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AJC 8/26/17: "For Johns Creek church, only graves remain", by David Ibata

The AJC published an article about the Macedonia Cemetery to help find those who might remember or have been a member of the church. Read more

Do you have information or memories of the Macedonia Cemetery and those buried there or its church, members, and pastors?

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Benjamin Franklin Findley

Farm History_Summerour
C.W. Summerour and Family

Road signs reflect historic family names
Why are roads, schools, libraries, and parks named Buice, Spruill, Autrey, Taylor, Morton, Jones, Medlock, Rogers, Findley, etc?




In addition to regular scheduled meetings, there will be opportunities to join others in exploring historic resources in the area and in researching inhabitants and life in the Johns Creek area during earlier times.

PROJECT: Collecting Oral Histories of those who remember or have family stories about life in this area in earlier times.

Collecting Oral Histories We want to capture the memories of those who have lived in the Johns Creek area during its rural past or who are descendents of some of the earlier farm families.

Please contact us at if interested in being part of our Oral History project. Help us create a record of the past for future generations.

PROJECT: Researching families who lived in the Johns Creek area during the period of 1820 through the 1950s.

Researching Family HistoriesNames of families that lived in and farmed this area may be familiar as road, library, park, and school names or as seen on local cemetery markers.

This is not a complete list, but are some of the larger landowners during a period of about 140 years. Land in the Johns Creek area changed hands over those years influenced by the removal of the Cherokee, the Civil War, the Great Depression, and industrialization, among other factors.

If you have photos, documents, or stories about these families (and others) or would like to help with research, please contact us at

Some of the early residents we are interested in researching.
Abbott Green Parsons
Autrey Holcomb/Halcombe Rogers
Brumbellow Little Spruill/Spruell
Bell McGinnis Strickland
Collins Medlock Summerour
Douglas Morton Taylor
Findley Nesbit Waters