Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

George Johnston

Male 1702 - 1766  (64 years)


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  • Name George Johnston 
    Born 1702  Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Feb 1766  Fairfax County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I018371  Tree1
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 

    Father James Dr. Johnston,   b. Bef 1671, Annandale, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Mary Hanson,   d. Feb 1769, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11566  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Margaret Thompson,   b. Abt 1706, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Johnston,   b. Abt 1737,   d. Abt 1754, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 17 years)
     2. Sarah Johnston,   b. Abt 1749, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Archibald Johnston,   b. Bef 1722, Hamilton Parish, Prince William County, Virgina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F01284  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah McCarty,   b. 1731, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1766, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 36 years) 
    Married Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James Johnston,   b. Aft 1722, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. William Johnston,   b. Aft 1723, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Wilfred Johnston,   b. Aft 1724, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Elizabeth Johnston,   b. Aft 1725, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Dennis McCarty Johnston,   b. Aft 1726, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. George Johnston,   b. Bef 1746, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1777, Morristown, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 31 years)
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F11565  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1767-1771 Frederick County, Va Deed Book
      Bk 12, p. 329 - 22 Nov. 1767
      Between Sarah Johnston & George Johnston of Fairfax County acting as Executors of Last Will
      & Testament of George Johnston Deceased Itol William Templeman of the said County ... WHEREAS George Johnston their Testator by his last Will & Testament the 23rd Feb. 1766 devised that a Tract of Land at Kates Marsh in Frederick County should be sold by his Executors ... by the same Will constituted & appointed Sarah Johnston George Johnston Daniel McCarty &.. Lee Massey Executors thereof ... NOW THIS INDENTURE for and in consideration of Two Hundred & Thirty five Pounds ... Do grant bargain & sell unto William Tcmpleman Two Thirds & the Revision of the other Third which said Sarah claims as her Dower for her Life ... Tract of Land Situate lying & being in County of Frederick ... Containing Two Hundred & Sixty six Acres ...
      Wit: Rawleigh Spinks jno. Briscoe Sarah Johnston
      R Rutherford Thomas Carson G Johnston
      G Watson
      Recorded: 4 May 1768

      Bk 12, p. 331 - 22 Nov. 1767
      [Release] Between Sarah Johnston Widow & Relick of George Johnston deceased of County of
      Fairfax [to] William Templeman of the same County ... consideration of Seventy five Pounds ... all her Right & Title of Dower in Tract of Land lying in Frederick County lately in possession of her husband George Johnston deceased by virtue of a Proprietors Grant made the 1st April! 1753 ... containing Two Hundred & Sixty six Acres ...
      Wit: Rawleigh Spinks R Rutherford Sarah Johnston
      Jno. Briscoe Thomas Carson J Watson
      Recorded: 4 May 1768
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      THE HISTORY OF TRURO PARISH page 115-116

      GEORGE JOHNSTON. This gentleman, one of the legal advisers of the Vestry, was the son of Dr. James Johnston who migrated to Maryland. The son came to Virginia and settled in Fairfax County, which he represented in the General Assembly. Patrick Henry's famous resolutions were seconded by Mr. Johnston in a "speech of great eloquence and power." He married Miss Thompson, by whom he had two daughters, one of whom married Rev. Lee Massey, of Truro Parish, and the other married Robert Howson Harrison, one of Washington's aids. He married for his second wife Miss Mc Carty, by whom he had five sons and four daughters. Two of his sons were officers in the Revolution, and a grandson, Major George Johnston, in the Confederate States Army
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {Antient Press}: Liber I; 1745 - 1746; pp 56
      VIRGINIA SS. KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I JAMES TAYLOR of the County of Prince William Trusting to the Integrity and Honest Administration of GEORGE JOHNSTON Attorney at Law of the same County do hereby appoint the said GEORGE JOHNSTON my full and lawful! Attorney in fact to sue for and recover certain Negro's now in the hands and possession of JAMES WANGHOP {sic Waughop} in the Province of MARYLAND and to do whatsoever the said JOHNSTON shall think proper therein for the recovery thereof confirming whatsoever my said Attorney shall do or cause to be done. Given under my hand and Seal this XVIth day of March MDCCXLIV
      in presence of PETER WAGENER, JAMES TAYLOR
      THOS. MACHEN
      At a Court held for the County of Prince William the 24th day of March 1745
      JAMES TAYLOR acknowledged this Letter of Attorney to GEORGE JOHNSTON Gent, to be his act and deed which is admitted to record

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