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Joseph Johnston

Male - 1794

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  • Name Joseph Johnston 
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 26 Nov 1792 and Sep 1794  Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I27118  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of PNH
    Last Modified 4 Mar 2020 

    Family Ann 
    +1. Martha Johnston
    Last Modified 4 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F7454  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Will of JOSEPH JOHNSTON- 1794
      Person County, Wills & Inventories 1792-1797
      Volume 1, Pages 150 - 151

      In the Name of God Amen.

      I JOSEPH JOHNSTON of the County of Person and State of North Carolina being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God for the same and calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will & testament. First I recomend my soul into the hands of that God who gave it and my body I recomend to the earth to be buried in a decent and Christian burial at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named. And as for such worldly goods as it has been pleased God to bless me with in this life, I give and dispose of in the following manner and form to wit,

      Imprimese, after all my last debts are paid and satisfyd I give unto my beloved wife ANNE JOHNSTON all my whole Estate, during her natural life.

      Item. I give and bequeath unto my two daughters MARTHA SCOGGIN & MARY LINK all the estate which I have willed unto my beloved wife above mentioned (after her death) to be equally divided between them except twenty Shillings which I shall make further provision for in the next clause of this my Last Will to them and their heirs forever.

      Item. I give and bequeath unto my youngest daughter ELIZABETH LEWIS Twenty shillings current money to her and her heirs forever.

      Lastly. I nominate, constitute and appoint my beloved wife ANN JOHNSTON Executrix and my trusty friend HERNDON HARRILSON Executor to this my last Will & Testament hereby revoking and disallowing all other or former Will or Wills heretofore by me made satisfying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will & testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixt my seal this 26th day of November Anno Dom 1792.


      Signed Sealed Published, pronounced and declared in presence of

      Person County September Term 1794

      The Execution of this last Will & Testament was duly proved in open court by the oath of HERNDON HARRILSON and on motion ordered to be recorded.


  • Sources 
    1. [S3798] Person County Wills & Estates, Pt. 3, transcribed by Deloris Williams.