Snellen Marion Johnson Sr.

27 October 1827–10 June 1900 (Age 72)
Hillsboro, Jasper, Georgia, United States

The Life Summary of Snellen Marion

When Snellen Marion Johnson Sr. was born on 27 October 1827, in Hillsboro, Jasper, Georgia, United States, his father, Willis Snellen Johnson, was 21 and his mother, Nancy Reddick Greer, was 22. He married Sarah Hunt Greer on 21 January 1851, in Fayette Land District, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and Laketown, Rich, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 10 June 1900, in Lonetree, Uinta, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Johnson Cemetery, Uinta, Wyoming, United States.

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Snellen Marion Johnson Sr.
Sarah Hunt Greer
Marriage: 21 January 1851
James Johnson
Willis Johnson
Nathaniel Hunt Johnson
Mary Willmirth Johnson
Snellen Marion Johnson Jr.
Nancy Catherine Johnson
Thomas Jefferson Johnson
Newton DeWitt Johnson
Sarah Ann Johnson
John Lycurgus Johnson

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  • Marriage
    21 January 1851Fayette Land District, Texas, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 3
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    Age 6
    Historical Boundaries 1833: Province de Texas, Mexico 1836: Washington, Republic of Texas 1845: Washington, Texas, United States Historical Names: 1833: Washington 1865: Washington-on-the-Brazos or Old Washington
    1850 · Compromise of 1850
    Age 23
    The United States Congress passed a package of five separate bills in an attempt to decrease tensions between the slave states and free states. The compromise itself was received gratefully, but both sides disapproved of certain components contained in the laws. Texas was impacted in several ways; mainly, the state surrendered its claim to New Mexico (and other claims north of 36°30′) but retained the Texas Panhandle. The federal government also took over the public debt for Texas.

    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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    Sources (22)

    • Snelaw Johnson, "United States Census, 1870"
    • S M Johnson, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
    • Sullen N. Johnson in entry for Willis Johnson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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