John Pittman Johnston

1792–21 July 1891 (Age 99)
Halifax, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of John Pittman

When John Pittman Johnston was born in 1792, in Halifax, North Carolina, United States, his father, Sterling Johnston, was 23 and his mother, Sarah McGregor, was 19. He married Rebecca Harvey on 16 February 1824, in Halifax, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 21 July 1891, in Warren, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 99.

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John Pittman Johnston
Rebecca Harvey
Marriage: 16 February 1824
Sarah Sallie Ann Johnston
Elizabeth A. Johnson
Mary Ann Johnston
Sterling Johnston
Col William Atherton Johnston
Arill Johnston
John Johnston
Willis Johnston
Anthony McGregor Johnston
Elizabeth R. Johnson
James Littleberry Johnston
Francis Marion Johnston

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  • Marriage
    16 February 1824Halifax, North Carolina, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1792 · Capital City Moved
    Age 0
    New Bern had been the capital of North Carolina in its early days. In 1792, the capital was moved to Raleigh because it was more the center of the state.
    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
    Age 2
    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 27
    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: 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 ton ‘town, village, settlement’ (Old English tūn). There are other places in Scotland so called, including the city of Perth, which used to be known as Saint John's Toun, and some of these may also be sources of the surname.English: habitational name from Johnson Hall (Staffordshire), recorded as Johannestonc. 1233 and Joneston in 1314. The placename means ‘John's settlement’, from the genitive case of the Middle English personal name Johan, Jon (see John ) + Middle English ton ‘town, village, settlement’.History: As far as can be ascertained, most Scottish bearers of this surname are descendants of John, probably a Norman baron from England, who held lands at Johnstone in Annandale from the Bruce family in the late 12th century. His son Gilbert was the first to take the surname Johnstone and their descendants later held the earldom of Annandale.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (9)

    • J P Johnson, "United States Census, 1850"
    • John P Johnston, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
    • J P and Rebecca Johnson - 1850 United States Federal Census -

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