Cornelia Bruce
Provided by: Susanne Johnston
Cornelia T. Bruce
CORNELIA T. BRUCE was born September 23, 1815 in Cortland County, New York and died April 19, 1895. She married ISAIAH YOUNGLOVE JOHNSTON April 25, 1835.
Notes for CORNELIA T. BRUCE:
  • It is uncertain if Cornelia's maiden name is Bruce or Perkins. However, the death certificate for her daughter, Laura A. Robbins reports her mother being Cornelia Bruce.
  • 1850 census: Candor, Tioga Co., NY - Caroline Johnson.
  • 1860 census: Sidney, Delaware Co., NY.
  • 1870 census: Corning, Steuben Co., NY - Cornelia Johnson, living with son, William.
  • Burial: Barnard Cemetery, Corning, Steuben Co., NY.
  • Children of CORNELIA T. BRUCE and ISAIAH YOUNGLOVE JOHNSTON:
    1. HENRY R. JOHNSTON, b. May 30, 1838, Sheshequin, Bradford County, Pennsylvania; d. February 28, 1910, Bath, Steuben County, New York; m. (Notes) CELESTIA LOBDELL, November 1865, Bainbridge, Chenango County, New York, daughter of Daniel Lobdell and Eliza Martindale; b. May 1842, Unadilla, Otsego County, New York; d. October 26, 1909, Corning, Steuben County, New York (at the home of her daughter Emma J. Hotalin).
      • Notes for HENRY R. JOHNSTON:
        • 1850 census: Candor, Tioga Co., NY, living with parents.
        • 1860 census: Sidney, Delaware Co., NY, living with parents.
        • 1908 Historical Registers of National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (1866-1938).
        • Military Service: Civil War - PVT, 144th NY Inf., Co. I; CPL, 89th NY Inf. Vols., Co. K.
        • Occupation: 1880, Railroad shops.
        • Cause of Death: Broncho Pneumonia.
        • Burial: Hope Cemetery, Corning, Steuben Co., NY (Lot 1081).
        Notes for CELESTIA LOBDELL:
        • Cause of Death: Cerebral Apoplexy (Stroke).
        • Burial: Hope Cemetery, Corning, Steuben Co., NY (Lot 1081).
        Notes for HENRY R. JOHNSTON and CELESTIA LOBDELL:
        • 1870 census: Sidney, Delaware Co., NY, living with Daniel & Eliza Lobdell.
        • 1880 (Henry Johnson), 1892, 1900 (Henry Johnson) census: Corning, Steuben Co., NY.
        • 1905 census: Erwin, Steuben Co., NY.
    2. (Notes) JANE M. JOHNSTON, b. July 1840, Pennsylvania; d. November 7, 1917, Himrod, Yates County, New York (at the home of her son Fred); m. (Notes) GEORGE M. HUNT, SR, son of George Hunt and Mary Cushman; b. May 30, 1836, Otsego County, New York; d. June 13, 1911, West Caton, Steuben County, New York (at home).
      • Notes for JANE M. JOHNSTON:
        • 1850 census: Candor, Tioga Co., NY, living with parents.
        • 1860 census: Sidney, Delaware Co., NY, living with parents; also Butternuts, Otsego Co., NY, living in the home of Isaac & Mary Collins.
        • Burial: November 9, 1917, Barnard Cemetery, Corning, Steuben Co., NY.
        Notes for GEORGE M. HUNT:
        • 1860 census: Butternuts, Otsego Co., NY, living in the home of Isaac & Mary Collins.
        • Occupation: Farmer.
        • Burial: June 17, 1911, Barnard Cemetery, Corning, Steuben Co., NY.
        Notes for JANE M. JOHNSTON and GEORGE M. HUNT:
        • 1870, 1880 census: Corning, Steuben Co., NY.
        • 1892, 1900, 1905, 1910 census: Caton, Steuben Co., NY.
    3. LAURA ANTOINETTE JOHNSTON.
    4. (Photo) WILLIAM AUGUSTUS JOHNSTON, b. May 15, 1844, Greene County, New York; d. June 9, 1905, Tioga, Tioga County, Pennsylvania; m. (Notes) SARAH ANGELICA "STELLA" WELLMAN, October 25, 1866, Corning, Steuben County, New York; daughter of John Russell Wellman and Anne Histed; b. August 4, 1844, Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York; d. February 8, 1919, Gang Mills, Steuben County, New York (at the home of her daughter Nancy).
      • Notes for WILLIAM AUGUSTUS JOHNSTON:
        • 1850 census: Candor, Tioga Co., NY, living with parents - Augustas Johnson.
        • 1860 census: Sidney, Delaware Co., NY, living with parents - Augustus Johnston.
        • Military Service: Civil War - PVT., 51st NY Inf., Co. K.
          • Wounded at the Battle of Antietam.
            Honorably Discharged: September 28, 1864 at Lexington, KY.
        Notes for WILLIAM AUGUSTUS JOHNSTON and SARAH ANGELICA "STELLA" WELLMAN:
        • 1870 & 1880 census: Corning, Steuben Co., NY - William A. Johnson.
        • 1900 census: Tioga, Tioga Co., PA - William Johnson.
        • Beth Johnston claims Sarah WAS NOT known as "Stella".
        • Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Tioga, Tioga Co., PA.
    5. (Photo) ABNER ALBERT JOHNSTON, b. February 12, 1848, Pennsylvania; d. May 6, 1916, Freeport, Nassau County, New York; m. (Photo) FRANCES LOUISE ELWELL 1869, Chenango County, New York; daughter of Samuel Elwell and Lucy Daniels; b. February 10, 1846, Guilford, Chenango County, New York; d. May 12, 1924, Freeport, Nassau County, New York.
      • Notes for ABNER ALBERT JOHNSTON:
        • 1860 census: Sidney, Delaware Co., NY, living with parents.
        • Occupation: Stationary Engineer and Inventor.
        • Burial: Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Queens Co., NY.
        Notes for FRANCES LOUISE ELWELL:
        • Burial: Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Queens Co., NY.
        Notes for ABNER ALBERT JOHNSTON and FRANCES LOUISE ELWELL:
        • 1870 census: New Berlin, Chenango Co., NY - Abner & Fraces Johnson.
        • 1875 census: Caton, Steuben Co., NY - Abner Johnson.
        • 1880 census: Sidney, Delaware Co., NY.
        • ~1910 census: Queens, Queens Co., NY.
    6. ISAIAH JOHNSTON, b. November 29, 1850, New York; d. October 19, 1919, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey; m. MARY MATILDA "MATTIE" DAVENPORT, daughter of Henry Davenport and Lydia A. ?; b. May 30, 1848, Tompkins County, New York; d. December 18, 1922.
      • Notes for ISAIAH JOHNSTON:
        • 1860 census: Sidney, Delaware Co., NY, living with parents.
        • Burial: October 21, 1919, Hillside Cemetery, Lyndhurst, Bergen Co., NJ (Grave 1, Lot 216 E1/2, Sec. D).
        Notes for MARY MATILDA "MATTIE" DAVENPORT:
        • Burial: December 20, 1922, Hillside Cemetery, Lyndhurst, Bergen Co., NJ (Grave 1, Lot 216 E1/2, Sec. D).
        Notes for ISAIAH JOHNSTON and MARY MATILDA "MATTIE" DAVENPORT:
        • 1880 census: Corning, Steuben Co., NY - Is. Johnson.
        • 1900 census: Rutherford, Bergen Co., NJ, states 2 children born to these parents, both still living - Isiah Johnston.
        • 1910 census: Jersey City, Hudson Co., NJ.
    7. (Photo) GEORGE "RILEY" JOHNSTON, b. July 20, 1853, Pennsylvania; d. May 14, 1928, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; m. ELLA G. "ELLIE" ROBBINS, Steuben County, New York, daughter of Francis Robbins and Lucy S. Titus; b. December 1855, New York; d. 1923.
      • Notes for GEORGE "RILEY" JOHNSTON and ELLA G. "ELLIE" ROBBINS:
        • 1860 census: Sidney, Delaware Co., NY, living with parents.
        • 1870 census: Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY - Riley Johnson.
        • Occupation: 1870, Farm Laborer; 1910, Engineer.
        • Burial: March 15, 1928, Westminster Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery Co., PA.
        Notes for ELLA G. "ELLIE" ROBBINS:
        • 1860 census: Windsor, Broome Co., NY, living with parents.
        • Burial: December 22, 1923, Westminster Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery Co., PA.
        Notes for GEORGE "RILEY" JOHNSTON and ELLA G. "ELLIE" ROBBINS:
        • 1880 census: Caton, Steuben Co., NY - Riley Johnson.
        • 1900, 1910 & 1920 census: Manhattan, New York Co., NY.
          • Living with Thomas and Bessie Birchfield in 1920.
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