I am interested in sharing information related to a NANCY GOODFELLOW who married a JOHNSTON in, what would be today, the North of Ireland.This marriage probably took place about (1730-1755) which was about 20 to 40 years prior to the American Revolution.Their first son was born in Ireland and 1 year later the Johnston family moved to the frontier of Cumberland Co., located in the then colony of Pennsylvania. There are papers (The Johnson Fry Genealogy) that state that Nancy Goodfellow was a Presbyterian and that "She left many rich relatives there (in Ireland)."
The Johnston couple sailed to the colonies and lived on the frontier in Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania (Present day Mifflin Co., PA).They raised their family of 4 sons and 2 daughters, Alanson, John, Mary, James, David and Elizabeth there.The boys received land grants in North Carolina, Tennessee, Indiana and Kentucky in return for their service during the American Revolution. The boys moved to their land grants after the Revolution.Their sister, Maryaccompanied them to the West.Elizabeth stayed in Pennsylvania and married James Macklin (another Rev. Soldier) and their family are fairly well documented (Biographical Encyclopedia of the Juniata Valley).
I am interested in hearing what you might know about this Johnston Goodfellow marriage and any of the ancestors or descendents.
Mike Donovan 2180 Jonathan Place Boulder, Colorado80304-1911