Biography of Willaim H. Johnston
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Johnston, William H., of Helena, Brasher, was born in Fort Covington, Franklin county, March 21, 1851, a son of William P. and Eliza (Wagner) Johnston. The father was born in New York city about 1807. The grandfather of William H. was a native of Scotland, and a ship chandler in New York. He married Eliza A. Johnston, a native of Ireland. He also was a ship owner and importer. William P., father of our subject, died at the age of forty six years, and his mother is still living with her son, aged seventy seven. William P. and Eliza Johnston had these children: Joseph H. (deceased); Henrietta M., wife of Henry Schoff; Georgiana (deceased); Juliette C., wife of W. C. Poor; Albert C. (deceased); and William H., who was reared and educated in Hoganshurg, where he remained during early life, then engaged in buying and shipping produce. He is a member of the Free Mason Lodge of Brasher Falls, and married, March 30, 1875, Georgiana Denio, born July 12, 1855, daughter of John and Eliza (Butler) Denio of French ancestry. One of Mrs. Johnston's ancestors, a Miss Wilson, was captured by the Indians at Deerfield, Mass., in Revolutionary times, and afterwards was ransomed by the colonists and married a French officer, a Captain Denio. Mr. and Mrs. Johnston have had six children: Bertha I., born March 18, 1876; Carroll, who died young; Beryl S., born March 6, 1882; William, born July 30, 1884; Willma, born October 27, 1886, died January 16, 1889; Julietta S., born May 8, 1889.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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