Searching for history of Andrew Johnson born 1835 in Tenn. Located to Ky. Father of Joe Rice Johnson, GGG Grandfather. Many years ago, Many people don't know that several generations back: The eldest son was given their paternal grandmothers last name as the sons middle name. The second son was given the mothers maiden name as a middle name.
I believe that Joe Rice Johnson's mother was a Rice. The Rices located from Tenn and Virginia to Harlan Ky where many of the family still remains. I have an extensive history of Rices (My Husbands family) but no unable to locate the lady that would have married Andrew johnson. Any heip appreciated.