child 309 iii. REDDIN C. JOHNSTON 5   (#1533) . GEORGE GREGORY4 JOHNSTON (WILLIAM PERRY GREEN3, GEORGE GREGORY ("G.G." OR "GREG")2, LEWIS1)was born in Randolph County, Arkansas, January 29, 1880. REDDIN died February 17, 1968 in Randolph County, Arkansas, at 88 years of age. His body was interred in Randolph County, Arkansas, Johnston Cemetery.

He married SARAH "SALLY" ARENA ROBINSON (#1534) in Arkansas, on August 13, 1902. SARAH was born in Randolph County, Arkansas on April 3, 1883.  Sarah was the daughter of William Perry Green Robinson and Elizabeth H. "Betty" Luter.  Sarah died on May 7, 1973 in Arkansas at 90 years of age.   Her body was interred in Johnston Cemetery in Randolph County, Arkansas.  On the tombstone shared by Redden C. Johnston and his wife, in Johnston Cemetery, her name is shown as "Sallie I." If for no other reason that the date of birth and death shown, I am certain that "Sallie I" is really Sally Arena Robinson. The reason for the strange spelling on the marker was probably that the person who gave the info and/or the engraver, thought that what they heard was "Sally Irene," and that was how it came out.

This was a case of the married couple being 2nd cousins.  The 1910 Randolph County Register shows them to be living in Biggers, Current River Township, with the 1st 3 or their children. 

It should also be noted that records received from a Robinson descendant uses the spelling "Sally" and records from Johnston descendants spell it "Sallie".  I have no position - her name was Sarah Arena.

REDDIN C. JOHNSTON and SARAH "SALLY" ARENA ROBINSON had the following family:

child     i.  RUTH HESTER JOHNSTON 6   (#2484) was born in Randolph County, Arkansas in 1903.

child   ii.   FEROL JOHNSTON (#2485) was born in Randolph County, Arkansas in 1905. She married (-------) Dimitrov  (#2984) on unknown date.

child  iii.   VELA P. JOHNSTON (#2486) was born in Randolph County, Arkansas in 1908.

child  iv.   VANITA ELIZABETH JOHNSTON (#2488) was born in Randolph County, Arkansas in 1911.

child   v.   CORNELIUS JOHNSTON (#2488) was born in Randolph County, Arkansas in 1915.

child  vi.   MARIA JOHNSTON (#2489)  was born in Randolph County, Arkansas in 1916. She married (------) Lindsey (#2985) on unknown date.

child  vii. THELMA JOHNSTON (#2490) was born in Randolph County, Arkansas in 1918

child viii.  THOMAS JOHNSTON (#2987) was born in Biggers, Randolph County, Arkansas about 1920.  He married LOIS (--------) (#2988).

child   ix. GEORGIA JOHNSTON (#2989)  was born in Biggers, Randolph County, Arkansas about 1922.  She married (-------) GRISSOM (#2990)

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