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PVT James Johnston

PVT James Johnston

Birth
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Death 13 Feb 1907 (aged 63)
Wood County, Ohio, USA
Burial Perrysburg, Wood County, Ohio, USA
Plot Site Number 071 Lot 001
Memorial ID 101024843 · View Source
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GAR 111TH OVI COMPANY B
ENLISTED: 5 AUGUST 1862
DISCHARGED; 14 DECEMBER 1862

James Johnston, a resident of Haskins, was born in Connecticut, November 5, 1843. He died from LaGrippe at the age of 63.

His father, John Johnston, was a native of Dumfriesshire, Scotland, born September 15, 1815. He came to America in 1834, and located first in New York State, where he met and married on March 5, 1841, Margaret Anderson, who was born in Ireland, February 9, 1816. Removing to Connecticut, they there remained until 1847, when they came to Wood County and settled in Middleton Township upon some swampland, out of which they developed, in the course of time, a fine farm. They were consistent members of the Presbyterian Church, and in politics, Mr. Johnston, who took an interest in all public questions of the day, was originally a Whig, later a Republican. He died November 3, 1891, his wife April 17, 1889. Of their four children, two are now living: John R., who resides in Bowling Green, and James. The others were Thomas, was a farmer by occupation, born August 5, 1846, and died April 11, 1889, and Margaret, born January 30, 1856, and died January 28, 1862.

James was reared upon the old farm, attending neighboring schools during his boyhood. He was married September 4, 1869, to miss Henrietta Crook, a native of Perrysburg, born March 28, 1844, and they have three children: Henry, Edith, at home; and Grace, who married W. Garrett, and has four children – Hazel, Ellen, Henry and Bliss. After his marriage, Mr. Johnston located in Haskins, and engaged in the general Mercantile business, later opening a hardware store, and making a success of both enterprises. In May, 1895, he disposed of his interest and retired from active business. He was a soldier during the war, as a member of Company B, 111th OVI, serving in Tennessee and Kentucky for about nine months., When he was discharged on account of disability. He is an ardent supporter of the principles of the Republican Party. Socially he is a member of the I.O.O.F. and of the GAR, Henry Carter Post No. 50 Haskins.

Biographical Record of Wood County, Beers, 1897, P. 1077 Contributed by Lavidaloca

James was a playmate of J. Pierpoint Morgan, the financier, and James's father was the gardener for J.P.'s father. When James noticed Morgan had a kennel of Scottish collies, he wrote to him and reminded him of their boyhood. He said he would like one of the collies as a remembrance and Morgan had one sent to him. The dog caught cold on the trip and died despite the efforts of the veterinary surgeon that Johnston called for him.

Perrysburg Journal, 22 February 1907, P.1 contributed by Jim Flannery.

Bio by: Lavidaloca


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  • Maintained by: B Mowen
  • Originally Created by: Henry Schermbeck
  • Added: 20 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101024843
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PVT James Johnston (5 Nov 1843–13 Feb 1907), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101024843, citing Fort Meigs Cemetery, Perrysburg, Wood County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by B Mowen (contributor 47384444) .