Facts and Events
Ezekiel Johnston was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
- Johnston, Ezekiel. - Will probate Aug. 1781.
- Names wife Eve, and children: Andrew, Sarah, Rachel, John, Jacob, William and Margaret.
- [Source: Early Marriages, Wills and some Revolutionary War Records, Botetourt County, Virginia, Compiled by Anne Lowry Worrell, pg. 57-58].
- Johnston, Ezekiel - Inventory of his estate is recorded in Will Book A, Page 208, of Botetourt County, Virginia records. It was approved in July court, 1784 and was valued at 326 pounds, 14 shillings.
- Will Abstract of Wife Eve:
- Johnston, Eve. - Will probate Nov. 1809. Names heirs, Henry Persinger, Jacob Johnston, William Johnston, Sarah Porter, Rachel Linkhorn and Margaret Smith. Gr. dau. Rebecca Smith.
- Witnesses: Jacob and Margaret Persinger and John Wright.
- [Source: Early Marriages, Wills and some Revolutionary War Records, Botetourt County, Virginia, Compiled by Anne Lowry Worrell, pg. 57].
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - Thomas Kincade vs. Cunningham--O. S. 22; N. S. 8--Bill filed 30th April, 1802. Thomas, on 10th January, 1771, purchased of Jacob Persinger a tract in Greenbrier called the Spring Lick tract, which Persinger had brought of Christian Landers, who had made a settlement thereon. It was surveyed for the Greenbrier Company in 1751, 6th October. The bond was assigned to Walter Cunningham. Andrew Donnelly sued Thomas on the endorsement, charging fraud and obtaining judgment. Margaret Reid was aunt or near relative of Walter and lived in Augusta. Walter lives in Kentucky, Jessamine County. John and Robert Fulton in 1753 raised four acres of corn on the place now owned and lived on by Wm. Renick, and James Burnsides was living with them for the purpose of digging Ginsang. Boughman's fort was broken up by the Indians in 1754. Thomas Kincade had a son, William, who deposes. Col. Saml. Vance deposes, 10th February, 1803, that in 1765 he, with Jackson Early, was in Greenbrier hunting bears. Wm. McClenachan made an improvement there in 1763. Jacob Persinger was son of Jacob Persinger, Sr., deceased, 1803. Eve Johnston testifies she lived within a mile of Christian (Christopher) Lander in 1753-54 in Greenbrier.
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