Elizabeth Ann Johnston (I5116), 18441924 (aged 79 years)

Name
Elizabeth Ann /Johnston/
Given names
Elizabeth Ann
Surname
Johnston
Married name
Elizabeth Ann /Lemon/
Birth August 1844 22 22
Birth of a brotherJames White Johnston (I5047)
April 22, 1846 (aged 1 year)
Note: on board steam ship "James White"
Birth of a sisterSarah Jane Johnston (I5117)
July 4, 1847 (aged 2 years)
Birth of a brotherThomas Johnston (I5118)
June 1850 (aged 5 years)
Death of a brotherThomas Johnston (I5118)
July 16, 1852 (aged 7 years)
Birth of a sisterMary J Johnston (I5119)
about 1852 (aged 7 years)
Birth of a sisterEthelinda Johnston (I5120)
January 10, 1857 (aged 12 years)
Birth of a sisterMatilda Y Johnston (I5121)
October 20, 1862 (aged 18 years)
Death of a motherMary Brannian (I5115)
August 5, 1866 (aged 22 years)
Burial of a motherMary Brannian (I5115)
August 7, 1866 (aged 22 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherThomas Old Tom Johnston (I4264)
April 2, 1867 (aged 22 years)
Burial of a paternal grandfatherThomas Old Tom Johnston (I4264)
April 1867 (aged 22 years)
Cemetery: Preemption Cemetery
MarriageJoseph Wagoner Lemon (I5122)View this family
April 13, 1870 (aged 25 years)
Associate: Joseph Wagoner Lemon (I5122) (aged 23 years) — himself husband
Note: CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE

CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE Illinois, Mercer county, license no 2713 Joseph W Lemon and Miss Elizabeth Johnston married 13 April 1870 by L M Wilson, received by registrar - 4 May 1870

Mercer County Court House, Aledo, Illinois, United States of America

Death of a fatherJohn John Yankee Johnston (I4287)
February 3, 1871 (aged 26 years)
Burial of a fatherJohn John Yankee Johnston (I4287)
February 1871 (aged 26 years)
Cemetery: Preemption Cemetery
Marriage of a siblingWilliam Doonan (I5131)Sarah Jane Johnston (I5117)View this family
March 22, 1871 (aged 26 years)
Birth of a sonJohn William Lemon (I5123)
April 1871 (aged 26 years)
Marriage of a siblingJames White Johnston (I5047)Matilda Johnston (I5017)View this family
July 3, 1871 (aged 26 years)
Birth of a sonThomas Lundy Lemon (I5124)
July 1872 (aged 27 years)
Marriage of a siblingWilliam Y Johnston (I5135)Mary J Johnston (I5119)View this family
May 30, 1873 (aged 28 years)
Birth of a daughterMary Elizabeth Lemon (I5125)
March 2, 1874 (aged 29 years)
Birth of a daughterEtta Mae Lemon (I5126)
May 30, 1875 (aged 30 years)
Death of a sisterMary J Johnston (I5119)
May 14, 1876 (aged 31 years)
Birth of a daughterCharlotte Jane Lemon (I4928)
December 5, 1877 (aged 33 years)
Birth of a daughterSarah Ann Lemon (I5128)
March 25, 1879 (aged 34 years)
Marriage of a siblingJohn W Hogan (I5137)Ethelinda Johnston (I5120)View this family
November 16, 1879 (aged 35 years)
Marriage of a siblingWilliam T Billy Brigham Johnston (I4357)Matilda Y Johnston (I5121)View this family
February 12, 1880 (aged 35 years)
Birth of a daughterMathilda J Lemon (I5129)
January 11, 1881 (aged 36 years)
Birth of a daughterLulu Lemon (I5130)
November 27, 1883 (aged 39 years)
Death of a sisterEthelinda Johnston (I5120)
October 14, 1887 (aged 43 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherElizabeth Johnston (I4269)
January 26, 1898 (aged 53 years)
Burial of a paternal grandmotherElizabeth Johnston (I4269)
January 1898 (aged 53 years)
Cemetery: Preemption Cemetery
Death of a husbandJoseph Wagoner Lemon (I5122)
May 15, 1899 (aged 54 years)
Cause: gunshot wound inflicted by himself
Burial of a husbandJoseph Wagoner Lemon (I5122)
May 16, 1899 (aged 54 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Francis Johnston (I6271)Etta Mae Lemon (I5126)View this family
June 19, 1901 (aged 56 years)
Marriage of a childSamuel Edward Hutchinson (I4925)Charlotte Jane Lemon (I4928)View this family
January 1, 1902 (aged 57 years)
Birth of a granddaughterLula Mae Johnston (I6272)
May 21, 1902 (aged 57 years)
Birth of a grandsonFloyd Wycliff Hutchinson (I4929)
December 27, 1902 (aged 58 years)
Birth of a granddaughterSusanna Johnston (I6273)
December 31, 1903 (aged 59 years)
Birth of a grandsonFrancis Joseph Johnston (I6274)
August 31, 1905 (aged 61 years)
Birth of a grandsonThomas Eugene Hutchinson (I4930)
October 13, 1905 (aged 61 years)
Death of a sisterSarah Jane Johnston (I5117)
January 27, 1907 (aged 62 years)
Birth of a granddaughterWilma Elizabeth Hutchinson (I4931)
April 7, 1908 (aged 63 years)
Birth of a grandsonJohn Earl Johnston (I6275)
May 21, 1908 (aged 63 years)
Birth of a granddaughterMargaret Hutchinson (I4932)
1918 (aged 73 years)
Death of a granddaughterMargaret Hutchinson (I4932)
1918 (aged 73 years)
Death of a sonJohn William Lemon (I5123)
August 29, 1918 (aged 74 years)
Death April 16, 1924 (aged 79 years)
Text:

Death Index
LEMON ELIZABETH Y
F/W
UNK
0810123
1924-04-16
ROCK ISLAND

Newspaper
Obituary
April 17, 1924 (1 day after death)

Note: OBITUARY

OBITUARY Pioneer Dies

Reynolds, Ill, April 17 - Mrs Elizabeth Y Lemon, 81, a resident of this vicinity and Mercer county for three-quarters of a century, died at 10:30 o’clock yesterday morning at her home here, after and illness of 10 days. Death was due to pneumonia. Born in Ireland in August, 1843, she came to the United States with her parents, Mr and Mrs john W Johnston, when she was but 3 years old, and settled with them on a farm near Preemption, where she was reared and educated. In 1870 she was united in marriage to Joseph W Lemon, who preceded her in death. Much of her married life had been spent in Perryton township and five years ago she moved to Reynolds, where she had since lived. She is survived by one son, T S Lemon, of Deep River, Iowa, and six daughters: Mrs Rose Bonynge, and Mrs Sadie Gustafson, both of Aledo; Mrs Arthur Swartout of Hillsboro, Iowa, and Mrs Etta Johnston and Miss Matilda of Reynolds. One son, John W, preceded her in death. Funeral arrangements have not been made.

The Argus, Rock Island, Illinois, Thursday, April 17, 1924, page 2, column 5

Deaths LEMON

After an illness from pneumonia, lasting ten days or more, Mrs Elizabeth Lemon died at 10 am on Wednesday, April 16, at her home on Edgington street in Reynolds. Funeral services will be held in the Preemption M E church at 1:30 this afternoon and interment will be in the family lot at Preemption cemetery. Six grandsons will act as pallbearers. Daughter of John Y and Mary Branian Johnston and born in County Fermanagh, Ireland, in August, 1843, she came with her parents to America in 1846 and settled in the town of Preemption where the family were among the earliest pioneers. On April 13, 1870, she was married to Joseph Lemon and from then the couple lived on the old homestead in Perryton where their eight children were born and reared under the influence of the Perryton Presbyterian church and Sunday school. On May 15, 1898, the husband and father died and on Sep 30, 1919, John W, one of the sons, past away. The only son living is T Lundy Lemon of Deep River, Iowa. the six daughters are: Mrs Mary Bonynge of Perryton, Mrs Etta Johnston of Preemption, Mrs Charlotte Hutchinson of Bowling, Miss Matilda of Reynolds, Mrs Sadie Gustafson of Aledo and Mrs Lulu Swartout of Hillsboro, Iowa. There also survive 21 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs Mattie Johnston of Rock Island; and a brother, James Y Johnston of Preemption. Three sisters, a brother and three grandchildren had preceded her in death. In the fall of 1919 Mrs Lemon and her unmarried daughter moved to Reynolds to make their home. For nearly 50 years she lived in Perryton where she was a faithful member of the Presbyterian church and where she had many friends and acquaintances who knew her as a woman of sterling integrity and patriotic principles. She loved her country and thru both the Civil War and the World War she gave it loyal and unselfish service.

The Reynolds Press, Reynolds, Illinois, April 18, 1924

LEMON

After a brief service at 1 p m last Friday by Rev G W Kinsman at the home in Reynolds, Mrs Elizabeth Lemon's funeral was conducted at the M E church in Preemption by Rev Henry Love of the Hamlet Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev V W Eiston and Rev G W Kinsman of the respective M E churches in Preemption and Reynolds. Music was furnished by a mixt quartet from Reynolds. Ralph Gustafson, Chester and Russell Bonynge, Francis Johnston and Clyde and Eugene Hutchinson, six grandsons of the deceased, acted as pallbearers.

The Reynolds Press, Reynolds, Illinois, April, 1924

Burial April 18, 1924 (2 days after death)
Newspaper
History
1997 (72 years after death)

Note: ELIZABETH (JOHNSTON) LEMON

ELIZABETH (JOHNSTON) LEMON

Elizabeth Johnston was born in County Fermanaugh, Ulster (Ireland) December 1845. She was around two when her parents, John and Mary Brannian Johnston came up the Mississippi, landing near Milan, IL in Rock Island County. They came to Mercer County immediately and settled in Preemption on the side of the road that subsequently identified them as "Yankee". From then on each of the people in this family were known as John "Y", etc. On that boat coming up the Mississippi in 1848, was John and Mary, their daughter Mary who later married William "Y" Johnston. Elizabeth (Lizzie) and a son James who was born on board. He is mentioned in the 1882 Mercer County History. He married Matilda Johnston.

According to my source, a granddaughter of Lizzie, three more daughters were born in Mercer County. Etta who married John Hogan; Sarah who married William Doonen and Martha (Mattie) who married William T. Johnston.

Lizzie married Joseph Wagoner Lemon (son of John Kline Lemon and the late Elizabeth Lundy Lemon) in 1870 and lived with him until his suicide in 1899 in a home near Perryton that was known as the "Old Joe Lemon farm." It has been razed. They had two sons, John W. Lemon and Thomas Lundy Lemon. Thomas married, but had no living children. He served as a Rural Route Deliveryman for the U.S. Post Office in Deep River, IA for many years. (Many Johnstons in the generation of John "Y" and Mary Brannian Johnston had moved to the Deep River area after their arrival in Mercer County/Rock Island County, Illinois.) Joe and Lizzie also had six daughters, five of whom married and had children. Mary Elizabeth (Ross Bonynge); Charlotte Jane (Samuel Hutchinson); Etta Mae (John Francis Johnson); Sarah Ann (Albert William Gustafson); and Lulu (Art Swartout). The last daugter Matilda was retarded. After the death of her mother, Lizzie, in 1923, she lived a month at a time with each of the four sisters in the Aledo, Milan, Perryton area. Lizzie and Joe are buried in Preemption Cemetery. Sarah and Albert are in the same plot, along with John W Lemon and sister Matilda.

John "Y" and Mary Brannian Johnston are also buried in Preemption Cemetery as are his parents Thomas "Old Tom" and Elizabeth "Aunt Betty" Johnston. The tombstone of Thomas does not have the name of his wife on it.

Copied from Mercer county rootsweb page, submitted April 3, 1997 by Cheryl Ann [Gustafson] Banks

Family with parents
father
18211871
Birth: October 15, 1821 27 25Tully, Rosslea, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Death: February 3, 1871in his barn, Preemption township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
mother
18221866
Birth: 1822County Monaghan, Republic of Ireland
Death: August 5, 1866Preemption township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
Marriage Marriageabout 1843
20 months
herself
18441924
Birth: August 1844 22 22County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Death: April 16, 1924at home, Reynolds, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
21 months
younger brother
18461928
Birth: April 22, 1846 24 24Mississippi River, Mississippi, United States of America
Death: January 19, 1928Preemption township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
15 months
younger sister
18471907
Birth: July 4, 1847 25 25Preemption township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
Death: January 27, 1907Reynolds, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
3 years
younger brother
18501852
Birth: June 1850 28 28Preemption Township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
Death: July 16, 1852Preemption Township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
3 years
younger sister
18521876
Birth: about 1852 30 30Preemption Township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
Death: May 14, 1876Illinois, United States of America
5 years
younger sister
18571887
Birth: January 10, 1857 35 35Preemption Township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
Death: October 14, 1887Illinois, United States of America
6 years
younger sister
18621937
Birth: October 20, 1862 41 40Preemption Township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
Death: October 23, 1937Los Angeles County, California, United States of America
Family with Joseph Wagoner Lemon (I5122)
husband
18471899
Birth: March 24, 1847Columbia County, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Death: May 15, 1899at home, Perryton Townshp, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
herself
18441924
Birth: August 1844 22 22County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Death: April 16, 1924at home, Reynolds, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
Marriage MarriageApril 13, 1870Perryton Township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
13 months
son
18711918
Birth: April 1871 24 26Perryton Township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
Death: August 29, 1918Perryton Township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
16 months
son
18721948
Birth: July 1872 25 27Perryton Township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
Death: June 6, 1948East Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
20 months
daughter
18741842
Birth: March 2, 1874 26 29Perryton Township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
Death: May 2, 1842Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, United States of America
15 months
daughter
18751947
Birth: May 30, 1875 28 30Perryton Township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
Death: July 11, 1947Milan, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
3 years
daughter
Charlotte Lemon Hutchinson (1877-1945)
18771945
Birth: December 5, 1877 30 33Perryton township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
Death: July 15, 1945Bowling township, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America
16 months
daughter
18791951
Birth: March 25, 1879 32 34Perryton Township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
Death: March 18, 1951Aledo, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
22 months
daughter
18811936
Birth: January 11, 1881 33 36Perryton Township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
Death: 1936Perryton Township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
3 years
daughter
18831948
Birth: November 27, 1883 36 39Perryton Township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States of America
Death: January 7, 1948Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa, United States of America
DeathIllinois State Archives
Text:

Death Index
LEMON ELIZABETH Y
F/W
UNK
0810123
1924-04-16
ROCK ISLAND

Marriage

CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE
Illinois, Mercer county, license no 2713
Joseph W Lemon and Miss Elizabeth Johnston married 13 April 1870 by L M Wilson, received by registrar - 4 May 1870Mercer County Court House, Aledo, Illinois, United States of America

Newspaper

OBITUARY
Pioneer DiesReynolds, Ill, April 17 - Mrs Elizabeth Y Lemon, 81, a resident of this vicinity and Mercer county for three-quarters of a century, died at 10:30 o’clock yesterday morning at her home here, after and illness of 10 days. Death was due to pneumonia.
Born in Ireland in August, 1843, she came to the United States with her parents, Mr and Mrs john W Johnston, when she was but 3 years old, and settled with them on a farm near Preemption, where she was reared and educated. In 1870 she was united in marriage to Joseph W Lemon, who preceded her in death. Much of her married life had been spent in Perryton township and five years ago she moved to Reynolds, where she had since lived.
She is survived by one son, T S Lemon, of Deep River, Iowa, and six daughters: Mrs Rose Bonynge, and Mrs Sadie Gustafson, both of Aledo; Mrs Arthur Swartout of Hillsboro, Iowa, and Mrs Etta Johnston and Miss Matilda of Reynolds. One son, John W, preceded her in death.
Funeral arrangements have not been made.The Argus, Rock Island, Illinois, Thursday, April 17, 1924, page 2, column 5Deaths
LEMONAfter an illness from pneumonia, lasting ten days or more, Mrs Elizabeth Lemon died at 10 am on Wednesday, April 16, at her home on Edgington street in Reynolds.
Funeral services will be held in the Preemption M E church at 1:30 this afternoon and interment will be in the family lot at Preemption cemetery. Six grandsons will act as pallbearers.
Daughter of John Y and Mary Branian Johnston and born in County Fermanagh, Ireland, in August, 1843, she came with her parents to America in 1846 and settled in the town of Preemption where the family were among the earliest pioneers.
On April 13, 1870, she was married to Joseph Lemon and from then the couple lived on the old homestead in Perryton where their eight children were born and reared under the influence of the Perryton Presbyterian church and Sunday school.
On May 15, 1898, the husband and father died and on Sep 30, 1919, John W, one of the sons, past away. The only son living is T Lundy Lemon of Deep River, Iowa. the six daughters are: Mrs Mary Bonynge of Perryton, Mrs Etta Johnston of Preemption, Mrs Charlotte Hutchinson of Bowling, Miss Matilda of Reynolds, Mrs Sadie Gustafson of Aledo and Mrs Lulu Swartout of Hillsboro, Iowa. There also survive 21 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs Mattie Johnston of Rock Island; and a brother, James Y Johnston of Preemption. Three sisters, a brother and three grandchildren had preceded her in death.
In the fall of 1919 Mrs Lemon and her unmarried daughter moved to Reynolds to make their home. For nearly 50 years she lived in Perryton where she was a faithful member of the Presbyterian church and where she had many friends and acquaintances who knew her as a woman of sterling integrity and patriotic principles. She loved her country and thru both the Civil War and the World War she gave it loyal and unselfish service.The Reynolds Press, Reynolds, Illinois, April 18, 1924LEMONAfter a brief service at 1 p m last Friday by Rev G W Kinsman at the home in Reynolds, Mrs Elizabeth Lemon's funeral was conducted at the M E church in Preemption by Rev Henry Love of the Hamlet Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev V W Eiston and Rev G W Kinsman of the respective M E churches in Preemption and Reynolds.
Music was furnished by a mixt quartet from Reynolds.
Ralph Gustafson, Chester and Russell Bonynge, Francis Johnston and Clyde and Eugene Hutchinson, six grandsons of the deceased, acted as pallbearers.The Reynolds Press, Reynolds, Illinois, April, 1924

Newspaper

ELIZABETH (JOHNSTON) LEMONElizabeth Johnston was born in County Fermanaugh, Ulster (Ireland) December 1845. She was around two when her parents, John and Mary Brannian Johnston came up the Mississippi, landing near Milan, IL in Rock Island County. They came to Mercer County immediately and settled in Preemption on the side of the road that subsequently identified them as "Yankee". From then on each of the people in this family were known as John "Y", etc. On that boat coming up the Mississippi in 1848, was John and Mary, their daughter Mary who later married William "Y" Johnston. Elizabeth (Lizzie) and a son James who was born on board. He is mentioned in the 1882 Mercer County History. He married Matilda Johnston.According to my source, a granddaughter of Lizzie, three more daughters were born in Mercer County. Etta who married John Hogan; Sarah who married William Doonen and Martha (Mattie) who married William T. Johnston.Lizzie married Joseph Wagoner Lemon (son of John Kline Lemon and the late Elizabeth Lundy Lemon) in 1870 and lived with him until his suicide in 1899 in a home near Perryton that was known as the "Old Joe Lemon farm." It has been razed. They had two sons, John W. Lemon and Thomas Lundy Lemon. Thomas married, but had no living children. He served as a Rural Route Deliveryman for the U.S. Post Office in Deep River, IA for many years. (Many Johnstons in the generation of John "Y" and Mary Brannian Johnston had moved to the Deep River area after their arrival in Mercer County/Rock Island County, Illinois.) Joe and Lizzie also had six daughters, five of whom married and had children. Mary Elizabeth (Ross Bonynge); Charlotte Jane (Samuel Hutchinson); Etta Mae (John Francis Johnson); Sarah Ann (Albert William Gustafson); and Lulu (Art Swartout). The last daugter Matilda was retarded. After the death of her mother, Lizzie, in 1923, she lived a month at a time with each of the four sisters in the Aledo, Milan, Perryton area. Lizzie and Joe are buried in Preemption Cemetery. Sarah and Albert are in the same plot, along with John W Lemon and sister Matilda.John "Y" and Mary Brannian Johnston are also buried in Preemption Cemetery as are his parents Thomas "Old Tom" and Elizabeth "Aunt Betty" Johnston. The tombstone of Thomas does not have the name of his wife on it.Copied from Mercer county rootsweb page, submitted April 3, 1997 by Cheryl Ann [Gustafson] Banks