Benjamin Franklin Johnson Jr

29 December 1842–21 January 1884 (Age 41)
Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Benjamin Franklin

When Benjamin Franklin Johnson Jr was born on 29 December 1842, in Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Benjamin Franklin Johnson, was 24 and his mother, Melissa Bloomfield LeBaron, was 21. He married Melissa Babcock in 1862. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 21 January 1884, in Tempe, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in City of Mesa Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Franklin Johnson Jr
1842–1884
Avoline Inez Butterfield
1842–1876
Marriage: 25 December 1862
Avoline Moleta Johnson
1863–1912
Benjamin Franklin Johnson III
1865–1943
Elmer Able Johnson
1866–1877
Melissa Bloomfield Johnson
1868–1909
Marcus Farland Johnson
1870–1870
Julian Harold Johnson
1872–1943
Caroline Delcina Johnson
1874–1919
Inez Josephine Johnson
1876–1903

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 December 1862Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children

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    World Events (8)

    1846
    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1850
    Age 8
    Historical Boundaries: 1850: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States* 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States *Renamed Salt Lake in 1868
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 14
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    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

    Story Highlight

    Johnson, Benjamin Franklin, Jr - Member of first Mormon pioneer company ariving in Salt Lake Valley, July 24, 1847

    BIOGRAPHY: Johnson, Benjamin Franklin Member of first Mormon pioneer company ariving in Salt Lake Valley, July 24, 1847. (son of Benjamin P. Johnson and Melissa LeBaron). Born December 29, 1842, Pa …

    Sources (49)

    • B F Johnson, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Franklin B. Johnson in entry for Mary Elizabeth Miller, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • Franklin Johnson in household of B F Johnson, "United States Census, 1860"

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