Johnston Family Genealogy
Johnston Family Genealogy

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1. Samuel Johnston - was born on 29 Jan 1790 in Ireland and died on 8 Jul 1834 in Indianapolis, Ind and was buried in Crown Hill .
Samuel married Susannah Wallace. Susannah was born in 1776 in Ireland. She was the daughter of Mr. Wallace. She died on 22 Feb 1844 in Indianapolis, Ind. and was buried in Crown Hill .

Samuel - Came over from Ireland with his family in 1819. When he died he left 3 80 acre farm tracts. One in Marion county and two in Johnson county. Bought 1 160 acre tract (SE 1/4 sec 36 in Wayne Township) and an 80 acre tract (W 1/2 of SW 1/4 sec 31) in 1821. Listed as a resident of Butler Ohio in 1821. (from Marion Co., Ind. land transactions)
 
Samuel and Susannah were transferred out of the First Presbyterian Church of Franklin Indiana in 1833, presumably when they decided to move to their farm in Marion Co., Ind. They were "numbered among the worthy pioneers of Johnston Co".
 
Samuel bought a tract of land in Sec 24, Needham Twp., Johnson Co., Ind. He also owned part of Sec 24. in Needham Twp and Sec 30 in Blue River Twp.
 
"In 1822, fourteen families moved in (to Johnson Co., Ind) and it is not ascertained whence came Baker Wells and Samuel Johnson who came in this year". (Historical Sketch of Johnson Co., Ind - Blue River Twp - BANTA) (Sources: - 1)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Sarah A. Johnston was born in 1819 in on Atlantic Ocean and died in 1885 in Indianapolis, Ind. and was buried in Crown Hill, Indianapolis .

Sarah - "Sister Sarah" - Tombstone
ii.  Oliver W. Johnston was born about 1825 in Indiana and died on 18 Feb 1867 and was buried in Crown Hill, Indpls. Ind. . See #2. below.
iii.  Mary J. Johnston was born about 1828 in Indianapolis, Ind..

Mary - Living with Samuel J at the home of Jno and Margaret Johnston DUNLOP in 1850 Census.
iv.  Samuel Andrew Johnston Sr. was born on 22 Jun 1830 in Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana and died on 16 Mar 1907 in Indianapolis, Ind and was buried in Crown Hill . See #3. below.
v.  William J. Johnston was born on 1 Apr 1832 in Indianapolis, Ind. and died in 1881 in Indianapolis, Ind. and was buried on 4 May 1881 in Crown Hill Cmty. Section: 20 Lot: 3. See #4. below.
vi.  Margaret S. Johnston was born about 1830 in Ind and died on 17 Feb 1864 in Indianapolis, Ind and was buried in Crown Hill - sec 2 lot 7 . See #5. below.
vii.  Elizabeth E. Johnston was born in 1834 in Indiana and died in 1905 in Indianapolis, Ind. and was buried in Crown Hill .
----- Second Generation -----
2. Oliver W. Johnston - was born about 1825 in Indiana and died on 18 Feb 1867 and was buried in Crown Hill, Indpls. Ind. . He was the son of Samuel Johnston and Susannah Wallace.
Oliver married Maria Hoefgran on 2 Mar 1852 in Marion Co., Ind. Maria was born in 1830/1831 in East Hempfield Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. She was the daughter of Abraham Hoefgran and Elizabeth Brown. She died on 5 Aug 1866 and was buried in Crown Hill, Indianapolis . (Sources: - 2)

Oliver - occupation: Livery Stable - Lived at 172 E. South St (1858). Listed as "Johnston, O. W., Livery and Sale Stable, 11 and 18 West Pearl, bet. Illinois and Meridian" in 1862/83 Indiana State Gazeteer.
 
In 1860, Oliver, Sarah and Elizabeth Johnston lived adjacent to Samuel and May Johnston, who lived with the Dunlops

Census: 1850 Indianapolis, Marion Co. Indiana
Name Age Occupation born in
Oliver W. Johnston 25 Farmer Indiana
Sarah A. Johnston 28   On the Ocean
Elizabeth E. Johnston 15   Ind
Saml B. Hafgun 22 ? Pa
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Oliver W. Johnston Jr was born in 1853 in Indianapolis, Ind. and died in 1878 in Indianapolis, Ind and was buried in Crown Hill, Indianapolis .
ii.  Dewitt C. Johnston was born about 1853 in Indianapolis, Ind. and died in 1913 and was buried in Crown Hill, Indpls. .

Dewitt - was a collector for Johnston Bros. in 1873. Sec. and Treasurer for P. M. Pursell Mfng. CO. in 1907.
iii.  L A Johnston was born about 1857 in Marion Co., Ind. (Sources: - 2)
iv.  M J Johnston was born about 1859 in Marion Co., Ind. (Sources: - 2)
3. Samuel Andrew Johnston Sr. - was born on 22 Jun 1830 in Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana and died on 16 Mar 1907 in Indianapolis, Ind and was buried in Crown Hill . He was the son of Samuel Johnston and Susannah Wallace.
Samuel married Estelle Pullis on 14 Feb 1865 in St. Louis, Mo.. Estelle was born in 1846 in New York. She was the daughter of John Pullis and Eliza Ann Winant. She died in 1930 in Indianapolis, Ind. .

Estelle - In 1910, she was living at 2111 N. Delaware St. "a place endeared to her by her gracious and hallowed memories of the past" (Greater indianapolis0 Living at 2123 N. Delaware in Indianapolis in 1925 and in 1930 when she died.

Obituary in Indianapolis Star - 3/5/1930

 
Estelle P. widow of the late Samuel Andrew Johnston, passed away Monday afternoon. Funeral services at the residence, 2123 N. Delaware st., Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. Burial Crown Hill cemetery.

 
Member of the " Daughters of the American Revolution" DAR ID # 52537 ,Vol.53 page 256 (Sources: - 3 (pg 1004) )

Samuel - moved to Marion Co. about 1834 with his parents. Educated in the schools of Indianapolis where he "found ample opportunity for productive and successful effort in connection with business affairs of important order".
 
In 1860, Oliver, Sarah and Elizabeth Johnston lived adjacent to Samuel and May Johnston, who lived with the Dunlops

Census: 1850 Indianapolis, Marion Co., Indiana
name Age Occupation Born In
Jno S. Donlop 26 Merchant Ireland
Margaret S. Doonlop 20   Indiana
Saml H. Donlop 2   Ind
May J. Johnston 22   Ind
Saml A. Johnston 19 Clerk Ind

 
Lived next door to Sarah Wallace in the 1860 Census

Census: 1860 Indianapolis, Marion Co., Indiana
Name age occupation born in
Sameul A. Johnston 28 Salesman Indiana
William J. Johnston   Tin & Stove Dealer Indiana
Elizabeth E. Johnston 20   Indiana

 
Lived at 86 E. Vermont - 1855-1860. He was a clerk, first with M.M Dunn's (1857), then J.A. Vinnedge(1858), the Boston Store (1860).
 
Formed Johnston Bros, at 62 E. Washington, in Indpls. when he and his brother Wm. J. Johnston bought out Mr. Munson of Munson and Johnston. They were a well known firm selling stoves and tinware for over 30 years with over $200,000 in sales in 1876. "They brought themselves into prominence as reliable and progressive merchants and they built up a large and prosperous business." (History of Greater Indianapolis)

Advertisement in Indianapolis Journal
April 17, 1868

STOVES, &c.

TUTEWILER BROS., Stoves, Mantles and
Grates. and House Furnishing Goods, 74
East Washington street.

MUNSON & JOHNSTON. Wholesale and Re-
tail Dealer in Cooking, Parlor and Heating
Stoves, 62, first door east of Odd Fellows Hall


 
Oldest member (in point of membership) of the First Presbyterian Church where he was a Deacon. Sung in the choir there for 25 years. Member of the Scottish Rite Masons of the Mystic Shrine and the Knight Templars. For thirty years was the grand chancellor of Scottish Rite Masons of Indiana.
 
"He was noted for his general nature and had many friends ... He had been in failing health for some time, and his death was due to heart failure" (Indianapolis News, Mar 16, 1907) Lived at 2111 N. Delaware from the time of his marriage until his death.
 
In 1870, they had two servants Minnie Stalker age 19 and Annie Schnader age 14.
 
The Johnston brothers sold their home in 1879. In 1882 it became the residence for the Girls' Classical school of Indianpolis, and later the Dental School of Indiana University.

Pentalpha Lodge

 
Pentalpha Lodge No. 564 F. & A. M., Indianapolis, Indiana, was instituted Thursday, October 20, 1881, and chartered Wednesday, May 24, 1882.
 
On October 10, 1881, at 8 o'clock PM, a number of Master Masons residing in the city of Indianapolis, Indiana, met in convention, at 27 1/2 South Delaware Street, for the purpose of taking the preliminary steps necessary to form a new Lodge of Masons. The following Brethren were present:
 
Samuel A. Johnston


1880 Census Indianapolis, Indiana - 626 N. Pennsylvania
name relation age born in occupation father born mother born  
Saml A. Johnston self 44 IN Stove Dealer IRE IRE  
Estelle P. Johnston wife 33 NY Keeping House NY NJ  
Wm P. Johnston son 12 IN At School      
Samuel A. Johnsotn son 3 IN        
Meta Steucker other 20 IN Servant Prussia Prussia  
Mary Kiefer other 27 IN Servant GER GER  


Census: 1900 Indiana, Marion County, Roll 388 Book 1, Page 115a - 1232 Pennsylvania
name relation born age mar. status born in father born mother born occupation  
Samuel Johnston head June 21 1834 65 m 30 In Ire Ire 'Floor Walker  
Estelle P. Johnston wife July 25 1851 48 m 30 NY NY NJ    
Samuel A. Johnston Jr son'June 18 1876 23 s IN IN NY At School    
Mary Donahue servant Sep 1866 33 S IN Ire Ire Servant  
Hellena O'Leary servant Nov 27 1882 17 S Ire Ire Ire Servant  


Obituary of Samuel A.Johnston
The Indianapolis News Mar 16,1907.

 
ONE OF THE CITY'S OLDEST RESIDENTS PASSES AWAY
 
Samuel A. Johnston Succumbs to Illness
 
WAS A PROMINENT MASON
 
Samuel A. Johnston, for seventy-three years a resident of this city, died at his home, 2111 North Delaware street, at 8 o'clock this morning. He had been in failing health for some time, and his death was due to heart failure. He was born at Franklin, this state, June 22, 1839 and removed with his parents to Indianapolis when he was four years old.
 
For thirty years he was a member of the old firm of Johnston Brothers, dealers in stoves and tinware, at 62 East Washington street. For several years he had not been in actively engaged in any business. At the time of his death he was the oldest in point of membership of any member of the First Presbyterian Church,where he was a deacon. He had sang in the choir of that church for twenty-five years, and until recent years was foremost in the activities of the church. He was a member of the Scottish Rite Masons of the Mystic Shrine and the Knights Templars, and had been for thirty years the grand chancellor of Scottish Rite Masons of Indiana. He was noted for his genial nature, and had many friends.
 
He leaves a widow and two sons - William P. Johnston and Dr. Samuel A. Johnston. Arrangements for the funeral have not been completed. He will be buried at Crown Hill Cemetery

 
See Resources: Sketch of Samuel A. and William J. Johnston. See also: Resources: Memoir of Samuel A. Johnston. (Sources: - 3 (pg 1003) )
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Dr. Samuel A. Johnston was born on 18 Jun 1876 in Indianapolis, Ind and died on 20 May 1921 in Indianapolis, Ind. and was buried in Crown Hill . See #6. below.
ii.  William Pullis Johnston was born in 1867 in Indianapolis, Ind. and died in 1915 and was buried in Crown Hill, Indpls. . See #7. below.
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Samuel A. Johnston
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4. William J. Johnston - was born on 1 Apr 1832 in Indianapolis, Ind. and died in 1881 in Indianapolis, Ind. and was buried on 4 May 1881 in Crown Hill Cmty. Section: 20 Lot: 3. He was the son of Samuel Johnston and Susannah Wallace.
William married Francis E. Cummins. Francis was born in 1845/1846 in Indiana. She is the daughter of Rev Frederick Patterson Cummins and Frances Allen Walker.

Francis - after William J. Johnston died, Fannie remarried. Thomas Cook Worden and Francis C. Worden are living in Bridgport, Fairfield Co., Ct in the 1900 Census. (Connecticut, Fairfield County, Roll 131 Book 1, Page 246a)

William - In 1851, started in the stove business with Munson Bros., later Munson and Johnston, and then later Johnston Bros. with his brother Samuel (in 1870) Educated at the Pendleton Academy and Indianapolis public schools. Johnston Bros. was the largest stove and tinware dealer in Indiana, selling over $200,000 per year in 1886. Was living with the David Munson family in 1850. His widow, Mary M. lived at 64 S. ? in Indpls in 1887.


 
Listed as "Munson & Johnston, (C. H. Munson and W. J. Johnson,) wholesale and retail dealers in stoves, tin, copper and sheet iron ware, 62 East Washington." in 1862/83 Indiana State Gazeteer.


Census: 1870 (Marion County, Book 1 page 11)
name age occupation born in
William Johnston 33 Stove Dealer foreign born parents
Fannie Johnston 25 born in Indiana  
Lizzie Johnston 27 born in Indiana  
Sarah Wallace 50 born in Ireland  
Oliver (?) 19 Indiana  
Dewitt (?) 17 Indiana  
Hattie Cummins 17 Indiana  
Frederick (?) 3 Indiana  
Christie Stalkhut(sp?) 14 Domestic Servant Prussia

 
From the normal way of reading Census data, Oliver (?) and Dewitt (?) would be presumed to be named Wallace. However, we believe Sarah Wallace was unmarried and that Oliver and Dewitt are actually named Johnston. (Since an Oliver Johnston 1853-1878, and a Dewitt Johnston who died 1913 are buried in the Johnston plot in Crown Hill.) By the same logic, Frederick (?) should be a Cummins. However, the 1880 census shows a Frederick Johnston, age 13, living with this family and marked as a son.

1880 Census Indianapolis, Indiana
name relation age born in occupation father born mother born  
William J. Johnston self 45 IN Stoves & Tin Ware SCOT IRE  
Fannie C. Johnston wife 34 IN   LA IN  
Frederick C. Johnston son 13 IN        
Frances A. Cummins m-law 59 IN Boarding PA IN  
Elizabeth Stokley other 24 VA Servant VA VA  

 
See Resources: Sketch of Samuel A. and William J. Johnston.
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Frederick Johnston was born about 1863 in Indianapolis, Ind..
5. Margaret S. Johnston - was born about 1830 in Ind and died on 17 Feb 1864 in Indianapolis, Ind and was buried in Crown Hill - sec 2 lot 7 . She was the daughter of Samuel Johnston and Susannah Wallace.
Margaret married John Swan Dunlop on 20 Oct 1847 in Marion Co., Ind.. John was born about 1827 in Ireland. He was the son of John Dunlop. He died on 20 Feb 1876 in Indianapolis, Ind. and was buried in Crown Hill - sec 2 lot 7 .

John - "He that overcometh shall inherit all things. I will be his god and he shall be my son" - Tombstone inscription
 
In 1860, Oliver, Sarah and Elizabeth Johnston lived adjacent to Samuel and May Johnston, who lived with the Dunlops

Census: 1850 Indianapolis, Marion Co., Indiana
name Age Occupation Born In
Jno S. Donlop 26 Merchant Ireland
Margaret S. Donlop 20   Indiana
Saml H. Donlop 2   Ind
May J. Johnston 22   Ind
Saml A. Johnston 19 Clerk Ind

 
Listed in 1860 Indpls City Dir as a real estate and Insurance Agent. Living at 116 N. Penn. Listed as "Dunlop. J. S., Insurance Agent, 7 North Meridian" in 1862/63 Indiana State Gazeteer.

Margaret - "In the full assurance of the Christian faith was taken to her rest" - Tombstone - "Our friend sleepeth"
Children:
i.  Mary E. Dunlop was born in 1861 and died in 1887 in Indianapolis, Ind and was buried in Crown Hill .
ii.  Sara H. Dunlop was born about 1848 in Ind..
----- Third Generation -----
6. Dr. Samuel A. Johnston - was born on 18 Jun 1876 in Indianapolis, Ind and died on 20 May 1921 in Indianapolis, Ind. and was buried in Crown Hill . He was the son of Samuel Andrew Johnston Sr. and Estelle Pullis.
Dr. Samuel married Stella M Adams on 6 Apr 1904 in Indianapolis, Ind.. Stella was born on 31 Jul 1879 in Indianapolis, Ind.. She was the daughter of Henry Clay Adams Sr. and Stella E. Barneclo. She died on 17 Jan 1952 in Indianapolis, Ind. and was buried in Crown Hill .

Dr. Samuel - occupation: Physician -
 
Attended Shortridge High School. Studied medicine at Harvard, Indiana University and Columbia.
 
Samuel A. Johnston worked as a clerk, and lived at 626 N. Penn in the 1889 Indianapolis Directory.

Census: 1910 Indianapolis,Marion Co., Indiana 8th ward, pg 172
name relation born age mar-status born in father-born mother-born occupation
Samuel A. Johnston head 32 m 6 Indiana US US Doctor  
Stella A. Johnston wife 30 m 6 Indiana Indiana Washington DC none  
Henry A. Johnston son 3 s Indiana Indiana Indiana none  
Estelle Johnston daughte 3/12 s Indiana Indiana Indiana none  

 
Lived at 2127 N. Delaware in Indianapolis (1915)

Census: 1920 Marion Co., Indiana
name relation age born in father-born mother-born occupation
Samuel A. Johnston head 43 IN IN NewYork M.D.&Sugeon- own off.
Stella A. Johnston wife 40 IN IN Maryland  
Henry A. Johnston son 13 IN IN IN  
Dorothy A. Johnston dau 8 IN IN IN  


Obituary of Samuel A.Johnston
The Indianapolis Star - May 21, 1921

 
APOPLEXY ATTACK FATAL TO DR. SAMUEL A. JOHNSTON
 
Arrangements for the funeral of Dr. Samuel A. Johnston, 2127 North Delaware street, who died at his home yesterday following an attack of apoplexy Thursday evening, had not been completed last night.
 
Dr. Johnston had left his office and was returning to his home on a street car when stricken. He did not retain consciousness. He was 45 years old and had practiced medicine in Indianapolis for the last eighteen years, specializing in ear, nose and throat diseases. He was a member of the Country Club, the University Club and the Dramatic Club.
 
Born in Inidianapollis, June 18, 1876, Dr. Johnston attended the public schools here, later being graduated from Shortridge high school and attending a preparatory school in the East. He studied medicine at Harvard,the Indiana University Medical School, and Columbia University.
 
Survivng are the widow, who was Miss Stella M. Adams; Dr. Johnston's mother, Mrs. Estelle P. Johnston; a son Henry P. Johnston and a daughter Miss Dorothy Johnston
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Henry Adams Johnston was born on 26 May 1906 in Indianapolis, Ind. and died on 21 Nov 1979 in Zionsville, Ind. and was buried in Crown Hill, Indpls. Ind. . See #8. below.
ii.  Estelle Johnston was born on 18 Jan 1910 in Indianapolis, Ind and died on 8 Oct 1911 in Indianapolis, Ind and was buried in Crown Hill .

Estelle - Died at 21 months. First buried in Barneclo/Dain plot in Crown Hill, then moved to Johnston plot in 1921 (when her father died)
iii.  Dorothy Adams Johnston was born on 5 Jun 1911 in Indianapolis, Ind and died on 21 Aug 1955 in Indianapolis, Ind. and was buried in Crown Hill Cmty .
Dorothy married Paul Earle Kimball on 17 Apr 1943 in Indianapolis, Ind. Paul was born on 19 Nov 1916 in Cornell, Ill.. He was the son of George Walter Kimball and May Valborg Christofersen. He died on 22 Jul 1989 in Indianapolis, Ind and was buried in Washington Park .

Dorothy - Lived in Indianapolis most of her life. Graduated from Tudor Hall School in 1929. She was a member of the Indianapolis Junior League, Dramatics Club and the Second Presbyterian Church.
 
Dorothy was "on top of things" - cleaning and cooking and such when she lived in St. Louis (abt 1942), but by the time she moved to Greeley (abt 1944) she seemed overwhelmed by housekeeping and such.
See Kimball family for children.
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Stella Adams (Johnston)
1879-1952



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Dorothy Johnston



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Dorothy Johnston


in 1930
7. William Pullis Johnston - was born in 1867 in Indianapolis, Ind. and died in 1915 and was buried in Crown Hill, Indpls. . He was the son of Samuel Andrew Johnston Sr. and Estelle Pullis.
William married Francis "Aunt Nannie" Woods. Francis was born in 1870/1871 in Ohio.

Francis -

Census: 1920 Marion Co.,Indiana
name relationship age born in father born mother born occupation
Francis W. Johnston mother 49 OH OH IL  
Winant P. Johnston son 28 IN IN OH sculptor


William - Wm P. Johnston worked as a bkkpr, and lived at 780 N. Penn in the 1889 Indianapolis Directory.
 
Lived at 2125 N. Delaware in Indianapolis in 1915. William was a Real Estate Agent.
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Winant Pullis Johnston was born on 2 Jul 1890 in Indianapolis, Ind..

Winant - occupation: Capt U.S. Army, Author - received the "Chevalier of Legion of Honor" award in 1933 for service to France when, as a US Army officer, he was billeted with the French Army in 1918. Lived in Georgetown in 1933.

Indianapolis Star- Aug 13, 1933
INDIANAPOLIS CHEVALIER

 
A member of an old Indianapolis family that has been around these parts for a number of generations has been signally honored by the French government. Capt.Winant P. Johnston, brother of Russell W. Johnston, was recently made a chevalier of the Legion of Honor receiving his decoration at the French Embassy in Washington, from M. Andre de Laboulaye, the French ambassador.
 
The medal of the Legion of Honor is a five-rayed star of white enamel edged with gold surmounted with a wreath of oak and laurel and suspended from a red ribbon. The French order of merit was founded by Napolean in 1802, its medal conferred for meritorious conduct in military or civil life.
 
Capt. Johnston, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, saw service ocerseas with the English, French and American armies and was wounded in action.His interests extend in many directions. Finishing a course in architecture at Pensylvannia, he became interested in sculpture and painting and has had exhibitions of his work. He is also an author. You may recall his novel, "Eyelids of the Morn." During the war he was interested in aerial photography. At the time of the Paris colonial exposition he was assistant United States commisioner there.
 
At present he has an attractive place in Georgetown which has a fascinating atmosphere and is filed with olf French furniture.

 
Degree in Architecture from Univ. of Penn. Spent much time abroad studying modeling and painting, then lived in Wash. D.C. (1943) Mentioned in "Art & Artists of Indiana" - 1921 - living in Philadelphia, Pa. - Pupil of Charles Grafley, sculptor. - Penn. Acad. of Fine Arts.
 
Wrote 'Eyelids of the Morn' (name spelled Wijnant on title page). Also wrote "Young Innocents"
 
Had an exhition of Sculptures at The Corcoran Museum of Art, in Washington, DC, in April 1922.
 
Winant was one of the partners in the "Pullis Realty Co." which owned and managed the properties in the 2100 block of N. Delaware in 1956.
 
Named for his great-grandmother Eliza Winants.
ii.  Russell W. Johnston
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Wynant Pullis Johnston
1890-



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French Legion of Honor


Grade of Chevalier (this one is Audie Murphy's)
----- Fourth Generation -----
8. Henry Adams Johnston - was born on 26 May 1906 in Indianapolis, Ind. and died on 21 Nov 1979 in Zionsville, Ind. and was buried in Crown Hill, Indpls. Ind. . He was the son of Dr. Samuel A. Johnston and Stella M Adams.
Henry married Jane Johnson Winfield on 11 Jun 1938 in Lafayette, Ind. Jane was born on 7 Oct 1906. She was the daughter of Maurice Johnson Winfield and Abby Lane Rogers. She died on 4 Feb 1980 in Zionsville, Ind. .

Jane - Attended Purdue University. 2127 N. Delaware St - Indianapolis

Henry - occupation: Liquor Distributor - Attended Park School and Williams College. Psi Upsilon.
 
Bought farm near Zionsville, Ind in 1941. Sold advertising for the Indianapolis Star during the depression - also sold Barbersoll shaving cream.
 
Later worked for the "National Liquor Corp." in Indianapolis.
 
Purchased a cabin in Leland Michigan in 1956 which the Johnston Family still owns and uses.

SUMMER VISITOR AT RYE BEACH CAUSES ALARM

 
Henry Johnson of Indianapolis,Ind., summer resident of Rye Beach, was the cause of the latest "Dillinger case" yesterday. Police were breathing more easily last night after his identity and reputation had been established. Police attention had been called to Johnson's car, bearing Indiana plates, which was parked at Beach street and Harrison Avenue, Boston, Mass., yesterday, having in it a 38-calibre automatic pistol, 12 clips of shells and 50 cartridges for a 45-calibre automatic pistol. The officers immediately conjured up visions of Dillinger and his gang being there for taking possession of the funds of Boston's leading banks with consequent gun-play and bloodshed. They took the gun and ammunition, leaving several officers to watch the car.
 
A short time later Mr. Johnson arrived at the car with his mother and a young lady. He explained that he had gone to the South station to meet them and was on his way to their summer home at Rye Beach.
 
Mr. Johnson produced an interstate revolver license and papers to show that he is a crack shot and a member of the National Rifle Association.
(THE PORTSMITH HERALD)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Abby Winfield Johnston was born on 16 Mar 1940 in Indianapolis, Ind. See #9. below.
ii.  Nancy Johnston
Nancy married Evangelos Christos Marinos.
See Marinos family for children.
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Henry Adams Johnston
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Jane Johnson Winfield (Johnston)
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----- Fifth Generation -----
9. Abby Winfield Johnston - was born on 16 Mar 1940 in Indianapolis, Ind. She is the daughter of Henry Adams Johnston and Jane Johnson Winfield.
Abby married Richard David "Mort" Mortensen on 12 Jun 1965 in Indianapolis, Ind.. Richard was born on 6 Oct 1939 in Rockville Center, New York. He is the son of Stuart Mortensen and Siona Helene Wark.

Richard - was a college professor at Albion for 34 years in Biology. Was called Mort when he was young. Undergratuate Degree from Bates College in Maine, PHD from Purdue University.

Abby - was a cellege teacher and worked for the Michigan State Health Department for 7 or 8 years. Developed the "Safe Kids" program to required seat belt restraints for children.


 
As coordinator of Michigan SAFE KIDS, Abby Mortensen is responsible for the development of new SAFE KIDS chapters and coalitions around the state; assisting in the implementation of community- based injury prevention programs; statewide dissemination of injury prevention information to children, parents and care givers; organization of child passenger safety training programs for firefighters, educators, law enforcement officers, public health workers, health and emergency care providers; and organizing and staffing car seat check up events for the general public. Car seats, smoke alarms and bike helmets have been distributed to eligible low-income families in partnership with firefighters, law enforcement, and neighborhood associations.
Children:
i.  Holly Rogers Mortenson was born on 17 Jan 1973 in Albion, Michigan.
Holly married Matthew Koehler.
ii.  Peter Wijnant Mortenson
Peter married Heide Cares on 9 Oct 2004 in Lansing, Michigan.

Heide - works for Auto Owners Insurance

Peter - works for Auto Owners Insurance.
Sources:
1 History of Indianapolis and Marion County Indiana B. R. Sulgrove 1884 (view detail...)
2 DeMott Genealogy Karen Glasser ancestry.com
3 Greater Indianapolis Dunn, Jacob Piatt Chicago. Lewis Pub. Co.. 1910 (view detail...)

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