Wilber Webster Johnson M.D.

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

The Life Summary of Wilber Webster

When Wilber Webster Johnson M.D. was born in 1841, in Connecticut, United States, his father, Stephen Johnson, was 49 and his mother, Polly Stevens Johnson, was 38. 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 M.D.
1841–1871
Henrietta Blatchley
1842–1872
Clarence Johnson
1872–1872

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World Events (6)

1846
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 Middle English and Older Scots personal name Johan, Jo(h)n (see John ) + -son. It was often interchanged with Jenson and Janson . In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Norwegian, Danish, or North German Johnsen , Johannesen , Johannsen , Johansen , Jansen , Jantzen , and Jensen , Swedish Johnsson (see below), Johansson , Jonsson , and Jansson , Dutch Janssen , German Janz , Czech Jansa 1, and Slovenian Janša (see Jansa 2) and Janežič (see Janezic ). Johnson (including in the sense 2 below) is the second most frequent surname in the US. It is also the second most common surname among Native Americans and a very common surname among African Americans.Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Johnsson: patronymic from the personal name John, a variant of Jon (see John ). Compare 1 above.History: Surname Johnson was brought independently to North America by many different bearers from the 17th and 18th centuries onward. Andrew Johnson (1808–75), 17th president of the US, was born in Raleigh, NC, the younger son of Jacob Johnson and Mary (or Polly) McDonough. Little is known of his ancestors. The 36th president, Lyndon B. Johnson, dates his American forebears back seven generations to James Johnston (sic) (born c. 1662) who lived at Currowaugh, Nansemond, and Isle of Wight counties, VA. — Noted early bearers also include Marmaduke Johnson (died 1674), a printer who came from England to MA in 1660; Edward Johnson (1598–1672), a colonial chronicler who was baptized at St. George's parish, Canterbury, England, and emigrated to Boston in 1630; and Sir Nathaniel Johnson (c. 1645–1713), a colonial governor of Carolina, who came from County Durham, England.

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

Possible Related Names

Jantzen
John
Jeansonne
Jonson

Sources (9)

  • Wilbert Johnson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wilbur W.; M.D. Johnson, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Wilber W Johnson in household of Stephen Johnson, "United States Census, 1850"

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