Margaret C. Diamond

1837–7 August 1858 (Age 21)
New Salem, Menallen Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Margaret C.

When Margaret C. Diamond was born in 1837, in New Salem, Menallen Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Henry Diamond, was 26 and her mother, Jane Small, was 22. She married Joseph Mendenhall Elliot Johnson on 22 November 1853, in Manchester, Delaware, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 7 August 1858, in La Salle, LaSalle, Illinois, United States, at the age of 21.

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Joseph Mendenhall Elliot Johnson
Margaret C. Diamond
Marriage: 22 November 1853
Katharine Jane Johnson
William Alfred Bailey Johnson
Laura Belle Johnson
Albert Darlington Johnson

Spouse and Children

    Joseph Mendenhall Elliot Johnson



22 November 1853
Manchester, Delaware, Iowa, United States



    William Alfred Bailey Johnson


    Laura Belle Johnson


    Albert Darlington Johnson


Parents and Siblings

    Henry Diamond


    Jane Small




World Events (6)

1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 2

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1839 · The Capital Moves again

Age 2

After the twenty years that the capital was moved to Vandalia, the General Assembly, under the leadership of Abraham Lincoln, voted to move the capital to Springfield. Springfield is still the capital of Illinois to this day, even though Chicago has long surpassed the capital on population.

Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 Jewish (Ashkenazic): Americanized form of a Jewish surname, spelled in various ways, derived from modern German Diamant, Demant ‘diamond’, or Yiddish dime(n)t, going back to Middle High German dīemant (via Latin from Greek adamas ‘unconquerable’, genitive adamantos, a reference to the hardness of the stone). The name is mostly ornamental, one of the many Ashkenazic surnames based on mineral names, though in some cases it may have been adopted by a jeweler.2 English: variant of Dayman ( see Day ). Forms with the excrescent d are not found before the 17th century; they are at least in part the result of folk etymology.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Diamáin ‘descendant of Diamán’, earlier Díomá or Déamán, a diminutive of Díoma, itself a pet form of Diarmaid ( see McDermott ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Margaret C. Dimond, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Margaret C. Dimond, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"
  • Margaret C. Dimond, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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