Wayne:This may help somehow.My husbands family was Scottish, there was a lot of the Archibald Johnston/Johnson name handed down from way back.Some came into Canada, NJ, NY, his Archibald Gilbert Johnston was born in 1740 Rookland Co., NY, 7 children. He married a Jane Smith b-1755.The line from Archibald was to Abraham Johnston,that married Sarah Ayers and had 9 children.They died in Monroe Co., OH.
Abraham and Sarah had a dau., Jane Johnston married an Abraham Ward and ended up in Ohio.The Johnston name did depend on how they ended up spelling it, a lot used Johnson. You may want to try that name. Archibald d-bef. 11-11-1827, and never moved from Hempstead, Ramapo Co. NY.