Source: Johnston, Alexander, Jr., Genealogical account of the family of Johnston of that ilk, formerly of Caskieben, in the Shire of Aberdeen, and of its principal branches. Edinburgh, 1832.
James Johnston, Lister of Aberdeen, was the fourth and youngest son of Thomas of Craig and Mary Irvine. He married Miss Jean Ogilvie, by whom he had 3 sons and 2 daughters: Alexander, William, John, Mary, Jean. The after history of these children is unknown. The date of James' death is unknown. Mrs. Jean Ogilvie or Johnston died in March 1716.
L.V. Johnson, Selected References Relating to The Ancestry of William and John Johnston Colonial Friends (Quakers) of Virginia: An Account of the Connections of the Family of Johnston of Caskieben, and of that Ilk, of the Garioch, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Shaker Heights, Ohio, 1972.
This book shown John to be the son of James and Faith Leith Johnston. James is the son of James and Jean Ogilvie Johnston. James Sr b.1651 married Faith Leith 1686.