FAMILIES OF JOHNSON COUNTY, TEXAS
ELIGIBILITY: To qualify for a First Families of Johnson County
Certificate, you must be a direct descendant of a pioneer who settled in
Johnson County, Texas by 31 December 1899.
INSTRUCTIONS: You must complete a separate
application for each ancestor. Only one ancestor will be inscribed on a
certificate, except when the ancestor and spouse both qualify. Complete the
Lineage chart beginning with yourself as Generation 1. Dates should be listed as
Day, Month, Year, using the three letter abbreviation for months. Example: 21
Jun 1901. Places should be listed as City, County, State. If the city is not
known, use the abbreviation for county (Co.) after the name of the county to
distinguish between towns and counties of the same name, such as Rusk County
and the town of Rusk which is in Cherokee County. Examples: Henderson, Rusk,
Texas or Rusk Co., Texas.
PROOFS OF DESCENT: You must include proof for each
personís name; birth, marriage, and death date and place; and the connection
between each generation. The following sources are acceptable: vital records
(birth, death, and marriage), census records, Bible and baptismal records, land
records, court records, tax records, and military records. The following
sources will be accepted if they are supported by an explanation: church,
cemetery, tombstone, obituaries, and newspaper clippings.
include the following supplemental resources, but they may not be accepted as
proof of lineage: published family histories, county histories, biographical
records, and city and county directories. Private papers and personal records
such as letters, diaries, journals and reminiscences will be evaluated on an
SUBMITTED MATERIALS: All applications and verifying
materials become the property of the Johnson County Genealogical Society. No
original documents should be submitted. Send a copy of all pertinent materials.
Applicants are encouraged to include biographical information on their early
Johnson County, Texas ancestor. All
pages must be letter-sized pages.
or incomplete applications will be returned for corrections or additions and
the applicant will be encouraged to resubmit the application.
and proofs of descent should be sent to the address below. A $25.00 check or
money order made payable to the Johnson County Genealogical Society should be
included. The application fee is not refundable.
P. O. Box 1256
Cleburne, TX 76033-1256
Application - Type on
your computer and print
Application - Print and fill
in by hand
send us a note to the above address
and we will mail you an application.