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JOHNSTON, Eugene James Bonaparte "Jim"

Male 1840 - 1899  (58 )


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  • Name JOHNSTON, Eugene James Bonaparte "Jim" 
    Nickname Jim 
    Born 10 Apr 1840  MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    1850 Census 2 Sep 1850  North of the Yalobusha River, Yalobusha Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    sheet 386, page 771, dwelling & family no. 138 
    • enumerated as Eugene Johnson age 9 born in MS
    1860 Census 14 Aug 1860  Oakland P.O., Yalobusha Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    vol. 9, page 123, dwelling no. 760, family no. 826, line 11 - Center Beat 
    • age 20, born in Ohio, James Johnson, occupation -- M D Student
    1860 Census 13 Sep 1860  Oakland P.O., Yalobusha Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    vol. 9, sheet 919, page 183, dwelling no. 1194, family no. 1288, line 2 - S.E. Beat 
    • enumerated as E.J. Johnson age 20 born in MD - MD Student
    Military 1861-1865 
    Co. H, 15th Reg's MS Vols, CSA 
    • J. Eugene Johnson, Co. H, 15th Miss Inf, CSA - listed as a Pvt and a musician {aka: Eugene J. Johnson}
      He appears as E.J. Johnson, as a Pvt in Capt F.M. Aldridge's Company, 15th Regt MS Volunteers Muster Roll, Corinth, MS, 8 Jun 1861 - age 20 - he enlisted 29 May 1961 at Corinth for 12 months "traveling to place of rendezvous 132 miles".
      Another card shows him as enlisting 26 Apr (year not given) in Coffeeville under W.S. Stalham - the roll is not signed or dated, but he is shown as Eugene J. Johnson a Pvt in Capt F.M. Aldridge's Company (Yalobusha Rifles)
      E. J. Johnson appears on the muster roll as a Pvt in Co. H, 15th Reg Miss Vols - 29 May to 30 Jun 1861 (and on other cards at least until 31 Aug 1862)
      E. J. Johnson appears as a 4 Cpl, Co. H, 15th Reg's MS Vols - Nov & Dec 1862 and again May & June 1863
      E. J. Johnson appears as a Musician, Co. H, 15th Reg MS Vols - July & Aug 1863 - he is listed as absent with remarks "sent to Meridian to practice 20 Jul 1863
      E. J. Johnson appears on the Field & Staff Musther Roll as a Band Member of the 15th Reg MS Inf, July & Aug 1863 and again Sept & Oct 1863. He appears on the muster roll as absent Nov & Dec 1863 and is listed as on furlough, by Mar & Apr 1864 and July & Aug 1864 he is listed as present on the same muster roll
      On 1 April he appears as E. James Johnson, Musician, 15th Reg MS Vols on a bounty roll of the non-commissioned staff and band of the orgranization, made in accordance with Par. III, G.O. No. 27, A. & I.G.O., Richmond, 2 Mar 1864
      E. J. Johnston, Musician, 15th Reg's MS Inf, appears onb the muster roll of Officers and men paroled in accordance with the terms of a Military Convention entered into on the 26 day of Apr 1865, between General Joseph E. Johnson, Commanding Confederate Army and Maj Gen W.T. Sherman, Commanding US Army in NC. Roll dated near Greensboro, NC - , 1865 and Paroled at Greensboro, NC -, 1865 - this card shows his enlistment time as the "war"
    1870 Census 1870  Water Valley P.O., Yalobusha Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    sheet 011, page 23 
    • age 30, born in MD, Eugene Johnson
    1880 Census 1880  Yalobusha Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    vol. 23, e.d. 205, sheet 256, page 26 
    • age 40, born in MD, James E. Johnson
    Obituary Apr 1899  Yalobusha Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • An obituary in Aunt May Johnston's bible reads as follows:
      «tab»Mr. Jas. E. Johnson, an old and well known citizen of Water Valley, died at the family home on Lee Street, last Saturday morning, after a lingering illness. Mr. Johnson was one of the first employees of the railroad company at this place and for many years was a familiar figure in the machinery epartment at the shops. He was an honest, earnest, hard-working man, and held the confidence and esteem of all who knew him. He leaves a widow and five children. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon. Rev. D.A. Glenn, assisted by Rev. H.P. Gibbs, officiating. The funeral services were under the auspices of Beatrice Lodge, No. 466, Knights and Ladies of Honor, of which order Mr. Johnson was an old & valuable member. 1 April 1899

      A second obituary in the same bible reads as follows:
      «tab»Mr. James Johnson died on last Saturday morning, aged about 60 years. Deceased was a kind noble-hearted citizen, and was universally esteemed. He had been ill some months, but bore the affliction with the fortitude of a true man that he was. A wife and five devoted children are left to face the world and its trials without his loving advice & consolation. The ceremony, which was conducted under the auspices of the Knights and Ladies of Honor, of which he was a member, was one of the most beautiful ever held in this city. A large crowd testified to the esteem in which he was held by their presence at the grave.
    Name James E. Johnson 
    Name Jim Johnston 
    Died 1 Apr 1899  Water Valley, Yalobusha Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Oak Hill Cemetery, Water Valley, Yalobusha Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (Research):As far as the family remembers his name was Eugene Bonoparte Johnston, however marriage and census records indicate that his name was Eugene James Johnston or Johnson. His obituary lists him as Jas. E. Johnson.
    Person ID I234  Gean~ealogy Tree
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2017 

    Father JOHNSON, Thomas S. "Tom",   b. Abt 1813, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1894, Water Valley, Yalobusha Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 ) 
    Family ID F2146  Group Sheet

    Family 1 ROGERS, Brickton E. "Vic",   b. Abt 1843, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1870 and 1871, Water Valley, Yalobusha Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 ) 
    Married 25 Aug 1865  Yalobusha Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Bondsman 25 Aug 1865 
    W.R. Thomas 
    Married by 28 Aug 1865 
    S. Winters, M.G. 
    Children 
     1. JOHNSTON, Henry Givens "Harry",   b. 10 Mar 1866, Water Valley, Yalobusha Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1934, U.S. Marine Hospital, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 )
    Last Modified 26 May 2011 
    Family ID F1695  Group Sheet

    Family 2 SHIRLEY, Sarah A. "Sallie",   b. 8 Oct 1851, Columbia, Richland Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1913, Water Valley, Yalobusha Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 ) 
    Married 9 Apr 1871  Yalobusha Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married by 19 Apr 1871 
    E.C. Davidson, M.G. 
    Children 
     1. JOHNSTON, Lillie Bell,   b. 27 Mar 1872, Water Valley, Yalobusha Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1872  (Age 0 )
     2. JOHNSTON, Lula Victoria,   b. 4 Sep 1873, Water Valley, Yalobusha Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1957, Whitfield, Rankin Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 )
     3. JOHNSTON, Nella "Nellie" Elda,   b. 17 Jul 1875, Water Valley, Yalobusha Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1925, St. Joseph's Hospital, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 )
     4. JOHNSTON, Minnie Lee,   b. 16 Oct 1878, Water Valley, Yalobusha Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1880, Water Valley, Yalobusha Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 )
     5. JOHNSTON, Charles Thomas "Charlie",   b. 19 May 1880, Water Valley, Yalobusha Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1932, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 )
     6. JOHNSTON, Emily Mai (Mae),   b. 24 Oct 1884, Water Valley, Yalobusha Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1972, Water Valley, Yalobusha Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 )
     7. JOHNSTON, Sgt Earl Wesson,   b. 13 Mar 1896, Water Valley, Yalobusha Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1965, Kennedy VA Hosp., Memphis, Shelby Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 )
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2016 
    Family ID F87  Group Sheet

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    Johnston, Eugene James 'Jim'
    Johnston, Eugene James "Jim"