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Johnston Farm Collection
Description: Photograph of the farmhouse at Johnston farm. Typed caption on the reverse of the image reads "Scene at the old Johnston homestead, Piqua, Ohio, (commencing at the right) Joe Miller (servant) Dayton, Ohio, Mrs. Stephen Johnston, Piqua, Ohio, Mrs. Frank Conover, Dayton, Ohio, Mrs. Hebe Craig, New York City, Mrs. Margaret Kirk Ayers, Piqua, Ohio, Mr. John Johnston Kirk, Piqua, Ohio, Master Samuel Johnston Davies, Piqua, Ohio, Mrs. Frank Carter Davies, Piqua, Ohio, Mr. S.J. Patterson Dayton, Ohio, Mrs. Will Johnston, Piqua, Ohio, Mrs. Johs. H. Crane, Dayton, Ohio, Miss Rachel Vance, Piqua, Ohio, Mr. Stephen Johnston, Piqua, Ohio and Mrs. Geo. W. Jones, Cincinnati, Ohio." Johnston Farm, maintained as a state memorial, is the homestead of John Johnston. Johnston is best known for holding the office of Indian Agent for over 30 years, appointed by President James Madison in the early years of the state to oversee the American Indian reservations in northwest Ohio. Johnston played an important political and social role in Ohio; he was a strong advocate of the Whig Party, helped found Kenyon College and also served on the board of trustees of Miami University. With his wife, Johnston formed the first Sunday school in Miami County. He also published one of the earliest histories of the American Indian tribes that once called Ohio home. He died in 1861 in Washington, D.C. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AV29_B01F05_001
Subjects: Johnston, John, 1775-1861; Historic sites Ohio; Farmhouses; Families--Ohio
Places: Piqua (Ohio); Miami County (Ohio);