Biography of Thomas M. Johnston
Marin County, CA Biographies





Thomas M. Johnston. Was born in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, on September 8, 1833. When quite young his parents moved to Carroll county, Ohio, and in 1847 removed to Van Buren county, Iowa. Here Mr. Johnston was educated. In 1854 he crossed the plains with ox teams to this State and first settled in Marysville, but only remained about five months; thence to Siskiyou county; then to Shasta and Trinity, and back to Siskiyou. He also moved to British Columbia, and then to Oregon, and returned to Placer county in this State. He sometime afterwards moved to Sonoma county, and from that place to Marin county in 1871, and to his present residence about one year previous to this writing. Married Mary E. Frisbie on May 30, 1876. She was born in Otsego county, New York, on May 16, 1842. She has two children by a former marriage, to wit: Sarah Ella and Mercie Emma. Mr. Johnston has one child, Hattie Catherine.

From:
History of Marin County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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