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Jane Wood Johnston Michel
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Birth: Nov. 20, 1811
Abingdon
Washington County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jan. 6, 1892
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Her birth name was Mary Jane Wood Johnston, but she was known as Jane for most of her life. She is listed as Jane W. Michel in the 1882 and 1889 District of Columbia City Directories; as Jane Wood Michel in District of Columbia Deaths, 1874-1961; as Jane Johnston Michel in Oak Hill Cemetery listings; as Jane W. Michel in the District of Columbia Wills & Probate Records; as Jane Wood Johnston Michel in the Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications and as Jane Wood Johnston in the Daughter of the American Revolution records.

Age 80 years, 1 month, 9 days. Buried January 8, 1892. Listed in Oak Hill Cemetery records as Jane Johnston Michel. She was the daughter of Judge Peter Johnston (1763-1831), whose place of burial is unknown as of February 3, 2017 and Mary Wood Johnston, a niece of Patrick Henry. She was the sister of Edward William Johnston (1799-1867) and Civil War General Joseph Eggleston Johnston (1807-1891). She was married to Harvey Michel (died February 25, 1866).

Lynchburg Virginian October 4, 1832
Married – in Washington County, by Rev. D.R. Preston, Harvey Mitchell, formerly of Lynchburg, to Miss Mary Jane Wood Johnston, only daughter of the late Judge Peter Johnston.

The Evening Star Wednesday, January 6, 1892
Died
Michel. On January 6, 1892, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. S.M. Taliaferro, 931 P Street Northwest, in the eighty-first year of her age, Mrs. Jane Johnston Michel.

Funeral services from the house at 11AM Friday, January 8. Friends and relatives invited to attend.

The Evening Star Wednesday, January 6, 1892
A Well-Known Woman Dead
Mrs. Mary Jane Wood Michel, widow of the late Harvey Michel and sister of the late General Joseph E. Johnston, died yesterday at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. S.M. Taliaferro, in the eighty-first year of her age. Mrs. Michel was born at Abingdon, Virginia, November 20, 1811. She was the daughter of Judge Peter Johnston, the first judge in southwest Virginia and Mary Wood, a niece of Patrick Henry. Though Mrs. Michel was educated entirely by the tuition of her brothers she became the mistress of four languages, besides possessing a remarkable fund of general information. She was noted for her highly entertaining conversational powers and entire self-possession at all times. Though she has been an invalid for a number of years her vigorous intellect remained until the last. The remains will be buried from her daughter’s home, 931 P Street Northwest, Friday.

Daily National Intelligencer
Tuesday, February 27, 1866
On the 25th instant, in Bedford County, in Virginia, his native State, about the age of sixty eight, died Harvey Mitchel Esq., late draughtsman in the General Land Office in this city, but better known in the Southern States as an artist and in Boston, in the art and literary circles of the past generation, as the gifted but eccentric pupil and friend of Washington Allston.

Mr. Mitchel was a remarkable man. Twenty years ago he was personally acquainted with perhaps a larger number of people than any individual in the South and from his singular generosity and absolute transparency of heart, people of all tempers and conditions loved him almost without exception. The vivacity and ingenuousness of his nature amounted to eccentricity and has demonstrative manners would have bordered on the ridiculous but for the unusual earnestness and dignity of sentiment which, with a striking and noble physiognomy and figure, made him uncommonly impressive in society. Few men, probably, have, through a whole life of vicissitude, so constantly listened with credulity to the whispers of fancy and pursued with eagerness the phantoms of hope. Age fortified his judgment, but weighed not a feather on his fancy. Without executive capacity, his originality of conception and wealth of imagination were inexhaustible. He was a genius. His conversation was voluble of wit and picturesque drollery, while his powers of amusing were almost unequaled. Yet in no situation was the tenderness of his temperament restrained, or any part of his character either lowered or reserved.

His habits throughout life were exemplary, and perhaps no one who ever knew him would qualify the declaration that he was truly a Christian gentleman, or that no cleaner soul ever went to its God. 
 
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 Children:
  Mary Louise Michel Binckley (1838 - 1930)*
  Sue Henry Michel Taliaferro (1847 - 1940)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Chapel Hill, Lot 548. Unmarked burial.
 
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Record added: Aug 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95592990
Jane Wood <i>Johnston</i> Michel
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