Melissa Caroline Johnson

19 February 1853–17 January 1921 (Age 67)
Savannah, Andrew, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Melissa Caroline

When Melissa Caroline Johnson was born on 19 February 1853, in Savannah, Andrew, Missouri, United States, her father, Jarvis Johnson Sr., was 23 and her mother, Hester Ann Jackson, was 18. She married Alexander Beckstead Hunsaker on 29 November 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 17 January 1921, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Beckstead Hunsaker
Melissa Caroline Johnson
Marriage: 29 November 1869
Alexander Beckstead Hunsaker Jr
Edgar Hunsaker
Polly May Hunsaker
Essie Vernisha Hunsaker
Jarvis Elbert Hunsaker
Edna Melissa Hunsaker
Abraham Leone Hunsaker
Hester Lila Hunsaker
Mary Ada Hunsaker
Grace Hunsaker
Velda Jean Hunsaker
Oral Hugh Hunsaker

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 November 1869Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1859 · Logan is Founded
    Age 6
    "\""During the end of April, David Reese and his company settled the land north of the Logan River. That area was the second permanent settlement in Cache Valley and the future location of Logan. The city's boundary was drawn by Logan's first bishop, Jesse W. Fox, a government engineer. The name \""\""Logan\""\"" comes from a trapper that used to frequent the area before the pioneers came to the valley.\"""
    Age 10
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 19
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    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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    BRIEF BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF MELISSA CAROLINE JOHNSON HUNSAKER Note: The following biographical sketch was evidently present …

    Sources (29)

    • Melissa Carolina Johnson in entry for Grace Hunsaker, "Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930"
    • Melissa Hunsaker in household of Abraham Hunsaker, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Mellisa C. Johnson in entry for Oral Hugh Hunsaker and Gladys May Bond, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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