Wayne & Pulaski County, Kentucky

Pioneer families arriving in Wayne County during 1798-1830

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Elbert L. Johnson

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     This site is dedicated to the research of the line of James Johnson, b. 1759, Louisa County, Virginia.  He moved to Bedford County, VA as a youth.  He grew up there near Lynchburg.  The area he lived in then became Campbell County.  He relocated to Wayne County on or about 1798/9.  He and daughter Nancy were among the first settlers to receive land grants South of the Green River.  He received Certificate No. 12;  she received Number 13. 

I found it necessary to research many of the Johnsons of the early years in an effort to determine which Johnsons of Wayne/Pulaski Counties were of my line .   I have included many of the notes I have on all of those early Johnson pioneers in hope that someone may be able to find some of the missing links.  

      The Johnsons and others were attracted to the early land grants available in Wayne County.  Served by the Cumberland River,  we  find them marrying, carrying on business and other activities in Wayne, Pulaski , and nearby Whitley County. To make our research more manageable,  we are limiting our discussion to the families and their descendants who settled in Wayne or Pulaski County not later than 1830.

      The information provided is a compilation of notes which is believed to accurate.  Some conclusions may not be proven.  It is recommended that nothing be used without confirmation with the researcher of that line.  They will be able to provide sources.

       This material may not be used for profit or commercial applications.  It is intended for personal research only.


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 Last Updated:  22 February 2011

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