Benjamin Johnson

1760–
Hampstead, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Johnson was born about 1760, in Hampstead, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Caleb Johnson, was 23 and his mother, Ruth Eastman, was 21.

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Family Time Line

Caleb Johnson
1737–1817
Ruth Eastman
1739–1821
Benjamin Johnson
1760–
Moses Johnson
1761–1835
Lydia Johnson
1763–1849
Johnson
1780–1786
Johnson
1780–1876
Benjamin
1786–
Johnson
1787–
Caleb Johnson
1763–
Ruth Johnson
1765–1803
Nancy Johnson
1769–1773
Sarah Johnson
1771–1813
Jane Johnson
1774–
Haynes
1776–
William JOHNSON
1778–
Polley Johnson
1784–

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 16

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 16

New Hampshire is 9th state.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 16

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

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 .)

Possible Related Names

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

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