You bring up some very good points. The Hon lineage is filled with a lot of assumptions and previous undocumented research as fact. I'm not directly connected to the Hons, but I'm related to the Mongers who are connected to Catherine "Kitty" Hon who was taken captive.
I recently saw a posting on the Ruddell's fort list that shows a completely different lineage of Joseph Hon. This is what was posted though with no sources yet:
(9x) G-Grandfather Isaac Phillip Haan
(8x) G-Grandfather John Joseph Haan
(7x) G-Grandfather Matthew Morgan Haan
(6x) G-Grandfather Joseph Phillip Hon
(5x) G-Grandfather Joseph Phillip Hon Jr.
(4x) G-Grandfather William Oliver Hon
Then on down to present day. I don't think the Hons ever used the spelling "Horn" or "Horne" though the name may have been mispelled as such in various records. I don't believe the Joseph Horne of Glade Hollow fort was Joseph Hon. The service Lydia refers to is for Lord Dunmore's War in 1774 prior to the Revolution.
The only record of the Hons being at Ruddell's Station is from Draper's interview with two daughters and a grandson of Catherine Hon. (Draper 17S-200) We do know with a degree of certainty that Mary Hon and her children Joseph, Catherine, Polly and Peggy were captured. The Kentucky Gazette on 18 Jul 1795 had a list of prisoners believed to be still among the Indians and included were "Kitty Horn, Polly Horn, Peggy Horn." This may be the same "Katherine, Polly and Margot" in Joseph Hon's will.
The lady that sent the lineage above had some fairly detailed traditional accounts of the Hon captivity. She mentioned that Joseph was taken care of by an "Iris Pleed" that was in Blue Jacket's family and that Joseph's Indian name was katch-e-ka-be meaning "Right Hand" named such for an injury he sustained while messing with a horse. I believe this is all oral tradition and not from any old written down accounts.
To say that the Joseph Haan and Maria Knodler are the same Joseph and Mary Hon in Kentucky is mearly a guess. I haven't seen anything linking this Haan couple to Kentucky.
On Catherine Hon's side there is much speculation that has grown into fact. Many claim that Catherine was married to Charles Monger at Ruddell's Station, but this is certainly false in my opinion. Both were about 14 years old at the time.
Anyway, thanks for bringing all this up. Maybe people will start providing some documentory ecidence of all these claims.