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This is a very populous name everywhere. There are two or three families of that name in Marion County, but I do not know enough of them to trace them or their connections back to the original. The late Dr. William R. Johnson, a leading and prominent man in his day, was born in this county. I think; his father was named Joseph, and lived in Wahee in 1843; suppose there were other children - one A. G. Johnson, and another.

Dr. Johnson's mother was a Miss Davis, I think, a sister of B. F. Davis' father, whose name I think, was Benjamin. Dr. Johnson settled and practiced medicine at Marion, was a very successful and popular physician and a perfect gentleman in his deportment; he married a Miss Gregg, a sister of J. Eli Gregg, and raised three sons, Ed W., Hezekiah and Keene and several daughters, names unknown.

--A History of Marion County, W.W. Sellers (1902)
Excerpt transcribed and contributed by Helen Moody, March 2000.

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