|About William Johnson|
William Johnson was born on November 8, 1809 in Youngstown, Ohio and died on July 16, 1885 in Columbiana County, Ohio. He lived to be 75 years old.
11/8/1809 - 7/16/1885
(Shown at age 51)
His parents were Henry and Sarah Johnson
IN 1832 he married Matilda Whetzler (1812 MO -1857)
Mary Elizabeth (1832)
Robert Crawford (1835)
Orlando Scott (1836)
William Henry (1847)
Lydia L. (1855)
After the death of Matilda, William married Sarah A. unknown(1828- ?).
William was a farmer and a tanner
|Census||1/1/1810 ||Nottingham Township OH (Tuscarawas County) ||54 days old |
|Name: Henry Johnson,
County: Tuscarawas County,
Township: Nottingham Township,
Record Type: Tax list,
Database: OH 1810 Washington Co. Census Index |
|Census||8/7/1820 ||Amesville OH (Athens County) ||10 yrs old |
|pg.101, line 13 -Henry Johnson:
one male - 26 thru 44, one female - Under 10,
one female - 16 thru 25,
Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1.
|Marriage||10/12/1832 ||OH (Trumbull County) ||22 yrs old |
|Page 137 - William Johnson ~to~ Matilda Whetsler ---Know there fore that William Johnson and Matilda Whitsalear both of Youngstown were join together in the bands of matrimony on Sept. fifth AD one thousand eight hundred and thirty two done by virtue of publishment according to the statute of the state of Ohio made and provided by Cornelius Jones Minster of the Gospel |
Received on Oct. 12th 1832 and recorded by me
George Parsons - Clerk
|Census||9/11/1850 ||Perry OH (Jackson County) ||40 yrs old |
|59 - William Johnson (age 42),
Matilda Johnson ( 35),
David Johnson (16),
James A. Johnson (14),
Sarah A. Johnson (12),
William S. Johnson (8),
Elisabeth M. Johnson (5) &
James Johnson ( 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 |
| William Johnson 1809 - March /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.
||Gold 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 & Sarah
William Johnson's head stone
Born about 1812 and died about 1857
|Sarah Unknown (Johnson)|
Born about 1828 and died about 1900.
They were married 1/1/1860.
|The Children of William Johnson|
57 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.
She married William and they had seven children:
John Edward (8/4/1876-12/13/1937)
Louis W. (4/5/1878 - 1935)
Kate E. (1880-1956)
Marshall (12/15/1882 - 10/13/1962)
Lydia Lorraine (7...