William Z. C. Johnston

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William Z. C. Johnston

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Roanoke, VA, USA
Place of Burial: West Hill Cemetery, Salem, VA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Johnston, Dr. and Elizabeth Johnston
Husband of Lucy Anne Johnston
Father of Elizabeth Johnston; Agnes Lewis Farrow / Davis; John Johnston; Ann Johnston; Emma J Johnston and 2 others
Brother of John M. Johnston

Managed by: Erin Spiceland
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About William Z. C. Johnston

William Z. C. (or G.) Johnston

Parents listed here as John and Elizabeth Johnston. He is listed as William Z. C. here.

On his marriage record on Ancestry.com, he is listed as William Z. G., but as this document has been transcribed, it may be a transcription error.

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.

"A house this old cannot get by without a ghost story," Dean Russell writes, and she provides one: "Supposedly, William Johnston died in the upstairs left front bedroom of the house. People who have slept in the room maintain that Mr. Johnston occasionally visits at night, evidenced by a moving rocking chair and the sound of a male humming."

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William Z. C. Johnston's Timeline

1802
May 23, 1802
Virginia, United States
1827
September 10, 1827
Age 25
Botetourt, VA, USA
1829
1829
Age 26
VA, USA
1830
September 7, 1830
Age 28
VA, USA
1836
1836
Age 33
VA, USA
1838
1838
Age 35
VA, USA
1841
1841
Age 38
VA, USA
1847
1847
Age 44
VA, USA
1849
1849
Age 46
VA, USA
1853
June 8, 1853
Age 51
Roanoke, VA, USA