William Leonides Johnson

1846–30 January 1856 (Age 10)
San Augustine, Texas, United States

The Life Summary of William Leonides

When William Leonides Johnson was born in 1846, in San Augustine, Texas, United States, his father, Willis Snellen Johnson, was 40 and his mother, Nancy Reddick Greer, was 41. He lived in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Washington, Texas, United States in 1850. He died on 30 January 1856, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 10.

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Family Time Line

Willis Snellen Johnson
1806–1853
Nancy Reddick Greer
1805–1878
Sarah Ann Johnson
1826–1916
Snellen Marion Johnson Sr.
1827–1900
Nathaniel Johnson
1831–1855
Mary Willmirth Johnson
1833–1855
Alfred Summers Johnson Sr
1835–1892
James A. Johnson
1837–1874
Hannah Victoria Nolan Johnson
1839–1903
Nancy Willmirth Johnson
1841–1902
John Lycurgus Johnson
1844–1908
William Leonides Johnson
1846–1856

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World Events (3)

1846
Age 0
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1846 · Mexican-American War
Age 0
Known in the United States as the Mexican War. President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna did not officially acknowledge the secession of Texas, and interpreted the US involvement with Texas as an invasion of borders. Mexican forces attacked American forces in an event called the Thornton Affair, prompting President James K. Polk to send a request for war to Congress. The war ended when the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed on February 2, 1848, which required the Mexican Cession of the northern territories and acceptance of the Rio Grande as the southern border of the United States. At the same time, the U.S. committed to pay Mexico $15 million for war damages and assumed roughly $3.25 million of their existing debt.
1850 · Compromise of 1850
Age 4
The United States Congress passed a package of five separate bills in an attempt to decrease tensions between the slave states and free states. The compromise itself was received gratefully, but both sides disapproved of certain components contained in the laws. Texas was impacted in several ways; mainly, the state surrendered its claim to New Mexico (and other claims north of 36°30′) but retained the Texas Panhandle. The federal government also took over the public debt for Texas.

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.

Possible Related Names

Jantzen
John
Jeansonne
Jonson

Sources (10)

  • W S Johnson in household of Willis Johnson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Wm L Johnson, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • William L Johnson, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"

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