My husband descends from Mary Wilcox and James Rhodes m. 1792 Nelson Co. Ky.Mary was the daughter of William Willcocks (Wilcox, Willcox, Wilcoxson etc) and Phebe Ashcraft.Mary's brother Ezriel (Israel) married Sarah Friend in Nelson Co. in 1794 [Ky marriage records], daughter of Issac Friend and Elizabeth Cessna.Sarah was the sister of Jesse, Andrew, Charles and Isaac Jr.
Here is some of the related information I have gathered: Phebe Ashcraft b. abt 1755 is likely [not proved yet] the daughter of Jediah Ashcraft and Nancy Friend b. abt. 1730. Nancy Friend is reportedly the d/o Johannes (John) Friend b. ~1713 and Elizabeth Banner. Nancy Friend had brothers Isaac [the father of Jesse etc], John, and Joseph and sisters Mary and Elizabeth(at least). William Wilcox & Phebe Ashcraft's son, Ezriel Ashcraft married Sarah Friend in 1794 in Nelson co. [Ky Marriage Records] Sarah was the daughter of Isaac Friend and Elizabeth Cessna [ see 1858 LaRue Co. court records of the estate of Isaac Friend where Sarah is described as Sarah Friend Wilcox]at this link: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ky/larue/deeds/f653001.txthttp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ky/larue/deeds/f653001.txt.
Isaac Sr. was Nancy Friend's brother, so if Phebe Ashcraft is Nancy's daughter, then Ezriel Wilcox married his first cousin. Note that Ezriel sometimes went by the name Ezra and Ezra Wilcoks age 16-26, wife same age [Sarah Friend] and children are on the 1810 census of Hardin Co. in between the pages with Andrew, Charles and Jesse Friend. [all within 3 pages]
Nancy & Isaac Sr. Friend's sister Elizabeth married William Hinch. See http://www.theladonnaproject.com/WHinchFriendConnection.htmlhttp://www.theladonnaproject.com/WHinchFriendConnection.html
which states: "William HINCH emigrated from Yohogania County, Virginia, to a place in Hodgenville, LaRue County, Kentucky, circe 1780. William HINCH, Phillip PHILLIPS, Jediah ASHCRAFT, Johnathon CESSNA, and Joseph KIRKPATRICK married to Elizabeth FRIEND and her sisters: Susannah, Nancy, Mary Eleanor, respectively 'all moved to Kentucky together under the direction of Phillip PHILLIPS. They came from Yohogania County, Virginia, now Washington County, Pennsylvania, during 1780-1781. They erected a fort and named it PHILLIPS Fort very near what is now known as Hodgenville, LaRue County,Kentucky.' Isaac FRIEND 'also was in the company of people traveling to Kentucky'. [J. FILLEBROWN] *** "It was reported in the Collections of Depostitions of Early Settlers in Land Suits,Book B, records of the Nelson Circuit Court, Kentucky, filed in Hardin County Court,on 4 October 1894, page 291: 'In the month of December 1780 or January 1781,we came to Middle Creek. In the following fall, in company of William HINCH,entered land claim after looking over land in company with Joseph KIRKPATRICK.'; page 307 'Testimony of Conrad WALTERS taken at the home of Asa KILLEN on November 2, 1808, as to first settlers in the area. Asa KILLEM testified 17 February1809 that he had been acquainted with the Nolin Creek area about 23 years." [J. FILLEBROWN]
This same website indicates that some of this first group served under the command of Gen. George Rogers Clark.In the pension application for Jacob Hubbs it is stated: "1782 - In this year, I served under Captain Richard [Hubbs service]....in 1782 General George Rogers CLARK planned an Expedition against the Shawnee Indians and I volunteered in a company commanded by Captain Andrew HYNES [of which Phillip PHILLIPS was Lt. and William HINCH, Ensign in the Regiment commanded by Col. John FLOYD."
Isaac Friend Sr. and Nancy Friend were among the children of John Friend b. 1713and Elizabeth Banner.John Friend b. 1713 was the son of Johannnes Nilsson Friend (Frande)b.~1666 Chester Co.,PA and Anna Hendricksdotter [d/o Hendrick Coleman and "Bright Lightning" and Indian chief's daugther;he was the son of Nils LARSSON FRANDE born Abt 1620, Goteborg, Sweden, (son of Lars and Anne) married Nov 1656, in Upland, Delaware Co, PA, Anna ANDERSDOTTER, born 1638, , England, resided: Upland, Chester Co, PA, (daughter of Anders ANDERSON and Christina GOOLBRANDT) died 1724, burried: St Pauls Churchyard, Chester, PA. Nils died Dec 1686, Upland, Delaware Co, Above lineage according to PA.http://home.sprynet.com/~dlkbev/frande.htm
Note: James Rhodes who married Mary Wilcox was the grandson of Jane Van Swearingen and John Rhodes in St. Mary's Co. Maryland.Jane's grandfather, Garrett Van Swearingen was the High Sheriff in Delaware when Nils Larsson Frande came there.After the British took over Delaware from the Dutch who had taken it from the Swedes, Garrett was forced to flee and was welcomed by the Catholic (anti-British to the extent they could be] in Maryland where he was made the Sheriff of St. Mary's County.Garrett's grandson Thomas Swearingen was the executor of the estate of Israel Friend of Frederick Co MD, who was a grandson of Nils Larsson Frande.So, there are many connections over the years between generations of some of these families.