Thursday, July 20, 2017

John Johnston Of Piqua

Piqua Plaque Denoting A Revolutionary War Era Battle

"John Johnston (born in Ireland) was a farmer in the Piqua, Miami County area who played an important role in the settlement and development of the state of Ohio. He...served as a United States agent to the Miami tribe at Fort Wayne, Indiana from 1802 to 1811. When an Indian agency was established in western Ohio the family moved to the area then known as Upper Piqua in 1811."

"Johnston worked to protect neutral tribes and non-combatants during the War of 1812; attended councils held in Piqua between representatives of the tribes and the United States government; and oversaw the removal of tribes from the state of Ohio to reservations farther west."

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