Thomas Wilkerson Johnson

21 October 1837–6 August 1918 (Age 80)
Pulaski, Giles, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Thomas Wilkerson

When Thomas Wilkerson Johnson was born on 21 October 1837, in Pulaski, Giles, Tennessee, United States, his father, Clarence Daniel Johnson, was 31 and his mother, Celia Adeline Cole, was 26. He married Sarah Elizabeth Hamilton on 17 August 1868, in Lawrence, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Giles, Tennessee, United States for about 30 years. He died on 6 August 1918, in Bodenham, Giles, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Giles, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Wilkerson Johnson
Sarah Elizabeth Hamilton
Marriage: 17 August 1868
William Newton Johnson
James Lafayette Johnson
Martha Caldonia Johnson
Clarence Daniel Johnson
Amanda Melvina Johnson
John Wade Johnson
Finis Ewing Johnson

Spouse and Children

17 August 1868
Lawrence, Tennessee, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Clarence Daniel Johnson


    Celia Adeline Cole




    Alice Johnson


    Sarah Helena Johnson


    Elizabeth Ann Johnson


    Amanda Melvina Johnson



+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 9

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

Age 9

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 25

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Thomas W Johnson in household of Celi Johnson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thomas W Johnston, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Milkerson Johnston in household of Daniel Johnston, "United States Census, 1850"

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