JOHNSTON, Sidney Xenophon [1 Jan 1811 – 21 July 1885] – GASTON COUNTY – DECISION MAKER at the Seven Hour Session on 20 May 1861 SECESSION CONVENTION. Did not Fight. Survived the War, in 1860, his Real Estate was valued at $1800 and his Personal Estate was valued at $90,688; Occupation – in 1860 he is listed as a 49 year old physician served by the post office at Castania Grove, Gaston County, NC.
VOTES [20 May 1861]: SECESSION: Yes; CONV. PRESIDENT: Edwards; JOIN CONFEDERACY: Yes; CONVENTION ORDINANCE JOINING THE CONFEDERACY BE SUBMITTED TO ALL NORTH CAROLINA VOTERS : No
Men from Nash and Wilson Counties who were sent off to war by Sidney X. JOHNSTON of Gaston County and his fellow Affluent, Politically Connected, Secessionist Delegates from the North Carolina counties on 20 May 1861: