Re: Old GOFF family of S.C. and Alabama
I too, was a Johnston, before marriage. I'm curious about the Johnston that married Goff.
I don't have much on my Johnston's. My father was Leonard Tyler Johnston, B: Oct 11, 1901 in Benton, Marshall Co., KY. His father was Charlie V. Johnston from Boone Co., KY. Charlie, married Bertha E. Leonard, in Marshall County, KY.
Have you heard of Daniel Johnston? B; Abt 1776 in Nelson County, KY. Died Oct. 1818
His widow Sarah Bush Johnston, married Abraham Lincoln's father Thomas. Sarah and Daniel had three or four children. Thomas had known Sarah,"aka" Sally, before he married Mary Todd. Daniel was The Keeper Of the Keys @ the Hardin Co.,KY jail. I don't know his parents or what happened to him.I'm
70 now, and since I was a young girl in KY. I've been told that we Johnston's were related to Daniel. Which would make us related to the step-sisters and brother of Abe Lincoln. Interesting isn't it. My family had a tin type of Abraham Lincoln, and our family home in KY. burned, and all of our family pictures were destroyed. If you are interested----I have an Epic Poem, that tells the story of Thomas asking Sally to marry him.
I'm fully aware of the many Johnston's in the U.S. Where did your family immigrate from? Thanks again.