A Genealogical Record of the Descendants of Peter Johnston: Who Came to America from Lockerby, Scotland, in the Year 1773, and Settled in Wilton, N.Y. Also a Short History of the Clan of Johnston, of Annandale

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Charles Ernest Johnston
Mitchell, Print., 1900 - 118 pages
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Page 83 - University of the city of New York, from which institution he was graduated in 1879, as bachelor of laws.
Page 72 - He taught school until the breaking out of the Civil War, when he enlisted as a private in...
Page 21 - ... scene. The burgess ticket granted to the illustrious stranger bore the following inscription :— " The said day, 4th June, 1787, Mr Robert Burns, Ayrshire, was admitted burgess of this burgh, with liberty to exercise and enjoy the whole immunities and privileges thereof as freely as any other does, may, or can enjoy ; who, being present, accepted the same, and gave his oath of burgess-ship to his Majesty and the burgh in common form.
Page 47 - He took the first three courses of lectures in the medical department of the Western Reserve College, at Cleveland.
Page 91 - ... no longer able to conduct them. The principal undertakings in which he was engaged up to the time of his death were carried on by his brother-in-law, Mr. Henshall, formerly his clerk of the works on the Grand Trunk Canal, and by his able pupil, Mr.
Page 83 - He was admitted to the bar in 1861, and since that time he has been in the active practice of his profession. In...
Page 10 - Jonistown, or Johnistouns, the name now being spelled Johnstone or Johnston. Some writers have fallen into the error that the name is synonymous with Johnson, but a glance at the derivation of the names easily discloses the error; Johnson is derived from and means the son of John, while Johnston signifies John's Town ; the one shows locality, the other indicates descent. "The Johnstons were a prolific clan as well as hardy, and in the next two centuries after adopting the name, they became strong...
Page 10 - ... origin, and up to this time were little known. Their clanbadge was the Red Hawthorne. As the clan grew stronger their Chieftain became ambitious to take his place among the chiefs of the larger clans. Their motto was : "Viva ut vivas." A little after the middle of the 13th century the chief of the clan applied to the Earl of Annandale, who was the grandfather of Robert Bruce, to purchase a tract of land near the center of the district ; the deal was consummated, and...
Page 10 - ... Johnston. Some writers have fallen into the error that the name is synonymous with Johnson, but a glance at the derivation of the names easily discloses the error; Johnson is derived from and means the son of John, while Johnston signifies John's Town; the one shows locality, the other indicates descent. "The Johnstons were a prolific clan as well as hardy, and in the next two centuries after adopting the name, they became strong enough to excite the jealousy of their neighbors, the much stronger...
Page 37 - Maryland ; the land on the Virginia side of the Potomac was retroceded to that State by the act of Congress of July 0, 184<5.

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