Sarah M. Johnson

Female1817–

Brief Life History of Sarah M.

When Sarah M. Johnson was born in 1817, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Alexander Johnson, was 35 and her mother, Mary Jessaline Bellenfant, was 30. She married Robert R Gill on 25 April 1832, in Maury, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Bastrop, Bastrop, Texas, United States in 1850 and Bastrop, Texas, United States in 1860.

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Family Time Line

Robert R Gill
1810–1862
Sarah M. Johnson
1817–
Marriage: 25 April 1832
William R. Gill
1833–
Nancy
1834–1861
Louisa Gill
1836–1922
Thomas Alexander Gill Sr.
1838–1902
Eliza Ann Gill
1840–1877
Joseph Gill
1842–1920
Robert A. Gill
1844–1918
Peter Johnson Gill
1846–1898
Albert Booker Gill
1848–1914
Mary Elizabeth Gill
1851–1930
James Robert Gill
1854–1940
Sarah Gill
1856–

Sources (11)

  • S M Gill in household of R R Gill, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah M. Johnson, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Sallie Johnson in entry for Robert Gill, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 April 1832Maury, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (12)

    +7 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 2

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1835 · The Hermitage is Built

    Age 18

    The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

    1862 · Battle of Shiloh

    Age 45

    The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

    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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