Biographical Sketch of John Edward Johnston

(See Ross, Oolotsa and Wilson).—John Edward Johnston. born March 21, 1881. Married December 25, 1906 at Muldrow, Oklahoma, Ida, daugh­ter of Alexander F. and Nannie (Ridding) McKinney, born June 10, 1887. Mrs. Johnston died April 21, 1915.

They were the parents of Albert Sidney, born December 23, 1907; John Edward, born August 2, 1909; William Alexander, born November 28, 1910; and Joseph Franklin Johnston, born January 28, 1913. Mrs. Johnston married Mrs. Amine Bruton Levy, February 25, 1921.

John Edward Johnston was elected Sheriff of Sequoyah County, September 17, 1907; November 8, 1910 and November 5, 1912.

Catherine, a full blood Cherokee married John Gunter, said to have been a Welshman. Their son, Samuel, married Ayoka and their son, George Washington Gunter, married Eliza Nave. He was elected Senator from Sequoyah District, August 6, 1849. Their daughter Susan Catherine Gunter married Robert Johnston and James Choate and was the mother of Albert Main Johnson who married Delilah Baldridge amid they are the parents of John E. Johnston, the subject of this sketch. Albert M. Johnston was elected Sheriff of Sequoyah District August 4, 1879 and August 1, 1881.


Starr, Emmett. History of the Cherokee Indians and Their Legends and Folk Lore. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: The Warden Company. 1921

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