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William King JOHNSTON
Dorotha GURLEY
Husband:  William King JOHNSTON
Birth:  1808/9, Orange Co., NC 
Death (typhoid epidemic):  Jul 1859, Kingston Co., AR
Disposition:  buried Upper Campground Cemetery, Kingston, Madison Co., AR
Occupation:  blacksmith
Father:  John JOHNSTON
Mother:  Sarah Jane CLARK
Marriage:  1833, NC
Wife:  Dorotha "Dollly" GURLEY
Birth:  1811/2, TN
Death (typhoid epidemic):  Jul 1859, Kingston Co., AR
Disposition:  buried Upper Campground Cemetery, Kingston, Madison Co., AR
Occupation:  homemaker
Children:  
Seven of the eight children died with their parents in the July, 1859, typhoid epidemic.  They, too, are buried in the Upper Campground Cemetery.  Only Rachel survived.

born in NC:
1.  Alla T. JOHNSTON, b. 1834; d. Jul 1859

born in Madison Co., AR:
2.  John JOHNSTON, b. 1836; d. Jul 1859
3.  Sarah JOHNSTON, b. 1837; d. Jul 1859
4.  William King JOHNSTON, b. 1840
5.  Mary E. JOHNSTON, b. 1843; d. Jul 1859
6.  Rachel Virginia JOHNSTON, b. 4 Feb 1845 
7.  James JOHNSTON, b. 1847; d. Jul 1859
8.  Columbus JOHNSTON, b. 1850; d. Jul 1859

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Sources (n.b. Madison Co. was formed from Washington Co. in 1836):

1.   Johnston Family Tree [link died] by Lisa Ann Mashburn.

2.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1840 (Broderbund CD-316):  none found in Madison Co., AR.
1840 Johnston, William NC Orange Co. Southern Division p. 228
This may or may not be our subject; William JOHNSTON/JOHNSON is a very common name.  William's father was living in Madison Co., AR, so it's highly possible William was living with him there.  William's mother died in 1847, and her death could have precipitated many changes in the family.

3. 1850 Census (online at the Madison County ARGenWeb site):  Kings River Twp., Madison Co., AR, 398/398 :
William K. Johnson  41 blacksmith NC
Doritha  38   TN
Alla T.  16   AR
John  14   AR
Sarah  13   AR
William  10   AR
Mary E.   7   AR
Rachel   5   AR
James   3   AR
Colombus 5/12   AR
John Johnson  72   NC
The elderly John is almost certainly William's father.  Listed next to James & Mary Ann (JOHNSTON) BASHAM Mary Ann is William's niece. 

3.  Archives of the MASHBURN-L mailing list (online at RootsWeb.com, Inc.).

4.  Find-a-Grave: Entries (online at findagrave.com).

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