Julia Anna Johnson

Brief Life History of Julia Anna

When Julia Anna Johnson was born on 20 February 1847, in Knox, Illinois, United States, her father, Joel Hills Johnson, was 44 and her mother, Susan Bryant, was 34. She married Samuel Taylor Orton on 29 November 1860, in Iron, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1850. She died on 9 April 1879, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Parowan Cemetery, Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Taylor Orton
1832–1907
Julia Anna Johnson
1847–1879
Marriage: 29 November 1860
Julia Anna Orton
1861–1946
Samuel Taylor Orton Jr.
1863–1948
Oscar Johnson Orton
1865–1865
Nephi Johnson Orton
1866–1927
Mary Ann Harriet Orton
1868–1868
Charles Bryant Orton
1869–1879
Joel Hills Orton
1871–1959
Susan Alfreda Orton
1872–1876
Hannah Taylor Orton
1874–1879
Seth Johnson Orton
1875–1879
Osmond Taylor Orton
1878–1879
Minnie Brown Orton
1879–1879

Sources (24)

  • Juliana Johnson in household of Joel H Johnson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Julia Ann Johnson - birth: 20 February 1847; Eugene, Knox, Illinois, United States
  • Julia Anna Johnson Orton, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

1850

Historical Boundaries: 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Utah, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Utah, Utah, United States

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

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.

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Excerpts from diary of Joel Hills Johnson - Julia Ann

March 23rd 1855, I will here insert the births and deaths of my children up to the above date. Julia Ann, my fourth by my wife Susan, was born at French Creek, Knox County, Illinois, Saturday, the 20 …

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