I'm looking for information on Thomas Hall Johnston. He was the representative for the riding of Prescott, Canada West, in the 3rd and 4th Parliaments of the Province of Canada (1848-1851 & 1852-1854).
I've heard that he owned a brick kiln that eventually went bankrupt. He was married and had perhaps 6 or more children. All but one died in infancy. The remaining child died at about the age of 14-16. All of these infant deaths sort of "came home" today when a close Y-DNA cousin in Kansas called and told me about a branch in her family that had problems with an rh factor. All of their children died in infancy. Finally one of the families after losing several children took a newborn infant of theirs to Canada where it received a blood transfusion and lived. Evidently the procedure wasn't available in their state at the time. As soon as she mentioned these infant mortalities to me I thought of Thomas H. Johnston. I had stumbled upon him last year and could find nothing to connect him to our family though.
In the 1833 Assessement Roll there is a Thomas Johnson [sic] listed on my gggrandfather's brother's farm - that of Francis Johnson [sic]. We assume that Thomas was a brother, but we've never been able to find a trace of him beyond this one notation. Now with the telephone call today and learning of the rh factor infant deaths in a closely connected Johnston family I find myself wondering if Thomas Hall Johnston was ours.
Any information on Thomas will be greatly appreciated.