Phebe Ann Johnson

about 1813–
Bennington, Bennington, Vermont, United States

The Life of Phebe Ann

Phebe Ann Johnson was born about 1813, in Bennington, Bennington, Vermont, United States as the daughter of John Johnson and Betsey. She married John Billings Dewey on 21 January 1836. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States in 1860 and Gates, Monroe, New York, United States for about 5 years.

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Family Time Line

John Billings Dewey
Phebe Ann Johnson
Marriage: 21 January 1836
Ann Elizabeth Dewey
Charles Plina Dewey
Frances Julia Dewey
Edward Johnson Dewey

Spouse and Children

21 January 1836


Parents and Siblings

    John Johnson






World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Age 8

Monroe County was formed from parts of Genesee and Ontario counties in 1821.

Age 33

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 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)

  • Phebe A Deney in household of John B Deney, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Phebe Dewey in household of John Dewey, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Phoeba A Dewey in household of Louis Kitzel, "New York, State Census, 1875"

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