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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Family Time Line

Luther Johnson
1794–1854
Sarah Harris
1799–
Marriage: 13 April 1815
Susan Jane Johnson
1823–
Benjamin F. Johnson
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 1815
Warren, Knox, Kentucky, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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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.

Possible Related Names

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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