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|About William Johnson|
William Johnson was born on November 8, 1809 somewhere in Ohio and died on November 7, 1885 somewhere in Ohio. He lived to be 76 years old.
11/8/1809 - 11/7/1885
His parents were Henry and Sarah Johnson.
He married Matilda Whetzler Johnson (1812 MO -1857)She was the daughter of Henry and Cattarina Whetzler.After her death William married Sarah A. unknown(1828- ?).
Children:Mary Elizabeth (1832),Robert Crawford (1835),Orlando Scott (1836),William Henry (1847), Lydia L. (1855).
|Census||9/11/1850 ||Perry OH (Jackson County) ||40 yrs old |
|59 - William Johnson age 42,
Matilda Johnson age 35,
David Johnson age 16,
James A. Johnson age 14,
Sarah A. Johnson age 12,
William S. Johnson age 8,
Elisabeth M. Johnson age 5 &
James Johnson age 2. All were born in Ohio. William is a farmer.
|Census||7/19/1860 ||West Township OH ( Columbiana County) ||50 yrs old |
|# 1344 - Wm Johnson (age 51),
Sarah A. Johnson (31),
Orlando Johnson (21),
Wm H. Johnson (13),
Kate C. Johnson (12) and
Lydia Johnson (7). William, Orlando,Willam Jr. & Lydia were born in OH,Sarah was born in MO and Kate in PA.In the box check for black or mulatto there is a check for William and Orlando. William is a farmer, his estate is values at $275 and personal at $400. |
|Census||8/16/1870 ||Weathersfield OH (Trumbull County) ||60 yrs old |
|# 644 - William Johnson (age 60), Sarah A. Johnson (42), Orlando Johnson (34),Sauna S.(hard to read?) (17)Chaunce Kate Johnson (19). William, Orlando,Sauna were born in OH,Sarah was born in MO and Kate in TN. William and Orlando are Tanners, Chaunce Kate is a domestic servent. William estate is values personal at $1000. |
|Census||6/18/1880 ||District 210, Weathersfield OH (Tumbull County) ||70 yrs old |
|#356, 361 - William age 70 & Sarah age 52. William was born in Ohio, his father in Maryland and mother in Pennsylvania. Sarah was born in Missouri. William is a tanner and Sarah keeps house. |
|Graveyard/Tombstone||11/7/1885 ||Grove Hill Cemetery OH (Columbiana County) ||76 yrs old |
|Willam Johnson 11/8/1809 - 11/7/1885 |
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William, his family, and friends. For example, William is 2 years old when By 1811 the new "Federal Road" (which started as a horse path) is filled with a steady flow of white settlers into Creek Indian Territories. The Spanish begin to fan hostile sentiments among the Indians.
||The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
||The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
||Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
||The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
||The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
||The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
||Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
||Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
||Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
||Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
||Edison invents the electric light bulb.
||NEWS HEADLINES: Tecumseh's emerging Indian Confederacy is defeated at the Battle of Tippecanoe in Ohio. Afterwards, Tecumseh and his brother travel from their Shawnee homes in the north to recruit and unify the southern Indians.
||NEWS HEADLINES: War of 1812 begins and will continue for until 1814. Some call it the Second War of Independence because the US fights Great Britain to a stalemate, Americas independence was assured.
||God is discovered in Georgia.
||July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
||NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
||NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
||NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
||NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
||By 1811 the new "Federal Road" (which started as a horse path) is filled with a steady flow of white settlers into Creek Indian Territories. The Spanish begin to fan hostile sentiments among the Indians.
||The Act of April 24, 1820 abolished the land purchase credit system, fixed the price of public lands at $1.25 per acre, and set the minimum purchase at 80 acres. After a person purchased land, a final certificate was issued by the land office and sent to Washington DC to be verified and signed by the President -- a time consuming process. Public lands were most typically available through US treaties with Indians who agreed to be removed from their homelands.
||Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
||Second Seminole Indian War begins.
||The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
||Oregon Trail is established
||Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
||Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
||Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
||May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
||Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
||American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
||An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
||Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
||The National League of Baseball is founded
||Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico
William Johnson's head stone
|The Children of William Johnson|
19 years old
|Lydia L. Johnson|
Born somewhere in Ohio on May 6, 1856 and died in Akron, Ohio on March 11, 1918. She was 61 years old.
Her parents were William (11/8/1809 -11/17/1885 OH)and Matilda Whetzler Johnson (1812-1857)After the death of her mother her father marry Sarah A. unknown(1828- ?)
She married William and they ...