I've traced back my paternal blood line to Elias Johnson who was born in Delaware on May 4, 1774. He moved to Fayette, KY when he was a young man and married a Delaware native there (Margery Martin). I'm trying to find information on his parents. Another family tree I ran across while doing research says his father is Robert Johnson but I couldn't find any proof of that.
It would be really easy to just copy that tree but I want to know all my information is accurate. What can I do to find more information? The census records from that era are very poor and do not provide enough detailed information. I haven't been able to locate a birth certificate here on Ancestry either.