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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; Benjamin Johnston; William Capt. Johnston; William Johnson; Joseph Johnston and 9 others
Brother of Anthony Johnson; Thomas Johnson; Elizabeth Johnston; Penelope Clark; Rachel Johnson and 4 others

Occupation: Revolutionary War?
Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:

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)
1724
1724
Age 26
Pennsylvania, United States
1725
1725
Age 27
1727
May 1, 1727
Age 29
Massaponax, Spotsylvania County, Province of Virginia
1728
1728
Age 30
1732
1732
Age 34
Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, United States