James Johnson

14 July 1778–2 April 1870 (Age 91)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of James

When James Johnson was born on 14 July 1778, his father, Casper Johnson Jr, was 25 and his mother, Deborah Adamson, was 22. He married Ann Strawn in 1810, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Jackson Township, Brown, Ohio, United States in 1850. He died on 2 April 1870, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Coopersburg, Upper Saucon Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Johnson
1778–1870
Ann Strawn
1789–1866
Marriage: 1810
Abel Strawn Johnson
1819–1857
Oliver James Johnson
1838–1922

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1810Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children

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    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1780
    Age 2
    Pennsylvania was always against slavery, even though the first settlers, including Penn, came with slaves. Slavery was not prominent in the area.
    1781 · The First Constitution
    Age 3
    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
    1803
    Age 25
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    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 (3)

    • James Thompson in household of Joel Johnston, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Sr. James Johnson, "Pennsylvania Cemetery Records, ca. 1700-ca. 1950"
    • James Johnson, "Find A Grave Index"

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