I'll be glad to correspond with you via direct e-mail, though I want to post this publicly just in case anyone out there has information that we may both be looking for.
I read the posting about Lewis Pines will, obviously, and it just clicked with me. Let me just quote from a book I have titled Forks of Elkhorn Church (my notes in parentheses):
"Early Members of Forks of Elkhorn Church
Abbett-Nancy 1 Fanny, r 1824
(The 1 means that Nancy joined the church before 1800, the r is for returned)
Lewis Pines, Jr., a half brother (brother-in-law?) of William Hall, in his will Spotsylvania County, Virginia, 1787, indicates that his sister Nancy m James Abbett. James was in F (that is Franklin County, KY) 1796, and the records imply that some of their children were: 1 James, Jr., 2, Garnett,3, Peggy Miles 4, Elizabeth Miles, 5, William m Lorena Wade, F 1814. Jonathan Abbett m Nancy Oliver, F 1809 and went to Henry. Fanny Abbett Neal was a stepdaughter of William Hickman.
In Woodford, William Abbit (no understanding why they change the spelling here) m Margaret Campbell, 1798, Maria Abbett m John D. Mitchell and Nancy m Charles Robinson. Robert and Larkin were in Woodford (KY).
Abbott-Charlotte, r 1831
William Abbott lived south of the river, F 1796, and in 1810 had a family of seven. William H. Abbott m Judith Shockley, F 1841."
Later in the book when they talk about my MILES family (and they're a hard lot to figure out because all the men gave their sons their brothers' names) it says (in part): "...John m Peggy Abbett, F 1803; William m Elizabeth Abbett, F 1804; William G (my ggggrandfather) m Mary C. (really it should be O. for Olivia) Brawner, F 1829. James was in Frankfort, 1810, and in Franklin County were John with a family of six and William with five."
It's kind of hard to follow the information given there--and if you read the whole MILES passage, you would be way confused--but the connection between the Abbott's and the Miles' is there!
So what additional do you know? I think thatyou have given me a place in Virginia to look--have suspected for a long time that the MILES guys came south from Maryland through Virginia to Kentucky and then into other states, most notably, Indiana.
Let's hope that someone else out there reads this and has another piece of this puzzle!