Willard Richard Johnson Sr.

31 December 1853–8 February 1910 (Age 56)
Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Willard Richard

When Willard Richard Johnson Sr. was born on 31 December 1853, in Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States, his father, Richard Johnson, was 34 and his mother, Husseler Ursula Bevan, was 29. He married Sarah Crosland on 6 September 1873, in Tooele, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 8 February 1910, in Holden, Millard, Utah, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Holden, Millard, Utah, United States.

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Willard Richard Johnson Sr.
Sarah Crosland
Marriage: 6 September 1873
Willard Richard Johnson Jr.
Benjamin John Johnson
Catherine Usslear Johnson
Burt Franklin Johnson
Sarah Myrtle Johnson
Lilias Edith Johnson
Jennie Johnson
Ida Bevan Johnson
Lula Annie Johnson
Wilford Crosland Johnson
Grant Leroy Johnson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 September 1873Tooele, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 8
    Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.
    Age 10
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 17
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    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

    Husseler & Richard Johnson, from England to Utah

    The facsimile seen here, purportedly written by Husseler Bevan Johnson, essentially reads: "I was raised in Shropshire and your Father was raised in Wistershire [Worcester]. We came from [E]ngla …

    Sources (53)

    • Willard R. Johnson, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Willard Johnson in entry for Burt F Johnson and Glenda Dennis, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Willard H. Johnson in entry for Benjamin John Johnson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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