Rachel Johnston HOF

Mrs Rachel Robinson Johnston


2002 HALL OF FAME WINNER Rachel Johnston (1785 – 1840) Johnston moved to Upper Piqua in 1811 with her husband, Indian Agent Colonel John Johnston. She was the mother of fifteen children, supervised a growing farm, and served as hostess to most of Ohio’s notables of the early nineteenth century. Married at the age of sixteen, her honeymoon consisted of a thousand mile horseback ride across the Ohio country. She established one of the earliest Sunday Schools in Miami County and organized the first civic organization in the Upper Miami Valley in 1818, the Piqua Female Bible Society.