Primarily, I'm not a Johnson researcer but do have quite a bit of Johnson data when they intermarry with the Fleming, Mullins and other familiies I research. My records reflect parents of Elmira Matilda Johnson (bc 7 Sep 1877) were Benjamin Franklin (bc 1854 Pike Co, KY) & Elizabeth (Wright) Johnson (bc 1855 Letcher Co, Ky) & she m. Morgan Tillman Reynolds - sorry no marriage info or further info for Morgan Reynolds. Ben m2) Anna Little abt 1921 Pike Co, KY.
Benjamin Franklin Johnson was the son of William, Jr (bc 1810 Pucketts Ck, Knox Co, KY) and Matilda Mullins (bc 1813 Paintsville, Floyd Co, KY), dau of Solomon & Sarah Greenfield Cathy) Mullins (these were ancestors of Peggy Galloway).
William, Jr was the son of William Payne (bc 1780 NC) and Sarah 'Aley'Tackett (bc 1780 NC-d. bef 1819); had 7 known children. Wm. Payne m2) Lucy Ayers abt 1819 & had two sons, Pleasant and Bailey Johnson (bc 1819 & 1821 respectively).
As far as I've been able to determine, Wm. Payne was the son of Wm. Thomas Johnson (bc 1744 NC - d. ca 1828 Pike Co, KY) and Sarah Greenfield (bc 1748 NC); 5 known children.
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