Thomas Johnston

12 March 1811–1 November 1892 (Age 81)
New York, United States

The Life of Thomas

Thomas Johnston was born on 12 March 1811, in New York, United States. He married Sarah Jane De Puy on 22 November 1838, in New Prospect, Wawarsing, Ulster, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Shawangunk, Ulster, New York, United States in 1855. He died on 1 November 1892, at the age of 81, and was buried in Maquoketa, Jackson, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Johnston
1811–1892
Sarah Jane De Puy
1811–1898
Marriage: 22 November 1838
William Johnston
1840–
Alaxandar Johnston
1843–
Mary Catharine Johnston
1844–1922
Sarah Christina Johnston
1846–1932

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 November 1838
New Prospect, Wawarsing, Ulster, New York, United States
children

(4)

    William Johnston

    Male1840–Male

    Alaxandar Johnston

    Male1843–Male

    Mary Catharine Johnston

    Female1844–1922Female

    Female1846–1932Female

World Events (8)

1812

Age 1

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 16

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 25

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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)

  • Thomas Johnston, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Thos Johnson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Thomas Johnsten, "United States Census, 1870"

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