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Husband Rev. Thomas McConnell Johnston
  Birth 7/8/1811 Logan Co. KY
  Death 7/22/1877 Napa, Napa Co. CA, buried in the Masonic Section of Winters Cemetery, Winters, Yolo Co. CA
  Note Both Rev. Thomas McConnell Johnston and his brother, Rev. David McConnell Johnston, were Cumberland Presbyterian ministers. Rev. Thomas McConnell Johnston was one of the first Presbyterian ministers in California. He arrived in 1859 from Missouri.
  Father James Johnston (c.1780-12/26/1826)
  Mother Mary McConnell (-1845to49)
 
Marriage 12/28/1837 in Greene Co. MO
 
Wife Eleanor "Ellen" Steele
  Birth 5/11/1817 Franklin, Williamson Co. TN
  Death 9/24/1899 Napa, Napa Co. CA, buried in the Masonic Section of Winters Cemetery, Winters, Yolo Co. CA
  Note Eleanor arrived in California in 1860 with 4 children and she is known as the first woman to come to California by stagecoach. The 4 children were Finis, Rebecca Ann, John and William. Rebecca Ann was 15 years old when she made this stagecoach trip and recounted her fascinating and harrowing story for a newspaper article.
  Father Richard Steele (1778-6/1859)
  Mother Margaret Graham (6/9/1783-6/19/1851)
 
Children
  1 F Margaret Letitia Bullard (11/11/1838-12/7/1920)
  2 F Mary Elizabeth McGinnis (1/25/1840-11/20/1907)
  3 M Finis Ewing Johnston (11/11/1843-5/14/1920)
  4 F Rebecca Ann Yoakum (2/6/1845-4/22/1936)
  5 M John Thomas Johnston (5/30/1853-8/8/1935)
  6 M William Harvey Johnston (4/16/1857-3/3/1940)
  7 M James Richard Johnston (1/4/1862-9/15/1937)