In looking for my ancestor, Elzay Courtney born 1783 in Fauquier Co., VA, I found that in 1790 he was listed as an orphan and was bound out to Angus Cameron of Leeds Manor. Also living with Angus was Fountain, Willis and Elias Settle, orphan sons of Joel Settle. Now, I'm wondering if there is a connection between Elzay and the Settles. I followed Elzay from Fauquier Co., VA to Fleming Co., KY. The signers on his will, indentures, etc. were: Edward and Bathsheba Payne Anderson, Wood Anderson, John P. Metcalfe, William, Sally, Eli and Alfred Metcalfe, Thomas Threlkeld, William and Mary Swain, William W. Blair, Samuel T. Blair, J.P. Mills, Lorenzo D. Williams. There was also a William Williams there.
Can anyone connect these names? I saw a post that said Joel Settle's wife was Elizabeth Pickett. I know there is a connection between the Metcalfe's and the Picketts. Also, the name Smith seems connected. There is a marriage record in Fauquier of William Courtney and Ann or Mary Smith. Any help is greatly appreciated, Kathleen Rogalla firstname.lastname@example.org