Johnston Family Cemetery

Located in R7W, T2S, Sec. 35, northwest ¼, just east of Malone road and south of Sunset drive.  Surveyed in the 1980s.  Additional information added by Tim Harrison.




Joseph W. Johnston – 1842 – 1859.  Son of Samuel & Minerva D. Johnston.
Born in DeSoto County, MS, the son of Samuel Johnston (1813, GA – 1887) and Minerva D. Leonard (1816, TN – bet. 1880 – 1900), who settled in DeSoto prior to 1840.  He is listed in the 1850 DeSoto Census (p. 380).  His siblings were: Thomas Franklin (1837-1906), Sarah (1840-1878), Theodore T. (or F) (see below), Samuel Urbane (1848 – 1911), Mary A. (see below), Nancy P. (1852 – 1883), E. Laura (1855), William (1856 – 1899).  Brothers Thomas and Theodore were both Confederate soldiers, serving in Co. K, 9th Mississippi Regiment.  The family was listed in the 1860 (p. 3), 1870 (p. 92), and 1880 (p. 573) DeSoto County Census records.

Mary A. Johnston – 1850 – 1851.
Daughter of Samuel Johnston and Minerva D. Leonard.  Listed in the 1850 Census (p. 380) as 1/12 year old.

James B. Johnston – 1836 – 1851.
James Bailey Johnston was born in Limestone County, Alabama, the son of Stephen D. Johnston (see below) and Rebecca E. Flinn.  He is listed in the 1850 Census (p. 385).

Stephen D. Johnston – 1812 – 1863.
Stephen Darden Johnston was born February 6, 1812 in Warren County, Georgia.  He was the son of Joseph Johnston and Mary Darden.  He married Rebecca Elizabeth Flinn (1817 – aft. 1900) on August 12, 1835 in Limestone County, Alabama.  They are listed in the 1840 (p. 107), 1850 (p. 385), and 1860 (p. 92) DeSoto County Census records.  In 1860 he owned 44 slaves.  He and Rebecca were the parents of the following children: James Bailey (see above), Maray Amaranda (1839-1870), Lovie Elizabeth (1843), Frances Wilson (1845), Rebecca F. (1851-1876), Stephen Darden (1853-1899), Joseph Samuel (1858-1914), Sarah C. (1862).  He died August 21, 1863.  Rebecca is listed in the 1870 (p. 87), 1880 (p. 573) and 1900 (p. 222) DeSoto Census records.

Theodore T. Johnson – 1846 – 1886.
Born March 18, 1846 in DeSoto County, the son of Samuel Johnston and Minerva D. Leonard.  His middle initial is listed as F in the census records.  According to the Mississippi Confederate grave registration records, he served in Co. K, 9th Mississippi Regiment.  He married Margaret Emma Maxwell (b. 1847, MS) on January 12, 1869.  They were the parents of three known children: James S. (1870), Emma T. (1876), and Thomas (1878).  They are listed in the 1870 (p. 171) and 1880 (p. 574).  He died April 27, 1886.  The children are listed in the 1900 Census (p. 70) living together without their mother.

Alfred Dockery – 1843 – 1853.
Son of Benjamin H. Dockery (1812 – 1849) and Sarah Johnston (1826 – 1844), who married in February 1842.  In 1850 (p. 411) he was living with Jesse and C. Johnston.  Jesse was the brother of Sarah Johnston.  Their parents were Joseph Johnston and Mary Darden.  (Jesse Johnston was a Confederate soldier, serving in Co. E, 9th Mississippi Regiment).


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