Joseph Johns

1766–Deceased (Age NaN)
Amherst, Virginia, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Johns was born in 1766, in Amherst, Virginia, United States, his father, Robert Johns Sr., was 43 and his mother, Mary Gresham, was 41.

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Family Time Line

Robert Johns Sr.
1723–1778
Mary Gresham
1725–1779
Thomas Phillip Johns Sr
1742–1834
Jesse J Johns
1748–
Mary J Johns
1758–1812
Martha Johns
1760–1834
Sarah "Sally" Jane Johns
1744–1830
William Johns
1745–1826
Robert Johns Jr
1752–1829
Elizabeth Judith Johns
1756–1823
Mary J Johns
1759–1812
Frances Johns
1762–1834
John Alexander Johns
1764–1801
Joseph Johns
1766–
Nancy Johns
1768–1840
Benjamin Johns
1768–
William Mallory Johns
1772–1863
Bartlett C Johns
1775–1850

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(16)

    Thomas Phillip Johns Sr

    Male1742–1834Male

    Sarah "Sally" Jane Johns

    Female1744–1830Female

    Male1745–1826Male

    Male1748–Male

    Robert Johns Jr

    Male1752–1829Male

+11 More Children

World Events (3)

1776

Age 10

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 10

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 14

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

Name Meaning

1 English and German: patronymic from John . As a German name it may also be a reduced form of Johannes .2 Americanized form of Swiss German Schantz .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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