Zachariah Johnston, Sr. (1742 - 1800) MP

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Nicknames: "Zechariah"
Birthplace: Augusta, VA, USA
Death: Died in Lexington, Rockbridge, VA, USA
Managed by: Shelley Chrystal Mactyre
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About Zachariah Johnston, Sr.

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

Find A Grave: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=22321220

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

1742
September 26, 1742
Augusta, VA, USA
1761
November 15, 1761
Age 19
Augusta, VA, USA
1763
May 19, 1763
Age 20
1766
April 10, 1766
Age 23
1768
February 28, 1768
Age 25
1770
January 18, 1770
Age 27
1772
January 10, 1772
Age 29
1774
October 27, 1774
Age 32
1777
February 9, 1777
Age 34
1779
May 6, 1779
Age 36