Joseph Forney Johnston is a distant cousin of mine.
Our Kinship connection is along the family line that joins between the Forney and Abernathy/ABERNETHY families who lived in/near Drayton (now Jacksonville), Benton (now Calhoun) County, Alabama.
Further research is needed for details of kinship. These facts will be added, later.
- C A Abernathy (2017)
Source for Excerpt:
National Governors Association
Alabama Governor Joseph Forney Johnston
Born: March 23, 1843
Died: August 8, 1913
Birth State: North Carolina
Family: Married Theresa Virginia Hooper; three children
Periods in Office: From: December 1, 1896
To: December 1, 1900
State Web Site
Higher Office(s) Served: Senator
War(s) Served: Civil War
JOSEPH FORNEY JOHNSTON, Alabama’s 30th governor, was born in Lincoln County, North Carolina, on March 23, 1843, to Dr. William and Nancy Johnston. He was educated in public schools, and moved in 1860 to Talladega, Alabama, where he attended high school. In 1861, Johnston enlisted in the Confederate Army as a private, served as captain of the 12th North Carolina Infantry, and was wounded in four battles.