Anderson Johnston

Submitted by Vicky Dennis <vdennis at>

Anderson Johnston, planter and stock raiser, is a native of Arkansas. His father, Andrew Johnston. was born in Maury County. Tenn., in 1829; came to Arkansas in 1841. and, at the age of eighteen, married Miss Sebelle Durham. a native of Mississippi, and about that time settled a farm in Jackson County. where he raised his family, and where our subject was born. August 12, 1849. Andrew is a Democrat, and has been magistrate of his township. His wife is a member of the Christian Church. Anderson was raised on the farm, and spent his school days in Jackson County, and in September, 1871. married Miss Julia A. Browning. daughter of Nimrod and Emeline (Vandiver) Browning, natives of Tennessee, who was born in 1847. They have the following family: Auzell Bibb. fifteen years old: Lewin A., thirteen; Minnie B., ten; James H., eight: Silvey, six; Ads and Etta ****twinsj, three. and a babe one month old. After his marriage Mr. Johnston opened up a farm of 160 acres, thirty acres of which he cleared and cultivated. He sold the farm. and in 1887 lived in Boone County, Ark., and in 188? came to Jackson County and bought a farm of 160 acres, eightyfive under cultivation. on which he now lives. He rents his land for corn and cotton. and makes a specialty himself of raising sweet potatoes, raising, also. his own stock, hogs and caitle. He and his wife made themselves an excellent home, and a competency. They are members of the Christian Church. He is a Democrat, and a member of Fortitude Lodge No. 397. A. F. & A. M., and takes an active interest in all public enterprises.

Transcribed from: Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Northeast Arkansas, Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Northeast Arkansas, 1889