Jacob Johns

6 January 1801–13 March 1874 (Age 73)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Jacob

When Jacob Johns was born on 6 January 1801, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Henry Johns, was 43 and his mother, Nancy Duncan Johns, was 33. He married Harriet Stephens on 4 July 1823, in Hardin, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Union Township, Boone, Indiana, United States in 1860. He died on 13 March 1874, in Boone, Indiana, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Boone Township, Cass, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Johns
Harriet Stephens
Marriage: 4 July 1823
Lavina Ann Johns
Amanda B Johns
Nancy Johnson
Sarah J Johns
Henry M Johns
Margaret Johns
George D. Johns Sr.
Jacob P. Johns
Mary Elizabeth Johns
Daniel S Johns
Louisa Johns
Francis M. Johns

Spouse and Children

4 July 1823
Hardin, Kentucky, United States



    Nancy Johnson



    Henry M Johns



+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

Age 11

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 20

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.

Name Meaning

1 English and German: patronymic from John . As a German name it may also be a reduced form of Johannes .2 Americanized form of Swiss German Schantz .

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

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Notes from the Johns Family Bible

Notes from the Johns Family Bible Kept by John Harrod Couch In possession of Martha Ann Atkins, of Ames, Iowa. Jacob Johns: born March 17, 1776; married Rachel Batton on March 8, 1798; Died Dec 20 …

Sources (3)

  • Jacob Johns, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Jacob Johns, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jacob Johns, "United States Census, 1860"

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