Madison S Johnston

26 January 1831–1921 (Age 89)
Ashe, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Madison S

When Madison S Johnston was born on 26 January 1831, in Ashe, North Carolina, United States, his father, James Harvey Johnston Sr, was 49 and his mother, Elizabeth Jane Johnson, was 41. He married Harriett Mc Gattery on 25 April 1886, in Buncombe, North Carolina, United States. He died in 1921, at the age of 90.

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Madison S Johnston
1831–1921
Harriett Mc Gattery
Marriage: 25 April 1886

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 April 1886Buncombe, North Carolina, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1853 · First State Fair
    Age 22
    The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.
    1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island
    Age 31
    On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    John
    Johnstone

    Sources (3)

    • Madison Johnson in household of Elizabeth Johnson, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Madison Johnston in the North Carolina, U.S., Marriage Records, 1741-2011
    • Legacy NFS Source: Maddison S Johnston -

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