JOHNSTON Family

First Generation

1. Hugh1 Johnston(2852) was born in Pennsylvania 1818.

He married Leah Chilcote about 1841. Leah was born in Pennsylvania 1819. Leah died before 1880 Iowa. In the 1850 census Liberty Twp, Jefferson Co, Iowa page 76, Hugh (age 38?) is recorded with Leah (age 37?), Armina (age 8), Mary (age 6), Sarah (age 3) Marshal (age 1m).

In the 1860 census Fairfield Twp, Jefferson Co, Iowa page 338, Hugh (age 45) is recorded with Leah (age 38), Arminda (age 17), Sarah (age 13), Marshal? (age 12), James (age 8), Leah (age 2). Hugh is noted as being a farmer.

In the 1870 census Fairfield Twp, Jefferson Co, Iowa page 76, Hugh (age 52) is living with Leah (age 51), Leah (age 13), Hugh (age 10) and John (age 6). Hugh is a farmer with a property value of 2000, and personal value of 600. Hugh and Leah were born in PA and the children were born in Iowa.

In the 1880 census Walnut, Wayne Co, Iowa page 390, Hugh (age 66, widower), is living with his sons Hugh (age 19), John (age 16), daughter Leah Cochran (age 22, widowed), and granddaughter Myrtle Cochran (age 1). Hugh is a farmer born in PA with his parents born in Ireland.

Hugh Johnston and Leah Chilcote had the following children:

child 2 i. Armina2 Johnston was born in Pennsylvania 1842.

child 3 ii. Mary Johnston was born in Jefferson Co, IA 1844.

child 4 iii. Sarah A Johnston was born in Jefferson Co, IA 1847.

child 5 iv. Marshel Johnston was born in Liberty Twp, Jefferson Co, IA 1850.

child 6 v. James Johnston was born in Jefferson Co, IA 1852.

child 7 vi. Leah Johnston(2853) was born in Fairfield, Jefferson Co, IA March 28, 1858. Leah died November 23, 1920 Danbury, Red Willow Co, NE, at 62 years of age. Buried in the Danbury-Marion Cemetery She married twice.

She married Charles Cochran in Wayne Co, Iowa, April 2, 1876. Charles was born about 1858. (Additional notes for Charles Cochran(2854)) Charles died about 1879 Iowa. (See Charles Cochran for the continuation of this line.) She married George Foreman Godown Iowa, June 29, 1893. George was born in Darke Co. Ohio October 19, 1851. George(2855) was the son of John Ray Godown and Mary Foreman. George died February 12, 1925 Red Willow Co, NE, at 73 years of age. Buried in the Danbury-Marion Cemetery (See George Foreman Godown for the continuation of this line.)

child 8 vii. Hugh Johnston(2856) was born in Fairfield, Jefferson Co, IA 1860.

child 9 viii. John Johnston(2857) was born in Fairfield, Jefferson Co, IA 1864.

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