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Finding the John Johnston Cemetery

In March, my Mom and I embarked upon a hunt for the John Johnston family cemetery.  http://philayres.com/johnston-family-bell-witch-legacy/.  John Johnston is my 4th great grandfather.  For many years, I have heard rumors about where John Johnston is buried.  In March, 2016, while I was in town in Nashville, we set out on our mission. The Johnston […]

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James Johnston (1759-1850)

James Johnston was known as “Old Sugar Mouth” of Bell Witch fame.  He was born September 16, 1759 and died April 22, 1850, in Robertson County, Tennessee. Spouse: Rebecca Porter (12/22/1759-1802).  Married:  7/5/1780 (Daughter of David Porter and Mary Thompson) Jane Greer:  Married 12/30/1803.  No children. Bio:  James Johnston came to Robertson County, in 1800. […]

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John Johnston

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Daniel Calvin Johnston


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The Johnston Family (my ancestors) and the Bell Witch of Robertson County, TN

If you are not from Tennessee, you may not know the story of the Bell Witch.  And, if you do not, the tale is worthy of a read.  My 4th great grandfather, James Johnston (1759-1851) and my 4th great grandmother, Rebecca Porter (1759-1802) , were central characters in this Tennessee legend. If you are interested in reading more about […]

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