James Luther Johnson

9 January 1825–24 June 1914 (Age 89)
Turman Township, Sullivan, Indiana, United States

The Life of James Luther

When James Luther Johnson was born on 9 January 1825, in Turman Township, Sullivan, Indiana, United States, his father, James Luther Johnson, was 25 and his mother, Hanah Watson, was 26. He married Rhoda Bartlett Allen on 2 March 1848. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Sullivan, Sullivan, Indiana, United States for about 40 years. He died on 24 June 1914, in Graysville, Sullivan, Indiana, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Turman Township, Sullivan, Indiana, United States.

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James Luther Johnson
Rhoda Bartlett Allen
Marriage: 2 March 1848
Elizabeth Johnson
Ardalia Johnson
William W Johnson
Mary Louisa Johnson
John A Johnson
James O Johnson
Thomas Newton Johnson
Murray Briggs Johnson

Spouse and Children

2 March 1848


    Elizabeth Johnson


    Ardalia Johnson


    William W Johnson


    Mary Louisa Johnson


    John A Johnson


+3 More Children

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+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 11

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 26

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

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)

  • James L Johnson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James L Johnson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James L Johnson, "United States Census, 1910"

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