Emma Johnson

11 December 1791–20 February 1829 (Age 37)
Harwinton, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Emma

When Emma Johnson was born on 11 December 1791, in Harwinton, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Capt Christopher Johnson, was 36 and her mother, Mary Austin, was 35. She married Eleazer Claghorn Waterous on 12 March 1814. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Middlebury, Addison, Vermont, United States in 1870. She died on 20 February 1829, in New Haven, Addison, Vermont, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, Addison, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

Deacon Ansel Tripp
1792–1869
Emma Johnson
1791–1829
Marriage: 7 November 1821
Augustus Franklin Tripp
1822–1901
Isaac McNeil Tripp
1828–1904

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 November 1821New Haven, Addison, Vermont, United States
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (13)

    +8 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
    Age 3
    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 9
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
    1802 · Brass is Discovered
    Age 11
    In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname "The Brass City." Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin.

    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 (8)

    • Marella Tripp in household of Isaac M Tripp, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Emma J. Tripp in entry for Augustus F. Tripp and Caroline M. Brown, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1841-1915"
    • Emma Johnson Tripp, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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