Julia Didamia Johnson

Brief Life History of Julia Didamia

When Julia Didamia Johnson was born on 26 September 1845, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, Benjamin Franklin Johnson Sr, was 27 and her mother, Melissa Bloomfield LeBaron, was 24. She married David Johnson Wilson on 26 July 1867, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 9 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1848 and lived in Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Hatch Election Precinct, Iron, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 19 September 1918, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in City of Mesa Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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David Johnson Wilson
Julia Didamia Johnson
Marriage: 26 July 1867
Julia Edith Wilson
David Johnson Wilson Jr.
Pearl Melissa Wilson
Mary Ellen Wilson
Sarah Centenna Wilson
Esther Delcina Wilson
George Benjamin Wilson
Martha Harriet Wilson
June Rose Wilson
Gladys Lovina Wilson
Ruth Bloomfield Wilson

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  • Julia E Willson in household of David J Willson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mrs. Julia Wilson, "Arizona, Deaths, 1870-1951"
  • Julia Johnson in entry for Rose Wilson, "Arizona, Maricopa, Mesa City Cemetery Records, 1885-1960"

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U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1846 · First Nauvoo Temple Dedicated

On May 1-3, 1846, the Nauvoo Illinois Temple was fully dedicated. It was the second temple that had been built by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was the first temple with an angel Moroni on top, in the case of this temple it also doubled as a weather vane. Before the saints left Nauvoo they gathered in great numbers to go through.


Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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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