Agnes Johnston

19 January 1822–1 June 1886 (Age 64)
Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Agnes

Agnes Johnston was born on 19 January 1822, in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom. She married John Truax in 1842, in Quebec, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Hopkins, Allegan, Michigan, United States in 1860 and Michigan, United States in 1870. She died on 1 June 1886, in Wayland, Allegan, Michigan, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Wayland, Allegan, Michigan, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

John Truax
Agnes Johnston
Marriage: 1842
Mary Ann Truax
Andrew Truax
Leonard Truax
William H Truax
James Elias Truax

Spouse and Children

Quebec, Canada


World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1832 · The Scottish Reform Act

Age 10

The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.
1843 · The Disruption in the Church of Scotland

Age 21

The Disruption of 1843 was a division within the Church of Scotland, which 474 evangelical ministers of the Church broke away from the Church to form the Free Church of Scotland. They didn’t reject the principles of the Church of Scotland but were trying to establish a purer version of the Church without the King or Parliament being its head. It had huge effects not only within the Church of Scotland, but also with Scottish civic life.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Agnes Truax in household of John Truax, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Agnes Truax in household of John Truax, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Agnes Truax in household of John Truax, "United States Census, 1860"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.