child 135 xvii. JOAB JOHNSTON 4   (#942) WILLIAM PERRY GREEN3 JOHNSTON (GEORGE GREGORY ("G.G." OR "GREG")2, LEWIS1) was born in Randolph County, Arkansas in January of 1886. JOAB died on date unknown.

He married BESS BLACKBURN (#2529) in Randolph County, Arkansas on November 2, 1902. Bess was born in Arkansas in 1886. 

Joab Johnston was obviously named after his maternal grandfather, Joab Lewis.   Although I have seen this name before, spelled as both "Joab" and "Jobe", and they were both pronounced the same, with a long "o" sound, and one syllable.  However, this family pronounced the name with two syllables, like "Joe Ab", and I have seen it spelled either Joe A, or Joe Ab.  I assume that his grandfather's name was probably pronounced like that also.  I would guess that the name was a contraction (perhaps one of convenience) of the name Joseph Abner.

JOAB JOHNSTON and BESS BLACKBURN had the following family:

child   i.   DORMAN JOHNSTON (#2530) was born in Randolph County, Arkansas in 1909.

child  ii.   THEDA B. JOHNSTON (#2531) was born in Randolph County, Arkansas in 1916..

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