriot of prominence and force, and was deported by Sir Henry Clinton to St. Augustine with other distinguished patriots of South Carolina. During the siege of Charleston, his wife, Sarah Johnson, nee Nightingale, used to quilt her peticoats with cartridges, which she thus conveyed to her husband in the trenches. With such traditions, the great-granddaughter of Sarah Nightingale Johnson and William Johnson, soldier and exile, couldto Mrs. Bradley T. Johnson. Alex. W. Lawrence, First Lieut. Artillery and Ordnance. June 1st, 1861. Conductor of train from Winchester to Harper's Ferry will detain the train one hour or more for arms which are in charge of the bearer, Mr. S. Johnson. A. R. Chisolm, Aid-de-Camp to Gen. Beauregard. Rec'd Ordnance Dept. Harper's Ferry, Va., June 3rd, 1861, of Mrs. B. T. Johnson, five hundred Miss. rifles, cal. 54, ten thousand cartridges, and forty-five hundred caps. G. M. Cochran
Miss Sarah Johnson is in custody at Detroit, charged with stealing $5 from one lover to pay the minister for marrying her to another.
By Pulliam & Co., Auct's Commissioner's Sale of Slaves.--Pursuant to a decree entered by the Richmond Circuit Court on the 11th of January, 1861, in the suit of Johnson's adm'r and also against Rowe and also, I shall at the auction rooms of Pulliam & Co., in the city of Richmond on Friday, the 18th of Jan'y, 1861, at 12 o'clock M., sell at auction, to the highest bidder for cash, the following Slaves, belonging to the estate of Thos. F. Johnson, dec'd to wit: A negro woman named Mildred, and her three children — Julia, Jimmy and Simon; Caroline, and her two children — Maria and Albert, and a negro man named William Henry. The negroes are likely and of good character, and are sold for no fault. They are sold in order to make a division among distributees. Wm. W. Rowe, Special Commissioner. Sale by Pulliam & Co., Aucts. ja 14--d
Proceedings of the Courts. Hustings Court, Friday Dec. 12th Present: Recorder Caskie, and Aldermen E A. J. Clapton, Wm. W. Timberlake and George S. Gwathmay. Madison Holloway otherwise called Martin Harvey, was put on trial for receiving a gold watch stolen from Sarah Johnson, knowing the same to have been stolen; and the jury finding him guilty, the Court, in consideration of the fact that he was a soldier, only put him in jail for thirty days. Richard D Mitchell was tried for misdemeanor, in assaulting Wm. H. Beveridge, and was fined $21 and the costs of Court. George W. Nelson was put on trial for misdemeanor, in having, on the 14th day of August last with thirteen others, broken out of the city jail. It was in proof that Nelson had been in jail for ten months for an alleged felony for which the grand jury had never found an indictment. Two of his fellow-prisoners, Melvin Davenport and Charles Toothacre, testified that when the scheme for breaking out was
Cutting. --A free negress from Fredericksburg — Sarah Johnson — was committed by the Mayor yesterday to answer the charge of feloniously cutting and wounding Eliza Mansfield, also free. She will be tried at the next term of the Hustings Cour
In the Hustings Court, yesterday, the following cases were disposed of: Sarah Johnson, free, stabbing Ann Maxfield, free. Ordered 39 stripes. Woodson, slave, stealing 300 pounds of bacon from Frederick Weidemeyer. Ordered 39. Francis P. Blair, Jr., stealing $200 worth of clothes, etc, of John Taylos. Sent on to be tried before Judge Lyons. Henry, slave assaulting Johanus Ryan and stealing candles. Ordered 39. Henry Thompson, free negro, stealing a watch and breastpin from Lucy Stern. Ordered 39. Charles Johnson, stealing a horse worth $200 from Edgar R. Ford. Sent on. Frederick Girard, free negro, and Dick and William, slaves, breaking into Edmond W. Tompkins's store and stealing $3,000 worth of groceries. Girard ordered 39 and one month's imprisonment, Dick ordered 39, and William acquitted. The Court will call the misdemeanor docket to-day.