Sarah Johnston

22 June 1817–
Plainfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah

Sarah Johnston was born on 22 June 1817, in Plainfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States as the daughter of David Johnson and Mrs. Susanna Johnson. She married Lorenzo Barton on 18 October 1840, in Coles, Illinois, United States. She lived in Iron City, Iron, Utah, United States in 1850 and Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States in 1860.

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Family Time Line

Lorenzo Barton
1813–1895
Sarah Johnston
1817–
Marriage: 18 October 1840

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 October 1840Coles, Illinois, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 2
    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. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 3
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1863
    Age 46
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    John
    Johnstone

    Sources (11)

    • Sarah Barton in household of Lorenzo Barton, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Sarah Johnston, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"
    • Sarah Barton in household of Lorenzo Barton, "United States Census, 1860"

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