Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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Samuel Johnson
Born in Lichfield, Staffordshire, Englandmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married in St Werburgh, Derby, Englandmap
Died in London, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 18 Feb 2013
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Samuel Johnson is Notable.

Samuel Johnson was an English writer, poet, essayist, literary critic, biographer and lexicographer. He published A Dictionary of the English Language in 1755, and it was considered the pre-eminent English dictionary for more than a century. He married Elizabeth Porter, a woman who was more than 20 years his senior. There were no children from this union.

Christening: Samuell Johnson, 9 September 1709 at Saint Mary, Lichfield, Staffordshire, England. Father: Michael Johnson.[1]

This biography was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import.[2] It's a rough draft and needs to be edited.


User ID: 52C5C6CAD42722C3A002421B1DB5A24C
Record ID Number: MH:IF5682
Date: 1708
Place: Virgina


User ID: 52C5C6CAD42982C3B002421B1DB5A24C
Record ID Number: MH:IF5683
Date: 1784
Place: Virgina

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Record ID Number: MH:I713

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User ID: 52C5C6CAD42B82C3C002421B1DB5A24C


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  1. "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (Samuell Johnson: accessed 30 August 2015), Michael Johnson in entry for Samuell Johnson, 09 Sep 1709; citing SAINT MARY,LICHFIELD,STAFFORD,ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 421,567.
  2. Johnson-24170 was created by John Tucker through the import of Tucker282014.GED on Feb 8, 2014. This comment and citation can be deleted after the biography has been edited and primary sources are included.

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On 3 Mar 2019 at 18:12 GMT Teresa Downey wrote:

Are you sure about wife Porter-4564? She didn't live in England. She looks to be the wife of Johnson-36870 that lived in USA

On 18 Sep 2017 at 15:32 GMT S (Hill) Willson wrote:

Johnson-36870 and Johnson-16962 do not represent the same person because: There was an American couple with the same names as the English couple; -36870 is the husband of the American couple

On 18 Sep 2017 at 15:29 GMT S (Hill) Willson wrote:

Johnson-36870 and Johnson-16962 appear to represent the same person because: Same birth year. Same spouse (dups will need to be merged), same exact death date. Deathplace and child on -36870 are likely incorrect. 36870 is an orphan. Please merge

On 21 Dec 2016 at 20:48 GMT Sheri Havens wrote:

Removed Elizabeth Johnson-4564 as spouse. She did not come from England;

On 29 May 2015 at 18:57 GMT Sheri Havens wrote:

DO NOT COMBINE: Please do not combine Samuel Johnson Born 18 Sep 1709 In Scotland and married to Elizabeth Porter to any other Samuel Johnson. Samuel Johnson of Scotland married an Elizabeth Porter who was 26 years older than him. No children.

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