Joel Johnston was born in Lufkin, Texas, but raised in Port Arthur, Texas. He married (me) Monica Rachelle Bourgeois in Houston, Texas on October 24, 1998. In 2003, we move to Southern California. We have 2 boys:
Howell "Dayne" Johnston married Marilyn Leanne Powelson in Houston, Texas. They lived in Houston for 5 years, then moved 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 on the San Angelina River outside Jasper, Texas. They had 2 children:
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Leo Hardy Johnston was born in Shady Point, Oklahoma. His mom died when he was about 15 and his dad died when he was about 19. Sometime before 1935, he moved to Port Arthur, Texas and married Sylvia Boersman. He worked at an oil refinery as an operator until he retired. He was diagnosed with colon cancer, but suffered 2 1/2 years before his passing in 1982. They had twin boys:
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Arthur Johnston was born in Gibson County, Tennessee to J F and Fanny Johnson on June 21, 1850. Arthur worked as a collector/collecting agent and grocer until 1876.
On April 13, 1884, Arthur married Alabama "Bama" Glazner in Childersburg, Talladega County, AL. Around 1890, they moved to Red Oak, Oklahoma, then to Shady Point, Le Flore County, Oklahoma. Arthur and Bama owned and operated a hotel in Panama, Oklahoma. In 1920, Arthur claimed he ran a restaurant, while Bama continued to run the hotel. She sold the hotel just before she died in 1921. Arthur died on October 9, 1925. They are both buried in Fairview Cemetery, Panama, Le Flore County, Oklahoma. No death certificate was found in Oklahoma with his personal identifiers. They had 8 children:
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John F. Johns(t)on was born in Tennessee. He married Fannie May Avant (from Alabama) on August 30, 1848 in Rutherford County, Tennessee. John was a physician. John, Fanny, and Arthur Johnson are listed in the 1850 Census in Gibson County, Tennessee. In the 1860 Census, the family expanded to include Mattie, Fannie, and Foster and reportedly living in Memphis, TN. However, 1870 Census reports JF Johnson and TP Johnson (his brother) state they wre living in Kentucky. There are city directories that also support an address of 184 Walnut in Louisville, Kentucky for John and Arthur.
By 1872, John and his brother lived in Memphis, Tennessee again. John opened a dry goods, grocery store called Johnson & Co and was located at 468 Main, but he lived at 552 Main in Memphis. Arthur, his son, lived and worked at the store until 1876. He was the bookkeeper and grocer. In 1879, John was listed as a physician again and there were no more listings for the store. John died in 1894 at the age of 71. John and Fanny had 4 children:
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I still do not have any records to connect John F Johnston to Thomas (below)
I am concerned that it does not connect because of the "t" in Johnston. Neither Thomas, nor anyone before him uses Johnston, so why does John have some records with Johnson and Johnston? Arthur used Johnston (mostly) and starting with Leo everyone to date goes by Johnston. I also cannot confirm that the F in his middle name stands for "Foster", as others note. Work in progress...
Everything below is subject to verification.
Thomas was born on November 25, 1796 in Lunenburg County, Virginia. He married Mary Nash Smith on February 24. 1820 in Rutherford County, Tennessee. They had 3 children:
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Joshua was born about 1751 in Lunenburg County, Virginia. He may have had 2 wives; Sally then Jane. Joshua and Jane had a child named Thomas.
No Records for Joshua at this time.
(White Oak Family Group, Pedigrees - Kit Number: 368712)
Isaac was born in New Kent County, Virginia. He was married to Mary (last name unknown). They had 3 children:
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Michael was born in St. Peter's Parish, New Kent, Virgina or London (undetermined). He died in Henrico County, Virginia. He was married to Sarah Watson and had 9 children:
Records for Michael