Re: John/Lucy BENNETT
D quote> It was quite common for one to come first, make the settlement
quote> and then go back and bring the family, and as was quite common,
quote> other families to the new settlement.
I agree that the scenario you are describing did in fact occur
but what people should also take into consideration are the dates.
Usually the length of time between choosing a location to settle &
moving the family there would occur within a period of approximately a year.
N quote> John HAWKINS is found on the 1787 KY,Nelson-Co tax list
quote> F. BENNETT is on another 1787 KY tax list ... both of them were
quote> already in KY before the 1799 date cited by REDMAN above.
In the HAWKINS case we are discussing, there is a 12 year span.
This length of time away from his family would alienate a father
from his children as they would grow up not knowing him.