Sarah Johnson

Female31 January 1774–23 September 1860

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Johnson was born on 31 January 1774, in Kittery, York, Maine, United States, her father, Noah Johnson, was 16 and her mother, Sarah Goodwin, was 17. She married James Libby on 7 February 1805, in Berwick, York, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 23 September 1860, in Litchfield, Kennebec, Maine, United States, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

James Libby
1774–1861
Sarah Johnson
1774–1860
Marriage: 7 February 1805
Daniel Libby
1805–1815
Lois Libby
1807–1891
Samuel W. Libby
1809–1885
Alva J. Libby
1811–1877
Eliza Prime Libby
1811–1892
Oliver Libby
1813–1895
Sarah Libby
1815–1895
Olive H. Libby
1820–1897
Susan Libby
1822–1822

Sources (19)

  • Sarah Libbey in household of James Libbey, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sally Johnson, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Sarah Johnson in entry for Sarah Brookings, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 February 1805Berwick, York, Maine, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1776

    Age 2

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

    1795

    Age 21

    Historical Boundaries: 1795: Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States 1799: Kennebec, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Kennebec, Maine, United States

    1799

    Age 25

    Historical Boundaries: 1799: Kennebec, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Kennebec, Maine, United States

    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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