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.
On this day in 1895, Eliza Jane Elswick was born to Henry and Susannah Hampton Elswick. She was born in the midst of autumn in the mountain country of Kentucky. They called home Hartley, Pike County, Kentucky. Eliza married Joseph Burke the son of James Martin and Susana Hampton Burke on 27 November 1919 in Pike Co., Kentucky.
Joseph and Eliza had five children, the last two being a set of female twins. Eliza and one of the twins died shortly after child-birth. The second twin is my mother in law.
The Susannah and Susana are second cousins, and it is this Hampton ancestry that I connect to my husband through the Jackson family. Soooo we are actually cousins more than once, but who is counting !
Anna Hogston, married William Lewis on 30 Sept 1839 in Washington City, Smyth Co., Va.
Anna is the daughter of John and Prudence Hogston of Smyth Co. Va. Her brother John and Susan Taylor Hogston are Jim’s 3 great-grandparents.
Each time I do this historical day, I find so much more information that needs be to gathered. I don’t know how people can have “done” family trees! Maybe they are just more persistent than I am.
On a side note it is also my Brother-in-laws 54 Birthday and he shared this day with his Aunt Neola G. Burke, she was born on 30 Sep 1920 in Hartley, Pike Co., Ky the daughter of Joseph and Eliza Jane Elswick Burke.