Genealogical Brick Walls

Name & Dates Researcher
William C. PATTERSON (1811-1892)
From census data, appears to have come from VA; occupation was "Hammer Man" meaning he was an iron worker.  Lived in Hawkins Co, TN in 1840s & suspect he had relatives there as well. Married (1st) Cynthia Naylor in Surry in 1832 the (2) Caroline Mainard (1833).  Buried outside Pilot Mtn in family cemetery.  Had 2 daughters that married into HILL family.
Bob Carter
William McKinney JOHNSON (b. abt. 1798)
Born in Surry Co, NC - m. Sarah (McKinney? - b. 1808) abt 1825-27.  First child was Eliza JOHNSON m. Jacob ROWLAND (b. 1827).  Other children married into NATIONS, BISHOP, & TUCKER families.  My great-great-grandfather is listed as McKinney or "Kinney" JOHNSON & owned land on Beaver Dam Creek in Surry Co in 1835.  Land was alongside Calvin, Drury & Kimbro JOHNSON who are believed to be relatives.  Believe "Kinney" may have a sister named Rosamond JOHNSON (b. 1819) who m. Wm DAVIS (b. 1818) in Surry Co. since he named one of his daughters Rosamond.  Any help on Kinney & Sarah's parents/siblings would be appreciated.  Have 5 other "cousins" who descend from Kinney who are working on this line and anxious to find info.
J. C. Johnson