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Haplogroup I  -The I, I1, and I1a lineages are nearly completely restricted to northwestern Europe. These would most likely have been common within Viking populations. One lineage of this group extends down into central Europe. Haplogroup I dates to 23,000 years ago or longer. Lineages not in branches I1a, I1b or I1c are found distributed at low frequency throughout Europe  Group White Oak

Purple is Cousin Joe Matlock Research

Maroon is connecting of Johnson surname researcher to A. Euell Johnson

Haplogroup I  -The I, I1, and I1a lineages are nearly completely restricted to northwestern Europe. These would most likely have been common within Viking populations. One lineage of this group extends down into central Europe. Haplogroup I dates to 23,000 years ago or longer. Lineages not in branches I1a, I1b or I1c are found distributed at low frequency throughout Europe Group Sessile Oak


Olive is the DNA LINE of Leonard Johnson and Todd Johnson

Haplogroup I1b -This subgroup of Haplogroup I is found within the Balkans countries at it's greatest frequency and diversity. These countries probably harbored this subset of Haplogroup I as a refuge during the Last Glacial Maximum. Group Norway Spruce


Gold is the Color for descendants of Colonel Richard Johnson


Turquoise is the DNA of Jeffery Michael Johnson

Haplogroup E3a - Haplogroup E3a is an Africa lineage. It is currently hypothesized that this haplogroup dispersed south from northern Africa within the last 3,000 years, by the Bantu agricultural expansion. E3a is also the most common lineage among African Americans


My Notes On This Group: The Roman Empire was the first to use troops all over the world they left blood groups ever where they went from Countries of Africa to England: The Roman Empire was one of the VAST spreading Empires in the World to first use troops of other Countries it conquered. The use of using other troops from Conquered Countries spread with each developing Empire.


Red is the County lines and Parish Lines: These lines can and will change people in a County or in a Parish. This is to serve as a Time line to show changes, in lines or in changes where families moved to from this area.


Notes: Some Quaker dates have been translated Before the 1752 calendar change, the first month of the year was March. The correct date is inserted
before the quoted excerpts below. 
From: Mary E. Stewart  


Rose Color is for Haplogroup R1b1   -Haplogroup R1b is the most common haplogroup in European populations. It is believed to have expanded throughout Europe as humans re-colonized after the last glacial maximum 10-12 thousand years ago. This lineage is also the haplogroup containing the Atlantic modal haplotype . Researchers matching this DNA ARE Linda Griffin; James Russell Johnson, Samuel Frank Johnson, C. Thomas Johnson and Stephen Alexander Johnson

Haplogroup E3b1a -  This lineage is estimated to have originated in north-eastern Africa about 23,000 years ago. Some of its branches exited Africa during the Paleolithic, and today it can be found in Europe, the Middle East, and north and east Africa: DNA Of Researcher Brett Johnson


The Following is Time line for Documented Johnson's in Monroe Co. Tennessee


Daniel Johnson, b. May 20, 1797, NC.  One of 3 youngest children named in his father’s will.  Lived in Rutherford County NC in 1822, Macon Co., NC, in 1840, then moved to TN, where he shows up in the Census in 1850.

Daniel Johnson, son of Daniel and Mary Morton Johnson of Goochland County, VA.  Daniel is found in the 1850, 1860, and 1870 Census Records in Monroe Co. TN.  Daniel was married to Elizabeth Cansler, d/o John Cansler and Barbara Rudisill of NC, before 1820 in NC.  Daniel and Elizabeth had 13 known children, all being born in NC, with the exception of 1, Batchy or Bartley, who was born in Monroe Co. TN.  Interesting note is that Daniel was involved in an 80 acre land dispute which ended up in the Supreme Court.  By the time that the court case was settled, Daniel and Elizabeth had both died.  Their children were awarded the land by the courts.  Below is a story of the dispute by the late Harold Johnson:


“All Because of a Mule”, by Harold Johnson


By 1860 life in rural America, and in particular in East Tennessee, depended a great deal on the use of horses and mules.  In fact, the wild grass in which grew in East Tennessee, were particularly good for the raising of these animals.  This story begins with a fellow by the name of Emanuel Smith who purchased an eighty-acre tract of land in Monroe Co., TN from John Payne in June of the year 1860.  As everyone knows 1860 was the beginning of that terrible time in our history, the Civil War, and East Tennessee was in particular a hot seat of contention as about half of the countryside was for the North, and the other was for the South.  Now, Emanuel had a son, James, who along with several other young men went about the countryside confiscating whatever they could find in the name of the Northern Army.  There is some doubt as to whether they were acting with official orders, or not.  Regardless of being official, or not, these young men came upon a man by the name of Alexander Rider who was in the possession of a mule.  They proceeded to demand the mule!  Well of course, Rider refused whereupon the young men threaten to use force to obtain the mule.  Alexander Rider being a life long resident, and part Cherokee Indian at that, had a large family to think of, so he gave up the mule.  Now Alexander Rider was a bull headed man, and the thought of those young men taking his mule was a bit too much for him to stomach.  He thought that he recognized one of the young men, and after asking about the neighborhood, came to the conclusion that he did indeed recognize James Smith, a minor, as one of the group.  Armed with this information, he approached Emanuel Smith and demanded compensation for the mule on the grounds that Emanuel’s son was a minor.  Emanuel Smith didn’t have the money to pay for the mule, so he refused.  Well, bull-headed Rider would not give up that easily.  He took the matter to the Federal Authorities, and Joseph Divine, in charge of a squad of men at Madisonville, sent word to Emanuel Smith that he would arrest him if he didn’t pay for the mule.  As Divine and his men had a reputation for being forceful with a bit of carelessness, Emanuel conceded and offered Alexander a personal note of one hundred dollars which Alexander excepted.  Emanuel Smith had other more serious problems than the note he gave Rider.  What exactly these problems were is not clear.  But what is recorded, is that Emanuel was arrested in the latter part of 1864 by the Federal Authorities, and taken to Knoxville where he died 29th of December, 1864, perhaps of typhoid fever that was epidemic that winter.  Alexander Rider hears of Emanuel’s death and rushed to Madisonville to file a claim in the Circuit Court against the estate of Emanuel Smith.  Well, with the Court House being in much disarray because of the war, his claim didn’t get processed until the 16th day of Sept. 1865.  The Court ordered John F. Coippen, the Sheriff, to sell Emanuel Smith’s land to satisfy the note of one hundred dollars plus court costs of thirty dollars and thirty eight cents.  Within the next year, or so, Alexander Rider sold the eighty acre farm to Daniel Johnson.  There is no official record of this sale.  For whatever reason, Daniel Johnson did not record his deed.  Daniel Johnson’s troubles began a few years later when the heirs of Emanuel Smith got themselves a lawyer, M. F. Johnson, and proceeded to sue(suit filed 14th of April, 1872) for the sand saying that the note given by Emanuel Smith was made under duress.  This began several years of heated court disputes!  At first the Chancery Court rules that the Smith heirs are entitled to the land and orders the Sheriff to evict Daniel Johnson.  T.D. Wilson, Deputy Sheriff, said that he did go to Daniel Johnson’s house and did not have to evict him because an agreement was reached as to a time when Johnson was to vacate the premises.  Daniel Johnson apparently moved his family to Cherokee County, NC, for a time, but soon came back to Monroe County where he forced an appeal in 1875 to the Tennessee Supreme Court.  The State Court referred the case back to the local Chancery Court.  In 1877 the Chancery Court rules in favor of Daniel Johnson, however sadly, the court records show that Daniel Johnson dies on June 4th of that year.  The court battle continues with the Smith heirs appealing the decision.  Daniel Johnson’s heirs are listed as Rebecca Douglas, Barbara Johnson, John H. Johnson, Moulton Johnson, William Douglas, James Harris and Elizabeth his wife formerly Johnson.  Then at last, on June 9th 1881, a final decree was issued by the Chancery Court, in favor of the heirs of Daniel Johnson.  The above records show that he was in Monroe County when he died, however, it’s not clear that he was living on the eighty acres at the time of his death.  There is oral history stating that he is buried near Ball Play in the above county, but that is pure hearsay.  What is clear is that his wife Elizabeth is not mentioned in any of the Court records, indicating that she was dead perhaps before 1872.  All of this because of  a mule!!  Harold Johnson


Children of (1) Daniel and Elizabeth Johnson are:


(2) Isaiah Morton “Mote” Johnson b. 1818,NC,  d. 1914, McMinn Co. TN - married 1st Catherine Lovingood, 2nd Mahala Palmer

Enlisted in 1863 in the Union Army in Ogreeta TN.  He was a member of Co. A, 1st TN Calvary.  He is buried at Conasauga Cemetery in McMinn Co. along with his wife Mahala.


(2) Rebecca “Ruth” Johnson – b. 1841, NC - married Oliver C. Douglas


(2) Nancy Johnson – married John Woody


(2) Rachel Johnson


(2) Joseph Johnson


(2) Barbary Johnson - (Never Married) b. 1839, NC


(2) John H. “Cussin John” Johnson – b. 1847, NC - married 1st Elizabeth Powell, 2nd Jane Brady, 3rd Nancy Jane Morgan


(2) Catherine Johnson


(2) James S. Johnson – b. 1834, NC, d. 1917, AL - married Martha Ann LovingoodJames served in the Confederate Army and was present at the Siege of Vicksburg, MS.

     (3) James and Martha’s children are as follows:

     (3)Jessie W. Johnson - b. 1863-1937, married Alice Allen

     (3) Dovie Johnson – b. 1865-1910, married Robert Davis

     (3) Noah Johnson – b. 1867-1947, married Syvilla Phobe Allen

     (3) Emma Virginia Johnson – b. 1870-1948 married William Brownlow Teague


(2) Harriet Johnson – b. 1844, NC


(2) William Edney Johnson – b. 1845, NC


(2) Elizabeth Johnson – married James Harris--Elizabeth and James lived in the Big Creek Community in Monroe Co. TN.  They are both buried at Big Creek Baptist Church in Monroe Co. TN.  James and Elizabeth Johnson’s children are as follows:

    (3) William “Bill” Harris – married Pocahontis Payne daughter of John F. Payne of Monroe County TN.


    (3) Barbara Harris – married William Brownlow Givens


(2) Bartley – b. 1852, Monroe Co., TN