About Alexander Johnston
On August 3, 1808, Judith Caldwell, the widow of General John Caldwell, married Alexander Johnston. The marriage ceremony officiated by Rev. Terah Templin.
The Livingston County, Kentucky 1809 tax list shows Alexander Johnston with 200 acres entered and surveyed in his own name and 200 acres on Livingston Creek entered in the name of John Caldwell.
Poor Judith, this must have been a very unhappy marriage since she left Alexander Johnston prior to February 28, 1810. Alexander Johnston posted an ad that appeared in the February 28, 1810 edition of “The Farmer’s Friend” published in Russellville, Kentucky stating his wife Judith had left him to live with friends and he would not be responsible for any of her debts. The 200 acres of John Caldwell does not appear with Alexander Johnston in the 1810 Livingston County, Kentucky tax list.
Alexander Johnston must have died that year as well. In August and September of 1810, Alexander Johnston, a Revolutionary War veteran who was advanced in years transfers his estate to his children, Mary and Thomas, in return for his care.
No records have been found to exist for Judith Caldwell Johnston after 1810 so it is likely that she died in this year.