William Johnson

4 November 1794–2 November 1877 (Age 82)
Colerain Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William

When William Johnson was born on 4 November 1794, in Colerain Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Mark Johnston II, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Crawford, was 23. He married Rebecca Griffith on 1 April 1824, in Colerain Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 2 November 1877, in Milton, Washington Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Valley Grove Cemetery, Cambridge City, Jackson Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Johnson
1794–1877
Rebecca Griffith
1796–1874
Marriage: 1 April 1824
Ann Johnston
1816–
Samuel Johnson
1825–1908
Maxwell Johnston
1828–
Mathew Johnston
1829–
James Johnston
1831–
John Johnston
1831–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 April 1824
Colerain Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 6

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 18

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1816

Age 22

Indiana is the 19th state.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Johnson in entry for William Johnson, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Johnston in entry for John Johnston, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Johnston in entry for John Johnston, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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