As I have told you, my Martha Hawkins born in Jackson co TN, appears on 1860 census for VBC AR with her husband Jacob Simpkins, and there is a Johnson child living with them. Now I wonder if Martha was married to a Johnson before the Simpkins.She later married John Hopson (my line) and then a Bailey.
So Martha made the move to AR from Jackson Co TN before 1860. My Lynn line also comes out of Jackson Co TN, but probably more in the 1870s or so.Also Hooten are found in both places and seem to have made the move after Civil War. Now I find Johnson name also in Jackson Co TN, as well as Flowers.THese are all names found in the Higden area.
I read an article about the Flowers family being in one of the last wagon trains from TN in late 1870s.....wonder if they were also coming out of Jackson Co TN?
You once mentioned some of these families connect in TN.....have you come across a Johnson family? Do you have any knowledge of Martha Hawkins born 1830 Jackson Co tN?If she came to AR alone or what?