Reuben Johnson

about 1702–before 1774 (Age 72)
Rhode Island, British Colonial America

The Life of Reuben

When Reuben Johnson was born about 1702, in Rhode Island, British Colonial America, his father, Joseph Johnson Sr., was 25 and his mother, Sarah Doliver, was 21. He married Abigail Pendleton about 1736, in Rhode Island, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States in 1732. He died before 1774, in Charlestown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 71.

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Reuben Johnson
Abigail Pendleton
Marriage: about 1736
Lucy Johnson
Anna Johnson
Eunice Johnson
John Johnson

Spouse and Children

about 1736
Rhode Island, British Colonial America


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World Events (3)

1723 · Pirates Hung in Newport

Age 21

On July 17, 1723, twenty-eight pirates are hung in Newport, Rhode Island.
1763 · First Synagogue in America

Age 61

The first Jewish Synagogue in America was built in Newport, Rhode Island in 1763. It still stands today, making it the oldest synagogue in the United States.
1772 · The Gaspee Affair

Age 70

On June 9, 1772, colonists that are angry with the trade restrictions that Britain put them under, board the HMS Gaspee and set it ablaze. This was the first act of violence against the British on the North American continent.

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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  • Reuben Johnson in entry for Eunice Hall, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

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