Rebecca Jane Johnson

1841–1890 (Age 49)
Decatur, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Rebecca Jane

When Rebecca Jane Johnson was born in 1841, in Decatur, Tennessee, United States, her father, James Johnson, was 57 and her mother, Mary, was 37. She had at least 4 sons and 5 daughters with Smith K Taylor. She lived in Tennessee, United States in 1870. She died about 1890, in Decatur, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 49.

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Smith K Taylor
Rebecca Jane Johnson
James Thomas Taylor
Mary Ann " Grannie" Taylor
John William Taylor
Joseph P. Taylor
Margaret S. C. Taylor
S. J. Taylor
S. W. Taylor
Lillie I. Taylor
Serena Isabel Taylor

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World Events (8)


Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 5

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 21

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: patronymic from the personal name John . As an American family name, Johnson has absorbed patronymics and many other derivatives of this name in continental European languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .)

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Rebecca J Johnson in household of James Johnson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rebeccah J Taylor in household of Smith K Taylor, "United States Census, 1870"
  • R J Taylor in household of S K Taylor, "United States Census, 1880"

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