Lydia Lidiard Johnson

8 March 1814–24 June 1892 (Age 78)
Bath, Bath and North East Somerset, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Lydia Lidiard

When Lydia Lidiard Johnson was born on 8 March 1814, in Bath, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Johnson, was 27 and her mother, Mary Dowsing, was 30. She married Abraham Marchant on 7 February 1837, in Bath, Bath and North East Somerset, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in St James, Kent, England, United Kingdom in 1841. In 1889, at the age of 75, her occupation is listed as housekeeping in Peoa, Summit, Utah, United States. She died on 24 June 1892, in Peoa, Summit, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Peoa Cemetery, Peoa, Summit, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Abraham Marchant
Lydia Lidiard Johnson
Marriage: 7 February 1837
Robert Abraham Marchant
Mary Ann Marchant
Sarah Matilda Marchant
Abraham Robert Marchant
Albert George Henry Marchant
Lydia Elizabeth Marchant
John Alma Marchant
Joseph Hyrum Marchant
Maria Louisa Marchant
Franklin William Marchant
Gilbert Johnson Marchant

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 February 1837Bath, Bath and North East Somerset, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 5
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 22
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    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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    I Must Interfere

    “I did not expect to preside here this afternoon,” Bishop Abraham Marchant told the women of Peoa Ward. “But as the sisters have vacated their positions I accept it.” A year and a half had passed sin …

    Sources (38)

    • Lydia Marchant in household of Abraham Marchant, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Lydia Johnson in entry for Gilbert J. Marchant and Anna Jensen, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
    • Lydia Johnson in entry for Maria Louisa Lyons, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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