Mary Johns

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Johns was born in 1844, in Indiana, United States, her father, Erza Johns, was 28 and her mother, Sarah Ann Overman, was 25. She lived in Wayne Township, Henry, Indiana, United States for about 10 years.

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Erza Johns
Sarah Ann Overman
William H Johns
Mary Johns
Harriet A Johns
Martha Jane Johns
Sarah E Johns
Marion Francis Johns
Ezra Martin Johns
Samuel W. Johns
Nancy Caroline Johns
Savannah Evelyn Johns
Emma C Johns

Sources (2)

  • Mary Johns in household of Ezra Johns, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Johns in household of Ezra Johns, "United States Census, 1860"

World Events (8)


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

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: variant of John with genitival or excrescent -s, or a variant of Jones . It is common in Cornwall and Devon, south Wales, the West Midlands and Lancashire. In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, such as Albanian Gjonaj or any other Albanian patronymic from the personal name Gjon ‘John’ and its variants or derivatives; see also examples at Johnson .

German: patronymic from John or a shortened form of Johannes .

Americanized form of Swiss German Schantz .

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

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