Luther Johnson

17 October 1794–27 July 1854 (Age 59)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Luther

When Luther Johnson was born on 17 October 1794, in North Carolina, United States, his father, Calvin Johnson, was 24 and his mother, Mary Francis Scott, was 24. He married Sarah Harris on 13 April 1815, in Warren, Knox, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Simpson, Kentucky, United States in 1850. He died on 27 July 1854, in Franklin, Simpson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Franklin, Simpson, Kentucky, United States.

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Luther Johnson
Sarah Harris
Marriage: 13 April 1815
Susan Jane Johnson
Benjamin F. Johnson
Mary E Johnson
Dr. William L Johnson
Nancy Ann Johnson
J. C. Johnson
Margaret E Johnson
J. L. Johnson
Amanda A Johnson
Whitfield Johnson

Spouse and Children

13 April 1815
Warren, Knox, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)

1796 · Wilderness Road Opens to Wagons

Age 2

In 1796, the Wilderness Road opened up for wagon use. The route was used by colonial and early settlers to reach Kentucky from the East. It started in Virginia, and went southward to Tennessee and then went north to Kentucky. The main danger of this route was Native American attacks.
1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

Age 5

"In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."
1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

Age 18

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.

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)

  • Auther Johnson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Luther Johnson, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Luther Johnson, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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