Alfred Summers Johnson Sr

14 September 1835–23 August 1892 (Age 56)
Chambers, Alabama, United States

The Life Summary of Alfred Summers

When Alfred Summers Johnson Sr was born on 14 September 1835, in Chambers, Alabama, United States, his father, Willis Snellen Johnson, was 29 and his mother, Nancy Reddick Greer, was 30. He married Deborah Elizabeth Hardy on 21 May 1856, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Washington, Texas, United States in 1850. He died on 23 August 1892, in Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Rock Point Cemetery, Maeser, Uintah, Utah, United States.

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Alfred Summers Johnson Sr
Deborah Elizabeth Hardy
Marriage: 21 May 1856
Mary Willmirth Johnson
Alfred Sumner Johnson Jr
Lucy Adeline Johnson
Sarah Adelia Johnson
Wright Leonidas Johnson
Pamelia Uzell Johnson
Nancy Luella Johnson
Willis Lycurgus Johnson
Joseph Nathaniel Johnson
James Jefferson "Jeff" Johnson
Myrtle Mae Johnson
Grover Ray Johnson

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    21 May 1856Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 1
    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.
    Age 1
    Historical Boundaries: 1836: Washington, Republic of Texas 1845: Washington, Texas, United States
    Age 16
    Alabama State Capitol Building was completed in 1851. Additions to the building were made several times. The Capitol was restored in 1992.

    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 (18)

    • S A Johnson in household of Willis Johnson, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Alfred Johnson in entry for Alfred Sumner Johnson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Alfred Johnson, "United States Census, 1880"

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