Captain Charles Johnson is the author of the 1724 book A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the most notorious Pyrates, though his identity remains a mystery. No record of a captain by this name exists, and circumstantial evidence suggests "Charles Johnson" was really Daniel Defoe writing under a pen name, but this has yet to be proven. If true, the pseudonym was likely chosen to reflect the playwright Charles Johnson, who had a sensational hit play with The Successful Pyrate in 1712, which glamorized the career of Henry Avery and had been something of a scandal for seeming to praise a criminal.
Charles Edward Johnson, Jr. (born July 20, 1971 in Fort Pierce, Florida) is a Major League Baseball catcher who played most recently with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2005).
Charles Johnson (1752 - July 23, 1802) was a Congressional representative from North Carolina; born in Chowan County, North Carolina; engaged as a planter; elected to the Continental Congress, 1781, 1784, and 1785, but did not attend; served in the state senate, 1781-1784, 1788-1790, and 1792; elected as a Republican to the Seventh Congress (March 4, 1801-July 23, 1802); died on July 23, 1802, in Bandon, near Edenton, North Carolina; interment in Edenton Cemetery.