William P. Johnson

Male1825–24 July 1903

Brief Life History of William P.

When William P. Johnson was born in 1825, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Daniel Johnson, was 46 and his mother, Rebecca Perdew, was 29. He married Savilla Craig Northcraft about 1850, in Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Southampton Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 24 July 1903, in Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Chaneysville, Southampton Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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William P. Johnson
1825–1903
Savilla Craig Northcraft
1822–1896
Marriage: about 1850
Annmair or Anna Maria Johnson
–1881

Sources (4)

  • William Johnson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William P Johnson, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Deaths and Burials, 1856-1971"
  • William Johnson, "United States Census, 1880"

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  • Marriage
    about 1850Maryland, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 0

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 5

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    1846

    Age 21

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

    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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