Elizabeth Johnston

Female6 June 1788–7 March 1872

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Johnston was born on 6 June 1788, in Virginia, United States, her father, James Johnston, was 28 and her mother, Anna Whitehead, was 31. She died on 7 March 1872, in Halton, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

James Johnston
1759–
Anna Whitehead
1758–1799
Sarah
1775–
John Johnson
1777–
Joseph Johnson
1778–
Anne Johnson
1782–
Elizabeth
1785–1785
Lydia Johnson
1787–
Elizabeth Johnston
1788–1872
Mr. Johnnson
1791–

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Elizabeth Johnston - Published information: birth-name: Elizabeth Johnston

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World Events (3)

1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 24

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

1869

Age 81

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1871

Age 83

British Columbia joins the confederation.

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.

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