I have been working on this family because Emily Henrietta Johnson Tate is my husband's great-grandmother.
William Johnson's parents were Samuel Johnson, born about 1794 in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, died 1872 in Sanford (now Lamar) county, Alabama.The wife was Rebecca Moore, born 1794 in Spartanburg County.Her father probably was John Moore 1760 to about 1840.
Samuel Johnson's parents were Rowland Johnson, born about 1758 in Amelie County, Virginia, died in Spartanburg in 1846.The mother is Milly Hawkins, born in Virginia in about 1756, died in Spartanburg in 1838.
Rowland's father was John Johnson, details unknown.Apparently the Johnsons and the Hawkins were great friends, as there were several intermarriages.
Milly's parents were John Hawkins, born 1821 in Prince George Co., Virginia, died in Lunenburg Co, Virginia April 1804; and Ruth Harbert born about 1721.Ruth's father was Matthew, born 1700.
John Hawkins Michael Hawkins (1685 Bruton Parish, York, Virginia to 1752 in Virginia) and Agness Eaton (1695, Bruton Parish, York, Virginia to ?).
Agness's father was William Eaton, born about 1675 in Virginia and Sarah Pinkethman, born about 1676 in Virginia.Her parents were William born about 1653 in Queen's Creek Parish, York, Virginia and Sarah, born in York in 1652.That's as far as I got on the Pinethmans.
I have copied other websites showing the Hawkins line back to Osbert Hawkins 1393 in Faversham, Kent, England.If you are impatient, google the names, the Hawkins family has been keeping records.Otherwise, post here and I will get an email, or send me an email.