A Johnston Family History
Descendants of Samuel Johnston
One image in this collection shows Samuel JOHNSTON (1811-1901) together with Samuel's son Robert (1836-1925), Robert's son John Samuel (1868-1921), and one of Robert's grandsons by John Samuel (possibly either Everett (born 1891) or Herbert (born 1894). This photograph was unquestionably taken in Toledo, Ohio around late 1900 or early 1901.
The bulk of the photographs in the collections presented below pertain to John & Elizabeth [nee ORR] Johnston and their large family of descendants. John & Elizabeth married in Belfast, Ireland, and by 1870 or so, were in Canada - first in Montreal, then Cornwall, later in Ottawa, and finally in Toronto. John was the second son of Samuel Johnston (1811-1901) and his wife Isabella Burns (1816-1878). John & Elizabeth had eleven children, nine of whom survived to adulthood, and several had large families themselves
Images within this collection have been provided by several people - by Amanda [nee Orr] HEATHER; by Paul Johnston; and by Alan NELSON, and by Joanne FALCONER. I extend my sincere thanks to them for doing so! In some cases, pertinent photos found within galleries as parts of personal family trees on <www.ancestry.com> have been downloaded, and renamed as was thought appropriate.
It's been possible to identify one or more of the people in several photos, and they're shown in the 'identified and annotated' gallery below, Each image of this type has been given a unique file name, with the name of the primary person(s) depicted, along with some pertinent date information.
The last character strings in each 'identified and annotated' image file name show the source of the image, and the original 'as received' file name.
- 'ao_img059' indicates that Amanda [nee Orr] Heather provided an image that was named <img059>.
- 'atgn' were provided by Alan Nelson.
- 'bm' indicates that this was an image scanned from Bruce Murduck's photo collection;
- 'jef' refers to a 'personal family tree' posted by Joanne Edna FALCONER via the 'Mills/Falconer Family Tree'.
- 'pj' indicates that Paul Johnston sent a bare image file.
- 'ancestry' in the filename also shows the 2 or 3 letter initials of the person who created the tree, and their image file name.
Photos which have been identified and annotated
Photos as received from Amanda [nee Orr] Heather
Photos as received from Paul Johnston
Can you name or otherwise identify any person or place in any of these photographs?
Are you aware of any additional photographs which show images of
any members of this Johnston family,
perhaps one or more of their children, grandchildren, or other descendants?
What about stories about any of these people?
We would love to learn about them, and add them to our collections. Thank you for your help!