Ann Jennings Johnson
Wife of War Governor Thomas Johnson
1745 – 1794 A.D.

History's Women: Early America: Ann Jennings Johnson's husband - Thomas Johnson, Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Thomas Johnson

Anne Jennings, daughter of Thomas Jennings, a distinguished citizen of Annapolis, was married to Thomas Johnson, of Calvert County, Md., in 1766. In 1777, he was elected the first Governor of his native State. She died during the early years of the Revolution, leaving five children.

One daughter, Anne, married Col. John Graham, and Mr. Johnson spent his declining years with her at her home in “Rosehill,” where he died in 1819. Thomas Johnson was a relative of Louisa Catharine Johnson, who became the wife of John Quincy Adams.


Reference: The Pioneer Mothers of America: A Record of the More Notable Women of the Early Days of the Country, and Particularly of the Colonial and Revolutionary Periods by Harry Clinton Green and Mary Wolcott Green, A.B. Third Volume, Published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons.