Johnson County was created in 1853 from Emanuel, Laurens, and Washington counties. Therefore, genealogists should research all of these counties when searching for ancestors It was named after Herschel Johnson, the Governor of Georgia between 1853 and 1857. County seat is Wrightsville, Georgia. Early Settlers: J. N. Blount, J. W. Brinson Sr., A. M. Curry, Amos Douglas, Mary Ennis, F. W. Flanders, Benjamin Griner, William B. Hall, Henry Hicks, W. F. Johnson, B. S. Kittrell, David Lindsey, B. A. Mayo, Will Norris, John Outlaw, Nathan Rowland, Jordan R. Smith, W. T. Taylor, Richard Walker and Jethro Arline.
Johnson County Records Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers
Images of Wills 1846 to 1864
Testators: Carr, William ; Conway, Charles ; Ennis, Mary ; Johnson, Willis ; Martin, Green ; Mixon, William ; Norris, Isaac ; Powell, Sylus ; Pullen, Henry ; Rawls, Arthur ; Roland, Nathan ; Ryner, Wilson ; Smith, William D.; Smith, William T.; Snell, Cenith ; Tapley, John ; Tison, Stephen ; Walters, Richard ; Wheeler, Edward ; Willson, James; Wilson, Archibald ; Wright, Holland
Indexes to Probate Records
- Wills 1859-1923.
- Warrants of Appraisement 1859-1888
- Division of Estates 1860-1929
- Annual Returns 1858-1879
- Annual Returns 1897-1916
Members of Oakey Grove Church, 10 miles from Wrightsville (1818).