Elizabeth Johnson

28 February 1821–15 March 1891 (Age 70)
Burslem, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Johnson was born on 28 February 1821, in Burslem, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Samuel Johnson, was 17 and her mother, Harriet Matilda Daniel, was 15. She married John Bourne in December 1843, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850. She died on 15 March 1891, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Bourne
Elizabeth Johnson
Marriage: December 1843
Harriet Johnson
Esther Cummings Johnson
John Johnson Bourne
Samuel Bourne
Elijah Bourne
Prudence Bourne
Elizabeth Bourne
Harriet Matilda Bourne
Mary Bourne

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    December 1843Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 12
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    Age 22
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Samuel and Harriet Matilda Daniel Johnson

    Life Sketch of Harriet Matilda Daniel Johnson, and Samuel Johnson Taken from: 1. The Write-up in the “News” of the Death of Harriet Matilda Daniel Johnson (Mother of Elizabeth Johnson Bourne. As fo …

    Sources (21)

    • Eliz'Th Bourne, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Elizabeth Johnson in entry for Elizabeth Bourne Ladd, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Elisth Bourne, 38, England, in household of Jno Bourne, lvg in Lake City, Utah Territory, "United States Census, 26 Sep 1860"

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