John Lycurgus Johnson

25 August 1844–29 June 1908 (Age 63)
Brenham, Washington, Texas, United States

The Life Summary of John Lycurgus

When John Lycurgus Johnson was born on 25 August 1844, in Brenham, Washington, Texas, United States, his father, Willis Snellen Johnson, was 38 and his mother, Nancy Reddick Greer, was 39. He married Cora Isabelle Davis on 1 March 1867, in St. Charles, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Vernal Utah Temple, Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 29 June 1908, in Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Rock Point Cemetery, Maeser, Uintah, Utah, United States.

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John Lycurgus Johnson
Cora Isabelle Davis
Marriage: 1 March 1867
Willis Lycurgus Johnson
James Warren Johnson
Nathan Leonidas Johnson
Alfred Nathaniel "Alf" Johnson
Snellen Ichabod Johnson
Allen Eugene Johnson
LeRoy Davis Johnson
Clarence Irwin Johnson
Nancy Pearl Johnson
Cora Myrtle Johnson
Hazel Johnson

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  • Marriage
    1 March 1867St. Charles, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1846 · Mexican-American War
    Age 2
    Known in the United States as the Mexican War. President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna did not officially acknowledge the secession of Texas, and interpreted the US involvement with Texas as an invasion of borders. Mexican forces attacked American forces in an event called the Thornton Affair, prompting President James K. Polk to send a request for war to Congress. The war ended when the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed on February 2, 1848, which required the Mexican Cession of the northern territories and acceptance of the Rio Grande as the southern border of the United States. At the same time, the U.S. committed to pay Mexico $15 million for war damages and assumed roughly $3.25 million of their existing debt.
    Age 19
    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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    John Lycurgus Johnson (1844-1908) John Lycurgus Johnson was born in Brennam, Washington County, Texas, August 25, 1844 to Nancy Reddick Greer and Willis Johnson. His father died when Lycurgus was abo …

    Sources (36)

    • Lycurgus Johnson in entry for Pearl J Christensen, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Lycurgus Johnson, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Lycurgus Johnson in entry for Snellen Johnson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"

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