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Johnston, Richard M.

Born: 1843-10-26 Illinois

Died: 1906-06-06 Ohio

As the son of Abraham Lincoln's stepbrother, John D. Johnston, Richard M. Johnston was Lincoln's nephew. He was also a farmer, cabinet maker, and Union soldier. During the Civil War, he mustered into Company C of the Eighth Illinois Infantry as a private. His brother, Squire H. Johnston, served in the same company. At the time of his enlistment, he lived in Charleston, Illinois. He was discharged August 5, 1864, when his term of service expired.

Family Record Written by Abraham Lincoln; Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Illinois, U.S., Databases of Illinois Veterans Index, 1775-1995 (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2015); U.S. Census Office, Twelfth Census of the United States (1900), Columbus City, Franklin County, OH, 11; Columbus, Ohio, U.S., Green Lawn Cemetery Index, 1780-2010 (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2012).