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    Nathaniel Lyon Johnston

    Nathaniel Lyon Johnston

    Male 1861 - 1940  (79 years)

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    • Name Nathaniel Lyon Johnston  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
      Born 7 Sep 1861  American, Sacramento, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
      Gender Male 
      Residence 1870  American, Sacramento, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
      Residence 1880  American, Sacramento, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
      Residence 1910  Chico, Butte, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
      Residence 1920  Chico, Butte, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
      Residence 1920  Chico, Butte, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
      Death 7 Jun 1926  San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Died 25 Nov 1940  Shasta, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Person ID I24397  My tree
      Last Modified 28 Jan 2021 

      Father William Ekenhead Johnston,   b. 15 Apr 1816, Dungannon, Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1898, Sacramento, Sacramento, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
      Relationship natural 
      Mother Margaret Hargrave,   b. 15 Sep 1831, Ardee, Louth, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1913, Sacramento, Sacramento, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
      Relationship natural 
      Family ID F23489  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family Miriam C. Evans,   b. 14 Oct 1876, Frenchtown, Yuba County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1947, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
      Married 27 Sep 1899  Brownsville, Yuba, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Children 
       1. Aleta Mildred Johnston,   b. 9 Aug 1900, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1991, San Luis Obispo, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)  [natural]
       2. Vada Alfreda Johnston,   b. 24 Mar 1902, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1979, Roseville, Placer, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
       3. Ethel Minerva Johnston,   b. 4 Mar 1904, Sacramento, Sacramento, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1991, Marin, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [natural]
       4. Arthur Nathaniel Johnston,   b. 8 Aug 1906, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1965, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)  [natural]
       5. Helen R Johnston,   b. 17 Sep 1909, Butte, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
       6. Claudia Theodora Johnston,   b. 15 Feb 1917, Chico, Butte, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 2002, Palmdale, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [natural]
      Last Modified 28 Jan 2021 
      Family ID F9214  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Histories
      Biography of N L Johnston
      Biography of N L Johnston

    • Notes 
      • From History of Butte County, pp. 1241-1242:

        Among the energetic and successful ranchers of Butte County, Nathaniel Lyon JOHNSTON deserves recognition. He is a native son, born ten miles north of Sacramento, September 7, 1861. His father, William E., was of Scotch descent, but was born in the north of Ireland. After coming to the United States, he spent some years in the East as a flour miller. In 1849 he crossed the plains to Salt Lake, and thence in 1850 to California, where he mined for a while, and then engaged in the dairy business at Sacramento. Later he purchased railroad land north of that city, and added to his acreage until he had three hundred twenty acres devoted to dairying and stock raising. After a time he leased the place to his sons and returned to Sacramento, where he died at the age of eighty-three. N.L. JOHNSTON's mother, Margaret (HARGRAVE) JOHNSTON was a native of Belfast, Ireland, and came to the United States at the age of fourteen. She died in 1913, over eighty years of age. Of her twelve children, eight grew to maturity and six are living.

        Nathaniel L. JOHNSTON was the fifth child in his parents' family. He received a public school education, and early in life was set to work learning ranching. He remained at home until twenty years of age, and then, in 1881, came to Butte County and worked during the harvest on the Rives, now the Phelan, ranch. Returning to his home, he and his brother, Robert E., rented their father's place and also land on Haggin Grant. They ranched for over fifteen years, and during this time, in addition to the twelve hundred acres, they bought the Steve Barwell ranch of eighteen hundred acres on Pleasant Grove Creek, Placer County, which they farm, also renting one thousand acres from James Keysburg, four thousand acres altogether, twenty-two hundred acres of which was in wheat. In putting in and harvesting their crops, they ran five-, eight-, and ten-horse teams; and in addition to their operations in grain they also raised cattle and mules. The purchased eighteen hundred acres of land from the Everts Brothers, near Wheatland. Later Nathaniel L. sold his interest to his brother, and came to Butte County in the spring of 1906, where he purchased the Robert Houseman place of two hundred acres, and later bought the Mrs. Korn place of one hundred sixty acres, on which he settled and engaged in the raising of grain, stock and sheep. The ranch lies eight miles north of Chico.

        In Brownsville, Cal., on September 27, 1899, Nathaniel L. JOHNSTON was married to Miriam EVANS, a native of that place, and a daughter of James EVANS, an Eastern man of Welsh descent, who crossed the plains three times with ox teams.

    • Sources 
      1. [S19] 1870 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003.Original data - 1870. United States. Ninth Census of the United States, 1870. Washington, D.C. National Archives and Records Administration. M593, RG29, 1,761 rolls. Minnesota. Minnes;), Year: 1870; Census Place: American, Sacramento, California; Roll: M593_; Page: ; Image: .
        Birth date: abt 1862
        Birth place: California
        Residence date: 1870
        Residence place: American, Sacramento, California, United States
        1870 United States Federal Census
        1870 United States Federal Census


      2. [S13] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limite;), Year: 1880; Census Place: American, Sacramento, California; Roll: 71; Family History Film: 1254071; Page: 264B; Enumeration District: 114; Image: 0532.
        Birth date: abt 1863
        Birth place: California
        Residence date: 1880
        Residence place: American, Sacramento, California, United States
        1880 United States Federal Census
        1880 United States Federal Census


      3. [S11] 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the Unit;), Year: 1910; Census Place: Chico, Butte, California; Roll: ; Page: ; Enumeration District: ; Image: .
        Birth date: 1862
        Birth place: California
        Residence date: 1910
        Residence place: Chico, Butte, California
        1910 United States Federal Census
        1910 United States Federal Census


      4. [S10] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 on roll 323 (Chicago City.Original data - United States;), Year: 1920; Census Place: Chico, Butte, California; Roll: T625_94; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 22; Image: .
        Birth date: abt 1862
        Birth place: California
        Residence date: 1920
        Residence place: Chico, Butte, California
        1920 United States Federal Census
        1920 United States Federal Census


      5. [S14] U.S. City Directories (Beta), Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.Original data - Original sources vary according to directory. The title of the specific directory being viewed is listed at the top of the image viewer page. Check the directory titl;).
        U.S. City Directories (Beta)
        U.S. City Directories (Beta)