Here is some more on Prescott Johnstons
1861 census Hawkesbury Prescott
Robert, farmer, b Upper Canada [Ontario],25
Francis, b Ireland, 55
William, b UC, 23
Mary, b UC, 18
Margret, b UC, 16
Hugh, b UC, 14
Isabelle, UC, 12
1861 census Plantagenet Prescott
Robert, farmer, b Ireland, 53
Mary, b Ireland, 41
Margret, UC, 21
Elizabeth, UC, 20
John, UC, 18
Isabella, UC, 16
Robert, UC, 14
Archibald, 11, UC
William, UC, 9
Christopher C, UC, 6
Mary, UC, 3
Could this be your Francis and Robert? No relationships are given on the 1861 census.
Chauncey, merchant, UC, 49
Phila S, 45
Edward P, 25 [name may be Eden]
Sarah J, 24
A S, 1
Either living with the above or next door is:
Lynes H, 22
Sarah A, 10,
Chauncey E, 17
Maria E, 23
Chauncey is given as Thomas Hall Johnston's father so this could be a brother?
This is very disjointed. Sorry.
Chauncey, J P, farmer, b Vermont USA, 70
Hannah, b Vermont USA, 67
Parthence, niece, b Canada, 29, visiting from Hawkesbury
Parthence, daughter of niece, 11, visiting from Hawkesbury
Could this be Thomas Hall Johnston's father?
Chauncey isn't all that common a name - not like Johnston!
The initials JP are entered behind the name like this, Chauncey, Johnson JP so maybe he was a Justice of the Peace.
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1781
Source Publication Code: 9045.10
Primary Immigrant: Johnson, Chauncey
Annotation: Date name of immigrant was added to list with district covered by list or date of arrival in province. Extracted from RG-1, C-I-3, vols. 139 and 140, pages 20-24, 55-57, and 59-66, MS 693, reel 145, located in the Crown Lands Dept. at the Archives of Onta
Source Bibliography: STRATFORD-DEVAI, FAWNE. "List of Locations to Emigrants at the Land Board." In Ottawa Branch News (Ottawa Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society), vol. 28:1 (Jan.-Feb. 1995), pp. 8-21 (Bathurst District); vol. 28:2 (March-April 1995), pp. 40-49 (Ottawa District).
Place: Prescott County
If you think that this is your Johnson family let me know as I think I have found some marriages of the children of the above Chauncey and Phila.
Marriage: Eden Philo Johnson, 41, b L'Original, living same, widow, merchant, s/o Chauncey Johnson & Phila S Cushman, married Helen Isabella Treadwell, 18 Sep 1877, L'Original, Prescott # 009270.
Thought I would just give it to you as I may not find it again.
Also, Chauncey Johnson, L'Original, married Sarah Ann Metcalfe, eldest daughter of Rev Franklin Metcalfe of East Hawkesbury, 24 August 1853 [Ontario marriage notices]
Also 12 Oct 1840,William Kingston, teacher in the UC Academy and Maria, only daughter of Chauncey Johnson, of Longueil.
Chauncey Eden is definately a family name as I can follow it through to a marriage in 1918.
From Weslayan Methodist Baptisms
Robert George Johnston, s/o George and Margaret, born 8 Feb 1861, christened Aug 07 1865, Hawkesbury, Prescott County.
Hope this helps.