History of Greene
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
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
procured a nice home, consisting of 108 acres of land, where he and
reside. He and Mrs. Johnston are active
members of the South Ten Mile Baptist Church.
In politics he is a Republican.
History of Greene County,
Samuel P. Bates
Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago.
Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles
The Greene County,
Date of Transcription: 7 June 2007
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