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Johnston, Marietta, S. J.

Born: 1840-01-31 Coles County, Illinois

Died: 1853-04-08 Coles County, Illinois

Marietta Sarah Jane Johnston was the third child and only daughter born to Mary Johnston (née Barker) and John D. Johnston, Abraham Lincoln's step-brother. She grew up with her parents and six siblings in Coles County, Illinois, but lost her mother when she was just ten years old. In February 1852, her father moved the family to Marion County, Arkansas, but the family returned to Coles County within a year. She died soon after their return to Illinois.

Lincoln Family Record; Kenneth J. Winkle, The Young Eagle: The Rise of Abraham Lincoln (Dallas: Taylor Trade, 2001), 146-47.