Re: John/Lucy BENNETT
I agree that there were probably two Bennett lines who came to Nelson co, Ky, possibly at different times. John Bennett who married Charity Drake is probably John Bennett Jr. son of John Bennett and Lucy Dawson.
The Basil Bennett who married Matilda Drake "may" be his brother ORthe son of Basil Bennett and Matilda Dawson.
His gravestone lists him as Basil Bennett Jr.
John Sr and Basil Sr may have been brothers--both sons of William Bennett and Matilda Dean.
I know that there were several waves of migration from SW PA to Nelson co. John Drake's in-laws migrated in 1788, while John Drake and his wife, Rebecca Heady, didn't arrive until 1793 along with Rebecca's brother, Thomas Heady Jr. and his family.
I am trying to cnnect my John Drake to 2 brothers from King George or Westmoreland cos. in VA. These were John Drake b abt 1730 and James Drake b abt 1735.
Do you know where in VA either of the Bennett families came from and what the timeline was?