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Col Thomas Johnston

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Col Thomas Johnston

Birth
Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 3 Dec 1819 (aged 74–75)
Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Greencastle, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 27913559 · View Source
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Engle's Notes & Queries, 1 & 2 series, Vol I, pg 450, grave of "Col Thomas Johnston/ died Dec., 1819/ in the 75th year of his/ age./Martha Beatty/wife of Col. T. Johnston/ died August, 1811./ Both possessed qualities of the/heart that insured the respect/ and esteem of all their acquaintances." Thomas Johnston was another hero of the Revolution. He was an early associator; was an ensign in the Flying Camp; appointed January 21, 1777, first lieutenant in the State Regiment, Col Bull, afterwards Col. Walter Stewart's, and subsequently in the re-arrangement, was commissioned colonel in the militia. He was a gentleman of dignified manners, very hospitable, and respected by all who came in contact with him.
Thomas Johnston was buried, first, in the Johnston Graveyard, then was removed to Cedar Hill along with the rest of the Johnston family who'd been buried in Johnston Graveyard.


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  • Maintained by: Nancy Gibson Lowe
  • Originally Created by: kim
  • Added: 29 Jun 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 27913559
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/27913559/thomas-johnston : accessed ), memorial page for Col Thomas Johnston (1744–3 Dec 1819), Find a Grave Memorial ID 27913559, citing Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Nancy Gibson Lowe (contributor 46977585) .