Hi, I am interested in your Johnson line from Cocke Co., TN.Meredith Taylor Crossland was born 1805 in Cocke Co. TN.His mother was Annie Johnson, thought to be the daughter of James Moorman Johnson and Mariann Cottrell.
James and Mariann Cottrell Johnson children included: Annie, James, Thomas, Benjamin, Darcus(m. John Hughes), John Cottrell(m. Darcus Crossland), Unity(m. Brent), Elijah(m. Fox), Joseph and Elizabeth(m. Thomas Fox).Several of these children migrated to Tuscaloosa Co., some went on to MS.
In 1850 census, Annie Johnson Crossland is living with brother John Johnson in Choctaw Co., MS.His wife Darcus Crossland was born 1798 TN.How is she related to Samuel Crossland, husband of Annie Johnson?In 1860, Annie is living with daughter Margaret Crossland Fox and Joseph Fox in MS.
In 1821, Ann Johnson made will in Cocke Co., Tn, probated in Tuscaloosa Co., AL. She named four of the above children.Did James M. Johnson marry twice....once to Mariann Cottrell and then to Ann ??
Would like to know more about your Benjamin Johnson.