Luther Johnson

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

The Life Summary 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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Family Time Line

Luther Johnson
1794–1854
Sarah Harris
1799–
Marriage: 13 April 1815
Susan Jane Johnson
1823–
Benjamin F. Johnson
about 1843–
Mary E Johnson
1824–1854
Dr. William L Johnson
1825–1888
Nancy Ann Johnson
1827–1850
J. C. Johnson
1828–1858
Margaret E Johnson
1832–1854
J. L. Johnson
1836–
Amanda A Johnson
1840–
Whitfield Johnson
1840–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 April 1815Warren, Knox, Kentucky, United States
  • Children

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    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 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 (10)

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

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