William J. Johnston's Family



William J. Johnston 1 APR 1832 - 1881

William was born on 1 APR 1832 in Indianapolis, Ind. and died on 1881 in Indianapolis, Ind. and was buried on 4 MAY 1881 in Crown Hill Cmty. Section: 20 Lot: 3 .
He was the son of Samuel Johnston (29 JAN 1790 - 8 JUL 1834) and Susannah Wallace (Johnston) (1776 - 22 FEB 1844).

William was married to Francis E. Cummins (Wordin) .

Francis was born on 1845/1846 in Indiana .
She is the daughter of Rev Frederick Patterson Cummins (B: 31 DEC 1813) and Frances Allen Walker (Cummins) (B: 12 OCT 1821).
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- Francis was born on 1845/1846 in Indiana

- Frederick was born on ABT 1863 in Indianapolis, Ind.

- Samuel was born on 29 JAN 1790 in Ireland and died on 8 JUL 1834 (age: 44) in Indianapolis, Ind

- Susannah was born on 1776 in Ireland and died on 22 FEB 1844 in Indianapolis, Ind.



Notes for William J. Johnston
In 1851, started in the stove business with Munson Bros., later Munson and
Johnston, and then later Johnston Bros. with his brother Samuel (in 1870)
Educated at the Pendleton Academy and Indianapolis public schools.
Johnston Bros. was the largest stove and tinware dealer in Indiana, selling
over $200,000 per year in 1886.
Was living with the David Munson family in 1850.
His widow, Mary M. lived at 64 S. ? in Indpls in 1887.




Notes for Francis E. Cummins (Wordin)
after William J. Johnston died, Fannie remarried.
Thomas Cook Worden and Francis C. Worden are living in Bridgport, Fairfield Co., Ct in the 1900 Census. (Connecticut, Fairfield County, Roll 131 Book 1, Page 246a)


William:
Listed as 'Munson & Johnston, (C. H. Munson and W. J. Johnson,) wholesale and retail dealers in stoves, tin, copper and sheet iron ware, 62 East Washington.' in 1862/83 Indiana State Gazeteer.



William: Census: 1870 (Marion County, Book 1 page 11)

name age Occ. born in
William Johnston : 33 Stove Dealer foreign born parents
Fannie Johnston : 25 born in Indiana
Lizzie Johnston : 27 born in Indiana Sarah Wallace 50 born in Ireland
Oliver (?) : 19 Indiana
Dewitt (?) : 17 Indiana
Hattie Cummins : 17 Indiana
Frederick (?) : 3 Indiana
Christie Stalkhut(sp?) : 14 Domestic Servant Prussia


William: Census: 1880 Census Indianapolis, Indiana

name relation age born in Occ. father born mother born
William J. Johnston : self 45 IN Stoves & Tin Ware SCOT IRE
Fannie C. Johnston : wife 34 IN LA IN
Frederick C. Johnston : son 13 IN
Frances A. Cummins : m-law 59 IN Boarding PA IN
Elizabeth Stokley : other 24 VA Servant VA VA


- Sarah was born on 1819 in on Atlantic Ocean and died on 1885 in Indianapolis, Ind.

- Oliver was born on ABT 1825 in Indiana and died on 18 FEB 1867

- Mary was born on ABT 1828 in Indianapolis, Ind.

Brother - Samuel A. Johnston
1830-1907 - Samuel Sr. was born on 22 JUN 1830 in Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana and died on 16 MAR 1907 (age: 76) in Indianapolis, Ind

- Margaret was born on ABT 1830 in Ind and died on 17 FEB 1864 in Indianapolis, Ind

- Elizabeth was born on 1834 in Indiana and died on 1905 in Indianapolis, Ind.



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