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Joseph Johnston was born on October 9th, 1868 in Troy, Pike Co., AL.1   Joseph Johnston's father was John Eager Howard Rushing and his mother was Eliza Jane Jenerett.  His paternal grandparents were William Cain Rushing and Mary Ann Rushing; his maternal grandparents were Elias G. Jenerett and Ann Eliza Thomas. He had four brothers and five sisters, named William E., Robert E. Lee, Francis Jack, James D., Francis Adeline, Mary, Ida Lizzie, Hortense and Lottie.  He was the fifth oldest of the ten children.  He died at the age of 84 on March 8th, 1953 in Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL.  He was buried in Oakwook Cemetery, Troy, Pike Co.,  AL..1 1 

Joseph Johnston's family with Ella Melissa Spradley

‌Joseph Johnston and Ella Melissa were married in a religious ceremony on September 8th, 1897 in Ansley, Pike Co., AL.1   They had four sons and two daughters, named George Dewey, Albert, J. C., Duard Moody, Mary Kate and Foye.

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