Family Bible Record of Larkin Johnston


The Bible was "Imprinted at London by Robert Barker, Printer to the King's most Excellent Majastie---Cum Privilegid Regia Magestatis. Anno 1605." It fmly was in possession of George Porter Wilthies, Jr. (deceased) of Minden, Louisiana.

This book was given by my father William Johnston to Larkin Johnston. Then to Littleton Johnston, son of Larkin Johnston. Feb. 19, 1801 This book given to me by my father Larkin Johnston Feb. 19, 1801, on Hico, Person County, North Carolina. This book is 196 years old now. This book left to my father Thomas Johnston---from him to me by Littleton Johnston Father of Thomas Johnston.

Granville Co. North Carolina March 21, 1773

James Henry Johnston
Grove, Webster Parish, Louisiana
Larkin Johnston born May 1st 1727
Old style B. 27 now May 12 New style---Spotsylvania Co., Virginia

Larkin Johnston gave this book to Littleton Johnston Feb. 19, 1801.
Afterward to Thomas Johnston. Thomas Johnston forwarded to James Henry, his son in the year 1849.
(P 80 & 81 of Psalm---are following names)
Larkin Johnston 1729
Sophie
John
(On page 83 of Psalms is name) John Roger (s probably worn off)
(Also in Bible is name) Benjamin Johnston June 1744
(On back of book---as follows)
Wm Johnston was born December the 1st 1697 (it being on a Tuesday)
(On one page is following)
Larkin Johnston born May 1st 1727
5& ? 1747
His hand
3rd August 1745
This book is 140 years old now.
Benjamin Johnston
1745 2nd August

(On one page is following)
Larkin Johnston's Book, Given him by William Johnston
Larkin Johnston born May 1st 1727
Spotsylvania County, Virginia
Mattapony River

(One page is as follows)
Larkin Johnston's Book 1747

(On one page as follows)
Larkin Johnston, his book
God give me Grace therein to look
And when for me the bell doth toll
The Lord of Heaven receive my soul
Dec. 7, 1748

Larkin Johnston father of Littleton Johnston born May 1st 1727

Married May 2nd 1745 to Mary Rogers mother of Littleton born Jan 2nd 1727 and died 25th of October 1800. Larkin Johnston died March 16, 1816.

1. William Johnston 1st son born of Larkin & Mary Johnston, born Oct. 14---1746 old style, now Oct 25th & died 29th of November 1759---13 years, 1 month, 15 days old.

2. Ann Johnston, daughter of Larkin and Mary Johnston born 22nd of June 1729 old style now July 3rd. Married to Samuel Cush Aug 26, 1772.

3. Larkin Johnston son of Larkin & Mary Johnston born July 11, 1752 old style. Deceased March 9, 1757. 5 years, 8 months, and 25 days old.

4. Lucy, Daughter of Larkin & Mary Johnston born May 1st 1755 new style. Married to John Landers the 30th of November 1783---Died Oct. 9th 1832 DeKalb County Georgia.

5. Sarah, Daughter of Larkin & Mary Johnston born May 18, 1758. Married to Frances Howard Jan 25, 1778, her first husband---since to Henry Fuller.

6. Littleton Johnston, son of Larkin & Mary Johnston born Feb. 18 - 1761 - married to Lucy Childs Jan 4, 1781. Lucy Childs was born June 30, 1756.

7. John Johnston, son of Larkin & Mary Johnston born DEc. 22, 1763. First wife Leah Long. Second - Mary Warren - widow. Died Nov 14 - 1817 - Elbert Co Georgia.

8. Theodorick Johnston, son of Larkin & Mary Johnston born Aug 20, 1766 - married Elizabeth Stuard.

9. Sophie Johnston, daughter of Larkin & Mary Johnston born Dec. 15 - 1769 - married Larkin Huarndon - Aug 16 - 1802.

10. Richard Johnston, son of Larkin & Mary Johnston, born March 14 - 1778 - in the 52nd year of his mother's age. Married to Elizabeth Hunphel March 1802.

[Record of Larkin & Mary Johnston on another page in the Bible - a duplicate - but fuller as to those named,---only a partial list & written by Larkin Johnston]

Wm. Johnston, the son of Larkin & Mary Johnston was born Oct 14 on a Tuesday about two o'clock in the afternoon 1746.

Ann Johnston, the daughter of Larkin & Mary Johnston was born the 22nd day of June 1749 on a Thursday about 10 o'clock in the morning.

Larkin Johnston, Jr. son of Larkin Johnston was born 11th of July 1752 on a Saturday about 2 o'clock in the afternoon.

Lucy, the daughter of Larkin & Mary Johnston was born May 1st 1755 on Thursday about 10 o'clock in the forenoon.

Larkin Johnston Jr. son of Larkin & Mary Johnston July 11 - 1752 deceased March 9, 1757 - aged 4 years - 8 months & 29 days being on a Thursday - Lying sick from the Monday before (being then burnt with fire, which occasioned his death.) God bless him. Amen.

RECORD of LITTLETON JOHNSTON

Littleton Johnston born Feb. 18 - 1761 married Jan 4, 1781 to Lucy Childs who was born June 30 - 1756.

1. John Chew Johnston, son of Littleton & Lucy Johnston born March - 1782 on Monday - Orange Co., N.C. and died Wednesday 18th July 1792 - about dark - being 10 years, 4 months, and 1 day old - buried in Granville Co., N.C. at my fathers old place.

2. Larkin Johnston, son of Littleton & Lucy Johnston was born Sept 13 - 1783 on Saturday - Orange Co., N.C. and died May 12 - 1834 - being 50 years and 8 months old - Monroe Georgia.

3. Elizabeth Johnston, daughter of Littleton and Lucy Johnston born April 26, 1785, on Thursday---Caswell County, North Carolina.

4. William Johnston, son of Littleton and Lucy Johnston, born March 19, 1787, on Monday---Granville, North Carolina.

5. Thomas Johnston, son of Littleton and Lucy Johnston, born February 5, 1789, Thursday---Granville Co., N.C. and died September 17, 1848, being 59 years, 7 months and 12 days old (Entered by J.H.Johnston).

6. Nathan Johnston, son of Littleton and Lucy Johnston, born Sunday, the 27th of June, 1790---Person Co., N.C.

Nathan Johnston died August 10, 1843---Jasper Co., Georgia

7. Frankie Johnston, daughter of Littleton and Lucy Johnston, born March 18, 1792, on Sunday---Person Co., N.C.

8. John Johnston, son of Littleton and Lucy Johnston, born the 14th of October, 1793, on Monday, in Person Co., N.C., and died the 14th of July, 1844---Jasper Co., Georgia.

9. James Johnston, son of Littleton and Lucy Johnston, born Sunday the 13th of December, 1795---Person Co., N.C. Departed this life on the last of November or first of December, 1863.

10. Lucy Johnston, daughter of Littleton and Lucy Johnston, born May 24, 1800. Saturday---Elbert Co., Georgia. Died April 8, 1801, Wednesday night, being 10 months and 15 days old---Elbert Co. Buried at Wm. Childs.

11. Richard Johnston, son of Littleton and Lucy Johnston, born December 16, 1802, on Thursday, 1 o'clock in the afternoon---Elbert Co., Ga. Departed this life February 1859 in Jasper Co., Ga., at the house of Wm. Lane.

Miscellaneous records

Ann Watson Childs, born November 11, 1804, daughter of Nathan Childs, his wife---Elbert Co., Georgia.
Ann Johnston, daughter of Larkin and Sally Johnston, born Friday night, the 29th of October, 1812.
Eliabeth Johnston, daughter of Littleton and Lucy Johnston married May 7, 1803, to Wiley Thornton.
Larkin Johnston, son of Littleton and Lucy Johnston married June 29, 1803, to Sally Underwood.
John Chew Johnston, son of Larkin and Sally Johnston, born 27th of July, 1804. Died Monday the 17th of June, 1805---10 months and 20 days old. Buried at the place of Nathan Childs.
Polly Thornton, daughter of Wiley and Betsy Thornton born April 9, 1806.
William Johnston, son of Larkin and Sally Johnston was born May 3, 1806, on Saturday night---Elbert Co., Georgia.
Littleton Johnston, son of Larkin and Sally Johnston born Monday the 9th of November, 1807. Died February 1849.
Sophie Thornton, daughter of Wiley and Betsy Thornton born Friday, February 12, 1808. Died 18th of August 1810, being 2 years, 6 months and 5 days old.
Patsy Johnston, daughter of Larkin and Sally Johnston was born Monday the 24th of April (1809?) and died April 21st 1820.
Frankie Johnston, daughter of Littleton and Lucy Johnston married Thursday, June 2, 1808, to Joseph Henderson. Departed this life 1871, July, in Jasper Co., Ga. Buried in old grave yard.
William Johnston, son of Littleton and Lucy Johnston married Thursday 17th of November, 1808, to Sary Grizel.
Lucy Henderson, daughter of Joseph and Frankie Henderson, born August 27, 1809---Elbert Co., Georgia.
Elizabeth Johnston, daughter of William and Sary Johnston, born Tuesday 24th of October, 1809.
Elijah Thornton, son of Wiley and Betsy Thornton, born March 18, 1810.
Nathan Johnston, son of Littleton and Lucy Johnston, married March 19, 1812, to Bidy Thornton. Bidy died June 9, 1821 (1831?)
Thomas Johnston, son of Littleton and Lucy Johnston married January 18, 1816 to Peggy Gaines.
James Johnston, son of Littleton and Lucy Johnston born June 6, 1818.
Hiram Johnston, son of Larkin and Sally Johnston born June 22, 1816.
Reuben Johnston, son of Larkin and Sally Johnston born July 21, 1814, Thursday.
Lucy Johnston, wife of Littleton Johnston, deceased June 8, 1826, after living together 45 years, 5 months and 5 days. Buried in Jasper Co., Ga.
Littleton Johnston second married Sary Dirbin, widow, February 12, 1828.
John Johnston, son of Larkin and Mary Johnston died November 14, 1817.
Littleton Johnston, son of Larkin and Mary Johnston, deceased July 7, 1842, being 81 years, 4 months and 18 days old.
Richard Johnston, son of Larkin and Mary Johnston, died January 17, 1837.
Sary Johnston, wife of Nathan Johnston, died May 18, 1857.
Margaret (Peggy) C. Gaines, daughter of Hiram and Ann Gaines, born December 22, 1799, and died December 8, 1847, the wife of Thomas Johnston.
Thomas Johnston died September 17, 1848. Buried in Jasper Co., Ga., at Littleton Johnston's grave yard, known as the cross roads.

On first inside cover of the back of the book is the following:

Wm. Johnston was born December 1, 1697, it being on a Tuesday.

This book---Wm. Johnston L3:3:3 currency for Wm. Johnston

Wm. Johnston---his hand.

Births, deaths and marriages of the children of Larkin and Mary Johnston who were married May 2, 1745, being then eighteen years old - 1 day. My wife, eighteen years three months old. I was born May 1, 1727---my wife, January 2, 1727, and she departed this life 25th of October 1800 on the same day of month and same month our first child was born.
(Evidently written by Larkin Johnston.)

1. William, the son of Larkin and Mary Johnston was born in Virginia, October 14, 1746 old style---now October 30 new style. Deceased November 29, 1759. Aged 13 years, one month and 15 days---Granville Co., N.C.

2. Ann, daughter of Larkin and Mary Johnston born June 22, 1749, Thursday--- Spotsylvania Co., Virginia. Married to Samuel Cush, August 26, 1772---Caroline County, Virginia.

3. Larkin, son of Larkin and Mary, his wife, born 11th of July 1752, old style, Saturday, 2 o'clock in the afternoon---Spotsylvania Co., Virginia. Deceased March 9, 1757, aged 4 years, 8 months and 29 days. Halifax Co., Va.

4. Lucy, daughter of Larkin and Mary Johnston, born May 1, 1755, Halifax Co., Va., Dan River. Married John Landers 30th of November, 1783.

5. Sarah, daughter of Larkin and Mary Johnston born May 18, 1758---Granville Co., N.C. Married Francis Howard, January 25, 1778, 1st marriage. Since to Henry Fuller of Person Co., N.C.

6. Littleton, son of Larkin and Mary Johnston born February 18, 1761, Thursday 9 o'clock in the evening, Granville Co., N.C. Married Lucy Childs, January 4, 1781.

7. John, son of Larkin and Mary Johnston born December 22, 1763, Granville Co., N.C. 1st wife Leah Long. 2nd wife Mary Warren.

8. Theodorick, son of Larkin and Mary Johnston, was born August 20, 1768--- Harrisburg---married to Elizabeth Stuard.

9. Sophia, daughter of Larkin and Mary Johnston born December 15, 1769, Granville Co., N.C. Married to Larkin Herndon, August 26, 1802, of Caswell Co.

10. Richard, son of Larkin and Mary Johnston born March 14, 1778. Married to Elizabeth Hemphill, March 1802.

My wife departed this life October 25, 1800, and was buried by her brother John at his old place on Hico, on the Tuesday after she died, being kept out of the grave 4 days, according to her request. We lived together upward of 55 years in which time she brought me ten children, eight of whom are now alive---1802 (written by Larkin Johnston) END OF BIBLE RECORD




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