John JOHNSTON…


Johnston FamilyMy wife’s cousin, a descendant of John MORTIMER, found this photo in a shoebox in the attic of his home in Mt. Healthy, Hamilton Co., Ohio (a suburb of Cincinnati). This appears to be a photo of a family that appears in the 1880 census in Galva, Henry Co., Illinois.
    John JOHNSON       Self M Male   W 52 IRE Farmer        IRE IRE
    Lucy M. JOHNSON    Wife M Female W 37 IL  Keeping House ENG CT
    Thomas H. JOHNSON  Son  S Male   W 14 IL                IRE IL
    Edward I. JOHNSON  Son  S Male   W 12 IL                IRE IL
    Phebe J. JOHNSON   Dau  S Female W 8  IL                IRE IL
    William J. JOHNSON Son  S Male   W 5  IL                IRE IL
    Robert E. JOHNSON  Son  S Male   W 3  IL                IRE IL
    George E. JOHNSON  Son  S Male   W 1  IL                IRE IL
The surname is either JOHNSTON or JOHNSON. Judging by the ages given in the census, we think the photo may have been taken around 1881.
Lucy’s maiden name was SELLON. She married John JOHNSON on 24 Dec 1864 in Henry Co., Illinois. Her parents appear to be Henry SELLON and Phebe STODDARD.
We have been unable to determine how this family is connected with the MORTIMERs of Mt. Healthy. If anyone has any information on this family, please contact me at the address at the bottom of this page.

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