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Melissa Clementine Johnston Wilson
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Birth: May 9, 1831
Loudon County
Tennessee, USA
Death: May 30, 1908
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Melissa was the daughter of Ebenezer Johnston and Hannah Hughes who was the daughter of a wealthy Virginia family.

Melissa married Richard T Thorton on Dec 23 1852 in Louden, Tennessee.

Together they had five children, Mary Rita, Leila Belle, Marshall Orme, Richard Thornton Jr. and Grace Graham, who all went on to marry English royalty and American millionaires names that include Goelet, Astor, Mason, Lord Herbert and Vanderbilt.

Her granddaughter Mary Goelet would became the 8th Duchess of Roxburghe.

Mary Rita Wilson
Marshall Orme Wilson,
Lelia Belle Wilson
Richard Thornton Wilson
Grace Graham Wilson.
Family links: 
  Ebenezer Johnston (1800 - 1867)
  Hannah Hughes Huff Johnston (1812 - 1878)
  Richard Thornton Wilson (1829 - 1910)
  Mary Rita Wilson Goelet (1855 - 1929)*
  Marshall Orme Wilson (1860 - 1926)*
  Leila Belle Wilson Herbert (1864 - 1923)*
  Richard Thornton Wilson (1866 - 1929)*
  Grace Graham Wilson Vanderbilt (1870 - 1953)*
  Melissa Clementine Johnston Wilson (1831 - 1908)
  Robert Franklin Johnston (1832 - 1835)*
  Mary Jean Johnston Reynolds (1834 - 1877)*
  Joseph Marshall Johnston (1837 - 1905)*
  John Yates Johnston (1839 - 1916)*
  James Harrison Johnston (1842 - 1929)*
  Jerome Von Albade Johnston (1845 - 1923)*
  Milton Graham Johnston (1847 - 1863)*
  William McEwen Johnston (1850 - 1913)*
  Hannah Elizabeth Johnston Cooke (1857 - 1930)*
*Calculated relationship
Woodlawn Cemetery
Bronx County
New York, USA
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Record added: Oct 29, 2011
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Melissa Clementine <i>Johnston</i> Wilson
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Melissa Clementine <i>Johnston</i> Wilson
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Melissa Clementine <i>Johnston</i> Wilson
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May GOD Bless you and your families as you so have blessed these UNITED STATES of North America ! Thank you for your being and your service!
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: Apr. 24, 2013
Melissa Clementine Johnston Wilson, may you rest in peace.
- OurFamilyTies
 Added: Oct. 29, 2011

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