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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


COLUMBUS JOHNSTON, farmer, P. O. Rogersville, was born in Center Township, Greene County Penn., June 4, 1831.  He is a son of Andrew and Climena (Conklin) Johnston who were natives of Washington County, but after marriage resided in Center Township, Greene County, until their death.  Columbus was united in marriage March 5, 1855, with Emeline Bane, who was born in Washington County, June 17, 1838.  Mrs. Johnston is a daughter of Nathan and Hannah Bane (nee Carter), who were also natives of Washington County, and moved  to Greene County about 1844, remaining until Mr. Bane’s death.  His widow is still living and resides in West Virginia.  Mr. Johnston and wife are the parents of four children—Nathan B., Lizzie A., Dora M., and Lewis B. (deceased).  Mr. Johnston was reared on a farm and has made farming his business through life, and by strict honesty and industry has procured a nice home, consisting of 108 acres of land, where he and family reside.  He and Mrs. Johnston are active members of the South Ten Mile Baptist Church.  In politics he is a Republican.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 7 June 2007

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