Lynn Cole Scott is looking for similar information. She posted a question on my Web site at GenCircles outlining the "Plummer Expedition" of 1817, where multiple families migrated from Cumberland County, Maine to Dearborn County.Here was my reply to her:
I have been wondering about John Tibbetts for a long time myself. He is one of the original migrants certainly; he appears in the 1820 Census as a head of household, and transacts for land in the period. See my note for David Tibbetts.
My two sources for Tibbetts data, Jill McLeester and Kristin Stevens, have no appropriate John listed. One would think his father was one of William Tibbetts, Benjamin IV's father, other sons, since they or their children appear in Indiana. William's son Abner, several of whose children were migrants, had a son John, who according to sources was born in 1786 and died in 1804 in Maine. Assuming that the Benjamin V marriage date (1795) and descendants are correct (Jill descends from this family) that leaves brothers George and William ("Jr") as potential fathers for your John.
William "Jr" and his family never left Maine, while George died in Indiana, although he migrated at a later date than the original Plummer Expedition. From the fact that several other of George's children found their way to Indiana, and the fact that their is an open slot in his roster of children, I strongly suspect that John is George's previously unrecorded sons.
Hope this helps. Or at least is interesting! Pat
She has not responded. This note makes more sense in the context of the other data, at: