James C. "Jordan" Johnson Swedish in Alabama

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I have looked in every library possible over the last 20 years.

My father's grandfather, James C Jordan Johnson, seems to have appeared by magic in Conecuh County, Alabama, where he lived in 1850 in the household of blacksmith and farmer John Nelson Sowell, who was later murdered in Marion, Perry County, Ala.

He had a brother, Benjamin Franklin Johnson. They were of small stature with blonde hair and blue eyes and gentle nature.

Both men impressed upon their children that "you are SWEDISH."

My DNA reveals Swedish cousins, but more (40 plus) located in Finland. I know that before 1808 Finland was not Finland but the eastern half of Sweden. Then it was taken by Russia.

Did this cause an exodus of residents in eastern Sweden?

Sandra Johnson Taylor
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From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Finland    "...the catastrophic Finnish famine of 1866-1868 was followed by eased economic regulations and extensive emigration...
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