I am looking for the parents of my great grandfather, Francis Marion Johnston b 18 October 1852 in Boone County, AR. Since the County borders have changed several time I am not sure. He married Mary Ann Roylston from Marion Coutny, AR 28 November 1872. They had at lest two children in Arkansas and then in October 1876 they moved to Texas. The children were born in Booneville, Logan, Arkansas. This family is also associated with the Goodall family. Any help would be greatly appreciated. This is my "brick wall."
The "story goes" that his parents died when he was young and he was raised by his MATERNAL grandparents. What was their name?