Joel Dayne Johnston was born in Lufkin, Texas and raised in Port Arthur, Texas. He married (me) Monica Rachelle Bourgeois in Houston, Texas. In 2003, we move to Southern California. We have 2 boys:
Marilyn Leanne Powelson married Howell Dayne Johnston in Groves, Texas. They moved to Houston for 5 years, then to Lufkin for 6 years, and finally to Port Arthur, Texas until retirement. In 2009, Dayne retired from Fina Oil Company as #1 operator unloading sulfuric acid rail cars. Dayne and Marilyn sold their home in Port Arthur and now live in Jasper, Texas, on the San Angelina River. They had 2 children:
Katie Louise Farmer married Kenneth Rowdy Roy Powelson. They were divorced and had 3 children:
William Farmer was born on 3/9/1885 in New Mexico. He married Ada Ann Cathey in Stephenville, Erath, Texas on 8/16/1908. On 9/12/1918, he submitted his World War I draft card in Oklahoma. He was described at native born, white, medium height, medium build, with brown eyes and red hair. He died on 7/27/1945 in Sherman, Texas. He was a laundry operator. They had 4 childern:
Joseph Newton Farmer married Sarah E. William Nelson Farmer was one of their children.
Joseph N Farmer married Margaret Frances Griffin. Joseph was a Private CO F 9 Texas CAV For the Confederate States Army. Joseph Newton Farmer was one of their children.
John Farmer was born in South Carolina. He married Mary Pierce. John was a Private for Captain William Patrick’s Co GA militia in the War of 1812. Joseph N. Farmer was one of their children. He died on 12/21/1864 in Clayton County, Georgia.