Re: John/Lucy BENNETT
< There are 2 versions of the migration of the Bennetts from Virginia to Kentucky >
I am not familiar with the 2 versions you refer to. The info I have says that in 1779 John BENNETT moved his family from VA,Yogohania (now PA) & went down the Ohio-River with the Col. Isaac COX party.
In 1780/04 they arrived in KY,Nelson-Co & were among the first settlers in the area.
A KY,Nelson-Co Circuit Court record includes a deposition taken by Samuel OSBURN where he was asked how many of the settlers' names he could remember. He gave the following:
David COX, brother of Col. Isaac COX,
Mrs Isaac COX (nee ENOCH).
I am wondering if Col. Isaac COX is the one who made the 2 trips to Kentucky that you mention ?
source: * 1985 "Col. Isaac COX Moves West" by David HALL & published in the `Kentucky Standard' http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyncgr/pioneers/cox.htmhttp://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyncgr/pioneers/cox.htm;
Col. Isaac COX, Jr. d=31 Mar 1788 (killed by Indians) m=bef.1776 Mary ENOCH.
Some people suggest that John?Basil BENNETT is the son of John BENNETT m=Mary COX but I do not think this has been proven yet.
I do not research the DRAKEs & I am interested in the BENNETTS because they are connected to REDMAN=REDMONDs.