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Johnson line

Posted: 943358400000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1073741318000
I'm looking for info. on the Johnson line from Wake Co., NC or near this area. I have an Aaron Johnson with sons Nathan b.March 12, 1769 Wake Co., and Thomas b. ? I have another line Robert L. Johnson b. 1786 NC d. 1874 Allen Co., KY m. Patsy Ann Goodrum August 31, 1808, Sumner Co., TN.

I would love any Johnson info. from NC, Please E-mail me direct


Henry Harmon, b. 1789 NC

Evelyn McAlister (View posts)
Posted: 964872000000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Harmon, Snelling
Henry Haarmon, b. 1789 NC, married Elizabeth Snelling, b. 1792 NC on April 14, 1818 in Wake Co., NC. PLEASE contact me if you have any info about either of these people!


Helen Bennett (View posts)
Posted: 967291200000
Classification: Query
I see you have a Kirby line. We have been tracing the Kirby line and wondering which branch you come from in Johnston County probably Wake once part of Johnston. I descend from Jesse Kirby and Mourning Fiveash. Would like to hear from you.


Holland Wake County

Deborah Holland Dunford (View posts)
Posted: 970401600000
Classification: Query
Surnames: HOLLAND
In all your research on these Wake County families, did you every run into any Holland's.

I need help...or asperin.

Thanks and God Bless

Re: Johnson line

Ken Moore (View posts)
Posted: 1105069640000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Johnson
I have the following which I believe ties to your line:

Silvanus JOHNSON and wife Elizabeth living on Snails Creek Amelia Co., VA in 1742. Moved to Johnston Co., NC in 1752. Silvanus died September 1763. Sons: Absalom, Benjamin, Richard, and Silvanus.

Richard JOHNSON and wife Phereby lived south of Neuse River near Raleigh, NC. Children: William, Silvanus, Samuel, Richard, Phillip, Phereby, and Esther.

William JOHNSON born about 1752. Received 700 acre grant in 1779 on Fall and Marks Creek in Wake Co., NC. Sons were Aaron, Moses, Jacob, John, William, and Jessee.

I think this Aaron may be your line. My line is from John. Jacob is the father of President Andrew Johnson.

Re: Johnson line

Posted: 1265143979000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Johnson
I would very much like to compare notes regarding your posting of Johnson's in Wake County North Carolina 1700's.

Thank you,

Re: Johnson line

Posted: 1265144151000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Johnson Motley Stovall Oliver
I would like to compare notes with you regarding this connection in Wake County North Carolina and Allen County Kentucky.


Rick Johnson

Re: Johnson line

Posted: 1343661607000
Classification: Query

I just wanted to share this update on the Johnson line you cited. The lineage for Jacob Johnson, father of President Andrew Johnson, put forth by the late genealogist Hugh Buckner Johnston in the "North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal" in the early 1980s has been disproven by genetic testing. Jacob Johnson of Raleigh, NC and his probable father William Johnson of Mark's Creek District of Wake County were not descendants of Sill Johnson (d. 1763) of Johnston County, NC as suggested by Mr. Johnston's articles.

Silvanus "Sill" Johnson was born about 1696-1701 in Old Rappahannock (Essex) County, VA, the son of Henry Johnson (d. 1722) and his wife Elizabeth Muffett. Sill's family moved from Essex County to Lancaster County, VA in the 1710s, and his father Henry died there in 1722. Sill Johnson returned to Essex County by 1733, but sold his land there in 1738 and removed to Amelia (later Prince Edward) County, VA. Between 1750 and 1755, Sill Johnson migrated from Prince Edward County, VA to Johnston County, NC, where he acquired land on Swift Creek and White Oak Branch. He died in Johnston County in 1763. His children by his first marriage were Henry, William, Richard, and Sill, Jr. By his second marriage to Elizabeth (d. 1765, who was likely Elizabeth Carrell before marriage), he had two much younger sons Absalom and Benjamin Johnson.

Sill's son Richard Johnson died in Johnston County, NC in 1769. His widow Phereby remarried to Abner Sauls. She left a will in Johnston County, NC as "Phereby Sauls" devised in 1813 (proven 1821), which mentions her son William. This William was NOT identical with the William who owned land in the Mark's Creek District of Wake County believed to be the grandfather of President Andrew Johnson.

Genetic testing has been done for both the Sill Johnson line, as well as for the Jacob Johnson/President Andrew Johnson line. They are not a genetic match.

A direct descendant of President Johnson's brother William Johnson of Brazoria County, TX has been tested, as well as several descendants of Moses Johnson of Carter County, TN, alleged brother of Jacob Johnson. These lines were a match. Present genetic results at the Johnston/Johnston DNA surname project suggest that President Andrew Johnson and his father Jacob Johnson were descended from or genetically related to William Johnson (d. 1710) of Surry County, VA.

Re: Johnson line

Posted: 1343852534000
Classification: Query
Any idea where I could find the DNA testing for the Sill Johnson line?

Re: Johnson line

Posted: 1343854899000
Classification: Query

The information can be found at the Johnson/Johnston/Johnstone DNA surname project through FamilyTreeDNA. I am a descendant of Sill Johnson (ca. 1695/1701-1763) of Johnston County, NC via two of his sons, Henry Johnson (ca. 1730/40-1807) of Johnston County, NC and Benjamin Johnson (ca. 1750/55-ca. 1825) of Cumberland (now Harnett) County, NC. My second cousin once-removed, who is a direct male descendant of Sill Johnson via son Benjamin, was DNA tested for this line. The Sill Johnson line is haplotype I2a, and is part of the "Burr Oak" family group at the Johnson/Johnston DNA project. The President Andrew Johnson line is haplotype I2b, and is part of the "Scarlet Oak" family group.

Hope this helps.

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