I am looking for the father & mother of Joel Johnson born about 1785 in North Carolina and died about May 1871 in Johnson County Illinois.
He was married to Elizabeth Newsom (possibly Newson) in 1835 and had my direct paternal linage Presley Johnson (1838-1912). They may have also had several other children: Lewis, Jackson, Hezekiah, Greenville, Gilbert, Lydia and Sidney.
He may have had a previous marriage to Nancy Amanda Harvick (1791-1830) in 1812 with several children Thomas, Elizabeth, Hampton, Louisa, Nancy, Jacob, Joel, John, Margaret.
My goal is to ultimately discover my paternal country of origin.
Thanks for any help you may be able to offer.