Sunday, June 15, 2014

Johnston Co. NC Genealogy

Johnston county was formed in 1746 from Craven County; named for Gabriel Johnston, Governor of North Carolina from 1734 to 1752. During the year of 1752 parts of Johnston County, Bladen County, and Granville County were combined to form Orange County. In 1758 the eastern part of Johnston County became Dobbs County and in 1770 parts of Johnston County, Cumberland County, and Orange County were combined to form Wake County. Finally, in 1855 parts of Johnston County, Edgecombe County, Nash County, and Wayne County were combined to form Wilson County. 

Johnston County Wills and other Records Available to Members of North Carolina Pioneers 

Miscellaneous Wills
  • McElroy, Archibald, LWT, transcript (1760)
  • Price, Edward- Last Will and Testament (1789)
  • Whitenton, Richard - Last Will and Testament (1819)

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