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Johnston, Squire H.

Born: 1841-12-15 Illinois

Died: 1893-08-30 Rock Island, Illinois

As the son of Abraham Lincoln's stepbrother, John D. Johnston, Squire H. Johnston was Lincoln's nephew. He worked as a farmer and harness maker throughout his life. He and his wife, Mary F. Johnston, had at least four children together. During the Civil War, he mustered into Company C of the Eighth Illinois Infantry as a private. His brother, Richard M. Johnston, served in the same company. At the time of his enlistment, he lived in Charleston, Illinois. After fighting for the Union Army for nearly four years, he mustered out on June 13, 1865.

Family Record Written by Abraham Lincoln; Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865 (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2009); U.S. Census Office, Ninth Census of the United States (1870), Bear Creek Township, Montgomery County, IL, 34; U.S. Census Office, Tenth Census of the United States (1880), Hillsboro, Montgomery County, IL, 12; Gravestone, Riverside Cemetery, Moline, IL; Rock Island Argus (Rock Island, IL), 31 August 1893, 7:2.