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John Taylor Johnstone
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Birth: Apr. 28, 1801
Bertie County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Apr. 23, 1848
Madison County
Mississippi, USA

John Johnstone was the owner of Annandale Plantation. Although the building of what is now Chapel of the Cross was his idea, he died before the dream was fulfilled. His widow, however, made sure that it was built.



From: The Johnstones of Annandale, by Hugh Miller Thompson II

I. Hugo de Johnstone, Laird (owner of lands) in East Lothland and Lanarkshire in the reign of Alexander II (1214-1275).

II. John de Johnstone. Designated "Chevalier of Dumfiies'' in 1319.

III. Gilbert de Johnstone, 1331-1360. Rec'd from Robert Bruce lands of Redmyre in Lanarkshire. Died in 1360.

IV. Sir John de Johnstone. Succeeded 1360. Defeated the English Anny, 1370, protected the borders, 1371-1378.

V. Sir John de Johnstone. Succeeded 1383. Died 1420.

VI. Sir Adam de Johnstone. Led the Johnstones at the Battle of Sark, 1448, and suppressed Douglas. Succeeded by eldest son.

VII. Sir John de Johnstone, "Warden of the Marshes." Died 1483.

VIII. Sir James de Johnstone. Chief in Command at Kirk Connell. Drove the English over the border 1484. Died 1488.

IX. Sir Adam de Johnstone. Died 1508. Succeeded by his son.

X. Sir James de Johnstone. His second son was made Baron of Wamfrey in 1549. Succeeded by his eldest son.

XI. Sir John de Johnstone. Succeeded by:

XII. Sir James de Johnstone. Died 1559. Succeeded by:

XIII. Lord John de Johnstone. Died 1586. Succeeded by:

XIV. Sir James Johnstone. Knighted by James VI "Baron of Johnstone," August 27, 1588. Killed by Maxwell, April 6, 1608. Succeeded by:

XV. Sir James Johnstone. Created "Lord Johnstone of Lockwood" by Charles I, June 20, 1633, and Earl of Hartfell, March 1, 1643. Succeeded by eldest son.

XVI. James Johnstone. Succeeded in 1653 after the restoration of his estates by Charles II and by him was created first Earl of Annandale and Second Earl of Hartfell, February 13, 1661. Died 1672. His son:

XVII. John Johnstone of Stapleton. Born 1665 in Newbie, Scotland. Two of his sons:

Gabriel Johnstone (1699-1752) - Governor of Province of North Carolina, 1734-1752). Married (1) Penelope Eden(or Galland), the daughter (or step-daughter) of Governor Charles Eden. After Penelope's death, he married (2) Frances Button (or Butler). Johnston County, NC (created in 1746) is named after him.


XVIII. Samuel Johnstone [Sr.]. Born 1702 and married in Dundee, Scotland. Emigrated to America 1736 and settled in Onslow County, North Carolina. Samuel Sr. was Surveyor-General. Married Helen Scrymgeour.

Samuel Sr. and Helen's children were:

Hannah Johnston Married Judge James Iredell


Samuel Johnston [Jr.] b. 12/15/1733 in Dundee Scotland; d. 08/17/1816 in Edenton, NC see Findagrave # 8054727 Samuel Jr. (12/15/1733 08/17/1816) was 6th Governor of North Carolina his wife was Frances Cathcart Johnston - one of their daughters was named Helen Scrymgeour Johnston (11/29/1787 10/19/1842)


XIX. John Johnstone. Born 1731 . Married Elizabeth Whitmel Williams. John and Elizabeth's son:

XX. Samuel Williams Johnstone (b. 10/23/1769; d. 1818). Married Sarah "Sally" Thompson (b. March 1769). Samuel and Sarah's sons were John, William, Thompson and Samuel, as follows:

XXI. John Taylor Johnstone (b. 04/28/1801 in North Carolina; d. 04/23/1848 in Mississippi cause of death unknown) - Married Margaret Thompson in 1824 in North Carolina. Had 2 daughters: Frances Ann Johnstone and Helen Scrymgeour Johnstone.

Thompson Noah Johnstone (b. 05/19/1805 in North Carolina; d. 02/08/1826 in North Carolina see # 42012069 cause of death unknown)

William Johnstone (b. 1803 in North Carolina; d. 08/10/1841 in Mississippi see # 110490636 killed by Highwaymen on the Natchez Trace)

Samuel G. Johnstone (b. 1807 in North Carolina; d. 12/07/1851 in Mississippi see # 110490711 thought to have died of Yellow fever)


Age at death: 46 years 11 months 26 days
Family links: 
  Samuel Williams Johnstone (1769 - 1818)
  Sarah Thompson Johnstone (1769 - ____)
  Margaret Louisa Thompson Johnstone (1808 - 1880)*
  Frances Ann Johnstone Britton (1825 - 1907)*
  Helen Scrymgeour Johnstone Harris (1839 - 1917)*
  John Taylor Johnstone (1801 - 1848)
  William Johnstone (1803 - 1841)*
  Thompson Noah Johnston (1805 - 1826)*
  Samuel G. Johnstone (1807 - 1851)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: When John died in 1848, Margaret originally had him buried in the rose garden at their log cabin. In 1852, after the Chapel of the Cross was properly consecrated, Margaret had John's body moved to the church cemetery.
Chapel of the Cross Cemetery
Madison County
Mississippi, USA
Maintained by: Ron (Ronnie Lee) Collins
Originally Created by: NatalieMaynor
Record added: Apr 09, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10745754
John Taylor Johnstone
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John Taylor Johnstone
Added by: NatalieMaynor
John Taylor Johnstone
Added by: Ron (Ronnie Lee) Collins
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