Dr John Young Johnston Jr.

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Dr John Young Johnston Jr. Veteran

Birth
Death
7 Jul 1896 (aged 63)
Burial
Thornton, Tallapoosa County, Alabama, USA GPS-Latitude: 32.7043306, Longitude: -85.758764
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Father: John Young Johnston, Sr (1803-1881)
Mother: Mary Martha Lyon (1809-1844)
12/06/1847 - Married, Rutha Meadows (1831-1906), Tallapoosa Co., AL
1854 - M.D. degree, Graefenberg Institute (a.k.a., Graffenberg Medical Institute), Dadeville, Tallapoosa Co., AL
07/11/1860 - Practiced medicine, Beat No. 6, Tallapoosa Co., AL (living with wife, "Ruthy", and four children - indexed in the 1860 U.S. Census as John Johnston)
03/25/1862 - "Post Surgeon", Loachapoka, Lee Co., AL (signs as "Jno. Jeredine Johnston")
04/07/1862 - Mustered-in as 2nd Lt., Co. B, 47th AL Infantry, Loachapoka, Lee Co., AL
04/07/1862 - Promoted to Capt., Co. B, 47th AL Infantry
05/12/1862 - Elected to the rank of Major, 47th AL Infantry
06/10/1862 - Accepted the rank of Major
07/01/1862 - Major, 47th AL Infantry
07/31/1862 - Major, 47th AL Infantry
08/18/1862 - From a camp near Rapidan Station, VA, in a letter to Hon. G. W. Randolph, Secretary of War, "Sir, I hereby tender you my resignation as Major of the 47th Reg Ala Vols for reasons stated in the Surgeons Certificate, J. Y. Johnston, Maj., 47th Reg, Ala Vols" (At the bottom of this letter is the following, "I certify that I have carefully examined the above Maj. J. Y. Johnston and that he is incapable of performing the duties of a soldier because of "Varicocele" contracted in the army last year. J R Burton, Surg 47 Reg Ala Vols." On the back of the letter is the following docketing, "Respectfully forwarded but disapproved because of the unanimous report of the officers of his Regt. Maj. Johnson [sic - Johnston] at the Battle of Cedar Run behaved in a cowardly and disgraceful manner. I recommend that his name be stricken from the Rolls of the Army. Alex. G. Taliaferro, Col. Comd, 3rd Brigade"; following this, from Headquarters, 1st Div. "Respectfully forwarded with recommendation that this officer's name be stricken from the rolls of the army for cowardice, Wm B Taliaferro, Brig Genl, Comdg 1st Div; following his, "Respectfully forwarded, T. J. Jackson, Maj. Genl.; following this, "Respectfully forwarded By Comd of Genl Lee, R H. Chilton, A. A. Genl."; and at the end, "A. G. , Accept, By order Sec War, A. T. B." )
09/19/1862 - As "John Y Johnston", signed a notarized statement in Richmond, VA, stating that $65 was owed to him and that his place of residence was Tallapoosa County, Alabama.
09/19/1862 - Received $65 for pay as Major during the the period Sept. 1 to Sept. 12, 1862. [Presumably, September 12, 1862, was his last day of Confederate Army Service.]
1865 - Practiced medicine, Wynn Creek, Tallapoosa Co., AL
1870 - Granted a divorce from Rutha - "on the grounds that his wife had abandoned him"
07/03/1870 - Practiced medicine, Eufaula, Tallapoosa Co., AL (living with four children - indexed in the 1870 U.S. Census as "John Johnson")
08/14/1871 - Married, Elizabeth "Bettie" Sands Johnston (1831-1915), Tallapoosa Co., AL [She was previously married to Joseph Johnston, John's brother. Joseph died at Gettysburg in 1863)
1874 - Practiced medicine, Milton's Mills, AL
06/04/1880 - Practiced medicine, Beat 11, Tallapoosa Co., AL (living with wife, E.W., one daughter, and two step daughters - indexed in the 1880 U.S. Census as "John Johnson")
06/07/1880 - Former wife, "Ruthy" Johnston, lived with son-in-law, William Leadbetter, and his wife, Tallapoosa Co., AL
02/27/1881 - Father, John, died in Tallapoosa Co., AL
1890,1893,1896 - Practiced medicine, Walnut Hill, Tallapoosa Co., AL
07/07/1896 - Died, ?Thornton, Tallapoosa Co., AL (buried: Sardis United Methodist Church Cemetery, Thornton, Tallapoosa Co., AL)
1900 - 2nd wife, Elizabeth, living with daugther, Sarah Elizabeth Arnold
01/05/1906 - First wife, Rutha, died in Centerpoint, Tallapoosa Co., AL
03/30/1915 - Second wife, Elizabeth, died in Eclectic, Elmore Co., AL (buried: Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Eclectic, AL)

This biographical sketch is from:
Hambrecht, F.T. & Koste, J.L., Biographical
register of physicians who served the
Confederacy in a medical capacity.
05/09/2016. Unpublished database.
Father: John Young Johnston, Sr (1803-1881)
Mother: Mary Martha Lyon (1809-1844)
12/06/1847 - Married, Rutha Meadows (1831-1906), Tallapoosa Co., AL
1854 - M.D. degree, Graefenberg Institute (a.k.a., Graffenberg Medical Institute), Dadeville, Tallapoosa Co., AL
07/11/1860 - Practiced medicine, Beat No. 6, Tallapoosa Co., AL (living with wife, "Ruthy", and four children - indexed in the 1860 U.S. Census as John Johnston)
03/25/1862 - "Post Surgeon", Loachapoka, Lee Co., AL (signs as "Jno. Jeredine Johnston")
04/07/1862 - Mustered-in as 2nd Lt., Co. B, 47th AL Infantry, Loachapoka, Lee Co., AL
04/07/1862 - Promoted to Capt., Co. B, 47th AL Infantry
05/12/1862 - Elected to the rank of Major, 47th AL Infantry
06/10/1862 - Accepted the rank of Major
07/01/1862 - Major, 47th AL Infantry
07/31/1862 - Major, 47th AL Infantry
08/18/1862 - From a camp near Rapidan Station, VA, in a letter to Hon. G. W. Randolph, Secretary of War, "Sir, I hereby tender you my resignation as Major of the 47th Reg Ala Vols for reasons stated in the Surgeons Certificate, J. Y. Johnston, Maj., 47th Reg, Ala Vols" (At the bottom of this letter is the following, "I certify that I have carefully examined the above Maj. J. Y. Johnston and that he is incapable of performing the duties of a soldier because of "Varicocele" contracted in the army last year. J R Burton, Surg 47 Reg Ala Vols." On the back of the letter is the following docketing, "Respectfully forwarded but disapproved because of the unanimous report of the officers of his Regt. Maj. Johnson [sic - Johnston] at the Battle of Cedar Run behaved in a cowardly and disgraceful manner. I recommend that his name be stricken from the Rolls of the Army. Alex. G. Taliaferro, Col. Comd, 3rd Brigade"; following this, from Headquarters, 1st Div. "Respectfully forwarded with recommendation that this officer's name be stricken from the rolls of the army for cowardice, Wm B Taliaferro, Brig Genl, Comdg 1st Div; following his, "Respectfully forwarded, T. J. Jackson, Maj. Genl.; following this, "Respectfully forwarded By Comd of Genl Lee, R H. Chilton, A. A. Genl."; and at the end, "A. G. , Accept, By order Sec War, A. T. B." )
09/19/1862 - As "John Y Johnston", signed a notarized statement in Richmond, VA, stating that $65 was owed to him and that his place of residence was Tallapoosa County, Alabama.
09/19/1862 - Received $65 for pay as Major during the the period Sept. 1 to Sept. 12, 1862. [Presumably, September 12, 1862, was his last day of Confederate Army Service.]
1865 - Practiced medicine, Wynn Creek, Tallapoosa Co., AL
1870 - Granted a divorce from Rutha - "on the grounds that his wife had abandoned him"
07/03/1870 - Practiced medicine, Eufaula, Tallapoosa Co., AL (living with four children - indexed in the 1870 U.S. Census as "John Johnson")
08/14/1871 - Married, Elizabeth "Bettie" Sands Johnston (1831-1915), Tallapoosa Co., AL [She was previously married to Joseph Johnston, John's brother. Joseph died at Gettysburg in 1863)
1874 - Practiced medicine, Milton's Mills, AL
06/04/1880 - Practiced medicine, Beat 11, Tallapoosa Co., AL (living with wife, E.W., one daughter, and two step daughters - indexed in the 1880 U.S. Census as "John Johnson")
06/07/1880 - Former wife, "Ruthy" Johnston, lived with son-in-law, William Leadbetter, and his wife, Tallapoosa Co., AL
02/27/1881 - Father, John, died in Tallapoosa Co., AL
1890,1893,1896 - Practiced medicine, Walnut Hill, Tallapoosa Co., AL
07/07/1896 - Died, ?Thornton, Tallapoosa Co., AL (buried: Sardis United Methodist Church Cemetery, Thornton, Tallapoosa Co., AL)
1900 - 2nd wife, Elizabeth, living with daugther, Sarah Elizabeth Arnold
01/05/1906 - First wife, Rutha, died in Centerpoint, Tallapoosa Co., AL
03/30/1915 - Second wife, Elizabeth, died in Eclectic, Elmore Co., AL (buried: Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Eclectic, AL)

This biographical sketch is from:
Hambrecht, F.T. & Koste, J.L., Biographical
register of physicians who served the
Confederacy in a medical capacity.
05/09/2016. Unpublished database.

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