Elizabeth Cornelia Johnson

Brief Life History of Elizabeth Cornelia

When Elizabeth Cornelia Johnson was born on 2 February 1847, in Norwich, Chenango, New York, United States, her father, Thomas Perkins Johnson, was 38 and her mother, Maryana Charlotte Wagner, was 35. She married Anthony Wayne Jaques on 5 April 1867, in Jefferson, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Fairfield Township, Jefferson, Iowa, United States in 1900. She died on 2 February 1879, in Jefferson, Iowa, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Anthony Wayne Jaques
1846–1917
Elizabeth Cornelia Johnson
1847–1879
Marriage: 5 April 1867
Edgar Anthony Jaques
1868–1926
Cornelia E. Jaques
1870–1916
Joseph W Jaques
1875–1909
Charles W Jaques
1878–1897

Sources (15)

  • Cornelia E Johnson in household of Thomas Johnson, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • E. A. Hamilton, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Elizabeth Cornelia Johnson Jaques, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (6)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

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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