Anna Maria Johnston

ID# 910, (1815-1867)
Great-grandmother of June Hall
Ancestors of June Hall West
     Anna Maria Johnston was born on 7 September 1815 in Dublin, Ireland. Her tombstone says she was born 17 September.1 She was the daughter of Alexander Johnston and Ann Hunter.1 She was baptized on 11 June 1849 in Watford, Hertfordshire, England. She and Annie Singleton emigrated in October 1849 from England and journeyed to the Salt Lake Valley according to Anna Maria's biography. The passenger list of the Anna Dorothea, which landed in New Orleans on 19 May 1851, appears to show them. This is a later date, however they might have been held up in Liverpool.2,1 She was a school teacher in Manti, Sanpete County, Utah. She married John Lowry on 13 February 1853 in Manti, Sanpete County, Utah Territory.3,1,4 She died on 23 December 1867 in Utah Territory at age 52.1 She was buried in Manti Cemetery, Manti, Sanpete County, Utah.5

A biography of Anna Maria, written by Barbara Burbank Kenny, is here.1

Research Note: Some biographies say she married William Francis Williams. This is supported by a birth registration (1847) for an Anna Maria Williams, dau of Anna Maria Johnston and William Francis Williams. Other biographies say she married William Singleton. This is supported by her baptism in June 1849, which gives her name as Singleton and by the fact that her daughter used the name Singleton. No record of any marriage has been found. When she arrived in Utah, she was not accompanied by a husband, and she used the name Singleton.
Last Edited=24 Aug 2014

Child of Anna Maria Johnston

Child of Anna Maria Johnston and John Lowry


  1. [S1655] Anna Maria Johnston Lowry, biography by Barbara Burbank Kenny, copy privately held by Faye West, Edmonton, Alberta.
  2. [S1757] “Passenger List Transcript - Anna Dorothea,” passenger list, Find My Past ( accessed 21 June 2014).
  3. [S827] Magrath's Old Resident Buried, Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, AB, 15 Dec 1936, 3.
  4. [S648] Find a Grave, online (, entry for John Lowry Sr, memorial # 42881297.
  5. [S648] Find a Grave, online (, Memorial# 42880598.
  6. [S1746] Anna Maria Williams, Birth Registration 225 (4 Aug 1947), General Register Office, Somerset House, London, England.
  7. [S1747] Ancestral File, database, FamilySearch ( : accessed (24 Feb 2014), entry for William Alexander Lowry.