Wilber Webster Johnson

1841–14 August 1871 (Age 30)
Connecticut, United States

The Life of Wilber Webster

Wilber Webster Johnson was born in 1841, in Connecticut, United States as the son of Stephen Johnson. He had at least 1 son with Henrietta Blatchley. He lived in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States in 1850 and Tennessee, United States in 1870. He died on 14 August 1871, at the age of 30, and was buried in Higganum, Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States.

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Wilber Webster Johnson
Henrietta Blatchley
Clarence Johnson

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World Events (6)


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.
1848 · Slavery is Abolished

Age 7

In 1840, the American Anti-Slavery Society split and slavery started being outlawed in the state. In Canterbury, Connecticut, Prudence Crandall started a school for young African American girls. The people got mad and Crandall was taken to court. The case was lost and that was the beginning of many other cases that would be lost, but it was also the start of having slavery abolished.
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)

  • Wilbert Johnson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wilber W Johnson in household of Stephen Johnson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Wilbur W Johnson, Md, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"

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