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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Zachariah Taylor Johnston
Mary Mecham
Marriage: 4 April 1839
William Meachum Johnston
Samuel Arthur Johnston
Robert Glendening Johnston
Elizabeth Grace Johnston
Zachariah Mark Johnston
Mary Jane Johnston
Moses Edward Johnston
George Alva Johnston
Margaret M. Johnston
Frances Josephine Johnston
Schuyler Colfax Todd Johnston
Fred Sherman Johnston

Spouse and Children

4 April 1839
Greenville, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Zachariah Johnston


    Jane Grace Todd




    Robert Johnston


    Jane Johnston


    Mary Johnston



    John Johnston


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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. 

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-.

LOAD TEST -- 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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