Jefferson Johnson

Brief Life History of Jefferson

When Jefferson Johnson was born in 1847, in Macon, Macon, Missouri, United States, his father, Jacob Johnson, was 51 and his mother, Delia Bailey, was 38. He lived in Independence Township, Macon, Missouri, United States in 1870.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Johnson
1796–1859
Delia Bailey
1809–1899
Mary Elizabeth Johnson
1832–1903
Wallace D Johnson
1838–1853
Thompson B. Johnson
1836–1853
Melissa Johnson
1841–1924
William Johnson
1841–
Sarah Jane Johnson
1844–1921
Jefferson Johnson
1847–
Melissa A. Johnson
1850–1882
(Infant) Johnson
1853–1853
Robert F Johnson
1854–

Sources (2)

  • Jefferson Johnson in household of William Garrett, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jefferson Johnson in household of Jacob Johnson, "United States Census, 1850"

World Events (8)

1852

Historical Boundaries: 1852: Macon, Missouri, United States

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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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