Madison S Johnston

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

The Life of Madison S

When Madison S Johnston was born on 26 January 1831, in Ashe, North Carolina, United States, his father, James Harvey Johnston, 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 1886
Buncombe, North Carolina, United States

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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: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)

  • 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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