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David C. JOHNSTON, Sr.

Male 1835 - 1896  (60 years)


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  • Name David C. JOHNSTON, Sr.  [1
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 05 Oct 1835  NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 02 Aug 1850  Jefferson, LA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Houshold includes: Wm P. (37), Almira (35), Emma (15), & David (14).
    Occupation 79 Poydras Street, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Hatter 
    Died 05 Jun 1896  E. Feliciana Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I1581  Cartwright
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2008 

    Father William Philip JOHNSTON, Jr.,   b. 1813, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Feb 1874, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother Almira DUNHAM,   b. 1815, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1834  [3
    Census 02 Aug 1850  Jefferson, LA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Houshold includes: Wm P. (37), Almira (35), Emma (15), & David (14). William is a clerk.
    Family ID F725  Group Sheet

    Family Isadora,   b. 1840, LA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1910 and 1920  (Age 70 years) 
    Married Abt 1858  [1
    Census 15 Jun 1860  New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Household includes: D.C. (24), Isadora (20), & Wm P. (2 mos). DC Johnston is a "Hatter."
    Census 18 Jun 1880  North of Baton Rouge, E. Feliciana Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Household includes: David C. (43), Isedora (34), Willis P. (20), Isedora (15), Davis (13), Harry (9), & Maybell (7). David is a planter.
    Children 
     1. William P. JOHNSTON, III,   b. Apr 1860, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1914, LA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)
     2. Isadora JOHNSTON,   b. 1865, LA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. David C. JOHNSTON, Jr\Sr,   b. 23 Dec 1866, E. Feliciana Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1946, E. Feliciana Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     4. Harry JOHNSTON,   b. 1871, LA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1947, East Baton Rouge, LA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     5. Mabel A. JOHNSTON,   b. 1873, LA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F726  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    The Emporium Hat Store - New Orleans, LA
    The Emporium Hat Store - New Orleans, LA
    FLASH: NEW INFORMATION ON JOHNSTON DESCENDANTS

    The Emporium Hat Store, situated at Poydras and Camp Streets, but a few blocks west of the Mississippi, was owned and operated by D.C. Johnston during the year 1860 as evidenced by the 1860 New Orleans Census where a D.C. Johnston is listed as a "Hatter." His wife's name is Isadora. Clearly, this D.C. Johnston is not our great great grandfather.

    The available evidence identifies this individual as the nephew of our D.C. Johnston. Why would the family papers include this flyer if D.C. Johnston had not made it for his namesake nephew? Another link is this same 1860 census that identifies a new-born son, William P. Johnston, obviously named after the boy's grandfather, D.C. Johnston's brother. The New Orleans 1870 census provides further evidence since David C. Johnston and wife Isadora have four more children including a son named David C. Johnston born 1867.

    The Johnston family is in Louisiana because D.C. Johnston's brother William moved there in the 1830s to work for New Orleans' Picayune Newspaper - still in business as the Times-Picayune after 170 years.

  • Sources 
    1. [S42] 1860 U.S. Census, Compiler: The Generations Network, Inc., (2009), LA, Orleans, Orleans, wd 11, pg 97, dwl 651, fam 731; D.C. Johnston household data accessed 19 Feb 2006.

    2. [S342] Find A Grave, LA, E. Feliciana County, Redwood Baptist Church Cemetery; David Claypool Johnston data accessed 10 Nov 2008.

    3. [S19] 1850 U.S. Census, Compiler: The Generations Network, Inc., (2009), NY, Jefferson, Jefferson, roll 232, img 50, pg 25, ln 14, dwl 467, fam 467; William P. Johnston household data accessed 24 Jan 2008.

    4. [S153] Emporium Hat Store Advertising Flyer, (About 1860).

    5. [S342] Find A Grave, LA, E. Feliciana County,Old Jackson Cemetery; David C. Johnston data accessed 10 Nov 2008.

    6. [S42] 1860 U.S. Census, Compiler: The Generations Network, Inc., (2009), LA, Orleans, Orleans, wd 11,roll 420, img 98, pg 97, ln 4, dwl 651, fam 731; D.C. Johnston household data accessed 19 Feb 2006.

    7. [S48] 1880 U.S. Census, Compiler: The Generations Network, Inc., (2009), LA, East Feliciana, ED 109, roll 453, img 0236, pg 27, dwl 245, fam 247; David C. Johnstone household data accessed 19 Feb 2006.



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