William JOHNSON

1778–
Hampstead, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of William

When William JOHNSON was born in 1778, in Hampstead, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Caleb Johnson, was 41 and his mother, Ruth Eastman, was 39. He married Abi Varnum on 17 October 1803.

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William JOHNSON
1778–
Abi Varnum
1783–1864
Marriage: 17 October 1803

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
17 October 1803

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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 3

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1788 · New Hampshire Helps Ratify the US Constitution

Age 10

On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth and final state needed to ratify the US Constitution and make it the official law of the land
1812

Age 34

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: patronymic from the personal name John . As an American family name, Johnson has absorbed patronymics and many other derivatives of this name in continental European languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .)

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • William Johnson, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • William Johnson, "New Hampshire, Births and Christenings, 1714-1904"
  • William Johnson, "New Hampshire, Births and Christenings, 1714-1904"

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