Beth: Oooooooooooooh, this may be a good connection.There was a “Renneth” Cumpton who appraised the inventory of Nathan Lynn in 1808.There just HAS to be some kind of connection between he and Elizabeth (Compton) Lynn Here is what I know about Elizabeth Compton:
5 Mar 1798 Campbell Co, KY Nathan Lynn (Jr) m. Elizabeth Compton ,bond posted by Abraham Vastine, who certified that Elizabeth was "of the age of 21 years or upwards" This record used to estimate that if Elizabeth was 21 in 1798, then she was born 1777.
7 June 1798 Campbell Co, KY Nathan Lynn, (Jr.) is listed as an ensign in the militia, of the 21st Regiment,Nathan Lynn [Jr] is listed on Tax List
No listing for Nathan Lynn in 1800 Campbell Co, KY tax lists, nor is there a COMPTON or any variation.
3 Oct 1803, Campbell Co, KY Nathan LYNN Jr is listed in the militia which is also known as the "Cornstalk Militia".
1807 Campbell Co, KY: “Nathan LYNN, deceased” on list of delinquent taxpayers(Kentucky Ancestors, vol. 10, #1, July 1794, p. 12 )
21 Jan 1808Campbell Co, KY Inventory of Nathan Lynn’s estate, appraised by Thomas Griffing, John Griffith, and Renneth Cumptum[Samuel Sayers signs as clerk]
So, then, Beth, we can find Elizabeth Lynn as Head of Household on 1810 Census Campbell Co, KY. She has one son under 10; 3 daughters under 10 and one daughter between 10-16, presumably10 to 11 years old given 1798 LYNN/COMPTON marriage
And the, we have found a marriage bond for Elizabeth Lynn marrying Griffith McMellan Retherford:
18 May 1811 Campbell Co, KY Elizabeth Lynn m. Griffith McMellen Retherford 1811.John Bacon co-sign bond
After that, we just lose track of Elizabeth Compton Lynn Retherford, but the INTERESTING thing is that a known daughter, Cynthia Lynn [b. 1801] married Enoch Isgrigg in 1823 and this couple lived in Ripley Co, Indiana.I have been unable to find a marriage record for Cynthia and Enoch, but I can prove that Enoch was in Ripley Co for some time prior to 1820.Another known daughter, Hannah Linn/Lynn married Cornelius Williamson circa 1820-22 possibly in either Henry or Franklin counties Indiana.
The fact that Kenneth Cumpton ALSO migrated to Indiana by 1820 is a stong suggestion to me that there is a link between he and Elizabeth Compton, especially since it appears that he was one of the people who appraised Nathan's estate in 1808.I just can’t find where Elizabeth Compton went after this presumed marriage to Griffith Retherford, but the two known daughters marrying men who lived in Indiana is a strong suggestion that Elizabeth went there too.I have spent some time thinking that it is possible that she either didn’t marry Griffith or she did and he died shortly and she married someone else.I can’t explain why neither Cynthia or Hanna don’t appear in marriage records anywhere that I have been able to find in Indiana.By 1840s, both Cynthia [with a new husband] and Hanna are both in Jasper Co, Illinois -- which is kind of in a straight line to the east from Montgomery Co, IL.
I have also spent some time trying to figure out what relationship there might have been with Abraham Vastine who signed the 1798 marriage bond for Elizabeth stating that she was over 21 years old.There are some indications that Vastine might have come from Virginia, but I have been unable to establish a concrete connection.
Do you know where Kenneth Compton/Cumpton was prior to Campbell Co, KY??Do you happen to have the 1820 census for Vandenburg Co, IN??
Be glad to share anything else I may have that would be of interest to you, but I am still struggling to find where Elizabeth went after 1811.