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 !
While looking through many blogs in the last few months, I found one that I liked at Kentucky Kindred Genealogical Research (KentuckyKindred) called “Today In Genealogy History” by Phillis Brown. I am going to change this up a bit and do what I am going to call Friday Family History on This Day. Instead of a daily posting I will be going through my genealogy calendar on Friday and picking one event on that day. I can see this not being a weekly by-line as there will be Fridays on the calendar that will be quiet. Join me on this adventure. My first offering is below:
Mary J. Sanders is my husbands 1st cousin three times removed.
On this day, Sept 23, in 1875 she married Meredith Benjamin Martin son of William and Anna Davis Martin. The marriage took place at the home of her parents Wade Hillard and Hannah Potter Sanders in Pike Co., Kentucky.
Meredith married a second time. I have conflicting information about Mary’s death date. So I am not sure if it was a divorce or death that brought this marriage to an end.
Isn’t that funny you solve one question only to find another!