Mary Ann Johnson

Female1 January 1840–18 December 1891

Brief Life History of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Johnson was born on 1 January 1840, in Losantville, Union Township, Randolph, Indiana, United States, her father, Daniel Ellis Johnson Sr, was 26 and her mother, Elizabeth Ann Bookout, was 25. She married Joseph E Routh on 8 October 1857, in Losantville, Union Township, Randolph, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Nettle Creek Township, Randolph, Indiana, United States for about 20 years and Stoney Creek Township, Henry, Indiana, United States in 1880. She died on 18 December 1891, in Henry, Indiana, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Blountsville, Stoney Creek Township, Henry, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Russell J Jeffrey
Mary Ann Johnson
Marriage: 23 November 1871
John Hodgson Jeffrey
Homer Scott Jeffrey
William Jeffry
James H Jeffry
Alves L Jeffry
Amanda E Jeffrey
Daniel C W Jeffrey
Herschel Vesuvius Jeffrey
Lewis Elmer Jeffrey

Sources (13)

  • Mary A Jeffry in household of Russel Jeffry, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Ann Johnson, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Mary Ann Jeffrey, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 November 1871Indiana, United States
  • Children (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 6

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


    Age 11

    Historical Boundaries: 1851: Randolph, Indiana, United States

    1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

    Age 16

    The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

    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.

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