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Hugh Johnston

Birthplace: Hoy, Orkney Island, Scotland
Death: Died in On The Sweet Water River, On The Plains, Wy, Usa
Place of Burial: On The Plains, By Sweetwater Rv, Wyoming
Immediate Family:

Son of William Johnston and Barbara Cromarty Cromartie
Husband of Cecilia Yorston
Father of Hugh JOHNSTON; Margaret Wayman; James Wilford Johnston and William Johnston
Brother of Isabel Johnstone and William Johnstone

Managed by: Erin Spiceland
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About Hugh Johnston

From 'Sketch by Gertrude Thompson' (Mable Gertrude (Johnston) Thompson 1877-1961) (which is in the archives of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum in Salt Lake City, Utah via Jacob Gibson III 1814-1882) "In a little fishing village of Greamsey on the Orkney Islands, North of Scotland lived Hugh Johnston who married Cecilia Yorston, to them were born four children, their second son James was born November 1, 1836, when he was 16 years old the family heard the gospel message preached by Wm. Petrie, and were among the first in that place to join the L.D.S. Church, they came to America and in crossing the plains the father died near Green River , Wyoming leaving the widowed Mother, her only daughter Margaret, and sons James and William to finish the journey to Salt Lake in 1854. After arriving in the Valley they lived in the 19th Ward."

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Hugh Johnston's Timeline

January 9, 1800
Hoy, Orkney Island, Scotland
October 1, 1827
Age 27
Clooks Graemsay, Orkney Islands, Scotland
October 29, 1829
Age 29
Graemsay, Orkney Islands, Scotland
November 1, 1836
Age 36
Hoy and Graemsay, Orkney, Scotland
November 16, 1839
Age 39
Louslay Graemsay, Orkney Islands, Scotland
May 22, 1851
Age 51
May 22, 1851
Age 51
May 22, 1851
Age 51
May 22, 1851
Age 51
September 29, 1854
Age 54
On The Sweet Water River, On The Plains, Wy, Usa