Lyman Eugene Johnson

24 October 1811–20 December 1859 (Age 48)
Pomfret, Windsor, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of Lyman Eugene

When Lyman Eugene Johnson was born on 24 October 1811, in Pomfret, Windsor, Vermont, United States, his father, John Johnson, was 33 and his mother, Mary Elsa Jacobs, was 30. He married Sarah Susan Lang on 4 September 1834, in Geauga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, United States in 1850. He died on 20 December 1859, in Crawford, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Prairie du Chien, Crawford, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lyman Eugene Johnson
1811–1859
Sarah Susan Lang
1815–1851
Marriage: 4 September 1834
Sarah Marinda Johnson
1837–1911
John Elbridge Johnson
1844–1917
George Johnson
1845–1847
Johnson
1847–1847
George Johnson
1847–1847

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 September 1834Geauga, Ohio, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1812
    Age 1
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1812 · War of 1812
    Age 1
    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 14
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    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

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    Lyman E. Johnson - orginal 1st quorum of Twelve Apostles

    Lyman E. Johnson was a member of the first quorum. of Twelve Apostles, was born in. Pomfret, Windsor Co , Vermont, Oct. 24, 1811. He was baptized in Feb. 1830 by Sidney Rigdon, ordained an Elde …

    Sources (24)

    • Lyman E Johnson, "United States Census, 1850"
    • L. E. Johnson, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
    • Lyman E Johnson in entry for Sarah M Snow, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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