Jonathan Johns

about 1815–1880 (Age 65)
Strawberry Plains, Jefferson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Jonathan

When Jonathan Johns was born about 1815, in Strawberry Plains, Jefferson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Ezekiel Johns, was 47 and his mother, Lydia Harrison, was 37. He married Celia Jane Browder on 10 August 1838, in McMinn, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Jefferson, Tennessee, United States in 1860 and Tennessee, United States in 1870. He died in 1880, in Crockett, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Mount Zion Cemetery, Friendship, Crockett, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Johns
Celia Jane Browder
Marriage: 10 August 1838
James Bradford Johns
Saunders Calloway Johns
Zephaniah Johns
Ruth Jane Johns
Salina Johns
Martin Luther Johns
Albert Johns
Napoleon Bonaparte Johns
L Johns
Zadock Johns
Benjamin Edmond Johns
Ezekiel Johns

Spouse and Children


    Celia Jane Browder


10 August 1838
McMinn, Tennessee, United States


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 5

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 20

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

Name Meaning

1 English and German: patronymic from John . As a German name it may also be a reduced form of Johannes .2 Americanized form of Swiss German Schantz .

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

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Story Highlight

Johns, Jonathan - Biography

Source: Find A Grave Index Memorial ID 125669957. Contributed by: Johnnie Zollinger 27 February 2014 Jonathan Johns is the son of Ezekiel and Lydia Harrison Johns. Jonathan married Celia Jane Browder …

Sources (3)

  • Johnathan Johns, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jonathan Johns, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Johns, "United States Census, 1850"

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