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Zachariah Johnston, Sr.

Also Known As: "Zechariah"
Birthplace: Augusta, VA, USA
Death: Died in Lexington, Rockbridge, VA, USA
Place of Burial: Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, VA
Immediate Family:

Son of William Johnston and Anne Johnston
Husband of Ann Johnston
Father of James Robertson Johnston; John Johnston, Dr.; Elizabeth McChesney (Johnson) (EGH53); Thomas Johnston; Jane Johnston and 6 others

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About Zachariah Johnston, Sr.

A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA with the rank of CAPTAIN. DAR Ancestor # A064126

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Craig Ancestry (EGH 1981): page 93

P93: "ELIZABETH JOHNSTON'S (53) father, Zachariah Johnston, was a member of the Virginia Legislature, elected 1778 as a Representative from Augusta County. He served for thirteen years and was a personal friend of Thomas Jefferson. He had great influence with Mr. Jefferson in formulating the bill "for establishing religious freedom", which became law in 1786. He was for a strong constitution for the United States of America. Every idea he advanced in a speech in 1788 was later included in Amendments to the Constitution, the first ten commonly known as our Bill of Rights, and the thirteenth, the Emancipation of slaves."

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Zachariah Johnston, Sr.'s Timeline

September 26, 1742
Augusta, VA, USA
November 15, 1761
Age 19
Augusta, VA, USA
May 19, 1763
Age 20
April 10, 1766
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February 28, 1768
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January 18, 1770
Age 27
January 10, 1772
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October 27, 1774
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February 9, 1777
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May 6, 1779
Age 36