James Burr Johnston

1807–1851 (Age 44)

The Life of James Burr

When James Burr Johnston was born in 1807, his father, John Johnston, was 32 and his mother, Jane Lee Bettis, was 23. He married Isabella A. Johnston on 12 February 1830, in Washington, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Extra Township, Ashley, Arkansas, United States in 1850. He died in 1851, at the age of 44.

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Family Time Line

James Burr Johnston
1807–1851
Isabella A. Johnston
1812–1881
Marriage: 12 February 1830
Everett M. Johnston
1830–1943
Emaline Johnston
1834–
Doda Johnston
1839–
Georgia Ann Johnston
1842–
James Burr Johnston Jr
1843–1917
William Johnston
1848–
Arista Johnston
1849–1938

Spouse and Children

    Male1807–1851Male

    Isabella A. Johnston

    Female1812–1881Female

MARRIAGE
12 February 1830
Washington, Alabama, United States
children

(7)

    Male1830–1943Male

    Emaline Johnston

    Female1834–Female

    Doda Johnston

    Female1839–Female

    Georgia Ann Johnston

    Female1842–Female

    James Burr Johnston Jr

    Male1843–1917Male

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1808

Age 1

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812

Age 5

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 12

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. 

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)

  • James B Johnson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James B Johnson, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • James B Johnston, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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