Wyatt Johnson

Orange, Virginia, United States

The Life of Wyatt

When Wyatt Johnson was born in 1825, in Orange, Virginia, United States, his father, Eliphalet Johnson, was 22 and his mother, Sally Brightwell, was 18. He married Eliza Jane Cooper on 10 December 1871, in Orange, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States in 1880.

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Wyatt Johnson
Eliza Jane Cooper
Marriage: 10 December 1871
Edna M. Johnson

Spouse and Children


    Eliza Jane Cooper


10 December 1871
Orange, Virginia, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Eliphalet Johnson


    Sally Brightwell




World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 0

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 19

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 36

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

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)

  • Wyatt Johnson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Wyatt Johnson, "Virginia, Orange County Marriage Records, 1757-1938"
  • Wyatt Johnson, "Virginia, Orange County Marriage Records, 1757-1938"

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