Johnston Family Tree

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Robert R JohnstonAge: 75 years18271903

Name
Robert R Johnston
Given names
Robert R
Surname
Johnston
Birth September 1, 1827 33 35

MarriageMary Jane JohnstonView this family
April 29, 1853 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1
Sarah F Johnston
April 7, 1854 (Age 26 years)
Marriage of a siblingJoseph JohnstonJane Anne ErskineView this family
Type: Religious marriage
July 11, 1856 (Age 28 years)

Note:
Name: Joseph Johnston Event Type: Marriage Event Date: 11 Jul 1856 Event Place: Cooltrain, County Fermanagh, Ireland Event Place (Original): Cooltrain, Lisnaskea, Ireland Father's Name: John Johnston Spouse's Name: Jane Anne Erskine Spouse's Father's Name: James Erskine District: Lisnaskea GS Film Number: 000101378 Digital Folder Number: 007719512 Image Number: 00096 Citing this Record "Ireland Civil Registration, 1845-1913," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGVD-V4GY : 6 February 2019), James Erskine in entry for Joseph Johnston and Jane Anne Erskine, Marriage 11 Jul 1856, Cooltrain, County Fermanagh, Ireland; citing General Register Office, Dublin; FHL microfilm 101,378.
Birth of a son
#2
Thomas J Johnston
July 23, 1857 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#3
Robert J “Bob Red Robin” Johnston
March 12, 1859 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#4
John W “Johnny Red Robin” Johnston
October 18, 1860 (Age 33 years)
Marriage of a siblingWilliam JohnstonAnne LangView this family
Type: Religious marriage
March 5, 1861 (Age 33 years)

Birth of a daughter
#5
Elizabeth R Johnston
August 15, 1862 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a son
#6
Joseph S Johnston
July 7, 1864 (Age 36 years)
Death of a sonJoseph S Johnston
March 1865 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7
Sophîa Johnston
May 17, 1867 (Age 39 years)
Death of a brotherJoseph Johnston
May 20, 1868 (Age 40 years)

Birth of a daughter
#8
Rachel Ann Johnston
August 16, 1869 (Age 41 years)
Marriage of a childSamuel M “Sam of the Mill” JohnstonSarah F JohnstonView this family
December 14, 1871 (Age 44 years)
Note:
Illinois State Archives, Marriages JOHNSTON, Samuel M JOHNSTON, Sarah F 12/14/1871 00C/0179/00007932 ROCK ISLAND
Birth of a granddaughter
#1
Salene Johnston
October 16, 1872 (Age 45 years)
Death of a granddaughterSalene Johnston
January 1, 1875 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2
Josiah Johnston
February 21, 1875 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a daughter
#9
Mary Jane Johnston
August 12, 1876 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3
John David Johnston
August 21, 1877 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4
Robert Henry Johnston
January 19, 1879 (Age 51 years)
Death of a daughterRachel Ann Johnston
July 12, 1879 (Age 51 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Johnston
March 11, 1880 (Age 52 years)
Death of a motherSarah
October 26, 1880 (Age 53 years)
Death of a wifeMary Jane Johnston
April 11, 1881 (Age 53 years)
MarriageMargaret Little DoonanView this family
June 10, 1882 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5
Sarah Elizabeth Johnston
September 8, 1882 (Age 55 years)
Death of a granddaughterSarah Elizabeth Johnston
February 15, 1883 (Age 55 years)
Death of a sonThomas J Johnston
May 5, 1883 (Age 55 years)
Marriage of a childJoseph S “Joe Susie” JohnstonSophîa JohnstonView this family
March 26, 1884 (Age 56 years)
Death of a daughterSarah F Johnston
April 18, 1884 (Age 56 years)
Marriage of a childJohn W “Johnny Red Robin” JohnstonMary Ellen BlakelyView this family
December 6, 1885 (Age 58 years)
Marriage of a childThomas HicksElizabeth R JohnstonView this family
December 21, 1887 (Age 60 years)
Death of a daughterMary Jane Johnston
April 11, 1888 (Age 60 years)
Marriage of a childRobert J “Bob Red Robin” JohnstonCatherine Ann ArmstrongView this family
June 26, 1890 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6
Florence Elizabeth Johnston
1893 (Age 65 years)

Note: Based on 1940 Census
Death of a brotherWilliam Johnston
December 11, 1898 (Age 71 years)

Burial of a brotherWilliam Johnston
December 13, 1898 (Age 71 years)
Cemetery: St Marks, Aghadrumsee
Death of a wifeMargaret Little Doonan
March 14, 1902 (Age 74 years)
Death April 9, 1903 (Age 75 years)
Publication: The Reynolds Press, Reynolds, Illinois, United States of America
Citation details: Obituary
Text:
JOHNSTON - Robert R Johnston died April 9, 1903, aged 76 years. He was born in county Fermanagh, Ireland, in the year 1827, and came to the United States in 1850, landing at New Orleans, La. In 1853 he was married to Mary Jane Johnston of Preemption, Ill, and settled in the town of Bowling where he resided till his death. Nine children were the result of this union which was broken by the death of the wife and mother in the spring of 1881. Of the large family, but four survive him, Robert J and John W, who are prosperous farmers residing on the old homesteads; Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Hicks of Montezuma, Iowa, and Sophia, widow of Joseph Johnston, who resides southwest of Reynolds. After amply providing for his children, Mr Johnston was again married in 1882 to Mrs Margaret Doonan, who also preceded her husband to the land beyond but one short year ago. Robert R Johnston was one of the pioneers of this country and has contributed his full share toward the upbuilding and civilization of the territory which he adopted as his home. Judged by the truest standards, he was a great man and of him it can truthfully be said that "none knew him but to love him." Perhaps the surest way to find out a man's real worth is to learn how he stands with his own family first and with the community second. From this view point, Robert R Johnston towered a giant in stature. It is not given to every man to prove his position so effectually, for not only do his children rise up to call him blessed, but also every one of his five surviving step children. In his own family he was a loving husband and a generous and forgiving father. A volume might be written and it would inadequately convey an idea of the magnanimity and loving kindness displayed by this husband and father toward his large family of children, stepchildren and grandchildren. To his relatives in need, he always extended the right hand of fellowship and there are many such who owe to him in a great measure such modest success as they have achieved in this world. As one of the latter, the writer has been peculiarly well placed to judge, and in penning this last tribute, I am overcome by the recollection of innumerable instances of his thoughtfulness and tenderness. To his neighbors and acquaintances - they are all his friends - he was the soul of honor and integrity. No man ever knew him to defraud anyone out of one cent in this world, nor did he by word or deed ever injure the most unworthy of his kind. Truly a grand old man has been called from this to the other shore. In a lifetime we are no liable to meet many of his like, but a few such sterling characters make life worth the living to the rest of mankind, and altho the sphere of their influence may be circumscribed, it is none the less potential and effective. Mr dear uncle is gone and to me his faults pale into insignificance when I contemplate how his virtues tower above them. J H J The Reynolds Press, Reynolds, Illinois, April 17, 1903 Card of Thanks: We wish in this manner to extend our most heartfelt thanks to those friends and neighbors who gave us their help and sympathy during the illness and at the death of our beloved father, R. R. Johnson. The Children.
Burial April 12, 1903 (3 days after death)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: 1825
-10 months
elder brother
20 months
elder brother
21 months
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wife
Marriage: April 29, 1853Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
11 months
daughter
3 years
son
Thomas J Johnston
Birth: July 23, 1857 29 22Bowling township, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
Death: May 5, 1883Bowling township, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
20 months
son
JohnstonRobertJ-1955[1859-1935].JPGRobert J “Bob Red Robin” Johnston
Birth: March 12, 1859 31 24Bowling township, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
Death: March 29, 1935Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
19 months
son
John W “Johnny Red Robin” Johnston
Birth: October 18, 1860 33 25Bowling township, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
Death: June 25, 1917Preemption, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
22 months
daughter
Elizabeth R Johnston
Birth: August 15, 1862 34 27Bowling township, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
Death: July 28, 1943Montezuma, Poweshiek County, Iowa, United States of America
23 months
son
Joseph S Johnston
Birth: July 7, 1864 36 29Bowling township, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
Death: March 1865Bowling township, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
3 years
daughter
Sophîa Johnston
Birth: May 17, 1867 39 32Bowling township, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
Death: February 22, 1945Derby, Lucas County, Iowa, United States of America
2 years
daughter
Rachel Ann Johnston
Birth: August 16, 1869 41 34Bowling township, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
Death: July 12, 1879Bowling township, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
7 years
daughter
Mary Jane Johnston
Birth: August 12, 1876 48 41Bowling township, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
Death: April 11, 1888Bowling township, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
Family with Margaret Little Doonan - View this family
himself
wife
Margaret Little Doonan
Birth: about 1830County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Death: March 14, 1902Bowling township, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
Marriage: June 10, 1882Illinois, United States of America

DeathThe Reynolds Press
Publication: The Reynolds Press, Reynolds, Illinois, United States of America
Citation details: Obituary
Text:
JOHNSTON - Robert R Johnston died April 9, 1903, aged 76 years. He was born in county Fermanagh, Ireland, in the year 1827, and came to the United States in 1850, landing at New Orleans, La. In 1853 he was married to Mary Jane Johnston of Preemption, Ill, and settled in the town of Bowling where he resided till his death. Nine children were the result of this union which was broken by the death of the wife and mother in the spring of 1881. Of the large family, but four survive him, Robert J and John W, who are prosperous farmers residing on the old homesteads; Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Hicks of Montezuma, Iowa, and Sophia, widow of Joseph Johnston, who resides southwest of Reynolds. After amply providing for his children, Mr Johnston was again married in 1882 to Mrs Margaret Doonan, who also preceded her husband to the land beyond but one short year ago. Robert R Johnston was one of the pioneers of this country and has contributed his full share toward the upbuilding and civilization of the territory which he adopted as his home. Judged by the truest standards, he was a great man and of him it can truthfully be said that "none knew him but to love him." Perhaps the surest way to find out a man's real worth is to learn how he stands with his own family first and with the community second. From this view point, Robert R Johnston towered a giant in stature. It is not given to every man to prove his position so effectually, for not only do his children rise up to call him blessed, but also every one of his five surviving step children. In his own family he was a loving husband and a generous and forgiving father. A volume might be written and it would inadequately convey an idea of the magnanimity and loving kindness displayed by this husband and father toward his large family of children, stepchildren and grandchildren. To his relatives in need, he always extended the right hand of fellowship and there are many such who owe to him in a great measure such modest success as they have achieved in this world. As one of the latter, the writer has been peculiarly well placed to judge, and in penning this last tribute, I am overcome by the recollection of innumerable instances of his thoughtfulness and tenderness. To his neighbors and acquaintances - they are all his friends - he was the soul of honor and integrity. No man ever knew him to defraud anyone out of one cent in this world, nor did he by word or deed ever injure the most unworthy of his kind. Truly a grand old man has been called from this to the other shore. In a lifetime we are no liable to meet many of his like, but a few such sterling characters make life worth the living to the rest of mankind, and altho the sphere of their influence may be circumscribed, it is none the less potential and effective. Mr dear uncle is gone and to me his faults pale into insignificance when I contemplate how his virtues tower above them. J H J The Reynolds Press, Reynolds, Illinois, April 17, 1903 Card of Thanks: We wish in this manner to extend our most heartfelt thanks to those friends and neighbors who gave us their help and sympathy during the illness and at the death of our beloved father, R. R. Johnson. The Children.
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