John Daniel Johnston was born 10 May 1810 in Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Kentucky to Daniel Johnston (1782-1816) and Sarah Bush (1788-1869) and died 20 September 1860 Muddy, Saline County, Illinois of unspecified causes. He married Mary Barker (1816-1850) 16 October 1834 in Coles County, Illinois. He married Nancy Jane Williams (1836-) 5 March 1851 in Coles County, Illinois.

Family Heritage

When he was 8 years old his widowed mother, Sarah Bush (1788-1869), married the father of future US President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) and their two families merged together.


Offspring of John Daniel Johnston and Mary Barker (1816-1850)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Abraham Lincoln Barker Johnston (1836-)
Thomas Lincoln Davis Johnston (1837-)
Marietta Sarah Jane Johnston (1840-1893)
Squire H Johnston (1841-)
Richard M Johnston (1843-)
Dennis Friend Johnston (1845-)
James F Johnston (1845-)
Daniel W Johnston (1847-1849)

Offspring of John Daniel Johnston and Nancy Jane Williams (1836-)
Name Birth Death Joined with
John D Johnston (1854-)



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