Saturday, October 22, 2016

"Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Will" (1891)

The State (Columbia, South Carolina), April 2, 1891. (This newspaper began in February 1891 and is still in operation in 2016):

Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Will
By United Press to the State.

WASHINGTON, April 2.-- Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's will was admitted to probate today. Hon. James L. McLane is appointed executor, and the beneficiaries are his sister, Jane W. Michall [Michel]; a niece, Mrs. Hughes; G. B. Johnston, L.J. McMillan, Sallie J. Lee, Caralie [Coralie] H. Johnston and Louisa Trigg, Mrs. Mary Hobbins and others. His estate is estimated to be worth $80,000. 

[$80,000 in 1891 equal to slightly more than two million dollars in 2016
James Latimer McLane (1834-1923), brother-in-law
Jane Mary Wood Johnston Mitchell/Michel (1811-1892)
Mrs. Hughes = Eliza Mary Johnston Hughes (1825-1909)
Dr. George Ben Johnston (1853-1916)
L.J. McMillan = Lavalette Estelle Johnston McMillan (1850-1941)
Sallie J. Lee = Sally Buchanan Floyd Johnston Lee (1848-1925)
Coralie Henry Johnston (1861-1954), childhood friend of her cousin Nella Fontaine Binckley (1860-1951), educated at Johns Hopkins and Old Dominion, nurse and longtime (for three decades) reference librarian at the Virginia State Library in Richmond
Louisa Trigg = Louisa Bowen Johnston Trigg (1846-1895)
Mrs. Mary Hobbins = ?]

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