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Johns, John G.

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Johns, John G.
March 14, 2007 05:24PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 8-B, 1887
Floyd County

JOHN G. JOHNS was born in Floyd County, Ky., March 3, 1839. He was educated
at Emory & Henry College, Virginia, leaving that institution in 1858. From
1862 to 1874 he held the office of county and circuit clerk of Floyd County.
Since 1874 he has been engaged in mercantile business at Prestonburg, Ky.
His father, Thomas P. Johns, was a farmer, and died in Kentucky in 1869.
Elizabeth Johns, mother of our subject, was a daughter of John Graham, a
surveyor, and one of the original settlers, of Floyd County, Ky., and was
one of the wealthiest men of his day. John G. Johns was married in 1865 to
Miss Elizabeth Harkins, daughter of Hugh Harkins, an attorney-at-law of
Prestonburg, Ky., and to this union have been born four children, viz:
Emily, John, Elizabeth and Thomas. Mrs. Johns died in 1883, since when Mr.
Johns has remained a widower.

Johns Graham Harkins

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