Submitted by Karen Graham.

Robert Johnston - Was Born Aug. 31, 1839, at Wheeling, W. Va., where he was married Jan. 11, 1870, to Elizabeth Watterson, also a native of Wheeling, born in 1842. Their union was blessed with five children, namely: Mary J., Reby N., dec., James G., Margaret and Catherine B. Comrade Johnston's parents, William J. and Mary J. (Armour) Johnston, are deceased, as are also his wife's parents, Robert and Mary (Fletcher) Watterson. May 21, 1861, while living in Ohio county, W. Va., emloyed as an iron moulder, Comrade Johnston joined Co. K, 1st Va. Inf., Gen. Morris' Div., for three months as corporal, and was discharged from first enlistment Aug. 27, same year, re-enlisting at the same time and place in Co. K, 1st W. Va. Cav.; he was in hospital four weeks with pneumonia, after which he was granted a furlough for ten days, the same being renewed on account of sickness; he was on special duty from spring to fall of 1862, first as mounted orderly at brigadier headquarters, and then at division headquarters of Gen. Milroy. He took part in the battles of Phillippi, Laurel Hill or Bealington, Carrick's Ford, Worthington, Holly River, Weston, Moorefield, Winchester, Middletown, 2d Winchester, Jeffersonville, Cove Mountain, Lynchburg, Liberty, Salem, Carter's Farm, Kernstown, Winchester, Chambersburg, Moorefield, Winchester, Martinsburg, Summit Point and Martinsburg, recieving his honorable discharge Dec. 27, 1864, at Wheeling. A brother, John, served in Co. K, 1st W. Va. Cav., and was captured at Moorefield in December, 1862, and held until June, 1863, as a prisioner of War. Comrade Johnston is manager of the Bellaire Stove Foundry at Bellaire, O. By strick attention to his business, the firm are securing a good share of the stove trade of that section of the country; he is a faithful member of the U. P. church, being conscientious in the discharge of all his duties. He does not draw a pension, having never made and application.

From family owned book, Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen, published in 1892 by H. H. Hardesty. -- Presented unedited.