Notes for William Payne Johnson

***Wife listed with son Pleasant in 1850 Census - Likely that William is dead***
!US Census 1850 (16 August) Kentucky, Pike Co., Roll M432_217, Sheet 915, Page 457A, House No. 335, Lines 4-8: Pleasant Johnson (b. 1819 - 31 - in KY - Occ: Farmer - Property Value $600) married to Anna (b. 1830 - 20 - in KY). Children listed (born in KY) are: Jeptha (son b. 1849 - 1); and Salome (dau b. Jan 1850 - 6/12). ALSO LISTED is: Lucy Johnson (mother b. 1785 - 65 - in NC)

!Information from web site as listed on William Payne Johnson Sr. was born in North Carolina in 1781. He traveled with his parents through Tennessee into Kentucky. While on this journey, he met and married Sarah Tackett. After Sarah's death, he met and married Lucy Ann Ayers. It has been reported that he and his family then moved to a place called Pawnee Gap (Letcher County, KY), which later was changed to Payne Gap in his honor.

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