Source: Ballinger's Banner Leader, April 13, 1901, reprinted in Stalkin' Kin, Vol. XIII #2

Samuel Y. Johnston

S.Y. Johnston departed this life Feb. 21, 1901; was born in the state of Georgia and went with his parents to Alabama when he was a boy. There he lived and was married to Miss Lucinda Gray, whose brother died a short time ago at Crews.

Mr. Johnston came from Alabama to Texas in 1891, and here lived until his death. While he served as county commissioner 2 years, he was a Methodist preacher 18 years before his death. He made his church a good member as well as minister. His remains were laid to rest in Winters cemetery Feb. 23. He leaves a wife and four children to mourn his loss, and leaves a host of friends.

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Samuel Young JOHNSTON
Birth: 01 April 1832
Death: 21 February 1901
Burial: Northview Cemetery, Winters, Runnels County, Texas
Wife: Lucinda J. Gray
Marriage: 1854 Tallapoosa County, Alabama
Parents: John Johnston & Martha Lyons

Further information can be found at Tallapoosa County Connections