Mary Jane Johnson

30 May 1762–2 June 1850 (Age 88)
Hanover, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Johnson was born on 30 May 1762, in Hanover, Virginia, United States, her father, Gerard Johnson, was 27 and her mother, Judith Watkins, was 27. She married Edward Terrell Jr. on 19 October 1794, in Seneca, Campbell, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Campbell, Virginia, United States in 1850. She died on 2 June 1850, in Lynchburg, Campbell, Virginia, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in South River Cemetery, Greene, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Terrell Jr.
1753–1820
Mary Jane Johnson
1762–1850
Marriage: 19 October 1794
Judith Terrell
1796–1882
William Terrell
1798–1878
Christopher Johnson Terrell
1798–1833
Gerrard Terrell
1800–1801
Jean Terrell
1802–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 October 1794Seneca, Campbell, Virginia, United States
  • Children

    (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1776
    Age 14
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital
    Age 18
    On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
    1786 · Shays' Rebellion
    Age 24
    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

    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 (2)

    • Jane Terrell in household of Gerard Johnston, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Jane Johnson Terrell, "Find A Grave Index"

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