John Johnston, Dr. (1761 - 1813) MP

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Birthplace: Augusta, VA, USA
Death: Died in Roanoke, VA, USA
Occupation: Doctor
Managed by: Catherine "Erin" Spiceland
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John Johnston

Text document lists date of death as 1845, but Find a Grave says 1813.

http://www.salemmuseum.org/guide_archives/HSV4N1.html

Dean Russell traced the property forward from the Love-Cole ownership. Following his purchase of the property, Cole acquired additional acreage and in 1821 sold 735 acres, including the parcel in question, to John Johnson (a.k.a. Johnston). Around 1836, Johnston conveyed it to William Johnston (a.k.a. Johnson). It passed on William's death to his wife and their eight children, and parcels of the property were exchanged within the family in the ensuing years. Finally, in the years 1872-79, Charles I. Preston purchased several parcels, including the home in 1879.

http://www.salemmuseum.org/guide_archives/HSV6N2.html

Two years later, in his last year as President, Jackson had even more misfortune on Salem's roads. Staying again with Dr. John Johnston (who lived at the Great Spring &endash; now Lake Spring in Salem), he wrote his son, "I am thus far on my way to the Hermitage, but from the State of the roads, there can be no calculation made when we may reach there &endash; it took us seven hours to day to travel 10 miles, and in the Streets of Salum broke a swingle tree and the fore axes of the Carriage &endash; in many places it takes ten horses to pull through the bog one waggon &endash; in this section of country it has been raining for 14 to 16 days and the earth is perfectly full of water, we shall proceed on as early as tomorrow as we canÉwe are determined to leave the old road and take a new one by way of Peppers ferryÉI shall write you again from Abingdon."

http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/augusta/court/2court19.txt

David Miller vs. William, John, Francis, Josiah, Elizabeth and Jane Johnston, infant heirs of John Johnston, deceased, who was heir-at-law of William Johnston, deceased; Mary Johnston, widow of John; Reuben Shackleford and Rebecca, his wife (late Johnston); Malakia Likes and Margaret, his wife (late Johnston), devisees of said William--O. S. 190; N. S. 67--Appeal from Augusta. Bill filed in County Court, 1811. William Johnston died in Augusta testate. After his widow's death executors sold his land to Dr. John Johnston, who sold to orator. William Johnston's son John (now deceased) got possession of part of the land, where he lived until his death in 1797, dying intestate. Shackelford and wife are non-residents. Molly Johnston answers that the executors sold some land to Dr. Johnston, but could not have sold the land claimed by plaintiff because her husband, John, has been in quiet possession when she first became acquainted with him, which was 18-20 years before William's death and 30 years before John's death. Malachia Lax (Lex) and Margaret answer. 

http://jhmas.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/XIV/4/191?view=long&pmid=13654759

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John Johnston, Dr.'s Timeline

1761
November 15, 1761
Augusta, VA, USA
1802
May 23, 1802
Age 40
Virginia, United States
1804
June 29, 1804
Age 42
VA, USA
1813
April 8, 1813
Age 51
Roanoke, VA, USA
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Roanoke, VA, USA