Samuel Ealy Johnson

Male12 November 1838–25 February 1915

Brief Life History of Samuel Ealy

When Samuel Ealy Johnson was born on 12 November 1838, in Randolph, Alabama, United States, his father, Jesse J Johnson, was 43 and his mother, Lucy Webb Barnett, was 40. He married Eliza Jane Bunton on 4 December 1867, in Lockhart, Caldwell, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 2, Hays, Texas, United States in 1880 and Fredericksburg, Gillespie, Texas, United States in 1900. He died on 25 February 1915, in Stonewall, Gillespie, Texas, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Stonewall, Gillespie, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Ealy Johnson
Eliza Jane Bunton
Marriage: 4 December 1867
Mary Elizabeth Johnson
Frank Barnett Johnson
Ava Johnson
Lucy Johnson
Samuel Ealy Johnson Jr.
Thomas Jesse Johnson
George Desha Johnson
Kate Johnson
Jessie Hermine Johnson

Sources (23)

  • Samuel Johnson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • S E Johnson, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"
  • Sam'L E Johnson, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 December 1867Lockhart, Caldwell, Texas, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 8

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


    Age 8

    Historical Boundaries: 1846: Bexar, Texas, United States 1848: Gillespie, Texas, United States


    Age 25

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

    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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    JOHNSON, SAMUEL EALY, SR. (1838–1915), Confederate States Army

    Samuel E. Johnson, enlisted in 26th Texas Cavalry, Confederate States Army. He served in Texas and Louisiana. He fought in the battle of Galveston and the Red River Campaign. JOHNSON, SAMUEL EALY, SR …

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