William B Johnson

15 October 1829–28 October 1895 (Age 66)
New York, United States

The Life of William B

When William B Johnson was born on 15 October 1829, in New York, United States, his father, George Johnson, was 30 and his mother, Harriet Palmer, was 25. He died on 28 October 1895, in Richfield, Otsego, New York, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Twilight Rest Cemetery, Otsego, New York, United States.

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George Johnson
Harriet Palmer
William B Johnson
Jane Esther Johnson
James Burgess Johnson
Martha Johnson
Julia Johnson
Mary L Johnson

Parents and Siblings

    George Johnson


    Harriet Palmer




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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

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.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 1

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 34

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

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.

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Sources (3)

  • William Johnson in household of James Johnson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William B Johnson, "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956"
  • William B Johnson, "Find A Grave Index"

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