Zachariah Taylor Johnston

25 May 1816–3 July 1890 (Age 74)
Mercer, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Zachariah Taylor

When Zachariah Taylor Johnston was born on 25 May 1816, in Mercer, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Zachariah Johnston, was 33 and his mother, Jane Grace Todd, was 30. He married Mary Mecham on 4 April 1839, in Greenville, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Lincoln Township, Nodaway, Missouri, United States in 1870. He died on 3 July 1890, in Blanchard, Page, Iowa, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Blanchard, Page, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Zachariah Taylor Johnston
1816–1890
Mary Mecham
1821–1907
Marriage: 4 April 1839
William Meachum Johnston
1840–1925
Samuel Arthur Johnston
1841–1921
Robert Glendening Johnston
1842–1928
Elizabeth Grace Johnston
1844–1925
Zachariah Mark Johnston
1845–1914
Mary Jane Johnston
1845–1939
Moses Edward Johnston
1848–1927
George Alva Johnston
1850–1850
Margaret M. Johnston
1854–1890
Frances Josephine Johnston
1857–1859
Schuyler Colfax Todd Johnston
1862–1932
Fred Sherman Johnston
1864–1865

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 April 1839
Greenville, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(12)

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Parents and Siblings

    Zachariah Johnston

    Male1783–1828Male

    Jane Grace Todd

    Female1786–1867Female

siblings

(8)

    Robert Johnston

    Male1810–Male

    Jane Johnston

    Female1812–Female

    Mary Johnston

    Female1814–Female

    Male1816–1890Male

    John Johnston

    Male1818–Male

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1821

Age 5

Missouri is the 24th state
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 20

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

Scottish:1. habitational name, deriving in most cases from the place so called in Annandale, in Dumfriesshire. This is derived from the genitive case of the personal name John + Middle English tone, toun ‘settlement’ (Old English tūn). There are other places in Scotland so called, including the city of Perth, which used to be known as St. John's Toun, and some of these may also be sources of the surname. 2. variant of Johnson ( see John ), with intrusive -t-.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Zachariah Johnston, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Zachariah Johnston, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Z Johnston in entry for S T Johnston and Emma R Clark, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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