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Benjamin JOHNSTON
Amanda C. FERGUSON
Husband:  Benjamin JOHNSON / JOHNSTON
Birth:  May 1840, VA
Death:  1902, Malden, Kanawha Co., WV
Occupation:  laborer
Nephew:  George SMITH, b. 1857/8, VA
Parents:  born in VA
Marriage:  1874/5
Wife:  Amanda C. FERGUSON? / WASHINGTON?
Birth:  Jun 1858, Burroughs Plantation, near Hale's Ford, Framnklin Co., VA
Death:  4 May 1915, Malden, Kanawha Co., WV
Occupation:  homemaker
Stepfather:  Washington FERGUSON
Biological Father:  Mr. __?__
Biological Mother:  Jane BURROUGHS
Children born in Malden, Kanawha Co., WV:
1.  George Washington Albert JOHNSTON, b. Sep 1875/6
2.  Clara J. JOHNSTON, b. Jul 1878
3.  Scovill W. JOHNSTON, b. Sep 1884
4.  Benjamin H. JOHNSON, b. 10 Sep 1888; d. 21 Aug 1969, Montgomery, Kanawha Co, WV
5.  James B. JOHNSTON, b. May 1892
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Virginia, West Virginia

Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #34 of 49):  Town of Malden, Kanawha Co., WV, Roll T9_1405, p. 325B, PN 34, SD 2, ED 54, enumerated 18 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 14 23 24 25 26
279 282 Johnson Benjamin B M 39     / Laborer 3 / VA VA VA
    _______ Amanda B F 21 Wife   / Keeping House     VA VA VA
    _______ Albert B M  4 Son /         WV VA VA
    _______ Clara B F  1 Dau /         WV VA VA
    Smith George Mu M 22 Nephew /   Laborer 4   VA VA VA

3.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

4a.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #4 of 36):  Malden (Pct. No. 3), Malden Twp., Kanawha Co., WV, Roll T623_1762, p. 150A, SN 3, SD 289, ED 56, enumerated 2 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 27
32 32 Johnson Bejeman Head B M May 1840 60 M 25     VA VA VA Teamster 0   Y N Y O H
    _______ Amanda C Wife B F Jun 1858 41 M 25 5 5 VA VA VA   0   Y Y Y    
    _______ George W A Son B M Sep 1875 24 S       WV VA VA School Teacher 9   Y Y Y    
    _______ Clara J Dau B F Jul 1878 21 S       WV VA VA At School   6 Y Y Y    
    _______ Scovill W Son B M Sep 1884 15 S       WV VA VA At School   6 Y Y Y    
    _______ B H Son B M Sep 1888 11 S       WV VA VA At School   6 Y Y Y    
    _______ James B Son B M May 1892  8 S       WV VA VA At School   6 Y Y Y    

4b.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Geo. W.A. JOHNSTON (æ 23, b. Sep 1876, WV/VA/WV; school bookkeeper) is living at the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institure in Tuskegee, Macon Co., AL (p. 60A, line 40).  Did their son get enumerated twice?

5.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #12 of 27):  Malden Magisterial Dist., Kanawha Co., WV, Roll T624_1685, p. 176B, SN 6B, SD 3, ED 82, enumerated 2 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 28
122 Johnston Amanda Head F B 48 W 5 4 VA VA VA Eng None         Y Y O H
  ________ Ben H Son M B 21 S     WV VA VA Eng Laborer Livery Stable W N 16 Y Y    
  ________ Clara Dau F B 31 D     WV VA VA Eng None         Y Y    
Plus three boarders not extracted.

6.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

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