Zachariah Taylor Johnston

Male25 May 1816–3 July 1890

Brief Life History 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 31. 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 Cambridge Township, Lenawee, Michigan, United States in 1850 and 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

Sources (16)

  • Zachariah Johnson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1937
  • Zechariah Johnston, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 April 1839Greenville, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Siblings (9)

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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. 

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 4

    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    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: 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 ton ‘town, village, settlement’ (Old English tūn). There are other places in Scotland so called, including the city of Perth, which used to be known as Saint John's Toun, and some of these may also be sources of the surname.

    English: habitational name from Johnson Hall (Staffordshire), recorded as Johannestonc. 1233 and Joneston in 1314. The placename means ‘John's settlement’, from the genitive case of the Middle English personal name Johan, Jon (see John ) + Middle English ton ‘town, village, settlement’.

    History: As far as can be ascertained, most Scottish bearers of this surname are descendants of John, probably a Norman baron from England, who held lands at Johnstone in Annandale from the Bruce family in the late 12th century. His son Gilbert was the first to take the surname Johnstone and their descendants later held the earldom of Annandale.

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

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