Burrel Johnson

Brief Life History of Burrel

When Burrel Johnson was born on 8 September 1908, in Dunlap, Sequatchie, Tennessee, United States, his father, William Henry Johnson, was 40 and his mother, Millie Harvey, was 36. He married Nora Emiline Harvey on 23 July 1924, in Sequatchie, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Sequatchie, Tennessee, United States in 1908 and Civil District 7, Sequatchie, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years. He died on 19 April 1995, in Dunlap, Sequatchie, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Davis Chapel Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie, Tennessee, United States.

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Burrel Johnson
1908–1995
Nora Emiline Harvey
1907–1980
Marriage: 23 July 1924
J. B. Johnson
1928–1929

Sources (11)

  • Burrel Johnson in household of Henry Johnson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Burrel Johnson, "Tennessee, Birth Records (ER Series), 1908-1912"
  • Burrel Johnson, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

1910 · The BSA is Made

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

1931

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: patronymic from the Middle English and Older Scots personal name Johan, Jo(h)n (see John ) + -son. It was often interchanged with Jenson and Janson . In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Norwegian, Danish, or North German Johnsen , Johannesen , Johannsen , Johansen , Jansen , Jantzen , and Jensen , Swedish Johnsson (see below), Johansson , Jonsson , and Jansson , Dutch Janssen , German Janz , Czech Jansa 1, and Slovenian Janša (see Jansa 2) and Janežič (see Janezic ). Johnson (including in the sense 2 below) is the second most frequent surname in the US. It is also the second most common surname among Native Americans and a very common surname among African Americans.

Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Johnsson: patronymic from the personal name John, a variant of Jon (see John ). Compare 1 above.

History: Surname Johnson was brought independently to North America by many different bearers from the 17th and 18th centuries onward. Andrew Johnson (1808–75), 17th president of the US, was born in Raleigh, NC, the younger son of Jacob Johnson and Mary (or Polly) McDonough. Little is known of his ancestors. The 36th president, Lyndon B. Johnson, dates his American forebears back seven generations to James Johnston (sic) (born c. 1662) who lived at Currowaugh, Nansemond, and Isle of Wight counties, VA. — Noted early bearers also include Marmaduke Johnson (died 1674), a printer who came from England to MA in 1660; Edward Johnson (1598–1672), a colonial chronicler who was baptized at St. George's parish, Canterbury, England, and emigrated to Boston in 1630; and Sir Nathaniel Johnson (c. 1645–1713), a colonial governor of Carolina, who came from County Durham, England.

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

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