John Johnston (I4615), 18311909 (aged 77 years)

Name
John /Johnston/
Given names
John
Surname
Johnston
Birth February 1831 31 22
Baptism February 12, 1831 31 22 (aged 0)
Note: "Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/6190…

"Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F5PP-MQ2 : 5 February 2020), John Johnston, 1831.

Birth of a sisterMary Ann Johnston (I4616)
December 10, 1832 (aged 1 year)
Date of entry in original source: 1832
Text:

1832 Dec 10 JOHNSTON Mary Ann of Francis & Elizabeth, Coolnomaragh

Birth of a sisterEliza Jane Johnston (I4617)
December 16, 1836 (aged 5 years)

Text:

1836 Dec 23 Dec 16 JOHNSTON Eliza Jane Francis & Eliza, Coolsnamarrow, farmer

Baptism of a sisterEliza Jane Johnston (I4617)
December 23, 1836 (aged 5 years)
Text:

1836 Dec 23 Dec 16 JOHNSTON Eliza Jane Francis & Eliza, Coolsnamarrow, farmer

Birth of a brotherWilliam Johnston (I2920)
March 19, 1839 (aged 8 years)

Birth of a sisterRachel Johnston (I4618)
January 7, 1842 (aged 10 years)

Birth of a brotherThomas Francis Johnston (I4619)
March 17, 1844 (aged 13 years)

Text:

1836 Dec 23 Dec 16 JOHNSTON Eliza Jane Francis & Eliza, Coolsnamarrow, farmer

Baptism of a brotherThomas Francis Johnston (I4619)
March 24, 1844 (aged 13 years)
Text:

1844 Mar 24 Mar 17 JOHNSTON Thomas Francis of Francis & Elizath, Corolnasallagh, farmer

Birth of a sisterSarah Ellen Johnston (I4621)
September 3, 1847 (aged 16 years)

Text:

1847 Oct 3 Sep 3 JOHNSTON ) Sarah Ellen Francis & Elisabeth, Coolnamallow, farmer

Birth of a sisterMargaret Olivia Maggie Johnston (I4620)
September 3, 1847 (aged 16 years)
Text:

1847 Oct 3 Sep 3 JOHNSTON ) Margt Anne Francis & Elisabeth, Coolnamallow, farmer

Baptism of a sisterSarah Ellen Johnston (I4621)
October 3, 1847 (aged 16 years)
Text:

1847 Oct 3 Sep 3 JOHNSTON ) Sarah Ellen Francis & Elisabeth, Coolnamallow, farmer

Baptism of a sisterMargaret Olivia Maggie Johnston (I4620)
October 3, 1847 (aged 16 years)
Text:

1847 Oct 3 Sep 3 JOHNSTON ) Margt Anne Francis & Elisabeth, Coolnamallow, farmer

Birth of a sisterElizabeth Bessy Johnston (I4623)
February 21, 1850 (aged 19 years)

Text:

1850 Apr 7 Feb 21 JOHNSTON Bessy Francis & Eliza, Coolsnamarrow, farmer

Baptism of a sisterElizabeth Bessy Johnston (I4623)
April 7, 1850 (aged 19 years)
Text:

1850 Apr 7 Feb 21 JOHNSTON Bessy Francis & Eliza, Coolsnamarrow, farmer

Marriage of a siblingThomas L Long Tom Johnston (I4325)Mary Ann Johnston (I4616)View this family
December 18, 1850 (aged 19 years)
Birth of a sisterMatilda Johnston (I4624)
April 17, 1853 (aged 22 years)

Text:

1853 May 15 Apr 17 JOHNSTON Matilda Francis & Eliza, Coolsnamarrow, farmer

Baptism of a sisterMatilda Johnston (I4624)
May 15, 1853 (aged 22 years)
Text:

1853 May 15 Apr 17 JOHNSTON Matilda Francis & Eliza, Coolsnamarrow, farmer

Marriage of a siblingJoseph W Johnston (I4383)Eliza Jane Johnston (I4617)View this family
September 4, 1857 (aged 26 years)

Note: Illinois State Archives Marriage Index

Illinois State Archives Marriage Index JOHNSTON, JOSEPH JOHNSTON, E J 09/15/1857 00A/0126/00001970 ROCK ISLAND

Marriage of a siblingWilliam Johnston (I2920)Ellen Rickey (I4608)View this family
August 15, 1862 (aged 31 years)
Text:

Date : 15 Aug 1862
Groom surname : JOHNSTON
Groom name : William
Groom age : Full
Groom condition : Bachelor
Groom occupation : Farmer
Groom residence : Coolnamarrow, Clones Parish, Co Fermanagh
Bride surname : Rickey
Bride name : Ellen
Bride age : Full
Bride condition : Spinster
Bride occupation : Not Given
Bride residence : Clonkeelan, Drummully Parish, Co Monaghan
Groom father name : Francis Johnston
Groom father occupation : Farmer
Bride father name : James Rickey
Bride father occupation : Farmer
Witnesses : William Johnston & Henry Moore

MarriageEliza Spellman (I6195)View this family
November 28, 1864 (aged 33 years)
Note: Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950

Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950 Name: Eliza Spellman Spouse Name: John Johnston Marriage Date: 28 Nov 1864 Marriage Place: Queensland Registration Place: Queensland Registration Year: 1864 Registration Number: 000301 Page Number: 14025 Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985 Name: John Johnston Death Date: 15 Mar 1909 Death Place: Queensland Father's name: Francis Johnston Mother's name: Eliza Maine Registration Year: 1909 Registration Place: Queensland Registration Number: 000147 Page Number: 13215

Marriage of a siblingThomas Francis Johnston (I4619)Jane Johnston (I6482)View this family
January 16, 1866 (aged 34 years)
Text:

Party 1 Name THOMAS JOHNSTON
Party 2 Name JANE JOHNSTON
Date of Event 16 January 1866
Group Registration ID 3135665
SR District/Reg Area Clones

Birth of a daughterEliza Jane Andy Johnston (X250)
July 22, 1867 (aged 36 years)

Marriage of a siblingJoseph C Johnston (I5257)Margaret Olivia Maggie Johnston (I4620)View this family
November 27, 1868 (aged 37 years)
Marriage of a siblingChristopher Kit Blakely (I4303)Sarah Ellen Johnston (I4621)View this family
October 18, 1869 (aged 38 years)

Not marriedCatherine Gallagher (X273)View this family
about 1871 (aged 39 years)

Marriage of a siblingWilliam Billy Graham (I4625)Matilda Johnston (I4624)View this family
July 11, 1871 (aged 40 years)
Note: Marriage Records

Marriage Records page 107, #08168207. no 16 1871 July 11th William Graham, full age widower, farmer, Mount Darby, father John Graham, farmer Matilda Johnston, age 19, spinster, Coolnamarrow, father Francis Johnston, farmer married by license by Thomas Taylor; witnesses Francis Johnston and Thomas Johnston

Marriage of a siblingThomas Francis Johnston (I4619)Mary Anne Steen (X1352)View this family
September 5, 1871 (aged 40 years)
Text:

05 Sep 1871 JOHNSTON Thomas Full Widower Farmer Coolnamarrow, Clones Parish, Co Fermanagh Steen Mary Anne Full Spinster Not Given Corkish, Aghabog Parish, Co Monaghan Francis Johnston Farmer James Steen Farmer William Graham & Isaiah Steen

Birth of a daughterAda Caroline Donohue (X272)
1872 (aged 40 years)

Death of a fatherFrancis Johnston (I4613)
August 4, 1877 (aged 46 years)

Note: Name: Francis Johnston

Name: Francis Johnston Event Type: Death Event Date: 1877 Event Place: Clones, Ireland Registration Quarter and Year: 1877 Registration District: Clones Age: 77 Birth Year (Estimated): 1800 Volume Number: 13

Page Number: 87 GS Film number: 101588 Digital Folder Number: 004200220 Image Number: 00395

Citing this Record "Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FR1Z-S6N : 10 March 2018), DEATHS entry for Francis Johnston; citing Clones, 1877, vol. 13, p. 87, General Registry, Custom House, Dublin; FHL microfilm 101,588.

Event
Mentioned in letter to family
May 30, 1879 (aged 48 years)
Note: Dear Brother and Sister,

Dear Brother and Sister, I now take up my pen in hand to write a few lines to you to let you know that we are all well and doing well. Dear Sis, I received your letter and we are all sorry to hear if Brother John (John Johnston (I4615)) goes back to Australia again. I think he could do better in this country. I would like to see them all. If they don't meet on earth, I hope we all meet in heaven, where parting is no more. If he will send me here Picture (?) I will send them Joseph (Joseph C Johnston (I5257)) and mine in the next letter. I want to have my mother (Elizabeth Mayne (I4614)) and Bessy's (Elizabeth Bessy Johnston (I4623)) too and get them all taking in Clones, and sister Eliza (Eliza Jane Johnston (I4617)) had a letter from brother John (John Johnston (I4615)) not very long ago. She is sorry that he is going back to Australia. Dear Sister, the friends in this country is all well. Thomas of "Kilecky" and his wife is well and little Fred is living with them. They have a nice place but she is a hard old case. Thomas looks good and fit. I seen him about two weeks ago. Dear Sister, I am going to tell what I have raised of little chickens. I have got about two hundred and fifty out and I have as many more set. I hope to raise five hundred. As for ducks I have none yet. I have ten hens on duck eggs. I will let you know when they come and how many I have. Dear Sister I have to work pretty hard they keep hard (?) hand. Joseph (Joseph C Johnston (I5257)) and I (Margaret Olivia Maggie Johnston (I4620)) do all the milking. We only milk 8?. 18?, 28? cows we let to such (?). I thought that was enough to attend myself when I wash, churn .... I ... bakes ten loaves bread every day four times a week and I cooks .... and ... another day. The gisher (?) gets the children ready for school they go every day. Dear Sister we bought a place up in Montezuma and two houses on it. It is in the best end in town. James Johnston's son Frank is near and he is a big strong fellow and he sells beer in "town" Dear Sister I want you to write me a long letter and put lots of news in it. Tell sister Matilda (Matilda Johnston (I4624)) to write me a letter and I will send her a long ..... I have not much more to say but I want to let you know the rates of market. Wheat is 20 cents per bushel. Cats 15 cents pork 2 dollars and forty cents potatoes 40 cents per .... Butter 10 cents per ferks.Eggs 7 cents per dozen. I ... that you and before me what I put in this letter. I wish that I could see you all. I could tell you more than I could with pen and ink. I wish we could have a good old chat. A letter from your sister till death. Maggie Olivia Johnston (Margaret Olivia Maggie Johnston (I4620))

Death of a motherElizabeth Mayne (I4614)
January 1885 (aged 53 years)
Burial of a motherElizabeth Mayne (I4614)
January 25, 1885 (aged 53 years)
Death of a wifeEliza Spellman (I6195)
July 19, 1887 (aged 56 years)
Note: Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985

Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985 Name: Eliza Johnston Death Date: 19 Jul 1887 Death Place: Queensland Father's name: John Spellman Mother's name: Belor McLindon Registration Year: 1887 Registration Place: Queensland Registration Number: 000104 Page Number: 7516

Death of a brotherThomas Francis Johnston (I4619)
April 23, 1892 (aged 61 years)

Death of a sisterMatilda Johnston (I4624)
June 20, 1892 (aged 61 years)
Cause: abscess of liver
Marriage of a childThomas Anderson (X252)Eliza Jane Andy Johnston (X250)View this family
September 13, 1894 (aged 63 years)
Birth of a granddaughterNona Spellman Anderson (X255)
August 2, 1895 (aged 64 years)
Death of a sisterMary Ann Johnston (I4616)
November 29, 1896 (aged 65 years)
Note: OBITUARY

OBITUARY MRS MARY ANN JOHNSTON,

Wife of Thomas L Johnston, died on Sunday morning, November 29th, very suddenly. She had been in her usual health until Saturday night about six o'clock, when she was suddenly taken with a sickness which ended her earthly career in a few hours.

Mrs Johnston was about 63 years of age. She was born in the county of Fermanaugh, Ireland, and was baptized and confirmed in the Episcopal church of Adram See in Ireland. Forty-eight years ago she married Mr Thos. L Johnston, and six months after came to Mercer county Illinois, where she resided until her death. Eleven children were born to this union, five are living and six dead.

Mrs Johnston was an earnest Christian woman, devoted to her family and friends. In her home she exemplified in her life what a Christian woman should, and all who knew her felt that indeed she was a "mother in Israel." Her devotion to the church of her youth knew no bounds, for daily she carried it in her heart, and by work, prayers and gifts aided its advancement.

We shall miss her, but we have the sweet assurance that she is at rest and we shall see her again in a better world.

The funeral services were held at the residence Monday afternoon and were largely attended by the friends and relatives, after which the remains were interred in the Reynolds cemetery. PASTOR.

The Reynolds Press, December 3, 1896

Burial of a sisterMary Ann Johnston (I4616)
November 30, 1896 (aged 65 years)
Cemetery: Reynolds Cemetery
Birth of a granddaughterIrene May Anderson (X258)
April 27, 1897 (aged 66 years)
Birth of a grandsonThomas Francis Frank Anderson (X254)
August 1, 1899 (aged 68 years)
Death of a sisterElizabeth Bessy Johnston (I4623)
November 10, 1902 (aged 71 years)

Note: Asylum
Death 1909 (aged 77 years)
Burial
Source: Find A Grave
Family with parents
father
mother
18091885
Birth: 1809Tully, Rosslea, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Death: January 1885Coolnamarrow, Rosslea, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Marriage Marriage
himself
18311909
Birth: February 1831 31 22Coolnamarrow, Rosslea, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Death: 1909Bowen, Queensland, Australia
23 months
younger sister
18321896
Birth: December 10, 1832 32 23Coolnamarrow, Rosslea, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Death: November 29, 1896Perryton township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
4 years
younger sister
18361923
Birth: December 16, 1836 36 27
Death: 1923
2 years
younger brother
18391915
Birth: March 19, 1839 39 30
Death: August 13, 1915
3 years
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
18441892
Birth: March 17, 1844 44 35
Death: April 23, 1892
4 years
younger sister
younger sister
18471928
Birth: September 3, 1847 47 38Coolnamarrow, Rosslea, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Death: October 18, 1928Deep River, Poweshiek County, Iowa, United States of America
3 years
younger sister
18501902
Birth: February 21, 1850 50 41
Death: November 10, 1902
3 years
younger sister
18531892
Birth: April 17, 1853 53 44
Death: June 20, 1892Clones, County Monaghan, Republic of Ireland
Family with Eliza Spellman (I6195)
himself
18311909
Birth: February 1831 31 22Coolnamarrow, Rosslea, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Death: 1909Bowen, Queensland, Australia
wife
Marriage MarriageNovember 28, 1864Queensland, Australia
3 years
daughter
Family with Catherine Gallagher (X273)
himself
18311909
Birth: February 1831 31 22Coolnamarrow, Rosslea, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Death: 1909Bowen, Queensland, Australia
partner
Not married Not marriedabout 1871
2 years
daughter
Baptism

"Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F5PP-MQ2 : 5 February 2020), John Johnston, 1831.

Marriage

Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950
Name: Eliza Spellman
Spouse Name: John Johnston
Marriage Date: 28 Nov 1864
Marriage Place: Queensland
Registration Place: Queensland
Registration Year: 1864
Registration Number: 000301
Page Number: 14025
Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985
Name: John Johnston
Death Date: 15 Mar 1909
Death Place: Queensland
Father's name: Francis Johnston
Mother's name: Eliza Maine
Registration Year: 1909
Registration Place: Queensland
Registration Number: 000147
Page Number: 13215

Event

Dear Brother and Sister,
I now take up my pen in hand to write a few lines to you to let you know that we are all well and doing well. Dear Sis, I received your letter and we are all sorry to hear if Brother John (John Johnston (I4615)) goes back to Australia again. I think he could do better in this country. I would like to see them all. If they don't meet on earth, I hope we all meet in heaven, where parting is no more. If he will send me here Picture (?) I will send them Joseph (Joseph C Johnston (I5257)) and mine in the next letter. I want to have my mother (Elizabeth Mayne (I4614)) and Bessy's (Elizabeth Bessy Johnston (I4623)) too and get them all taking in Clones, and sister Eliza (Eliza Jane Johnston (I4617)) had a letter from brother John (John Johnston (I4615)) not very long ago. She is sorry that he is going back to Australia. Dear Sister, the friends in this country is all well. Thomas of "Kilecky" and his wife is well and little Fred is living with them. They have a nice place but she is a hard old case. Thomas looks good and fit. I seen him about two weeks ago. Dear Sister, I am going to tell what I have raised of little chickens. I have got about two hundred and fifty out and I have as many more set. I hope to raise five hundred. As for ducks I have none yet. I have ten hens on duck eggs. I will let you know when they come and how many I have. Dear Sister I have to work pretty hard they keep hard (?) hand. Joseph (Joseph C Johnston (I5257)) and I (Margaret Olivia Maggie Johnston (I4620)) do all the milking. We only milk 8?. 18?, 28? cows we let to such (?). I thought that was enough to attend myself when I wash, churn .... I ... bakes ten loaves bread every day four times a week and I cooks .... and ... another day. The gisher (?) gets the children ready for school they go every day. Dear Sister we bought a place up in Montezuma and two houses on it. It is in the best end in town. James Johnston's son Frank is near and he is a big strong fellow and he sells beer in "town" Dear Sister I want you to write me a long letter and put lots of news in it. Tell sister Matilda (Matilda Johnston (I4624)) to write me a letter and I will send her a long ..... I have not much more to say but I want to let you know the rates of market. Wheat is 20 cents per bushel. Cats 15 cents pork 2 dollars and forty cents potatoes 40 cents per .... Butter 10 cents per ferks.Eggs 7 cents per dozen. I ... that you and before me what I put in this letter. I wish that I could see you all. I could tell you more than I could with pen and ink. I wish we could have a good old chat. A letter from your sister till death. Maggie Olivia Johnston (Margaret Olivia Maggie Johnston (I4620))

Note

Moved to Australia ?