Johnson Holbrook

Brief Life History of Johnson

When Johnson Holbrook was born on 29 May 1783, in Albany, Albany, New York, United States, his father, Ephraim Holbrook, was 35 and his mother, Esther Johnson, was 38. He lived in Coeymans, Albany, New York, United States in 1813 and Coeymans, Coeymans, Albany, New York, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1812. He died in 1835, at the age of 52.

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Family Time Line

Johnson Holbrook
1783–1835
Betsy McCalley
1783–1835
Oliver Holbrook
1801–
Sarah 'Sally' Ann Holbrook
1814–1896
Nancy Holbrook
1818–1872
Elizabeth Holbrook
1830–1900
Peter Holbrook
1808–
David Holbrook
1812–1886
Griffin Holbrook
1813–1883
Peter Holbrook
1816–1873
Rachel Holbrook
1820–1848
Ephraim Daniel Holbrook
1822–1911

Sources (8)

  • Johnson Holbrooks, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Johnson Holebrock, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"
  • Death Certificate Sally Ann Clensy

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called with Old English hol ‘hole, hollow’ + brōc ‘brook, stream’, such as Holbrook (Derbyshire, Dorset, Suffolk) and Howbrook in Wortley (Yorkshire).

Americanized form of North German Halbrock (or some like-sounding surname), a cognate of 1 above.

History: This name was first taken to America by the brothers Thomas and John Holbrook, who emigrated to MA in the 17th century; their line can be traced back to Dundry, Somerset, England, in the first half of the 16th century. Other English bearers who started early lines of descent in the New World are Joseph Ho(u)lbrook of Warrington, Lancashire, who emigrated to MD as an indentured servant in the later 17th century; Randolph Holbrook, who was in VA in the 1720s but later returned to Nantwich, Cheshire; and Rev. John Holbrook, who emigrated from Handbury, Staffordshire, to NJ c. 1723.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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