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Cloverdale Cemetery ~ William C. Johnston ~ part of the Marion County Cemeteries of Oregon
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Johnston, William C.
LAST: Johnston FIRST: William MID: C.
BORN: Sep 1810 DIED: 6 Sep 1876 BURIED: 
BIRTH PLACE:  Scotland
DEATH PLACE: Marion Co., Oregon
Maiden name of spouse – Ann Potter
1860 OR CENSUS (Marion Co., Southern Pct. #3282)
W. Johnston, age 43, occupation farmer, b. Scotland, is enumerated with A., female, age 29, b. New York, along with E., female, age 10, b. Oregon, W., male, age 7, b. Oregon, R., female, age 4, b. Oregon, M.J., female, age 3, b. Oregon, and Jos., age 1, b. Oregon.
1870 OR CENSUS - Wm. Johnston, age 57, occupation farmer, b. Scotland, is enumerated with Ann, age 40, b. New York, along with Rachel, age 15, Jane [Martha Jane] Johnston, age 13, b. Oregon, Joseph, age 10, Wm. C., age 17, Thomas, age 8, Harriet, age 5, John, age 4, and James, age 2, all born in Oregon. 
PROBATE – “Johnston, Wm. C., File #647. Intestate. Died 06 Sept 1896 [1876] Adm: A. Levy. Heirs. Ann Wentz, 47; Barbara Canon [Canos], 32; William U [C.] Johnston, 24; Ann E. Morris, 27; Rachael Byland, 22; Martha J. Coffee, 20; Joseph Johnston, 18; Charles A. Johnston, 16; Harriett D. Johnston, 13; John H. Johnston, 11; James Johnston, 8; Almira Johnston, 6; Paul Johnston, 4 – all of Marion County.”

DISCREPANCY – Date of death given as 1810 on marker, but age in 1860 census puts his year of birth as about 1813, and age in the 1870 census puts year of birth as about 1817.
W.C. Johnston
1810 – 1876
1860 OR CENSUS (Marion Co., Southern Pct. #3282) 
1870 OR CENSUS (Marion Co., S. Salem, FA #8958)
Marion County Oregon Probate Records, Vol. 2, pg 134
SPACE: 4-2-5  

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