John JOHNSTON, a native of Ireland, came to the state with his family in 1839. he first settled in School Creek Bridge, and moved into this precinct in 1842. When he came to this country, he had but a wife and two children. They afterward had a large family grown up to them. But two of his children are now living, Elizabeth, who is living in Kansas, and Wm. G., residing in the township of section 16. The mother, Mrs. Johnston, is yet living, and resides in the precinct. She was born in 1800, and is, therefore, eighty-one years of age. The old gentleman died in 1878, only three years ago.
Source: History of Marion and Clinton Counties, Illinois, 1881, Brink, McDonough & Co., Philadelphia
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