Johnson Ramsey

12 September 1813–22 November 1889 (Age 76)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Johnson

When Johnson Ramsey was born on 12 September 1813, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Alexander Ramsey, was 30 and his mother, Nancy Nelson, was 22. He married Sucky Lockey Perrin on 9 January 1833, in Lincoln, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Carthage Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Illinois, United States in 1870. He died on 22 November 1889, in Colchester, McDonough, Illinois, United States, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Johnson Ramsey
Sucky Lockey Perrin
Marriage: 9 January 1833
Thomas Ramsey
Hannah E Ramsey
James Ramsey
William Ramsey
Martha Ann Ramsey
Samuel L. Ramsey

Spouse and Children

9 January 1833
Lincoln, Kentucky, United States


    Thomas Ramsey


    Hannah E Ramsey



    Martha Ann Ramsey


    Samuel L. Ramsey


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings


    Nancy Nelson





    Martha Ramsey


    Thomas Ramsey



    James Ramsey


+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 5

Illinois is the 21st state.
1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 5

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 26

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place in Huntingdonshire (now part of Cambridgeshire), so called from Old English hramsa ‘wild garlic’ + ēg ‘island’, ‘low-lying land’. There are other places in England called Ramsey, but the one in Huntingdonshire is almost certainly the source of the surname. The usual spelling of the surname in Scotland is Ramsay .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Johnson Ramsey, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Johnson Ramsey, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jonson Ramsey, "United States Census, 1850"

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