JOHNSTON, Elijah E.: Born in Coles Co.,Illinois, the son of William B and Josephine Adams Johnston. William and Josephine were the parents of: John; Louise, wife of Rev. Amos Weeden; Hameline and Elijah E. On September 20, 1878, Elijah married Martha Jane Tinsman, daughter of Mrs. Martha Tinsman, a widow from Coles County, Illinois. Elijah and Martha were the parents of John; Hugh; Clarence; Josephine, wife of Frank E. Brown; and Thomas Wellington Johnston.

Source: McGruder, Mark A. History of Pettis County, Missouri (Topeka: Historical Publishing Company, 1919)
Submitter: Robin Helman