Johnston Ancestry

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NOTE: This is for research purposes only! It is uncertain how this fits into my Johnson line though it is appears to be a branch off of the ancestral Johnson Y-DNA line.


Unkown Johnston
b. between 1805-1815 in either Halifax or Warren Co. NC

m. ?

Eliza G Alston
b. 1809 Halifax Co. NC
d. unknown but she is buried in Dahlonega, Lumpkin Co. GA.

NOTES FOR WILLIS JOHNSTON/Eliza Alston: There are several examples of Willis Johnston's scattered across the Abraham Johnston branch of the Johnson/Johnston family.

Abraham Johnston had a son named Willis Johnson who was born around 1784.

Sterling Johnston (Abraham Johnston's son) had a son named William Willis Johnston born in Halifax Co. NC 1794-1835. Willis appears in the Halifax Co. census of 1820 on a separate line apart from Sterling Johnston.

In the 1860 census for Warren Co. just above the household reference for my 2x GGF JAB Reid in the neighboring house is a Willis Johnson. This Willis Johnson is the son of John Pittman Johnson who is the son of Sterling Johnston. Three consecutive generations used the namesake, Willis Johnston.

And not to belabor the point, Wade Hampton Johnston (yet another son of Sterling Johnston) had a son named Willis Johnston. This Willis was born around 1847 in Halifax. Co.

(as a side note Bill Reid's great-great-great grandfather's name is Eaton Willis Read)

Eliza Alston's father:

Col. Henry Alston of Halifax Co., NC. B: 1780 Warren Co. NC. D: 1861 Lumpkin Co. GA. Census data shows he was in Halifax Co., NC, 1790-1830. Eliza is present in the data 1810 and thereafter. Sometime between 1830-1840, Henry and his family moved from Halifax Co. NC to Union Co. GA (possibly later became Lumpkin Co. GA).

1850 Census: In Henry Alston's household are: Henry (70), Willis (33), Henry (30), Matthew (28), Charles B (26). He's possibly widowed at this point but must have remarried because he mentioned his then current wife repeatedly in his Will. In the very next household on the census is Elizabeth Alston, age 40, and Willis Alston, Age 18. Bill Reid believes this to be Willis Johnston, Alan's great-great-great grandfather with his date of birth around 1831/2 in Warren Co. NC. (census indicates both were born in NC)

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Willis Johnston
b. circa 1832, Halifax or Warren Co. NC
d. 1866 while serving in the Civil War. He was camped in VA and died from a fever of some sort. He was living in GA at this point in time.
m. Nancy Caroline London
b. ~1834 Burke Co. NC (which is around Morganton/Lenoir NC)
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  James Harvey (JH) Johnston
b. 1853 probably in Limpkin Co. GA
d. 1918 Talladega Co. AL; buried in Childersburg Cemetery
m. 2 August 1894 Jennie Bell Limbaugh
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    Wade Hampton Johnston
b. Nov. 1874 in AL
d. 1956
m. Mary Ellen Rains
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      Floyd Hampton Johnston
b. 30 October 1898 Elmore, Elmore Co. AL
d. 2 March 1988; buried in Mt. Hebron West Cemetery which may be in Elmore, Elmore Co. AL
m. 8 December 1921 in Marshall AL Ollie Francis McClendon
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        Billy Joe Johnston
b. 1927 Gadsden, AL
d. 1995; buried in Hixon, TN
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Alan Johnston
b. 20 July 1949 in Union Co., GA
Chattanooga, TN is home for Alan.

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Judy Abercrombie
b. 22 April 1948 in Chattanooga, TN
d. 6 Oct. 2018 in Chattanooga, TN
         

NOTE: This is for research purposes only! It is uncertain how this fits into my Johnson line though it is appears to be a branch off of the ancestral Johnson Y-DNA line.

Developed in April 2019.