James Johnson

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

The Life 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 Anna Strawn about 1830. 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
Anna Strawn
Marriage: about 1830
Abel Strawn Johnson
Oliver James Johnson

Spouse and Children

about 1830


Parents and Siblings



    Catharine Johnson


    Thomas George Johnson





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World Events (8)


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.

Age 25

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

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 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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