John Johnson

19 December 1800–
Oppenheim, Oppenheim, Fulton, New York, United States

The Life of John

John Johnson was born on 19 December 1800, in Oppenheim, Oppenheim, Fulton, New York, United States as the son of Moses A. Johnson and Sarah Bush.

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Moses A. Johnson
1755–1848
Sarah Bush
–1829
Elizabeth Johnson
1782–
Susan Johnson
1783–
Moses A Johnson
1785–1870
Rebecca Johnson
1788–
Lydia Johnson
1792–
Seth Johnson
1794–
John Johnson
1800–

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World Events (3)

1803

Age 3

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 3

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 27

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

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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