The JOHNSTON Family of Hampstead

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MICHAEL JOHNSTON of Hampstead m. Mary Hancock
JANE JOHNSTON (m. 1738) m. Thomas Crawford

First Generation



Michael Johnston married Mary Hancock. [Ref]

Children of Michael Johnston and Mary Hancock:

  1. Mary Johnston
  2. Jane Johnston married Thomas Crawford.
  3. John Johnston
  4. Michael Johnston died in 1761. In 1761 Michael and John Pattee were sent by Capt. John Hazen of Haverhill, MA to begin settling Haverhill, NH. [Ref][Ref] They took cattle and went up the Connecticut River. They built shelters for themselves and their cattle at Ox Bow and spent the winter there. In the early summer they recommenced their trip up the river. A little above the mouth of the White River, at a place now known as Olcott Falls, their canoe capsized and Michaed drowned. He is buried on an island, later called Johnston's Island, below the falls. [Ref]
  5. Sarah Johnston
  6. Col. Charles Johnston was born in 1737 in Hampstead. [Ref] He married Ruth Marsh of Londonderry. [Ref] He was a Lieutenant Colonel in the 12th New Hampshire militia in the Revolution. [Ref] He fought at the Battle of Bennington. [Ref]
  7. Robert Johnston
  8. Miriam Johnston
  9. Abigail Johnston

Second Generation


Parents: Michael Johnston and Mary Hancock [Ref]

Jane Johnston married Thomas Crawford on 9 Mar 1737/8 in Haverhill. [Ref][Ref]


Bittinger, J. Q., History of Haverhill, N.H.,. Haverhill, NH, Printed at Cohos Steam Press, 1888.

Little, George Thomas, Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine, Lewis Historical Publishing Co., New York, 1909.

Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850. Online Database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2007.

Scalisi, Marie Lollo and Virginia M. Ryan, "John Pattee of Haverhill, Massachusetts: A 'Journeyman shoemaker' and his descendants," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 147, 1883, 73-86.