Payne Johnson – born 2 May, 1807* (in my record I have 25 May 1806) in Sullivan Co. Tenn. and married 29 March, 1834 in Perry Co. Ky. to Margaret Bates, died 5 March, 1882 in Pike Co. Ky. and is buried in the Johnson Cemetery in Pike Co. Ky.
Payne is related to my husband in many ways. The Burke, Tackett, Johnson, and Hampton families are early settlers of Pike Co. Kentucky and it is through all these families that Payne is Jim’s 3rd Great grand-uncle, half 3rd Great grand-uncle,1 st cousin 5 times removed. Elizabeth Johnson, Payne’s sister, is Jim’s 3rd Great-grandmother. Elizabeth married William Hall. There are many more twists and turns in these trees, they are fun and challenging to flesh out.
I have not worked these lines in a while and I am going to believe that the information at The Descendants of Thomas Johnson*, maybe up to date. I urge you to visit the following sites to further your quest in your Johnson research especially if they are in Eastern Kentucky.
Johnson History Garyl Arlin Johnson
*The Descendants of Thomas Johnson by Jimmie Jackson
Descendants Of Thomas Johnson Sr. Of Pike Co., KY by Ellen Carper