Benjamin Smith Johnson

29 October 1841–5 September 1913 (Age 71)
Delaware, United States

The Life Summary of Benjamin Smith

When Benjamin Smith Johnson was born on 29 October 1841, in Delaware, United States, his father, Robert Ward Johnson, was 27 and his mother, Sarah Frances Smith, was 25. He married Lena Vandegrift in 1878, in Delaware, United States. He lived in Vaugine Township, Jefferson, Arkansas, United States in 1860. He died on 5 September 1913, in Arkansas, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Smith Johnson
Jane Caroline " Lina" Vandergrift
Marriage: 19 December 1878
James Vandegrift Johnson
Adeline C. Johnson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 December 1878Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1855 · Prohibition Law
    Age 14
    Delaware enacted a statewide prohibition law in 1855.
    Age 20
    Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.

    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 (8)

    • Ben S Johnson, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Benj S Johnson in household of Robt W Johnson, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Col Benjamin S Johnson in entry for Mrs Frances Ashley Johnson, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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