Person:William Johnston (76)

William Johnston
b.abt. 1721
d.Bef. 18 May 1762 Augusta County, Virginia
  • HWilliam Johnstonabt 1721 - Bef 1762
  • WMary Connelybef 1742 -
m. Bef. 1759
  1. Mary Johnston1759 -
Facts and Events
Name William Johnston
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1721
Marriage Bef. 1759 Prob. Augusta County, Virginiato Mary Connely
Death? Bef. 18 May 1762 Augusta County, Virginia

William Johnston was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Advisory on William Johnston

Note: This William Johnston is being placed as the circumstantial husband of Mary Connely. The reference of the Rutledge and Donnell families make it an interesting possibility that this is the William Johnton that married Mary.

Will of William Johnston

  • Page 120.--2d January, 1761. William Johnston's will, yeoman, aged about forty years--Daughter, Mary Johnston, 2 years old last June. Executor, Walter Davis. Teste: Wm. Scott, Michl. O'Donnell, John Cunningham, Robt. Cunningham, John Sorel. Proved, 18th May, 1762, by Scott, John Cunningham, and Sorel. Executor qualified, with Thomas Rutledge and Wm. Scott.

Records of William Johnston in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records: (Note: apparently a different William Johnston, but somehow related?)

  • Page 435.--16th November, 1784. Recorded. John McMahon's appraisement by William Johnston, Arthur Connly, Jno. Campbell, Hugh Donaghe.
  • Page 3.--12th September, 1804. Arthur Connely's will---To wifel Jean; son, Arthur, land on Eagle Creek in Kentucky; to son, James; sons, John and David, daughter, Jean, daughter, Mary; son, Robert; daughter, Sarah; to grandson, Arthur Williams. Executors, sons John and David. Teste: Wm. Johnston, Alex. Carns, Thos. Connely. Proved, 25th March, 1805. Executors qualify. (Note: Arthur Connely was the probable brother-in-law of William Johnston).