This biography is one of my greatest leaps of faith (based upon precious little fact), but I wanted to get these two photographs out in the world so perhaps others could shed some light on them. My curiousity is fueled by the strong reaction that various of my cousins have said when seeing this photo: "She is one of us!". But how does she fit in?
It is quite likely that she is a grand-daughter (or some-such) of the Anne JACKSON who married a Richard JOHNSTON in 1767 at Creggan Church. Anne was a daughter of George JACKSON & Margaret O'Laughlin. In 1828, a Richard JOHNSTON was in the townland of Tullydonnell Gage, Parish of Creggan.
There was a Richard JOHNSTON who was a target of murder in 1792. He assisted in the arrests of the Murphy brothers for the Berkeley outrage in 1791. SOURCE: Ten Troubled Years: Settlement, Conflict and Rebellion in Forkhill, County Armagh 1788-1798 by Kyla Madden. April 1998. Masters Thesis.
In the 1822 list of freeholders of Co. Louth it is perhaps pertinent that there is the following: Johnson John; Longfields Co. Mon.; Roachkeane and Creggan; -; Dundalk 27/10/1806; Upper Dundalk; £50; - The connection of Monaghan and Creggan is part of what intrigues me.
have posted part of a Johnston
Family Tree, but there is no "Mary E. JOHNSTON" showing
up yet. In the Birthday book, there was also an Ena JOHNSTONE who married
a STANLEY. The name BREMNER is not a common one in Ireland in the 19th
century - at least from what I can see. There was a Catherine BREMNER
who married a Robert HAMILTON, but that is all that I have been able
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