Johnson, John W.

African American Soldier - No photograph currently available

John W. Johnson was born in about 1837 and went on to become a private in Company D, 45th United States Colored Troops. He was eventually promoted to corporal of the company and was “mustered out” on November 4, 1865. He was married to Betty B. Johnson and died at seventy-two years old on June 22, 1909. Johnson is buried in Lincoln Cemetery in Penbrook, Pennsylvania. (By Brenna McKelvey)

Life span
01/01/1837—06/22/1909

Life Summary

Full name
  John W. Johnson
Birth Date Certainty
  Estimated
Death Date Certainty
  Exact
Gender
  Male
Race
  Black
Sectional choice
  North
No. of Spouses
  1
Family
 
Betty B. Johnson (wife)
Occupation
  Military
Military
  Union Army