Nancy Willmirth Johnson

22 November 1841–13 March 1902 (Age 60)
Chambers, Montgomery, Alabama, United States

The Life Summary of Nancy Willmirth

When Nancy Willmirth Johnson was born on 22 November 1841, in Chambers, Montgomery, Alabama, United States, her father, Willis Snellen Johnson, was 35 and her mother, Nancy Reddick Greer, was 36. She married Baylus Earl Sprouse Sr. on 17 February 1857, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Manassa, Conejos, Colorado, United States in 1880 and Mountain Dell, Uintah, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 13 March 1902, in Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Maeser, Uintah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Baylus Earl Sprouse Sr.
Nancy Willmirth Johnson
Marriage: 17 February 1857
John Willis Sprouse
Baylus Earl "Jake" Sprouse Jr.
Marion Lycurgus Sprouse
James Johnson Sprouse
Nancy Emily Sprouse
Cora Adeline "Crum" Sprouse
Elmira Victoria "Vic" Sprouse
Nathan Coon Sprouse
Genevieve Sprouse
William Sprouse
Burnetta Sprouse

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 February 1857Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
    Age 16
    The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.
    Age 22
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    Nancy Willmirtrh Johnson

    Nancy Willmirth Johnson 1841-1902 Nancy Willmirth Johnson, the eighth child of Nancy Reddick Greer and Willis Johnson was born on Nov 22, 1841 in St. Augustine Texas. Nancy was a pioneer girl; she en …

    Sources (28)

    • Nancy Johnson in entry for Genevieve S Johnson, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Nancy Sprouse in household of Baylus Sprouse, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Nancy Johnson in entry for John Willis Sprouse, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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