Barbara Alzena Johnston

1828–1870 (Age 42)
Ashe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Barbara Alzena

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 McDaniel, 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 died after 1870, at the age of 43.

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John Berryman Fletcher
Barbara Alzena Johnston
Marriage: about 1847
Rev James Floyd Fletcher
H L Fletcher
Alice Elizabeth Fletcher

Spouse and Children

about 1847
Ashe, North Carolina, United States



    Alice Elizabeth Fletcher


    H L Fletcher


Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (6)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 2

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.

Age 18

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • Barbary Johnson in household of Elizabeth Johnson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Barbara Johnston in entry for J.f. Fletcher, "North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994"
  • Barbara Johnston in entry for J.F. Fletcher, "North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994"

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