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Johnston, Dennis F.

Born: 1845-11-18 Illinois

Died: 1930-05-23 Los Angeles, California

As the son of Abraham Lincoln's stepbrother, John D. Johnston, Dennis F. Johnston was Lincoln's nephew. He was also a farmer, soldier, harness maker, and keeper of a lodging house. In May 1864, he joined Company I of the 135th Illinois Infantry as a private. At the time of his enlistment, he lived in Coles County, Illinois. He mustered out just a few months later, in September 1864.

Family Record Written by Abraham Lincoln; Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Tenth Census of the United States (1880), North Frankfort, Franklin County, KY, 112; U.S. Census Office, Fourteenth Census of the United States (1920), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA, 5; California, U.S., Death Index, 1905-1939, 23 May 1930, Los Angeles (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2013).