Jarvis Johnson Sr.

6 July 1829–28 January 1898 (Age 68)
Bristol, Addison, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of Jarvis

When Jarvis Johnson Sr. was born on 6 July 1829, in Bristol, Addison, Vermont, United States, his father, Peter Henry Johnson, was 28 and his mother, Lucina Roberts, was 23. He married Hester Ann Jackson on 5 August 1849, in Savannah, Andrew, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1860 and lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. He registered for military service in 1846. He died on 28 January 1898, in Beaver Dam, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jarvis Johnson Sr.
Mary Jane Ainsworth
Marriage: 17 January 1870
Mary Emereta Johnson
Sarah Adalaide Johnson
Jarvis Johnson
Joseph Seymour Johnson
Cynthia Delila Johnson
Hazel Emma Johnson
Myrtle Ivy Johnson
Owen Ainsworth Johnson
Wallace Ainsworth Johnson
Ruby Ainsworth Johnson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 January 1870Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 1
    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.
    1832 · Black Hawk War
    Age 3
    "The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 19
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

    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

    Lucina Roberts

    Written by Ruby Johnson Thornley in 1988. Lucina was born 5 March 1806 at Lincoln, Addison County, Vermont. She died about 1861 or 1863 at Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah. She was the daught …

    Sources (91)

    • Jaris Johnson, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Jarvis Johnson in entry for Melissa C. Hunsaker, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"
    • Jarvis Johnson, "United States Census, 1870"

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