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    John H. D. Johnston, deceased. Mr. Johnston was a native of Miami Co., a son of Col. John Johnston, and was born on the old homestead at Upper Piqua in 1820; he was reared on the farm, and when grown up remained on the old homestead, it being understood that it should descend to him. He married, in 1845, Miss Mary J., daughter of Stephen and Elizabeth (McCullough) Dye; her father was an early resident of Miami Co.; after his marriage. Mr. Johnston received a deed for the old homestead, and continued to reside there until 1857; failing health compelled him to relinquish immediate supervision of the place, and he removed to Piqua, having purchased a residence on Caldwell street, where, after a long struggle with that dread disease consumption, he passed away February, 1863 ; he was a modest, unassuming man, and highly esteemed; was a member of the Protestant Episcopal Church, and a Vestryman in that organization from early manhood to the time of his decease; his wife and two daughters-Rachel E. and Margaret C., survived him; Rachel E. married W. J. Vance, but lived only a few years after her marriage; she left four children-Henry Caldwell, Mary B., Wilson J. and Rachel E. J. The two former are now with their father in Washington, D. C and the two latter are with their grandmother, Mrs. Johnston, who, with Margaret C., resides at the old residence on Caldwell street, between Green and North streets; Mrs. Johnston is an unassuming but intelligent woman, a member of the Protestant Episcopal Church, and highly esteemed for her stability of character and consistent life.

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