Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

James P. Johnston

Male 1831 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name James P. Johnston 
    Born 11 Sep 1831  , Dumfrieshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1855  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Elected Office 1861  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor of Hespeler 
    Occupation 1861  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Blacksmith 
    Religion 1861  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Free Church 
    Occupation 1864  Queen St. E., Hespeler Waterloo Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    blacksmtih 
    Occupation 1871  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Blacksmith 
    Elected Office 1875  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor of Hespeler 
    Occupation 1881  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Blacksmith 
    Business 1884  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Johnston, Murdoch & Co. 
    Hespeler-Johnston,MurochandCo-1884Directory.jpg
    Hespeler-Johnston,MurochandCo-1884Directory.jpg
    1884 Directory of Waterloo
    Hespeler-JamesPJohnston-0001-DryGoods-Invoice1885.jpg
    Hespeler-JamesPJohnston-0001-DryGoods-Invoice1885.jpg
    Retired 1901  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-116825 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Buried New Hope Cemetery, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I116825  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Johnston,   b. Abt 1800, Of, Dumfrieshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F21515  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane C. Sipes,   b. CALC 13 Aug 1835, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1888, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Children 
     1. Margaret Johnston,   b. 1856, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Annie Johnson,   b. 18 Jun 1861, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. James W. Johnston,   b. 1864, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Harvey E. Johnston,   b. 26 Mar 1869, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Robert Johnston,   b. 1873, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F29781  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Sep 1831 - , Dumfrieshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1855 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor of Hespeler - 1861 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Blacksmith - 1861 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Free Church - 1861 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Blacksmith - 1871 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor of Hespeler - 1875 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Blacksmith - 1881 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Johnston, Murdoch & Co. - 1884 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1901 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - New Hope Cemetery, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    James P. Johnston
    James P. Johnston
    from: Hespeler A Souvenir of the Factory Townsy by Oscar B. Eby 1901

  • Notes 
    • Johnson, James T., general blacksmith and wagon maker. Settled here, 1855, after a residence in the States of 14 years. Is Councillor of village, which office he has held ten years.

      Illustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881 (Village of New Hespeler entries)

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      After Hunter moved into his new shop, then a one-storey building, which we know as "Saults" Blacksmith Shop, James P. Johnston set up business in his own place and carried on till at least 1882 and I believe much longer.

      Le Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954

  • Sources 
    1. [S143] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1901, Hespeler (Village) D-2 Page 8.

    2. [S508] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1871, Page 6.

    3. [S299] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1881, Page 10.

    4. [S1837] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1861, Div. 1 Page 8.

    5. [S1430] Directory - ON, Waterloo - 1884-1885 "Waterloo County Gazetteer and Directory for 1884-1885".