Benjamin Franklin Johnson

28 July 1818–18 November 1905 (Age 87)
Pomfret, Chautauqua, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Benjamin Franklin

When Benjamin Franklin Johnson was born on 28 July 1818, in Pomfret, Chautauqua, New York, United States, his father, Ezekiel Johnson Jr., was 45 and his mother, Julia Hills, was 34. He married Melissa Bloomfield LeBaron on 25 December 1841, in Kirtland Township, Lake, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Colonia Díaz, Chihuahua, Mexico in 1890 and Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 1900. He died on 18 November 1905, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Mesa Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Benjamin Franklin Johnson
Sarah Melissa Holman
Marriage: 3 February 1856
Kemo Johnson
Elva Johnson
Benjamin Julius Johnson
Brigham Moroni Johnson
Heber Franklin Johnson
John Angus Johnson
Sariah Agnes Johnson
Sarah Melissa Johnson
Cassandra Johnson
Lionel Brand Johnson
Ellis Hills Johnson
Delightra Victoria Johnson
George Albert Johnson

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  • Marriage
    3 February 1856Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 1
    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 22
    On 6 April 1840, Kirtland Township became part of the newly organized Lake County.
    Age 25
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    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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    HISTORY OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN JOHNSON He was born July 28, 1818 at Pomphret, Chautaqua County, New York. He was the son of Ezekiel Johnson and Julia Hills. He was converted to the Gospel and was …

    Sources (147)

    • Benjamin Franklin Johnson in entry for Julia Ann Lebaron, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • (1850) Benjamin Johnson in Great Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah, United States 1850 Census
    • Benj F Johnson, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"

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