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Jamie, I don't have any information on William H Johnson or Mary Jane Wilson but my
3rd great grand uncle John Richmond was married in Perry County to Margaret Mary Wilson
who was born about 1820 in South Carolina. I wonder if there is a Wilson connection
I can tell you about the probate boxes though as I've looked through several at the
courthouse. Each metal box (boxes numbered) contains 10 to 20 different persons files
(files numbered) placed there when their deaths were legally probated, or heard, in court
for wills or estate purposes. They may contain wills but almost all contain debt receipts
paid after the persons death. Many times they can help identify children of the deceased
but usually have no information on their parents unless they are still living and have a
claim to the estate or interest in the probate hearing.
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