Charles Wesley Johnson

7 September 1844–1902 (Age 57)
Cream Ridge, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of Charles Wesley

When Charles Wesley Johnson was born on 7 September 1844, in Cream Ridge, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States, his father, William R. Johnson, was 33 and his mother, Louisa Huggins, was 29. He lived in Lower Alloways Creek Township, Salem, New Jersey, United States in 1880. He died in 1902, in Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William R. Johnson
1811–1885
Louisa Huggins
1815–1859
George H Johnson
1836–1862
Dr. William Henry Johnson
1839–1911
Margaretta Margaret Johnson
1841–1841
Charles Wesley Johnson
1844–1902
John Dee Johnson
1846–
William Dunham Newell Johnson
1849–1900
Sarah Emma Johnson
1852–1922
Harietta (Maryetta) Johnson
1855–1855
Lafayette Johnson
1856–1913

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World Events (8)

1846
Age 2
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847
Age 3
A battalion of volunteers from New Jersey assisted during the Mexican-American War. They were active from 1847 to 1848 and divided among four companies. The battalion assisted during the Battle of Contreras and the Battle of Churubusco.
1861
Age 17
No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).

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.

Possible Related Names

Jantzen
John
Jeansonne
Jonson

Sources (7)

  • Charles Johnson in household of William Johnson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Charles Wesley in entry for Bertie William Palmer and Myrtle Marie Watson, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Charles W Johnston in household of William Johnston, "United States Census, 1850"

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