I am adding to this thread because sometime families traveled west together.
My 2nd great grandmother was Hannah Ann Lynes was born in 1824 in Vermont.She was married to George G. Nuttle in Wood county Ohio in 1842.The first documented appearance I can find of the Nuttle (Knuttle) Family is in Broome county New York in the 1810 census.Per family records the family was in the Broome county area by 1800.
From Broom County they moved to Livingston county N.Y in 1830, possibly Genesee county N.Y.,Wood county Ohio in 1840, and finally Allen county Indiana.
The Nuttle family was one of the first families to settle Milan township Allen In. in 1835.During the 1830 early 1840 there was an unknown Lynes family in Milan township.
One other item which may or not be of value Hannah named her first son John Brasey, hopefully in some way related to her father.
Hope someone has information to solve his mystery.