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From: "Beverly Shuler" <>
Subject: Re: [JOHNSTON] NC and SC 1780-1820
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2004 17:52:27 -0400
You are probably right about Joshua. Duplin Co. had a special attraction
for Johnstons, I believe. I know of two families of Johnstons in Horry Co.,
probably. One , Gilbert Johnson, is pretty controversial. His family
claims/ed that he was the brother of Gov. Gabriel Johnston of NC.
Yours sounds like a good old Scottish family, naming sons from the Bible.
Now how did that William get in there?
As a matter of fact, Duplin would have been the only place north of South
Carolina where Scots could sneak in in smaller vessels. They came in at
Wilmington, but, if on a larger ship, came to Georgetown, SC. Many, many
Johnstons lived in Duplin, and I can't put them into families. Maybe your
list of the nine children will help on that.
Will get back to you soon,
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From: "Callaway" <>
Sent: Friday, August 20, 2004 7:53 AM
Subject: [JOHNSTON] NC and SC 1780-1820
> I am looking for information on the following Johnston line:
> Joshua Johnston and his wife (unknown) had nine children: six
> sons--David (my ancestor, born in NC in 1802), Enoch, Jacob, Joshua,
> Nathan, and William--and three daughters--names not known.
> This Joshua Sr. lived in NC until at least until son David's birth in
> 1802. We believe this is the Joshua in the 1790 census of either
> Edgecombe or Sampson counties (based on the sex/ages of the children in
> the household) and in the 1800 census of Duplin Co.
> Between 1802 and 1810 he moved to Horry County, SC, where he appears in
> the 1810 census. Joshua Sr. and his wife both died in Horry Co., SC,
> between 1810 and 1820. His son, Joshua Jr. appears in the 1820 census
> of Horry Co.but then he moved to Georgia in the early 1820's, as did
> most of the sons. Apparently, the sons all dropped the "t" from
> Johnston about that time. At least two sons eventually went further
> west to AL, MS, LA and TX, a few stayed in GA.
> Any help or additional information on this Joshua would be greatly
> Dorothy (Johnson) Callaway
> Baxter, Iowa
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