Susan A Johnson

Brief Life History of Susan A

When Susan A Johnson was born on 19 May 1858, in Upshur, Texas, United States, her father, George Washington Johnson Sr., was 34 and her mother, Elizabeth E Smedley, was 26. She married John Dempsey Oden on 11 February 1875, in Upshur, Texas, United States. She lived in Justice Precinct 5, Upshur, Texas, United States in 1870. She died on 2 February 1876, in Gilmer, Upshur, Texas, United States, at the age of 17.

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John Dempsey Oden
1849–1882
Susan A Johnson
1858–1876
Marriage: 11 February 1875

Sources (4)

  • Susan Johnson in household of G W Johnson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Susan Johnson - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Susan Johnson
  • Susan A. Johnson, "Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973"

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World Events (8)

1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1865

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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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