Race Alphalus Johnson

Brief Life History of Race Alphalus

When Race Alphalus Johnson was born on 4 October 1865, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, his father, Jarvis Johnson Sr., was 36 and his mother, Sarah Jane Angell, was 31. He married Charlotte Maria Whitworth on 28 March 1888, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States for about 16 years and Beaver Dam Election Precinct, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 14 December 1941, in Beaver Dam, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Beaver Dam, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Race Alphalus Johnson
Charlotte Maria Whitworth
Marriage: 28 March 1888
Pearl Johnson
Mary LaVona Johnson
Vedia Johnson
Alphalus Ariel Johnson
Florence Johnson
Martha Fern Johnson
Catherine Rena Johnson
George Elmer Johnson
Charlotte Whitworth Johnson
Alice Virginia Johnson
Benjamin Francis Johnson
Afton Johnson

Sources (66)

  • Race Alphus Johnson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Race Alphalus Johnson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Patriarch Race Alpheus Johnson, "Utah, Brigham City Family History Center, Obituary Collection, 1930-2015"

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Historical Boundaries: 1867: Box Elder, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Box Elder, Utah, United States


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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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THE STORY OF RAIS A. JOHNSON I was born 4 October 1865 in Brigham City, Box Elder,Utah to Jarvis Johnson and Sarah Jane Angell. Mother had 3 children older than I by a previous marriage to Ben …

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