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ggg/grandfather, Hezekiah Lambert, came to Johnson County from
Tennessee, by way of Kentucky, in late 1850.
A few years later another ggg/grandfather arrived:
Cyrus Burns, originally from South Carolina.
Hezekiah's son married Cyrus' daughter . . .
and the rest,
as they say, is history
purpose of this site is to make free genealogy and history available
for Johnson County researchers.
I will be transcribing and posting new data as fast as possible.
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ONLINE DATA FOR JOHNSON
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Johnson County, located in the
southern tip of Illinois, was created in 1812 out of Randolph County.
It was named for
M. Johnson, a congressman from Kentucky. Johnson served in
Army in the War of 1812. He later went on to be Vice
President of the United States for one term, under President Martin Van
Buren. He died in 1850, shortly after winning
re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives.
The original area of Johnson County included the present counties of
Alexander, Johnson, Massac, Pulaski, and Union, as well as
parts of Jackson, Pope, Saline, and Williamson counties.
The county seat has been Vienna since 1818.
Links to Johnson County
Contains a large genealogy section that includes publications,
microfilm, family histories, etc. There is an area at the library that
contains items owned by early Johnson County residents, historical
photos and more. Visitor's book with family surnames and researcher
Library hours 1:00 pm - 5:00pm
Monday -Wednesday and Friday-Saturday
Closed on Thursdays and Sundays and Major Holidays
401 Poplar Street
Vienna, Illinois 62995-0096
The Library is across the street from the County Courthouse and small
JOHNSON COUNTY, ILLINOIS COURTHOUSE
P.O. Box 96
Vienna, IL 62995-0096
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