John Henry Johnson

22 October 1820–16 March 1902 (Age 81)
Littleton, Morris, New Jersey, United States

The Life of John Henry

When John Henry Johnson was born on 22 October 1820, in Littleton, Morris, New Jersey, United States, his father, Mahlon Johnson, was 44 and his mother, Sally Baker, was 44. He married Maria Allen De Camp on 16 March 1847, in Littleton, Morris, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Morris Township, Morris, New Jersey, United States in 1880 and Morristown, Morris, New Jersey, United States in 1900. He died on 16 March 1902, in Littleton, Morris, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Morristown, Morris, New Jersey, United States.

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John Henry Johnson
Maria Allen De Camp
Marriage: 16 March 1847
Arthur Johnson
William DeCamp Johnson
Charles Alfred Johnson
Maria Lucy Johnson

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16 March 1847
Littleton, Morris, New Jersey, United States


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World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Age 3

"Corfield vs Coryell was a significant federal court case that upheld New Jersey's existing regulation, which prohibited any non-residents from gathering clams and oysters. The case was decided by Justice Bushrod Washington of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Justice Washington primarily referenced the first section of the Fourteenth Amendment, regarding ""privileges and immunities"" to arrive at his decision."

Age 24

The 1844 revision of the New Jersey State Constitution made some significant changes. Suffrage rights were revoked from women and non-whites, meaning that only white men could vote. A separation of powers was established between executive, legislative, and judicial branches. A new bill of rights was provided, and the state now had the right to elect the governor.

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)

  • J Henry Johnson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John H Johnson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John H Johnson, "United States Census, 1880"

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