Mahettable Johnson

Female2 August 1768–1 August 1858

Brief Life History of Mahettable

When Mahettable Johnson was born on 2 August 1768, in Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, her father, Joseph Johnson Jr., was 42 and her mother, Mary Rogers, was 40. She married James Bliss on 26 March 1789, in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Harrison Township, Harrison, Indiana, United States in 1850. She died on 1 August 1858, in Harrison, Indiana, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Central, Heth Township, Harrison, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Bliss
Mahettable Johnson
Marriage: 26 March 1789
Bailey Bliss
Mehitable Bliss
Polly Bliss
Hannah Bliss
James Bliss
1793–about 1857
Mehitable Bliss
1795–about 1857
Reuben Bliss
Mehetabel Bliss
Parley Dudley Bliss
Mary Bliss
Charles W. Bliss

Sources (4)

  • Hetta Bliss, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Hetta, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mary Martin in the 1850 United States Federal Census with Hetta Bliss

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 March 1789Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

    +8 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 8

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 17

    DLESEX COUNTY was incorporated by an act of the Legislature passed at the May session, 1785, and at that time consisted of six towns. Of these, Mifldletown, Chatham, Haddam, and East Haddam were taken from the county of Hartford, and Saybrook and Killingworth from New London coun

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    Age 26

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    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.

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