Emma Johnson

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

The Life 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
Emma Johnson
Marriage: 7 November 1821
Augustus Franklin Tripp
Isaac McNeil Tripp

Spouse and Children

7 November 1821
New Haven, Addison, Vermont, United States


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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 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)

  • Marella Tripp in household of Isaac M Tripp, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Emma in entry for Ansel Tripp, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Emma in entry for Dea Ansel Tripp, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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