Joseph Sylvester Johnson

12 September 1839–24 January 1918 (Age 78)
Malaga, Monroe, Ohio, United States

The Life of Joseph Sylvester

When Joseph Sylvester Johnson was born on 12 September 1839, in Malaga, Monroe, Ohio, United States, his father, Ezra Johnstone Jr., was 34 and his mother, Catherine Carter, was 29. He married Rebecca A. Durnal on 12 August 1862, in Barnesville, Warren Township, Belmont, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Branch Township, Marion, Kansas, United States in 1900 and Catlin Township, Marion, Kansas, United States for about 5 years. He died on 24 January 1918, in Peabody Township, Marion, Kansas, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Peabody, Marion, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Sylvester Johnson
1839–1918
Rebecca A. Durnal
1842–1930
Marriage: 12 August 1862
Ralph Abner Silas Johnson
1864–1927
Wilburn B. Johnson
1865–1934
Louisa Ellen Johnson
1867–1869
Alice Mary Johnson
1870–1937
Elma Lucille Johnson
1872–1934
May Belle Johnson
1875–1949
Franklin C. Johnson
1877–1893
Nina Delilah Catherine Johnson
1878–1964
Alfarata Ethel Johnson
1881–1959
Thomas Leonard Johnson
1884–1931
Francis Johnson
1888–1981

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 August 1862
Barnesville, Warren Township, Belmont, Ohio, United States
children

(11)

    Ralph Abner Silas Johnson

    Male1864–1927Male

    Wilburn B. Johnson

    Male1865–1934Male

    Louisa Ellen Johnson

    Female1867–1869Female

    Female1870–1937Female

    Elma Lucille Johnson

    Female1872–1934Female

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Ezra Johnstone Jr.

    Male1805–1889Male

    Catherine Carter

    Female1810–1880Female

siblings

(16)

    William J Johnson

    Male1828–1870Male

    William Johnson

    Male1828–1828Male

    Thomas J. Johnson

    Male1829–1906Male

    Rosanna Johnson

    Female1831–1868Female

    Pius Johnston

    Male1833–1913Male

+11 More Children

World Events (7)

1846

Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 21

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
1863

Age 24

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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 .)

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

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Story Highlight

Civil War Soilder

Joseph Sylvester Johnson fought in the Civil War and was wounded in hip when a soldier stabbed him while he was lying on the ground. Due to this wound he was discharged according to my mother.

Sources (3)

  • J S Johnson in household of G W Snyder, "Kansas State Census, 1915"
  • Jospeh Johnson in household of Ezra Johnson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joseph S Johnson, "United States Census, 1880"

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