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For anyone searching the surname JOHNSTON with a T.

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Johnston Family Group

This group is for the discussion and sharing of information regarding the genealogy and history of ancestors with the last name of Johnston.

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George Henry Johnston B. 1890(?) 1 Reply

Started by Bob MacKenzie. Last reply by Bob MacKenzie Sep 25, 2013.

James Johnston

Started by Matthew C Allmaras Sep 6, 2012.

Elwin J Johnston

Started by Valerie VanTwuyver Blankenship Jul 12, 2012.

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Comment by Cindy Johnston Sorley on July 28, 2009 at 3:16pm
Judy, glad you liked the comment on the badge for the group. I grew up always saying Johnston with a T and now I say Sorley... s o r l e y.... I can never win.
Comment by Tony Merrell Johnson on July 28, 2009 at 5:25am
I am trying to get beyond my Samuel Johnston, born abt 1740, probably in VA or MD, married Olivie (Olle) McCarty abt 1758. Sam and Olle's brother, Daniel, received adjacent land grants in NC on the same day in 1767. The family dropped the "t" and moved to GA at the end of the Revolution. DNA matches put our twig of the Johns(t)on tree in Northern Ireland in the early 1700's and prior to that in Poldean, a small holding in Annandale, SW Scotland.
Comment by judy clark on July 27, 2009 at 9:40pm
funny badge...my maiden name was johnston and i remember always having to say johnston...with a t. oh my. years ago on a research trip i found my ggrandfather had changed his name from johnson to johnston. my first reaction was...and i always had to make sure the t was in there. then after reading the probate record...it seems that he went by johnson for most of his adult years and at age 82 decided he wanted to change his name back to johnston..the name he was born with. oh well... i guess the t was always there..
Comment by Cindy Curtin on July 24, 2009 at 12:48pm
Haven't yet traced my Johnston out of the US - Mary E. Johnston b. 1814 VA/WV, married Samuel B. Keener; d. 1892 Taylor Co., WV. This couple would be my 3rd gr grandparents. Mary was the daughter of Robert Johnston and Mary Vannoy (this info received from another researcher and not verified by me). -cindy
Comment by Cindy Johnston Sorley on July 16, 2009 at 1:40am
My Johnston's came from Stirlingshire, Scotland. I have seen Criag, Kilsyth and Lanark. They converted to Mormonism and settled in Utah.
Comment by Andrew Marsay on July 14, 2009 at 12:42pm
My Johnston family, so far, are all from Banff in Scotland. My Great Grandfather had a farm called Craigmancie which I believe is now a horse stud. I'd be interested to hear back from any other Johnston relations from the Banff area. :o)
Comment by Robert C. Johnston, Jr. on July 12, 2009 at 8:53am
My Johnston family lived in Bay County, MI, Detroit, MI, and Cleveland, OH. My great-grandfather, Thomas D. Johnston, was a Chiropractor in Cleveland during the early 1900s. He came from County Durham in England.
 

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