Edward J. Johnston Sr

1741–
Greenbriar, Chesterfield, Virginia, United States

The Life of Edward J.

Edward J. Johnston Sr was born in 1741, in Greenbriar, Chesterfield, Virginia, United States. He married Mary in 1764, in Greenbriar, Chesterfield, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died in Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward J. Johnston Sr
1741–
Mary
1745–1823
Marriage: 1764
Edward J Johnston Jr.
1765–1821
Mary "Milly" Johnston
1766–1847
Alexander Johnston
–1823
Elizabeth Johnston
Nancy Johnston
1767–
Jesse Johnston
1775–
James Johnston
1775–1825
Martha "Patsy" Johnston
1779–1866

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1764
Greenbriar, Chesterfield, Virginia, United States
children

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (7)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 17

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.
1776

Age 35

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 39

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

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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  • Ohio Probate Records, 1789-1996; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9MK-PCPM?cc=1992421&wc=S24W-T3X%3A266279201%2C266875301

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