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Finley G. Johnston
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Birth: 1834
Sweetwater
Monroe County
Tennessee, USA
Death: May 20, 1878
Rushville
Schuyler County
Illinois, USA

Finley Gillaspie Johnston was born in East TN. His parents were William E. Johnston and Nancy Finley. He enlisted in Co. G, 149th Illinois Infantry. This Regiment organized At Camp Butler, IL and mustered in for 1 year February 11, 1865. Moved to Nashville, TN, February 14-17, 1865; thence to Chattanooga, Tn. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Separate Division, District of the Etowah, Dept. of the Cumberland, to July, 1865. Dept. of Georgia to January, 1866. SERVICE: Provost Guard duty at Chattanooga, TN, and guarding R. R till May 2. Moved to Dalton,GA, May 2; thence to Atlanta, GA, July 6. Guard duty in 4th Sub-District, District of Allatoona, till January, 1866. Mustered out January 27, 1866. Regiment lost during service by disease 31.
There was a grave marker, for Finley, from U.S. Veteran Affairs, issued in 1879. On Memorial Day 1901 his grave was decorated by the committee that recognized veterans. It was also decorated in 1881. In spring/summer 1935, a tornado destroyed many of the grave markers in the Rushville City Cemetery. Apparently, his was one of those destroyed. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Catherine Yates Eads (1836 - 1913)*
 
 Children:
  Rosa R Maurer (1863 - 1898)*
  Elizabeth J Sanford (1868 - 1918)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Finley G. Johnston U.S. Army Veteran 1834 - 20 May 1878 (44y 5m)
 
Note: Cemetery Records say: Gillaspie JOHNSON Interred 21 May 1878
 
Burial:
Rushville City Cemetery
Rushville
Schuyler County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Interment 21-May-1878
 
Maintained by: Jerry L. Johnston
Originally Created by: Robert Kuhmann
Record added: Jun 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70831558
Finley G. Johnston
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G-g-grandfather.
- Jerry L. Johnston
 Added: Jan. 3, 2013
 
 
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