James Henry Jons Johnson

24 May 1834–3 May 1884 (Age 49)
Malmö, Malmöhus, Sweden

The Life Summary of James Henry Jons

When James Henry Jons Johnson was born on 24 May 1834, in Malmö, Malmöhus, Sweden, his father, Hendric Jonsson, was 23 and his mother, Marna Larsdotter, was 24. He married Johanna Olausdotter on 8 May 1859, in Atlantic Ocean. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Bjereshög, Malmöhus, Sweden in 1834. He died on 3 May 1884, in Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Henry Jons Johnson
1834–1884
Johanna Olausdotter
1836–1901
Marriage: 8 May 1859
James August Johnson
1860–1877
Mary Johanna Johnson
1862–1928
Anna Christina Johnson
1864–1940
John Alfred Johnson
1866–1921
Ida Melinda Johnson
1868–1868
Henry Adolph Johnson
1869–1927
Oscar Freitch Johnson
1872–1915
Albert Frances Johnson
1874–1875
Hilda Melinda Johnson
1876–1920
Emma Charlotte Johnson
1878–1952

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  • Marriage
    8 May 1859Atlantic Ocean
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    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.
    1846
    Age 12
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · The March Unrest
    Age 14
    The March Unrest, or the Marsoroligheterna, was a series of riots in Stockholm in March 1848, due to news of the French Revolution. As a mob gathered and plundered shops on March 19, the militia fired shots and 18 deaths. The army arrived on March 21 for reinforcement and terminated any further rioting.

    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

    JAMES HENRY JOHNSON MAY HAVE BEEN CHRISTENED JONS JONSSON HAVING BEEN BORN MAY 24 1834. CAROLI PARISH, MALMOHOUS, SWEDEN, RECORDS SHOW A JONS JONSSON BORN MAY 24 1834 TO HENRICK JONSSON AND MARNA LARS …

    Sources (22)

    • Henry Johnson, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Andrew Johnson in entry for John Alfred Johnson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • US 1860 Census Utah Territory

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