Bill Reid, Y-DNA researcher for the patrilineal Johnston/Johnson/Reid line, presented information as evidence he gathered supporting the possible Reid/Johns(t)on Warren Co., North Carolina, connection, using Y-DNA, correspondence, websites, census and land documentation to support the hypothesis. If this connection is accurate, it opens the door into the when and where for the Reids and those Johns(t)ons with known roots in the counties of Warren and Halifax. Details are below:

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The Case for the Warren County (North Carolina) Johnsons

by Bill Reid

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Warren-Halifax County Map

The will of Eaton Willis Reid (1857)

Warren County Census (1860)

Reid Cemetery and Homestead adjoining Johnsons and Newell properties

John Pittman Johnston in the 1860 Warren County Census

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Johnston & Reid tree according to this hypothesis

The Early Johnsons