Biography of A. S. Johnston
Madison County, NY Biographies





Johnston, A. S., p. o. P eterboro, was born in Smithfield, May 27, 1827, a son of Samuel, son of Samuel Johnston, born in Ireland and who came to the United States in 1806, settling in Smithfield soon thereafter. His wife was Sarah Anderson, born in Ireland, and died in Smithfield about 1830. He died in 1827. They had four sons and four daughters; the youngest was born in America. Samuel Johnston was born in Ireland in 1797 and died in Smithfield in 1844. His wife was Sophronia Chaffee, born in Madison county, daughter of Walter and Anna (Hyde) Chaffee, who were among the early settlers of Smithfield. A. S. Johnston was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. He has been engaged in farming and real estate business, but for the last twenty one years has lived retired in the village of Peterboro. January 10, 1867, he married Isabella Johnston, born March 15, 1842. a daughter of Alexander Johnston. Mr. Johnston and wife had two children: Adison and Edward, both died in infancy. Mr. Johnston was a Republican until recently and is now a Prohibitionist. He has served as highway commissioner for several years. also as assessor. Mr. and Mrs. Johnston are both interested in temperance work.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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