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Rev., William Johnston
(Surname variations: Johnston, Johnson)
Notes REV., WILLIAM JOHNSTON (William1) was born 1710 in Mullaghmoyle, County Tyrone, Ireland and died May 10, 1782 in Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York. He married ANNE WITTER CUMMINGS in 1747 in Windham, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.
Notes for REV., WILLIAM JOHNSTON:
  • Alternate Birth: 1713 Dublin, Ireland.
  • Military Service: Revolutionary War - served under Col. Alden's Regiment at Cherry Valley, NY & Col., Willett in Mohawk Valley.
  • Children of REV., WILLIAM JOHNSTON and ANNE WITTER CUMMINGS:
    1. REV., WILLIAM JOHNSTON.
    2. NANCY "ANNA" JOHNSTON, b. Windham, Rockingham County, New Hampshire; m. PETER SLITER.
      • Notes for PETER SLITER:
        • Alternate surnames variations: Slouter, Sloughter, and Sluyter.
    3. FRANCES JOHNSTON, b. Windham, Rockingham County, New Hampshire; m. STEPHEN STOYELL 1787, son of Stephen Stoyell and Mary Cole; b. January 12, 1759 Voluntown (Sterling), New London County, Connecticut; d. Unadilla, Otsego County, New York.
      • Notes for FRANCES JOHNSTON:
        • ~1800 U.S. Census - Jericho, Chenango Co., NY gives Frances Stiles as head of household.
        Notes for STEPHEN STOYELL:
        • Baptism: 1759, Congregational Church, Voluntown (Sterling), New London Co., CT.
        • Military Service: Revolutionary War.
        • m. (2) Sarah Williams February 4, 1790, Voluntown, New London County, Connecticut; (3) Lucy Avery April 19, 1792, Voluntown, New London County, Connecticut.
        • Some claim this person as Stephen Stiles, possibly caused by The First Baptist Church of Deposit, Delaware Co., NY reporting his surname as Stiles.
    4. COL., WITTER "DOMINIE" JOHNSTON, b. September 30, 1753, Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York; d. October 4, 1839, Sidney, Delaware County, New York; m. (1) LOIS GUTHRIE; daughter of William Guthrie, Sr. and ?; b. August 6, 1765, Kent, Litchfield County, Connecticut; d. July 27, 1787, Sidney, Delaware County, New York; (2) JANE CAMPBELL February 24, 1791, Cherry Valley, Otsego County, New York; daughter of Hugh Argyl Campbell, Sr. and Mary S. Smith; b. January 5, 1771, Bedford, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire; d. Septembr 26, 1817, Sidney, Delaware County, New York.
      • Note of Interest for COL., WITTER "DOMINIE" JOHNSTON and JANE CAMPBELL:
    5. ELIZABETH JOHNSTON, m. MATTHEW NEELEY.
    6. CAPT., HUGH C."HUGHEY" JOHNSTON, b. April 10, 1763, Duanesburg, Schenectady County, New York; d. October 23, 1833, Sidney Plains, Delaware County, New York; m. LYDIA STRONG, daughter of Jabez Strong and Sarah "Betsey" Curtis; b. December 4, 1772; d. October 7, 1850, Sidney, Delaware County, New York.
    7. CATHERINE LOIS JOHNSTON, b. 1766, Albany County, New York; d. November 1, 1851, Eaton, Madison County, New York; m. REV., EBENEZER BOWEN UPHAM, son of Ebenezer Upham and Lois Waite; b. May 5, 1759, Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts; d. June 29, 1799, Oxford, Chenango County, New York.
      • Notes for CATHERINE LOIS JOHNSTON:
        • 1850 census: Eaton, Madison Co., NY, living with Samuel R. and Nancy Sherrill.


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