When Barbara Alzena Johnston was born in 1828, in Ashe, North Carolina, United States, her father, James Harvey Johnston Sr, was 47 and her mother, Elizabeth Jane Johnson, was 39. She married John Berryman Fletcher about 1847, in Ashe, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Jefferson, Ashe, North Carolina, United States in 1870. She died after 1870, and was buried in Ashe, North Carolina, United States.
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.