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William Johnston

Also Known As: "William Johnson"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Annandale, Dumfrieshire, Scotland, (Present UK)
Death: Died in Caroline County, Province of Virginia, (Present USA)
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Johnson and Elizabeth Johnston
Husband of Elizabeth Coleman (Wyatt) and Ann Johnston (Chew)
Father of Robert Johnson; William Johnson; William Capt. Johnston; Joseph Johnston; Ann Ballard (Johnston) and 12 others
Brother of Anthony Johnson; Thomas Johnson; Elizabeth Johnston; Penelope Clark; Rachel Johnson and 3 others

Occupation: Revolutionary War?
Managed by: Private User
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About Capt. William Johnston

Will reported in Caroline County, VA 1769. Death date assumed from this.

Some genealogies erroneously claim he was a son of William Johnston, 1st Marquess of Annandale, and his wife Sophia Fairholm. They had a son William, born b. Aug. 1696 but d. Sep. 24, 1721 without issue.


  • Wilson Family Record 1989, researched by Vivian (Wilson) Haas
  • Johnston of Caroline by Elbert Felton Johnston, PhD
  • Came from Dumbries, Scotland to Fredericksburg VA in 1722
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Capt. William Johnston's Timeline

1697
December 19, 1697
Annandale, Dumfrieshire, Scotland, (Present UK)
1712
1712
Age 14
1714
1714
Age 16
Province of Virginia
1715
1715
Age 17
Spotsylvania County, Province of Virginia, (Present USA)
1718
August 26, 1718
Age 20
New Kent, New Kent County, Virginia, United States
1722
1722
Age 24
Virginia, United States
1724
1724
Age 26
Pennsylvania, United States
1725
1725
Age 27
Spotsylvania, Virginia
1725
Age 27